New Canon Update

September 18, 2013

I have completed through directors whose last name starts with C. In case you missed the earlier post, the idea here is to generate a list of great movies with two emphases. Preference is given to more recent films, and preference is given to storied directors who have created a large body of work. And yes, I do realize that Transformers: Dark of the Moon is in the top 100 (so far) but except for that truly inexplicable thing, I like the way the list is shaping up.

1) Talk to Her – Almodovar     Rating 10000
2) Fargo – Coen     Rating 9998
3) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Burton     Rating 9996
4) Ed Wood – Burton     Rating 9994
5) No Country for Old Men – Coen     Rating 9991
6) All About My Mother – Almodovar     Rating 9989
7) Barton Fink – Coen     Rating 9987
8) Frankenweenie – Burton     Rating 9984
9) Raising Arizona – Coen     Rating 9982
10) Short Cuts – Altman     Rating 9980
11) Bad Education – Almodovar     Rating 9977
12) Alice in Wonderland – Burton     Rating 9975
13) True Grit – Coen     Rating 9973
14) Blood Simple – Coen     Rating 9970
15) Gosford Park – Altman     Rating 9968
16) 49 Up – Apted     Rating 9966
17) Crimes and Misdemeanors – Allen     Rating 9964
18) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Burton     Rating 9961
19) Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride – Burton     Rating 9959
20) Titanic – Cameron     Rating 9957
21) Tetro – Coppola     Rating 9954
22) Hannah and Her Sisters – Allen     Rating 9952
23) Midnight in Paris – Allen     Rating 9950
24) Miller’s Crossing – Coen     Rating 9947
25) Batman – Burton     Rating 9945
26) A History of Violence – Cronenberg     Rating 9943
27) 56 Up – Apted     Rating 9940
28) 42 Up – Apted     Rating 9938
29) Volver – Almodovar     Rating 9936
30) 127 Hours – Boyle     Rating 9933
31) O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Coen     Rating 9931
32) A Prairie Home Companion – Altman     Rating 9929
33) Terminator 2: Judgment Day – Cameron     Rating 9927
34) The Player – Altman     Rating 9924
35) Slumdog Millionaire – Boyle     Rating 9922
36) The Big Lebowski – Coen     Rating 9920
37) Husbands and Wives – Allen     Rating 9917
38) A Serious Man – Coen     Rating 9915
39) Manhattan – Allen     Rating 9913
40) Carlos – Assayas     Rating 9910
41) Irma Vep – Assayas     Rating 9908
42) Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – Almodovar     Rating 9906
43) Under African Skies – Berlinger     Rating 9903
44) Annie Hall – Allen     Rating 9901
45) 35 Up – Apted     Rating 9899
46) Nashville – Altman     Rating 9896
47) La folie Almayer – Akerman     Rating 9894
48) Paris, Je T’Aime – Assayas     Rating 9892
49) Rushmore – Anderson     Rating 9890
50) Hope and Glory – Boorman     Rating 9887
51) 28 Days Later – Boyle     Rating 9885
52) Radio Days – Allen     Rating 9883
53) Live Flesh – Almodovar     Rating 9880
54) Eastern Promises – Cronenberg     Rating 9878
55) The Terminator – Cameron     Rating 9876
56) Big Fish – Burton     Rating 9873
57) Broken Embraces – Almodovar     Rating 9871
58) Edward Scissorhands – Burton     Rating 9869
59) The Piano – Campion     Rating 9866
60) Trance – Boyle     Rating 9864
61) McCabe & Mrs. Miller – Altman     Rating 9862
62) The Purple Rose of Cairo – Allen     Rating 9859
63) The Hurt Locker – Bigelow     Rating 9857
64) M*A*S*H – Altman     Rating 9855
65) Fanny & Alexander – Bergman     Rating 9853
66) Almost Famous – Crowe     Rating 9850
67) Trainspotting – Boyle     Rating 9848
68) Apocalypse Now – Coppola     Rating 9846
69) Pain & Gain – Bay     Rating 9843
70) 28 Up – Apted     Rating 9841
71) Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – Burton     Rating 9839
72) Dead Ringers – Cronenberg     Rating 9836
73) Boogie Nights – Anderson     Rating 9834
74) The Thing – Carpenter     Rating 9832
75) Autumn Sonata – Bergman     Rating 9829
76) Saraband – Bergman     Rating 9827
77) Sunshine – Boyle     Rating 9825
78) Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer – Broomfield     Rating 9823
79) Shallow Grave – Boyle     Rating 9820
80) Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Bay     Rating 9818
81) Vincent and Theo – Altman     Rating 9816
82) The Fly – Cronenberg     Rating 9813
83) Silence… On Tourne – Chahine     Rating 9811
84) A Dangerous Method – Cronenberg     Rating 9809
85) There Will Be Blood – Anderson     Rating 9806
86) Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory – Berlinger     Rating 9804
87) A Nightmare on Elm Street – Craven     Rating 9802
88) Scream – Craven     Rating 9799
89) The Caine Mutiny Court Martial – Altman     Rating 9797
90) Millions – Boyle     Rating 9795
91) Ulysses’ Gaze – Angelopoulos     Rating 9792
92) Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story – Apted     Rating 9790
93) Thunderheart – Apted     Rating 9788
94) The Last Mistress – Breillet     Rating 9786
95) The Conversation – Coppola     Rating 9783
96) The Godfather Part II – Coppola     Rating 9781
97) L’Eau Froide – Assayas     Rating 9779
98) Aliens – Cameron     Rating 9776
99) Halloween – Carpenter     Rating 9774
100) The Law of Desire – Almodovar     Rating 9772

The New Canon, A-B

August 28, 2013

Trying to generate a ranking system that ranks films according to 4 criteria; a) strength of the film; b) age of the film, with favor being given to more recent films; c) the overall strength of the director’s best 10 films, and d) median date of the directors 10 best films.

The idea is to lean away from films that have been in the “Ten Best Films Ever Produced” and towards more recent works. There are some flaws in the system, as anyone who looks closely will see, but it is at least interesting. Here’s the top 100, after every director in film history whose last name begins with “A” or “B” has been assessed.

1) Talk to Her – Almodovar     Rating 10000
2) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Burton     Rating 9997
3) Ed Wood – Burton     Rating 9993
4) All About My Mother – Almodovar     Rating 9989
5) Frankenweenie – Burton     Rating 9985
6) Short Cuts – Altman     Rating 9981
7) Bad Education – Almodovar     Rating 9977
8) Alice in Wonderland – Burton     Rating 9974
9) Gosford Park – Altman     Rating 9970
10) 49 Up – Apted     Rating 9966
11) Crimes and Misdemeanors – Allen     Rating 9962
12) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Burton     Rating 9958
13) Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride – Burton     Rating 9954
14) Hannah and Her Sisters – Allen     Rating 9951
15) Midnight in Paris – Allen     Rating 9947
16) Batman – Burton     Rating 9943
17) 56 Up – Apted     Rating 9939
18) 42 Up – Apted     Rating 9935
19) Volver – Almodovar     Rating 9931
20) A Prairie Home Companion – Altman     Rating 9927
21) 127 Hours – Boyle     Rating 9924
22) The Player – Altman     Rating 9920
23) Slumdog Millionaire – Boyle     Rating 9916
24) Husbands and Wives – Allen     Rating 9912
25) Manhattan – Allen     Rating 9908
26) Carlos – Assayas     Rating 9904
27) Irma Vep – Assayas     Rating 9901
28) Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – Almodovar     Rating 9897
29) Annie Hall – Allen     Rating 9893
30) Nashville – Altman     Rating 9889
31) Under African Skies – Berlinger     Rating 9885
32) 35 Up – Apted     Rating 9881
33) Hope and Glory – Boorman     Rating 9877
34) La folie Almayer – Akerman     Rating 9874
35) Paris, Je T’Aime – Assayas     Rating 9870
36) Rushmore – Anderson     Rating 9866
37) Radio Days – Allen     Rating 9862
38) 28 Days Later – Boyle     Rating 9858
39) Live Flesh – Almodovar     Rating 9854
40) Big Fish – Burton     Rating 9851
41) Edward Scissorhands – Burton     Rating 9847
42) Broken Embraces – Almodovar     Rating 9843
43) McCabe & Mrs. Miller – Altman     Rating 9839
44) The Purple Rose of Cairo – Allen     Rating 9835
45) Trance – Boyle     Rating 9831
46) Fanny & Alexander – Bergman     Rating 9827
47) M*A*S*H – Altman     Rating 9824
48) The Hurt Locker – Bigelow     Rating 9820
49) 28 Up – Apted     Rating 9816
50) Trainspotting – Boyle     Rating 9812
51) Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – Burton     Rating 9808
52) Autumn Sonata – Bergman     Rating 9804
53) Pain & Gain – Bay     Rating 9801
54) Saraband – Bergman     Rating 9797
55) Boogie Nights – Anderson     Rating 9793
56) Sunshine – Boyle     Rating 9789
57) Vincent and Theo – Altman     Rating 9785
58) Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer – Broomfield     Rating 9781
59) Shallow Grave – Boyle     Rating 9778
60) Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Bay     Rating 9774
61) The Caine Mutiny Court Martial – Altman     Rating 9770
62) Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory – Berlinger     Rating 9766
63) There Will Be Blood – Anderson     Rating 9762
64) Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story – Apted     Rating 9758
65) Thunderheart – Apted     Rating 9754
66) Ulysses’ Gaze – Angelopoulos     Rating 9751
67) Millions – Boyle     Rating 9747
68) L’Eau Froide – Assayas     Rating 9743
69) The Law of Desire – Almodovar     Rating 9739
70) The Last Mistress – Breillet     Rating 9735
71) Love and Death – Allen     Rating 9731
72) The Long Goodbye – Altman     Rating 9728
73) Crude – Berlinger     Rating 9724
74) Cries and Whispers – Bergman     Rating 9720
75) Sarah Palin: You Betcha! – Broomfield     Rating 9716
76) Kurt & Courtney – Broomfield     Rating 9712
77) The General – Boorman     Rating 9708
78) Sleeper – Allen     Rating 9704
79) Deliverance – Boorman     Rating 9701
80) Strumpet – Boyle     Rating 9697
81) Nobody’s Fool – Benton     Rating 9693
82) Clean – Assayas     Rating 9689
83) Fantastic Mr. Fox – Anderson     Rating 9685
84) The Singing Detective – Amiel     Rating 9681
85) Gorillas in the Mist – Apted     Rating 9678
86) The Flower of My Secret – Almodovar     Rating 9674
87) Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam – Broomfield     Rating 9670
88) After the Wedding – Bier     Rating 9666
89) The Darjeeling Limited – Anderson     Rating 9662
90) Brother’s Keeper – Berlinger     Rating 9658
91) Battle for Haditha – Broomfield     Rating 9654
92) The Edge of Heaven – Akin     Rating 9651
93) Soldier Girls – Broomfield     Rating 9647
94) Sting: Bring on the Night – Apted     Rating 9643
95) The Wrestler – Aronofsky     Rating 9639
96) Les Destinées – Assayas     Rating 9635
97) Henry V – Branagh     Rating 9631
98) Brothers – Bier     Rating 9628
99) Metallica: Some Kind of Monster – Berlinger     Rating 9624
100) Magnolia – Anderson     Rating 9620

