Sam Dunn

Head of DVD, BFI

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

All About Eve

1950

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Bad Timing

1980

Nicolas Roeg

Chinatown

1974

Roman Polanski

Colour of Pomegranates, The

1968

Sergei Parajanov

Game, The

1997

David Fincher

Living on the Edge

Mike Grigsby

Magnificent Ambersons, The

1942

Orson Welles

Naked

1993

Mike Leigh

Time to Love and a Time to Die, A

1958

Douglas Sirk

Woman Under the Influence, A

1974

John Cassavetes

Comments

An impossible task, really, but I’ve chosen films that I consider to be endlessly watchable, visually striking and deeply affecting. Each is different from the next, of course, but these ten are all films that, in my opinion, perfectly marry their respective thematic concerns with their aesthetic approaches.

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