Ed Buscombe

Retired film historian and publisher

Voted for

The Searchers1956John Ford
Psycho1960Alfred Hitchcock
L'avventura1960Michelangelo Antonioni
SENSO1954Luchino Visconti
Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
La Règle du jeu1939Jean Renoir
GoodFellas1990Martin Scorsese
The Big Sleep1946Howard Hawks


The Searchers

1956 USA

Always my choice for no. 1


1960 USA

There has to be a Hitchcock and this is my choice.


1960 Italy, France

My preference of the Italian master.


1954 Italy

The other great master of Italian cinema, and my favourite of his works.

Citizen Kane

1941 USA

An automatic choice.

La Règle du jeu

1939 France

If I can have but one French film, this is it.


1990 USA

A film that will last.

The Big Sleep

1946 USA

Hawks is a master and this is a masterpiece.

Further remarks

In no particular order. A conservative choice, but what would you expect from an old man!