 


The 1000 Best Contemporary Films

June 3, 2013

…if you only count directors whose names, alphabetically, are between Paul Aaron and Reginald Barker

1) Talk to Her – Almodovar
2) All About My Mother – Almodovar
3) Bad Education – Almodovar
4) Short Cuts – Altman
5) Gosford Park – Altman
6) 49 Up – Apted
7) Crimes and Misdemeanors – Allen
8) Midnight in Paris – Allen
9) 56 Up – Apted
10) Hannah and Her Sisters – Allen
11) Volver – Almodovar
12) 42 Up – Apted
13) A Prairie Home Companion – Altman
14) The Player – Altman
15) Carlos – Assayas
16) Husbands and Wives – Allen
17) Irma Vep – Assayas
18) Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – Almodovar
19) Manhattan – Allen
20) Paris, Je T’Aime – Assayas
21) 35 Up – Apted
22) La folie Almayer – Akerman
23) Annie Hall – Allen
24) Broken Embraces – Almodovar
25) Rushmore – Anderson
26) Nashville – Altman
27) Live Flesh – Almodovar
28) Radio Days – Allen
29) The Purple Rose of Cairo – Allen
30) McCabe & Mrs. Miller – Altman
31) M*A*S*H – Altman
32) 28 Up – Apted
33) Boogie Nights – Anderson
34) Vincent and Theo – Altman
35) There Will Be Blood – Anderson
36) The Caine Mutiny Court Martial – Altman
37) L’Eau Froide – Assayas
38) Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story – Apted
39) Thunderheart – Apted
40) Ulysses’ Gaze – Angelopoulos
41) The Law of Desire – Almodovar
42) Clean – Assayas
43) Fantastic Mr. Fox – Anderson
44) Love and Death – Allen
45) The Long Goodbye – Altman
46) The Flower of My Secret – Almodovar
47) The Darjeeling Limited – Anderson
48) Gorillas in the Mist – Apted
49) The Singing Detective – Amiel
50) Sleeper – Allen
51) The Edge of Heaven – Akin
52) Something in the Air – Assayas
53) Les Destinées – Assayas
54) The Wrestler – Aronofsky
55) Magnolia – Anderson
56) Sting: Bring on the Night – Apted
57) Late August, Early September – Assayas
58) Mahler on the Couch – Adlon
59) Cinema, of Our Time: HHH – Portrait of Hou Hsiao-Hsien – Assayas
60) Eternity and a Day – Angelopoulos
61) The Royal Tenenbaums – Anderson
62) Rust and Bone – Audiard
63) Coal Miner’s Daughter – Apted
64) Matador – Almodovar
65) A Prophet – Audiard
66) Bottle Rocket – Anderson
67) Soul Kitchen – Akin
68) Shrek   – Adamson
69) The Weeping Meadow – Angelopoulos
70) Demonlover – Assayas
71) Punch-Drunk Love – Anderson
72) Gandhi – Attenborough
73) Sleep Tight – Belaguero
74) Star Trek Into Darkness – Abrams
75) Pelle the Conqueror – August
76) The Master – Anderson
77) The Barbarian Invasions – Arcand
78) The Bear – Annaud
79) Rocky – Avildsen
80) Saturday Night Fever – Badham
81) The Beat That My Heart Skipped – Audiard
82) [REC] 2 – Belaguero
83) Little Women – Armstrong
84) Airplane! – Abrahams
85) The Fountain – Aronofsky
86) Landscape in the Mist – Angelopoulos
87) Head-On – Akin
88) The Call – Anderson
89) Star Trek – Abrams
90) O Melissokomos – Angelopoulos
91) Hard Eight – Anderson
92) Moonrise Kingdom – Anderson
93) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe – Adamson
94) Mysterious Skin – Araki
95) Funny People – Apatow
96) Agora – Amenabar
97) Shrek 2 – Adamson
98) Knocked Up – Apatow
99) Transsiberian – Anderson
100) Queen of Hearts – Amiel
101) Golden Eighties – Akerman
102) Mother of Tears – Argento
103) Argo – Affleck
104) The 40-Year-Old Virgin – Apatow
105) A Song for Martin – August
106) 56 Up – Almond
107) Black Swan – Aronofsky
108) Oscar and Lucinda – Armstrong
109) The Sea Inside – Amenabar
110) Coming Home – Ashby
111) Shadowlands – Attenborough
112) Hamlet – Almereyda
113) Bound for Glory – Ashby
114) The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou – Anderson
115) Super 8 – Abrams
116) Resident Evil: Retribution – Anderson
117) The Others – Amenabar
118) Shampoo – Ashby
119) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – Adamson
120) The Name of the Rose – Annaud
121) The Three Musketeers – Anderson
122) Jesus of Montreal – Arcand
123) Bagdad Café – Adlon
124) [REC] – Belaguero
125) Twist and Shout – August
126) The Last Days of Chez Nous – Armstrong
127) Resident Evil: Afterlife – Anderson
128) The Last Detail – Ashby
129) Duma – Ballard
130) Cedar Rapids – Arteta
131) The Karate Kid – Avildsen
132) Les Rendez-Vous D’Anna – Akerman
133) My Brilliant Career – Armstrong
134) Glory! Glory! – Anderson
135) Read My Lips – Audiard
136) Cry Freedom – Attenborough
137) Pixote – Babenco
138) Il Cuore Altrove – Avati
139) The Decline of the American Empire – Arcand
140) Vanishing on 7th Street – Anderson
141) Lovers – Aranda
142) Next Stop Wonderland – Anderson
143) When Billie Beat Bobby – Anderson
144) Harold and Maude – Ashby
145) Mission: Impossible III – Abrams
146) William Eggleston in the Real World – Almereyda
147) Carandiru – Babenco
148) Meres Tou 36 – Angelopoulos
149) Youth in Revolt – Arteta
150) WarGames – Badham
151) Lumière and Company – Angelopoulos
152) Star Maps – Arteta
153) The Best Intentions – August
154) The Dirty Dozen – Aldrich
155) Funf letzte Tage – Adlon
156) Two Brothers – Annaud
157) Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles – Akerman
158) The Whales of August – Anderson
159) Blow-Up – Antonioni
160) Requiem for a Dream – Aronofsky
161) High Tide – Armstrong
162) This So-Called Disaster – Almereyda
163) The Reagans – Ackerman
164) This Sporting Life – Anderson
165) Whose Life Is It Anyway? – Badham
166) Entrapment – Amiel
167) Being There – Ashby
168) Chantal Akerman By Chantal Akerman – Akerman
169) Pi – Aronofsky
170) Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows – Ackerman
171) Masters of Horror: Jenifer – Argento
172) The Town – Affleck
173) To Meteoro Vima tou Pelargou – Angelopoulos
174) Not Fourteen Again – Armstrong
175) Creation – Amiel
176) The Card Player – Argento
177) Death Defying Acts – Armstrong
178) Portrait d’une jeune fille de la fin des annees 60 a Bruxelles – Akerman
179) Rosalie Goes Shopping – Adlon
180) The Machinist – Anderson
181) Hoosiers – Anspaugh
182) Kiss of the Spider Woman – Babenco
183) Gas Food Lodging – Anders
184) Starstruck – Armstrong
185) Fly Away Home – Ballard
186) Copycat – Amiel
187) The Good Girl – Arteta
188) Gone Baby Gone – Affleck
189) The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio – Anderson
190) The Jack Bull – Badham
191) Akermania, Vol. 1 – Akerman
192) This Is 40 – Apatow
193) L’Avventura – Antonioni
194) Lamerica – Amello
195) Hot Shots! – Abrahams
196) Fried Green Tomatoes – Avnet
197) Stardom – Arcand
198) Suspiria – Argento
199) A Bridge Too Far – Attenborough
200) If… – Anderson
201) Sommersby – Amiel
202) Save the Tiger – Avildsen
203) Normal – Anderson
204) The Gun – Badham
205) The Law – Badham
206) The Keys to the House – Amello
207) Sugarbaby – Adlon
208) All the Rivers Run – Amenta
209) Eros – Antonioni
210) Shrek 2 – Asbury
211) High Tension – Aja
212) Deadly Justice – Arthur
213) Histoires D’Amerique – Akerman
214) The Core – Amiel
215) The Living End – Araki
216) Open Your Eyes – Amenabar
217) Taxidi Sta Kithira – Angelopoulos
218) Convicted – August
219) At Play in the Fields of the Lord – Babenco
220) Joe – Avildsen
221) The Landlord – Ashby
222) Kontroll – Antal
223) The Black Stallion – Ballard
224) Little Children – Andreas
225) Joyeux Calvaire – Arcand
226) Kiss Me Deadly – Aldrich
227) Quest for Fire – Annaud
228) Kismet – Akin
229) Ruthless People – Abrahams
230) Top Secret! – Abrahams
231) The Lover – Annaud
232) Salmonberries – Adlon
233) Darkness – Belaguero
234) In Celebration – Anderson
235) First Do No Harm – Abrahams
236) The Secret – Arthur
237) Je Tu Il Elle – Akerman
238) Grace of My Heart – Anders
239) Righteous Kill – Avnet
240) Hard to Handle: Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Armstrong
241) Happy Here and Now – Almereyda
242) The Jacksons: An American Dream – Arthur
243) Cirque du Soleil: World’s Away – Adamson
244) Red Desert – Antonioni
245) Un Heros Très Discret – Audiard
246) Tenebre – Argento
247) New York, I Love You – Akin
248) O Lucky Man! – Anderson
249) Paris Vu Par… 20 Ans Apres – Akerman
250) Do You Like Hitchcock? – Argento
251) Bump in the Night – Arthur
252) Ironweed – Babenco
253) Lean on Me – Avildsen
254) The Nameless – Belaguero
255) Mrs. Soffel – Armstrong
256) Swing Vote – Anspaugh
257) The Man Who Knew Too Little – Amiel
258) Blue Bayou – Arthur
259) Fall from Grace – Arthur
260) The Longest Yard – Aldrich
261) Dirty Dancing – Ardolino
262) Chaplin – Attenborough
263) Inside Deep Throat – Bailey
264) My Crazy Life – Anders
265) Regarde les Hommes Tomber – Audiard
266) Hot Shots! Part Deux – Abrahams
267) Bridge to Silence – Arthur
268) Predators – Antal
269) Nightmare in the Daylight – Antonio
270) Evil in Clear River – Arthur
271) Chung Kuo – Antonioni
272) Beyond the Clouds – Antonioni
273) The Karate Kid Part II – Avildsen
274) Stakeout – Badham
275) Like Water for Chocolate – Arau
276) Session 9 – Anderson
277) Cracked Up – Arthur
278) The Story of Boys and Girls – Avati
279) Seven Years in Tibet – Annaud
280) Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neill Story – Antonio
281) Never Cry Wolf – Ballard
282) Look Back in Anger – Anderson
283) O Thiassos – Angelopoulos
284) Short Circuit – Badham
285) Face to Face – Antonio
286) This Gun for Hire – Antonio
287) Intruso – Aranda
288) Chuck & Buck – Arteta
289) Thrill Seekers – Azzopardi
290) L’Arcano Incantatore – Avati
291) The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Bailey
292) Uprising – Avnet
293) The Miracle Worker – Aaron
294) The Outside Woman – Antonio
295) Grey Owl – Attenborough
296) Event Horizon – Anderson
297) Happily Ever After – Attal
298) A Bunny’s Tale – Arthur
299) The Flame Trees of Thika – Baker
300) Wings of Courage – Annaud
301) The Game of Their Lives – Anspaugh
302) Death Race – Anderson
303) Deep Red – Argento
304) Young Catherine – Anderson Sr
305) Around the World in 80 Days – Anderson Sr
306) Nadja – Almereyda
307) Sugar Town – Anders
308) Festival – Avati
309) 8 Seconds – Avildsen
310) Pals – Antonio
311) Tune in Tomorrow – Amiel
312) Thesis – Amenabar
313) Il Testimone dello Sposo – Avati
314) Le Crime d’Ovide Plouffe – Arcand
315) Millennium – Anderson Sr
316) Mrs. Cage – Ackerman
317) Shopping – Anderson
318) The Darien Gap – Anderson
319) The Power of One – Avildsen
320) Phenomena – Argento
321) Younger and Younger – Adlon
322) Operation Crossbow – Anderson Sr
323) Wisegirls – Anspaugh
324) Celeste – Adlon
325) Thirteen at Dinner – Antonio
326) Furia – Aja
327) The Baby Dance – Anderson
328) Honning måne – August
329) Celos – Aranda
330) Alien vs. Predator – Anderson
331) Piranha – Aja
332) A Good Sport – Antonio
333) Chances Are – Ardolino
334) Rocky V – Avildsen
335) Love and Human Remains – Arcand
336) To Kill a King – Barker
337) La Mirada Del Otro – Aranda
338) Coup de tete – Annaud
339) The Venice Project – Babenco
340) Sword of Gideon – Anderson Sr
341) Fritz the Cat – Bakshi
342) An Evening with the Royal Ballet – Asquith
