Thursday, 17 June 2010

Movies That Shook The World

Movies That Shook The World
Movies That Shook The World was broadcast by the American cable TV channel AMC in 2005. The series ran for thirteen episodes, with each one profiling a different film. The films were chosen for their influence on politics and culture, and the episodes were broadcast in the following sequence:
  • Fatal Attraction
  • The China Syndrome
  • Do The Right Thing
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Graduate
  • The Birth Of A Nation
  • The Exorcist
  • The Last Temptation Of Christ
  • Shaft
  • American Graffiti
  • Philadelphia
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Pink Flamingos

4 comment(s):

Bank said...

The Blair Witch Project????

Matthew Hunt said...

Exactly. I think half of them are classics, and the other half are very odd choices.

lauraholt said...

You guys are missing the point. This series isnt' entitled the greatest movies of all time. This series is called movies that shook the world. The Blair Witch project did that.It shook the world because it was shot so cheaply, I believe under 60K and it made MILLIONS. The profit margin for that movie is far greater that the billion dollar grossing Harry Potter flicks or Lord of the rings movies as though movies cost over a 100 million to make.

Matthew Hunt said...

Thanks, Laura. I agree about the Blair Witch profit margin.

... But I'm not sure that 'profit margin' would be one of my main criteria for judging a film!