Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I was recently invited by Iain Stott, of The One-Line Review, to participate in a poll of filmmakers, critics, historians and other cinema enthusiasts to determine the 50 greatest films of all time. Here is the master list that Stott spent so much time compiling. And here are my personal choices that I contributed. I hope to read some commentary generated regarding this list.
Random thoughts about the Sotomayor Hearing: Does anyone else find it amusing to see Stuart Smalley on the panel grilling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor?
Also, in a recent exchange, liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews—often the one known for movie references peppered throughout his reportage—asked conservative Pat Buchanan how he felt about the right-wing fringe's ideas that Sotomayor's interest in foreign court precedents would contribute to our nation's government being supplanted by a foreign one. To paraphrase Matthews, he was speaking about the "black helicopter" contingent.
Buchanan responded with a chuckle, "Red Dawn!"