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    “Countdown to Oscars: 15 Movies That Changed American Cinema” Airing TUESDAY FEB 17 10|9c on ABC

    By Jason Leung   Posted February 5th, 2015 at 3:00 am    

    What are the most influential American movies of all time? As part of ABC’s countdown to the 2015 Academy Awards broadcast, ABC News presents a star-studded special for all movie lovers, revealing the 15 American films that changed Hollywood and movie making forever. Award winning directors, actors, film critics and historians give us the secrets and backstories on the iconic group of movies that dramatically altered the lens on how we make and enjoy movies. Anchored by Robin Roberts, Countdown to the Oscars®: 15 Movies That Changed American Cinema airs TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 10|9c on the ABC Television Network.

    As the perfect warm-up for this year’s Academy Awards®, the list is full of surprises. Why does an ’80s teen comedy make the cut? Which movie killed the studio system? Which movie was so shocking in its day, it launched a wave of protests and eventually led to the film ratings system? Which movie tops the line-up?

     

    Robin Roberts will also be hosting Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet with Lara Spencer and Michael Strahan on Oscar Sunday.

     
    Many of this year’s Oscar® acting nominees weigh in on the list, which was carefully curated with guidance from a diverse group of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers, critics and historians over the last few months. Plus, Countdown to the Oscars: 15 Movies that Changed American Cinema reveals rare behind-the-scenes footage of Hollywood’s biggest stars associated with these unforgettable films, pulled from deep inside the Academy archives.

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    24Emmy
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    bump . . .

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    I wonder if this special will include Birth of a Nation.

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    It does include A Hard Day’s Night, truly the pinnacle of American filmmaking.

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    The list:

    1. Star Wars

    2. Gone with the Wind

    3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    4. Psycho

    5. 2001: A Space Odyssey

    6. A Streetcar Named Desire

    7. The Birth of a Nation

    8. Easy Rider

    9. You’re No Angel

    10. The Godfather Part II

    11. Lilies of the Field

    12. Jaws

    13. A Hard Day’s Night

    14. Sixteen Candles

    15. Toy Story

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    14 is (quite frankly) ridiculous, and 11 is dubious, but there are plenty of cases for the rest, though I’d say only the top 8 are fairly inarguable. 

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    So if you really wan to know my thinking about “Countdown to Oscars : 15
    Movies that Changed American Cinema” ( Special Tonight on ABC ), then i
    will tell you about these names which i metion under here :

    1. Avatar ( 2009 )
    2. The Blair Witch Project ( 1999 )
    3. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs ( 1937 )
    4. The Robe ( 1953 )
    5. Deep Throat ( 1972 )
    6. Seven Samurai ( 1954 )
    7. Battleship Potemkin ( 1925 )
    8. The Jazz Singer ( 1927 )
    9. Citizen Kane ( 1941 )
    10. Gone With The Wind ( 1939 )
    11. Star Wars ( 1977 )
    12. Winchester ’73 ( 1950 )
    13. Jaws ( 1975 )
    14. The Grand Train Robbery ( 1903 )
    15. The Birth of A Nation ( 1915 )

    That’s it………………..

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