Bart Layton


Voted for

The Godfather Part II1974Francis Ford Coppola
Some Like It Hot1959Billy Wilder
Dog Day Afternoon1975Sidney Lumet
Les Enfants du paradis1945Marcel Carné
Hidden2004Michael Haneke
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
GoodFellas1990Martin Scorsese
Singin' in the Rain1951Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
The Graduate1967Mike Nichols
Rashomon1950Akira Kurosawa


I'm not exactly a cinephile – I often find myself among directors citing scenes or shots from movies that I'm ashamed not to have heard of, let alone seen. The greatest films of all time!? Man, I don't know if these are them; these are just the ones that have had the greatest impact on me, the ones that I remember or think about most. How is it possible that Dog Day Afternoon never shows up on these lists?? I would add to these: Jean de Florette, A Prophet, The Sting, Beau Travail, The Thin Blue Line, Taxi Driver, Grisbi, anything by Bresson – oh bollocks, now I want to redo my list...