Graham Fuller

Film editor, artinfo.com

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Atalante, L'

1934

Jean Vigo

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Matter of Life and Death, A

1946

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger

Metropolis

1927

Fritz Lang

Pandora's Box

1928

G W Pabst

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Shoah

1985

Claude Lanzmann

Ugetsu Monogatari

1953

Mizoguchi Kenji

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Comments

I opted for the Olympian over the personal, but am haunted by omitting Murnau, von Sternberg, Max Ophüls, Buñuel, Dreyer, Rossellini, Bresson, Eisenstein, Antonioni, Scorsese, Loach, Herzog, Kusturica and Duck Soup… less so the Nouvelle Vague. Shoah seems to me the most important film ever made; I chose Pandora’s Box at the expense of The Blue Angel as the pinnacle of eroticism; and The Searchers over Shane as the greatest Western, though the climactic gunfight in the latter is unimpeachable.

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top