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SCENE SELECTIONS: Episode 29 – The Ten Greatest Films of All Time

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“KTFC: Scene Selections” is a series of conversations between Anthony McKelroy, Miquela Davis, and a rotating cast of friends of The Frida Cinema. Tune in as we dissect shot compositions, overanalyze subtext, and wait for our coronavirus boosters.

We’re celebrating THREE SEASONS of Scene Selections! Listen in as we discuss the BFI’s decennial poll of the Greatest Films of All Time with Frida contributor/video editor Austin Jaye and Frida film programmer Trevor Dillon.

The Ten Greatest Films of All Time

BFI Sight & Sound TOP 10 2022

  • Jeanne Dielman 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (1975) Chantal Akerman
  • Vertigo (1958) Alfred Hitchcock
  • Citizen Kane (1941) Orson Welles
  • Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujiro Ozu
  • In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar Wai
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick
  • Beau Travail (1998) Claire Denis
  • Mulholland Drive (2001) David Lynch
  • Man With A Movie Camera (1929) Dziga Vertov
  • Singing In The Rain (1951) Stanley Donen Gene Kelly

 

ANTHONY

Scene: The Cameraman (1928), “Test Screening”

Ballot:

  • The Cameraman (1928) Buster Keaton
  • Un Chien Andalou (1929) Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali
  • Meshes Of The Afternoon (1943) Maya Deren
  • Funny Girl (1968) William Wyler
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968) William Greaves
  • The Color Of Pomegranates (!969) Sergei Parajanov
  • Multiple Maniacs (1970) John Waters
  • Mur Murs (1981) Agnes Varda
  • The Straight Story (1999) David Lynch
  • The Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) Werner Herzog 

Special Feature: “If I Were A Carpenter” compilation, 

 

MIQUELA

Scene: Fight Club (1999), “Doctor Visit

Ballot:

  • When Harry Met Sally (1989) Rob Reiner
  • Chungking Express (1994) Wong Kar Wai
  • Frances Ha (2012) Noah Baumbach
  • Blue Valentine (2010) Derek Cianfrance
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1989) Robert Zemeckis
  • Fight Club (1999) David Fincher
  • Truman Show (1994) Peter Weir
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Wes Anderson
  • The Before Trilogy (1995, 2004, 2013)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson

Special Feature: Podest Mouse: The Podcast About Modest Mouse

 

AUSTIN

Scene: Tokyo Sonata (2008), “Piano Argument” (1:06:12)

Ballot

  • AI: Artificial Intelligence (2001) Steven Spielberg
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999) Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
  • The Hole (1998) Tsai Ming Liang
  • Welfare (1975) Frederick Wiseman
  • Speed Racer (2008) Lily & Lana Wachowski
  • Streetwise (1984) Martin Bell
  • Tokyo Sonata (2008) Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • Unbreakable (2000) M. Night Shyamalan
  • Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cemetery of Splendor (2015) Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Special Feature: Wyrd and Other Derelictions, by Adam Nevill

 

TREVOR

Scene: The Blair Witch Project (1999), Cabin Finale

Ballot:

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Tobe Hooper
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999) Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
  • Black Christmas (1974) Bob Clark
  • Night Of The Living Dead (1968) George Romero
  • Rear Window (1954) Alfred Hitchcock
  • Alien (1979) Ridley Scott
  • Evil Dead II (1987) Sam Raimi
  • Persona (1966) Ingmar Bergman
  • Gojira (1954) Ishirō Honda
  • Nosferatu (1922) F. W. Murnau

Special Feature: Page Boy, by Elliot Page, & The Big Goodbye, by Sam Wasson

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