Due mostly, I would imagine, to the fact that it was probably a really cheap piece of television on the network's part, Channel 7 showed the AFI's 100 Years 100 Cheers show on Sunday night, although they dropped any and all reference to it being American and just called it "Countdown to the Most Inspiring Movie of All Time".
Although I was actually watching CSI: NY as I mentioned yesterday, I'm a big geek for things about movies so I kept flicking over during the commercials and seeing where they were up to and what was going on... and once CSI was finished I did leave the teevee on so I could catch the top ten.
No great surprise that It's a Wonderful Life came in at number 1, but I was kind of suprised by the number of movies I just hadn't heard of... so much so that I hit the AFI website to check out the full list and see which movies I had seen... turns out, not many (at least movies that I'm sure I've seen all the way through)... 19 out of 100...
6. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
20. Philadelphia (1993)
23. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
26. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
32. Casablanca (1942)
39. Star Wars (1977)
41. The Sound Of Music (1965)
48. The African Queen (1951)
51. The Color Purple (1985)
52. Dead Poets Society (1989)
56. Ben-Hur (1959)
58. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
59. Dances With Wolves (1990)
62. Braveheart (1995)
67. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
77. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
78. Thelma & Louise (1991)
87. Working Girl (1988)
98. The Karate Kid (1984)
Of those movies I only own three... numbers 26, 48 and 51...
Maybe this could be a new meme... hehehe...
I do kind of wonder what English or Australian films would have made the list had it not been totally American movies... and I was also surprised that there's only one Disney movie on the list, 1940's Pinocchio... I couldn't be bothered downloading the full list of the 300 movies originally nominated, so maybe there were more Disney movies in there.