Thursday, August 25, 2005

Re: Top fifty films for children up to the age of 14

Just found out about this when waiting in line at my local, unfranchised video rental store. Actually, it's called 'The British Film Institute's Top 50 films every child should see before the age of 14'. Although, some of the things like the fiery ending of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'... what would be the appropriate age for that? Who knows. It's still pretty cool. Of the big Silent Era 3, it figures Chaplin would make the list. Keaton and Harold Lloyd did not. 'The General's no good? Of course, kids shouldn't be spending too much time watching movies these days, should they? As for 'Edward Scissorhands', kids just shouldn't be exposed to Anthony Michael Hall until at least age 16. Beetlejuice on the Disney Channel might be good.
Anyway, the point is, good idea for a list! It's out there on the web. Me myself, I've seen 18 of the things on the list, but it's less if you're only counting things seen within the last 5 years.
Man, that video store was something else. So much crap to watch. Why didn't I get a job there?

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