Saturday, August 9, 2008

Lists, lists, lists

People love lists, and for the last few years the American Film Institute has been gratifying the public's thirst for this by producing a series of "Best of..." lists. This year they announced the "10 Top 10" - the ten best films in ten different genres: Animation; Romantic Comedy; Western; Sports; Mystery; Fantasy; Sci-Fi; Gangster; Courtroom Drama; and Epic.
Some of these films are relatively recent, but many date from the 30's and 40's, and there's even a Charlie Chaplin film on the list (City Lights - #1 for Romantic Comedy). But where to find all these movies, especially the old ones? You'll be glad to know that your local library has 87 of these 100 critically-acclaimed films on the shelves or arriving soon. If you would like to scroll through the list and see what appeals to you, you can go to the AFI's website. You can also come down to the library and browse through the shelves, where you will find many other classic films. In fact, we just added four new Billy Wilder (a beloved director of romantic comedies from the 1950's and 60's) DVDs to the collection:
The Fortune Cookie,
Some Like it Hot,
The Apartment
Kiss Me, Stupid

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