Irina-Margareta Nistor

Critic

Romania

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

All About Eve

1950

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress

2002

Sijie Dai

Breakfast at Tiffany's

1961

Blake Edwards

Casablanca

1942

Michael Curtiz

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Doctor Zhivago

1965

David Lean

Gone with the Wind

1939

Victor Fleming

King's Speech, The

2010

Tom Hooper

Matter of Life and Death, A

1946

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger

Some Like It Hot

1959

Billy Wilder

Comments

All About Eve is an x-ray of the backstage of theatre all over the world and throughout time. In Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress the communist era is perfectly portrayed and magically explained. The apparently light story of Breakfast At Tiffany’s became a film cult. Casablanca is the most wonderful film of all time – a love affair, the history, the exoticism, a divine cast right up to the last extra… and it’s subtle and elegant. Citizen Kane is a masterpiece of style and a new way of approaching cinema created by a very young director. Doctor Zhivago saw David Lean at his best with a film made from a Russian novel. Gone with the Wind shows the best way of making a movie out of a famous book. The King’s Speech has a perfect balance of modern and vintage style and story. A Matter of Life and Death is an ideal paradise. Some Like It Hot is one of the best comedies ever.

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