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Your Thoughts on the Top 10 Lists...
What do you think of these lists for 2007?
By Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor
December 17, 2007
There’s not really a hell of lot going down this morning in the way of genre news and I’m not all that shocked at that particular development. Monday mornings tend to be slow anyway but the WGA effect (as I like to call it.) is beginning to contribute as a factor. We’re fast approaching a day when studios won’t be green-lighting any more films until these strike issues are resolved even when the studio has a finished script for that particular project.
For the most part, that’s already happening.
But that’s not why I’m here writing this out…
For the past two weeks, various organizations have been submitting their Top 10 Films of 2007 lists, most of them consisting of the very same limited-released films that we usually tend to see. You know what I’m saying here; those films which hardly ever get theater distribution above 2,000 prints are the ones which seem to be critically respected while any movie over 3,000 prints that bank at the box office hardly ever gets any love. There are exceptions in some cases. Pixar's Ratatouille seems to be one of them for this year's selections.
It’s nothing new and the latest AFI Top 10 that Hollywood Reporter has up this morning is prompting me to ask you genre fans what you think of the lists being distributed around the internet over the past week. I know that we have some passionate genre fans around here and at times, your geeky natures tend to amaze even me. I’m surrounded by true Genre Maniacs and I have no problems with that fact since I’m one myself. So, I’m going to pass the ball to you and it’s time to cut loose on the year of 2007 since the year will be drawing to a close very soon.
Here’s what the AFI considers to be the top 10 films of this year...
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into the Wild
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Here’s what the AFI considers to be the top 10 shows of this year…
Everybody Hates Chris
Friday Night Lights
Tell Me Who You Love
If you’re wondering who made up these particular lists, here’s what the trade reports.
The 13-person jury that decided the film honorees consisted of Frank Pierson, David Ansen, Donn Cambern, Mary Corey, Lawrence Kasdan, Leonard Maltin, Tara McPherson, Diana Ossana, David Picker, Tom Pollock, Richard Schickel, Gary Winick and Kristal Brent Zook.
The TV jury was comprised of Rich Frank, Dick Askin, Neal Baer, Anna Everett, Nancy Franklin, Barry Garron, Melissa Gilbert, Horace Newcomb, Del Reisman, Matt Roush, Maureen Ryan, Robert Thompson and Ron Underwood.
Now, it’s your turn, fellow genre fans. What do you think of these lists? What do you consider to be the Top 10 Films of 2007 or Top 10 Shows of 2007?