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Happy Independence Day to all of our US friends!
In the spirit of the occasion, today’s Fun Friday post draws on a film selection from Hollywood’s key players. A total of 2,120 industry members, including Fox chief Jim Gianopulos, Disney’s Alan Horn, director Gary Ross, producer Frank Marshall, Warners’ Sue Kroll, agent Robert Newman, creator & writer of “Breaking Bad”, Vince Gilligan took part in a poll organised by The Hollywood Reporter, gathering 100 film titles as “all time favourites”.
And there are interesting differences of opinion along professional divides: Directors, writers and agents all agreed on their choice for the greatest movie ever (hint: It rhymes with “Schmodfather”), while cinematographers chose “2001: A Space Odyssey” and entertainment lawyers picked “The Shawshank Redemption”.
Here are the Top 10:
- “The Godfather” (1972, dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
- “The Wizard of Oz” (1939, dir.
- “Citizen Kane” (1941, dir. Orson Welles)
- “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994, dir. Frank Darabont)
- “Pulp Fiction” (1994, dir. Quentin Tarantino)
- “Casablanca” (1942, dir. )
- “The Godfather: Part II” (1974, dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
- “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” (1982, dir. Steven Spielberg)
- “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
- “Schindler’s List” (1993, dir. Steven Spielberg)
The total list is here . What do you think? Any film titles that you think should’ve been included?
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