“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.” – Michael Jackson
I just heard lately about this top on TV:
top ten greatest films of all time by the International Film Critics Symposium 1958, (thousands of critics and filmmakers from all over the world, of the first universal film poll in history).
1. The Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein/ 1925) Soviet Union
2. The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin/ 1925) United States
3. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica/ 1948) Italy
4. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer/ 1928) France
5. Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir/ 1937) France
6. Greed (Erich von Stroheim/ 1924) United States
7. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages (D. W. Griffith/ 1916) United States
8. Mother (Vsevolod Pudovkin/ 1926) Soviet Union
9. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles/ 1941) United States
10. Earth (Alexander Dovzhenko/ 1930) Soviet Union
PS: I haven't seen any of them, so look yourself.