Julio Pérez Perucha

Film historian and critic; president, Asociación Española de Historiadores del Cine (Spanish Association of Film Historians), Madrid

Spain

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Europa 51

1952

Roberto Rossellini

Good Morning

1959

Ozu Yasujirô

Greed

1925

Erich von Stroheim

Persona

1966

Ingmar Bergman

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Three Songs About Lenin

1934

Dziga Vertov

Tristana

1970

Luis Buñuel

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Woman of Paris, A

1923

Charles Chaplin

Comments

It’s an enormous if not impossible task to define from any kind of paradigmatic criteria the ten most important titles in film history. Picking films on a personal and cultural basis, my selection appeals to the reasons I chose to dedicate most of my life to film history and to develop different ways of film analysis. To sum up, the useful and significant overall list obtained after such a huge consultation relates to the films’ reception in an indirect way – this exciting project provides an eloquent and well-structured set of criteria for assessing movies. Finally, my list is built from the point of view of the Spanish political and cultural experience, with all of its possible determinations.

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