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#1 of 81 John Kilduff

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Posted November 12 2002 - 06:30 AM

"AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains".

Instead of doing genres, this time, it's the 2 character types that make up most every movie ever released.

More information is in the press release section of http://www.afi.com/

Sincerely,

John Kilduff...

This is going to be an odd one.
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#2 of 81 Thi Them

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Posted November 12 2002 - 07:26 AM

This should be very interesting.

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#3 of 81 Thi Them

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Posted June 02 2003 - 12:02 PM

I'd like to remind everyone that the special is on tomorrow night.

Best Hero: George Bailey or T.E. Lawrence
Best Villain: Michael Corleone or HAL 9000

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#4 of 81 Kirk Tsai

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Posted June 02 2003 - 12:23 PM

Thanks Thi. These lists might not mean much, but it's sort of cool to see clips we love here and there.

My guesses are Judah Ben-Hur and Darth Vader.

#5 of 81 Josh Dial

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Posted June 02 2003 - 12:29 PM

Darth Vader for sure.

cheers!

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#6 of 81 Adam Lenhardt

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Posted June 02 2003 - 01:12 PM

Christopher Reeve as Superman!

#7 of 81 MatthewA

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Posted June 02 2003 - 02:17 PM

The next list should be 100 Years, 100 AFI Lists.

Enough is enough, Disney. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray.

 

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#8 of 81 MatthewLouwrens

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Posted June 02 2003 - 02:22 PM

The list of nominations:
in PDF
in MSWord

Glancing through quickly, I a couple of things come to mind:

* Why is Darth Vader (#368) listed for Empire, with Star Wars merits only a 'Also appears in'?

* Why give 'Also appears in' credit where the same character appears in re-makes or unrelated films - is the "Frollo" from the 1939 Hunchback the same as in the Disney films? Is Vince Vaughn's Norman Bates the same as Anthony Perkins? Is the 1931 Universal "Henry Frankenstein" the same as Branagh's "Victor Frankenstein"? Is Michael Keaton's Batman the same as Adam West's?

* Glad to see Marge Gunderson in the list. Hope she makes it into the Top 100.
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#9 of 81 Scott Weinberg

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Posted June 02 2003 - 03:29 PM

As much as I inevitably end up hating these lists...I always watch the damn shows. Posted Image

I recently bought the first issue of the new "Maxim at the Movies" magazine (definitely worth the 5 bucks IMO) and it had a very entertaining list:

"The 50 Greatest Movie Villains of All-Time"

Since each of their choices comes with a paragraph of explanation, I thought it'd be OK to share their roster with you. Fairly impressive choices!

50. Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) - Goldeneye

49. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) - American Psycho

48. Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside) - Scanners

47. "The Entire Friggin' House" - Poltergeist

46. John Ryder (Rutger Hauer) - The Hitcher

45. Darth Vader (Jones & Prowse) - Star Wars

44. Jason Voorhees (Ari Lehman) - Friday the 13th

43. Cruella De Vil (Betty Lou Gerson) - 101 Dalmatians

42. Hal 9000 (Douglas Rain) - 2001: A Space Odyssey

41. Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman) - The Professional

40. Emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) - Gladiator

39. Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

38. Max Cady (Robert Mitchum) - Cape Fear

37. Sil (Natasha Henstridge) - Species

36. Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

35. The Truck Driver (Carey Loftin) - Duel

34. Saruman (Christopher Lee) - The Lord of the Rings

33. Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) - Goldfinger

32. Vincenzo Coccotti (Christopher Walken) - True Romance

31. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) - Misery

30. Christian Szell (Laurence Olivier) - Marathon Man

29. Don Logan (Ben Kingsley) - Sexy Beast

28. Bill Lumbergh (Gary Cole) - Office Space

27. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) - Psycho

26. "The Bad" (Lee Van Cleef) - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

25. Alien Queen (Stan Winston, creator) - Aliens

24. Judge Smails (Ted Knight) - Caddyshack

23. Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) - The Silence of the Lambs

22. Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark) - Kiss of Death

21. Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) - Blue Velvet

20. The Shark (Robert A. Mattey, creator) - Jaws

19. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - The Shining

18. Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) - The Matrix

17. Al Capone (Robert De Niro) - The Untouchables

16. The Predator (Kevin Peter Hall) - Predator

15. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) - Dracula

14. Mr. Joshua (Gary Busey) - Lethal Weapon

13. Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) - Dr. Strangelove

12. Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) - Fatal Attraction

11. Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey) - The Usual Suspects

10. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) - The Silence of the Lambs

9. Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) - The Last Seduction

8. Dean Wormer (John Vernon) - Animal House

7. Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) - Gangs of New York

6. Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) - A Nightmare on Elm Street

5. Tommy Devito (Joe Pesci) - Goodfellas

4. The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) - The Terminator

3. Mrs. Iselin (Angela Lansbury) - The Manchurian Candidate

2. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) - Reservoir Dogs

1. The Two Mountain Men (Bill McKinney & Herbert Coward) - Deliverance

#10 of 81 Walter Kittel

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Posted June 02 2003 - 03:38 PM

No Frank ( Henry Fonda ) from Once Upon A Time In The West or Rev. Harry Powell ( Robert Mitchum ) from Night of the Hunter? Kinda knocks the list down, IMHO, but regardless thanks Scott for going to the effort of posting. I am impressed that Tommy Udo made the list on the other hand.

All joking aside it is a decent list, but whomever put that list together must have some "issues" if the practically anonymous hillbillies of Deliverance make the #1 spot. Posted Image

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#11 of 81 Scott Weinberg

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Posted June 02 2003 - 03:58 PM

No prob, W. I live to talk movies.

I had a few problems with this list as well (Michael Meyers anyone???) but it was great that they included the truly scary version of Max Cady...and their #3 is an impressive call!

#12 of 81 Mark Zimmer

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Posted June 03 2003 - 03:01 AM

I'm waiting for 100 Years...100 Porn Loops. Posted Image

#13 of 81 Bill Huelbig

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Posted June 03 2003 - 03:37 AM

I really hope Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" makes it on to the AFI list. All other screen villains can ultimately be defeated, with a bullet, a stake through the heart, an exorcism, etc. All except ... THE BIRDS!

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#14 of 81 Adam_S

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Posted June 03 2003 - 04:55 AM

Does anyone else wonder if AFI will try to pull a Sound and Spirit and update the original list in 2006? Posted Image

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#15 of 81 Lew Crippen

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Posted June 03 2003 - 05:01 AM

I saw at least one villains list that had Rodger Smith from Rodger and Me as a selection. Posted Image
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#16 of 81 Holadem

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Posted June 03 2003 - 01:03 PM

Ouch, I had forgotten about this. It's already 9PM, I will wait for the USA network broadcast on the 23...

BTW, isn't there a high potential of spoiler on this show?

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#17 of 81 Malcolm R

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Posted June 03 2003 - 01:14 PM

BTW, isn't there a high potential of spoiler on this show?
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#18 of 81 Doug R

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Posted June 03 2003 - 02:27 PM

Is the final list somewhere?

thanks!

#19 of 81 ThomasC

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Posted June 03 2003 - 03:03 PM

The top three villains:

#3: Darth Vader
#2: Norman Bates
#1: Hannibal Lecter


The top three heroes:

#3: James Bond
#2: Indiana Jones
#1: Atticus Finch


#20 of 81 John Thomas

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Posted June 03 2003 - 03:06 PM

Overall, I'd agree except with the #1 choices. Definitely not what I'd pick.