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Old 05-03-04, 09:17 PM
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Anyone collect AFI Top 100 list or Best Picture Winners?

Hey all, anyone collect the DVDs of movies from the AFI top 100 list or Best Picture winners? I've been collecting both lately, I tend to find i enjoy the films from the AFI list moreso than the Oscar winners. Its not that the Oscar winners aren't good it's just that the AFI list is more complete and includes multiple movies from the same year. So far I have 48 AFI DVDs and 36 Best Picture winners.
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Old 05-03-04, 09:36 PM
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I am trying to see all the top 50 films by Dec. first. I am not trying to collect them but buy many of them anyway especially if they are good special editions.
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Old 05-03-04, 09:41 PM
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Been collecting the AFi Top 100 Films. As of now I have 93.
The ones I still need to finish my collection are:

15. Star Wars
17. The African Queen
43. King Kong
73. Wuthering Heights
85. Duck Soup
90. Jazz Singer
97. Bringing Up Baby
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Old 05-03-04, 10:07 PM
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I collect AFI 100 and Best Picture winners that I'm interested in.

As of now, I only have 32 AFI 100's (with 36 I'd be interested in owning). For BP's... I own 13.
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Old 05-03-04, 10:28 PM
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I collect the Oscar Best Picture winners. Been an Oscar fan since I was a wee little one, so it is the only real list that I am trying to collect.

I have a ways to go, though. I am a little more then halfway there I think.
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Old 05-04-04, 01:02 PM
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While I think the AFI 100 is a good way to introduce yourself to noteworthy films you haven't previously seen, I really have no interest in owning all of them. Rather focus on movies that are my personal favorites.

As for the Oscars, don't really value their choices at all, either for collecting or for viewing suggestions. They've made far too many poor decisions over the years.
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Old 05-04-04, 01:08 PM
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I've been working on the AFI Top 100. Here's the link to that piece of my collection (at DVD Af): AFI 100 Years 100 Movies

Edit: Up to 92

I'm missing these:
15 Star Wars (not yet released, due soon)
17 African Queen (not yet released)
38 Double Indemnity (OOP, due soon?)
43 King Kong (Not yet released)
73 Wuthering Heights (OOP)
85 Duck Soup (OOP)
90 Jazz Singer (Not yet released)
97 Bringing Up Baby (Not yet released)

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Old 05-04-04, 02:23 PM
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YES! Was wondering the same thing...

I realized I had a bunch of them already, but many were on VHS. I count those on my spreadsheet but they all have an asterisk. I'd like to eventaully own them all on DVD only, but, some of the older 1:33 to 1 films aren't SO bad that way.

As far as Oscar is concerned, I'm just gonna get the ones from when I was born until present. Many of the better Oscar winners are on the AFI list anyway, (30 by my count) so I still think I'll have a respectable library.

38 BP winners, 52 AFI top 100.
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Old 05-04-04, 03:32 PM
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the jazz singer was released just once back in 99...though i understand the picture quality was horrid....

As for raging bull, most fye stores have the OOP copies for 20 bucks
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anybody have as website with a good checklist to print for both of these.
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Old 05-04-04, 03:34 PM
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I have 94, 95 counting the Star Wars bootleg
The ones I still need to finish my collection are:

15. Star Wars
17. The African Queen
43. King Kong
90. Jazz Singer
97. Bringing Up Baby

And Fargo; I sold the regular addition and haven't upgraded yet.
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Originally posted by Cameron
anybody have as website with a good checklist to print for both of these.
http://www.afi.com/Docs/tvevents/pdf/movies100.pdf

http://oscar.com/legacy/pastwinners/picture0.html or http://oscar.com/legacy/bestpicture_posters.html

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Old 05-04-04, 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by Cameron
anybody have as website with a good checklist to print for both of these.
Here's the thread that got me started on collecting them. Some of the releases are out of date, but it has a nice table for tracking which ones you have:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=278175
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I collect Best Picture winners, although I'm in no hurry to get them all right away. I'll pick them up as decent versions come out on DVD. Anymore if a Best Picture winner is released I'll pick it up, but there are some that I probably won't get to for a long long time. I have 31 Best Picture winners so far, and another five or six that I'll be picking up in the next couple of months.

I haven't been trying to collect the AFI list, but I have 39 titles already without trying, plus another 20 or so on my wish list.
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Old 09-09-04, 01:45 AM
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anyone have the big afi set for the top 100
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Old 09-09-04, 01:55 AM
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hmm, i have 0 of the AFI Top 100. oh well.
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Old 09-09-04, 09:53 AM
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I'd like to get them all eventually. Here are the ones I'm missing...

12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
21. GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)
30. TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
37. BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (1946)
54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
63. STAGECOACH (1939)
69. SHANE (1953)
73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
74. GOLD RUSH, THE (1925)
76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
80. WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
81. MODERN TIMES (1936)
82. GIANT (1956)
85. DUCK SOUP (1933)
90. JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927)
92. PLACE IN THE SUN, A (1951)
93. APARTMENT, THE (1960)
96. SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

Stagecoach is on my TiVo and All Quiet on the Western Front is scheduled to be on sometime during the next two weeks. They won't count against my list but at least I'll get to see them.

I don't have a list but I'll buy a film if I know it's won an Oscar. Looking back, I have most of the best pictures until I reach the 30's and 40's.
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Old 09-09-04, 10:09 AM
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Slightly off-topic, I find that the Oscar winners I enjoy the most and the ones I'm most likely to have in my collection already are the ones in the special effects, audio and video categories.
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38 BP winners, 52 AFI top 100.
Hmm...since May my count is now

44 BP and 59 AFI

DDD's 20% helped me a out a bit there...
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Old 09-09-04, 01:01 PM
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I don't specifically collect them, but I don't have the following on DVD:

17) The African Queen (I do own the VHS)
27) Bonnie and Clyde (I do own the VHS)
31) Annie Hall
34) To Kill a Mockingbird
36) Midnight Cowboy
37) The Best Years of Our Lives
43) King Kong
44) Birth of a Nation
54) All Quiet on the Western Front
59) Rebel without a Cause
62) Tootsie
63) Stagecoach
68) An American in Paris
73) Wuthering Heights
76) City Lights
78) Rocky
85) Duck Soup
86) Mutiny on the Bounty
87) Frankenstein
88) Easy Rider
90) The Jazz Singer
92) A Place in the Sun
97) Bringing up Baby
99) Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

That's a little over 3/4 of the list that I own

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I dont make a big effort to collect them, but I do keep up with how many I have...right now I have 63 of them. Its just a guide to give me some ideas of some good movies I may want to check out at some point...same thing with the IMDb top 250, though that one changes all the time.
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My old thread is still alive. I'm currently at 61 AFI and 40 BP. That's pretty much gonna hold tight until Gone With the Wind, Raging Bull, and a few others come out. I've pretty much gotten all the ones I want.
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I collect both - and am probably close to completing both.
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Old 09-09-04, 09:26 PM
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I'm still collecting the AFI ones. 8 more to go, hopefully all get released sometime. I don't think they all belong on the list, but I think all are worth seeing, at least the ones I've seen.
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Everyone yells at the guy collecting the Criterions, but jumps all over this. Can someone explain the difference to me?
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