Henry Bean

Noise; The Believer

US

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Age d'Or, L'

1930

Luis Buñuel

argent, L'

1983

Robert Bresson

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

eclisse, L'

1962

Michelangelo Antonioni

Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The

1966

Sergio Leone

Ikiru

1952

Akira Kurosawa

M

1931

Fritz Lang

Mad Masters, The

1955

Jean Rouch

Man with a Movie Camera

1929

Dziga Vertov

Two or Three Things I Know About Her…

1967

Jean-Luc Godard

Comments

This has been an irresistible sort of torture.  As one friend said, “if it were the top 100, it would be easy”.  No, it wouldn't, but the ones that got left off wouldn't hurt as much. Let me critique my list before anyone else can: only two American films; only three in colour; nothing post-1983; too many classics; nothing fundamentally shocking. My conservatism appalls me. It took two months to come up with the top ten and five minutes for the next ten…

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