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Alfred Hitchcock's psychological (1) ____ Vertigo has been named as the best movie of all time by the British Film Institute (BFI). The 1958 film replaced Orson Welles' movie Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time, a position it had         (2) ____ for an incredible 50 years. The BFI (3) ____ has taken place once every ten years since 1962. Its panel is made (4) ____ of 846 international film critics, movie directors, academics and writers. They voted for 2,045 different movies in this decade's survey. Nick James, a BFI spokesman, said the voting "seems to be not so much about films that…use cinema's entire arsenal of (5) ____ to make a grand statement, but more about (6) ____ that have personal meaning to the critic".
Hitchcock called Vertigo his most personal. It is about a retired police detective suffering (7) ____ acrophobia (a fear of (8) ____) who is hired as a private investigator to follow the wife of a close friend to find out the reasons for her bizarre behaviour. The film received (9) ____ reviews upon its initial release, but has gone on to amass (10) ____ acclaim over the decades. The BFI said: "Vertigo is the ultimate critics' film because it is a dreamlike film about people who are not sure who they are but who are busy reconstructing (11) ____ and each other to fit a kind of cinema ideal of the ideal soul mate." A (12) ____ poll of 358 international film directors chose Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953) as its greatest ever movie.

Put the correct words from the table below in the above article.

1. (a) thrills (b) thrilled (c) thrilling (d) thriller
2. (a) been (b) held (c) done (d) given
3. (a) poll (b) will (c) till (d) hall
4. (a) on (b) down (c) up (d) as
5. (a) affects (b) efforts (c) effects (d) affairs
6. (a) labors (b) works (c) toils (d) output
7. (a) from (b) of (c) by (d) as
8. (a) heightens (b) highs (c) ups (d) heights
9. (a) blended (b) mixed (c) jumbled (d) combined
10. (a) considers (b) considering (c) consideration (d) considerable
11. (a) the others (b) all (c) themselves (d) ourselves
12. (a) separate (b) unconnected (c) divorced (d) set apart
1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if  a-h  below are true (T) or false (F).

a.The American Film Institute named Vertigo as the best movie ever.T / F
b.An Orson Welles movie was top of a "best movie" list for 50 years.T / F
c.2,045 movie critics voted for 846 international movies.T / F
d.The movie critics weren't too concerned about special effects.T / F
e.Alfred Hitchcock said Vertigo was one of his least favourite films.T / F
f.Vertigo was an instant hit with critics upon its release in 1958.T / F
g.A film institute called Vertigo a dreamlike film.T / F
h.A Japanese movie was voted the best film ever by a group of directors.T / F



Answers:
1. d b a c c b a d b d c a
2. F T F T F F T Ta


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