So I'm curious what the general grouping is here. How many of you use a rigidly formatted list? How many see their list as an approximate Top 100 likely to change on any given day? How many prefer to just throw 100 or more films into the air and see how they land? What are your restrictions, if any?
top 100s make no sense to me, I guess I have one film that for me is the greatest film ever - Kubrick's 2001 - then I have a group of directors that I love - I mean I love a lot of the films they have made - so in a way all the directors in this group - to name a few: Buñuel, von Sternberg, Resnais, Murnau, Feuillade, Fellini, Antonioni, Kusturica and many others including a lot of other Kubrick work of course - who share second place each one of them with at least 3 titles - then I have films - Amelie, just to name one - that I adore though I don't care much about the rest of the titles directed by their directors.
A list like that amounts to maybe 1500 films and to me it would make no sense trying to rank them, especially when I consider that it's the result of circa 40 years of movie watching, I mean sometimes I am not sure how to rank a film I watched last night, how can I trust the rating/memory of a film I watched in 1978?
So when I decided to compile a top 100, first I chose the directors - Les Cahiers du Cinema style - the I picked up one single title for each one of them, a lot of directors remained out of it, but the scope of the list was to give an idea of my cinematic taste, imo that's the only feasible scope of a top 100.
I can't even rank viennoiserie - and there are not even 15 types of it - how can you rank thousands of film?My Tentative top 100