Brad Stevens

Film critic; film author; Sight & Sound contributor

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Café Lumiere

2003

Hsiao-hsien Hou

Heaven's Gate

1980

Michael Cimino

Letter From an Unknown Woman

1948

Max Ophüls

Life of Oharu, The

1952

Mizoguchi Kenji

Mikey and Nicky

1976

Elaine May

New Rose Hotel

1998

Abel Ferrara

Out 1

1990

Jacques Rivette

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Tokyo Story

1953

Ozu Yasujirô

Wife

1953

Naruse Mikio

Comments

These are the ten films I would rescue from a fire. I would also like to rescue Hellman’s Two-Lane Blacktop, Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Welles’ Citizen Kane, Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Minnelli’s Some Came Running, Dylan’s Renaldo & Clara, Cassavetes’ The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Antonioni’s La Notte, Pabst’s Pandora’s Box, Lynch’s Inland Empire, Cammell/Roeg’s Performance, Iosseliani’s Adieu, Plancher des Vaches!, Villaverde’s Water and Salt, Yang’s That Day, on the Beach and Tsai’s Vive L’Amour.

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