Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 14, 1998 · Page 34
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 34

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, June 14, 1998
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BEST PICTURE Gone With the Wind 46 Titanic.;.. ,.....,15 Casablanca... ............12 The Godfather... ....12 Other........ 15 BEST DIRECTOR Steven Spielberg 54 Alfred Hitehcopk 22 Francis Ford Coppola 13 Other 11 FAVORITE ACTOR Harrison Ford 26 James Stewart 16 jack Nicholson. 12 Other 46 FAVORITE ACTRESS Katharine Hepburn 19 Meryl Streep „ 18 Jodie Foster 14 Other..... ...49 SCARIEST ALFRED HITCHCOCK MOVIE Psycho .'. :,. ....66 The Birds. 24 Rear Window 5 Other... ;.. 5 MOST EXCITING ACTION- ADVENTURE MOVIE Raiders of the Lost Ark...44 The Fugitive..... 22 Die Hard ;....17 Other ......17- MOSTQOOTABLEUNE Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!...35 go ahead, make my day 16 There's no place like home 14 Ojtve; '. .35 USA WEEKEND asked readers to vote on the best of Hollywood. 54,000 responses later, one thing is clear: You know your movies. BY CESAR G. SORIANO WINNINQEST SPORTS MOVIE Rocky .....35 Field of Dreams .24 Chariots of Fire .....47 Other ........24 PEST MUSICAL The Sound of Muslc........,37 Grease .22 Singin' in the Rain .15 Other ...„....„ ..26 ALL-TIME CREEPIEST The Silence of the Umb$..51 The Exorcist- 31 Night of the living Dead...9 Other .............:..,. 9 FUNNIEST MOVIE Animal House 28 Tootsie 23 M*A*S*H....; 21 Other 28 H OW DO YOU choose the best of the best? Of the 70,000 American movies ever made, which is most beloved? And the envelope, please ... Nearly half of 54,234 readers who answered our casting call chose Gone With the Wind as the Greatest Picture of All Time. USA WEEKEND'S survey was based on the American Film Institute's "100 Years ... 100 Movies" campaign, in which 1,500 leaders of the film community will select the top 100 American movies. API's results will be announced in a three-hour CBS special Tuesday hosted by Jodie Foster and Richard Gere. The USA WEEKEND survey, which was non-scientific, listed several choices in each category. Unlike AFI, which cut its list off at 1996, we couldn't resist adding Titanic. Nearly 75 percent of respondents were women. Twenty-six percent of readers said they saw at least 50 movies last year. Skyrocketing box-office prices have driven 42 percent to wait for video releases. The only group of readers that didn't pick Gone With the Wind as best picture was people under 24, who chose Titanic. But men were less devoted to GWTWthan were women: The men's vote was split more evenly among GWTW, The Godfather, Casablanca and Star Wars. USA WEEKEND readers also chose GWTWs "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" as the most memorable movie line of all time "Gone With the Wind had a lot to do with showing the history of an important period," says history buff and Air Force Col. Mark Beesley, 45, of Panama City Beach, Fla., one of 10 survey respondents randomly selected Hanks and Hepburn: "They feel real to me. If ever there was an opportunity to sit down with an actor and actress for a friendly conversation about everyday things, it would be with them." In their continued devotion to Harrison Ford, 44 percent of our respondents chose Raiders of the Lost Ark as the most exciting action-adventure flick, followed by The Fugitive with 22 percent. In the sports arena, 35 percent chose Rocky as the winning sports movie, though women were split between it and Field of Dreams. While Harrison Ford won overall honors, women under 24 preferred Titanic hero Leonardo DiCaprio. to receive $100 worth of videos. Matt Buckley, 18, of Lansing, Mich., another video winner, chose Citizen Kane. "I like older films. They were so much better shot and had better stories." Fifty-four percent of votes for best director went to Steven Spielberg. Harrison Ford led our cast of best actors with 26 percent of the vote. The best actress prize went to Katharine Hepburn. Readers were passionate about their picks. Rebecca Smalley, 54, of Newark, Del., picked Tom The trophy for best musical went to The Sound of Music. Younger readers preferred Grease; older readers, Singin'in the Rain. What scares us? Readers chose The Silence of the Lambs as the all-time creepiest film, but men and women's dark sides differ: Fifty-six percent of women chose Lambs, while men's top votes were split 39 percent for Lambs, 37 percent for The Exorcist. There was no contest for top Alfred Hitchcock movie: 66 percent went for Psycho. Scary. E3 1O USA WEEKEND • June 12-14,1998

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