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  • 2004-07-01
Avi Arad, the producer of the Spider-Man films, has told an American newspaper that he is considering making as many as seven more Spider-Man films. The 2002 original took $820 million and was the number one blockbuster that year, while "Spider-Man 2", which is due out next week, has received glowing reviews ahead of its release. Director Sam Raimi and leads Tobey Maguire and Kirtsen Dunst have already signed up for the third installment, which is scheduled for release in 2007.

The American Film Institute voted "Over the Rainbow" the best movie song of all time in a special poll of some 1,500 actors, producers and critics. The song, which was sung by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz," was almost cut from the film as producers thought it too long and boring. The top 10 was as follows: 1) Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz), 2) As Time Goes By (Casablanca), 3) Singin' in the Rain (Singin' in the Rain), 4) Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's), 5) White Christmas (Holiday Inn), 6) Mrs Robinson (The Graduate), 7) When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio), 8) The Way We Were (The Way We Were), 9) Stayin' Alive (Saturday Night Fever) 10) The Sound of Music (The Sound of Music).