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Andrew Sarris

Sorry to hear Andrew Sarris passed away today, 20th June 2012. He was film critic at Village Voice from 1940, and professor of Film Studies at Columbia University, An extremely important and influential critic in the US, especially regarding auteur theory, later rivalled by Pauline Kael.

This list is based on different selections made by him for Sight and Sound polls in 1972 and 82, also for John Kobal’s international poll in 1987, and another in the last decade, with its 10 placed highest here....

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