Okay, we’ve covered the standard Sight & Sound poll. But how about the Director’s Top 10? Many of the same choices, but a few new ones as well.
My top pick would be Bicycle Thieves, followed by 8 1/2.
If I were to rank them, it would go something like…
I picked 8 1/2 as my #1 because I’ve heard countless directors refer to it as a source of influence. But if I were to go with my gut, I’d select…
1. Citizen Kane
2. Apocalypse Now
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. The Godfather
6. 8 1/2
7. Bicycle Thieves
8. The Mirror
9. Taxi Driver (I still think Raging Bull was a better directorial effort for Scorsese)
10. Tokyo Story