If you haven’t discovered it yet, the Washington Post sponsors an excellent on-line source of news, information, commentary, and tasteful (in my humble opinion) advertisements… if it weren’t for all those glitzy pop-ups. It’s a powerful, professionally published weblog called Slate. In today’s edition, you will find a posting on the American Film Institutes (AFI) listing of the 100 most inspiring movies of all time. The posting is entitled, It’s a Wonderful List. Check it out by clicking on the preceding link, and see if you agree with the list.
Personally, although I take exception in some cases to the order of the movies, I found all my favorites on the list except “Gladiator.” Hmmmm… maybe there’s something weird about me; I’m looking forward to seeing the latest Superman movie too.
You will find the actual AFI list and a discussion on how they came up with it by clicking on a hyperlink you will find the first paragraph of Slate’s article.