Sight & Sound caused quite a stir in the film community this week when the magazine's list of the greatest movies ever -- as voted on by a panel of 846 international critics -- was published, and "Citizen Kane," the list's top film since 1962, was dethroned in favor of "Vertigo." The Alfred Hitchcock classic defeated the Orson Welles classic by 34 votes, a 39-vote swing from the last Sight & Sound poll in 2002. (As published by the British Film Institute, the magazine releases the critics' poll once per decade.)

In addition to the critics' list, Sight & Sound also polled 358 filmmakers for an additional top-ten list. Directors like Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, David O. Russell and Quentin Tarantino participated, and now -- thanks to the magic of the internet and the Indiewire blog The Playlist -- you can see their respective lists.

It should be noted that none of those aforementioned filmmakers chose either "Citizen Kane" or "Vertigo" as their greatest film of all time. Scorsese, who is well-represented on lists made by other directors, selected Federico Fellini's "8 1/2" as his top choice (the film finished in tenth place on the Sight & Sound critics poll). He also has both "Vertigo" and "Citizen Kane" on his list as well.

For Allen, “Bicycle Thieves” from director Vittorio De Sica is best, with "Kane" in third place and "Vertigo" nowhere to be found.

Naturally, Tarantino has the most current and populist choices among the group. "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" is his first selection with "Bad News Bears," "Jaws," "Carrie" and "Dazed and Confused" all cracking the top ten.

For more on the directors' lists, head over to Indiewire's The Playlist. Leave your favorite films in the comments section below.

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