7 – BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
Having watched this and Marathon Man and discovering they were written by the same guy, William Goldman, and not only that but he wrote novels as well, I tracked down many of his books and pigged out on them one summer (I even read Tinsel, for Chrissakes). This film remains his masterpiece, however. A confection, yes, but what an achievement. A perfect film, from the brilliant opening, that segue from sepia to colour, the incredible chemistry between Newman and Redford and the devastating denouement (every time I watch it I think, this time, they’ll get away this time). All students of screenwriting should scrutinise this film.