Massimo Causo

Programmer, Turin Film Festival

Italy

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Aguirre, Wrath of God

1972

Werner Herzog

Apocalypse Now

1979

Francis Ford Coppola

Blue Velvet

1986

David Lynch

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1977

Steven Spielberg

Johnny Guitar

1954

Nicholas Ray

Journey to Italy

1954

Roberto Rossellini

Millennium Mambo

2001

Hsiao-hsien Hou

Prenom: Carmen

1983

Jean-Luc Godard

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Comments

Ten films to track a cinema that has always been in search of itself, looking for a limit to be crossed, and has always found its modernity. I’ve tried to consider both the evolution of my private history of the cinema and the official history of filmmaking. Sadly but inevitably, I left out many films and directors.

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