We continue our survey of the twenty greatest movies of the 1950s.
For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here.
For a listing of the greatest movies of the 20s and 30s click here.
18. Vertigo, 1958
In 1962, Sight & Sound magazine, a British publication, launched a ten-yearly poll to evaluate the top ten films of all time among critics. Every year the top film of all time has been Citizen Kane, 1941.
Which tells you more about the film elites than about Orson Welles’ technically marvelous, if shallow and boring movie.
This year, the Sight & Sound poll came in with a new winner: Vertigo.