100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers

This is a very clever countdown from 100 to 1 using different movie clips.

The films used are:

100. Night of the Living Dead
99. Laura
98. Dead Poet’s Society
97. Blade Runner
96. The Lost Weekend
95. Ocean’s 11
94. Star Wars
93. Midnight Run
92. It Came From Outer Space
91. The Right Stuff
90. The Fugitive
89. The French Connection
88. Back to the Future
87. Castaway
86. Quiz Show
85. Silence of the Lambs
84. Titanic
83. The Magnificent Seven
82. Rainman
81. Galaxy Quest
80. Harold and Maude
79. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
78. The Day The Earth Stood Still
77. The Apartment
76. The Great Escape
75. The Hustler
74. Ed Wood
73. The Jerk
72. Raiders of the Lost Ark
71. When Harry Met Sally…
70. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn
69. MASH
68. The Breakfast Club
67. The King and I
66. Gentleman’s Agreement
65. The Princess Bride
64. Yellow Submarine
63. Network
62. Mr. Roberts
61. Singles
60. Gone With the Wind
59. The Awful Truth
58. Goldfinger
57. The Manchurian Candidate
56. It’s a Wonderful Life
55. The Blues Brothers
54. The Remains of the Day
53. Midnight Express
52. Waking Ned Devine
51. Roman Holiday
50. Cool Hand Luke
49. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
48. The Adventures of Robin Hood
47. The Big Sleep
46. On the Waterfront
45. The Hudsucker Proxy
44. Dirty Harry
43. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
42. Finding Nemo
41. Ben Hur
40. Superman
39. The 39 Steps
38. Aliens
37. Men in Black
36. Clerks
35. Harvey
34. Marty
33. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
32. All About Eve
31. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
30. The Wild Bunch
29. Young Frankenstein
28. The Bridge Over the River Kwai
27. The Usual Suspects
26. North by Northwest
25. Sunset Blvd.
24. Escape from NY
23. The Wizard of Oz
22. Casablanca
21. The Lion in Winter
20. Boogie Nights
19. The Shawshank Redemption
18. Almost Famous
17. The Maltese Falcon
16. The Natural
15. Being John Malkovich
14. The Professionals
13. Lawrence of Arabia
12. Ghostbusters
11. This is Spinal Tap
10. Citizen Kane
9. 12 Angry Men
8. Office Space
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
6. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
5. The Godfather
4. Fargo
3. L.A. Confidential
2. Once Upon a Time in the West
1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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The DVD Review: The Fountain and Fitzcarraldo

The FountainThe Fountain is an ambitious sci-fi from director Darren Aronofsky set amidst three different time periods in the past, present and future.

Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz star in multiple roles across time periods stretching from the 16th to the 26th century. It split audiences when it opened at cinemas a few months ago.

Flawed but ambitious, it is still worth a look and the score by Clint Mansell is excellent.

> Buy The Fountain on DVD from Amazon UK

FitzcarraldoFitzcarraldo is the classic 1982 film starring Klaus Kinski as a rubber baron who goes to extreme lengths to bring opera to the Peruvian jungle.

Directed by Werner Herzog, this 25 anniversary edition has the documentary ‘Burden of Dreams‘ which details the extraordinary production which involved hauling a huge boat over a mountain.

Kinski and Herzog are two of the most interesting actor-director partnerships in the history of cinema. They collaborated on several films but this is one of the finest.

> Buy Fitzcarraldo on DVD from Amazon UK

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50 Films to See Before You Die

I just finished doing my regular Sunday morning film review on TalkSPORT and one of the presenters (Rhodri Williams) asked me about the Channel 4 program last night called 50 Films to See Before You Die.


It was actually shown on Film 4 last year, to celebrate the channel’s launch on Freeview and featured a list of “essential films” that would subsequently be shown on the channel.

The range is impressive and it features some interesting choices so, in case you missed it, here is the list in full:

1. Apocalypse Now
2. The Apartment
3. City of God
4. Chinatown
5. Sexy Beast
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
7. North by Northwest
8. A Bout de Souffle
9. Donnie Darko
10. Manhattan
11. Alien
12. Lost in Translation
13. The Shawshank Redemption
14. Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India
15. Pulp Fiction
16. Touch of Evil
17. Walkabout
18. Black Narcissus
19. Boyz n the Hood
20. The Player
21. Come and See
22. Heavenly Creatures
23. A Night at the Opera
24. Erin Brockovich
25. Trainspotting
26. The Breakfast Club
27. Hero
28. Fanny and Alexander
29. Pink Flamingos
30. All About Eve
31. Scarface
32. Terminator 2
33. Three Colours: Blue
34. The Royal Tenenbaums
35. The Ladykillers
36. Fight Club
37. The Searchers
38. Mulholland Drive
39. The Ipcress File
40. The King of Comedy
41. Manhunter
42. Dawn of the Dead
43. Princess Mononoke
44. Raising Arizona
45. Cabaret
46. This Sporting Life
47. Brazil
48. Aguirre: The Wrath of God
49. Secrets and Lies
50. Badlands

> Check out what’s on Film4
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