Every decade, the British Film Institute publishes a list of the ‘Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time’ in its publication Sights and Sounds. This is an opportunity for critics to voice their opinions on films that have had a major impact on culture. More than 1,500 film experts, including critics, archivists, and programmers, were consulted in compiling this list.
This list has been published every ten years since 1952. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles was the first film directed by a woman to rank at the top of the list. Other famous films that have made the cut include: 2001: A Space Odyssey When if you sing in the rainEach of these films has had a unique influence on cinema that can still be felt today.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles An in-depth personality study of Gene Daleman (Delphine Seyrig), a widow whose life unravels over the course of the story.directed by Chantal Akerman It critically examines women’s empowerment in a society that tightly controls women’s roles. As the audience gets to know Jeanne on a deeper level, her actions become more understandable.
The film has gained notoriety over time and is considered by many to be a feminist work of art. It is a controversial analysis of sex and sexuality through the lens of women at the time. However, it is currently being revisited, especially how the narrative integrates feminist themes.
dizzy It’s a psychological thriller from. Alfred HitchcockThis movie is a detective story (James Stewart) developed a fear of heights after the death of a fellow police officer.
How this story will unfold and keep viewers guessing remains a blueprint. Moreover, in the decades since its release, the film has been analyzed for its portrayal of male obsession with the women around him. has taken on new meaning for its audience.
Citizen Kane (1941)
of Ausen Welles citizen cane It has long been considered the pinnacle of auto filmmaking. This is a semi-biographical tale that reflects the legacy of media and business moguls such as William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Pulitzer, Samuel Insull and Harold McCormick. Starring Ausen Welles himself, the film tells the story of fictional tycoon Charles his Foster Kane.
There are many reasons why this movie is rightly remembered as one of the great movies. It has a powerful message about the consequences and reality of mass media manipulation. The film was released at a particularly opportune time, just before World War II, when many were weighing the costs and benefits of isolation and intervention in world affairs. These questions have been asked constantly since then and are still relevant today.
Tokyo Story (1954)
Yasujiro Ozu”Tokyo Story tells the story of the Hirayama family in Japan after World War II. The film explores the theme of family dysfunction and how a family must find ways to reconnect as it grows and evolves as it emerges from World War II. Additionally, viewers can expect meditation on their own destinies.
a lot of things to make Tokyo Story It’s capture of family life in post-WWII Japan is so enduring. This is another movie where it’s all about letting the story unfold slowly. Much of the exposition is revealed through dialogue rather than being shown. This may not be to everyone’s taste, but this structure forces the viewer to reveal each and every element of the story.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
In the mood for love Wong Kar Wai movie starring Maggie Cheung When Tony LeonA story of two people who were about to be separated by fate. The story spanned multiple countries and many missed opportunities to connect the main characters. The film is remembered for its moving performances by its two leads.
This movie is all about the cruelty of life and the passage of time. This is a very human story in every way, and that may be why it has had such a lasting impact. The question still resonates with viewers to this day. The film, an almost brutal commentary on the depths of loneliness, can be a heartbreaking watch.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
one of the directors Stanley KubrickThe most iconic movie of 2001: space journeyIn some ways, the film is a futuristic horror, a commentary on the relationship between humanity and technology. The story follows an astronaut as he battles the dangers of space and technology. A movie villain, his HAL is closer in concept as an AI program.
The film has a controversial legacy. For some viewers today, it is simply remembered as too cerebral and esoteric to really enjoy. Many of the influences of cinema revolve around the technological innovations that contributed to filmmaking. Fans point to the film as a deep meditation on the fragility of humanity, and our infinite smallness when compared to the larger universe.
Beau Travail (1998)
One of the two films directed by a woman in the top 10 of this list, Beau Travail French drama from Claire DoniThe movie is based on the novel Billy Budd Along Herman MelvilleThe film follows members of the French Foreign Legion stationed in Dibouti.
Beau Travail It is still noted for its innovative use of camerawork and scenery. The film is also remembered as prescient as an adaptation of a literary work. There is also a critical examination of colonialism and male relations in the context of patriarchal societies. It should also be noted that the ending dance scene is remembered as one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history.
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Mulholland Drive David Lynch’s surrealist thriller and star Naomi Watts When Laura HarringWith each new twist unfolding, it’s fuel for a haunting nightmare.The story follows the aftermath of a car accident. What follows is to make the viewer question the reality on which the story is based.
Notoriously, Lynch was shy about the meaning of his projects. I tried to extract the meaning of an alternate version of I have something to say about one character’s evolution in particular and her idealization of her own life.
Man with Movie Camera (1929)
man with movie camera is a silent documentary by Soviet filmmakers Dziga VertovTaken by Vertov’s brother, Mikhail Kaufmann Edited by my wife Elizaveta SuvilovaThere is no story. Rather, the viewer is a Soviet citizen living a normal life and interacting with the technology of the time.
man with camera I experimented with different filmmaking techniques. It is a personal and intimate account of everyday life in the Soviet Union. This is an early example of documentary filmmaking that had to find a way to authentically showcase its subject matter.
Singing in the Rain (1952)
This romantic comedy is a classic about cinema, especially 1920s Hollywood.Featuring a beloved performance by Gene Kelly, Debbie ReynoldsWhen Donald O’connor, if you sing in the rain It’s about the transition from silent films to “talkies.”
Many of the reasons I loved this movie are still evident today. Hollywood has always loved films that reflect the industry itself and the people within it. After all, it is very attractive.
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