The Film Council have released their list of the seven best British films of all time.
They chose Goldfinger; Brief Encounter; Billy Liar; Henry V (1944); The Wicker Man, The Dam Busters and Withnail and I
So am I.
Nothing by Korda. Nothing by Ronald Neame, that most underrated of British directors. No Third Man or films by Launder and Gilliat. And no Ealing comedies.
For what it's worth, here's my top ten best British films of all time- in no particular order.
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Whistle Down the Wind
The 39 Steps (Hitchcock version)
The Thief of Bagdad (no, its not about neo-cons....)
The Third Man
Tunes of Glory
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Green for Danger
Bubbling under: Millions Like Us, The Naked Truth, The Rebel, Hobson's Choice, I'm All Right Jack, School for Scoundrels, The Remains of the Day, An Inspector Calls, Scrooge.
How about you?