Slavoj Zizek

Philosopher and cultural critic

Slovenia

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

3.10 to Yuma

1957

Delmer Daves

Dune

1984

David Lynch

Fountainhead

1948

King Vidor

Great Sacrifice, The

1944

Veit Harlan

Hero

2002

Zhang Yimou

Hitman

2007

Xavier Gens

Nightmare Alley

1947

Edmund Goulding

Noi Vivi

1942

Goffredo Alessandrini

On Dangerous Ground

1951

Nicholas Ray

Sound of Music, The

1965

Robert Wise

Comments

This time, I opted for pure madness: the list contains only ‘guilty pleasures’, from two screen versions of Ayn Rand to a top Nazi melodrama, from David Lynch’s greatest flop to height of musical kitsch, from a low-budget Hollywood action thriller to a Chinese big-budget historical spectacle, plus a half-forgotten Western and two marginal noirs. This is what I really enjoy – no compromises for high quality or good taste.

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