I’ve decided to create this list here on my blog – an extension and an expansion of the list currently on my website www.trevorscott.ca I’ll transfer that list to here – adding content to the original reviews and commentary on each film. I’ll also add new films to the list.
As I state on my website, these are not necessarily the best films of all-time – though they do make up at least 90% of the list. Each of the films in this list is here because they are 1) good 2) classic 3) an example 4) entertaining 5) well-written 6) well-acted 7) personal to me. In this list I’ll explain what each film means to me and why.
Films are favourites to us because they connect with us on a personal level. A film can reach out and grab you because of the writing, the acting or the directing – these are tangible things. But when a film reaches you and causes a visceral reaction, it has touched something deep inside you that goes beyond what you see on the screen. It may remind you of happier times, social issues, current events, your childhood, your parents and other loved ones and times of grief and hope.
Films are the great escape. We all have our favourites. At the top of my list is Citizen Kane. Below that is a race of about ten films for the number two spot. I won’t be listing them in any kind of ‘countdown’ order ie: “…and in at number three with a bullet!…” Alphabetical seems to be a good compromise. However, when this list is complete and I see another film that belongs on it, I’ll have to add it later.
And now, on with the countdown! Oh right…
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