Kevin Jackson

Academic; author; critic

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Earth

1930

Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Fires Were Started

1943

Humphrey Jennings

In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni

1978

Guy Debord

Lawrence of Arabia

1962

David Lean

Man Escaped, A

1956

Robert Bresson

Matter of Life and Death, A

1946

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger

Orphée

1950

Jean Cocteau

Our Hospitality

1923

Buster Keaton/John G. Blystone

Sullivan's Travels

1941

Preston Sturges

Sunrise

1927

F. W. Murnau

Comments

From the longlist: Los Olvidados, Une Partie de Campagne, Rome, Open City, The Big Lebowski, Sunless, Alphaville, La Jetee, Some Like It Hot, Celine and Julie Go Boating, Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Les Regles du Jeu, Ugetsu Monogatari, Stalker, Mirror, The Shining, Dead of Night, The Innocents, The Haunting, The Social Network, Mishima, Tokyo Story, Chimes at Midnight, The Big Sleep, I Know Where I’m Going, The General, The Conversation, North by Northwest, Persona, Performance, Withnail & I, La Grande Illusion, Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne, Day of Wrath, Nosferatu, Nashville, Hiroshima, Mon Amour, His Girl Friday, The Lady Eve, Psycho, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Exterminating Angel, Contempt, Voyage in Italy and Ordet.

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