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Title: Bracket regrets?
Post by: smirnoff on February 15, 2009, 03:34:55 PM
Anybody have any?

Not that it's going to change anything, but does anyone have any verdicts that time has made them wish they could flip?

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Sometimes I think back to my choosing Dead Man over In The Company of Men. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2536.msg140241#msg140241) I think I'm just surprised I came to the decision I did. Dead Man just doesn't strike me as my kind of movie.

What I mean is, these days I find life itself (work, relationships, etc) provides all the complications I could want. I don't really need any more riddles, I spend plenty of time thinking over the ones I've got. I like a movie that comes to its own conclusions. A movie that can say "here's a key, try it". If it works it works, if it doesn't it doesn't. It's like a mingling of philosophies, the filmmakers and my own. Two heads are better than one. I like a filmmaker who's not afraid to make a point.

I find the "figure it out yourself" attitude of some movies unnecessary. It's like, "here's a challange for you, there's no right answer because we never came up with one, you'll have to come up with your own conclusion". That feels like a waste of time to me. I could spend that time thinking over my own life, not some make believe one of no consequence. I get it... I'm suppose to find my own answers to the movie and then in a moment of revelation I am suddenly blessed with a clearer understanding of the real world!  ::) That's romantic, but not very thorough. All I'm really doing is having a discussion with myself. I can do that without a movie on.

I'm rambling a bit. It's not as big an issue as I'm making it out to be.

All that said, I don't know if I would or wouldn't pick Dead Man again.  ;)
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 15, 2009, 03:39:31 PM
I regret not joining earlier.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: smirnoff on February 15, 2009, 03:39:58 PM
I regret not joining earlier.
ditto
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: facedad on February 15, 2009, 04:55:53 PM
I regret the mistakes made by others.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: FroHam X on February 15, 2009, 04:56:57 PM
I regret the mistakes made by others.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: edgar00 on February 15, 2009, 05:02:26 PM
I regret having to choose between Ghost Dog and The Insider a few weeks back (eventually knocking out The Insider).

I regret having to choose between Passage to Buddha and Sting of Death last week (knocking out Sting of Death)

I regret having knocked out Big Night.

I haven't gone back to read all my verdicts, but when I do I usually regret the way I wrote them.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 15, 2009, 05:27:58 PM
Regret not writing up some of my verdicts as well as other due to laziness.  I also regret the absence of the big red STAMP.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: Junior on February 15, 2009, 05:36:11 PM
I regret choosing Boogie Nights over Fargo. Fargo is better, but I was blinded by the light of my first PTA experience. I see now that Fargo is second only to Magnolia and maybe a few others in the 90's.

I regret that I had to watch Natural Born Killers. That was stupid.

I regret not listening to the commentary on The Limey when I had the DVD from the lieberry.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: Melvil on February 15, 2009, 05:38:37 PM
There are three movies I regret having to kick out, but I still think I made the right choices.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: duder on February 15, 2009, 05:43:57 PM
I regret picking Little Odessa to be in the bracket instead of Carlito's Way, though still not as much as I regret that I had to choose between the two in the first place.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: pixote on February 15, 2009, 05:48:27 PM
I regret picking Little Odessa to be in the bracket instead of Carlito's Way...

I regret that, too.

...though I should probably see Little Odessa before saying that.

pixote
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: 'Noke on February 15, 2009, 05:51:38 PM
I regret that ive only joined now.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: roujin on February 15, 2009, 06:14:49 PM
I regret kicking out Searching for Bobby Fischer and Crooklyn.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: skjerva on February 17, 2009, 11:23:56 AM
no regrets, though i did surprise myself with a couple of decisions:

Round 1
Clerks. over Pulp Fiction, and really, no regrets here, Clerks. has much more going for it, though i understand some of the arguments for PF

i wasn't very excited about either American Movie or Welcome to the Dollhouse, but AM is more deserving for several reasons

again, the Contact v Private Ryan match-up was uninspiring, neither could have made it out of the first round and i wouldn't have been bothered

my Round 1 winners:
Clerks.
The Book of Life
Kids
Safe
American Movie
American History X
Contact


