Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Halliwell's top 1,000 movies

John Walker has compiled a list of the 1,000 best ever films in order of merit for Halliwell's Film Guide. He tells The Times about his choices and why he made them.
The book wasn't intended as a symptom of delayed adolescence, though I did find myself chanting the mantra of Trainspotting's Renton "Pain and craving. A need like nothing I've ever known will soon take hold of me" in brief moments of daylight before plunging back into a darkened room for another fix of cinematic delight.
His Top 10 are:
1. Tokyo Story
2. La R├Ęgle du Jeu
3. Lawrence of Arabia
4. The Godfather Trilogy
5. The Seven Samurai
6. Citizen Kane
7. Raging Bull
8. Vertigo
9. Some Like It Hot
10. 8½

(If you really like this kind of thing, you can read the full list)
A few similarities with Guild member's Top 10, but rather more international.

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