AFI: #97, Bringing Up Baby

*Note: I’ve been holding onto this one because I didn’t want to post them out of order.  But its taking me forever to watch the next movie, so I figure I’ll just post this one and move along. Bringing Up Baby (1938) was apparently a box-office flop....

AFI: #99, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a film about a time and a place.  The time was the 1960s.  The place was America.  The story?  Simple, really:  Guy meets girl.  They fall in love.  Girl brings guy home to ask for her parents blessing in marriage.  Booooooring....

AFI: #100, Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 film directed by Michael Curtiz.  It stars James Cagney in the lead role of George M. Cohan, with supporting roles by Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, and Richard Whorf.  In the interest of full disclosure – I have no idea who these...

Watching the 1998 AFI 100 years…100 movies List

In keeping with the “write about whatever the hell I feel like” theme, I think I’ll share a little hobby I have going. In 1998, The American Film Institute put out a list entitled 100 years…100 movies.  Basically, it was the top 100...

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