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Khan Film Festival

February 24, 2012 at 10:15PM • 57 minutes • Wiki EntryAfter Dark

Continuing our assembly of the Incomparable Film Festival! We fill out our list of 35 classic films for imaginary display to imaginary crowds. Find out our final 21 (or is it 22?) choices! Then vote for your favorites. (Part 2 of 2.)

Special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, and Steve Lutz.

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Part two consists of the final three rounds of our draft. Part one, featuring rounds one and two, appeared last week.

Want to hear us mention EVEN MORE FILMS? Listen to the After Dark.

Again, The Incomparable Film Festival does not exist. Though you can stage it in your home if you want. You could even invite us over to watch with you, but, uh, we've got a thing. Which days do you like? Vote for your favorites.

Below, in the show links, we are going to list all the picks from this episode. If you would like to be surprised by what's being picked, do not look!

If, on the other hand, you want to spoil yourself, or you've already listened, then go nuts.

Complete list of selections

  1. "Wings of Desire" (1987), Wim Wenders (Glenn)
  2. "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), Nicholas Meyer (Scott)
  3. "Alien" (1979), Ridley Scott (Steve)
  4. "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980), Irvin Kershner (John)
  5. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), Steven Spielberg (Dan)
  6. "The Rocketeer" (1991), Joe Johnston (Ren)
  7. "The Princess Bride" (1987), Rob Reiner (Jason)
  8. "Blade Runner" (1982), Ridley Scott (Glenn)
  9. "The Hudsucker Proxy" (1994), The Coen Brothers (Scott)
  10. "Caddyshack" (1980), Harold Ramis (Steve)
  11. "The Godfather" (1972), Francis Ford Coppola (John)
  12. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), George Roy Hill (Dan)
  13. "Metropolis" (1927), Fritz Lang (Ren)
  14. "This is Spinal Tap" (1984), Rob Reiner (Jason)
  15. "Brother from Another Planet" (1984), John Sayles (Glenn)
  16. "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1974), Gilliam and Jones (Scott)
  17. "Babe" (1995), George Miller (Steve)
  18. "The Godfather Part II" (1974), Francis Ford Coppola (John)
  19. "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), David Lean (Dan)
  20. "Bringing up Baby" (1938), Howard Hawks (Ren)
  21. "GoodFellas" (1990), Martin Scorcese (Jason)
  22. "Funny Bones" (1995), Peter Chelsom (Glenn)
  23. "Forbidden Planet" (1956), Fred M. Wilcox (Scott)
  24. "The Breakfast Club" (1985), John Hughes (Steve)
  25. "Kill Bill" (2003-4), Quentin Tarantino (John)
  26. "Rear Window" (1954), Alfred Hitchcock (Dan)
  27. "The Brothers Bloom" (2008), Rian Johnson (Ren)
  28. "Apollo 13" (1995), Ron Howard (Jason)
  29. "Highlander" (1986), Russell Mulcahy (Glenn)
  30. "The Iron Giant" (1999), Brad Bird (Scott)
  31. "Dawn of the Dead" (1978), George Romero (Steve)
  32. "The Game" (1997), David Fincher (John)
  33. "Grosse Pointe Blank" (1997), George Armitage (Dan)
  34. "F for Fake" (1973), Orson Welles (Ren)
  35. "Groundhog Day" (1993), Harold Ramis (Jason)