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A film for posterity
The British Film Institute is asking members of the public: if you had to choose one film to bequeath to future generations, what would it be?
Its website lists 75 potential candidates nominated by film world luminaries, ranging from popular classics like ”The Godfather” and “Ryan’s Daughter” to older favourites like “The Third Man”, “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Kind Hearts and Coronets”.
Cate Blanchett, it says, has nominated ”Stalker,” by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, while director Ken Loach chose “Closely Observed Trains”. Also in there are “Quadrophenia”, “Spartacus” and “Metropolis”.
What film would you choose?