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Top Ten American Films: Part Deux
How much more could be there left to ask about the Top Ten American films? Well, exactly ten questions. Only films from the first century of movies, 1896-1996, were considered by members of the American Film Institute, in 1998.
How many of the AFI Top Ten American movies were created by foreign-born directors?
Besides Orson Welles with "Citizen Kane", who is the only lead actor of a Top Ten American classic who also (co-)directed the film he starred in?
Woody Allen - "Annie Hall"
Gene Kelly - "Singin' in the Rain"
Alfred Hitchcock - "Psycho"
John Huston - "The African Queen"
What song from a Top Ten movie is rated Number 2 by the AFI, after the all-time favorite "Over the Rainbow"?
"As Time Goes By" ("Casablanca" 1942)
"Singin' in the Rain" (same title, 1952)
"Mrs. Robinson" ("The Graduate" 1967)
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" ( "Hustle and Flow" 2005)
Apart from "The Wizard of Oz," little people, or midgets, were used in what other Top Ten picture, to help achieve a visual effect?
"Gone With the Wind"
"Little Big Man"
How many of the AFI Top Ten American films are also listed among the top 100 titles rented by Netflix subscribers?
In a separate AFI poll that ranks 100 of "America's Most Inspiring Movies", the 1946 movie "It's a Wonderful Life" leads the pack.
This 1967 comedy, which may be the Top Ten American movie with the lowest profile and one of the lowest budgets, starred a newcomer named Dustin Hoffman.
"Kramer Vs. Kramer"
On the hugely popular International Movie Data Base web site (imdb.com), members rated this Number 3 AFI Top Ten movie as Number 1 of the site's "Top 250 Movies of All Time".
"Plan 9 from Outer Space"
"Star Wars" (1977)
"The Shawshank Redemption"
In AFI's list of movies, the Top Ten were all made from the 1930s to the 1990s, however no film on the Top Ten list was made in the 1980s.
Besides the epic "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), one other film among the Top Ten tells the inspiring story of the exploits of a real person. Who is the person?
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