Mark Salisbury

Journalist/author/Contributing Editor Screen International

Voted for

A Matter of Life and Death1946Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre1974Tobe Hooper
The Apartment1960Billy Wilder
Don't Look Now1973Nicolas Roeg
Jaws1975Steven Spielberg
Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
L'avventura1960Michelangelo Antonioni
The Godfather1972Francis Ford Coppola
The Thing1982John Carpenter
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai


A Matter of Life and Death

1946 United Kingdom

Powell and Pressburger's filmography is teeming with classics but this one retains a special place in my heart. Watched it on TV as a young child and years later thought I'd dreamt about this film that was in black-and-white and colour, only to rediscover it years later. A masterpiece. And my favourite of this list.