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  • Djoko
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    #97429

    I found this list interesting. Love that my favorite movie of all time is #1!

    http://movies.msn.com/100-favorite-films-intro/photo-gallery/feature/

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    Jason Travis
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    No Gone with the Wind???

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    Scottferguson
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    It has a lot of fine choices on it, but 97 of the 100 greatest films of all time were made in English, and most of those in the US? Only in American would someone think of making a list like that without any irony.

    It’s like when you see billboards that say X # of people will die this year from smoking, without qualifying that they mean only Americans, not people in the whole world. 

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    adamunc
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    Dirty Dancing? Love, Actually? Pfft.

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    delerian
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    This list looks like what would happen when a couple of people get together to make a list their favorite films, put the names in a pile, and then decide to sort them. It is how you get a top 100 list that doesn’t include Raging Bull, Gone with the Wind, the Maltese Falcon, or Bonnie and Clyde. I also find it interesting that we have Raiders of the Lost Ark listed 25 places ahead of Citizen Kane. And Die Hard is almost 30 places ahead of Taxi Driver. Take from that what you will.

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    Riley
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    42. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
    Azkhaban

    WTF?

    89. Star Trek (2009)

    Really?

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    allabout oscars
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    Nice list for the under 30 sect..
    C,mon, really…no GONE WITH THE WIND
    ALLABOUT EVE #93

    Love Actually on any top 100 list makes me squirm….

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    babypook
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    Yes well; how gracious of MSN to include the odd Foreign film in their interesting list. How many are foreign language?

    An ok list I guess. Some of their films would make my own list, especially if it were my top 1000 films of all time. Lol.

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    vinny
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    Ok so no “Gone With the Wind” is so confusing to me. Its a classic and I think its perfect. The Harry Potter addition was funny though. I always hated that Harry Potter movie (I love the first two and the last two but the rest just didn’t make me go wow this is equaly as good as the book)

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    Halo_Insider
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    To be fair, the preface by Kent Laird specifically states that this ISN’T what the MSN writers find to be the BEST films of all time. It’s comprised of their favorites, or at least the ones that have had the greatest impact in shaping them as movie lovers. For all we know, they do find Gone With the Wind to be one of cinema’s greatest films. It’s just that it didn’t elicit the same response from them on a personal level that some like Indiana Jones, Grease, Say Anything or Star Trek might have. 

    One can still take issue with their personal tastes, I suppose, but I think that Laird’s explanation justifies the selection of some broader titles. Heck, Field of Dreams is probably one of my favorite films – so I wouldn’t hesitate in listing it as such – but that doesn’t mean that I find it to be as well-crafted as Lawrence of Arabia.

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    vinny
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    To be fair, the preface by Kent Laird specifically states that this ISN’T what the MSN writers find to be the BEST films of all time. It’s comprised of their favorites, or at least the ones that have had the greatest impact in shaping them as movie lovers. For all we know, they do find Gone With the Wind to be one of cinema’s greatest films. It’s just that it didn’t elicit the same response from them on a personal level that some like Indiana Jones, Grease, Say Anything or Star Trek might have. 

    One can still take issue with their personal tastes, I suppose, but I think that Laird’s explanation justifies the selection of some broader titles. Heck, Field of Dreams is probably one of my favorite films – so I wouldn’t hesitate in listing it as such – but that doesn’t mean that I find it to be as well-crafted as Lawrence of Arabia.

    I love “Field of Dreams” too. I always thought it was underrated. 

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