They Shoot Pictures, Don't They - The 1000 Greatest Films (December 2008 edition)

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"Well, here we go again. We’ve spent another baffling year sifting (sometimes aimlessly) through film polls and best-of film ballots, collating them, weighting them and, hey presto, here are the goddamn results. Are we unclassifiable dorks of a rather specific nature, or are we highly valued film patrons providing a harmless little public service? The truth, we’d say, lies somewhere in between. The fact remains, however, that we enjoy chugging this out once a year, and the mostly nice words and feedback we get makes it all worthwhile. Anyway, we hope you enjoy the new list and the more time-reducing (for us, that is) compact presentation. As always, we would love to hear any feedback (good, bad, or otherwise) you have on this ongoing project.

"The December 2008 list of the 1,000 Greatest Films of all-time has primarily been compiled by using 1,825 individual critics’ and filmmakers’ best-films-of-all-time lists/ballots. That’s 221 more ballots than our December 2007 list. Angel Gonzalez Garcia has continued to provide us with many ballots, as have many others. A warm thank you to everyone that has contributed and/or lent their support towards the current version."

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  1. 1.
    Citizen Kane (1941)
    by Orson Welles

  2. 3.
    Rules of the Game
    by Jean Renoir

  3. 4.
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    by Stanley Kubrick

  4. 5.
    ?
    8 1/2

  5. 6.
    The Godfather (Widescreen Edition)
    by Francis Ford Coppola

  6. 7.
    John Wayne: The Searchers
    by John Ford

  7. 8.
    The Battleship Potemkin (Enhanced Edition) 1925
    by Sergei M. Eisenstein

  8. 9.
    ?
    Seven Samurai

  9. 10.
    ?
    Tokyo Story (Tokyo monogatari)
    by Yasujirô Ozu

  10. 11.
    Singin' in the Rain (Two-Disc Special Edition)
    by Gene Kelly

  11. 13.
    Lawrence of Arabia
    by David Lean

  12. 14.
    ?

  13. 15.
    Casablanca (1942)
    by Michael Curtiz

  14. 16.
    L' Atalante
    by Jean Vigo

  15. 17.
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (The Criterion Collection)
    by Carl Theodor Dreyer

  16. 18.
    Raging Bull [Blu-ray]
    by Martin Scorsese

  17. 19.
    Rashomon (1950)
    by Akira Kurosawa

  18. 20.
    The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    by Francis Ford Coppola

  19. 21.
    ?

  20. 22.
    Some Like it Hot - 1959
    by Billy Wilder

  21. 23.

  22. 24.
    ?
    The Third Man - 1949 - Carol Reed

  23. 26.
    La Dolce Vita (2-Disc Collector's Edition) (1961)
    by Federico Fellini

  24. 27.
    The Gold Rush (1925)
    by Charles Chaplin

  25. 28.
    TAXI DRIVER

  26. 29.
    Sunset Blvd.
    by Billy Wilder

  27. 30.
    The General (1927)
    by Clyde Bruckman

  28. 31.
    Children of Paradise (The Criterion Collection)
    by Marcel Carné

  29. 32.
    ?
    Psycho - 1960

  30. 33.
    Breathless (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jean-Luc Godard

  31. 34.
    Ordet - Criterion Collection
    by Carl Theodor Dreyer

  32. 35.
    Apocalypse Now (1979)
    by Francis Ford Coppola

  33. 36.
    Chinatown (Special Collector's Edition)
    by Roman Polanski

  34. 37.
    The Night of the Hunter
    by Charles Laughton

  35. 38.
    L'Avventura - 1960
    by Michelangelo Antonioni

  36. 40.
    Persona - 1966 - Ingmar Bergman

  37. 41.
    Andrei Rublev (The Criterion Collection)
    by Andrei Tarkovsky

  38. 42.
    Jules and Jim (The Criterion Collection)
    by François Truffaut

  39. 43.
    The Magnificent Ambersons - 1942
    by Orson Welles

  40. 45.
    It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
    by Frank Capra

  41. 46.
    Blade Runner (Four-Disc Collector's Edition)
    by Ridley Scott

  42. 47.
    Rear Window (Collector's Edition)
    by Alfred Hitchcock

  43. 48.
    Modern Times (Two-Disc Special Edition)
    by Charles Chaplin

  44. 49.
    North By Northwest
    by Alfred Hitchcock

  45. 50.
    La Strada (The Criterion Collection)
    by Federico Fellini

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Comments

Untitled — 5 years ago

wrong versions of East of Eden (should be Kazan) and Madchen in Uniform (should be Sagan)


Untitled — 5 years ago

Thanks for this list! I am glad that someone seems to be making a new list, and not using the update to destroy the old list as has happened in the past.

Anyway, surely #6 can’t be the entire Godfather trilogy?


This list already exists — 5 years ago

Here: http://www.listsofbests.com/list/591

It’s already had the December 2008 update done to it.




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