Thursday, August 30, 2012

If I Had a Sight & Sound Ballot ... Take 2

One thing I've learned from obsessing over Sight & Sound's Greatest Film Poll, and reading individual critics' and directors' Top Tens, is that I prefer the Top Tens that are more explicitly personal and quirky, more an expression of what that person might bring to their desert island, and not what they think are the actual greatest films of all time.

I mean, it's just an opinion, and essentially meaningless, so it might as well be revealing.

With that in mind, I'd like to revise my ballot (unasked for, uncounted) for the poll. Here are the ten films I pick today. They're coming with me to my desert island so they might as well be on my list.


  1. You shouldn't be too surprised--it is the image on my banner. Probably my number one. Endlessly enjoyable and re-watchable for me.

  2. I couldn't agree more with this sentiment, I love the lists that are, well, s you described, more personal and quirky. I kind of love Matthew Vaughn voting for "Rocky III" or the guy that voted for "The Goonies". They are definitely, well, they are more revealing for one, and more interesting. That's why i always like Tarantino's (duh-although I wish he would just keep it to 10, we all know it's hard, Quentin) He seems to keep to the very personal, and while it might not be too much of a surprise it's always fun to read.

    Also, this list rules.