The most recent George Sanders Show Podcast put a thought in my head. It's called “The Top 10 Films of All Time”, but their lists came with a number of guidelines.
Nothing from their Top 10 of last year
No more than 1 film per director
Each film should represent different decades or different periods of cinema history
Nothing from the Sight & Sound Top 50
I remember last year The Vishnevetsky Method
was a popular way to compose a submission list. I'm very rank and file with my list, so this different approach is like The Five Obstructions to me, kind of fun but not a true list. (The opposing viewpoint, discussed on the podcast is how can you possibly compare one film's greatness against another's?)
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?