What do Rolling Stone and Sight and Sound have in common?

What do Rolling Stone and Sight and Sound have in common?

They both come up with inane lists which purport to list the greatest albums of all time, greatest artists of all time, and the greatest films of all time.

Vertigo is the greatest movie of all time? Please.

The special effects are practically straight out of an Ed Wood flick (or perhaps worse, The Birds), the storyline makes The Wizard of Oz seem like a documentary (and given Kim Novak, an assumption that the James Stewart character must be brain dead) and wallows in the rubber-ducky psych-babble (as does Psycho) that was all the rage at the time. Rear Window is superior IMHO.

Among the too-many missing: The Best Years of Our Lives, Red River, The Apartment, Stagecoach, High Noon, Sgt. York, Blackhawk Down, Chinatown, Paths of Glory, Master and Commander, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Sunset Blvd., Jackie Brown, Almost Famous, Shane, La Strada, What’s Up Doc?, The Sting, All That Jazz, Lawrence of Arabia, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Conversation, Terminator 2, Back to the Future, Miller’s Crossing, L.A. Confidential, all the Toy Story movies, The Shawshank Redemption, It’s a Wonderful Life, Schlinder’s List, Ben-Hur, and Dr. Strangelove. 

At least The Searchers, Some Like It Hot, and Singin’ In The Rain made the list.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on August 2, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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