Unsurprisingly, I seem to be the only person to have included King Hu on their list. But quite shocking is the fact that no one else included Seijun Suzuki…..
Well, i’m gratified Sansho had several other votes. Isn’t 2001 at least partly a British film? I’m looking forward now to perusing these lists at leisure- thanks a lot Adam.
Yes it is partly British. My bad…
Yes Kenji, the lists are invaluable, will help as a “to watch” list.
Pulp Fiction, one on my list, is also on 3 other lists … Efe Cakarel, Peggy Cook, Willis Freemoney where are you guys, whistle, clap or something…
there are so many IMDB fans who also voted for Pulp, but I heard they stink, I don’t wanna go there.
Just to say – good work, Adam. The time and effort you put into compiling/overseeing all this is much appreciated.
just thought id throw this out in case anyone wanted to use it:
its just an image/banner I threw together real quick for blogging about this poll on my own site. just thought maybe others could use it too if they planned to link here and needed an image.
CM: That is great!!! I hope the autuers take you up on this. Love it!!
wow, great banner!
It blows my mind that Matthias Galvin and myself were the only two who voted for “Vampyr”! Is it possible that a lot of you haven’t seen it? That was the biggest surprise to me aside from “The Dark Night” making someones list. The least surprisng thing was I was the only voter to submit “Blind Shaft”.
There was an error in Will’s list. Here it is, now corrected:
1. Citizen Kane – Orson Welles (1941) USA
2. The Decalogue – Krzysztof Kieslowski (1989) Poland
3. My Dinner with Andre – Louis Malle (1981) USA/France
4. Eclipse – Michelangelo Antonioni (1962) Italy/France
5. Faces – John Cassavetes (1968) USA
6. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters – Paul Schrader (1985) USA
7. Los Olvidados – Luis Buñuel (1950) Mexico
8. Taxi Driver- Martin Scorsese (1976) USA
9. My Life to Live – Jean-Luc Godard (1962) France
10. War and Peace – Sergei Bondarchuk (1967) Russia
Crap Monster, I might use it in my blog, its great thanks…
Campbell, you are not alone, no takers for Jules and Jim except me.
np, if anyone wants a smaller and more conventional banner, feel free to ask and ill see what i can throw together.
and Campbell, I didnt vote for Blind Shaft but it is indeed a great film! Don’t feel left out though, I voted for Touch of Zen of all films which was most definitely not on anyone’s lists. Neither was Edward Yang’s Terrorizers or any Seijun Suzuki which is what I found most shocking…..
i love that banner!———
thanks guys, im glad you like it! heres a smaller one thats more conventional sized in case anyone wanted it:
I have just gone through the lists Adam has posted here and I think we have a great list of films, from the total list, that is truly awesome! Almost every film on my own current 100 is there, somewhere, and much more besides. I see so many wonderful films, that I am inspired to redicate myself as a cinephile and see any of those mentioned that I have yet to see. It is interesting that there is so much love of Bresson, especially Au Hasard Balthazaar – that wouldn’t have been predicted, surely? We are all a very serous bunch, as the lack of comedies is noticeable, as well. Where is Some Like It Hot, for example, which is often (not this time, though) on my own top ten list? We are all way too sombre and serious. Also, in a long running thread where people posted there top 10 some time ago, we have a great many different types of films that seemed to get basically ignored for this compilation. Fargo, is an example, which made it onto the former top 10 lists a few times. I’ll have to check, and so should we all, what films on our own top 100 list didn’t make it onto any top ten – that might be interesting, as well.
Crap – I think no one else named Terrorizers because it’s really hard to find. I was debating on whether to put Yi Yi on, but I felt too many others would, apparently I was wrong.
The individual lists are amazing. There is something interesting in all of them, just really fascinating stuff.
So nice it must be said twice.
I was going to put A Brighter Summer Day on mine, but since I’ve only seen a shitty bootleg DVD of the film I don’t feel I’ve actually seen the film and left it off.
Col. Dax I wasn’t really surprised that it didnt make it for the reason you gave. Its virtually unattainable. I do agree that the lists are very interesting and something very “individual” about them.
In all honesty, I was shocked to see that no one even voted for Seijun Suzuki. I can understand him not making the top ten films/directors, but I could have sworn at least one person would have mentioned one of his films aside from myself especially given that he has so many releases on Criterion.
My top 10 is a little more imdb-esque than most it seems, but I stand by it.
now lets see an alphabetical list of all films voted for and who voted for them.
it would make looking through the results a lot more interesting; I’d like to see how many votes each of my films got.
Although there isn’t a Bergman film in the top 10 I have to say Bergman won this poll. Looking through the lists there has to be at least 5-7 different Bergman films people selected.
disregard that last post of mine
just did a highlight search
my list was startlingly unique
KUBRICK FANBOYS NEED TO EXPAND THEIR VIEWING
also, none of the early disney features were voted for? BAMBI just barely missed my list. what gives on that? anybody else have any that barely missed their lists?
I don’t stand by mine because I didn’t squeeze Vertigo on it and I forgot about the Third Man.. wait was that really influential enough to be among the greatest? Star Wars was very influential but is it not lesser among action films than Raiders of the Lost Ark? 8 1/2! How the hell did I not have 8 1/2? Is Young Frankenstein really the greatest comedy or is it Dr. Strangelove or Annie Hall? Is Manhattan better than Annie Hall? Is the Seventh Seal the best movie dealing with acceptance of death? Does that mean I could sqeeze off Ikiru? Why would I do that? Shouldn’t I just accept that my list is a fair reflection of how I felt on the night that I typed it and realize that I’m not tied to it forever, my tastes can and will change over time and I will surely add to it as I watch more great films?…. Yeah, I should.
Rich Uncle Skeleton I don’t feel your Kubrick comment is very fair. My viewing is very expanded but I still rank Kubrick at or close to the top. Would you mind sharing why you dislike his films?
I love my list so much I want to take it ’round back and make sweet love to it.
You are probably right Drew about Bergman, in my opinion he made more masterpieces than any other director. However he did make a few bad films but made so many great ones too. And Rich Uncle…Kubrick no .1! Suck on that!
Crap Monster, In response to your Suzuki comment I started an appreciation thread a few months ago for him. I think three parties responded. One of which stated his dislike for him. Long story short not many fans of his on here. At least there weren’t at that time. On the subject of Yang, “Yi Yi” is only work I’ve been capable of viewing. I’ve think the same goes for the majority of us. I’d love to be able to see all his films though. Criterion let’s get to work on that.