Daniel Kasman

Founder and editor, MUBI

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Blood of the Beasts

1948

Georges Franju

Floating Clouds

1955

Naruse Mikio

French Cancan

1955

Jean Renoir

Gertrud

1964

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Me and My Gal

1932

Raoul Walsh

Out 1

1990

Jacques Rivette

Playtime

1967

Jacques Tati

Power of Speech, The

Jean-Luc Godard

Shining, The

1980

Stanley Kubrick

True Heart Susie

1919

D.W. Griffith

Comments

For me, every film listed is a tragedy by necessity, as each is a temporarily immobile but living memorial to all the cinema that must here be missing. Such editing drains both my love and film's importance of a good deal of blood and warmth, despite, I feel, the selection's power. Think, then, of the branches that have to spring from required omissions. Nothing is indicative, emblematic or representative – save those for what is suggested (or is not). All films included were seen on 35mm except for the cases of Playtime's 70mm projection and the video, which was viewed theatrically in its own format.

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