24 June 2007

Another surprising thing about the AFI 100 list is the unexpected resurgence of director Alan J. Pakula, who scores two movies on the list for the first time. One wonders if this has something to do with the fact that Pakula died in a freak accident the year after the original list was released. In any case, All the President's Men is a great movie that deserves to be here, but Sophie's Choice? Really? Maybe this is like comparing apples to oranges, but is there anyone in the world who thinks that this was a better movie than The Third Man?

(The Third Man, incidentally, was dropped from the revised list, which is so outrageous that I'm not going to waste another word complaining about it.)

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