Guillermo del Toro is an enthusiastic cinephile who’s never made a secret of his influences and favorites — of which there are many. The first 10 come from the filmmaker’s Sight & Sound ballot.
“A true classic has to be both intimate and universal. To speak about cinema through cinema requires a voice unwavering in its passion and purity. ‘8½’ speaks as much about life as it does about art — and it makes certain to connect both. A portrait of the teller and his craft — a lustful, sweaty, gluttonous poem to cinema.”
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