And speaking of lists: I participated in yet another poll this week at The Cinematheque. This time the topic was the best movies of film's greatest era, the '40s. My top five:
1. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943) 2. Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, 1949) 3. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944) 4. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947) 5. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
To see what made my runner-up list, and to read everyone else's responses, you'll have to go to the Cinematheque site.