Voted in the critics poll
|2001: A Space Odyssey||1968||Stanley Kubrick|
|Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, The||1974||Werner Herzog|
|Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The||1966||Sergio Leone|
|Holy Mountain, The||1973||Alejandro Jodorowsky|
|Page of Madness, A||1926||Teinosuke Kinugasa|
|Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The||1974||Tobe Hooper|
We all love lists and canons: we cherish the sense of structure in a confusing world, the notion of orientation, and maybe they also serve as a compensation for the lack of language to fully express our aesthetic experiences (and, damn, they always make good gossip). However, sometimes I feel a bit uncomfortable handling movies as if they were competitors in the European Champions League. After all, movies are never just distinct monoliths, but knots in a complex and multi-faceted web. And ten entries are never enough to get a picture of pictures. So my top ten tends to vary often. Today’s tops may differ from tomorrow’s tops, so the top ten I present here is something like a polaroid photograph, a mere snapshot. For me, each movie in this list represents something that, at this moment, I love and cherish about cinema and the wonders and excitement that this specific form of art can achieve within its ever-expanding range.