Phyllis Nagy


Voted for

Sunset Blvd.1950Billy Wilder
News from Home1976Chantal Akerman
All That Jazz1979Bob Fosse
The Palm Beach Story1942Preston Sturges
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
Casino1995Martin Scorsese
The Conformist1970Bernardo Bertolucci
Trois couleurs rouge1994Krzysztof Kieslowski
Beau travail1998Claire Denis
Blue Velvet1986David Lynch


I could have provided alternate titles for each filmmaker on my list, and wish I could have included "Gallipoli" by Peter Weir and "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters" by Paul Schrader. On another day, I might have. The titles that won't change on another day: "Sunset Boulevard," "All That Jazz," "New From Home." Formative. Touchstones. All seen first on big screens.