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What makes a film a classic in a world where everyone is a critic
by Ian Christie
About this EXP
Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London, discusses ranking and making classic films.
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Key point 1
The Greatest Films list remained unchanged for decades.
Key point 2
In 2012, Hitchcock’s Vertigo officially became the greatest film of all time.
Key point 3
Kermode came up with a very interesting definition: that a classic is a work that we can continue to reinterpret according to the way we see things at a given moment in time.
Key point 4
New ways of seeing films makes everyone a critic.
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