June 18th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Those crazy list-making folks at the American Film Institute have placed A New Hope in second place on their list of the top 10 science fiction films. Click through to see the original trailer and some clips of James Earl Jones talking about the film.
The top spot goes to 2001, with E.T., A Clockwork Orange, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Blade Runner, Alien, Terminator 2, the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Back to the Future rounding out the choices.
There’s a fantasy list as well, which includes The Wizard of Oz, Fellowship of the Ring, and King Kong.
Filed: film · star wars
Tagged: a new hope · afi · alien · blade runner · james earl jones · lists · lord of the rings · terminator
March 4th, 2008 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Sci Fi Wire readers bemoan the lack of The Empire Strikes Back, Aliens and Serenity in the… Wait a minute. AFI’s doing a list of the Best Science Fiction movies? A top ten? Which will air in June? You’d think I’d have noticed that yesterday… Need to stop doing this stuff at 4am, clearly. Let that be a lesson to you all: Don’t blog while drowsy. (She says, posting at 4am. Again.)
Oh well. Whatever the final results, we can at least be sure that Star Wars won’t get beat out by The Godfather.
Filed: film · polls and quizzes
Tagged: afi · lists
September 21st, 2007 by Dunc · No Comments
Trivia masters rejoice: Jeopardy! added a Star Wars category today. It’s already aired here (curses!) so I have to ask: just how obsessed does one have to be to make the $1000 question laughable?
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Filed: fandom · star wars · star wars on tv
Tagged: afi · ewoks · game shows · george lucas · hyperspace · jake lloyd · lists · return of the jedi · rogue squadron
September 19th, 2007 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The American Film Institute is having a poll to decide which of their 100 most thrilling movies will be screened for free at Hollywood’s Arclight on Halloween. Both A New Hope and Raiders of the Lost Ark are on the list.
Filed: film · polls and quizzes · star wars
Tagged: a new hope · afi · indiana jones · lists · raiders of the lost ark
June 21st, 2007 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Great American film, or Greatest American film?
The American Film Institute is revisited their list of the top American movies yesterday. In 1998, Star Wars was #15; this time, it’s moved up to #13! Also making the cut are American Graffiti (#62, up from #77) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (#66, down from #60.) New additions include Fellowship of the Ring (#50) and Blade Runner (#97.) Register on the site to download the list in PDF.
Filed: fandom · film · space & science · star wars
Tagged: a new hope · afi · american graffiti · lists · robot chicken
May 13th, 2005 by NanLuz · Comments Off
The Washington Post has a special on-line only Star Wars section
Lots of good stuff here now with more scheduled for the next week, including web chats with Matt Stover and Jeremy Bulloch. There’s also a “Sith Sense” blog with entries about DC area news. The most interesting tidbit there is that the American Film Institute theater in Silver Spring MD will be showing ANH, ESB, RoTJ, TPM and AoTC in early July as part of the AFI’s tribute to George Lucas. Details to come.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: afi · jeremy bulloch · matthew stover