WILDsound’s TOP 100 Chistmas Movies of All-Time

“It’s the damnedest thing I’ve ever seen. The film has a life of its own now, and I can look at it like I had nothing to do with it. I’m like a parent whose kid grows up to be president. I’m proud… but it’s the kid who did the work. I didn’t even think of it as a Christmas story when I first ran across it. I just liked the idea.”

– Director Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life) on the success of the film.

Read the Top 100 Christmas Movies of All-Time List:
http://www.wildsound-filmmaking-feedback-events.com/christmas_movie.html

What is the best X-Mas film of All-time? I don’t think there is any debate, it’s “It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)” Perhaps the film that has been seen by the most people in the history of cinema. After it bombed at the box office (funny, but it’s true), “It’s a Wonderful Life” had been shown every year on television during the Christmas season, always to high ratings. Add that with the VHS, DVD, and now home viewing sales, this is a film that enters every new generation. My mom showed it to me as I’ll show it to my kids as my mom’s mom showed it to her.

The most controversial title on the list is “Die Hard (1988)”. Listed at #5 of the greatest Christmas movies of all-time, it doesn’t make a lot of people happy as they don’t consider it a X-Mas movie. Well I say it definitely is. It’s a story about a man trying to connect with his family on Christmas. He has to go through all of these “hero” highjinks because he needs to save his wife and see his kids again. His love for the holiday and his family is his motivation to kill the bad guys. Plus, it is THE greatest action movie of all-time. “Die Hard” is definitely a Christmas movie.

I have a soft spot for “Home Alone (1990)”. #7 on the list. It’s a film that will hold up for years to come and it eventually will be the #2 X-Mas movie of all-time.

Please enjoy the list. Take a look:
http://www.wildsound-filmmaking-feedback-events.com/christmas_movie.html

WILDsound’s Top 100 Comedy Movies of All-Time

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Late last year the WILDsound organizers came out with the list of the 100 Greatest Comedy Movies of All-Time. And to make things even funner, there is a link review to each page on the site as well:

http://www.wildsound-filmmaking-feedback-events.com/comedy_movies.html

    Of course, any list like this is going to stir up a little debate. But the equation for coming up with the list is simple:

    1) Movie stands the test of time. Is funny when it came out. It’s funny now. And it’s going to be funny in 50 years.

    2) Has the best story within the guidelines of it being funny.

    3) Trendsetting. Movie that shook up the genre and set it on a different course. Future films have “borrowed” the plot points and situation-al comedy.

    4) Pop-Culture influence. When you keep hearing quotes from the film years after it came out, you know you can call is a masterpiece.

    5) Emotional moments. The film is funny of course, but there are also moments that make you feel deeply as well.

Put it all together and ANCHORMAN is the greatest comedy movie of all-time. And DR. STRANGELOVE is a very close second.

But take a look at the list and see if you agree or disagree. I’m sure many of your favorites are on the list, but many are not. There are 1000s of great comedies made, but we only could list 100.

Enjoy.

Thanks

Matthew

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