Sight & Sound Critics’ Poll 2012

  1. Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles)
  3. Tokyo Story (dir. Yasujiro Ozu)
  4. The Rules of the Game (dir. Jean Renoir)
  5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (dir. F.W. Murnau)
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
  7. The Searchers (dir. John Ford)
  8. Man with a Movie Camera (dir. Dziga Vertov)
  9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (dir. Carl Th. Dreyer)
  10. 8½ (dir. Federico Fellini)

And the loser is – Citizen Kane. After 50 years at the top of the Sight & Sound poll, Orson Welles’s debut film has been convincingly ousted by Alfred Hitchcock’s 45th feature Vertigo – and by a whopping 34 votes, compared with the mere five that separated them a decade ago. So what does it mean? Given that Kane actually clocked over three times as many votes this year as it did last time, it hasn’t exactly been snubbed by the vastly larger number of voters taking part in this new poll, which has spread its net far wider than any of its six predecessors. [More…, x]

    1. cycleofdeathandrebirth reblogged this from strangewood
    2. flixwise reblogged this from strangewood
    3. buttmacklin reblogged this from strangewood
    4. torranceoulogan reblogged this from strangewood
    5. bearplayingasaxophone reblogged this from strangewood
    6. thiswhomps reblogged this from strangewood and added:
      i have to watch all of these fuckers in 2 weeks
    7. teenagexwhore reblogged this from strangewood
    8. calvin-the-magnificent reblogged this from kubrickit
    9. motherbox reblogged this from koalainchicago
    10. koalainchicago reblogged this from justanothercorner
    11. justanothercorner reblogged this from oldfilmsflicker
    12. pawsthomasanderson reblogged this from paolopasolini and added:
      I still think 2001 is the greatest film ever made
    13. paolopasolini reblogged this from sergeiparajanov
    14. yetanotheramateur reblogged this from strangewood
    15. tssffft reblogged this from strangewood
    16. gentlemangraffitist reblogged this from oldfilmsflicker and added:
      I have to go with Vertigo.
    17. rbrtmsnr reblogged this from oldfilmsflicker
    18. calisthenicswithwords reblogged this from strangewood
    19. son-imperatrice reblogged this from strangewood