Mehmet Açar

Critic, Haberturk

Turkey

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

Stanley Kubrick

Andrei Rublev

1966

Andrei Tarkovsky

Barton Fink

1991

Joel & Ethan Coen

Blade Runner

1982

Ridley Scott

Blow Up

1966

Michelangelo Antonioni

Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The

1972

Luis Buñuel

Don't Look Now

1973

Nicolas Roeg

Man with a Movie Camera

1929

Dziga Vertov

Masculin Féminin

1966

Jean-Luc Godard

Mulholland Dr

2001

David Lynch

Comments

I have chosen these ten films for purely aesthetic reasons. I believe they are very close to the definition of ‘artistic perfection’ – or my definition of it, at least. Some of them might not be historically important but I’m sure most inspired numerous filmmakers in many ways. Besides, I think the directors of these ten films succeeded in using film grammar not only to tell a story but also as a way of understanding modern society and human psychology. I also have to mention that those directors achieved their general artistic goals flawlessly.

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