Earlier this month, the latest revision of Sight & Sound’s list of the “official” best movies of all time was released, and the big news was that Citizen Kane was officially dethroned from the number one spot by Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

Collider got its hands though on some of the individual lists from which the Sight & Sound poll is compiled from. Several big name directors like Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola were consulted, but seeing as we’re called “Nerd Bastards” it’s the more nerd-centric filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Vaughn, Marc Webb and Edgar Wright we’re interested in.

So below, find the lists from del Toro, Vaughn, Webb and Wright. Feel free to compare and contrast, maybe add some titles to your Netflix queue. So what inspires the filmmakers that inspire us?

Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim):

(1963) – Federico FelliniLa Belle et la Bete (1946) – Jean Cocteau

Frankenstein (1931) – James Whale

Freaks (1932) – Tod Browning

Goodfellas (1990) – Martin Scorsese

Greed (1925) – Erich von Stroheim

Los Olvidados (1950) – Luis Bunel

Modern Times (1936) – Charles Chaplin

Nosferatu (1922) – F.W. Murnau

Shadow of a Doubt (1943) – Alfred Hitchcock

Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class):

Back to the Future(1985) – Robert ZemeckisBeing There (1979) – Hal Ashby

The Deer Hunter (1977) – Michael Cimino

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966) – Sergio Leone

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – David Lean

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – Steven Spielberg

Reservoir Dogs (1991) – Quentin Tarantino

Rocky III (1982) – Sylvester Stallone

Scarface (1983) – Brian De Palma

Star Wars (1977) – George Lucas

Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man):

(1963) – Federico FelliniAnnie Hall (1977) – Woody Allen

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) – David Lean

Children of Men (2006) – Alfonso Cuaron

City Lights (1931) – Charles Chaplin

Dead Poets Society (1989) – Peter Weir

The Graduate (1967) – Mike Nichols

Singin’ in the Rain (1951) – Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly

Three Colours: Red (1994) – Krzysztof Kieslowski

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) – Peter Weir

Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World)

2001: A Space Odyssey(1968) – Stanley Kubrick

An American Werewolf in London (1981) – John Landis

Carrie (1976) – Brian de Palma

Dames (1934) – Busby Berkeley

Don’t Look Now (1973) – Nicolas Roeg

Duck Soup (1933) – Leo McCarey

Psycho (1960) – Alfred Hitchcock

Raising Arizona (1987) – Joel & Ethan Coen

Taxi Driver (1976) – Martin Scorsese

The Wild Bunch (1969) – Sam Peckinpah

Well those are some pretty eclectic choices, and you’ll notice that not one of them is Citizen Kane. I would also note that of all the films listed by all the directors profiled by Collider, Federico Fellini’s was probably the most recurrent. Just proof, I guess, that every filmmaker stands on the shoulder of giants.

Source: Blastr

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