|2001: A Space Odyssey
|Francis Ford Coppola
|Carl Th. Dreyer
2001: A Space Odyssey
A myth of the gods--unlike anything else, avant-garde yet narrative.
Fully deserving, despite its ubiquity on these lists. Think of the image of the emotionally broken Kane, walking down the mirrored hallway, his image reflected multiple times into infinity—his identity forever elusive.
Unparalleled narrative force and the greatest character arc in movie history.
As close as we can get to stepping inside the consciousness of another human being.
The ephemerality of life.
An epic vision of the modern world, absurd yet loving.
A man’s soul on display: raw, honest, at war with itself.
Astonishingly humane, compassionate—and above all, tender.
The absolute ultimate film on the subject of desire.