Brian Meacham

Managing Archivist, Yale Film Archive

Voted for

One A.M.1916Charles Chaplin
They Were Expendable1945John Ford
Late Spring1949Yasujirō Ozu
Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
The 400 Blows1959François Truffaut
The Conversation1974Francis Ford Coppola
Frank Film1973Frank Mouris
Close-up1989Abbas Kiarostami
The Piano1992Jane Campion
Dawson City: Frozen Time2016Bill Morrison


All of these films share in common an inexhaustible capacity to fill me with a sense of awe, no matter how many times I've seen them.