I love all Lynch that I’ve seen except Wild at Heart. If they put anything by him up there I will be pleasantly surprised.
I’m not sure if I love Vertigo (my favorite Hitchcock) more than Kane, but it’s about time for a change.
@Bobby- I love Lynch too, and he certainly deserves a spot up there, but Lost Highway? It’s the only film of his I haven’t loved. You’re right about Blue Velvet though; it’s the true apex of his career.
“Pulp Fiction” will not appear… After all, it didn’t appear on the 2002 list.
I hope this thing really gets shaken up. Despite the tragic loss and deterioration of so many films every year, since the last poll there are dramatically more people with access to more films than ever before. It would be great to see some films near the top I had never heard of before.
I know that my personal dreams won’t come true (Black Narcissus won’t be anywhere near the top ten), but if I could make a wish, it would be that L’atalante came back or that a Bresson movie cracked the top. I doubt either one will happen.
For some reason I really hope Dreyer’s Ordet or La Passion de Jeanne D’arc makes it. I would Really see Jeanne in the Top 10 rather than Potemkin. I mean, Battleship Potemkin isn’t even Eisensteins greatest feature film from 1925.
I think Potemkin’s gonna buy the farm this time around. I mean really, it’s one of those dinosaurs that hasn’t been as embraced by the “blogging generation” as much, say, Bergman or Tarkovsky, who I honestly think have better odds of making the list. If there is a silent film, my money’s on Sunrise (though The Passion of Joan of Arc would be my second guess).
In honor of the Sight and Sound poll, tonight I will watch whichever movie takes the #1 spot.
I pray it isn’t 2001: A Space Odyssey.
And then Metropolis have been reissued twice, first in 2002 in the restored version, then in 2010 with more footage.
An hour left… since 846 critics have contributed, Coppola might win. But I hope not.
Well, Nathan. Get ready for those lips…those eyes…and that magnificent Herrmann score…
Has anybody given any thought to Sunrise topping the poll…
If Sunrise gets the no. 1 spot I’ll be rather surprised But it would be fascinating if a 71 year old film gets replaced by a 85 year old instead.
Last minute prediction!
Zodiac takes the #3 spot.
Be sure to see that on individual lists, but I dont think a Fincher movie will ever be on S&S in this lifetime.
Technical Problems… sigh…
I think Seven Pounds has a real chance at taking the number one spot this year.
Vertigo number one!
Man with a movie camera AND Passion de Jeanne D’Arc included on the list!
Other than 2001, which I hate, I think this is a damn fine list. Especially pleased to see The Searchers and Man with a Movie Camera included.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am consumed with joy. This is a glorious moment. SUCK IT, KANE! (Despite being a great movie). Definitely gonna watch Vertigo again tonight. Hitchcock is finally given his due.
Anyone else a bit surprised that Tokyo Story topped the directors’ list?
I’ve never liked Vertigo that much, I’m not a Kane man either but I definitely prefer that – but I guess it’s nice with some change.
“Anyone else a bit surprised that Tokyo Story topped the directors’ list?”
Nope. If the world were fair the top five alone would be made of two Ozu’s and three Naruse’s.
I’m glad that SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is out of the top ten, at least. I’d replace THE SEARCHERS with STAGECOACH, a far better film, I think. And no Kurosawa? WTF?
Holy crap…. O_O
Turned out better than I expected. Very nice
Yeah, sad to see no Kurosawa…
Tarkovskys The Mirror on the directors list is nice. Surprised it wasn’t Andrei Rublev, but you can’t get everything I guess.
I think this calls for a reviewing of The Mirror, on my part.
If you want something really interesting, an article I read suggested not voting for films that have already been in the top 10 as that has already suggested their “Hall of Fame” status. After that, the writer then posted new lists for each poll if they had followed that rule. Here are the results:
Bicycle Thieves (1948, De Sica)
City Lights (1930, Chaplin)
The Gold Rush (1925, Chaplin)
Battleship Potemkin (1925, Eisenstein)
Intolerance (1916, Griffith)
Louisiana Story (1949, Flaherty)
Greed (1925, Stroheim)
Le Jour se leve (1939, Carne)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Dreyer)
Brief Encounter (1946, Lean)
La Regle du jeu (1939, Renoir)
Citizen Kane (1941, Welles)
L’avventura (1960, Antonioni)
Ugetsu Monogatari (1953, Mizoguchi)
Ivan the Terrible, Parts I and II (1944, 1958, Eisenstein)
La terra trema (1948, Visconti)
L’Atalante (1934, Vigo)
Earth / Zemlya (1930, Dovzhenko)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959, Resnais)
Sunrise (1927, Murnau)
Zero for Conduct (1930, Vigo)
Pickpocket (1959, Bresson)
Nazarin (1959, Bunuel)
8 ½ (1963, Fellini)
Persona (1967, Bergman)
The General (1927, Keaton and Bruckman)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Welles)
Wild Strawberries (1957, Bergman)
Vertigo (1958, Hitchcock)
Pierrot le fou (1965, Godard)
La Grande Illusion (1937, Renoir)
Ikiru (1952, Kurosawa)
The Searchers (1956, Ford)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Donen and Kelly)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Kubrick)
Andrei Rublev (1969, Tarkovsky)
Jules et Jim (1961, Truffaut)
The Third Man (1949, Reed)
Tokyo Story (1953, Ozu)
Touch of Evil (1958, Welles)
Les Enfants du paradis (1943, Carne)
Modern Times (1936, Chaplin)
Madame de… (1953, Ophuls)
Contempt (1963, Godard)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972, Bunuel)
Raging Bull (1980, Scorsese)
The Godfather and the Godfather Part II (1972, 1974, Coppola)
Pather Panchali (1955, Ray)
La Strada (1956, Fellini)
La Dolce vita (1961, Fellini)
Rashomon (1950, Kurosawa)
Breathless (1960, Godard)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948, Ophuls)
Apocalypse Now (1979, Coppola)
Paisan (1945, Rossellini)
The Mirror (1976, Tarkovsky)
Fanny and Alexander (1982, Bergman)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Lean)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, Kubrick)
Psycho (1960, Hitchcock)
Sunset Blvd. (1950, Wilder)
Some Like It Hot (1959, Wilder)
The Seventh Seal (1957, Bergman)
Au hazard Balthazar (1966, Bresson)
Taxi Driver (1976, Scorsese)
The Apartment (1960, Wilder)
Casablanca (1943, Curtiz)
Chinatown (1974, Polanski)
Man with a Movie Camera (1929, Vertov)
Late Spring (1949, Ozu) Seven Samurai (1954, Kurosawa)
Ordet (1955, Dreyer)
In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong)
Mulholland Dr. (2001, Lynch)
Stalker (1979, Tarkovsky)
Shoah (1985, Lanzmann)
Metropolis (1927, Lang)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Akerman)
Satantango (1994, Tarr)
In case people are having trouble linking to the lists…
02. Citizen Kane
03. Tokyo Story
04. La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game)
05. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
06. 2001: A Space Odyssey
07. The Searchers
08. Man with a Movie Camera
09. The Passion of Joan of Arc
01. Tokyo Story
02. 2001: A Space Odyssey
02. Citizen Kane
05. Taxi Driver
06. Apocalypse Now
07. The Godfather
10. Bicycle Thieves
I much prefer the thing where once a film is included it doesn’t get included again. The hall of fame thing, I suppose.