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May 17, 2007 1:47 PM   Subscribe

100 Movies. 100 Quotes. 100 Numbers. If you've got 10 minutes, see how many you can name. I'm hovering around a sure 52.
posted by Stan Chin (85 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Pretty impressive considering ... "This is a parody of all the "100" list specials that the American Film Institute keeps putting out. It's my first time working with video editing and my first YouTube post."
posted by ericb at 2:01 PM on May 17, 2007


Being that this is a 44 magnum and would blow your head clean off [cut] Listen in order to maintain air speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings 43 times every second.
posted by phaedon at 2:11 PM on May 17, 2007



sweet.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:11 PM on May 17, 2007


What was #6?
posted by DieHipsterDie at 2:13 PM on May 17, 2007


I think it's an English movie called "Shooting Fish".
posted by phaedon at 2:15 PM on May 17, 2007


Or the movie I constantly confuse "Shooting Fish" with.
posted by phaedon at 2:16 PM on May 17, 2007


I can name just about all of them.
posted by shmegegge at 2:20 PM on May 17, 2007


because I'm awesome and you should realize how cool I am.
posted by shmegegge at 2:21 PM on May 17, 2007


Lock, stock and two smoking barrels.
posted by Pendragon at 2:25 PM on May 17, 2007


WHERE IS YOUR GOLD STAR NOW?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:25 PM on May 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


Cool idea.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:26 PM on May 17, 2007


That's great! It would have been funny to bring back The Manchurian Candidate multiple times. As I recall, that guy had a lot of different Communist headcounts at different points.
posted by brundlefly at 2:26 PM on May 17, 2007


pendragon, you're mistaken. number 6, just like all the other numbers, was from Lord Of The Rings.
posted by shmegegge at 2:32 PM on May 17, 2007


Clever and fun -- good find, Stan.
posted by pax digita at 2:35 PM on May 17, 2007


wow. how would you even compile something like this? I don't think anyone can remember all these numbers in all these movies. It looks like a project that took a while.
posted by Afreemind2007 at 2:36 PM on May 17, 2007


65. Even still, that means I've watched way too many movies.
posted by linux at 2:42 PM on May 17, 2007


very nice. best post on here in a while.
posted by shockingbluamp at 2:48 PM on May 17, 2007


how would you even compile something like this? I don't think anyone can remember all these numbers in all these movies. It looks like a project that took a while.

From the YouTube comments:
The whole process took about two months. I had earlier done a blog post with the 1-100 quotes listed, but when I went to do the video, I decided to change a bunch of them for various reasons. About a third of these I knew off the top of my head, and the rest I found through relentless Googling and IMDb-ing.
posted by kirkaracha at 3:10 PM on May 17, 2007


how would you even compile something like this?

Be a movie nut and remember a bunch of 'em top of mind; fill out the remainder of the list with keyword searches against imdb and other such sites; acquire scenes from personal library, rentals, loans, and torrents; fine-cut them for flow, drop 'em in a timeline, and hit "export".

Great idea, nice execution.
posted by cortex at 3:11 PM on May 17, 2007


Or what kirkaracha said. Also, someone should do a tl;dr version cut right at the numbers.
posted by cortex at 3:14 PM on May 17, 2007


very nice. best post on here in a while.

Really? It is a good and entertaining link but check out the one posted right before it.
posted by vito90 at 3:14 PM on May 17, 2007


That was fun, and it was cool to see The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 in there.
posted by Oriole Adams at 3:16 PM on May 17, 2007


Managed to guess what 38 would be. I've seen Aliens way too many times...
posted by aerotive at 3:17 PM on May 17, 2007


I think we're going to have to ban single-link YouTube posts now, because none of them could possibly reach that level of magnificence. Alonzo Mosely, whoever you are, I salute you.

Also, go get this movie immediately. You're going to love it.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 3:17 PM on May 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


Count me impressed.
posted by nola at 3:20 PM on May 17, 2007


So -- is there a list of the films somewhere?
posted by pax digita at 3:23 PM on May 17, 2007


Got 80. Need to get out more -- but, uh, somewhere other than the movies, I think.
posted by tzikeh at 3:23 PM on May 17, 2007


Yeah, I think I got a bit more than half. And shmegegge, can you send me your copy of LotR? I was wondering what it would be like if Guy Ritchie directed it.
posted by quin at 3:26 PM on May 17, 2007


That was thoroughly delightful. But did they miss a number or two? Did I sleep through 58?
posted by languagehat at 3:29 PM on May 17, 2007


Oooh, cortex: How many do you think you could get on a tl;dr version? I think, just from visual, I could get 45 (on my best day).
posted by tzikeh at 3:36 PM on May 17, 2007


