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Quentin Tarantino names Midnight in Paris as best film of 2011

Midnight in Paris

Story by Jack Foley

INFLUENTIAL filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has named Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris as his favourite film of 2011.

The choice may come as a surprise to some who were anticipating something more obscure or violent from his annual top 11. But it follows Toy Story 3 as his favourite film of 2010.

Also included in his list are Rise of the Planet of the Apes at number two, Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In at four, and black and white silent movie homage The Artist tied with Paul Rudd indie comedy Our Idiot Brother at 10.

Joe Cornish’s Attack The Block also makes the grade, as does one of IndieLondon’s under-rated personal favourites of last year, Warrior.

Not surprisingly, Kevin Smith’s Red State is included (given his quote was used as part of that film’s promotional campaign), but more astonishingly is Paul WS Anderson’s The Three Musketeers lying at number 11 – although he also included The Green Lantern and The Hangover Part 2 among his honourable mentions.

But here without further ado (or judgement) is his top 11 of 2011:

1) Midnight In Paris
2) Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
3) Moneyball
4) The Skin I Live In
5) X-Men: First Class
6) Young Adult
7) Attack The Block
8) Red State
9) Warrior
10) The Artist / Our Idiot Brother (tie)
11) The Three Musketeers

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