Marten Blomkvist

Critic

Sweden

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Apartment, The

1960

Billy Wilder

Barry Lyndon

1975

Stanley Kubrick

Casablanca

1942

Michael Curtiz

Casino

1995

Martin Scorsese

Clockwork Orange, A

1971

Stanley Kubrick

Crowd, The

1928

King Vidor

grande illusion, La

1937

Jean Renoir

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Seven Samurai

1954

Akira Kurosawa

Wages of Fear, The

1953

Henri-Georges Clouzot

Comments

Of all the great films from which to choose, these are ten that I feel passionately for. Both the craftsmanship and the emotion in them overwhelms me. No great surprises here, I expect – maybe lightweight Casablanca. But with that dialogue, those actors, those sets, that cinematography and that song it is the movie that is what thousands of movies have tried to be. Here the emotion is in the craftsmanship.

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