Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Catskill Mtns., NY, USA
At least "Titanic" is no longer in the Top 100.
Movies on that list that should be lower, or not in the Top 100 at all, are "Annie Hall" (tedious Woody Allen neurosis), and "Dr. Strangelove" (not nearly as funny as critics would have you believe; TCM showed it last night and I was almost nauseated by Peter Sellers' antics in the title role -- although he was much better as the RAF officer). The LOTR crap ought to be a lot lower, too -- I can't understand why people are so into the movies, or the original books. And, I'm always amazed at the positive response to "Vertigo". I love Hitchcock's movies, but find Vertigo drags on and on and has an ending that doesn't work at all for me. All three of these films are also overrated on the AFI's 1999 list of the 100 greatest American movies.
As for movies that ought to be higher up, "Psycho" ought to be in the Top 5, as should "Some Like it Hot" -- one of the greatest comedies ever made. "The Apartment" should also be higher. As for movies I don't see in the Top 100 but should be, I'd nominate Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" (Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, and Claude Rains), which will be shown on TCM on Monday; as well as "Leave Her to Heaven" (the fabulously gorgeous Gene Tierney plays one of the nastiest villainesses you'll ever see on film, Vincent Price plays an extremely probing prosecuting attornery in one of his roles before he became known for horror films, and gorgeous photography in a color film noir).