Paul Schrader's Canon Fodder

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Former film critic, and current screenwriter and director Paul Schrader was challenged to create the movie equivalent of Harold Bloom's The Western Canon. He began writing a book, but eventually stopped short with this long article.

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    La règle du jeu

    1939 — a.k.a. The Rules of the Game, in 24 top lists Check
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    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 25 top lists Check
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    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
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    Pickpocket

    1959, in 19 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
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    Orphée

    1950 — a.k.a. Orpheus, in 16 top lists Check
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    Masculin féminin

    1966 — a.k.a. Masculine-Feminine, in 7 top lists Check
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    Persona

    1966, in 25 top lists Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
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    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Lady Eve

    1941, in 18 top lists Check
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    Il conformista

    1970 — a.k.a. The Conformist, in 17 top lists Check
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    1963, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 top lists Check
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    Faa yeung nin wa

    2000 — a.k.a. In the Mood for Love, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Third Man

    1949, in 32 top lists Check
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    Performance

    1970, in 16 top lists Check
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    La notte

    1961 — a.k.a. The Night, in 13 top lists Check
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    Mat i syn

    1997 — a.k.a. Mother and Son, in 7 top lists Check
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    Il gattopardo

    1963 — a.k.a. The Leopard, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Dead

    1987, in 10 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
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    L'année dernière à Marienbad

    1961 — a.k.a. Last Year at Marienbad, in 21 top lists Check
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    La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    1928 — a.k.a. The Passion of Joan of Arc, in 27 top lists Check
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    Jules et Jim

    1962 — a.k.a. Jules and Jim, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Wild Bunch

    1969, in 23 top lists Check
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    All That Jazz

    1979, in 17 top lists Check
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    Saikaku ichidai onna

    1952 — a.k.a. The Life of Oharu, in 11 top lists Check
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    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 14 top lists Check
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    Sweet Smell of Success

    1957, in 20 top lists Check
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    Cet obscur objet du désir

    1977 — a.k.a. That Obscure Object of Desire, in 8 top lists Check
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    An American in Paris

    1951, in 17 top lists Check
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    Viaggio in Italia

    1954 — a.k.a. Journey to Italy, in 13 top lists Check
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    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
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    Angst essen Seele auf

    1974 — a.k.a. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, in 13 top lists Check
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    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
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    Crimes and Misdemeanors

    1989, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Red Shoes

    1948, in 25 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 29 top lists Check
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    The Crowd

    1928, in 18 top lists Check
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    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
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    Hable con ella

    2002 — a.k.a. Talk to Her, in 10 top lists Check
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    Shanghai Express

    1932, in 9 top lists Check
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    Letter from an Unknown Woman

    1948, in 14 top lists Check
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    C'era una volta il West

    1968 — a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in the West, in 25 top lists Check
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    Salvatore Giuliano

    1962, in 7 top lists Check
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