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Saturday, March 9, 2013

101 Greatest Screenplays, really?

Casablanca gets the number one spot? Shakespeare in Love? Tootsie? Jaws? Jerry Maguire? Really? Are you kidding me? I find this list pretty ridiculous, offensive, to be honest. Even more considering the list has been created by the Writers Guild of America (WGA). I'll make mine (shortlist) in the forthcoming days. Revenge!, revenge!

1.CASABLANCA
2.THE GODFATHER
3.CHINATOWN
4.CITIZEN KANE
5.ALL ABOUT EVE
6.ANNIE HALL
7.SUNSET BLVD.
8.NETWORK
9.SOME LIKE IT HOT
10.THE GODFATHER II
11.BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
12.DR. STRANGELOVE
13.THE GRADUATE
14.LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
15.THE APARTMENT
16.PULP FICTION
17.TOOTSIE
18.ON THE WATERFRONT
19.TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
20.IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
21.NORTH BY NORTHWEST
22.THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
23.GONE WITH THE WIND
24.ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
25.THE WIZARD OF OZ
26.DOUBLE INDEMNITY
27.GROUNDHOG DAY
28.SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
29.SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS
30.UNFORGIVEN
31.HIS GIRL FRIDAY
32.FARGO
33.THE THIRD MAN
34.THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
35.THE USUAL SUSPECTS
36.MIDNIGHT COWBOY
37.THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
38.AMERICAN BEAUTY
39.THE STING
40.WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
41.GOODFELLAS
42.RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
43.TAXI DRIVER
44.THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
45.ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
46.THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
47.THE MALTESE FALCON
48.THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
49.SCHINDLER'S LIST
50.THE SIXTH SENSE
51.BROADCAST NEWS
52.THE LADY EVE
53.ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
54.MANHATTAN
55.APOCALYPSE NOW
56.BACK TO THE FUTURE
57.CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
58.ORDINARY PEOPLE
59.IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
60.L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
61.THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
62.MOONSTRUCK
63.JAWS
64.TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
65.SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
66.JERRY MAGUIRE
67.E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
68.STAR WARS
69.DOG DAY AFTERNOON
70.THE AFRICAN QUEEN
71.THE LION IN WINTER
72.THELMA & LOUISE
73.AMADEUS
74.BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
75.HIGH NOON
76.RAGING BULL
77.ADAPTATION
78.ROCKY
79.THE PRODUCERS
80.WITNESS
81.BEING THERE
82.COOL HAND LUKE
83.REAR WINDOW
84.THE PRINCESS BRIDE
85.LA GRANDE ILLUSION
86.HAROLD & MAUDE
87.8 1/2
88.FIELD OF DREAMS
89.FORREST GUMP
90.SIDEWAYS
91.THE VERDICT
92.PSYCHO
93.DO THE RIGHT THING
94.PATTON
95.HANNAH AND HER SISTERS
96.THE HUSTLER
97.THE SEARCHERS
98.THE GRAPES OF WRATH
99.THE WILD BUNCH
100.MEMENTO
101.NOTORIOUS

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