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    The Greatest Films of All Time

    In 1952, the Sight and Sound team had the novel idea of asking critics to name the greatest films of all time. The tradition became decennial, increasing in size and prestige as the decades passed.

    The Sight and Sound poll is now a major bellwether of critical opinion on cinema and this year’s edition (its eighth) is the largest ever, with 1,639 participating critics, programmers, curators, archivists and academics each submitting their top ten ballot.

    What has risen up the ranks? What has fallen? Has 2012’s winner Vertigo held on to its title? Find out below.

    Link: The Greatest Films of All Time | BFI

    1. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
    2. Vertigo
    3. Citizen Kane
    4. Tokyo Story
    5. In the Mood for Love
    6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    7. Beau travail
    8. Mulholland Dr.
    9. Man with a Movie Camera
    10. Singin’ in the Rain

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    No space for Casablanca or Gone with the wind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    No space for Casablanca or Gone with the wind?
    Gone with the Wind didn't make the hundred in 2012 either.
    Casablanca was tied for number 84 in that poll.

    Top 10 2012


    1. Vertigo
    2. Citizen Kane
    3. Tokyo Story
    4. The Rules of the Game
    5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
    6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    7. The Searchers
    8. Man with a Movie Camera
    9. The Passion of Joan of Arc

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    Tremors didn't make the top ten?

    To each their own...

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    As the saying goes, "it's not the critic who counts", etc.

    Most of them are pretentious knobheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    As the saying goes, "it's not the critic who counts", etc.

    Most of them are pretentious knobheads.
    But we are all critics Harry

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    I don't see Monty Python's Search for the Holly Grail mentioned.
    HAL failed the Turing test when he mentioned 2001: A Space Odyssey.
    Well that and his thinly disguised user ID

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    Each to there own

    I know these I am always happy to watch again

    Day of the Jackal
    Burn After Reading
    Fargo
    The Maltese Falcon
    Barry Lyndon
    Dial M for Murder
    The Deer Hunter
    Double Indemnity
    Ipcress File
    The Big Sleep

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    Ipcress File
    Did you watch the recent mini-series remake? I enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Did you watch the recent mini-series remake? I enjoyed it.
    Yes preferred the original

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy As Larry View Post
    6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Everyone used to rave about this film, meanwhile I fell asleep about 15 minutes into it and got woken up by the gf at the end. Apparently she fell asleep early on as well ...

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    One of my mom's friends was an extra in Vertigo. She was one of the three Nuns that walk by in a Mission scene.

    I've always have been an Alfred Hitchcock fan since the old series "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour". When I heard Alfred Hitchcock was filming a movie called "Topaz" on a family friend's ranch. I just had to go out to watch the filming and perhaps see Alfred Hitchcock. The filming was near and on Old Stage Road in the shadow of Fremont Peak, the ending point of John Steinbeck's "Travels with Charley".

    They had fake Palm trees all over the place. Alfred Hitchcock was ever present and looked just like he did on TV. I watched the filming of the hiding of the microfilm in the country bridge rail scenes. A lot of hurry up and wait and long discussions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalEden View Post
    One of my mom's friends was an extra in Vertigo. She was one of the three Nuns that walk by in a Mission scene.

    I've always have been an Alfred Hitchcock fan since the old series "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour". When I heard Alfred Hitchcock was filming a movie called "Topaz" on a family friend's ranch. I just had to go out to watch the filming and perhaps see Alfred Hitchcock. The filming was near and on Old Stage Road in the shadow of Fremont Peak, the ending point of John Steinbeck's "Travels with Charley".

    They had fake Palm trees all over the place. Alfred Hitchcock was ever present and looked just like he did on TV. I watched the filming of the hiding of the microfilm in the country bridge rail scenes. A lot of hurry up and wait and long discussions.
    Great story
    Watched most Hitchcocks
    Was it a real bell Tower or a mock up?

    That area is wonderful too.
    All of vertigo has a spooky dreamy atmosphere am I right the SF scenes were by the the Freemont Hotel or Faremount? at the top of a big Hill above the streetcar Museum and China town?

    Despite the dated sets those film noir are amongst those worth watching again.
    Rear Window with a tiny set full of menace and suspense is probably his finest color work, tho the original 39 steps is still evergreen.after almost a century.
    “What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalEden View Post
    Alfred Hitchcock was ever present and looked just like he did on TV
    As he was on a movie I was involved in. I worked for a small construction company who did some set building for a movie he did a few miles from my home. Maybe you guys are familiar with the movie.

    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Just how old are you guys ??
    You should all watch some of the newer movies. I hear they now have color LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Great story
    Watched most Hitchcocks
    Was it a real bell Tower or a mock up?

    That area is wonderful too.
    The Bell Tower scene was filmed at the Misson San Juan Baustista (built 1797) which sits literally on the edge of the San Andreas fault. That mission does not have a bell tower in the traditional sense or portrayed in Vertigo. Instead, next to the Chapel on the fualt side is an arched wall with several cut outs for bells. On the back side of the bell wall is the mission cemetery. No stairs all old sixties bad animation for the bell tower scenes. By the way the Old Stage Road mentioned in the Topaz filming goes to San Juan Baustista.

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    Seen 'High Anxiety' ?

    Mel Brooks parody

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Everyone used to rave about this film, meanwhile I fell asleep about 15 minutes into it and got woken up by the gf at the end. Apparently she fell asleep early on as well ...
    Each to their own.

    I have it on DVD and consider it a masterpiece.

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    I once was a member at a small cinema where I went to watch master tapes of non-descript movies movies that never made it big time but were definitely enjoyable.

    I loved the classics from the 40's and 50's and particularly the Marx Brothers with their dry humour and Groucho was a classic.

    Not a swear word but he was without pier with his delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    without pier
    Indeed a quay actor

    The sleepwalking Mirror scene and

    The cabin scene from a night of the Opera were classics



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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy As Larry View Post
    But we are all critics Harry

    But not the ones that chose this list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Not a swear word but he was without pier with his delivery.
    Poor lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Each to their own.

    I have it on DVD and consider it a masterpiece.
    DVD? How 90's of you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    No space for Casablanca or Gone with the wind?
    what he said, and where eagles dare? Quo Vadis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    As he was on a movie I was involved in. I worked for a small construction company who did some set building for a movie he did a few miles from my home. Maybe you guys are familiar with the movie.

    I remember that the movie was filmed north of SF. I was thinking that it was Sevastopol or Santa Rosa, but Wikipedia says Bodega Bay.

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