My Sight & Sound Ballot

by UncleTito

Created 07/27/12

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With the BFI releasing its new Sight & Sound Top Ten poll this year, I thought I'd have a bit of fun and figure out what my ballot would be like. To keep it from being a straight top 10 and broaden it a little, I limited myself to one feature film per decade and one per director. Unsurprisingly, most of the titles are Criterions.

1. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
2. Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949)
3. Sans soleil (Chris Marker, 1983)
4. Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)
5. Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
6. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975)
7. L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
8. Intolerance (D.W. Griffith, 1916)
9. Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong, 2007)
10. Hélas pour moi (Jean-Luc Godard, 1993)

Oh, it hurts to leave off Vertigo, Paisà, and Last Year at Marienbad, to just name a few.

1 comment

  • By FG
    August 16, 2012
    06:11 PM

    Good idea.I love lists like this.If I made such of a list(not limited like yours),the list would probably be almost all of them Ceylan and Tarkovsky.I made actually.Helas pour moi is very interesting selection.I love Godard as yours.I watched fourteen Godard films.But I haven't seen yet Helas pour moi.I am curious of this film.For the rest,I am very curious of Ceylan's top 10.I hope that as soon as possible BFI publish director's lists separately.