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Top Ten : a Personal Approach to the Movies

A personal approach to the Movies

Published by Vantage Press 1973

First, using the traditional scheme of the Academy Award categories, he spells out his personal preferences from the “short subjects” category – though “editing” and “cinematography” to “acting” and “directing’.

He then deals in depth with 13 of “The Classics” of motion pictures.
[These were originally given as a course on the history of film at the University of St Thomas in Houston TX.]

  1. The Birth of a Nation
  2. The Gold Rush
  3. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  4. Siegfried
  5. Variety
  6. Potemkin
  7. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  8. A Nous la Liberté
  9. Citizen Kane
  10. Grand Illusion
  11. The Bicycle Thief
  12. Rashomon
  13. 8 ½

He continues with his picks for “POPULAR FILMS OF THE SIXTIES”

He concludes with “TEN” … a listing of selections made by the best-known movie directors
and critics from the U.S.A. and abroad