Round 2
started things off with the difficult Paris Is Burning v The Truman Show - i was surprised by how much i liked Truman though i ended up leaving it behind

my second pair was another difficult one, more because i didn't think too much of either The Usual Suspects or Six Degrees of Separation.  sorry, sean

going into the match-up i thought The Matrix would edge Eyes Wide Shut, after two screenings of each - but more importantlyThe Matrix - i came to a completely new and irritated opinion of The Matrix and caught a brilliant essay on Eyes Wide Shut that affirmed what i was already (kinda) thinking.

my Round 2 winners
Paris Is Burning
The Usual Suspects
The Joy Luck Club
Eyes Wide Shut


Round 3
following the lopsidedness of Eyes v Matrix, i had the bracket's cellar-dweller Wayne's World against the brilliant Glengarry.  an insult that Glengarry should have been considered against such a self-admittedly unworthy product

i was fairly surprised to pick Election over Scorsese's My Voyage to Italy, but Voyage was completely mundane AND Election was quite good

i figured Idaho would easily walk over When We Were Kings, but Kings started strong and fell into the crapper, while Idaho started weak (i though, but does it?) and proves brilliant

my Round 3 winners
Glengarry Glen Ross
Election
My Own Private Idaho
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: mañana on April 23, 2010, 09:20:38 PM
I got one wrong.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: Bondo on April 23, 2010, 10:15:35 PM
My bracket regret is that I don't understand what this is all about or how I could get involved (preferably in something that doesn't involve the far east).
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 23, 2010, 10:20:36 PM
My bracket regret is that I don't understand what this is all about or how I could get involved (preferably in something that doesn't involve the far east).

The 80's Bracket is still going. Feel free to take my year old match up, I likely will never get to it with Master and Commander chugging along (almost have had La Dolce Vita [so CINECAST!ing long!] for a month from Netflix!), Day Watch, Personal Interest stuff, and whatever anime I need to watch for my Global Animated Film final paper (though this should ensure that La Dolce Vita gets watched). But yeah, the 90's one is over.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: smirnoff on April 23, 2010, 10:29:21 PM
Yeah, just post in this thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4946.0) saying you want a match-up. After that you just watch the films, write up a verdict and repeat the process.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 23, 2010, 11:50:20 PM
"I regret that I didn't make a big enough for the '90s European bracket."

"Let it rest, Sam."

"Never."

Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: mañana on May 29, 2012, 12:15:56 PM
I regret my neglect.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: jbissell on May 31, 2012, 11:32:50 AM
I regret my neglect.

Me too. I'm gonna try to do my 80s one in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: Bondo on May 31, 2012, 11:40:45 AM
A bracket revival would be awesome. They've been one of my favorite things on the forum, a source of multiple discoveries.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: pixote on May 31, 2012, 11:41:46 AM
I've got plans. I'm feeling rejuvenated.

pixote
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: mañana on May 31, 2012, 11:54:57 AM
A bracket revival would be awesome. They've been one of my favorite things on the forum, a source of multiple discoveries.
Truth!

I'm gonna try to do my 80s one in the next few weeks.
Yeah, I'm going to try to get to both of my outstanding assignments soonish.

I've got plans. I'm feeling rejuvenated.
Don't tease me, I don't think I can take it.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: Jared on May 31, 2012, 02:56:19 PM
I really want to do more Far East Bracket. Need it to progress a Round so availible movies can be watched again. I looked for the ones pixote has left on the list....cant get ahold of em.

If anyone has an outstanding dictation they arent feeling, with availible movies, Id be happy to take it off your hands.


There's too much in the current round of the 80s bracket that Id care to rewatch so Im not too keen on rolling the dice again there.
Title: Re: Bracket regrets?
Post by: tinyholidays on August 02, 2012, 02:07:52 PM
I regret defaulting on my bracket match-ups!