October 17, 2012


Dear readers, this week, ‘V’ IS FOR *V*ERTIGO! *V*ertigo tops a recent film survey, ending the reign of Citizen Kane!Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film has ended the 50-year dominance of Orson Welles’s masterpiece in the respected British Film Institutes's decennial Greatest Films survey.

Vertigo's achievement is all the more impressive because the survey, which is considered one of the most authoritative, was bigger  this year than ever before, with 846 critics and writers worldwide taking part.

Critics’ choice: the top 25:

1 Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958):

2 Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941):
3 Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953):
4 La Règle du Jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939)
5 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F. W. Murnau, 1927)
6 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968):
7 The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
8 Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
9 The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
10 8½ (Federico Fellini, 1963):
11 Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
12 L’Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
13 Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
14 Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
15 Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949)
16 Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
17= Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954); Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
19 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974)
20 Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952)
21= L’avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960); Le Mépris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963); The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
24= Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955); In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
Do tell me! And do check out other Alphabe-Thursday posts  @ Jenny Matlock, Ruby Tuesday & Rednesday!
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SueLovesCherries said...

My all-time favorite movie is White Christmas but, out of this list, I like Singing In The Rain and Seven Samurai.

Your Rednesday selection of shoes is insane! And ugly, except for the glass shoes - they're pretty!

Anonymous said...

I've seen an embarrassingly few of these films. Guess I'll have to order some of these for the winter.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

ahhh... Chocolat! Johnny Depp...

4kids, 2 guinea pigs, 1 happy family said...

Shawshank redemption.
Love it!
Although my husband is disagreeing.
Maybe Brave, or, Bridge to Terribithia.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I've never seen Vertigo, but I still remember how scary I thought Alfred Hitchcock's TV show as in the 1950s. It would probably scare me to watch.

I don't know about old movies, but I just saw Argo and it was very good. Definitely a "must see" movie.

Sue said...

I am a BIG Cary Grant fan, and I did love Vertigo.


VBR said...

My fave movies come in categories - I can't pick just one!
Fave comedy - Some Like It Hot
Fave Sci-Fi - War of the Worlds (original version with Gene Barry)

Hitchcock fave - The Birds

and the list goes on and on, and so have I.
Excellent V post!

anitamombanita said...

Always hard to say what's my favorite movie (book, food, place, etc)...it always depends on the mood I'm in at the moment. Although Vertigo definitely is up there on the list!

Along These Lines ..... said...

"Separate Tables." A great cast.

Annesphamily said...

Oh my goodness, that is a tough one! Possibly "To Kill A Mockingbird","Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Royal Wedding".
You always have a great share! Have a beautiful weekend.

Hugs Anne

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I loved Vertigo!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Vertigo makes me dizzy just reading the title!!!
Out of that list, I'd have to say that 2001 impressed me the most!

Riet said...

When I was young I saw so many films, some of my all time favorites are Showboat with Kathryn GRayson and Howard Keel, The greatest show on earth with Betty Hutton and Jimmy Stewart and all the dance films with Gene Kelly and Fred AStaire and what about Grace Kelly and Audry Hepburn and my favorite was Doris Day. I loved her. I still have 70 photo's of her. In my days we could buy these moviestar cards. Those were the days. LOL Now I watch the movies on TV.

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Lola and Nora,

Lovely to see a post again from you - have never seen Vertigo and one day will have to see this.
There are so many great movies and can't really think of a favourite at this time, should be in bed as it is 11.30.
Hope all is well with you and wishing you a great weekend


Robin said...

Ummm, I'm more of a Princess Bride girl myself ;).

Jenny said...

Gosh. Picking a favorite movie is like picking a favorite book or song.

Like I tell my kids, "You are all my favorites!"


Thanks for a very fun link for the letter "V".


Chubskulit Rose said...

I have never seen any of those!

Visiting from Ruby Tuesday.
Outdoor Beauty Rubies is my RT entry.
Have a great week ahead.

Liza said...

I've not seen even one of these flicks. I like watching romantic comedy films.

My entries:
Moms... Check nyo

HansHB said...

Nice post!