No, it was there languagehat, Sean Connery says "57 years" and is respond to with "58 to be exact" which is then followed by "57 card carrying members of the Communist party..."
posted by quin at 3:40 PM on May 17, 2007


languagehat: 58 is James Bond and Goldfinger, talking about how long Fort Knox would remain radioactive....
posted by tzikeh at 3:40 PM on May 17, 2007


Phwah! Too easy! Bring on 101 to 200.
posted by Twang at 3:56 PM on May 17, 2007


Nice find! I'll be sending that link to several movie-crazy friends.
It was fun to see that you can identify some movies in seconds, while others take quite a lot longer. Personally, I can do the movies in color pretty well, but my black and white film knowledge is sorely lacking...
posted by gemmy at 4:11 PM on May 17, 2007


Interesting that some of the most obvious "number" movies were not used for their respective spots in the list: 48 Hours, Catch-22, 12 Angry Men, Se7en, etc. Entertaining nonetheless. I laughed at number 8 (Office Space), which I've seen many times but didn't see coming.
posted by good in a vacuum at 4:15 PM on May 17, 2007


I only got 73 for certain, and I don't have a life. That was fun. Thanks, Mr. Chin!
posted by steef at 4:21 PM on May 17, 2007


KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

(Great post. I got too few of them right.)
posted by evilcolonel at 4:22 PM on May 17, 2007


Managed to guess what 38 would be. I've seen Aliens way too many times...

I was hoping for "locker 38" from To Live and Die in LA...
posted by Tube at 4:25 PM on May 17, 2007


100.
99. Laura
98. Dead Poet's Society
97. Blade Runner
96. The Lost Weekend
95. Ocean's 11
94. Star Wars
93. Midnight Run
92.
91. The Right Stuff
90. The Fugitive
89.
88. Back to the Future
87.
86. Quiz Show
85. Silence of the Lambs
84. Titanic
83. The Magnificent Seven
82. Rain Man
81. Galaxy Quest
80.
79. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
78.
77. The Apartment
76. The Great Escape
75. The Hustler
74. Ed Wood
73. The Jerk
72. Raiders of the Lost Ark
71. When Harry Met Sally
70. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
69. M*A*S*H
68. The Breakfast Club
67. The King and I
66.
65. The Princess Bride
64. Yellow Submarine
63. Network
62. Mister Roberts
61. Singles
60. Gone With the Wind
59.
58. Goldfinger
57. The Manchurian Candidate
56.
55.
54.
53.
52. Waking Ned Devine
51.
50. Cool Hand Luke
49. The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
48. The Adventures of Robin Hood
47. The Big Sleep
46.
45. The Hudsucker Proxy
44. Dirty Harry
43. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
42. Finding Nemo
41.
40. Superman
39. The 39 Steps
38. Aliens
37. Men in Black
36. Clerks
35.
34.
33.
32.
31. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
30. 30 Days to Yuma
29. Young Frankenstein
28. Bridge Over the River Kwai
27. The Usual Suspects
26. North by Northwest
25. Sunset Boulevard
24. Escape from New York
23.
22. Casablanca
21. The Lion in Winter
20. Boogie Nights
19. The Shawshank Redemption
18. Almost Famous
17. The Maltese Falcon
16. The Natural
15. Being John Malkovich
14.
13. Lawrence of Arabia
12. Ghostbusters
11. Spinal Tap
10. Citizen Kane
9. Twelve Angry Men
8. Office Space
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
6. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
5. The Godfather
4. Fargo
3. L.A. Confidential
2.
1. Lord of the Rings
posted by kirkaracha at 4:31 PM on May 17, 2007


OK, I've got too much time on my hands. This is what I got...

100: Night of the Living Dead
99: ?
98: Dead Poet's Society
97: Blade Runner
96: ?
95: Oceans 11
94: Star Wars (IV)
93: Midnight Run
92: ?
91: The Right Stuff
90: The Fugitive
89: ?
88: Back to the Future
87: Apollo 13
86: Quiz Show
85: Silence of the Lambs
84: Titanic
83: ?
82: Rainman
81: Galaxy Quest
80: Harold and Maude
79: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
78: ?
77: ?
76: ?
75: The Hustler
74: Ed Wood
73: The Jerk
72: Raiders of the Lost Ark
71: When Harry Met Sally
70: Star Trek 2
69: M.A.S.H.
68: The Breakfast Club
67: The King and I
66: ?
65: The Princess Bride
64: Yellow Submarine
63: Network
62: ?
61: ?
60: Gone With the Wind
59: ?
58: James Bond... ?
57: ?
56: It's a Wonderful Life ?
55: The Blues Brothers
54: ?
53: ?
52: ?
51: ?
50: ?
49: ?
48: ?
47: The Big Sleep
46: ?
45: The Hudsucker Proxy
44: Dirty Harry
43: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
42: ?
41: ?
40: Superman
39: ?
38: Aliens
37: Men in Black
36: Clerks
35: ?
34: ?
33: ?
32: ?
31: Ferris Beueller's Day Off
30: ?
29: Young Frankenstein
28: The Bridge on the River Kwai
27: The Usual Suspects
26: North by Northwest
25: Sunset Boulevard
24: Escape From New York
23: The Wizard of Oz
22: Casablanca
21: The Lion in Winter
20: Boogie Nights
19: The Shawshank Redemption
18: ?
17: ?
16: ?
15: Being John Malkovitch
14: ?
13: Lawrence of Arabia
12: Ghostbusters
11: This is Spinal Tap
10: Citizen Cane
9: ?
8: Office Space
7: ?
6: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
5: The Godfather (Part 1)
4: Fargo
3: ?
2: ?
1: The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring)
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:34 PM on May 17, 2007


