“Who is the greatest Italian painter?”
“Leonardo da Vinci, Miss Brodie.”
“That is incorrect. The answer is Giotto, he is my favourite.”
Here is a list of the thirty greatest films of all time. They have been chosen using the precise critical method Miss Jean Brodie used to select Giotto, they are my favourites. I wrote out the film titles, listed them in chronological order and realised that they were made over a thirty year period. Thirty films in thirty years: why was the cinema of the sixties and seventies so good?