|Spot the Difference: The 10 Greatest Films of All Time|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:08|
Sight & Sound's latest list of the Greatest Films Ever Made Ever Ever Ever was released last night. The poll of hundreds of critics and directors is updated every 10 years, making it a rather fascinating barometer of taste. This year (or decade, whatever), Vertigo replaced Citizen Kane as the number one greatest film of all time - after 50 years of Orson Welles being on top (there's a daunting image for any person/film/onlooker).
The fact that Vertigo is overrated and Rear Window is Hitchcock's best aside, the news has obviously prompted a lot debate among film fans over which films are the "greatest". No doubt somewhere out there are a ton of Christopher Nolan fans sending death threats to all those critics who didn't vote for The Dark Knight Rises before it came out.
Which brings us to this challenge. One of these is the BFI's world-renowned, prestigious (and wonderfully pretentious) list of the greatest films ever made ever. The other is the IMDb's Top 10 films (voted for by the general public) as of this morning.
Spot the difference:
The one thing they both have in common: where's Mean Girls?
The full Sight & Sound list of 50 flims is over here. I'm still trying to decide my current Top 10. I'll post it up in the next few days... (Spoiler: It contains Citizen Kane.)