Thursday, August 02, 2012

Orson ousted...

A large number of distributors, critics and academics of The British Film Institute's Sight and Sound magazine (846 to be exact), for the first time in my life-time, have opted for a change: after 50 years of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane being top pick they have chosen Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo as 'the greatest of all time' [BBC]. "There is so much in Vertigo, that a single showing barely opens the door to its understanding" (Magill's Survey of Cinema).

Commendable indeed but haven't these people ever seen Jaws, Alien, Predator, Rambo, Silence of the Lambs, The Matrix, etc? :-)

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