Raymond Red

Skies; Kamera obskura

Philippines

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

Stanley Kubrick

Apocalypse Now

1979

Francis Ford Coppola

Blade Runner

1982

Ridley Scott

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Godfather: Part I, The

1972

Francis Ford Coppola

Himala

1983

Ishmael Bernal

Metropolis

1927

Fritz Lang

Modern Times

1936

Charles Chaplin

Rashomon

1950

Akira Kurosawa

Story of Qiu Ju, The

1992

Zhang Yimou

Comments

I have struggled so much to make these choices, considering their importance in cinema heritage, contribution to cinema aesthetics and influence on me personally, both as a film viewer and as a filmmaker. It breaks one’s heart to omit quite a number of equally powerful important films. (I cannot help but note the Luis Buñuel short film Un Chien Andalou.) It was a gruelling task and a pleasure at the same time.

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