Mark Toscano

Film preservationist, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, preservationinsanity.blogspot.co.uk/

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

Stanley Kubrick

Atalante, L'

1934

Jean Vigo

Free Radicals

1958

Len Lye

Hold Me While I'm Naked

1966

George Kuchar

Jetée, La

1962

Chris Marker

Mirror

1974

Andrei Tarkovsky

Movie, A

1958

Bruce Conner

Napoleon

1927

Abel Gance

Playtime

1967

Jacques Tati

Tale of Tales, A

1979

Yuri Norstein

Comments

There’s no way I could narrow it down to ten, but I’ve had a good go at it, and my criteria for what constituted a great film ended up being quite diverse. It was important for me to include a few shorts, which I imagine are often neglected in such polls. In all honesty, and probably like most of the lists you’re getting, one could say this is a random sampling from a much larger list of the films that I consider the greatest.

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