Monday, November 14, 2005

Empire Mags Top 50 Indy films

Nothing like a nice Top Whatever list to get you thinking (and sometimes fired up)

Anyways, Empire Magazine, a reasonable if not fairly mainstream and simplistic read, has put out their selection for the top 50 independent films - check it out here

The criteria used is, according to the opening blurb

Bearing in mind that to encompass all those that are independently financed would mean The Phantom Menace is an independent film, we've qualified all entries by ensuring they were made with what we consider to be an independent spirit. The final order then takes into account the quality of the film, the circumstances behind its production, the achievement of the filmmakers despite monetary and logistical constraints and its influence on subsequent projects.

If you're having some trouble with your clicking finger, the top 10 are
10: Mean Streets
9: Sideways
8: The Usual Suspects
7: Sex, Lies and Videotape
6: Night of the living dead
5: Monty Python's Life of Brian
4: Clerks
3: The Terminator
2: Donnie Darko
1: Reservoir Dogs

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