343) Enemy at the Gates – Annaud
344) Three Bewildered People in the Night – Araki
345) Kaboom – Araki
346) Corazon Iluminado – Babenco
347) Something So Right – Antonio
348) The Silent Twins – Amiel
349) Cool and the Crazy – Bakshi
350) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? – Aldrich
351) L’eclisse – Antonioni
352) Montréal Vu Par… – Arcand
353) Lorna Doone – Barker
354) Nowhere – Araki
355) Double Platinum – Ackerman
356) Black and White in Color – Annaud
357) Les Miserables – August
358) La Notte – Antonioni
359) American Pop – Bakshi
360) Antibodies – Alvart
361) Outrage – Ackerman
362) Smilla’s Sense of Snow – August
363) Itty Bitty Titty Committee – Babbit
364) The Hills Have Eyes – Aja
365) The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings – Badham
366) Divided Loyalties – Azzopardi
367) Jerusalem – August
368) The Keegans – Badham
369) Breaking Up Is Hard to Do – Antonio
370) Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael – Abrahams
371) Bix – Avati
372) Chase a Crooked Shadow – Anderson Sr
373) Moonlight and Valentino – Anspaugh
374) Soldier – Anderson
375) Things Behind the Sun – Anders
376) Vacancy – Antal
377) Zappa – August
378) The Stolen Children – Amello
379) Totally F***ed Up – Araki
380) A Night to Remember – Baker
381) Rudy – Anspaugh
382) The Stoolie – Avildsen
383) The Martian Chronicles – Anderson Sr
384) Opera – Argento
385) The Way to the Stars – Asquith
386) Il Grido – Antonioni
387) Big Business – Abrahams
388) I Love You Alice B Toklas – Averback
389) Wind – Ballard
390) David’s Mother – Ackerman
391) Safe Passage – Ackerman
392) The Killing of Sister George – Aldrich
393) The Legend of Lylah Clare – Aldrich
394) Party Monster – Bailey
395) The Magnificent Ambersons – Arau
396) Die Schaukel – Adlon
397) The Dam Busters – Anderson Sr
398) Let’s Spend the Night Together – Ashby
399) Sister Act – Ardolino
400) In the Company of Darkness – Anspaugh
401) Mortal Kombat – Anderson
402) Réjeanne Padovani – Arcand
403) If These Walls Could Talk 2 – Anderson
404) A Chorus Line – Attenborough
405) Mafia! – Abrahams
406) Le Amiche – Antonioni
407) Doll Graveyard – Band
408) Picking Up the Pieces – Arau
409) Porte Aperte – Amello
410) Second-Hand Hearts – Ashby
411) The Man in the Santa Claus Suit – Allen
412) Between Two Women – Avnet
413) Vera Cruz – Aldrich
414) Kurz und Schmerzlos – Akin
415) The Incredible Shrinking Man – Arnold
416) I-Man – Allen
417) Logan’s Run – Anderson Sr
418) Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte – Aldrich
419) The Flight of the Phoenix – Aldrich
420) Lucio Flavio – Babenco
421) A Good Woman – Barker
422) Conduct Unbecoming – Anderson Sr
423) But I’m a Cheerleader – Babbit
424) The Way We Laughed – Amello
425) Splendor – Araki
426) The Spy Who Never Was – Badiyi
427) When She Says No – Aaron
428) Grosse Pointe Blank – Armitage
429) Midsomer Murders: Beyond the Grave – Armstrong
430) Resident Evil – Anderson
431) The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – Argento
432) Der Vormund und Sein Dichter – Adlon
433) Mirrors – Aja
434) Deadly Care – Anspaugh
435) Blade in Hong Kong – Badiyi
436) Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines – Annakin
437) Seven Up – Almond
438) Libertarias – Aranda
439) New York, I Love You – Attal
440) The Millionairess – Asquith
441) Fanny Pelopaja – Aranda
442) La Pasion Turca – Aranda
443) True Colors – Amenta
444) The Masks of Death – Baker
445) Armored – Antal
446) Una Gita Scolastica – Avati
447) Smiley Face – Araki
448) Magic – Attenborough
449) Best Laid Plans – Barker
450) The Doom Generation – Araki
451) My Brother Tom – Amenta
452) Asesinato En El Comite Central – Aranda
453) Shot Through the Heart – Attwood
454) Prince Charming – Arkush
455) Noi Tre – Avati
456) 8 Million Ways to Die – Ashby
457) El Amante Bilingüe – Aranda
458) Suddenly – Ackerman
459) Prehysteria – Band
460) Rock ‘n’ Roll High School – Arkush
461) Happy Accidents – Anderson
462) The Doctor’s Dilemma – Asquith
463) Of Mice and Men – Badiyi
464) Stone – Allen
465) The Lord of the Rings – Bakshi
466) The James Gang – Barker
467) Kiss Me Better – Almond
468) Danger UXB – Baker
469) Moll Flanders – Attwood
470) The Swiss Family Robinson – Annakin
471) George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker – Ardolino
472) Gypsy – Ardolino
473) Bone Daddy – Azzopardi
474) Sweet Liberty – Alda
475) The Dance Goes on – Almond
476) The Mouse That Roared – Arnold
477) Miami Blues – Armitage
478) Bambi – Algar
479) French Twist – Balasko
480) The Ann Jillian Story – Allen
481) Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron – Asbury
482) Nightbreed – Barker
483) In Love and War – Aaron
484) Save the Dog – Aaron
485) The New Maverick – Averback
486) The Big Knife – Aldrich
487) Martin (Hache) – Aristarain
488) Warrior Queen – Anderson
489) Coonskin – Bakshi
490) Twin Town – Allen
491) Destination: America – Allen
492) My Wife Is An Actress – Attal
493) Love and War – Aaron
494) Case 39 – Alvart
495) Red Corner – Avnet
496) Young Winston – Attenborough
497) Fantasia – Algar
498) Napoleon – Andreacchio
499) Three Men and a Little Lady – Ardolino
500) The Last Good Time – Balaban
501) Marilyn: The Untold Story – Arnold
502) Wham! in China: Foreign Skies – Anderson
503) Cambio de Sexo – Aranda
504) 88 Minutes – Avnet
505) Pandorum – Alvart
506) Gnomeo & Juliet – Asbury
507) Sweet Bird of Youth – Allen
508) Heavy Traffic – Bakshi
509) Institute for Revenge – Annakin
510) Executive Decision – Baird
511) Hellraiser – Barker
512) The Importance of Being Earnest – Asquith
513) Four Rooms – Anders
514) Cry Rape! – Allen
515) Heaven Tonight – Amenta
516) What the Moon Saw – Amenta
517) Twister – Almereyda
518) Harold Robbins’ The Pirate – Annakin
519) Fresh Horses – Anspaugh
520) The Last Precinct – Averback
521) The Browning Version – Asquith
522) The Four Seasons – Alda
523) The Towering Inferno – Allen
524) Captive Hearts – Almond
525) Creature from the Black Lagoon – Arnold
526) Oh! What a Lovely War – Attenborough
527) Get Crazy – Arkush
528) Sex and the Married Woman – Arnold
529) The Woman in Question – Asquith
530) Battle of the Bulge – Annakin
531) See the Man Run – Allen
532) Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Amenta
533) House with Laughing Windows – Avati
534) A Walk in the Clouds – Arau
535) It Came from Outer Space – Arnold
536) The Glass Web – Arnold
537) A Waltz through the Hills – Arnold
538) The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket – Ardolino
539) Britannia Hospital – Anderson
540) Party Monster – Bailey
541) The Winslow Boy – Asquith
542) The Eyes of Charles Sand – Badiyi
543) The Eternal – Almereyda
544) Blood Dolls – Band
545) Murder One, Dancer 0 – Badiyi
546) White Water Rebels – Badiyi
547) Cool World – Bakshi
548) Imperial Navy – Aaron
549) Thin Ice – Aaron
550) The Longest Day – Annakin
551) Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien – Andreacchio
552) Un Grand Cri d’Amour – Balasko
553) Star Trek: Nemesis – Baird
554) The Quiet – Babbit
555) Robot Wars – Band
556) With These Hands – Arnold
557) The Big Black Pill – Badiyi
558) The Big Trade – Badiyi
559) Trancers – Band
560) The Girl, the Gold Watch, and the Dynamite – Averback
561) The Lightkeepers – Adams
562) A Force of One – Aaron
563) Total Recall 2070 – Azzopardi
564) Doctor Mordrid – Band
565) Nowhere to Hide – Azzopardi
566) The Spy Killer – Baker
567) Wizards – Bakshi
568) The Big Tease – Allen
569) Quartet – Annakin
570) Saigon Baby – Attwood
571) The Night Rider – Averback
572) The Golden Boys – Adams
573) La Traversée de Paris – Autant-Lara
574) The Anniversary – Baker
575) Border Radio – Anders
576) How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Averback
577) The Mouse – Adams
578) La Morte Al Lavoro – Amello
579) Isabel – Almond
580) A Guide for the Married Woman – Averback
581) Quatermass and the Pit – Baker
582) 42nd Street – Bacon
583) We Dive at Dawn – Asquith
584) Decadent Evil – Band
585) Killer Spores – Badiyi
586) The Temptations – Arkush
587) The Alchemist – Band
588) Mechanical Violator Hakaider – Amamiya
589) Bellamy: Massage Girl Murders – Amenta
590) Slutty Summer – Andreas
591) Wild West – Attwood
592) China Moon – Bailey
593) Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours – Averback
594) M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell & Amen – Alda
595) Nature’s Half Acre – Algar
596) La Ley de la Frontera – Aristarain
597) Up Close & Personal – Avnet
598) Banana’s Boulevard – Balducci
599) Night Orchid – Atkins
600) Little Ninjas – Alston
601) My Boyfriend’s Back – Balaban
602) Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth – Band
603) Two Small Bodies – B
604) The Sea Around Us – Allen
605) Thomas E . . . Gli Indemonati – Avati
606) Maxie – Aaron
607) The Centerfold Murders – Band
608) Primary Motive – Adams
609) Ma Vie Est un Enfer – Balasko
610) Fire and Ice – Bakshi
611) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad – Algar
612) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Algar
613) L’Auberge Rouge – Autant-Lara
614) Vortex – B
615) The War – Avnet
616) On L’Appelle Catastrophe – Balducci
617) Salut la Puce – Balducci
618) The Dunroamin’ Rising – Armstrong
619) The Nutcracker: The Motion Picture – Ballard
620) Tales of the Unexpected – Annett
621) Tiempo De Revancha – Aristarain
622) Knute Rockne, All American – Bacon
623) The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe – Bailey
624) Shake, Rattle & Rock! – Arkush
625) Hey Good Lookin’ – Bakshi
626) Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London – Allen
627) Pygmalion – Asquith
628) The Sword and the Rose – Annakin
629) N’ Oublie Pas Ton Pere Au Vestiaire – Balducci
630) The Frogmen – Bacon
631) Secrets of the Heart – Armendariz
632) Darby’s Rangers – Allen
633) Party Girl – Allen
634) Lord of Illusions – Barker
635) Prends Ta Rolls Et Va Pointer – Balducci
636) Les Keufs – Balasko
637) Jane Eyre – Amyes
638) Martial Outlaw – Anderson
639) Colpire al Cuore – Amello
640) The Haunted School – Arnold
641) Return to Green Acres – Asher
642) Tomorrow – Anthony
643) The Devil in the Flesh – Autant-Lara
644) Give My Regards to Broadway – Bacon
645) Great Expectations – Amyes
646) A New Life – Alda
647) Historias del Kronen – Armendariz
648) Mr. Stitch – Avary
649) Josh Kirby…Time Warrior!: Trapped on Toyworld – Arnold
650) The Real Macaw – Andreacchio
651) Carnival Magic – Adamson
652) Sac de noeuds – Balasko
653) The Act of the Heart – Almond
654) The Big Bounce – Armitage
655) Salvation! – B
656) A Different Story – Aaron
657) Josh Kirby…Time Warrior!: The Human Pets – Arnold
658) The One That Got Away – Baker
659) Subway Stories – Balaban
660) The Stranger – Aristarain
661) The Brady Brides – Baldwin
662) Fair Game – Andreacchio
663) The Vanishing Prairie – Algar
664) The Third Man on the Mountain – Annakin
665) The Cherokee Kid – Barclay
