Joe Swanberg

V/H/S; LOL

US

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

1969

Paul Mazursky

Crumb

1994

Terry Zwigoff

David Holzman's Diary

1968

Jim McBride

Dillinger Is Dead

1968

Marco Ferreri

Graduate, The

1967

Mike Nichols

Love in the Afternoon

1979

Eric Rohmer

Maman et la putain, La

1973

Jean Eustache

Nashville

1975

Robert Altman

Two Lovers

2008

James Gray

We Won't Grow Old Together

1972

Maurice Pialat

Comments

Of course I love Citizen Kane and The Godfather, and Hitchcock and Renoir, but these are the ten films I would take to a desert island. They’ve all made my life better, and continue to inspire me. I’ve limited myself to one film per director, or else Rohmer, Altman and Pialat would have more films on the list. I’m ashamed that there aren’t any women present, but Claire Denis and Catherine Breillat would be on there if I had a few more slots. I also left Stop Making Sense, Gimme Shelter and The Last Waltz off the list, but they’re among my all-time favourites.

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