Hot on the heels of a great British success at The Oscars, this weekend The Sunday Times website will publish their definitive 100 Must-See Films. Ten movie critics from The Sunday Times have compiled lists, lots of lists, about everything that makes movies magical.
How do the latest pretenders like The Social Network and Toy Story 3 measure up to established classics such as The Godfather, Star Wars and Apocalypse Now? Available exclusively at www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/public/filmlist/article568083.ece, from Sunday 6th March, the 100 Must-See Films will be fully interactive, allowing users to search the essential films of all time by genre, price, and decade; readers can even click and buy the film directly from the list.
Which is funnier? The excruciating indifference of Borat or the big haired bravado of This is Spinal Tap? Who has the best opening sequence? The epic humm of the star cruisers in Star Wars: Episode IV or the visceral bullet-blistering beach landing of Saving Private Ryan ? Whether you agree with the critics or not, The Sunday Times 100 Must-See Films is a celebration of the iconic moments of all of our favourite films.
Further categories are self-explanatory. They are a celebration of the “many kinds of pleasure” – as Federico Fellini said – film can offer. Epic battles, laughs, films that grip from the start, those that leave you gobsmacked. All in, from Rick letting Ilsa go, to Woody and Buzz. You will find the lists in the Culture section this Sunday.
To celebrate the launch of the 100 Must-See Films list, The Sunday Times is giving away a free download of In The Loop on 6th March, available to all readers of The Sunday Times.