In case you hadn’t heard, we now have a new “Greatest Film of All Time.” Every 10 years, BFI’s Sight & Sound magazine polls a number of film experts to come up with a definitive list of the greatest films of all time. These experts include critics, academics, writers, and programmers, and this year 846 such people participated in the poll. Citizen Kane has topped the list every time since 1962, but this year Alfred Hitchcock’s masterful Vertigo overtook Orson Wells’ opus to be named the new “Greatest Film of All Time.”
Sight & Sound also conducts a poll of filmmakers, and this year 358 directors (including the likes of Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Edgar Wright) yielded a significantly different Top 10 list with Yasujiro Ozu’s 1953 pic Tokyo Story taking the top spot. Though lists of this sort are by definition subjective, these Top 10s are worth perusing and act as a great guide for film fans looking to deepen their cinematic palate. Hit the jump to take a look at both lists.
We’ve showcased some of the amazing screenprints by artist David O’Daniel in the past and now he’s released a whole new batch to drain your wallet. There’s a King Kong 3-poster set that’s limited to an edition of 300 and costs $60. Each poster in the set measures 18 x 24 inches. There are 250 posters for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The posters for True Grit (2010), Jaws, Bullitt, and Vertigo are each limited to an edition of 200. The posters for Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Searchers, Il Fuoco, and North by Northwest are limited to an edition of 150. There are only 75 posters for The Great White Silence. All of the posters measure 18 x 24 inches except for Il Fuoco (19 x 25) and The Searchers (26 x 17). Except for King Kong, the posters cost $35 each plus $9 shipping U.S. and $15 shipping international (it’s a flat shipping cost no matter how many posters you buy).
Once again, I can vouch for these. I’ve bought four posters in the past from Mr. O’Daniel and I’m about purchase the one for North by Northwest. Hit the jump to check out all the posters.
In previous years, Alamo’s Rolling Roadshow would travel the globe to hold screenings in places significant to the movie being shown. This year, Alamo is keeping the Roadshow to Texas and today they’ve released the custom posters for The Searchers, The Texas Chainsaw Masscare, Blood Simple, Hud, Red River, Bonnie and Clyde, Tender Mercies, No Country for Old Men, Giant, and The Last Picture Show. They’re all great and we’re all going to be super jealous if we don’t get one. You know, if you already weren’t super jealous over not being able to make it to these screenings.
Speaking of stuff that will make you jealous, Alamo has provided details of what’s going to make their special screening of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre so special. Hit the jump to check out the posters along with details on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The 2011 Rolling Roadshow begins Friday, June 3rd with The Searchers. Click here for a full list of dates.
The Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow is one of the year’s great screening series as the vaunted theater brings classic films to a location that’s significant to the film being shown. So for instance, films shown at last year’s Roadshow like Dirty Harry and The Blues Brothers were shown San Francisco’s Washington Square Park and Chicago’s Joliet Prison, respectively. The shows also tend to have special guests and sweet merchandise. Oh, and the shows are free.
I was hoping that one of the screenings would swing by Georgia this year, but my state and 48 others are out of luck. Texas, home of the Alamo Drafthouse, will also be home to all of the 2011 Rolling Roadshow pictures. The films on this year’s roadshow are (I’m already jealous writing this) The Searchers, The Texas Chainsaw Masscare, Blood Simple, Hud, Red River, Bonnie and Clyde, Tender Mercies, No Country for Old Men, Giant, and The Last Picture Show. Hit the jump for the full press release and to find out where each film will play. The 2011 Rolling Roadshow begins June 3rd.