International cinephile community A Band Apart in august of 2011 has organized voting in order to make the list of the greatest films in history of a cinema (Greatest Films Poll 2011). The sample took place with the participation of 125 film critics, bloggers, journalists and several directors from 18 countries of the world (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Estonia, USA, Canada, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Brazil, UK, Greece, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and France). The wide geography of composers has provided a variety of tastes and opinions. In the final list there are presented 130 films from 17 countries and four parts of the world. In the top-list there are mentioned all decades, since 1920's. Also there is maintained balance between English-speaking and non-English-speaking films. All individual lists of participants can be looked here.

The first place in the top-list has taken by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which outstripped in the general offset Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. Top-5 has completed with Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker and Ingmar Bergman’s Persona. The best film of 21 century by quantity of mentions has turned out to be David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. (6th place).

The oldest film of the list has appeared to be a silent movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), and the newest – 2011 Palme d'Or winner Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. The list included 7 films of Stanley Kubrick, 5 films of Ingmar Bergman and Andrei Tarkovsky, 4 films of David Lynch, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Terrence Malick at once. On the basis of mentions, in lists has also been made top-50 of best directors. In total, by composers in their lists have been mentioned 3469 films and over 1500 directors.

The final list included at once 9 pictures of the Soviet production. Except Andrei Tarkovsky’s 4 pictures, there are Sergei Eisenstein, Elem Klimov, Larisa Shepitko, Dziga Vertov, and Mikhail Kalatozov movies at the list. Also have been mentioned films of Parajanov, Muratova, Sokurov, Aleksei German, Kozincev, Dovzhenko, Balabanov, Shaunas Bartas and other directors of the Soviet and post-Soviet cinema.

P.S. The community A Band Apart has been created in 2009 in order to popularize little-known pictures, to exchange impressions of cinema and to make top-lists of the best films. Sample of 2011 has already become the third annual. By results of the first sample in 2009, has been made the list of 59 films (the winner was Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction). By results of the second sample in 2010, has been made the list of 120 films (the winner was Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver).


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