Beyond the Canon

Iain Stott is at it again over at his blog The One-Line Review. Several months ago he invited a select group of cineastes to participate in a poll the purpose of which was to find, consensusly,¬†“The 50¬†Greatest Films.” Unhappy with the fairly predictable results (Citizen Kane was #1, Vertigo #2, 2001 #3 etc.), Mr. Stott decided to conduct a follow-up poll, only this time 289 established classics – the “canon” – were eliminated from consideration. The eclectic results are decidedly more refreshing than the earlier poll, if still somewhat predictable and occassionally bewildering (Eyes Wide Shut #1?).

155 people participated in the poll. See my list here.

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