Listed Great Expectations (1946), The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950), Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Night of the Hunter (1955), The Searchers (1956), Singin' in the Rain (1951), Victim (1961), and Young at Heart (1954) as the 10 Greatest Films of All Time in the 2012 Sight & Sound Directors' Poll.
He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.
Full retrospective at the 8th New Horizons Film Festival (2008).
Work is my raison d'etre and if that's taken away you become a
non-person. You're just filling in time till you die.
I don't like being gay. It has ruined my life. I am celibate, although
I think I would have been celibate even if I was straight because I'm
not good-looking; why would anyone be interested in me? And nobody has
been. Work was my substitute.
There's only one thing more embarrassing than an actor with a gun: a
British actor with a gun. Ridiculous.
Who says there has to be a climax on page six? Why? Film people in the UK think we should imitate America and we've always done that badly. You're not welcome here if you want to make cinema that is art, that should be interpreted by an audience, using their own minds.