by Sam Juliano
The 1940′s balloting has concluded after a nearly two-month window for posting “Top 25″ lists. Voting tabulator Angelo A. D’Arminio Jr. will be adding the numbers over the next few days and will subsequently be announcing the group’s top choices, much in the same way the 30′s poll was managed. A total of 27 ballots have been cast, most by serious film buffs who possess a wide knowledge and appreciation of world cinema, and who have painstakingly spent their time reviewing and surveying this seminal decade in film. To those who for one reason or another were unable to cast ballots, but still offered advice, encouragement and expertise, you are all equally acknowledged and thanked.
As was the case with the 30′s polling, D’Arminio will release the top 25 finishers in numerical order, and anything placing beyond that constrictive number will not be referenced. It is hoped that the results will be ready before the upcoming weekend.
The 1950′s poll is due to begin next Tuesday, February 3rd, and will run for eight weeks. Allan Fish will again provide readers with his own Top 50 countdown in reverse order with already penned essays.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all who spent time in submitting a list. Your sense of commitment has been quite a marvel. To those whom I pestered and cajoled, well, you now know why my inner circle has tabbed me as the “Pollmeister.” I must say the submissions are incredibly quality-conscious, and I’m sure the results will bare this out gloriously.