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Sight And Sound Top 250 By The Numbers: And The Auteur With The Most Films Is...

The Playlist By The Playlist | The Playlist August 17, 2012 at 12:56PM

Who’s the greatest auteur in cinema? Is it Alfred Hitchock who stands tall with “Vertigo” as #1 in the Sight And Sound’s 2012 Greatest Films Of All Time List and has five films on the entire list (which is now 250 films long)? It is Orson Welles who has been the reigning champion with “Citizen Kane” at the number #1 slot for five decades now? Or is it Ozu Yasujirō, who was listed as the top auteur by all the directors polled in this list?
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Decade That Has The Most Films: The 1960s

Number of Films From the 2000s onwards
15
Tropical Malady (2004), In The Mood For Love (2000), Mulholland Dr (2003), Hidden (2004), The Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), The Death of Mr Lazarescu (2005), There Will Be Blood (2007), WALL-E (2008), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), West of the Tracks (2002), Russian Ark (2002), Spirited Away (2001), Melancholia (2011), The Turin Horse (2011,), The Tree Of Life (2011)

Number of Films From the 1990s
13
Sátántangó (1994), Beau Travail (1998), Brighter Summer Day, A (1991), A One and a Two (1999), Pulp Fiction (1994), Three Colours: Blue (1993), Chungking Express (1994), Goodfellas (1990), Three Colours: Red (1994), The Double Life of Veronique (1991), The Piano (1992), The Thin Red Line (1998), Breaking the Waves (1996)

Number of Films From the 1980s
20
Shoah (1985), Raging Bull (1980), Blade Runner (1982), Blue Velvet (1986), Sans Soleil (1982), Fanny and Alexander (1984), A City of Sadness (1989), Do The Right Thing (1989), L'argent (1983), The Shining (1980), My Neighbour Totoro (1988), Come And See (1985), E.T. (1982), Once Upon a Time in America (1983), Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), Close-Up (1989), Paris, Texas (1984), Videodrome (1983), Love Streams (1984), The Thin Blue Line (1989)

Number of Films From the 1970s
42
Don't Look Now (1973), Apocalypse Now (1979), Mirror (1974), Godfather: Part I, The (1972), Stalker (1979), Taxi Driver (1976), Godfather: Part II, The (1974), Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), Barry Lyndon (1975), Maman et la putain, La (1973), Nashville (1975), Chinatown (1974), Spirit of the Beehive, The (1973), Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972), Touki Bouki (1973), Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Star Wars (1977), Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The (1972), Eraserhead (1976), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Solaris (1972), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), The Conformist (1970), The Travelling Players (1975), Performance (1970), The Passenger (1974), Amarcord (1972), Days of Heaven (1978), Out 1 (1971), Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974), Annie Hall (1977), The Conversation (1974), Badlands (1973), Kings of the Road (1976), Manhattan (1979), Tale of Tales, A (1979), Killer of Sheep (1977), Wanda (1970), Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (1975), Devil Probably, The (1977), Clockwork Orange, A (1971), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

Number of Films From the 1960s
47
Avventura, L' (1960), Persona (1966), mépris, Le (1963), Andrei Rublev (1966), Psycho (1960), dolce vita, La (1960), Pierrot le Fou (1965), Playtime (1967), Gertrud (1964), Battle of Algiers, The (1966), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), 8½ (1963), Breathless (1960), Au Hasard Balthazar (1966), La Jetée (1962), L'eclisse' (1962), The Leopard (1963), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Colour of Pomegranates, The (1968), Wild Bunch, The (1969), Wavelength (1967), Two or Three Things I Know About Her… (1967), Last Year At Marienbad (1961), Viridiana (1961), Mouchette (1966), Dr. Strangelove (1963), Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962), Jules et Jim (1962), Apartment, The (1960), Blow Up (1966), Memories of Underdevelopment (1968), House is Black, The (1962), Autumn Afternoon, An (1962), Kes (1969) Vivre Sa Vie (1962), Marketa Lazarova (1967), Chimes At Midnight (1966), Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964), Faces (1968), A Touch Of Zen (1969), Red Desert (1964), Chelsea Girls (1966), Daisies (1966), Cleo From 5 To 7 (1962), Army Of Shadows (1969), Exterminating Angel (1962)

Number of Films From the 1950s
39
Vertigo (1958), Tokyo Story (1953), The Searchers (1956), Seven Samurai (1954), Singin' in the Rain (1951), Rashomon (1950), Ordet (1955), 400 Blows, The (1959), Pather Panchali (1955), Journey to Italy (1954), Some Like It Hot (1959),, Ugetsu Monogatari (1953), North by Northwest (1959), Rear Window (1954), Touch of Evil (1958), Sansho Dayu (1954), Wild Strawberries (1957), Sunset Blvd. (1950), Night of the Hunter, The (1955), Pickpocket (1959), Rio Bravo (1958), Man Escaped, A (1956), Seventh Seal, The (1957), Imitation of Life (1959), Madame de… (1953), The River (1951), Ikiru (1952), Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Diary of a Country Priest (1951), In a Lonely Place (1950), Cries and Whispers (1957), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), The Music Room (1958), La strada (1954), The Life of Oharu (1952), Floating Clouds (1955), The World of Apu (1958), Los Olvidados (1950), All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Number of Films From the 1940s
35
The Great Dictator (1940), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Paisà (1946), The Big Sleep (1946), Germany Year Zero (1948), Red River (1947), Citizen Kane (1941), Late Spring (1949), Bicycle Thieves, The (1948), Third Man, The (1949), enfants du paradis, Les (1945), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Casablanca (1942), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), Ivan the Terrible (1945), The Lady Eve (1941), A Canterbury Tale, A (1944), The Red Shoes (1948), Spring in a Small Town (1948), Meet Me In St. Louis (1944), To Be or Not To Be (1942), Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948), Brief Encounter (1945), Black Narcissus (1947), Notorious (1946), Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), Listen to Britain (1942), Day of Wrath (1943), Rome Open City (1945), Out of the Past (1947), "I Know Where I'm Going!" (1945), My Darling Clementine (1946)

Number of Films From the 1930s
22
The Wizard of Oz (1939), Rules of The Game (1939), L'Atalante (1934), City Lights (1931), M (1931), Modern Times (1936), grande illusion, La (1937), Partie de campagne (1936), Bringing Up Baby (1938), L'Age d'Or (1930), Trouble in Paradise (1932), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Vampyr (1932), King Kong (1933), His Girl Friday (1939), Tabu (1931), Earth (1930), Story of the Late Chrysanthemums, The (1939), I Was Born, But… (1932), Duck Soup (1933), Gone with the Wind (1939), Testament of Dr Mabuse, The (1933)

Number of Films From the 1920s
13
Sunrise (1927), Man with a Movie Camera (1929), Passion of Joan of Arc (1927), Battleship Potemkin (1925), General, The (1926), Metropolis (1927), Sherlock Jr (1924), Greed (1925), chien andalou, Un (1928), Nosferatu (1922), Last Laugh, The (1924), Napoleon (1927), Gold Rush, The (1925)

Number of Films From 1900-1919
3
A Trip To The Moon (1902), Intolerance (1916), Cabinet of Dr Caligari, The (1919)

This article is related to: Features, Sight & Sound - Greatest Of All Time Poll


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