Saturday, May 31, 2014

It all started with a simple running horse

       Star Wars: The Empire Strike Back             

According to a poll of 250,000 film fans conducted by Empire Magazine, the fifth Star Wars movie: The Empire Strikes Back is considered the greatest movie of all time.

The Top 10
(Find the Complete list at Empire).

 1. “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”

 2. “The Godfather”

 3. “The Dark Knight”

 4. “The Shawshank Redemption”

 5. “Pulp Fiction”

 6. “Star Wars: A New Hope”

 7. “The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring”

 8. “Jaws”

 9. “Raiders Of The Lost Ark”

10. “Inception”

Some might object to this list. They might question how Avatar only came in at 110. Why Wizard of Oz only rated 123 or Gone With The Wind the 52nd spot. I might wonder why Dawn of the Dead rated higher than Shaun of the Dead.

But those are debates for another day.

For just a moment I want you to imagine what it was like in 1878 seeing the wonder of the very first moving picture. This simple piece of film started an industry. Imagine the astonishment, wonder, and disbelief.


So forget the three hundred plus movies on Empire Magazine's list. My vote goes to the running horse as the most awe-inspiring and greatest piece of film ever made.

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