Every decade, beginning in 1952, the British movie journal Sight & Sound asks a world group of film critics to vote for the greatest film of all time. sixty three critics participated in 1952, 70 critics in 1962, 89 critics in 1972, 122 critics in 1982, 132 critics and 101 directors in 1992, one hundred forty five critics and 108 administrators in 2002, and 846 critics and 358 administrators in 2012.
Apocalypse Now was voted number one by a group of 3,760 film critics and personalities on the Channel four program 50 Films to See Before You Die. The Godfather was ranked number 1 when Japanese movie magazine Kinema Junpo asked 114 Japanese critics and film professionals to vote for the most effective overseas (i.e. non-Japanese) films in 2009.
Some surveys focus on all movies, whereas others focus on a particular genre or country. Voting systems differ, and some surveys … Read More