Dave Kehr

Dave Kehr

Columnist, the New York Times, Film Comment
Voted in the critics poll

Voted for:

Big Trail, The 1930 Raoul Walsh
Docks of New York, The 1928 Josef von Sternberg
Intolerance 1916 D.W. Griffith
Journey to Italy 1954 Roberto Rossellini
Make Way for Tomorrow 1937 Leo McCarey
mépris, Le 1963 Jean-Luc Godard
Playtime 1967 Jacques Tati
Sansho Dayu 1954 Mizoguchi Kenji
Searchers, The 1956 John Ford
Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock


All long-take, mise en scène movies, with the partial exception of Intolerance. Perhaps this is my knee-jerk reaction against the current mania for machine-gun editing.