Check Out the Sight & Sound Top 10 Lists from Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Woody Allen and More

     August 23, 2012

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Earlier this month, a new “official” best film of all time was announced with the unveiling of the results of Sight & Sound’s most recent poll.  Every ten years, the film magazine polls a number of critics, academics, and professionals and then tallies up the results for an ultimate list.  The magazine also has a poll of directors for a second Top 10 list, and now they’ve unveiled the individual directors’ lists in an effort to occupy all the free time you have today.

After the jump you can peruse personal Top 10 lists from the likes of Edgar Wright, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Woody Allen, David O’Russell, Sam Mendes, Matthew Vaughn, Francis Ford Coppola, Marc Webb and more.  Hit the jump to take a look.

raging-bull-posterThis is obviously a small subsection of the filmmakers that took part in Sight & Sound’s poll, but the lists provide a fun look at the wide spectrum of films that have influenced those making movies today.  Here’s a sampling via BFI:

Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James, Killing Them Softly)

  • Apocalypse Now (1979) – Francis Ford Coppola
  • Badlands (1973) – Terrence Malick
  • Barry Lyndon (1975) – Stanley Kubrick
  • Blue Velvet (1986) – David Lynch
  • Marnie (1964) – Alfred Hitchcock
  • Mulholland Dr. (2003) – David Lynch
  • The Night of the Hunter (1955) – Charles Laughton
  • Raging Bull (1980) – Martin Scorsese
  • Sunset Blvd. (1950) – Billy Wilder
  • The Tenant (1976) – Roman Polanski

Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Snow Piercer)

  • A City of Sadness (1989) – Hsiao-bsein Hou
  • Cure (1998) – Kurosawa Kiyoshi
  • Fargo (1995) – Joel & Ethan Coen
  • The Housemaid (1960) – Kim Ki-young
  • Psycho (1960) – Alfred Hitchcock
  • Raging Bull (1980) – Martin Scorsese
  • Touch of Evil (1958) – Orson Welles
  • Vengeance is Mine (1979) – Imamura Shohei
  • The Wages of Fear (1953) – Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Zodiac (2007) – David Fincher

pulp-fiction-posterDavid O’Russell (The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees)

  • Blue Velvet (1986) – David Lynch
  • Chinatown (1974) – Roman Polanski
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) – Luis Bunel
  • The Godfather (1972) – Francis Ford Coppola
  • Goodfellas (1990) – Martin Scorsese
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1947) – Frank Capra
  • Pulp Fiction (1994) – Quentin Tarantino
  • Raging Bull (1980) – Martin Scorsese
  • Vertigo (1958) – Alfred Hitchcock
  • Young Frankenstein (1974) – Mel Brooks

Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World)

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Stanley Kubrick
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981) – John Landis
  • Carrie (1976) – Brian de Palma
  • Dames (1934) – Busby Berkeley
  • Don’t Look Now (1973) – Nicolas Roeg
  • Duck Soup (1933) – Leo McCarey
  • Psycho (1960) – Alfred Hitchcock
  • Raising Arizona (1987) – Joel & Ethan Coen
  • Taxi Driver (1976) – Martin Scorsese
  • The Wild Bunch (1969) – Sam Peckinpah

singin-in-the-rain-posterFrancis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, The Conversation)

  • The Apartment (1960) – Billy Wilder
  • Ashes and Diamonds (1958) – Andrzej Wajda
  • The Bad Sleep Well (1960) – Akira Kurosawa
  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) – William Wyler
  • I Vitelloni (1953) – Federico Fellini
  • The King of Comedy (1983) – Martin Scorsese
  • Raging Bull (1980) – Martin Scorsese
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1951) – Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly
  • Sunrise (1927) – F.W. Murnau
  • Yojimbo (1961) – Akira Kurosawa

Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland)

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Stanley Kubrick
  • The 400 Blows (1959) – Francois Truffaut
  • La dolce vita (1960) – Federico Fellini
  • The General (1926) – Buster Keaton
  • The Lady from Shanghai (1947) – Orson Welles
  • Manhattan (1979) – Woody Allen
  • Modern Times (1936) – Charles Chaplin
  • Pather Panchali (1955) – Satyajit Ray
  • Persona (1966) – Ingmar Bergman
  • Yojimbo (1961) – Akira Kurosawa

frankenstein-posterGuillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy)