2 is from Once Upon a Time in the West.
posted by Aloysius Bear at 4:45 PM on May 17, 2007


I don't know 92, or 89, but 78 should be The Day the Earth Stood Still.
posted by Chuckles at 5:03 PM on May 17, 2007


Don't know 66.. 59..

54 is Remains of the Day
53 ..
posted by Chuckles at 5:07 PM on May 17, 2007


46. On the Waterfront
35. Harvey
posted by oneirodynia at 5:12 PM on May 17, 2007


51
46 might be On the Waterfront, maybe (or maybe not..)
41
35 Harvey
34 Marty
33
32
posted by Chuckles at 5:12 PM on May 17, 2007


That leaves 14 and 2

14 is Cat Ballou?
posted by Chuckles at 5:14 PM on May 17, 2007


I think 14 is the Dirty Dozen.
posted by oneirodynia at 5:15 PM on May 17, 2007


Still not known then:
92
89
66
59
53
51
41
33
32

(Aloysius Bear already got 2)
posted by Chuckles at 5:16 PM on May 17, 2007


No I'm high- it's the Professionals.
posted by oneirodynia at 5:19 PM on May 17, 2007


(14)
posted by oneirodynia at 5:20 PM on May 17, 2007


OK, I think 92 is from It Came From Outer Space. 59 are Nick and Nora, but I'm not entirely sure if it's a scene from the Thin Man or not.
posted by oneirodynia at 5:27 PM on May 17, 2007


76.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:31 PM on May 17, 2007


All movies ID'd here.
posted by languagehat at 5:32 PM on May 17, 2007


Well, it certainly isn't The Dirty Dozen :) I had no clue about 33, but google reveals an answer.. I think I will quit now.

And it really sucks that they picked Lord of the Rings for number 1.. Like dude, there can be only one, obviously. Otherwise, awesome!
posted by Chuckles at 5:33 PM on May 17, 2007


32 Is All About Eve, and 51 is Roman Holiday. That's all I've got.
posted by oneirodynia at 5:37 PM on May 17, 2007


I got too distracted counting how many clips had a mangled aspect ratio. Sigh.
posted by Rhomboid at 5:56 PM on May 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


l' hat, your link is all wrong. number 100 should be Lord of the Rings, as should 99 and all of the others, too.
posted by shmegegge at 6:01 PM on May 17, 2007


Nice editing job! I'm going to have fun watching my husband tear through this.

So, #39.... Rebecca?

Kidding!
posted by maryh at 6:33 PM on May 17, 2007


I just got a reply from Alonzo a little while ago in case anybody wants to ask about the remaining films.
posted by pax digita at 6:43 PM on May 17, 2007


33 is The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
92 is It Came from Outer Space
posted by Paragon at 7:02 PM on May 17, 2007


Ha! I had lots of fun guessing which movies would be used, although the only ones I guessed correctly were Clerks and Spinal Tap.
posted by Rangeboy at 7:08 PM on May 17, 2007


What Horace said, and was exactly what I was going to say. One of my all time favs. Great post, too.
posted by moonbird at 7:11 PM on May 17, 2007


I watched this from a friend's blog last night. It's a fascinating clip that covers a lot of film history.

That list linked by language hat has a few errors, like #3 is from LA Confidential, not Glengarry Glen Ross.
posted by myopicman at 7:25 PM on May 17, 2007


14 is The Professionals
posted by toddbass10 at 7:35 PM on May 17, 2007


30 is the Wild Bunch.
posted by nola at 7:50 PM on May 17, 2007


I was happy to see Clerks at 36, sad to not see Bill & Ted at 69.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 8:22 PM on May 17, 2007


Fun, and in some ways more significant to my mind than any of the crap AFI has spewed in recent years. Perhaps because this is a more objective and less arbitrary collection of 'best of cinema' stuff. When someone tries to say "the 100 best X kind of films ever" the results can never live up to any single individual's expectations.

