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11. M, 1931, Fritz Lang (Germany)
20. Metropolis, 1927, Fritz Lang (Germany)
don't sleep on Lang's American output:
his westerns are brilliant genre deconstructions (Western Union, Rancho Notorious, The Return of Frank James) and his film-noir are some of the most nervy and haunting thrillers (Scarlet Street, Clash by Night, Ministry of Fear).

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The greatest silent film ever made in my opinion.
i'm going to have to rain all over this parade - it's a great film but if i was going to espouse the glory of silent cinema i'd point to Murnau's Sunrise, Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc or Ozu's Floating Weeds first.

i think Fassbinder doesn't receive enough praise when talking about New German Cinema. Herzog gets the headlines and Wim Wenders warms the hearts of the critics and Schlöndorff is an immortal because of his ability to adapt German literature. Fassbinder gets the brilliant-brazen-erratic label because he died so young but his oeuvre stacks against anyone's in film history.

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