666) Semi-Precious – Arnold
667) Jacqueline – Baker
668) Creatures of Light – Anderson
669) Hollywood Boulevard – Arkush
670) The Benny Goodman Story – Averback
671) Sand Sharks – Atkins
672) Passage Home – Baker
673) U.S. Marshals – Baird
674) The Sullivans – Bacon
675) Visiting Desire – B
676) I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later – Asher
677) Le Rouge et le Noir – Autant-Lara
678) Across the Bridge – Annakin
679) Man in the Shadow – Arnold
680) The Tattered Dress – Arnold
681) Hercules and the Princess of Troy – Band
682) Cinderella 2000 – Adamson
683) Terror in the Mall – Barba
684) The Rules of Attraction – Avary
685) Three Day Weekend – Alston
686) Bella Donna – B
687) Bordertown Cafe – Bailey
688) Doctor Dracula – Adamson
689) Par Ici La Monnaie – Balducci
690) Nana – Baledon Sr
691) A Very Brady Christmas – Baldwin
692) Crash and Burn – Band
693) Meridian – Band
694) Los Ultimos Dias de la Victima – Aristarain
695) Apollo 11 – Barba
696) Solo – Barba
697) Dead Cold – Anderson
698) The Killing Grounds – Anderson
699) Beyond Redemption – Angel
700) The Fear: Halloween Night – Angel
701) Tu Ne Tueras Point – Autant-Lara
702) Trop Jolies pour Etre Honnètes – Balducci
703) Dead Sexy – Angelo
704) Phone – Ahn
705) Night Warning – Asher
706) Deadline – Azzopardi
707) 27 Horas – Armendariz
708) Nightmares – Avedis
709) Zeram – Amamiya
710) The Dynamite Brothers – Adamson
711) Blue Tiger – Barba
712) Le Comte de Monte-Cristo – Autant-Lara
713) Forbidden Sins – Angelo
714) Belle Starr – Alonzo
715) Martha, Ruth and Edie – Bailey
716) Alien Nation – Baker
717) Parents – Balaban
718) Betsy’s Wedding – Alda
719) La Honte De La Famille – Balducci
720) A Slight Case of Murder – Bacon
721) Champions: A Love Story – Alonzo
722) Dreamers – Barbash
723) Menace Unseen – Annett
724) Une Si Jolie Petite Plage – Allegret
725) I Bury the Living – Band
726) The Last of the Pony Riders – Archainbaud
727) Secrets of Life – Algar
728) En Cas de Malheur – Autant-Lara
729) Last Foxtrot In Burbank – Band
730) Nights Below Station Street – Bailey
731) Death Sport – Arkush
732) Horror of the Blood Monsters – Adamson
733) The African Lion – Algar
734) Killing Zoe – Avary
735) Sylvie et le Fantome – Autant-Lara
736) The Brady Girls Get Married – Baldwin
737) How Many Miles to Babylon? – Armstrong
738) The Female Bunch – Adamson
739) Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood – Barclay
740) Caddyshack II – Arkush
741) Final Assignment – Almond
742) Etwas Wird Sichtbar – Arnold
743) The Swarm – Allen
744) Footlight Parade – Bacon
745) End of the Road – Avakian
746) The Brass Ring – Balaban
747) Oth Kayin – Barbash
748) To Stigma – Barbash
749) Le Blé en Herbe – Autant-Lara
750) Les Parisiennes – Allegret
751) Massacre at Grand Canyon – Band
752) Sunset Cove – Adamson
753) The Uninvited – Allen
754) Vigilante Force – Armitage
755) Never Never Land – Annett
756) We of the Never Never – Auzins
757) Plains of Battle – Baldi
758) Ghoulies 2 – Band
759) The Legend of Lobo – Algar
760) Larceny, Inc. – Bacon
761) Les Sept Péchés Capitaux – Autant-Lara
762) Suddenly – Allen
763) A Christmas Carol – Armstrong
764) Cry Danger – Averback
765) Blinded by the Light – Alonzo
766) The I Don’t Care Girl – Bacon
767) Crash! – Band
768) Seal Island – Algar
769) The Trap Door – B
770) Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea – Allen
771) Meet Wally Sparks – Baldwin
772) Heartbeeps – Arkush
773) Separate Ways – Avedis
774) Kill the Umpire – Bacon
775) Lots of Luck – Baldwin
776) Sois Belle Et Tais-Toi – Allegret
777) The Naughty Stewardesses – Adamson
778) Policewoman Centerfold – Badiyi
779) Kounterfeit – Asher
780) Bounty Tracker – Anderson
781) The Man and the Monster – Baledon Sr
782) High Rolling in a Hot Corvette – Auzins
783) Beowulf – Baker
784) El Aviso Inoportuno – Baledon Sr
785) Face of Fire – Band
786) All in a Night’s Work – Anthony
787) Journey – Almond
788) L’Exposition 1900 – Allegret
789) City Beneath the Sea – Allen
790) Lost – Adamson
791) Fanny – Allegret
792) Fireball 500 – Asher
793) 11 Harrowhouse – Avakian
794) High School USA – Amateau
795) Martial Law 2: Undercover – Anderson
796) Beach Blanket Bingo – Asher
797) Cops and Robbers – Avakian
798) Hell’s Bloody Devils – Adamson
799) Ups & Downs – Almond
800) Bikini Beach – Asher
801) Muscle Beach Party – Asher
802) Hot Rod – Armitage
803) The Young Guns – Band
804) Impulse – Baker
805) Beyond the Walls – Barbash
806) Another Time, Another Place – Allen
807) Madhouse – Assonitis
808) The Coolangatta Gold – Auzins
809) Hombre del Puente – Baledon Sr
810) Renuncia por Motivos de Salud – Baledon Sr
811) L’Abominable Homme Des Douanes – Allegret
812) Bellamy – Amenta
813) Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell – Angel
814) The Final Conflict – Baker
815) The Seniors – Amateau
816) Illegal – Allen
817) The Teacher – Avedis
818) De Nina a Mujer – Aured
819) Comin’ at Ya! – Baldi
820) L’Odeur Des Fauves – Balducci
821) Drive-In – Amateau
822) Les Orgueilleux – Allegret
823) Les Affreux – Allegret
824) Transmutations – Barker
825) The Offenders – B
826) Les Sept Péchés Capitaux – Allegret
827) La Discoteca Del Amor – Aristarain
828) The Stepmother – Avedis
829) Dos Gallos en Palenque – Baledon Sr
830) The 27th Day – Asher
831) The Shadow on the Window – Asher
832) Laure – Assonitis
833) Appointment with Danger – Allen
834) At Sword’s Point – Allen
835) The Lost Squadron – Archainbaud
836) Ahi Madre! – Baledon Sr
837) L’Amour Est En Jeu – Allegret
838) A Fool and his Money – Adams
839) The Lost World – Allen
840) La Città Prigioniera – Anthony
841) The Dreaming – Andreacchio
842) Night Nurse – Auzins
843) El pantano de las animas – Baledon Sr
844) Terreur Sur La Savane – Allegret
845) Beverly Hills Bordello, Vol. 2 – Angelo
846) Beyond the Door – Assonitis
847) Mortuary – Avedis
848) Lovelines – Amateau
849) Unsettled Land – Barbash
850) FM – Alonzo
851) Uncommon Valor – Amateau
852) Choke Canyon – Bail
853) Black Samson – Bail
854) Love of Three Queens – Allegret
855) The Pajama Game – Abbott
856) Dedee D’Anvers – Allegret
857) Bloodsport – Arnold
858) The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island – Baldwin
859) The Matchmaker – Anthony
860) Beyond the Poseidon Adventure – Allen
861) Hands of a Stranger – Arnold
862) Texas Detour – Avedis
863) Hunt the Man Down – Archainbaud
864) The Beast Must Die – Annett
865) Scorchy – Avedis
866) The Rainmaker – Anthony
867) La Meilleure Part – Allegret
868) Kidnapped – Avedis
869) The Specialist – Avedis
870) The Steel Key – Baker
871) Atrapados En El Miedo – Aured
872) Treasure of the Four Crowns – Baldi
873) Thunderbirds – Auer
874) Ode to Billy Joe – Baer Jr
875) Mam’zelle Nitouche – Allegret
876) Leather Gloves – Asher
877) Born to Ride – Baker
878) They’re Playing with Fire – Avedis
879) Five Weeks in a Balloon – Allen
880) The Garbage Pail Kids Movie – Amateau
881) Death Train – Auzins
882) Nez De Cuir – Allegret
883) The Hellfire Club – Baker
884) The Treasure of Monte Cristo – Baker
885) Johnny Apollo – Allegret
886) Preparati la Bara! – Baldi
887) Mystery Man – Archainbaud
888) The Woman of the Town – Archainbaud
889) Les Miracles N’Ont Lieu Qu’Une Fois – Allegret
890) Zou Zou – Allegret
891) The Siege of Sidney Street – Baker
892) Private Duty Nurses – Armitage
893) The Gumball Rally – Bail
894) Portrait of a Stripper – Alonzo
895) Demonwarp – Alston
896) Tigershark – Alston
897) Blood Thirst – Arnold
898) Where Does It Hurt? – Amateau
899) Flying with Music – Archainbaud
900) Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold – Bail
901) Chicago Deadline – Allen
902) Get Mean – Baldi
903) Damn Yankees – Abbott
904) Lad: A Dog – Avakian
905) The Statue – Amateau
906) So Evil My Love – Allen
907) Le Blanc et le Noir – Allegret
908) Miracle in Soho – Amyes
909) The Story of Mankind – Allen
910) Career – Anthony
911) 9 Deaths of the Ninja – Alston
912) Comin’ Round the Mountain – Archainbaud
913) Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold – Arnold
914) Street Corner Justice – Bail
915) Hell in Korea – Amyes
916) I Tartari – Baldi
917) Boy Trouble – Archainbaud
918) Some Like It Hot – Archainbaud
919) The Eternal Sea – Auer
920) Desperate Moves – Assonitis
921) David and Goliath – Baldi
922) Those Endearing Young Charms – Allen
923) Horror Rises from the Tomb – Aured
924) City That Never Sleeps – Auer
925) Our Hearts Were Young and Gay – Allen
926) The Return of Sophie Lang – Archainbaud
927) 13 East Street – Baker
928) New Year’s Evil – Alston
929) The Wild McCullochs – Baer Jr
930) Hijazo de mi Vidaza! – Baledon Sr
931) Hit Parade of 1951 – Auer
932) The Song Parade – Auer
933) The Bushwhackers – Amateau
934) Orlak, El Infierno de Frankenstein – Baledon Sr
935) Outside of Paradise – Auer
936) The Secret of Monte Cristo – Baker
937) The Great Adventure – Baldanello
938) Hit Man – Armitage
939) The Night Nurse – Auzins
940) Jack the Ripper – Baker
941) Beat the Band – Auer
942) A Man About the House – Arliss
943) Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You – Amateau
944) Passport to Treason – Baker
945) Hometown USA – Baer Jr
946) Curse of the Devil – Aured
947) Afyan – Oppio – Baldi
948) Il Cieco – Baldi
949) Moonlight Masquerade – Auer
950) I Lunghi Giorni dell’Odio – Baldanello
951) The Night Has Eyes – Arliss
952) A Man Betrayed – Auer
953) The Devil Pays Off – Auer
954) The Uranium Conspiracy – Baldanello
955) The Farmer’s Wife – Arliss
956) I Tentacoli – Assonitis
957) Dance, Girl, Dance – Arzner
958) The Avenger – Baldi
959) The Last of Mrs. Cheyney – Arzner
960) Craig’s Wife – Arzner
961) See How They Run – Arliss
962) Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll – Aured
963) La Venganza de la Momia – Aured
964) The Man in Grey – Arliss
965) First Comes Courage – Arzner
966) Tumbleweeds – Baggot
967) The Merry Wives of Windsor – Amyes
968) Blackout – Baker
969) Ten Modern Commandments – Arzner
970) The Bride Wore Red – Arzner
971) The Wicked Lady – Arliss
972) Christopher Strong – Arzner
973) Merrily We Go to Hell – Arzner
974) Honor Among Lovers – Arzner
975) Manslaughter – Abbott
976) Anybody’s Woman – Arzner
977) Seven Keys to Baldpate – Barker
978) Too Many Girls – Abbott
979) The Aryan – Barker
980) The Italian – Barker
981) Saints and Sinners – Arliss
982) Idol of Paris – Arliss
983) Miss Tulip Stays the Night – Arliss
984) Forever My Heart – Arliss
985) Half Way To Heaven – Abbott
986) Why Bring That Up? – Abbott
987) Golden Rule Kate – Barker
988) The Toilers – Barker
989) Civilization – Barker
990) The Frontiersman – Barker
991) On the Night Stage – Barker
992) The Great Divide – Barker
993) The Eternal Struggle – Barker
994) Raffles – Baggot
995) The Tornado – Baggot
996) The Town Scandal – Baggot
997) Human Hearts – Baggot
998) Nobody’s Fool – Baggot
999) House of Scandal – Baggot
1000) The Notorious Lady – Baggot

