I’m a big fan of lists. I think it goes back to my baseball card collecting days when I would spend hours organizing my cards and then creating lists of the ones I needed to complete a set. Once I tracked down the missing cards, I would cross the numbers off of my list until the page was a solid, continuous black line. You can’t beat the feeling of crossing stuff off on a list. I’ll even add things that I’ve completed that weren’t on my original lists just to cross them off. I can’t explain it.

Anyway, I love lists of movies to see, books to read, cd’s to own, etc. As I find new ones, I’ll share them with you here. If you have any good ones I should know about, pass ‘em on.

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Lists of Bests I'm Working On...

Radcliffe 100 Best Novels List

If you’re looking for something good to read, look no further than this list of fiction compiled by the Radcliffe Publishing Course. It was developed in 1998 as an alternative to the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels list, which Radcliffe considered too old, too white, too male, etc.

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Comment | posted 09/08/2005 04:17 PM

Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Movies

A few months back, Time Magazine came up with their list of the All-Time Top 100 Movies as compiled by Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel. Corliss has an interesting article on the site that describes the process of selecting the films for the list. The major criteria was that both men had to agree on a film for it to make the list. That, to me, would be a significant challenge. After comparing their lists, they found that they had 31 matches, which meant debate on the final 69. You can also see what films were close but didn’t make the cut.

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| posted 09/07/2005 03:01 PM

Roger Ebert's List of Great Movies

Here is Ebert’s list of “Great Movies” from his website. It’s more or less in alphabetical order. The big difference between this one and the AFI list is that Ebert included foreign films. Also, Ebert came up with his list on his own while the AFI list is compiled based on input from over 1,500 members. Finally, Ebert’s list keeps growing while the AFI list is static. Basically, I’ll never see all of these…

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| posted 08/29/2005 04:32 PM

AFI Top 100 Films Checklist

This is the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest Movies, selected by AFI’s blue-ribbon panel of more than 1,500 leaders of the American movie community.

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Comment | posted 08/08/2005 12:01 AM