Mumbai: Alfred Hitchcock has finally upstaged Orson
Welles. Hitchcock's Vertigo has taken the top spot in
the 10 greatest-movies-ever list compiled by Sight and
Sound ending the 50-year-long run of Welles' Citizen
Kane slid to the second spot, making way for Hitchcock's
1958 psychological drama starring James Stewart and
Ozu's Tokyo Story has been ranked third followed by
Jean Renoir's Rules of the Game, F.W. Murnau's Sunrise,
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and John Ford's
The Searchers. Carl Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of
Arc ranks ninth followed by Federico Fellini's 8 1/2.
The list also includes a new addition: Dziga Vertov's
documentary Man With a Movie Camera that comes in at
Satyajit Ray's 1955 classic Pather Panchali has been
featured in the 50 greatest films of all time list.
The film was made on a shoestring budget of Rs 150,000
and featured mostly amateur actors but it is Ray's most
31 votes, the Ray film came at the 42 place in the Sight
& Sound poll.
846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors
voted the best 50 films from the world cinema in the
poll, which takes place once in a decade.
magazine, published by the British Film Institute, surveys
international film critics every decade.