|Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske
|The Maltese Falcon
|The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
|Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
|Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
|Francis Ford Coppola
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No animation gets into the S&S top ten and nor will this. But if you showed someone who had never seen a film ten movies - wouldn't one of them be a classic Disney animation?
One of the most important art movies and should be iconic for every nihilist generation.
There must be a representative of every genre and this is surely one of the best Westerns ever made.
The Maltese Falcon
So many to choose from in the film noir genre but this one just for Bogart, Lorre and Greenstreet.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Quirky British and a personal favourite.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Enduringly topical and my favourite Kubrick film. The most ironic of all endings in cinema history.
Difficult to chose one representative of Japanese cinema but if I was showing a samurai movie to someone who had never seen one before I would chose this one.
To show how cinema can reveal the inner thoughts of characters who never say what they mean.
So that at one of my choices gets into the top ten!
I tried to choose films that I would show to someone who had never seen film to explain to them what cinema can achieve. Different genres from different times and different cultures, although I am sadly too ignorant to choose from African cinema.