100 Best Movies of All Time

Well this week the UK based TimesOnline decided to embark on the amazingly ambitious task of rating the top 100 films of all time. So I decided to post the abridged version of their list here. (The full article is here.)

What do you think, did they get it right?

# – Movie title (Director, Year)

100 – JURASSIC PARK (Stephen Spielberg, 1993)
99 – LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE (Jean Cocteau, 1946)
98 – MY FAIR LADY (George Cukor, 1964)
97 – POINT BREAK (Kathryn Bigelow, 1992)
96 – LOST IN TRANSLATION (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
95 – GRAND HOTEL (Edmund Goulding, 1932)
94 – THE TOWERING INFERNO (John Guillermin, Irwin Allen, 1974)
93 – COOL HAND LUKE (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967)
92 – A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
91 – SHORT CUTS (Robert Altman, 1993)

90 – TRAINSPOTTING (Danny Boyle, 1996)
89 – TOUCH OF EVIL (Orson Welles, 1958)
88 – WILD STRAWBERRIES (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
87 – THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
86 – NOSFERATU (F.W. Murnau, 1922)
85 – DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Sidney Lumet, 1975)
84 – FESTEN (Thomas Vinterberg, 1999)
83 – SPARTACUS (Stanley Kubrick, 1960)
82 – CHUNGKING EXPRESS (Wong Kar Wai, 1994)
81 – NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)

80 – TOKYO STORY (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
79 – DELIVERANCE (John Boorman, 1972)
78 – THE LADY EVE (Preston Sturges, 1941)
77 – THE APU TRILOGY (Satyajit Ray, 1956-1959)
76 – BLAZING SADDLES (Mel Brooks, 1974)
75 – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (Sergio Leone, 1966)
74 – ROSEMARY’S BABY (Roman Polanski, 1968)
73 – GREAT EXPECTATIONS (David Lean, 1946)
72 – DAYS OF HEAVEN (Terrence Malick, 1978)
71 – THIS IS SPINAL TAP (Rob Reiner, 1984)

70 – THE CONVERSATION (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
69 – HIDDEN (Michael Haneke, 2005)
68 – THE MALTESE FALCON (John Huston, 1941)
67 – THE PIANO (Jane Campion, 1993)
66 – TOY STORY (John Lasseter, 1995)
65 – THE THIN BLUE LINE (Errol Morris, 1988)
64 – DO THE RIGHT THING (Spike Lee, 1989)
63 – ON THE WATERFRONT (Elia Kazan, 1954)
62 – TAXI DRIVER (Martin Scorcese, 1976)
61 – RASHOMON (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

60 – THE CRYING GAME (Neil Jordan, 1992)
59 – PULP FICTION (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
58 – DR ZHIVAGO (David Lean, 1965)
57 – RAGING BULL (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
56 – WHISKY GALORE! (Alexander Mackendrick, 1949)
55 – THE MATRIX (Andy and Larry Wachowski, 1999)
54 – L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (Curtis Hanson, 1977)
53 – MILDRED PIERCE (Michael Curtiz, 1945)
52 – LA DOLCE VITA (Federico Fellini, 1960)
51 – CABARET (Bob Fosse, 1972)

50 – BLADE RUNNER (Ridley Scott, 1982)
49 – HIGH SOCIETY (Charles Walters, 1956)
48 – SHOAH (Claude Lanzmann, 1985)
47 – FARGO (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1996)
46 – ALL ABOUT EVE (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1960)
45 – THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1943)
44 – A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Ella Kazan, 1951)
43 – TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (James Cameron, 1991)
42 – BLUE VELVET (David Lynch, 1986)
41 – A STAR IS BORN (George Cukor, 1954)

40 – THE LIFE OF BRIAN (Terry Jones, 1979)
39 – THE GRADUATE (Mike Nichols, 1967)
38 – REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
37 – BEAU TRAVAIL (Claire Denis, 1999)
36 – JAWS (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
35 – WITHNAIL AND I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
34 – THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (John Ford, 1962)
33 – ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (Milos Forman, 1975)
32 – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
31 – HIS GIRL FRIDAY (Howard Hawks, 1940)

30 – REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (Nicholas Ray, 1955)
29 – DUCK SOUP (Leo McCarey, 1933)
28 – GONE WITH THE WIND (Victor Fleming, 1939)
27 – A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
26 – GOODFELLAS (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
25 – PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (Peter Weir, 1975)
24 – THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (George Cukor, 1940)
23 – SOME LIKE IT HOT (Billy Wilder, 1959)
22 – THE BREAKFAST CLUB (John Hughes, 1985)
21 – BONNIE AND CLYDE (Arthur Penn, 1967)

