Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ tops greatest-movies-ever list


Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” topped Slight & Sound’s 10 greatest-movies-ever list. The magazine, published by the British Film Institute, surveys international film critics every decade. For the last 50 years, Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” held the No. 1 spot. Hitchcock’s 1958 psychological drama edged “Citizen Kane” by 34 votes in the poll, which gathered lists from 846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors.

Yasujiro Ozu’s “Tokyo Story” ranked third, followed by Jean Renoir’s “The Rules of the Game.” F.W. Murnau’s “Sunrise” came in at No. 5, and Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” took the No. 6 spot. John Ford’s “The Searchers” followed behind, while, for the first time, Dziga Vertov’s “Man With a Movie Camera” made the list at No. 8. Carl Dreyer’s “The Passion of Joan of Arc” ranked ninth followed by Federico Fellini’s “8 1/2.”

All of the films that made the top 10 list were created more than 40 years ago.


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