Thursday, May 03, 2012

Top 10 Films of All Time: My List and Ebert's









Recently Roger Ebert released his list of top 10 films of all time. I have great respect for the man and his knowledge of the medium. It has been sad to see him deal with his health struggles which have silenced his voice forever. But, his brain is still sharp, and through reading his books, I have learned a lot about film. Here is his list:


Aguirre, Wrath of God (Herzog)
Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
Citizen Kane (Welles)
La Dolce Vita (Fellini)
The General (Keaton)
Raging Bull (Scorsese)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
Tokyo Story (Ozu)
The Tree of Life (Malick)
Vertigo (Hitchcock)

Here is the link to Ebert's list: http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2012/04/the_greatest_films_of_all_time.html


Lists like this are challenging since tastes change over time. My list is more like my favorite films of the past 40 years, since I have not seen many "old" movies, although Citizen Kane and Rebel without a Cause were amazing. I have not viewed the number of films that Ebert has, but here is my list of the top 10 films that have had the most effect on me.


Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
Casino (Scorsese)
The King of Comedy (Scorsese)
The Godfather (Coppola)
Scarface (DePalma)
Manhattan (Allen)
Annie Hall (Allen)
Schindler's List (Spielberg)
Almost Famous (Crowe)
Wall Street (Stone)
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