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Title: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: pixote on May 31, 2012, 03:48:28 PM
Prepare!

Select the films you HAVEN'T seen in the poll above.

pixote
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: sdedalus on May 31, 2012, 03:50:37 PM
With only 24 films, many of which have been seen by most of us already, there shouldn't be much difference in the weights of everyone's votes.

When's the deadline for the final ballot, by the way?
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: 1SO on May 31, 2012, 04:04:31 PM
Need an option for those who have seen them all.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: pixote on May 31, 2012, 04:11:16 PM
When's the deadline for the final ballot, by the way?

June 24.

If I watch one film every day in June, I should be fine.

pixote
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: pixote on May 31, 2012, 06:27:38 PM
I checked everything but the two Bergman films. None of the others are fresh enough in memory for me to feel comfortable voting on them. And even the Bergmans I'd like to revisit.

pixote
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: maņana on May 31, 2012, 06:36:17 PM
A Chairy Tale
The Cranes Are Flying
The Enemy Below
Kanal
N.Y., N.Y.
The Pajama Game
Paths of Glory
Pyaasa
The Seventh Seal
Silk Stockings
Three Little Bops
Witness for the Prosecution
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: smirnoff on May 31, 2012, 07:12:11 PM
Only seen three (only liked one).  :-\
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: oldkid on May 31, 2012, 10:32:19 PM
I've only missed two shorts and five full length films.  I can handle that.  I don't know if watching Silk Stockings is worth it for just Best Line, though.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: 1SO on May 31, 2012, 10:35:19 PM
Am I really the only one who watched them all?  I should get a special advantage for that. (My votes count double.)
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: sdedalus on May 31, 2012, 11:29:55 PM
You should rewatch the ones you're totally wrong about.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: roujin on June 01, 2012, 12:02:41 AM
All of them.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: jbissell on June 01, 2012, 01:56:37 AM
Haven't seen:
A Chairy Tale
The Cranes Are Flying
The Enemy Below
Le Notti Bianche
N.Y., N.Y.
Nights of Cabiria
The Pajama Game
Pyaasa
Silk Stockings
Witness for the Prosecution

I suppose I'll knock out the shorts I haven't seen since those will be quick watches.

Priorities: Cranes, Le Notti, Nights, Pyaasa, Witness
Would like to revisit: Bridge, Face in the Crowd, Seventh Seal. For sure will rewatch Strawberries because it's in my top 100 and it's re-evaluation time.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: 1SO on June 01, 2012, 06:14:32 AM
There will be some rewatches. Definitely What's Opera Doc and Sweet Smell. Maybe Wild Strawberries and Cranes. Definitely not Pyaasa.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: verbALs on June 01, 2012, 06:50:00 AM
What's your reason on the last one?
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: 1SO on June 01, 2012, 07:39:26 AM
Watched Pyaasa during the Discovery Project. Except for some story developments in the back half I found it exceedingly uninteresting. Uninspired filmmaking with performances no better than slightly above average. Hated all but one of the songs. Didn't post a review because I know this is the unpopular opinion and I can't mount a proper intellectual counter-argument, only my emotional response.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: sdedalus on June 01, 2012, 09:55:57 AM
Sounds like a perfect film to rewatch.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on June 01, 2012, 11:00:12 AM
Except for some story developments in the back half I found it exceedingly uninteresting. Uninspired filmmaking with performances no better than slightly above average. Hated all but one of the songs. Didn't post a review because I know this is the unpopular opinion and I can't mount a proper intellectual counter-argument, only my emotional response.
Switch songs for battles and you have my feelings on Throne of Blood. I might try to rewatch Throne of Blood, unlike my other two unpopular opinions for the year I don't really have memorable reasons for disliking it, just apathy.

Haven't seen: The Enemy Below, The Pajama Game, Silk Stockings. Maybe I'll get to them, probably not all three.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: 1SO on June 01, 2012, 11:30:48 AM
Silk Stocking is easily the least important, especially considering the category and competition. The other 2 are good, fun movies. The nominations are incidental to the fact that they are the opposite of difficult to sit through and enjoy.


Another reason for not watching Pyaasa is that none of the reviews or articles I read made me rethink my own reaction. So there's nothing new to look for with a rewatch. It'll only reinforce my disappointment.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: sdedalus on June 01, 2012, 11:38:50 AM
Well, if nothing else you might learn how the title is spelled.  ;)
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on June 01, 2012, 12:10:09 PM
Well, if nothing else you might learn how the title is spelled.  ;)
Typing प्यासा is kind of hard.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: sdedalus on June 01, 2012, 12:24:07 PM
::)
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: 1SO on June 05, 2012, 10:36:35 PM
I noticed 2 more people have now Seen Them All. Care to identify yourselves?
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: Jared on June 06, 2012, 09:53:32 AM
me. Watched Pajama Game the other night.

Probably should rewatch the Enemy Below since I can hardly remember it, but I have seen them all.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: 1SO on June 21, 2012, 09:31:31 AM
Is anyone revising this list as they watch the nominated films?
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: maņana on June 22, 2012, 09:38:07 AM
Yep.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: MartinTeller on June 22, 2012, 09:52:18 AM
Yep.  Two left... almost certainly not going to get to Silk Stockings, but I'll probably set aside a little time to knock out NYNY.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: 1SO on June 22, 2012, 12:50:38 PM
I agree with that plan. Glad you're going to watch NYNY, even though the winner in that category is practically a lock.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: maņana on June 25, 2012, 11:26:45 AM
Glad you're going to watch NYNY, even though the winner in that category is practically a lock.
NYNY is my runner-up in that category.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: oldkid on June 25, 2012, 02:20:03 PM
I thought NYNY was a bore.
Title: Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
Post by: sdedalus on June 28, 2012, 03:47:43 PM
Seen 'em all.