Haden Guest

Director, Harvard Film Archive

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Abraham's Valley

1993

Manoel de Oliveira

Blue Velvet

1986

David Lynch

eclisse, L'

1962

Michelangelo Antonioni

High and Low

1963

Akira Kurosawa

Lusty Men, The

1952

Nicholas Ray

Man Escaped, A

1956

Robert Bresson

Marnie

1964

Alfred Hitchcock

Only Angels Have Wings

1939

Howard Hawks

Scorpio Rising

1964

Kenneth Anger

Simon of the Desert

1965

Luis Buñuel

Comments

This is a highly personal list of films that I return to again and again, films that I always have somehow in mind and yet in which I find something new each time I watch them again. The ‘greatness’ of these ten films lies in their inexhaustibility.

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