When I noticed the lack of serious information on classic American/Hollywood films on the Web in early 1996, I decided to try to remedy the situation by creating an educationally-oriented web site with in-depth content and information on the "Greatest Films." The site has expanded beyond my earliest expectations, with literally tens of thousands of visitors each day, links to film studies courses (high school, undergraduate and graduate) throughout the country and world, and accolades from Roger Ebert and other noted critics. With about 1,000 films in a personal video library, I am able, at a moment's notice, to check on a particular quote, camera angle, film fact, etc. My particular bias is to present films without a lot of personal bias or subjectivity. Quite consciously, my reviews (and commentary) tend to be descriptive rather than analytical.
Favorites: Although I don't rate films, I have tried to choose 100 Greatest Hollywood/American (English-speaking) films that most critics would agree upon - at this location: 100 Greatest Films. There are an additional 100 films (to make a grand total of 200) starting here: Another 100 Greatest Films. Criteria for selection: Click here.
|Publications:||Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films|