BFI’s Greatest Films

Here’s BFI’s latest on the greatest.    I agree with The Searchers.  I’d pick Rear Window, Notorious, The 39 Steps and Psycho over Vertigo. Citizen Kane is hugely overrated.  I’d pick Touch of Evil for the Welles film, but I agree Kane was a landmark film how it was made.  Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai should be on list(s). Wages of Fear deserves to be up there.  Where are the French New Wave?  No Casablanca?  Renoir’s Rules of the Game was boring, but I know why it’s on the list. Class-struggle political commentary.  Crap – I’m surprised Dances with Wolves isn’t on these crappy snob lists.

The Critics’ Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time

  1. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
  2. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  3. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
  4. La Règle du jeu (Renoir, 1939)
  5. Sunrise: A Song for Two Humans (Murnau, 1927)
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
  7. The Searchers (Ford, 1956)
  8. Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
  9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer, 1927)
  10.  8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)

The Directors’ Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time

  1. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
  3. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  4. 8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)
  5. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1980)
  6. Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
  7. The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)
  8. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
  9. Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1974)
  10. Bicycle Thieves (De Sica, 1948)

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/vertigo-tops-citizen-kane-greatest-film-time-poll-174039158.html

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