Monday, May 14, 2007

Maverick, Goose, and a Cast of Characters

Gah, I just cringe saying it. Top Gun. There, I did it.

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has named Top Gun as the top aviation film of all time. From the news release: "Many aviation fans have this film as part of their video collection or regularly search for the movie's airings on television. Knowing the flying sequences are based on actual U.S. military training makes the film even more appealing to pilots." Ergh.

Here's the top 10, from which #1 was voted from:
  • Twelve O'Clock High
  • Memphis Belle (the 1990 version, not the original)
  • The Battle of Britain
  • The Spirit of St. Louis
  • The Great Waldo Pepper
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
  • The Flight of the Phoenix
  • The High and the Mighty
  • The Blue Max
IMHO, this list has some good ones, but is severely lacking in other areas. Oh well, the power of the popular vote...


la peregrina said...

Top Gun? With those movies on the list they picked Top Gun? Now, if they had picked Top Gun as their favorite in the category of "Most gay movie that the mostly clueless emotionally adolescent members of EEA don't realize is a gay movie," I would have no problem with their selection. ;)

Carrie said...

I just figure the vote was rigged. They have to pick a film that is on DVD, etc. so they can show it on the big screen in July. We've thought about bringing our outdoor move screen and having an "anti top gun" night out in the campground.

Anna said...

It's the same problem you have with democracy - it would be great if it weren't for the fact that you have to let the idiots vote...

Popular film polls are stupid - the outcomes are always based on what's shown on TV or what people can remember seeing at the cinema themselves. There are plenty of 'Greatest films of all time' polls where 80-90 percent of the films are from the last 30 years, which is just not true! Argh! Those lists always make me rant...

Carrie said...

It makes for good blog material ;)