  • (1963) – Federico Fellini
  • La Belle et la Bete (1946) – Jean Cocteau
  • Frankenstein (1931) – James Whale
  • Freaks (1932) – Tod Browning
  • Goodfellas (1990) – Martin Scorsese
  • Greed (1925) – Erich von Stroheim
  • Los Olvidados (1950) – Luis Bunel
  • Modern Times (1936) – Charles Chaplin
  • Nosferatu (1922) – F.W. Murnau
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943) – Alfred Hitchcock

Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man)

  • (1963) – Federico Fellini
  • Annie Hall (1977) – Woody Allen
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) – David Lean
  • Children of Men (2006) – Alfonso Cuaron
  • City Lights (1931) – Charles Chaplin
  • Dead Poets Society (1989) – Peter Weir
  • The Graduate (1967) – Mike Nichols
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1951) – Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly
  • Three Colours: Red (1994) – Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) – Peter Weir

the-searchers-posterMartin Scorsese (Raging Bull, Goodfellas)

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Stanley Kubrick
  • (1963) – Federico Fellini
  • Ashes and Diamonds (1958) – Andrzej Wajda
  • Citizen Kane (1941) – Orson Welles
  • The Leopard (1963) – Luchino Visconti
  • Paisa (1946) – Roberto Rossellini
  • The Red Shoes (1948) – Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger
  • The River (1951) – Jean Renoir
  • Salvatore Giuliano (1962) – Francesco Rosi
  • The Searchers (1956) – John Ford
  • Ugetsu Monogatari (1953) – Mizoguchi Kenji
  • Vertigo (1958) – Alfred Hitchcock

Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class)

  • Back to the Future (1985) – Robert Zemeckis
  • Being There (1979) – Hal Ashby
  • The Deer Hunter (1977) – Michael Cimino
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966) – Sergio Leone
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – David Lean
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – Steven Spielberg
  • Reservoir Dogs (1991) – Quentin Tarantino
  • Rocky III (1982) – Sylvester Stallone
  • Scarface (1983) – Brian De Palma
  • Star Wars (1977) – George Lucas

carrie-posterQuentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill)

  • Apocalypse Now (1976) – Francis Ford Coppola
  • The Bad News Bears (1976) – Michael Ritchie
  • Carrie (1976) – Brian De Palma
  • Dazed and Confused (1993) – Richard Linklater
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) – Sergio Leone
  • The Great Escape (1963) – John Sturges
  • His Girl Friday (1939) – Howard Hawks
  • Jaws (1975) – Steven Spielberg
  • Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) – Roger Vadium
  • Rolling Thunder (1997) – John Flynn
  • Sorcerer (1977) – William Friedkin
  • Taxi Driver (1976) – Martin Scorsese

Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall)

  • The 400 Blows (1959) – Fracois Truffaut
  • Blue Velvet (1986) – David Lynch
  • Citizen Kane (1941) – Orson Welles
  • Fanny and Alexander (1984) – Ingmar Bergman
  • The Godfather: Part II (1974) – Francis Ford Coppola
  • Kes (1969) – Ken Loach
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – Roman Polanski
  • Taxi Driver (1976) – Martin Scorsese
  • There Will Be Blood (2007) – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Vertigo (1958) – Alfred Hitchcock

Woody Allen (Annie Hall, Manhattan)

  • The 400 Blows (1959) – Francois Truffaut
  • (1963) – Federico Fellini
  • Amarcord (1972) – Federico Fellini
  • The Bicycle Theives (1948) – Vittorio de Sica
  • Citizen Kane (1941) – Orson Welles
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) – Luis Bunel
  • La grand illusion (1937) – Jean Renoir
  • Paths of Glory (1957) – Stanley Kubrick
  • Rashomon (1950) – Akira Kurosawa
  • The Seventh Seal (1957) – Ingmar Bergman

Head over to BFI to check out the lists of the entire group of directors and experts that took part in the poll.  It’s well worth perusing, as some of the filmmakers (like Edgar Wright) took the time to explain their choices in comments underneath their lists.

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