Adrian Danks

Associate Professor, RMIT University; Co-curator of the Melbourne Cinemtheque

Voted for

Army of Shadows1969Jean-Pierre Melville
Playtime1967Jacques Tati
Rabbit of Seville1950Chuck Jones
Buongiorno, notte2003Marco Bellocchio
The Spirit of the Beehive1973Víctor Erice
The Long Goodbye1973Robert Altman
Wild River1960Elia Kazan
Once upon a Time in the West1968Sergio Leone
Vagabond1985Agnès Varda
Flowers of Shanghai1998Hou Hsiao-Hsien


These are often profound works of subjectivity and objectivity, proximity and distance, inside and outside, time and memory, past and present, overflowing and distilled emotion, of cinema and the worlds beyond. Sadly missing in action: Ophuls, Walsh, Hitchcock, Ozu, Conner, Powell and Pressburger, Wilder, Kiarostami, Denis, Marker, Scorsese, Lubitsch and so many others.