Monday, December 17, 2007
The America Film Institute has announced its official top 10 films of the year list. Leading the pack is this tale of crime thriller "No Country for Old Men," the legal drama "Michael Clayton,” and comedy Knocked Up. "No Country for Old Men," Joel and Ethan Coen's Texas crime saga starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin; "There Will Be Blood," Paul Thomas Anderson's California oil-boom epic with Daniel Day-Lewis; and "Michael Clayton," Tony Gilroy's corporate-lawsuit drama starring George Clooney were amongst this year Golden Globe nominees.
The oil drama "There Will Be Blood" and “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” also were among the favorites to find themselves on the American Film Institute's list of the year's 10 best movies. The American Film Institute also comprises a comprehensive top ten list of small screen best. This years top 10 small screen TV favorites include both shows and movies "Friday Night Lights," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Longford," "Mad Men," "The Sopranos," "Tell Me You Love Me," "30 Rock," "Ugly Betty" and "Pushing Daisies."
AFI serves to preserve the legacy of the moving image arts in order that future generations are given the opportunity to appreciation and take pride in the heritage reflected in the realities of a new modern day society. Annually, AFI AWARDS honors excellence in the moving image arts with relation to the Year in Review. The lists are compiled by two 13-member panel with one being for movies and the other for television. Members included actress Melissa Gilbert, filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan and critics Leonard Maltin, and David Ansen.
The AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR-OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
INTO THE WILD
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THERE WILL BE BLOOD