Much Ado About A List Continued

Words by Yazen Al Samen

Now we come to the list itself. The critics’ poll for this year, 2012, produced the following top 10:

  1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
  2. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
  3. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
  4. The Rules Of The Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
  5. Sunrise : A Song Of Two Humans (FW Murnau, 1927)
  6. 2001 : A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  7. The Searchers (John Ford,  1956)
  8. Man With A Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1928)
  9. The Passion Of Joan Of Arc (Carl Dreyer, 1928)
  10. 8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)

Compare the above list with the last one, conducted in 2002:

  1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
  2. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
  3. The Rules Of The Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
  4. The Godfather/The Godfather Part II (Frances Ford Coppola, 1972 and 1974)
  5. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
  6. 2001 : A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  7. Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
  8. Sunrise : A Song Of Two Humans (FW Murnau, 1927)
  9. 8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)
  10. Singin’ In The Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)
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