Out of all the Top 10 lists by filmmakers this is the one we've been most eager to lay our eyes on. Yes, it's from Stanley Kubrick, who apparently only ever made this one list – although he has previously mentioned his love of White Men Can't Jump (1992) and how he loathed The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Submitted to Cinema magazine in 1963 (how the hell has this not surfaced before?), Sight & Sound journalist Nick Wrigleyand and Jan Harlan (Kubrick's producer and brother-in-law) recently uncovered the director's top 10 list, in the BFI's Sight & Sound magazine, and well, it's just as interesting as we expected it to be.
There's only one film on the list we haven't seen (which is now obviously a must-see). But how about you? Which ones have you seen? And what do you think of Kubrick's taste in general?
1. I Vitelloni (Federico Fellini, 1953)
2. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
[Trailer in Italian]
3. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948)
5. City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
6. Henry V (Laurence Olivier, 1944)
7. La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961)
8. The Bank Dick (W.C. Fields, 1940)
9. Roxie Hart (William A. Wellman, 1942)
10. Hell's Angels (Howard Hughes, 1930)