DeRoy Professor of English, Wayne State University
|Sansho the Bailiff
|The Nutty Professor
|Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
|2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle
|Imitation of Life
|Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
|Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Sansho the Bailiff
A hard choice, but finally this is the most beautiful and the most devastating of all of Mizoguchi's films.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
I have listed the film's original date of release, but I vastly prefer the 1988 preview version and/or the 2005 special edition to the butchered original release.
Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
Very hard to choose which film by Fassbinder to include. I am presuming that Berlin Alexanderplatz is a TV series rather than a film, and therefore cannot be included in this poll.
Still waiting for the restoration of this film; I saw it upon initial release, and I have only been able to re-watch it subsequently in an inadequate format. But still undoubtedly a great film.