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Old 08-24-08, 11:04 AM
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The Sixth Sense on AFI's top 100

Am I the only one who finds this to be the most baffling choice on their entire list? What the hell makes The Sixth Sense so great that it's one of the few horror/thriller on that list?
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It opened the gates for 100's of shitty PG-13 horror movies or thriller's with a cheap twist?
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I liked the Sixth Sense very much, should have gotten best picture that year, IMHO, (which it was nominated for) but it's not worthy of the AFI 100 list.

Fill that slot, or one higher up on the list with The Adventures of Robin Hood
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I find almost the entire AFI list to be baffling.
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I didn't care for the movie to begin with, but I don't know the list so I can't for sure it stands out as a bad pick. But yeah, not a good movie.
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It's a great movie, not because of the plot or because of the twist, but because of the great way it explores the language of cinema.
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Originally Posted by abe55 View Post
Am I the only one who finds this to be the most baffling choice on their entire list? What the hell makes The Sixth Sense so great that it's one of the few horror/thriller on that list?
No, I'm sure not ..... but then again, for each of the 100 films on the list, there will be baffled people. Being baffled is an inevitable result of movie-going.
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23 of the 1998 Films Were Reevaluated and Dropped Entirely Off the 2007 List

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Amadeus (1984)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
The Third Man (1949)
Fantasia (1940)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Stagecoach (1939)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
An American in Paris (1951)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Giant (1956)
Fargo (1996)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Frankenstein (1931)
Patton (1970)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
My Fair Lady (1964)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

The 23 films removed from the original list were replaced by these

The General (1927)
Intolerance (1916)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Nashville (1975)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Cabaret (1972)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
All the President's Men (1976)
Spartacus (1960)
Sunrise (1927)
Titanic (1997)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
12 Angry Men (1957)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Swing Time (1936)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Blade Runner (1982)
Toy Story (1995)
Old 08-24-08, 06:11 PM
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Glad to see Nashville, Sullivan's Travels and Sunrise added. What could the rationale for removing The Third Man, one of the greatest English language films ever made, possibly be, other than that it was a British production, and the AFI seems to focus exclusively on American films?
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I can't imagine that the AFI would focus on American films ....
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List or link please.
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Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
List or link please.

http://www.filmsite.org/afi100films_2007-summary2.html


http://www.filmsite.org/afi100films_2007-summary4.html
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Originally Posted by Doctor Gonzo View Post
I liked the Sixth Sense very much, should have gotten best picture that year, IMHO, (which it was nominated for) but it's not worthy of the AFI 100 list.

Fill that slot, or one higher up on the list with The Adventures of Robin Hood
I like The Sixth Sense as well, but other than the twist ending, it's really nothing out of this world. I can't believe they booted out a horror classic like Frankenstein and replaced it with The Sixth Sense. Blah.
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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas View Post
It opened the gates for 100's of shitty PG-13 horror movies or thriller's with a cheap twist?
You jest but dramas ceased being straight dramas post Sixth Sense due to the twist. A LOT of what's come since has had to try and trick the viewer in some fashion.

The Sixth Sense is also one of those movies where the backlash, like this thread, was inevitable. If the movie had not crossed over into that pop-culture phenomenon I think it would have ended up being a cult hit and never gotten the backlash it gets now.

As for being on the AFI list? Who knows? Who cares? Who says their list is more important than anyone else's anyway? It's all just opinion.
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I think Halloween (1978) should take it place in heart-beat on that list!
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I don't think the inclusion of The Sixth Sense is any worse than having E.T. on the list.
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After they went crazy and started making lists for everything, I stopped paying attention.

And I think a movie should be at least 10-20 years old before it's put up for consideration for being added to the top 100 list.
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So they are dumping 'The Third Man' and adding 'Titanic'? Now THAT is baffling!
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Originally Posted by MBoyd View Post
After they went crazy and started making lists for everything, I stopped paying attention.
Ditto
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And I think a movie should be at least 10-20 years old before it's put up for consideration for being added to the top 100 list.
It's statements like this that drive me nuts. Why should the movie's age factor into it's placement on a Top 100 list? Right after I saw The Dark Knight, I knew it would be on my Top 100 of all time.
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Originally Posted by zekeburger1979 View Post
It's statements like this that drive me nuts. Why should the movie's age factor into it's placement on a Top 100 list? Right after I saw The Dark Knight, I knew it would be on my Top 100 of all time.
I agree, well not specifically about The Dark Knight, but I agree that pretty much leaving the theatre I know how great a movie is. Like for example, I knew There Will Be Blood should've overtook Citizen Kane for #1 spot.

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lol @ Toy Story.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
lol @ Toy Story.
You serious? Not only is Toy Story a great film, but it was groundbreaking. It's a hell of a lot more deserving than most of the newer movies on the list, IMO.
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I can't believe they dropped Amadeus

I am glad, however, that they added Toy Story, 12 Angry Men and Blade Runner. All deserving IMO

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