Brogan Morris


Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
The 400 Blows1959François Truffaut
Black Narcissus1947Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
EDVARD MUNCH1976Peter Watkins
The Godfather Part II1974Francis Ford Coppola
Playtime1967Jacques Tati
Rear Window1954Alfred Hitchcock
The Red and the White1967Miklos Jancso
Shoah1985Claude Lanzmann
Taxi Driver1976Martin Scorsese


2001, The 400 Blows and Taxi Driver were always going to make my list. The rest I decided on with a great deal of anguish.

All I can think of are the films I cut: Bande a Part, Chinatown, Come and See, Colonel Blimp, Point Blank, The Thin Red Line, Throne of Blood. I could have made a top ten just out of films by Powell & Pressburger, Coppola and Kubrick, but in the end there are favourite filmmakers I didn't even find room for once: Bresson, Godard, Tarkovsky, Visconti, Welles.

Such omissions would be difficult to live with if I hadn't already accepted this: that my final choices only reflect how I feel today. The top ten I put together next time will be better.