Time magazine has just unveiled its 2017 list of the 10 most iconic films in history, and the first in six decades to feature an English director, thanks to the film “The Great Gilligan’s Daughter”.
Gillian Anderson is the film’s lead actress, the film opens on December 8 in the UK and Ireland, and is available to stream on Netflix on December 13.
The first time an English-language director has been nominated for a Best Foreign Language Oscar since 1952 is another of the best-loved classics in film history, “The Birth of a Nation”, which has been a hit on the big screen, with the “Wicked” remake making its way to cinemas in 2017.
“The Great Gazettas Daughter” also marks a first for a film made in the US and a first in a foreign language since 2006, when “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” won the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar for “Rabbit”.
The list, published on the magazine’s website on Friday, also includes “The Magnificent Ambersons”, “Loving Vincent”, “Rashomon” and “The Deer Hunter”.
The film “Gloria” won best picture in 2014 and “Lincoln” was nominated for the best foreign language Oscar in 2008.
The film list is based on a survey of the top 100 films in the top-grossing films in each of the 20th Century.
It also includes the best pictures of the year, the top 10 films of the previous decade and a number of other milestones.
“There’s a lot of films that have been made in a very short period of time and that’s really interesting and I’m not saying it’s a bad thing,” said the film-maker, who has worked with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” director Jon Watts, “Shrek” director Chris Columbus, and “Gattaca” director Mike Leigh.
“It means you’re really trying to think of your films, which is really fun.
I think it’s exciting and it’s not all that hard.”
Anderson said she was thrilled to have won the award, and she was delighted to be making the film with her brother, the late Paul, who died in 2011.
“He was the perfect father for me and I’ve got a huge respect for him,” she said.
“I’d like to think that my brother and I were on the same page with a lot about the way we wanted to tell a story.
He’s a great storyteller, so we just wanted to make a great film.”
Anderson is best known for her role as Marguerite in “The Little Mermaid” and the role of Marla Singer in “Glee” but also appeared in “Spartacus” and in “Jaws”.
She has been on the receiving end of the critics and film critics’ bible for years.
“That’s a wonderful compliment,” she joked.
“It’s a very strong compliment and I think a lot people are surprised that it’s been so long.”