Armond White

Critic, CityArts, New York Press

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Avventura, L'

1960

Michelangelo Antonioni

Intolerance

1916

D.W. Griffith

Jules et Jim

1962

François Truffaut

Lawrence of Arabia

1962

David Lean

Lola

1961

Jacques Demy

Magnificent Ambersons, The

1942

Orson Welles

Nashville

1975

Robert Altman

Nouvelle Vague

1990

Jean-Luc Godard

Passion of Joan of Arc

1927

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Sansho Dayu

1954

Mizoguchi Kenji

Comments

Movies don’t change but we do. I did not see Sansho the Bailiff until recently and it had the same powerful effect on me as A.I. did ten years ago, so off with Spielberg to give Mizoguchi’s masterwork its props. Godard’s rarely screened Nouvelle Vague looms in my memory as his grandest work – grander and more important still due to cinephilia’s recent decline.

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