Hi Gang! I had a rather eye-opening, stomach-retching experience last night in talking with a young fellow about movies. He was in my store with 2 of his friends. They knew I was a part-time movie actor and started asking about my last movie. The 2 guys mention that the 3rd is a "real movie fanatic" and that I should not even begin to talk about movies because he knows so much. Well, I was intrigued to say the least! So, to start off, he mentions that in his opinion the greatest movie ever made was..."Smokey and the Bandit". *ahem* Now, certainly everyone is entitled to their opinion. I mentioned what I considered to be some great movies of the past and he had not heard of any of them. "Who is Kurosawa?", he says. "Did he film some crappy old movie?" So, I started thinking...in order for one to be considered knowledgeable in the field of movies, is there such a thing as a list of say 10-20 movies that one HAD to have seen in order to be considered literate in a good movie discussion? If so, I would love to see what movies you guys would suggest.