Oron Shamir

Film Critic (Haaretz, srita.net)

Voted for

Metropolis1927Fritz Lang
The Seventh Seal1957Ingmar Bergman
Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
The Leopard1963Luchino Visconti
Fear Eats the Soul1974Rainer Werner Fassbinder
The Silence of the Lambs1990Jonathan Demme
Nashville1975Robert Altman
Solaris1972Andrei Tarkovsky
Die Hard1988John McTiernan


For my list, I chose films that are the greatest in what they do, the way they do it, and what they represent in film culture.

Ten of many films that my first encounter with them provoked a visceral reaction, a sense of experiencing great art, that has altered my being as a viewer and critic, and eventually led to subsequent viewings and numerous thoughts.

As all the films are greater than what I can express in words, so I have decided not to include individual comments for each film.

I am very humbled and honored to be taking part in the Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time poll, the greatest of traditions.

Long live cinema!