This article was written for Studio Canal Collection.
“As screenwriter William Goldman famously said of film-making, “nobody knows anything”. The art of cinema is, by definition, a cocktail of disciplines: writing, acting, shooting, scoring. But on top of that, there is that indefinable, intangible something that makes a movie special. It’s not about budget, or James Cameron’s Avatar would be everyone’s favourite.
It’s about much more than that: a classic movie is quite simply a phenomenon, a lightning bolt trapped in a bottle, a colossus to be aped but never equalled, no matter how hard its rivals try. So how can we define a classic? We’ve chosen the key elements we believe a memorable movie needs …”
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