Monday, August 21, 2006

This Word You Use, Independent, I Don't Think it Means What You Think it Means

A list! YAY! Ahem. Excuse me.
The Internet Movie Database has a list of the top 50 independent films of all time, as voted on by their users. Now, I'm not feeling too good this morning, so I'm not going to get into what I think defines an indie movie and what doesn't. I will say that the inclusion of some of these films did raise my eyebrow (yes, just the one). HOWEVER, the film snob in me audibly scoffed upon seeing one of the films further down on the list. Guess which one it is.

The top 10:

1.Pulp Fiction(1994)
2.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975)
3.The Usual Suspects(1995)
4.Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb(1964)
5.Psycho (1960)
6.Memento (2000)
7.The Silence of the Lambs(1991)
8.Apocalypse Now (1979)
9.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)
10.To Kill a Mockingbird(1962)

The rest: