Peter Scarlet

Programmer

US/Abu Dhabi

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Atalante, L'

1934

Jean Vigo

Madame de…

1953

Max Ophüls

Man with a Movie Camera

1929

Dziga Vertov

Once Upon a Time in the West

1968

Sergio Leone

Pather Panchali

1955

Satyajit Ray

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Sansho Dayu

1954

Mizoguchi Kenji

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

1928

Buster Keaton

Sunrise

1927

F. W. Murnau

To Be or Not To Be

1942

Ernst Lubitsch

Comments

Runner up: Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk) That’s eleven, I know. You try cutting one... Ten great films, cut down from 20, trimmed from 30, and on and on. Films to take to a desert island? Not really – these are films that are so embedded in my brain after numerous rewatchings that I probably don’t have to ever see any of them again. Which doesn’t mean I don’t want to...

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