Someone's always gonna be upset that One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest wasn't higher on the list and the next person will question why that movie was on the list at all. Even if the list was "top 100 movies with elbows in them."
posted by ZachsMind at 10:59 PM on May 17, 2007


I can do the movies in color pretty well, but my black and white film knowledge is sorely lacking...

Yep, same here. 69 (many of them guesses).

That was fun!
posted by dreamsign at 3:17 AM on May 18, 2007


I'd love to get a script for this montage. I could use with some of my EFL students to work on their numbers comprehension.
posted by Lezzles at 5:38 AM on May 18, 2007


That list linked by language hat has a few errors

Mention them in the comments and he'll fix them. That's the nice thing about an editable list.
posted by languagehat at 6:54 AM on May 18, 2007


Answerws are here.
posted by bap98189 at 7:38 AM on May 18, 2007


Alonzo Mosely, whoever you are, I salute you.
PS: Alonzo Mosley is a reference to the movie Midnight Run.
posted by notmydesk at 7:59 AM on May 18, 2007


Thanks for the post, Stan. Not only a great idea for a short movie, but also extremely well done. You think the quote about eating the 50 eggs would be best, then comes the .44 Magnum ("the most powerful handgun in the world"), and the 39 steps. But in the end, what could be cooler than "These go to 11."

A few years ago I realized I'd seen 78 of the AFI top 100 movies list, and over the last few winters I've been watching the rest. Finally finished them off a few weeks ago with one I didn't like much (Silence of the Lambs), one that was o.k. (A Place in the Sun), and one I really liked (Goodfellas).

I doubt that I have the stamina to take on The Worst 100 Movies; I've only seen 5 so far.
posted by LeLiLo at 8:55 AM on May 18, 2007


I've seen far too many of those worst 100, but I object to Mars Attacks being on there. I know, a lot of people don't like that movie, whatever. If they're going to include Mars Attacks, and NOT include Mitchell, then they're saying that Mars Attacks is worse than Mitchell. Mitchell is abominable, and only ever redeemed by being one of the best MST3K episodes ever (along with Manos Hands of Fate which is rightly included on this list). They don't have to like Mars Attacks, but to say it's one of the worst movies ever made, and then not include one of the actual worst movies ever made is horrendous.
posted by shmegegge at 9:29 AM on May 18, 2007


I love being dropped into a totally random scene in a movie!
posted by Lord Kinbote at 10:02 AM on May 18, 2007


There are several films in the Worst List which are actually quite good. "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" has great physical comedy.
posted by rottytooth at 10:54 AM on May 18, 2007


Ooh, that Worst list lelilo posted gets my goat. Any list that includes Mars Attacks!, Last Action Hero or Fire Walk With Me is worthless. Not to mention the Ed Wood movies. His films aren't bad, they're just inept in certain ways.
posted by brundlefly at 11:49 AM on May 18, 2007


Yeah, that bad list fails.

Hudson Hawk (1991)
Red Dawn (1984)

Though I was surprised and pleased to be able to say that I agreed with this:

Titanic (1997)
posted by quin at 12:06 PM on May 18, 2007


63 for me at first try.
And who wouldn't like Silence of the Lambs?! Sheesh.
posted by asfuller at 12:08 PM on May 18, 2007


The inevitable gaffes on Worst lists remind me of Ebert's Oscars analysis from a while back: just as Best foo should often be read as Most foo for Academy purposes ("Most acting!" "Most costume design!"), some of the things on the list aren't Worst in any responsible sense, they're just Most Zinged.

"Hey, remember when Hudson Hawk came out? Boy did that ever get a lot of shit talked about it! Yes, sir, those were some real zings."
posted by cortex at 12:22 PM on May 18, 2007 [3 favorites]


Seriously, where's Accepted in that list? or National Lampoon's Van Wilder? or Mean Girls?

*runs back to see if those are on the list*

*comes back*

yeah!
posted by shmegegge at 12:27 PM on May 18, 2007


*Looks blankly*

You didn't like Van Wilder?

Apart from one scene which is wrong, and one which is really, really wrong, I thought it was quite good.
posted by quin at 12:35 PM on May 18, 2007


Sixty-two. And honestly, I don't watch movies much.
posted by deCadmus at 8:08 PM on May 18, 2007


Ooh, that Worst list lelilo posted gets my goat.

Your pet goat? I'm just the messenger; I actually liked all 5 of the films I saw on that list. As cortex says, they're just the best known films that some people decided, for some reason, they didn't like. The actual worst movie I think I ever saw (except for a few incredibly boring French ones I could barely sit through) was Surf Nazis Must Die. Not on the list.
posted by LeLiLo at 8:59 PM on May 18, 2007


Oh, man! Surf Nazis Must Die is great and completely fucking terrible, yeah.
posted by cortex at 9:41 PM on May 18, 2007


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