Alfred Hitchcock and the Sight and Sound Poll

The reason for Hitchcock’s enduring influence on Directors and Critics today.

Alfred Hitchcock has a reason to dance. Four of Hitchcock’s Films have made the Top 100 films of all time list in the recent British Film Institute Sight and Sound Poll. Although Hitchcock’s Vertigo is down only one place to Number 2 having beaten Citizen Kane to the top spot in the last poll, Hitchcock is only rivalled by Jean Luc Goddard in having the greatest number of films on the list, with Psycho, Rear Window and North by Northwest.

While cinematic greats like Bergman with only film, Persona, and Renoir have slipped or fallen out of the top, which testifies Hitchcock’s enduring appeal as a master storyteller and giant of cinema.

You can read about Hitchcock’s legacy in a new book The Young Alfred Hitchcock’s Moviemaking Master Class available on Amazon.

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Will Vertigo be named No 1 film of all time again in this year’s Sight & Sound Poll?

The Sight and Sound Directors’s and Critic’s Polls for the Best Film of All Time will be published on Friday December 2nd 2022, every ten years since its inception. In 2012, Vertigo gained the top spot, dethroning Citizen Kane.

Will it retain the Number 1 position this year? Rumour has it that another film like 2001 will take the title.

Find out why Vertigo is held in such high esteem in a new book The Young Alfred Hitchcock’s Moviemaking Master Class which is published in 2022.

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