Annette Melville

Director, National Film Preservation Foundation

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Dr. Strangelove

1963

Stanley Kubrick

General, The

1926

Buster Keaton

Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The

1966

Sergio Leone

Groundhog Day

1993

Harold Ramis

Happiness

1965

Agnès Varda

In The Mood For Love

2000

Wong Kar Wai

Lady Eve, The

1941

Preston Sturges

Misérables, Les

1912

Albert Capellani

Treasure of Sierra Madre, The

1947

John Huston

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Comments

The outlier is Les Misérables, which I saw over two afternoons at the Pacific Film Archive, with Edith Kramer interpreting the intertitles. The screening was an unforgettable experience and hooked me on silent film. Why is this film not more widely available?

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