Hitchcocks 'Vertigo' Named Greatest Film of All Time.

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Hitchcocks 'Vertigo' Named Greatest Film of All Time.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19078948

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Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo has usurped Orson Welles's Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time in a poll by the BFI's Sight and Sound magazine.

The journal polls a selected panel once a decade, and Citizen Kane has been its top pick for the last 50 years.

This time 846 distributors, critics, academics and writers championed Hitchcock's 1958 thriller, about a retired cop with a fear of heights.

Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, Vertigo beat Citizen Kane by 34 votes.

In the last poll held 10 years ago, the romantic drama came five votes behind Welles's 1941 classic.

Its triumph coincides with the launch of the BFI's Genius of Hitchcock season, a major retrospective celebrating the acclaimed "master of suspense".

I've never seen it!  Have you?  And would you agree?

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I saw the film with my mum years ago, not sure I'd agree with it being the best film, but then from what I heard on the news the other day I'd probably need to watch it loads more times to 'get it'

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Its better (well, more watchable, anyway) than Citizen Kane...but then, most films are. . Best film ever? Possibly not, but then there are so many possible contenders for that title  that Vertigo might as well take it!

In my book, the best film ever is Casablanca.

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I'm thinking One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest which I'd not seen until about a year ago but thought was fabulous!    To Kill a Mockingbird has to be up there as well.

Then again, there are just SO many to choose from eh?

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Ive never seen it.

Stand by me is one of my favourite films of all time.  BUT then i love so many films.