Julian Jarrold

Becoming Jane; Brideshead Revisited

UK

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

Blue Velvet

1986

David Lynch

Cries and Whispers

1972

Ingmar Bergman

Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, The

1974

Werner Herzog

Raging Bull

1980

Martin Scorsese

Rashomon

1950

Akira Kurosawa

Spirit of the Beehive, The

1973

Víctor Erice

Stalker

1979

Andrei Tarkovsky

strada, La

1954

Federico Fellini

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Comments

Vertigo: Full of Hitchcock’s own personal obsessions, it’s one of his strangest films and the most haunting; one arresting dream like sequence after another.

Cries and Whispers: Full of beauty, horror and anguish. Three sisters in white and that red membrane of a set! The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser: A mysterious affecting romantic vision…  and Bruno S.

Stalker: A prescient masterpiece that still envelops. As Bergman said, “he moves with such naturalness in the world of dreams”.

The Spirit of the Beehive: So beautiful – a perfect vision of childhood’s imaginings.

Raging Bull: For its emotional and psychological intensity as much as its exquisite staging, cinematography and editing.

8½: One just wants to see it again and again and steal from it.

Blue Velvet: You can’t escape this waking-nightmare surrealist masterpiece.

Rashomon: Disturbing and exhilarating with its stress on the subjectivity of truth.

La Strada: Funny. Beautiful. Humane.

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