Sunday, December 16, 2007

AFI Winners

Top Ten:

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into the Wild
Juno
Knocked Up
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
The Savages
There Will Be Blood

Ouch, 5/10. I should have seen the Atonement snub coming...I can't believe I forgot it wasn't an American film, I saw it in the UK before the American release, after all! Speaking of that topic, just to clear up something for anyone who doesn't know, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is both a US and French feature so that's why it qualified. I predicted The Bucket List for the same reason that Brian predicted Knocked Up, the AFI has a tendency to include comedies in their list. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street's exclusion is a bit surprising. The Savages stays in the race, as does Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

What do you think of these?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Last year "The Departed" was snub of this list and won...

Daniel Crooke said...

That's correct, but, last year was the first time that the eventual Best Picture winner wasn't on the AFI's list, so, the AFI is still kind of a big deal.