Vertigo ousts Citizen Kane from the top spot
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Vertigo ousts Citizen Kane from the top spot

London : United Kingdom | Aug 04, 2012 at 3:45 AM PDT
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The Mystery of Vertigo

The Orson Wells movie ‘Citizen Kane’ had been holding the top spot among movies of the world, but Alfred Hitchcock’s movie ‘Vertigo’ has displace Citizen from the top.

This had been reported in news.sky.com of dated 2nd August 2012.

This once-in-a-decade honor of the British Film Institute (BFI) and the Sight & Sound magazine which began in 1952 has been decided after a survey carried out by a panel of 900 film critics, academics, distributors and programmers from around the world.

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ of 1958 is a suspense drama about a detective who has a fear of heights and is believed to be the best film of Hitchcock.

It first appeared in the list of Sight & Sound in 1982 – two years after death of Hitchcock.

Other memorable classics that made the top 10 in the poll include Yasujiro Ozu's ‘Tokyo Story’ at the 3rd spot, with Stanley Kubrick's ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ coming 6th.

The honor list also has three silent films, two of which are new entrants.

These are – ‘Man With A Movie Camera’ by Dziga Vertov and ‘The Passion Of Joan Of Arc’ by Carl Theodor Dreyer.

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