Richard T Kelly

Novelist; biographer

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Andrei Rublev

1966

Andrei Tarkovsky

Au Hasard Balthazar

1966

Robert Bresson

Autumn Afternoon, An

1962

Ozu Yasujirô

Chimes at Midnight

1966

Orson Welles

Day of Wrath

1943

Carl Theodor Dreyer

His Girl Friday

1939

Howard Hawks

Kes

1969

Ken Loach

Rise to Power of Louis XIV, The

1966

Roberto Rossellini

Sunrise

1927

F. W. Murnau

Viridiana

1961

Luis Buñuel

Comments

Of course it’s lame to gripe about how hard this game is; suffice to say that in order to play within the rules I had to devise one of my own, and limit my selection to movies I love that were made before I was born. As for the wonders of the last 40 years, I console myself to think, cf Zhou Enlai, that it’s still too soon to tell.

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