Director Martin Scorsese, who directed Taxi Driver and The Wolf of Wall Street, has shared a list of his all-time favorite movies. He spoke of the favorites to Sight And Sound magazine. Since 1952, the publication has asked different directors every decade about his best films.
This year, journalists turned not only to Scorsese, but also to Wes Anderson, Barry Jenkins and Ari Astaire. The directors agreed that the best film is 2001: A Space Odyssey.
In second place is “8 and a half”, in third – “Ashes and Diamond”. Later in the ranking are “Citizen Kane”, “Diary of a village priest”, “To live”, “Leopard”, “The word”, “Paisa”, “Red shoes”, “Rio”, “Salvatore Giuliano “, “Seekers”, “Tales of the Misty Moon After the Rain” and “Vertigo”.
Stanley Kubrick’s A Space Odyssey is considered one of the most influential films. At the time of its release in 1968, it was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning Best Special Visual Effects.
Scorsese’s other selections include a variety of international films, including French director Jean Renoir’s The River and Akira Kurosawa’s Japanese drama To Live. The list also includes classic westerns and Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Vertigo.
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