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AFI's Top Films of the Year

Posted: December 11th, 2006 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Comedy and drama were evenly split in the American Film Institute's seventh annual top 10 list, a sharp contrast to last year's emphasis on high-minded and downbeat films.

Among the feel-good items were "Borat," "The Devil Wears Prada," musical "Dreamgirls," the animated "Happy Feet" and "Little Miss Sunshine."

Serious pics selected by the AFI film jury were the multi-language "Babel," the Spike Lee-helmed "Inside Man," the indie "Half Nelson," Clint Eastwood's Japanese-language "Letters From Iwo Jima" and Paul Greengrass' 9/11 film "United 93."

The more violent projects were missing from the AFI roster, like Martin Scorsese's The Departed" and Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto," as well as films including "Flags of Our Fathers."

Last year, AFI emphasized "serious" films such as "Brokeback Mountain," "Crash" and "Munich," with "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" the only comedy.

Source: Variety


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KYG_21 writes:
on December 11th, 2006 at 9:18:33 PM

Intresting list. I find it odd that it seems critics are gravitating toward" Leters from Iwo Jima' over "Flags of our fathers " I am very intrested to see how "Letters "is.The "Dreamgirls" hype keeps building I am anxious also to see how that is so far I like what I've seen.I thin "Inside Man " took the spot "The Departed" would be expected to get . I think come Oscar nomination time it will get acting noms more than anyting . I get the feeling that Scorscese will be snubbed again.

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