Friday, May 16, 2008
Don't miss the upcoming special from the non-profit American Film Institute, its Emmy-award winning "AFI's 100 Years..." television series. This year they've altered the format; instead of 100 films related to a single genre, this time they will feature AFI'S 10 TOP 10 – the top ten films in ten different genres: animation, fantasy, science fiction, gangster, western, sports, romantic comedy, courtroom drama, mystery and epic films. (What: no musicals? no war films? regular comedy that isn't "romantic"? Romances that aren't comedies?) The show will air Tuesday, June 17 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS. Each of the 10 film genres will feature a different host (we’ll give you a heads up in the next couple of weeks of who they are) and the films in each list will be the definitive best as selected by over 1,500 leaders in the film community. You are unable to vote, however you can still check out the AFI lists, download the ballot for this year’s show on the AFI website (registration required, FYI): AFI 100 Years List and predict who you think the winners will be.