102 Movies To See Before You Die.

Or so says Roger Ebert. Of the list, I’ve seen the following:

“2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) Stanley Kubrick
“Alien” (1979) Ridley Scott
“Annie Hall” (1977) Woody Allen
“Apocalypse Now” (1979) Francis Ford Coppola*
“Blade Runner” (1982) Ridley Scott
“Casablanca” (1942) Michael Curtiz
“Citizen Kane” (1941) Orson Welles
“A Clockwork Orange” (1971) Stanley Kubrick
“Do the Right Thing” (1989 Spike Lee
“Dr. Strangelove” (1964) Stanley Kubrick
“E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982) Steven Spielberg
“The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) Irvin Kershner
“Fargo” (1995) Joel & Ethan Coen
“Fight Club” (1999) David Fincher
“The Godfather,” “The Godfather, Part II” (1972, 1974) Francis Ford Coppola
“GoodFellas” (1990) Martin Scorsese
“The Graduate” (1967) Mike Nichols
“It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) Frank Capra (well, almost all of it, in parts, over the years, around Christmastime, on “WPIX” (not the WB, as it unfortunately is called now)
“Lawrence of Arabia” (1962) David Lean
“Mad Max 2” / “The Road Warrior” (1981) George Miller
“The Maltese Falcon” (1941) John Huston
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975) Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam
“North by Northwest” (1959) Alfred Hitchcock
“Pulp Fiction” (1994) Quentin Tarantino
“Rashomon” (1950) Akira Kurosawa
“Rear Window” (1954) Alfred Hitchcock
“Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) Nicholas Ray (couldn’t make it through though)
“Schindler’s List” (1993) Steven Spielberg
“The Seven Samurai” (1954) Akira Kurosawa
“Taxi Driver” (1976) Martin Scorsese
“West Side Story” (1961) Jerome Robbins/Robert Wise
“The Wizard of Oz” (1939) Victor Fleming

That’s only 33 of 102, or 32.352941176470588235294117647059% literacy! Pretty shabby in my opinion. Thank god for Netflix!

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