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Opening Arguments

Another list

Here's another one of those lists good for starting arguments, Stanley Fish's list of "The 10 Best American Movies." He offers no justification other than the fact that he likes the films, so his list is eccentric and idiosyncratic, as all good lists should be. His list includes a few movies I would include -- "The Best Years of Our Lives," "Red River" and "Groundhog Day" -- and misses a few of my favorites ("Casablanca," "Fargo," "Monster's Ball."

Posted in: Film


Tue, 01/06/2009 - 12:39pm

I couldn't relate. Groundhog Day was the only movie listed from the last quarter century.

Bob G.
Tue, 01/06/2009 - 3:58pm

Sounds like another FISH out of water to me...


Tue, 01/06/2009 - 4:17pm

Doug: You've never watched old movies on cable?

Tue, 01/06/2009 - 5:49pm

Sure I have watched old movies. But they're mostly kind of distant to me as a guy born in the 70s and having done most of my movie consumption during the 80s and 90s.

Some of the older ones are awesome though - Inherit the Wind; Twelve Angry Men; and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington being a couple of my favorites.