Alexander Walker (Sight & Sound) Top 10

Alexander Walker was a British film critic who wrote for the London Evening Standard from 1960 to the end of his death in 2003.  His most extended work was a book trilogy on the history of the British film industry: Hollywood England, National Heroes and Icons in the Fire. In addition, he was the author of an Elizabeth Taylor biography, a history of the impact made on Hollywood by the rise of the talkies (The Shattered Silents) and a study of the work of Stanley Kubrick. Below are his top 10 choices for Sight & Sound’s critics film poll for 2002.

  1. L’avventura (Antonioni)
  2. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  3. Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
  4. La dolce vita (Fellini)
  5. The 400 Blows (Truffaut)
  6. The Leopard (Visconti)
  7. Some Like It Hot (Wilder)
  8. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
  9. Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
  10. Wild Strawberries (Bergman)

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