David Forgacs

Professor, Contemporary Italian Studies, New York University

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Atalante, L'

1934

Jean Vigo

Battle of Algiers, The

1966

Gillo Pontecorvo

Blue Velvet

1986

David Lynch

eclisse, L'

1962

Michelangelo Antonioni

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Rise to Power of Louis XIV, The

1966

Roberto Rossellini

Strike, The

1925

Sergei M Eisenstein

Tokyo Story

1953

Ozu Yasujirô

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Wild Strawberries

1957

Ingmar Bergman

Comments

These are all films that have stretched, for me, the possibilities of what cinema can do, and I find them amazing each time I watch them.

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