Linda Ruth Williams

Professor, Film Studies, University of Southampton

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Casablanca

1942

Michael Curtiz

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

E.T.

1982

Steven Spielberg

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2004

Michel Gondry

It's a Wonderful Life

1947

Frank Capra

Matter of Life and Death, A

1946

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger

On the Town

1949

Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly

Raging Bull

1980

Martin Scorsese

Star is Born, A

1954

George Cukor

Third Man, The

1949

Carol Reed

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