20 – THE WIZARD OF OZ (Victor Fleming, 1939)
19 – THE EXORCIST (William Friedkin, 1973)
18 – DON’T LOOK NOW (Nicolas Roeg, 1973)
17 – ANNIE HALL (Woody Allen, 1977)
16 – METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang, 1927)
15 – APOCALYPSE NOW (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
14 – THE JUNGLE BOOK (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967)
13 – 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
12 – ALIEN (Ridley Scott, 1979)
11 – THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Robert Wise, 1965)

10 – THE GODFATHER (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
9 – ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry, 2004)
8 – SUNSET BLVD. (Billy Wilder, 1950)
7 – KES (Ken Loach, 1969)
6 – VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
5 – THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
4 – CHINATOWN (Roman Polanski, 1974)
3 – ET: The Extra Terrestrial (Stephen Spielberg, 1982)
2 – There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
1 – Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

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NetVibes Digital Life Aggregator

So I discovered NetVibes today. Ok so I didn’t so much discover (as in Christopher Columbus) it, because I’ve known about NetVibes for some time now, but I made the switch from IGoogle(and Google reader) as my DLA/homepage over to NetVibes. NetVibes is a free Digital Life Aggregator, that allows you to organize your entire online life( for the most part) into tabbed pages. Everything from email to blogs to comics and games. Why, might you ask, would such an avid supporter of the googleverse make such a fundamental digital-life change? Well for what I have lost in one click access to all my various google accounts/apps and tools I have gained in recouped time and ease of use. So here are some of the things that made me switch:

Thing number 1: Visual appeal

The flexible layout ie. 2/3/4 column options make visually much easier to canvas all your feeds in a manner that saves time and space. It truly allows you to get all you information at a glance. Plus there’re just more things that can be optimized to better your experience.

Thing number 2: It’s like Google reader and Igoogle smashed into one app.

Netvibes’ layout and navigation is more like igoogle (on steroids), but the functionality and depth of information is more like google reader. Most widgets display up to the last 25 posts from an rss fee, whereas igoogle only allows you a measly 9.

Thing number 3: Sharing stuff

Incidentally, that’s how I first leart of NetVibes, through an invite which included the invitor’s setup for a particular tab. Yes, I was able to, with one click, start using a presetup netvibes page inclusive of cool widgets and feeds already setup by my friend who invited me to test it out. By the way, here’s a link to try net vibes out: http://www.netvibes.com/subscribe.php?preconfig=126efb5c739f8468139e69206b4fe46d

Thing number 4: It’s portable

If one day I decide NetVibes isn’t for me anymore, I can pack up my digital belongings via OPML and move on the the next DLA. Google has been touting the coming of this feature for a long time, but I am yet to see it. Incidentally, had they already done this, it would have made the switch to NetVibes a lot less time consuming.

Thing number 5: Netvibes supports igoogle widgets!

At least so they claim, and we all know how “support” for a 3rd party format can be. Up until writing this posted, I hadn’t tested the feature, but it does exist.

Thing number 6: They’re going social with Netvibes Ginger.

Yes, now it will be a whole lot easier with NetVibes Ginger (now in testing) to share all this wonderful “Funtastimation” that you’ve amassed in all new ways.

So why doesn’t Google just make one even more killer app like Netvibes?

My guess is: 1. They’re working on it and/or 2. The same internal structure which has led to Google’s great success where people take ownership of projects that are their own ideas can sometimes lead to political/bureaucratic slowdowns when it comes time for the company to change direction, shutdown, or merge projects especially if those project leaders have become more influential in the company . and/or 3. We’re so big and have so many things going on right now that this is the least of our issues. Plus, what is a “netvibe” anyways? Who knows. My point is, give Netvibes a chance, you might just like it.

Rf.

The 100 Oldest .com Domains Registered on the Internet.

Taking a break from marketing discount disney tickets, and to satisfy my curiosity, I went in search of the earliest adopters of the World Wide Web as we know it today and to my surprise there were WWW dns entries that go back as far as 1985…can you believe that…now who was browsing the internet back in 1985 (other than Al Gore). Anyways, the list below represents the 100 first domains ever registered on the internet…it includes some expected names, some unexpected names and some notable missing names. (NB. Entries registered on the same days are in random order on that day.)

