8 years ago

BBC – Culture – The 100 greatest American films

Last summer (July 21, 2015), BBC Culture compiled their list of the 100 Greatest American Films, voted on by critics around the world. The results featured the expected heavy hitters like Orson Welles‘ “Citizen Kane” and Alfred Hitchcock‘s “Vertigo” sitting comfortably near the top, more contemporary movies like “25th Hour,” “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” and even “Forrest Gump” making the grade, while superheroes weren’t forgotten either, with Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” sliding in the mix. Now, that list gets some visuals. (Source: ThePlaylist) 

While the list is nearly a year old, a new video supercut has surfaced by a turkish editor Sinefesto. The edit that runs through all 100 films in seven minutes, arranging them in curious fashion by separating them into categories like “Alien” and “Bombshell” and going through the alphabet.

It’s well worth a watch, if only to appreciate the diversity that American cinema has given throughout the decades.

more: BBC – Culture – The 100 greatest American films.

photo credit: theplaylist.net