John Semley


Voted for

Police Story1985Jackie Chan
Chinese Roulette1976Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Psycho1960Alfred Hitchcock
Mulholland Dr.2001David Lynch
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance1962John Ford
High and Low1963Akira Kurosawa
Days of Heaven1978Terrence Malick
Pickpocket1959Robert Bresson
Escape from New York1980John Carpenter
Waiting For Guffman1996Christopher Guest


I tried to list these films intuitively, instead of labouring over each spot. Guest's "Waiting For Guffman" could perhaps be swapped with Tarkovsky's "Andrei Rublev" (1966), which are works of roughly equal greatness, in my estimation. That said, the sequence in "Guffman" where Fred Willard and Catherine O'Hara audition for an amateur play with a choreographed "Midnight at the Oasis" dance number has given me more pleasure than just about anything on this earth, which I think should count for something.