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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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Number of Criterion Collection Titles in The List
96
Tokyo Story, Rules of The Game, The Passion of Joan Of Arc, 8 1/2, L'Atlante, Breathless, Late Spring, Au Hasard Balthazar, Seven Samurai, L'Avventura, Le Mepris, Rashomon, Ordet, In The Mood For Love, Andrei Rublev, The Bicycle Thieves, Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, The 400 Blows, Pierrot le Fou, Close-Up, Playtime, Gertrud, The Battle of Algiers, Ugetsu, La Jetee, M, Sansho The Baliff, Wild Strawberries, Modern Times, The Night of the Hunter, Pickpocket, Sans Soleil, The Third Man, L'Eclisse, Les Enfants Du Paradis, The Grand Illusion, The Spirit Of The Beehive, Fanny And Alexander, The Seventh Seal, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Fear Eats the Soul, Madame de, Two or Three Things I Know About Her, Ivan The Terrible, Last Year At Marienbad, The Lady Eve, Viridiana, A Canterbury Tale, Mouchette, The Red Shoes, Trouble In Paradise, Amacord, Days Of Heaven, Do The Right Thing, The River, Jules And Jim, Ikiru, Three Colors: Blue, Hiroshima Mon Amour, The Great Dictator, Diary of a Country Priest, Chungking Express, A Woman Under The Influence, Black Narcissus, Vampyr, Cries and Whispers, Notorious, Sweet Smell Of Success, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Paris Texas, Rome Open City, Faces, The Music Room, Day Of Wrath, The Thin Red Line, Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, I Know Where I'm Going!, Red Desert, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Videodrome, Cleo from 5 to 7, La Strada, Paisa, Germany Year Zero, Army of Shadows, Salo, The Exterminating Angel, Two-Lane Blacktop, An Autumn Afternoon, Testament of Dr Mabuse, Double Life of Veronique, Kes, Three Colors: Red, Brief Encounter, All That Heaven Allows, Solaris, Yi Yi, Vivre Sa Vie

Number Of Documentaries On The List
7
Man With A Movie Camera, Shoah, Histoire du cinema, Listen To Britain, West Of The Tracks, The House is Black, The Thin Blue Line,

Number Of Animated Films On The List
4
Spirited Away, A Tale Of Tales, Wall-E, My Neighbor Totoro,

Number Of Canadian Films On The List (made by Canadian filmmakers)
2
Videodrome (1983), Wavelength (1967)

Number Of American Directors On The List (American-born only)
29
(Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, John Ford, Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Donen, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Buster Keaton, Howard Hawks, Robert Altman, Terrence Malick, Preston Sturges, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, John Cassavetes, Victor Fleming, Nicholas Ray, George Lucas, Alexander Mackendrick, Steven Spielberg, Tobe Hooper, Andy Warhol/Paul Morrissey, Paul Thomas Anderson, Andrew Stanton, Leo McCarey, Monte Hellman, Errol Morris, (Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, while known as Americans were born outside the U.S.)

5 Youngest Directors on The S&S List:
42-year-old Apitchatpong Weerasethakul ("Tropical Malady, 2004, "Uncle Boonmee", 2010)
42-year-old Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood,” 2007)
45-year-old Cristi Puiu ("The Death of Mr Lazarescu," 2005)
45-year-old Wang Bing (“West of the Tracks,” 2002)
46-year-old Andrew Stanton ("Wall-E," 2008)

5 Oldest Living Directors On The List
90-year-old Alain Resnais
88-year-old Stanley Donen
86-year-old Claude Lanzmann
84-year-old Jacques Rivette
84-year-old Nicolas Roeg
81-year-old Jean-Luc Godard

5 Newest Film On The List
Bela Tarr’s “The Turin Horse” (2011)
Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia” (2011)
Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life (2011)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (2010)
Andrew Stanton "Wall-E" (2008)

5 Oldest Films On The List
Georges Melies’ “A Trip To The Moon” (1902)
D.W. Griffith’s “Intolerance” (1916)
Robert Wiene's “The Cabinet of Dr Caligari” (1919)
F. W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" (1922)
Buster Keaton's "Sherlock Jr" (1924)

Number of Errors on the S&S List that we found
4
“E.T.“ Listed as a 2002 film (it’s 1982)
“Out 1” listed as a 1990 film (it’s 1971)
“Los Olvidados” listed as a 1995 film (it’s 1950)
“Star Wars” listed as 1997 (It’s 1977, although 1997 was admittedly the year of the Special Edition re-release)

Hilarious Mistake
“Old Boy” by Kelly Reichardt, though it's sadly since been corrected...

Other stats you've come across? Let us know and we'll add. And yes, this was a manual labor of love so if our math is somehow innacurate, apologies in advance and please let us know.

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


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