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“The Social Network” #1 on Sight and Sound’s Top Ten

I won’t go into too much depth here, sufficed to say that I am THRILLED to announce that the “The Social Network” has brought home its first big title of the year: the top spot on the world-renowned magazine Sight and Sound’s list of the best films of the year. Here is the list:

1. “The Social Network” (David Fincher)
2. “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
3. “Another Year” (Mike Leigh)
4. “Carlos” (Olivier Assayas)
5. “The Arbor” (Clio Barnard)
6. “Winter’s Bone” (Debra Granik)
6. (tied) “I Am Love” (Luca Guadagnino)
8. “The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu” (Andrei Ujica)
8. (tied) “Film Socialisme” (Jean-Luc Godard)
8. (tied) “Nostalgia for the Light” (Patricio Guzman)
8. (tied) “Poetry” (Lee Chang-dong)
8. (tied) “A Prophet” (Jacques Audiard)

Sight and Sound, a British magazine released by the BFI, is one of the longest running film publications. It’s lists of films and directors are considered to be some of the most prestigious and genuine. This year, they have chosen David Fincher’s “The Social Network” to join the ranks of many other classic films that have earned that regard. Previous winners include:

2005: Brokeback Mountain

2006: Cache

2007: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

2008: Hunger

2009: A Prophet

It is the first American film to top this list in the last 6 years, even though “The Hurt Locker” and “There Will Be Blood” both recently came in at number two, respectively. This is a big win for David Fincher’s masterpiece and will hopefully be the beginning of a long string of victories. Cheers.

(Note: I don’t have a link to the list, for it is only available in publication, as of now. However, their website should have it within the next week)

  1. March 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I watched The Social Network lastnight and the first thing I really have to say about this movie is that I don’t believe that there has ever been a movie that has been more over hyped than The Social Network has been. Read More: http://www.shawnmichaeladamsonline.com/2011/03/social-network-apache-servers-and-my.html

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