How the directors and critics voted

Mark Cousins
Scene by Scene (BBC)

Top Ten

  1. Distant Voices Still Lives (Davies)
  2. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Hara)
  3. Gold Diggers of 1933 (LeRoy)
  4. He Who Gets Slapped (Sjöström)
  5. The Insect Woman (Imamura)
  6. Jeanne Dielman... (Akerman)
  7. La Maman et la putain (Eustache)
  8. Russian Ark (Sokurov)
  9. Light Sleeper (Schrader)
  10. Touch of Evil (Welles)


Three films come to mind, then a trickle... Then a baroque river... Johnny Guitar, Written on the Wind, Pandora's Box, Ninotchka, The Apartment, Eureka (Roeg), Summer Madness (Lean), Vertigo. Women, passion and choreography.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011