Paul Kelly


Voted for

The 400 Blows1959François Truffaut
The Apartment1960Billy Wilder
Billy Liar1963John Schlesinger
The Deer Hunter1978Michael Cimino
The Graduate1967Mike Nichols
Kes1969Ken Loach
Midnight Cowboy1969John Schlesinger
The Servant1963Joseph Losey
Taxi Driver1976Martin Scorsese
This Is Spinal Tap A Rockumentary by Martin Di Bergi1983Rob Reiner


I have found it almost impossible to narrow my list down to just ten films and looking at it again I can’t believe that I haven’t included a single film by two of my favourite directors, Alfred Hitchcock and David Lean. I could comment on each film individually but apart from my own personal relationship with each one I don’t think I could add anything that hasn’t already been said before. However I can say that each one of these films has left a profound and lasting impression on me at various times in my life. They are all wonderful examples of this beautiful and essential art form. Following This Is Spinal Tap, eleven would have been Two For The Road made in 1967 by Stanley Donen.