 

Of course, this is in the experimental phase.


A New Film Canon

June 1, 2013

Hey, I love Citizen Kane. I have seen it many times, I love the Roger Ebert commentary that comes with the Criterion Collection set, it’s a great great movie that I can’t imagine I will ever grow tired of.

And I can accept that it’s the greatest movie ever produced, if that’s even a valid concept, and my OCD wants it to be, so I will compulsively continue to cling to the notion that any group of items can be ranked according to specified criteria, even if that notion of ranking is fundamentally in conflict with the idea of a “pure” art, which is undermined by the requirement that one thing must be better than another. My brain, my very being, needs to list things; it does not necessarily need for you to agree with the order, or even agree that things can be ordered. But if you happen to be entertained by the lists, or the ideas behind the lists, or the jokes I try to ram into the justifications for the lists, then hey, bonus.

So, some 70ish years since Welles released his masterpiece, it is still widely held to be the best film ever produced in dozens of lists utilizing multiple metrics to accomplish the ranking.

But there is a part of me that would like to see a different kind of list, a list that highlights more recently produced great films. I am maintaining the great actor project, an ongoing attempt to recognize the film careers of currently working actors who have achieved the highest levels of lifetime achievement. There’s hundreds of blurbs related to that project on this very blog, although I am several hundred blurbs behind. I have mostly been posting updates to the list on Facebook in recent months. Those have largely consisted of notifications as to who is in the top 1000, and who they replaced, although there’s occasionally a mini-commentary attached. In retrospect, my compulsive over-sharing of this information may have done as much to drive away many of my Facebook friends as my political ravings. Is there anybody out there?

Anyway, one of my Facebook pals, umlaut Jo, asked me if I could rank directors as well as actors. I did that many years ago, and a list of the top 500 or so historical directors is available on this blog. But it’s something that doesn’t take as much work as the actors project (in which I have to determine not only the strength of the film, but also the actors’ prominence; no need to do that for directors.) So I started a new look at directors’ careers, and I am tracking two things. The first is lifetime career achievement  the directors. I am using a different metric for that than for the earlier list. I am simply designating what I feel are the directors’ ten best films, and tallying those films’ ratings. The previous list looked at every film by the director, and actually attached a penalty for bad films. But Scorsese’s going to be remembered for Raging Bull and Goodfellas; no one’s likely to downgrade him because he made Kundun.

