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My Top 50 Films All-Time
April 27, 2012
I am not a professional film critic, nor do I have any credentials that qualify me to tell the public what the best movies of all-time are. Then, again, I am not your every day movie goer. I am a life-long viewer obsessed with movies and film stars mostly from the Golden Era of films. I believe I was a movie lover right out of the womb.
I was always into movie trivia and behind the scenes stories of film stars. I went through a period in my life where I watched two or three movies a day. There was almost a symbiotic relationship between Hollywood and myself. I simply love movies and movie stars. Not today's stars. They are not the same as the ones I grew up with. Maybe there are a couple like Diane Lane, for example. There was a glamour and a star-power that simply did not carry over into today's actors. For me, the star usually makes the movie. A few films would be powerful simply for their storyline, but most require the magnetism of the Hollywood star.
The film critic has criteria that he, or she goes by to give a film a place on their list. I have only one. I must thoroughly enjoy the film whether it makes me laugh, cry, sad, feel good, or gives me the Wow factor. So, here I go with my list of the Top 50 Films of All-Time. Four of my top five are usually in the top five of most lists out there; they are just that good. The only one missing is the film claimed on most lists to be the number one film of all time, Citizen Cane. Sorry, but I just can not even include this film on my entire list. The film was ahead of its time and used camera angles and various behind the scene skills that are far reaching and significant to the professional film critic. I just did not enjoy watching.