Once a decade, the British Film Institute conducts a poll of critics, distributors, programmers, and scholars to determine the “50 Greatest Films of All Time.” This poll was conducted in the fall of 2012 and after Citizen Kane had enjoyed a fifty-year reign at the top spot, the Welles masterpiece was replaced by that of Hitchcock.
While such rankings may not reflect opinions of a rising generation of film fans, how would you support such a ranking or argue for alternative choices. You may support your opinions on the impact of the film, or details of the film itself. You are encouraged to reference opinion (at the time of the film’s initial release or any time since) of a critic, director, or scholar that you feel supports your observations.
Comments (with images if you choose) should be posted under the “Views on Vertigo” category and are due by 5:00 on Friday, November 7th.