If I know the films, I use my own ratings; if not, I consider the collected wisdom of established critics from multiple sources. I run these individual assessments alphabetically, and it took about 10 days to finish the directors whose last names begin with “A”. Here’s the current top ten;

1) Woody Allen

2) Robert Altman

3) Michael Apted

4) Pedro Almodovar

5) Anthony Asquith

6) Michelangelo Antonioni

7) Robert Aldrich

8) Hal Ashby

9) James Nelson Algar

10) Jack Arnold

The second thing the list is going to try to accomplish is a little more ambitious; I am going to rank about half of all the films ever made, using a metric that favors more recent films and more recent filmmakers. It factors in the strength of the individual film, the year the film was released, the lifetime significance of the director’s films, and how “contemporary” the director is, as measured by the year AFTER WHICH half of her/his 10 best films were released. So while I would personally argue that Woody has achieved more with his body of work than AL MO DOH VAH (it must be said dramatically like that, with equal emphasis on each syllable,) Almodovar has a few films that are the equal of Woody’s, and he’s more “contemporary” than Woody, so as of today the top three films on this list are Almodovarified. Here’s a piece of the list, for which I need a good/better name, but I am thinking of it for the moment as “contemporary classics.”

1) Talk to Her – Almodovar
2) All About My Mother – Almodovar
3) Bad Education – Almodovar
4) Short Cuts – Altman
5) 49 Up – Apted
6) Gosford Park – Altman
7) Crimes and Misdemeanors – Allen
8) Midnight in Paris – Allen
9) 56 Up – Apted
10) Volver – Almodovar
11) Hannah and Her Sisters – Allen
12) 42 Up – Apted
13) A Prairie Home Companion – Altman
14) Carlos – Assayas
15) The Player – Altman
16) Irma Vep – Assayas
17) Husbands and Wives – Allen
18) Paris, Je T’Aime – Assayas
19) Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – Almodovar
20) Broken Embraces – Almodovar
21) Manhattan – Allen
22) La folie Almayer – Akerman
23) 35 Up – Apted
24) Rushmore – Anderson
25) Live Flesh – Almodovar
26) Annie Hall – Allen
27) Nashville – Altman
28) Radio Days – Allen
29) The Purple Rose of Cairo – Allen
30) McCabe & Mrs. Miller – Altman
31) M*A*S*H – Altman
32) 28 Up – Apted
33) Boogie Nights – Anderson
34) There Will Be Blood – Anderson
35) Vincent and Theo – Altman
36) L’Eau Froide – Assayas
37) Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story – Apted
38) Thunderheart – Apted
39) The Caine Mutiny Court Martial – Altman
40) Fantastic Mr. Fox – Anderson
41) Clean – Assayas
42) The Law of Desire – Almodovar
43) Ulysses’ Gaze – Angelopoulos
44) The Darjeeling Limited – Anderson
45) The Flower of My Secret – Almodovar
46) Something in the Air – Assayas
47) The Edge of Heaven – Akin
48) Love and Death – Allen
49) Gorillas in the Mist – Apted
50) The Long Goodbye – Altman
51) The Wrestler – Aronofsky
52) Les Destinées – Assayas
53) The Singing Detective – Amiel
54) Sleeper – Allen
55) Magnolia – Anderson
56) Late August, Early September – Assayas
57) Sting: Bring on the Night – Apted
58) Cinema, of Our Time: HHH – Portrait of Hou Hsiao-Hsien – Assayas
59) Mahler on the Couch – Adlon
60) The Royal Tenenbaums – Anderson
61) Eternity and a Day – Angelopoulos
62) Rust and Bone – Audiard
63) Matador – Almodovar
64) Coal Miner’s Daughter – Apted
65) A Prophet – Audiard
66) Soul Kitchen – Akin
67) Bottle Rocket – Anderson
68) Shrek   – Adamson
69) Demonlover – Assayas
70) The Weeping Meadow – Angelopoulos
71) Star Trek Into Darkness – Abrams
72) Punch-Drunk Love – Anderson
73) The Master – Anderson
74) Pelle the Conqueror – August
75) Gandhi – Attenborough
76) The Barbarian Invasions – Arcand
77) The Beat That My Heart Skipped – Audiard
78) The Bear – Annaud

So that’s a thing that should consume my every thought until my dying day.


My Broken Heart

May 14, 2013

Hello friends,

There are a number of people who I would like to share this story/explanation with, so I thought I would be smart to deposit it in this public place, then refer to it from my online hangouts.

If you know me, you have probably heard that I am having problems with my heart. Essentially, repeated shortness of breath and a change in the sound of my long-known-about heart murmur prompted my family doctor to send me back to my cardiologist. I had a heart attack nearly 12 years ago, the week after 9/11. At that time, during a heart-cath procedure, the cardiologist placed a stent to clear a single serious blockage (it was around 80% blocked.) Problem fixed.

 

3-4 years later I had some sort of symptoms that sent me back. I had another heart-cath, no problems detected, and where I had been seeing the cardiologist 4 times a year since the heart attack, at that point he cleared me after an echo-cardiogram; he could find no evidence of any damage to my heart, and said that if he did not know I had a heart attack, he would not have guessed I had. In fact, things were so good, he released me on my own recognizance. “Call if you have a problem.”

So, this January, I tried to take up walking after a break, and found that I couldn’t even get started before I was completely out of breath. I chalked it up to being out of practice, but the third and fourth sessions on the treadmill didn’t get any better. In March I finally went back to the family doc, who sent me to the cardiologist. So I had a stress test and an echo-cardiogram, and the initial diagnosis was something called stenosis, which, best as I understand it, is a narrowing of a major artery or valve. I was placed on a blood thinner and went back to a baby aspirin per day until I could meet with the cardiologist.

When I saw him, he told me that in the intervening days since he had seen the test results, he believed his initial guess of stenosis was wrong. He wanted to verify it by letting his intern do a quick check. She walked in, put a stethoscope to my neck directly under my ear for about 5 seconds, turned to the cardiologist and said “Bicuspid?” He nodded. It seemed like magic to me. Bad voodoo.

It would take another cath procedure to verify it, but whereas normal people have tricuspid heart valves, we mutants have only two. And apparently they can’t just inject a third one. The heart cath was scheduled for Tuesday, 6 days later. When I started whining, trying to negotiate for putting anything off until after summer school (which saves us from bankruptcy every year), he said that I would be having open-heart surgery, and that it could possibly happen the same day as the exploratory heart-cath, depending on the condition of my heart other than the suspected bicuspid problem. So while summer school wasn’t ruled completely out, it was “very very unlikely”. The second very is the one that really bothered me.

So, two of my “radio pals” from the WFMU community, AP Mike and Therese host a show called Depravity’s Rainbow, a fill-in show for the Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling, which happens to be the best radio show in America. And Mike announced on the air that night, May 7th, that I had a “procedure” that day, and they sent me their best. I love the WFMU-Best Show-Friends-of-Tom community, but I did not know until earlier tonight that I had been mentioned, and then mentioned again when Great Human Being Jason from Alabama called to announce that a “good source” (my son, Andy from Knoxville, who promised Tom years ago that he would call up and they could duet on songs from Grease on the air, and he still needs to do that) which is part of what prompted me to write this to clear up any confusion for people nice enough to be interested in my situation. So here’s what you don’t know, and it’s mostly good.

I did have the heart cath the morning of that show. The cardiologist was frankly shocked to find virtually no damage to my heart. “Look, your cholesterol is a mess and you’re diabetic; I would have sworn we would have been cutting you open this afternoon.” I had one blockage that he characterized as “minor” (apparently the blood flow had found another way around, so even with the blockage, I had nearly 100% flow through that area.) There was a pressure differential through my aortic valve that was not at all indicated the day of my heart attack 12 years earlier, but that was probably a natural result of the aging process, and that valve was functioning in the ballpark of 75%. While that’s not perfect, some people function for months at 20% before they even become symptomatic. Since I have only 2 of the requisite 3 cusps, I figure if I’m doing better than 67%, I am ahead of the game.

So, all things considered, he’s given me the OK to teach summer school, make a little money to alleviate the costs and current debt, and schedule the surgery the first day everybody is free in late July, probably around the 25th. If everything goes as expected, I would miss the start of the fall semester, and probably return to work around the first of October.

All this to explain why the date and story keep changing; I’m afraid I sound like the boy who cried wolf-heart. But the open-chest part could have happened the day of that radio announcement; following that meeting, it could have happened as early as June the 15th, but now it will definitely happen before August 1, but not in June unless there’s a sudden unexpected problem.

I have an offer out to Tom to have a clip of the surgery videoed for inclusion in the 2014 Marathon Premium; he seems reluctant. If I can convince him, maybe many of you will get to see a side of me you never expected; the inside.


My top ten records of the year

December 20, 2012

This is copied over from Facebook, so if you follow me there you may have already seen it.

10) Dragged Into Sunlight – Widowmaker. That’s right, death metal, recommended by a really old guy who probably should know better. The first 13 minutes of this thing’s a magnificent sludgy atmospheric mess that perfectly fits my mood when deadlines loom. You think I am going to make you listen to it? BACK OFF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSWiI3z4fqE

9) My Jerusalem – Preachers. Indie rock supergroup that includes members from the Polyphonic Spree and the Twilight Singers, but I probably wouldn’t have even heard about them were they not descended from Bishop Allen, a group I really liked 3-4 years ago. Anthemic post-rock, with a baritone vocalist, reminds me a little of The Call with the histrionics dialed down a few notches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nYjV92CE20

8) Deftones – Koi No Yokan. More metal. My son says this is a good band but not a good record, but it stays just melodic enough for me (even as its’ guitars are slamming your brains) to stay interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqaAUEx-tEo

7) METZ – METZ. Strip the artsy self-indulgence away from Sonic Youth and you might wind up with something close to this. Guitar noise was essential to getting me through this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4KkZI7ebPg

6) Beach House – Bloom. Lest you think I only listened to noise all year, I also like elaborately arranged pop music, the dreamier the better. So this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb0Rs_-Hsjo

5) Godspeed You Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! Where Robert Fripp could have gone with Frippertronics if he wasn’t so dedicated to banishing fun from the world. Long segments of droning guitar interlaced with explosions of orchestral blasts of sound. It’s probably even better if you are on drugs. DON’T TAKE DRUGS. https://www.youtube.com

4) Ty Segall – Twins. This guy made more great records this year (3) than most bands will have in their entire careers, and this is the best of the lot. Melodic pop songs played with the raw intensity of the best punk. Music that will lighten your load if you will just give in to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GutRR9FYTw

3) Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day. Remember the part about me being an old guy? Blue Oyster Cult didn’t release a record this year (Yes did, but it’s best not to speak of it.) While these versions are a little slower than the classic originals, I think they’re also a little weightier, in the positive sense of that word. Show the little boys how to do it, grampas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-iciKQ_A4A

2) Passenger – All the Little Lights. There’s a bit of Glenn Hansard/Swell Season similarity here. A big change from most of my picks for the year, this is delicate pop/folk, that feels like it could break apart at any moment. In the same ballpark as Tallest Man on Earth, which you’ve probably never heard of either, but should have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K8EkTC3kME&list=PLB9F13B46388A0984&index=6

1) Porcupine Tree – Octane Twisted. It had to be prog. It’s the one style of music for which my enthusiasm has always remained high. I know it’s cold and clinical and unemotional. Did I mention that Wallace Stevens is my favorite poet? I like it; if you don’t, don’t come to my listening party that I am not planning on having. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n9JgUizq8M


NFL Ratings as of November 29, 2012

November 30, 2012

Most of the best NFL teams are playing awful teams this week, so there should not be a lot of surprises. Chicago vs Seattle might be worth your time.

