The point being that the list isn't chosen by your average punter (as the American one isn't either). They just don't call it a registry. (Sorry for the wiki link, the bfi messed about with their site and a) none of the old links work and b) their search is crap. )
However we do do it on Board as well - not only do we have the Hall of Fame - which anyone can take part in, nominating any film (believe me it's been tested to destruction thanks to the submission of Bad Boys 2) we did a Brit list as well [:)]
pseudocreme -> RE: British Film Registry (20/8/2012 8:11:28 AM)
The NFR is voted by the American general public though. It's a by the people for the people type deal.
elab49 -> RE: British Film Registry (20/8/2012 9:14:43 AM)
I always thought that was a bit of a red herring given it isn't actually a poll and it's pretty much the same group of people cherry-picking their faves every time. At least the BFi is an actual polling, even if the nominees are critics, etc.