Cinema: 1971's Ten Best

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Stanley Kubrick's demoniacal satire on a future of violence, brutal sex and demagogic politics.

THE CLOWNS. An autobiographical essay in which Federico Fellini employs his favorite metaphor (the circus) to pursue the phantoms of memory and fantasy.

THE CONFORMIST. Bernardo Bertolucci's flamboyant threnody to Italian Fascism featuring a superbly saturnine Jean-Louis Trintignant and an exotic Dominique Sanda.

DIRTY HARRY. A superb piece of genre film making by Don Siegel about a cop (Clint Eastwood) as renegade.

THE FRENCH CONNECTION. With the narcs in old Manhattan. Frenetic, resolutely naturalistic, with a car chase...

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