1) San Francisco 25 NEXT WEEK at St Louis +11
2) New England 24 NEXT WEEK at Miami +12
3) Houston 22 NEXT WEEK at Tennessee +11
4) Chicago 21.3 NEXT WEEK vs Seattle +8
5) N.Y. Giants 20.3 NEXT WEEK at Washington +5
6) Green Bay 19 NEXT WEEK vs Minnesota +9
7) Baltimore 18 NEXT WEEK vs Pittsburgh +8
8) Denver 17.9 NEXT WEEK vs Tampa Bay +8
9) Atlanta 16.8 NEXT WEEK vs New Orleans +9
10) Seattle 16.5 NEXT WEEK x
11) Cincinnati 15.4 NEXT WEEK at San Diego +3
12) Tampa Bay 13.3 NEXT WEEK x
13) Pittsburgh 13.2 NEXT WEEK x
14) Minnesota 13 NEXT WEEK x
15) Washington 12.2 NEXT WEEK x
16) Dallas 11.8 NEXT WEEK vs Philadelphia +11
17) N.Y. Jets 11.6 NEXT WEEK vs Arizona +5
18) Indianapolis 11.5 NEXT WEEK x
19) St. Louis 11.3 NEXT WEEK x
20) Detroit 11 NEXT WEEK vs Indianapolis +2
21) New Orleans 10.7 NEXT WEEK x
22) Arizona 10.2 NEXT WEEK x
23) Buffalo 10 NEXT WEEK vs Jacksonville +9
24) Cleveland 8.9 NEXT WEEK at Oakland +4
25) Miami 8.8 NEXT WEEK x
26) Carolina 8.7 NEXT WEEK at Kansas City +6
27) San Diego 8.5 NEXT WEEK x
28) Tennessee 8 NEXT WEEK x
29) Philadelphia 4.2 NEXT WEEK x
30) Jacksonville 3.8 NEXT WEEK x
31) Oakland 1.6 NEXT WEEK x
32) Kansas City 0 NEXT WEEK x

NCAA Football as of November 29, 2012

November 30, 2012

Only one game matters, and Alabama beats Georgia by a touchdown. Here’s the rankings and the other games, none of them worth your time.

 

1) Alabama 40 NEXT WEEK vs Georgia +6
2) Oregon 37.8 NEXT WEEK idle
3) Georgia 34 NEXT WEEK x
4) Notre Dame 34 NEXT WEEK idle
5) Texas A&M 32.9 NEXT WEEK idle
6) Florida 31.9 NEXT WEEK idle
7) Kansas State 31.5 NEXT WEEK vs Texas +4
8) South Carolina 31.4 NEXT WEEK idle
9) Ohio State 30.8 NEXT WEEK idle
10) Clemson 30.7 NEXT WEEK idle
11) Florida State 30.7 NEXT WEEK vs Georgia Tech +9
12) Oklahoma 30 NEXT WEEK vs TCU +7
13) Stanford 28.8 NEXT WEEK vs UCLA +2
14) Oklahoma State 28.5 NEXT WEEK vs Baylor +4
15) LSU 28.3 NEXT WEEK idle
16) Fresno State 27.9 NEXT WEEK idle
17) Texas 27.7 NEXT WEEK x
18) Northern Illinois 27.4 NEXT WEEK vs Kent State +3
19) UCLA 27.3 NEXT WEEK x
20) Oregon State 27.2 NEXT WEEK vs Nicholls St +27
21) Nebraska 27.2 NEXT WEEK vs Wisconsin +2
22) Boise State 27.2 NEXT WEEK vs Nevada +7
23) UCF 26.8 NEXT WEEK vs Tulsa +4
24) Utah State 26.7 NEXT WEEK idle
25) Penn State 26.6 NEXT WEEK idle
26) Michigan 26.3 NEXT WEEK idle
27) Mississippi State 26.1 NEXT WEEK idle
28) Southern California 25.9 NEXT WEEK idle
29) San Jose State 25.8 NEXT WEEK idle
30) Cincinnati 25.4 NEXT WEEK vs Connecticut +7
31) Wisconsin 25.3 NEXT WEEK x
32) San Diego State 24.6 NEXT WEEK idle
33) Northwestern 24.5 NEXT WEEK idle
34) Louisiana Tech 24.5 NEXT WEEK idle
35) Kent State 24.3 NEXT WEEK x
36) Rutgers 24 NEXT WEEK vs Louisville +1
37) Baylor 24 NEXT WEEK x
38) Louisiana-Monroe 23.8 NEXT WEEK idle
39) Vanderbilt 23.8 NEXT WEEK idle
40) Arkansas State 23.8 NEXT WEEK vs Middle Tennessee +2
41) Arizona 23.7 NEXT WEEK idle
42) Arizona State 23.6 NEXT WEEK idle
43) Texas Tech 23.6 NEXT WEEK idle
44) Toledo 23.6 NEXT WEEK idle
45) Louisville 23.5 NEXT WEEK x
46) Ball State 23.2 NEXT WEEK idle
47) Tulsa 23.1 NEXT WEEK x
48) TCU 23.1 NEXT WEEK x
49) Brigham Young 22.8 NEXT WEEK idle
50) North Carolina 22.5 NEXT WEEK idle
51) Mississippi 22.5 NEXT WEEK idle
52) Syracuse 22.5 NEXT WEEK idle
53) Georgia Tech 22.4 NEXT WEEK x
54) Michigan State 22.4 NEXT WEEK idle
55) Middle Tennessee 22.3 NEXT WEEK x
56) La.-Lafayette 22.2 NEXT WEEK vs Florida Atlantic +6
57) Miami (Fla.) 21.9 NEXT WEEK idle
58) Navy 21.4 NEXT WEEK idle
59) Iowa State 21.2 NEXT WEEK idle
60) Western Kentucky 20.9 NEXT WEEK idle
61) Pittsburgh 20.7 NEXT WEEK vs South Florida +6
62) Virginia Tech 20.4 NEXT WEEK idle
63) Washington 20.3 NEXT WEEK idle
64) North Carolina State 20.3 NEXT WEEK idle
65) Bowling Green 20.1 NEXT WEEK idle
66) Missouri 20.1 NEXT WEEK idle
67) Tennessee 20.1 NEXT WEEK idle
68) West Virginia 20 NEXT WEEK vs Kansas +8
69) Nevada 20 NEXT WEEK x
70) Troy 19.9 NEXT WEEK idle
71) East Carolina 19.5 NEXT WEEK idle
72) Ohio 19.3 NEXT WEEK idle
73) Arkansas 18.9 NEXT WEEK idle
74) Rice 18.6 NEXT WEEK idle
75) Purdue 18.4 NEXT WEEK idle
76) Utah 18.3 NEXT WEEK idle
77) Southern Methodist 18 NEXT WEEK idle
78) Duke 17.9 NEXT WEEK idle
79) Air Force 17.6 NEXT WEEK idle
80) Connecticut 17.5 NEXT WEEK x
81) Iowa 17.4 NEXT WEEK idle
82) Minnesota 16.8 NEXT WEEK idle
83) Florida Atlantic 16.4 NEXT WEEK x
84) California 16.3 NEXT WEEK idle
85) Texas-San Antonio 16.3 NEXT WEEK idle
86) Maryland 15.7 NEXT WEEK idle
87) Marshall 15.5 NEXT WEEK idle
88) Auburn 15.4 NEXT WEEK idle
89) Wyoming 15.4 NEXT WEEK idle
90) Buffalo 15.2 NEXT WEEK idle
91) South Florida 15.1 NEXT WEEK x
92) Virginia 15.1 NEXT WEEK idle
93) Central Michigan 15 NEXT WEEK idle
94) Florida International 14.9 NEXT WEEK idle
95) Indiana 14.7 NEXT WEEK idle
96) Wake Forest 14.6 NEXT WEEK idle
97) Temple 14.6 NEXT WEEK idle
98) Western Michigan 14.4 NEXT WEEK idle
99) Houston 14.3 NEXT WEEK idle
100) North Texas 14 NEXT WEEK idle
101) Colorado State 12.7 NEXT WEEK idle
102) Kansas 12.5 NEXT WEEK x
103) Boston College 12.5 NEXT WEEK idle
104) Miami (Ohio) 12.4 NEXT WEEK idle
105) Texas-El Paso 12.4 NEXT WEEK idle
106) Memphis 12.4 NEXT WEEK idle
107) New Mexico 12.2 NEXT WEEK idle
108) South Alabama 12.1 NEXT WEEK vs Hawaii +5
109) Texas State 12 NEXT WEEK vs New Mexico St +7
110) Washington State 12 NEXT WEEK idle
111) Kentucky 12 NEXT WEEK idle
112) UAB 10.1 NEXT WEEK idle
113) Army 10 NEXT WEEK idle
114) Akron 9.6 NEXT WEEK idle
115) Illinois 9.2 NEXT WEEK idle
116) UNLV 9.1 NEXT WEEK idle
117) Tulane 8 NEXT WEEK idle
118) Hawaii 6.8 NEXT WEEK x
119) Colorado 6.4 NEXT WEEK idle
120) Eastern Michigan 5.4 NEXT WEEK idle
121) New Mexico State 5.1 NEXT WEEK x
122) Southern Mississippi 5 NEXT WEEK idle
123) Idaho 1.6 NEXT WEEK idle
124) Massachusetts 0 NEXT WEEK idle

NCAA Football Rankings as of November 13, 2006

November 17, 2012

Three things, two of which will get me in trouble with friends, and all three of which are probably wrong.

1) Alabama lost, and they are still the best team in America.

2) Massachusetts won, and they are still the worst team in America.

