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AFI HTF Challenge...

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Matt Brighton, May 13, 2003.

  1. Matt Brighton

    Matt Brighton Stunt Coordinator

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    I seriously have more of a life than worrying about the AFI, but I did read the AFI Home Theater Forum challenge that went on a few years ago (essentially, the HTF did a "revote" to see where the movies would still fall).

    I've a question...at the end of that list, they did honorable mentions, movies that just didn't make the list. Does anyone know what movies ranked after the original 100 on the AFI list? For example, I'd be interested to know what finished #101-#200 or at least the next 10.

    Anyone, anyone? Why Cool Hand Luke and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf didn't make the AFI list is beyond me!!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    Paging Seth Paxton.
    Paging Seth Paxton.
    Please pick up the white courtesy phone.

    - Walter.
     
  3. Matt Brighton

    Matt Brighton Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok,ya lost me there...care to expand?[​IMG]
     
  4. Holadem

    Holadem Lead Actor

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    Where have you been the last couple of years? [​IMG] Seth led the revote.

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  5. Seth Paxton

    Seth Paxton Lead Actor

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    Matt,

    I have no insight on the ORIGINAL AFI list beyond the top 100.

    However, I do have the rest of our rankings. To refresh the situation, we took the original 100 films, we voted for 25 to come off the list for a revote, we voted for 25 replacements to go into a revote, we picked 25 films from the 50 films up for revote, then we took that new set of 100 and reranked it.

    So we have films that just missed being one of the 25 nominated and we have films that just missed being one of the 25 revoted onto the final 100.

    In order, here are the 25 films that missed being nominated for the revote

    1) Once Upon a Time in the West
    2) Shawshank Redemption
    3) Blade Runner
    4) Arsenic and Old Lace
    5) The Adventures of Robin Hood
    6) Alien
    7) Greed
    8) The Day the Earth Stood Still
    9) Die Hard
    10) All the President's Men

    11) The Last Picture Show
    12) Sullivan's Travels
    13) Blazing Saddles
    14) Nashville
    15) Rosemary's Baby
    16) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    17) White Heat
    18) Beauty and the Beast (Disney of course)
    19) The Magnificent Ambersons
    20) Night of the Living Dead

    21) The Great Escape
    22) Out of the Past
    23) The Music Man
    24) Red River
    25) Halloween

    In total we had 171 different films mentioned in the "possible replacement films" revote, from which we took 25.


    And here are the 25 films from the 50 revote that were then left off of the final 100

    1) Amadeus
    2) Toy Story
    3) The Exorcist
    4) The Right Stuff
    5) Intolerance
    6) Dr. Zhivago
    7) Dances with Wolves
    8) The Deer Hunter
    9) From Here to Eternity
    10) The Conversation

    11) Midnight Cowboy
    12) Rebel without a Cause
    13) Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    14) Forbidden Planet
    15) Easy Rider
    16) Forrest Gump
    17) A Place in the Sun
    18) Mutiny on the Bounty
    19) Tootsie
    20) Wuthering Heights

    21) Giant
    22) Birth of a Nation
    23) An American in Paris
    24) Yankee Doodle Dandy
    25) The Jazz Singer

    For the 2 films you mentioned, you will find Cool Hand Luke was a film that was first nominated and then put on the new 100 in the revote. Virginia Woolf is in the next 25 from the nomination list as shown above.

    Another tidbit, the next 5 films almost put into the revote from the original 100 were:

    1) Sound of Music
    2) Network
    3) Duck Soup
    4) Pulp Fiction
    5) Fargo

    That doesn't mean they wouldn't have made the final cut though because the 4 of the 5 films just above them - Rocky, West Side Story, E.T., and Bringing Up Baby - all made the revote cut back onto the final 100. The 5th film that was left off in that group was From Here to Eternity.

    Fargo might be seen as the film most "saved" by not falling into the revote group as it came in at 92 on the final list, but then Rocky came in a 89 and did go into the revote only to make it back onto the final 100 rather comfortably (7 films below it on the revote 25 cut).
     

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