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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998)

The American Film Institute commemorates the first century of American films with this awesome made-for-TV special highlighting the greatest 100 American movies as determined by leaders in ... See full summary »

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The American Film Institute commemorates the first century of American films with this awesome made-for-TV special highlighting the greatest 100 American movies as determined by leaders in the moviemaking business right here in the good old U.S.A. Written by Tiff Banks

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After the American Film Institute announced that Citizen Kane (1941) was the best movie, rentals for it shot up 1600 percent. See more »

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Features The Third Man (1949) See more »

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A Ticket To Dream
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
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Yawn!
17 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Boring "special" showing clips from AFI's picks of the top 100 films of the century (1898-1998). The narration is (to be nice) insipid, the categories films are put in are truly mystifying ("All About Eve" in the monster category?????) and there are some really stupid choices ("Dr. Zhicago????" Come on!) My biggest complaint is that they show all the movies full frame. With some of the old movies that's fine, but when we get to big-budget wide-screen epics like "Ben-Hur" and "2001" it makes no sense! They should be shown letter-boxed. The chariot scene they show from "Ben-Hur" is virtually incomprehensible. Boring, stupid, bad choices, lousy full frame...a real disappointment. Don't bother.


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