1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.COM
2. 24-Apr-1985 BBN.COM
3. 24-May-1985 THINK.COM
4. 11-Jul-1985 MCC.COM
5. 30-Sep-1985 DEC.COM
6. 07-Nov-1985 NORTHROP.COM
7. 09-Jan-1986 XEROX.COM
8. 17-Jan-1986 SRI.COM
9. 03-Mar-1986 HP.COM
10. 05-Mar-1986 BELLCORE.COM
11. 19-Mar-1986 IBM.COM
12. 19-Mar-1986 SUN.COM
13. 25-Mar-1986 INTEL.COM
14. 25-Mar-1986 TI.COM
15. 25-Apr-1986 ATT.COM
16. 08-May-1986 GMR.COM
17. 08-May-1986 TEK.COM
18. 10-Jul-1986 FMC.COM
19. 10-Jul-1986 UB.COM
20. 05-Aug-1986 BELL-ATL.COM
21. 05-Aug-1986 GE.COM
22. 05-Aug-1986 GREBYN.COM
23. 05-Aug-1986 ISC.COM
24. 05-Aug-1986 NSC.COM
25. 05-Aug-1986 STARGATE.COM
26. 02-Sep-1986 BOEING.COM
27. 18-Sep-1986 ITCORP.COM
28. 29-Sep-1986 SIEMENS.COM
29. 18-Oct-1986 PYRAMID.COM
30. 27-Oct-1986 ALPHACDC.COM
31. 27-Oct-1986 BDM.COM
32. 27-Oct-1986 FLUKE.COM
33. 27-Oct-1986 INMET.COM
34. 27-Oct-1986 KESMAI.COM
35. 7-Oct-1986 MENTOR.COM
36. 7-Oct-1986 NEC.COM
37. 27-Oct-1986 RAY.COM
38. 27-Oct-1986 ROSEMOUNT.COM
39. 27-Oct-1986 VORTEX.COM
40. 05-Nov-1986 ALCOA.COM
41. 05-Nov-1986 GTE.COM
42. 17-Nov-1986 ADOBE.COM
43. 17-Nov-1986 AMD.COM
44. 17-Nov-1986 DAS.COM
45. 17-Nov-1986 DATA-IO.COM
46. 17-Nov-1986 OCTOPUS.COM
47. 17-Nov-1986 PORTAL.COM
48. 17-Nov-1986 TELTONE.COM
49. 11-Dec-1986 3COM.COM
50. 11-Dec-1986 AMDAHL.COM
51. 11-Dec-1986 CCUR.COM
52. 11-Dec-1986 CI.COM
53. 11-Dec-1986 CONVERGENT.COM
54. 11-Dec-1986 DG.COM
55. 11-Dec-1986 PEREGRINE.COM
56. 11-Dec-1986 QUAD.COM
57. 11-Dec-1986 SQ.COM
58. 11-Dec-1986 TANDY.COM
59. 11-Dec-1986 TTI.COM
60. 11-Dec-1986 UNISYS.COM
61. 19-Jan-1987 CGI.COM
62. 19-Jan-1987 CTS.COM
63. 19-Jan-1987 SPDCC.COM
64. 19-Feb-1987 APPLE.COM
65. 04-Mar-1987 NMA.COM
66. 04-Mar-1987 PRIME.COM
67. 04-Apr-1987 PHILIPS.COM
68. 23-Apr-1987 DATACUBE.COM
69. 23-Apr-1987 KAI.COM
70. 23-Apr-1987 TIC.COM
71. 23-Apr-1987 VINE.COM
72. 30-Apr-1987 NCR.COM
73. 14-May-1987 CISCO.COM
74. 14-May-1987 RDL.COM
75. 20-May-1987 SLB.COM
76. 27-May-1987 PARCPLACE.COM
77. 27-May-1987 UTC.COM
78. 26-Jun-1987 IDE.COM
79. 09-Jul-1987 TRW.COM
80. 13-Jul-1987 UNIPRESS.COM
81. 27-Jul-1987 DUPONT.COM
82. 27-Jul-1987 LOCKHEED.COM
83. 28-Jul-1987 ROSETTA.COM
84. 18-Aug-1987 TOAD.COM
85. 31-Aug-1987 QUICK.COM
86. 03-Sep-1987 ALLIED.COM
87. 03-Sep-1987 DSC.COM
88. 03-Sep-1987 SCO.COM
89. 22-Sep-1987 GENE.COM
90. 22-Sep-1987 KCCS.COM
91. 22-Sep-1987 SPECTRA.COM
92. 22-Sep-1987 WLK.COM
93. 30-Sep-1987 MENTAT.COM
94. 14-Oct-1987 WYSE.COM
95. 02-Nov-1987 CFG.COM
96. 09-Nov-1987 MARBLE.COM
97. 16-Nov-1987 CAYMAN.COM
97. 16-Nov-1987 ENTITY.COM
99. 24-Nov-1987 KSR.COM
100. 30-Nov-1987 NYNEXST.COM

This article was researched and written by Ryan Forrester – an internet marketing professional living and working in Orlando Florida