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F.W. Murnau's <i>Sunrise</i> makes <i>Sight and Sound</i> Top 10 List (5702)

5702Entertainment News2002-08-10

F.W. Murnau's Sunrise makes Sight and Sound Top 10 List

Every 10 years, Britain's Sight and Sound magazine surveys film critics and directors around the world to choose the 10 best films ever made. Perennial chart-topper Citizen Kane once again ranks as number 1 on both lists. Gay director F.W. Murnau--recently portrayed by John Malkovich in Shadow of the Vampire--placed at number 7 on the critics' poll with his haunting 1927 silent film Sunrise.

Here are the results of the 2002 Sight and Sound Survey:

Critics' Top 10:

1. Citizen Kane
2. Vertigo
3. La regle du jeu (Rules of the Game)
4. The Godfather / The Godfather Part II
5. Tokyo Story
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
7. (tie) Battleship Potemkin
7. (tie) Sunrise
9. 8 1/2
10. Singin' in the Rain

Directors' Top 10:

1. Citizen Kane
2. The Godfather / The Godfather Part II
3. 8 1/2
4. Lawrence of Arabia
5. Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
6. (tie) Bicycle Thieves
6. (tie) Raging Bull
6. (tie) Vertigo
9. (tie) Rashomon
9. (tie) La regle du jeu (Rules of the Game)
9. (tie) The Seven Samurai

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