The AFI Conservatory is a private not-for-profit graduate film school in the Hollywood Hills district of Los Angeles. Year over year it ranks top 5 of all film schools in the country, often occupying the #1 slot.
Before attending the program, students (called "Fellows") are required to have studied these 12 films and to have read the books on film history and language on this list.
Per request by fellow patron Ross and featured in our latest podcast episode, I now make my copy of the list (including my bizarre scribbles) available here for eternity (or however long Patreon is going to be around).
Happy editing :)