The members of the Online Film Critics Society — of which I am one — have jointly ranked the 86 movies that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
We should start by removing all the violence from The Godfather — that gives children terrible ideas! — and all the dead corpses from Schindler’s List: so unpleasant!
If director Baz Luhrmann had decided to shoot in black-and-white, you’d hardly be able to tell this wasn’t made around 1939 or so. Sure, all those gorgeous helicopter shots of the wild and dangerous and beautiful Outback would be a dead giveaway, so they’d have to go. But otherwise…
The ultimate dizzy, romantic, screwball comedy, It Happened One Night is not to be missed.