You might have to go to some place like Barnes & Noble to find it. They’re probably not going to carry it in a bodega or a similar sort of place.
Anyone know when they’ll put up the director’s lists?
August 22, I believe. Oh, that’s today.
Something to consider for detractors of the main list, specifically those who insist that the list is conservative and stale: less than 25% of the participants put Vertigo on their ballots, and even fewer included Citizen Kane. The Sight and Sound poll is only conservative and predictable if you look at the top ten; moving beyond that is a sea of movies voted for.
Enjoyed César Ballester’s commentary.
Not a single director voted for Red Desert?
Directors’ list is up. Definitely has some surprising choices in the top 100
Tsai Ming-Liang voted for one of his own films
Biggest surprise in the director’s poll:
Abel Ferrara’s on the list! Oh god, I’m so excited I could sh*t myself and not care!
I love Gaspar Noe list. Downloading Angst right now.
Yeah, Hour of the Wolf is like the only Bergman film I am not in love with… iinnnnteresting.
The director’s list is a lot closer to mine than the critics’ list.
Bicycle Thieves, Taxi Driver and Mirror I’d all put in my top ten. A few others come very close.
Come and See in top 50 is surprising. The only member of the top 50 though I seriously object to is The Apartment.
The Apartment and La Strada, two films that are ostensibly against predatory, dominating males, but end up more condescending to females than males. ’I’d spell it out for you, but I don’t know how to spell!’
Another list i liked, Bob Hopkins http://explore.bfi.org.uk/sightandsoundpolls/2012/voter/896 South Park fan for sure.
Alex, you are in for a huge treat with Angst. :)
Wait, how does Shirley Maclaine’s character not being a good speller have anything to do with The Apartment being condescending to females?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
What’s your point about the disparity?
Something I found interesting: I could be wrong, but there are only two films from the 40s on the Directors’ Top 100: Citizen Kane (#2) and Bicycle Thieves (#10).
Why does having two films from a decade in the top ten seem slim?
They were the only two films from the 40s in the whole top one hundred, not just ten.
Oh sorry. I misread your post.
You are not wrong. There are only two from the 40s. I might have expected The Third Man or even Casablanca to make the list. Overall, I like the Critics Poll more (whatever “like” means in this context).
Surprising that Roma, città aperta didn’t make the top100, i guess it’s more important than likable.
^^ So is Potemkin.
@Jirin. I don’t think you can say that Giulietta Masina in La Strada is supposed to be a representative character. The film might indeed be sexist (I have no opinion on that), but I think it would be unfair to based that opinion on a character who is clearly supposed to be unusually passive and abnormal, and not an “every woman.”
I like the critics’ poll more too, if only because Hitchcock is at the top. Love the directors for putting Taxi Driver at #5 though, overall they’re both really good lists.
I’ve been pouring over the ballots and the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen so far is that out of the 8000+ votes cast for this poll, only three were for a Chabrol film. It makes me sick to my stomach. Meanwhile, a charlatan like Haneke (who rips off Chabrol and does it badly) receives over ten times as many votes.
There’s been a lot criticism of the poll for its Western bias, but every non-Western ballot I’ve looked at so far is dominated by Western films.
I found something worse: Boetticher and Alonso received exactly one vote each.