3) Vandy by 4.

It’s such a bad week for big games that the highest rated underdog is ranked 17. So I will just say “Suck it, Kiffin” and move on to the full boring list. GO DORES.

 

1) Alabama 42 NEXT WEEK vs Western Carolina +45
2) Oregon 40.4 NEXT WEEK vs Stanford +14
3) Kansas State 36.4 NEXT WEEK at Baylor +11
4) Georgia 34.5 NEXT WEEK vs Georgia Southern +38
5) Notre Dame 34.4 NEXT WEEK vs Wake Forest +19
6) Texas A&M 34.1 NEXT WEEK vs Sam Houston St +37
7) Clemson 33.6 NEXT WEEK vs NC St +16
8) Florida 33.2 NEXT WEEK vs Jacksonville St +36
9) Florida State 33.2 NEXT WEEK at Maryland +13
10) South Carolina 33.2 NEXT WEEK vs Wofford +36
11) Ohio State 32.6 NEXT WEEK at Wisconsin +1
12) Oklahoma 31.9 NEXT WEEK at West Virginia +8
13) Texas 30.4 NEXT WEEK idle
14) LSU 29.7 NEXT WEEK vs Mississippi +11
15) UCLA 28.9 NEXT WEEK vs Southern Cal +3
16) Northern Illinois 28.7 NEXT WEEK vs Toledo +7
17) Stanford 28.6 NEXT WEEK x
18) Southern California 28.6 NEXT WEEK x
19) Boise State 28.2 NEXT WEEK vs Colorado St +18
20) Utah State 28.2 NEXT WEEK x
21) Wisconsin 28.1 NEXT WEEK x
22) Oklahoma State 28 NEXT WEEK vs Texas Tech +3
23) Fresno State 27.9 NEXT WEEK idle
24) UCF 27.8 NEXT WEEK at Tulsa +1
25) Texas Tech 27.8 NEXT WEEK x
26) Nebraska 27.6 NEXT WEEK vs Minnesota +12
27) Louisiana Tech 27.6 NEXT WEEK vs Utah St +3
28) Mississippi State 27.3 NEXT WEEK vs Arkansas +9
29) Oregon State 27 NEXT WEEK vs California +11
30) Michigan 26.9 NEXT WEEK vs Iowa +10
31) Penn State 26.8 NEXT WEEK vs Indiana +12
32) Rutgers 26.5 NEXT WEEK x
33) Cincinnati 26.3 NEXT WEEK vs Rutgers +2
34) San Jose State 25.7 NEXT WEEK vs Brigham Young +6
35) San Diego State 25.6 NEXT WEEK idle
36) Louisville 25.4 NEXT WEEK idle
37) Arizona 24.9 NEXT WEEK at Utah +2
38) Ball State 24.7 NEXT WEEK vs Ohio +8
39) Arkansas State 24.6 NEXT WEEK x
40) Toledo 24.6 NEXT WEEK x
41) Northwestern 24.5 NEXT WEEK x
42) Tulsa 24.4 NEXT WEEK x
43) Kent State 24.3 NEXT WEEK at Bowling Green +1
44) TCU 23.6 NEXT WEEK idle
45) Arizona State 23.5 NEXT WEEK vs Washington St +14
46) Louisiana-Monroe 23.5 NEXT WEEK vs North Texas +10
47) Brigham Young 23.4 NEXT WEEK x
48) North Carolina 23.3 NEXT WEEK at Virginia +4
49) Michigan State 23.1 NEXT WEEK vs Northwestern +2
50) Georgia Tech 23 NEXT WEEK vs Duke +6
51) Syracuse 23 NEXT WEEK x
52) Middle Tennessee 22.5 NEXT WEEK at South Alabama +7
53) Western Kentucky 22.1 NEXT WEEK x
54) Mississippi 22.1 NEXT WEEK x
55) Missouri 22.1 NEXT WEEK vs Syracuse +2
56) Troy 21.8 NEXT WEEK vs Arkansas St +1
57) Baylor 21.7 NEXT WEEK x
58) Iowa State 21.7 NEXT WEEK at Kansas +5
59) Vanderbilt 21.7 NEXT WEEK vs Tennessee +4
60) Navy 21.6 NEXT WEEK vs Texas State +12
61) La.-Lafayette 21.5 NEXT WEEK vs Western Kentucky +3
62) Miami (Fla.) 21.4 NEXT WEEK vs South Florida +6
63) Ohio 21.4 NEXT WEEK x
64) Washington 21.4 NEXT WEEK at Colorado +10
65) Arkansas 21.3 NEXT WEEK x
66) West Virginia 21.3 NEXT WEEK x
67) Tennessee 21.2 NEXT WEEK x
68) North Carolina State 21.1 NEXT WEEK x
69) Bowling Green 20.7 NEXT WEEK x
70) Virginia Tech 20.5 NEXT WEEK at Boston College +3
71) Nevada 20.5 NEXT WEEK at New Mexico +3
72) Duke 20 NEXT WEEK x
73) Utah 19.7 NEXT WEEK x
74) Pittsburgh 19.6 NEXT WEEK idle
75) Iowa 19.5 NEXT WEEK x
76) Air Force 19.4 NEXT WEEK vs Hawaii +17
77) Minnesota 19.3 NEXT WEEK x
78) East Carolina 19.2 NEXT WEEK at Tulane +7
79) Southern Methodist 18.7 NEXT WEEK x
80) California 18.6 NEXT WEEK x
81) South Florida 18.2 NEXT WEEK x
82) Wake Forest 17.9 NEXT WEEK x
83) Purdue 17.8 NEXT WEEK at Illinois +4
84) Florida Atlantic 17.7 NEXT WEEK vs Florida International +7
85) Indiana 17.7 NEXT WEEK x
86) Maryland 17.4 NEXT WEEK x
87) Connecticut 17.4 NEXT WEEK idle
88) Rice 17.2 NEXT WEEK vs Southern Methodist +1
89) Wyoming 16 NEXT WEEK x
90) North Texas 16 NEXT WEEK x
91) Texas-San Antonio 16 NEXT WEEK at Idaho +11
92) Buffalo 16 NEXT WEEK at Massachusetts +13
93) Marshall 15.6 NEXT WEEK vs Houston +5
94) Virginia 15.6 NEXT WEEK x
95) Auburn 15.2 NEXT WEEK vs Alabama A&M +18
96) Western Michigan 15.1 NEXT WEEK vs Eastern Michigan +11
97) Florida International 14.4 NEXT WEEK x
98) Houston 14.4 NEXT WEEK x
99) Central Michigan 14.3 NEXT WEEK vs Miami (Oh) +3
100) Boston College 14.2 NEXT WEEK x
101) UAB 14.2 NEXT WEEK vs Memphis +7
102) Kansas 14.1 NEXT WEEK x
103) Temple 13.9 NEXT WEEK x
104) New Mexico 13.8 NEXT WEEK x
105) Miami (Ohio) 13.5 NEXT WEEK x
106) Texas State 13.5 NEXT WEEK x
107) South Alabama 13.5 NEXT WEEK x
108) UNLV 13.4 NEXT WEEK vs Wyoming +1
109) Colorado State 13.4 NEXT WEEK x
110) Washington State 13.2 NEXT WEEK x
111) Texas-El Paso 12.8 NEXT WEEK at Southern Miss +4
112) Kentucky 12.7 NEXT WEEK vs Samford +16
113) Army 12.1 NEXT WEEK vs Temple +1
114) Illinois 10.9 NEXT WEEK x
115) Memphis 9.9 NEXT WEEK x
116) Akron 9.2 NEXT WEEK idle
117) Tulane 8.6 NEXT WEEK x
118) Colorado 7.7 NEXT WEEK x
119) Eastern Michigan 7.2 NEXT WEEK x
120) Southern Mississippi 5.7 NEXT WEEK x
121) New Mexico State 5.4 NEXT WEEK idle
122) Hawaii 5.1 NEXT WEEK x
123) Idaho 1.6 NEXT WEEK x
124) Massachusetts 0 NEXT WEEK x

NBA Rankings as of November 16, 2012

November 17, 2012

Here’s a guess at tonight’s games. But it’s just a guess; I am still playing with this ranking format.

4) Memphis home 107.7 vs New York +1
12) Atlanta away 105 at Indiana +1
18) Houston away 101.8 at LA Lakers +2
22) Oklahoma City away 100.9 at New Orleans +3
24) Minnesota home 100.2 at Portland +6
33) Phoenix away 98.2 at Sacramento +9
34) Dallas away 97.3 vs Golden St +1
47) Detroit home 94 vs Orlando +2
55) Philadelphia home 90.7 vs Utah +1

And here’s the current rankings. Barring injuries, Miami seems unstoppable.

1) Miami home 111.9
2) New York home 110.9
3) Brooklyn home 108.1
4) Memphis home 107.7
5) Oklahoma City home 107.4
6) New York away 107.1
7) Philadelphia away 106.6
8) Utah home 106.1
9) LA Clippers home 105.9
10) San Antonio away 105.7
11) Boston away 105.2
12) Atlanta away 105
13) Milwaukee away 104.6
14) Dallas home 104.3
15) Miami away 103.6
16) LA Clippers away 103
17) San Antonio home 102
18) Houston away 101.8
19) Brooklyn away 101.6
20) Minnesota away 101.5
21) Memphis away 101.2
22) Oklahoma City away 100.9
23) New Orleans away 100.5
24) Minnesota home 100.2
25) Orlando home 99.8
26) Chicago away 99.5
27) Portland away 99.5
28) Golden State away 99.3
29) Phoenix home 98.8
30) Charlotte home 98.6
31) Chicago home 98.5
32) New Orleans home 98.4
33) Phoenix away 98.2
34) Dallas away 97.3
35) Denver home 96.9
36) Boston home 96.6
37) Toronto away 96.5
38) LA Lakers home 96.2
39) Portland home 96.1
40) Indiana home 95.7
41) Sacramento home 95.5
42) Milwaukee home 95.3
43) Washington home 95.3
44) Atlanta home 94.7
45) Cleveland away 94.7
46) Cleveland home 94.5
47) Detroit home 94
48) Toronto home 93.6
49) Golden State home 93
50) Charlotte away 93
51) LA Lakers away 92.9
52) Indiana away 92.1
53) Orlando away 91.7
54) Denver away 91
55) Philadelphia home 90.7
56) Utah away 89.7
57) Houston home 89.2
58) Sacramento away 85.4
59) Washington away 84.1
60) Detroit away 83.9