Steve passes on this meme, which he in turn snarfed up from Jaquandor at Byzantium’s Shores. It’s based on a list John Scalzi (Whatever) compiled in his recently-published
John Scalzi offers the following caveat with respect to his list, which is of the films he deems to be the most significant in the history of SF film:
Note that “most significant” does not mean “best” or “most popular” or even “most influential.” Some of the films may be all three of these, but not all of them are - indeed, some films in The Canon aren’t objectively very good, weren’t blockbusters and may not have influenced other filmmakers to any significant degree. Be that as it may, I think they matter - in one way or another, they are uniquely representative of some aspect of the science fiction film experience.As with all of these “list’m and mark’m memes” (as Steve calls ’em), simply take the list and bold the ones you’ve seen. Commentary is optional.
What? No The Time Machine (1960 version)? No King Kong (1933 version)? I guess I could make my own list instead of carping about a few egregious omissions...but that’s what lists like this are all about, anyway: carping about the egregious omissions. As it is, I’m 36 for 50 - 72%, which qualifies me for...what? Nerd-Boy?
I’m not going to tag anyone with this one, but if the subject matter appeals to you, have at it.