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American Elitist Film Institute - CinemaDave

Jun. 17th, 2006 09:31 pm American Elitist Film Institute

Oh course some of the movies that inspired me in my life were not even mentioned in the elitist American Film Institute. Yea, I am happy that a Jimmy Stewart film topped the list, but "Chariots of Fire" was more inspirational than "The Searchers" or "King Kong" or one million other movies? Here's the link if anybody is inspired to look;

For an alternative point of view, check out Mark Looy's column from the "Answers in Genesis" website;

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Date:June 22nd, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)

The Day The Earth Stood Still

I guess a list of the most inspirational films would always have an in the eye of the beholder factor.

I was pleased to see that "The Day The Earth Stood Still" starring Michael Rennie made the list. At that time a little over 50 years ago science fiction films of its high quality and respectable budget were somewhat rare.

I read that there was talk of having Spencer Tracy play the role that eventually went to Michael Rennie. Mr. Rennie was unknown to American audiences when the film was made. The filmmakers thought it made him more believable as a mysterious visitor from a distant planet than the familiar Tracy, and Rennie's lower salary probably helped tip him in.

North Star
Date:June 26th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)

Re: The Day The Earth Stood Still

One thing that has always haunted me about inspiration,
it could be either good or bad.

One thing that always haunted me about Columbine is that it happened so shortly about "The Matrix" was released in 1999. The Trench Coat Mafia look that Keanu Reeve's look sported, may have been the final signal the two shooters were waiting for.