Abel Ferrara

Bad Lieutenant; The Addiction

US

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Cul-de-Sac

1966

Roman Polanski

Devils, The

1971

Ken Russell

Hawks and Sparrows

1966

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Prison

1949

Ingmar Bergman

Lolita

1961

Stanley Kubrick

Los Olvidados

1950

Luis Buñuel

Ran

1985

Akira Kurosawa

Touch of Evil

1958

Orson Welles

Woman Under the Influence, A

1974

John Cassavetes

Zero de Conduite

1933

Jean Vigo

Comments

“You can't make films like the films that made you want to make films,” spoke Godard back when most of these films were made and inspired me to try – but why stop at 10? Add ALL the other films of the above directors to the list, plus ALL of the films of Godard, Hawks, Hitchcock, Bertolucci, Scorsese, Michael Snow, Rossellini, the other films of those above and Nicholas Ray, Milós Forman, Joseph Losey, Buster Keaton, Sam Fuller, Stan Brakhage, Woody Allen, Robert Bresson, Sam Peckinpah, David Lynch and and and…

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