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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Halliwell's Top 1000 Movies
Taking list making farther than most dare go, Halliwell's has just published their list of the top 1000 movies, as compiled by film critic John Walker. The book is available for order at Amazon.com and Walker explains his choices in this article in London's Times newspaper. The Times also has the top 100 movies on the list. Here's the top ten:
1. Tokyo Story
Japan, 1953, Yasujiro Ozu
2. La Regle du Jeu
France, 1939, Jean Renoir
3. Lawrence of Arabia
GB, 1962, David Lean
4. The Godfather Trilogy
US, 1972, 1974, 1990, Francis Ford Coppola
5. The Seven Samurai
Japan, 1954, Akira Kurosawa
6. Citizen Kane
US, 1941, Orson Welles
7. Raging Bull
US, 1980, Martin Scorsese
8. Vertigo
US, 1958, Alfred Hitchcock
9. Some Like It Hot
US, 1959, Billy Wilder
10. 8 1/2
Italy, 1963, Federico Fellini
Any comments?
[via The IFC Blog]
:: posted by Donald Melanson, 6/09/2005 Comments (2)
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2 Comments:

At 3:07 AM, Treq Oden said...

I had a chance to review the list. I Find the list to be miss leading. Like most self-endulged film critics I know, they are stuck in the past too much. This list would better be described as top 1000 (influential or important) films of all time.
Simply becuase the Sex Pistols started Punk, doesn't mean they're the greatest Punk Band. It just means they are an important Part of History. Which is why I say, that this author couldn't defend most of these movies as being the best or top 1000 movies.

 
At 3:01 PM, Anonymous said...

Instead of being stuck in "new is best", maybe you should simply see the movies.

 

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