A Place For Film – Discussing the Sight and Sound Poll

On this week's episode we're celebrating our 100th episode with Professor James Naremore to talk about the Sight and Sound poll.

Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo

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Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo, the film that tops the most recent Sight and Sound poll.

Episode 100 – Discussing the Sight and Sound Poll

On this week’s episode we’re celebrating our 100th episode and two year anniversary. It’s been a long haul to get to this point, but we’re thrilled to have made it. Thanks to those who have joined us for all 100, or even just a single episode.

We’re inviting Professor James Naremore on the show to talk about his involvement in the Sight and Sound poll. This is a poll done every 10 years by Sight and Sound magazine, associated with the British Film Institute, and is world famous. They poll directors, critics, and academics to create a list of the greatest films of all time. Professor Naremore had a vote in this decades poll, and Jason and Andy create their own unofficial lists to share.

We start out with What have you seen lately, and Jason and Andy are discussing a newer Soderbergh film, while Professor Naremore is discussing a recent film from the Cinema.

We then discuss the Sight and Sound poll, and get to our lists. It’s a double-length episode, so strap in and get ready to hear all of the films we selected, and which films were the last to get cut.

Video – Discussing The Sight And Sound Poll Part 1

Video – Discussing The Sight And Sound Poll Part 2

Video – Discussing The Sight And Sound Poll Part 3

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Movies Mentioned In This Episode

2001: A Space Odyssey

A Touch of Evil
Age d’Or, L’ (Age of Gold)
All the Kings Men
An Inn in Tokyo
Anatomy of a Murderer
Apollo 13
Argo
Atlas Shrugged: Part II
Au Hasard Balthazar
Back to the Future
Barry Lyndon
Belle de Jour
Blue
Boys Don’t Cry
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
Colossal Youth
Design for Living
Dial M for Murder
Dr. Strangelove
Dred
Fail-Safe
Fight Club
Giant
Gone With the Wind
Grand Illusion
Great Expectations
Hard Day’s Night
Haywire
Heaven Can Wait
Here Comes the Boom
King Kong
La nuit du carrefour (Night At the Crossroads)
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Little Red Wagon
Looper
Mean Girls
Midnight Cowboy
Midnight in Paris
My Darling Clementine
Neighboring Sounds
North by Northwest
Oliver Twist
On the Waterfront
Passion of Joan of Arc
Persona
Psycho
Rear Window
Rebel Without A Cause
Régle du jeu, La (The Rules of the Game)
Rules
Rules of the Game
Seven
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Psychopaths
Seven Samurai
Sherlock Jr.
Singing in the Rain
Sinister
Social Network
Some Like it Hot
Spirited Away
Sunrise
The 39 Steps
The Age of Gold
The American
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Exterminating Angel
The Game
The Grapes of Wrath
The Killing
The Last Picture Show
The Love Parade
The Magnificent Seven
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man with a Movie Camera
The Man with the Golden Arm
The Matrix
The Quiet Man
The Searchers
The Shining
The Shop Around the Corner
The Sound of Music
The Third Man
The Virgin Spring
The Wizard of Oz
There Will Be Blood
To Be or Not To Be
To Sleep With Anger
Tokyo Story
Top Gun
Touch of Evil
Trouble in Paradise
Ugetsu
Variety
Vertigo
Wanda
Wonder Boys
Zero for Conduct

Andy Hunsucker

Andy Hunsucker is the creator and co-host of A Place for Film - The IU Cinema podcast. Along with his co-host Jason Thompson, he produces a weekly podcast focusing on events at the IU Cinema, and film at Indiana University. He also designs posters and video animations for the Cinema on a volunteer basis.

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