Senior Curator, Department of Second World War and Mid 20th Century Conflict, Imperial War Museum
|2001: A Space Odyssey
|German Concentration Camps Factual Survey
|The Odd Couple
|This Is Spinal Tap A Rockumentary by Martin Di Bergi
|Do the Right Thing
|The King's Wake
I still remember the first time I watched these films, and I've never forgotten the first viewing. Like all selections, the choices are personal and I would imagine they cluster around our youth and the early years of sensitivity to culture - a critic might make a more knowing informed choice, I went on the ones that I remember today and that I would recommend to a complete film novice. The ranking is slightly random, apart from the first three, perplexing, disturbing, cinematic - they transcend cinema and take us into the realm of psychological experience.