21 April 2009

15 Most Influential Classic Movies

TCM's 15 Most Influential Classic Movies:
  • The Birth Of A Nation
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Metropolis
  • 42nd Street
  • It Happened One Night
  • Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Stagecoach
  • Citizen Kane
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Rashomon
  • The Searchers
  • Breathless
  • Psycho
  • Star Wars IV: A New Hope
This chronological list was compiled by Turner Classic Movies last week. I would only quibble with a couple of their choices: is It Happened One Night really necessary on such a short list, and surely Stagecoach could be removed if The Searchers is included? Also, nothing from Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Francis Coppola, or Jean Renoir.