What will the next AFI countdown be?

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  1. Eric Peterson

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    Does anyone have any idea? I thought of one yesterday, while talking with a co-worker. How about the best film moments. Here's a few examples.

    1. King Kong swatting at planes at the top of the Empire State Building.

    2. Harold Lloyd hanging from the clock in Safety Last.

    3. Bogie listening to Sam play the Piano in Casablanca

    4. The Vertigo effect in Vertigo.

    etc.. I think that they could probably work in a few movies that wouldn't necessarily make great movie countdowns, but have great moments or scenes instead.
     
  2. Jeff Gross

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    Me and a friend had the same conversation last week. We came up with 100 Best Scenes which is essentially the same as your idea.
     
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    Sex Scenes...WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAA AAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. ShawnCoghill

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    Yes I would hope to see a Best Scenes list.
    THeres Just SOO Mannyy.
    or
    AFI's Top 100 scenes featuring Monkeys
     
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    The Doc hanging on the clock tower in BTTF.
     
  6. Wes C

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    "Luke, I am your father" enough said.
     
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    100 Years*, 100 Countdowns.

    (*Give or take 96)
     
  8. Todd_Brown

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    When Dorothy opens the door from her house and steps out into Munchkinland in all it's Technicolor glory.
    The whole lab sequence from Frankenstein.
    Dracula coming down the steps with the huge spider web behind him.
    Todd
     
  9. John Kilduff

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    I'm hoping they do countdowns of the 100 greatest movies of every decade...

    My idea for the first? AFI's 100 Totally Awesome: The Best Movies Of The 1980s.

    This idea has potential...I even have an idea for the opening montage.

    I say: Gather clips from American 80s movies of all genres, let Chuck Workman have at it, and set the end result to any of the following songs:

    -"Into The Groove" from "Desperately Seeking Susan"
    -"Oh Yeah" from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
    -The "End Credits" music from "The Untouchables"
    -The theme from "Back To The Future"
    -The "E.T" theme
    -"I Can Dream About You" from "Streets Of Fire"
    -"Baby I'm A Star" from "Purple Rain"
    -The title track from "Fame"
    -"Flashdance...What A Feeling" from "Flashdance"
    -"I've Had The Time Of My Life" from "Dirty Dancing"

    What do you think?

    Sincerely,

    John "It all has to start somewhere" Kilduff
     
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    100 Years, 100 Epics
     
  11. Michael*K

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    They'll probably make a list of the best "money shots" in a porn film. [​IMG] Seriously, these AFI lists are basically only created for prime television exposure. They're kind of phony. Each time I hear of a new AFI list, the term "Hallmark Holiday" comes to mind....another creation of big business.
     
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