Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cinematic Injustice

How is it that Nicolas Cage won an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas, but not even a nomination for Raising Arizona?  The Coen brothers have Fargo on the AFI's Top 100, but where the heck is Raising Arizona?  And while we're on the subject, why wasn't Fargo called Brainerd?

The AFI 100 should read something like...
  1. Citizen Kane
  2. Casablanca
  3. Raising Arizona
  4. et al...
As it turns out, Raising Arizona is on the AFI's 100 Funniest American Comedies list, so I suppose I can't complain too much on that score.

But while we're on the subject, the AFI top 100 is a slap in the face to one of the finest actors of our time.  Where is Sylvester Sta...Oh Crap, Rocky is on the top 100!!  If Rocky gets recognition, where is Bullwinkle?

Vertical Limit and Cliffhanger are both conspicuously absent from the top 100.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Conspiracy more likely.  I did find one site that gives these films a bit of the recognition they deserve.


Blogger BJackie said...

And they have Frankenstein, but not *Young* Frankenstein!

May 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM  

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