Craig Keller

Co-producer The Masters of Cinema Series

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

23rd Psalm Branch

1966

Stan Brakhage

Anatomy of a Relationship

1976

Luc Moullet/Antonietta Pizzorno

Atalante, L'

1934

Jean Vigo

Edvard Munch

1976

Peter Watkins

Eyes Wide Shut

1999

Stanley Kubrick

Film Socialisme

2010

Jean-Luc Godard

Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The

1976

John Cassavetes

Out 1

1990

Jacques Rivette

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Sun Shines Bright, The

1953

John Ford

Comments

In 2012 the chances for the formation of a consensus-based canon of ten have become diminished: this is an era of greater visibility for lesser-known or once marginal works, due to the growth in cinephilia spurred on by DVD, internet conversation and – make no mistake – the surge in repertory projection. With regard to my choices, I limited myself to one entry per director. I might just as well have made a list comprised solely of films by any one of these directors: Ozu, Bresson, Feuillade, Hitchcock, Welles, Sternberg, Rossellini, Pialat, Dreyer, Ophuls, Garrel, Hawks, Lynch, Mizoguchi, Straub, Rohmer, Chaplin or Guitry.

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