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Wind snubbed in Time's film list
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind failed to make Time's favourite film list
Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz are among the screen classics that have been left off Time Magazine's list of its 100 all-time favourite movies.

But Schindler's List and Finding Nemo are among the films that have made the grade, according to Time's critics Richard Schickel and Richard Corliss.

"In the end, all movie-going is very subjective. You love things that you can't fully explain," Mr Schickel said.

Martin Scorsese has three films in the list, more than any other director.

'Cut off'

The list is not in order of preference, but the critics have selected a favourite for each decade.

Those titles include Fritz Lang's Metropolis from 1927, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane from 1941 and Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction from 1994.

And almost half of the films included were not from the United States.

"If you cut off your moviegoing to only seeing contemporary and US movies, you're cutting yourself off from some really wonderful films," Mr Schickel said.

The critics also selected their favourite performances, soundtracks and "guilty pleasures".

Toilet humour

The latter included 1998 comedy There's Something About Mary. "Difficult as it may be to believe, movie critics are human too," writes Mr Schickel.

"They share everyone's secret, primal need for jokes about bodily functions and cruel pet tricks."

Marlon Brando's work in On the Waterfront and James Cagney's portrayal of a psychotic gangster in White Heat are featured in the rundown of great performances.

According to Time Magazine's website, its readers' favourite films are the Lord of the Rings trilogy.


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