Vertigo dethrones Citizen Kane as the best film of all time

If you’re looking for a quality list among all those top 10s, then this is the one. It occurs only once a decade and queries nearly 900 of the world’s top critics. The numbers are collated into the “Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time”.

The results are in:


And the loser is – Citizen Kane. After 50 years at the top of the Sight & Sound poll, Orson Welles’s debut film has been convincingly ousted by Alfred Hitchcock’s 45th feature Vertigo.

…Hitchcock, who only entered the top ten in 1982 (two years after his death), has risen steadily in esteem over the course of 30 years, with Vertigo climbing from seventh place, to fourth in 1992, second in 2002 and now first, to make him the Old Master.


I heard about this list through the Slate Culture Gabfest where it was remarked, “these movies are part of a great film education”.

How’s your education?


  1. Vertigo
  2. Citizen Kane
  3. Tokyo Story
  4. La Règle du jeu
  5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  7. The Searchers
  8. Man with a Movie Camera
  9. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  10. 8 1/2


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Happy Monday! 50 big name bankruptcies

I’ve got the Monday’s. What better way to celebrate than troll the bankruptcies. Did you know that Rembrandt lost it all in 1656 and so did Mark Twain in 1894 ?

Here is a list of the major brands that went under during the Great Recession (2008-11).

Of note, many of these companies are still alive, emerging from bankruptcy, or bought by another company.

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. Phoenix Coyotes
  3. Texas Rangers
  4. Michael Vick
  5. Bill Buckner
  6. Lenny Dykstra
  7. Stephen Baldwin
  8. Sinbad
  9. Trump Entertainment Resorts
  10. National Enquirer
  11. MGM Studios
  12. Round Table Pizza
  13. Yellow Pages
  14. Tropicana Casinos
  15. Sbarro’s
  16. Philadelphia Orchestra
  17. The Octuplet Family
  18. Active Ride Shop
  19. Air America Radio
  20. Six Flags
  21. Filene’s Basement
  22. Fatburger
  23. Samsonite
  24. The Walking Company
  25. Borders
  26. Hollywood Video
  27. Circuit City
  28. Washington Mutual
  29. Black Angus
  30. Hometown Buffet
  31. Mrs. Fields
  32. Ritz Camera
  33. Nortel
  34. Claim Jumper
  35. Loehmann’s
  36. Big 10 Tires
  37. Z Gallerie
  38. KB Toys
  39. Midway Video Games
  40. Anchor Blue
  41. Eddie Bauer
  42. Crabtree & Evelyn
  43. Golfer’s Wharehouse
  44. Ziff Davis
  45. Tribune Company
  46. Sharper Image
  47. Mervyns
  48. Madoff Investment Securities
  49. Linens ‘n Things
  50. Levitz Furniture
  51. Countrywide Financial
  52. Bearing Point
  53. Fuddruckers
  54. Marie Callender’s