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Title: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Wilson on August 01, 2010, 11:40:31 AM
This seems like it could be useful, pick a movie or two; give a good reason why you think people should consider it/see it before submitting their list and hopefully we'll help each other out in (re)discovering some gems and make this years list the best yet!

I'll get it started:
(http://www.annyas.com/screenshots/images/1950/in-a-lonely-place-title-still.jpg)
In A Lonely Place (1950)
Dir: Nicholas Ray

One of the biggest complains about last years list was the lack of movies from before 1980 and this is one of my all time favourites.  It's not too far from the list, having came in in at #151 last year and hopefully with a bit of a push, plus some votes from the people who've seen it for the first time this year (myself included!) it can break the big list.

It features a great love story, probably Bogie's best performance, fantastic dialogue and wonderful chemistry between the leads.  Not to mention the great direction, and utterly brilliant ending.

(http://i32.tinypic.com/15gqck1.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/3312916691_f7e027ddbc_o.png) (http://lunar-circuitry.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/in-a-lonely-place1.jpg) (http://www.slantmagazine.com/images/film/inalonelyplace.jpg)

So, see it and put it on your list!

(also, Out of the Past if you want some extra credit)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: 'Noke on August 01, 2010, 11:48:23 AM
Great idea! I really, really need to see In A Lonely Place.

I'll get to work on some of my favourites soon, but for now I'll just leave you with this (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7372.msg458947#msg458947)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Junior on August 01, 2010, 11:53:29 AM
One of these should probably be number 1.  (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7342.0)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: tinyholidays on August 01, 2010, 12:05:44 PM
Well, since I enjoy making lists and pretending that I will watch all the things on those lists, I went through the top 100 of everyone who is currently active on the board and jotted down the top film that they listed that I hadn't seen. I want to get through at least some (what an ambiguous quantity) before my ballot is due. (NB: ordered from A-Z of Filmspotters.)

1. Eyes Wide Shut
2. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
3. Taxi Driver
4. 1776
5. La Dolce Vita
6. Chungking Express
7. Magnolia
8. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
9. A Clockwork Orange
10. The Son
11. Cabaret
12. Synecdoche, New York
13. A Brighter Summer Day
14. Peeping Tom
15. George Washington
16. The Maltese Falcon
17. Network
18. Once Upon a Time in America
19. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
20. Seven Samurai
21. The Shining
22. Paris, Texas
23. Days of Heaven
24. Hannah and Her Sisters
25. Eureka
26. 8 ½
27. This Is Spinal Tap
28. Barton Fink
29. Badlands
30. Wild Reeds
31. Small Change
32. Touch of Evil
33. Double Indemnity
34. Umberto D
35. The Fog of War
36. Wild Strawberries
37. Millennium Mambo
38. American Psycho
39. Wendy and Lucy
40. A Christmas Story
41. All That Jazz
42. Paths of Glory
43. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
44. The Parallax View
45. CINECAST!ing Amal
46. Meet Me in St. Louis
47. Charulata
48. Woman in the Dunes
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: roujin on August 01, 2010, 12:30:17 PM
That's a really good idea. Gonna take a look through that list now.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: 'Noke on August 01, 2010, 12:36:18 PM
(I wonder which one is mine) [/narcissism]
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Bondo on August 01, 2010, 12:51:04 PM
4. 1776

Musicals! Gee, I wonder whose list this was from ;). Of course, my list wasn't ranked so that changes things a bit...but you have CINECAST!ing Amal on your list elsewhere, which may well be the top one on my list, as ranked, that you wouldn't have seen anyway. So prioritize that one.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: tinyholidays on August 01, 2010, 01:01:37 PM
(I wonder which one is mine) [/narcissism]

'Noke, you are adorable. It's Spinal Tap.

4. 1776

Musicals! Gee, I wonder whose list this was from ;). Of course, my list wasn't ranked so that changes things a bit...but you have CINECAST!ing Amal on your list elsewhere, which may well be the top one on my list, as ranked, that you wouldn't have seen anyway. So prioritize that one.

Hey! If you're gonna rank the movies on your list, why not rank them?  :D
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Bondo on August 01, 2010, 01:04:10 PM
(I wonder which one is mine) [/narcissism]

'Noke, you are adorable. It's Spinal Tap.

4. 1776

Musicals! Gee, I wonder whose list this was from ;). Of course, my list wasn't ranked so that changes things a bit...but you have CINECAST!ing Amal on your list elsewhere, which may well be the top one on my list, as ranked, that you wouldn't have seen anyway. So prioritize that one.

Hey! If you're gonna rank the movies on your list, why not rank them?  :D

I'm chronically indecisive until the point where I must be decisive. Also see 116 films on my top-100 (now down to 105...of which fewer than 100 will make my top 100 because I'll find other things to include as well). I guess what I'm saying is you can't trust any list I make. :D
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: 'Noke on August 01, 2010, 01:28:19 PM
(I wonder which one is mine) [/narcissism]

'Noke, you are adorable. It's Spinal Tap.

*thinks* You've seen Serenity? DO TELL!!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: edgar00 on August 01, 2010, 01:42:51 PM
(http://z1.zod.fr/z/nostalgiaforthecountryside-BQP.png)

This will sound like a strange little plug, but I would recommend some people watch Nostalgia for the Countryside, a film that has easily climbed its way to the 3rd round of the Far East Bracket.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: zarodinu on August 01, 2010, 01:53:49 PM
My #1 movie of all time Woman in the Dunes (with sex scenes!)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gAsRTGk1Kss/SJB3YX110DI/AAAAAAAAAYA/kkboBFUvP58/s400/WomanInTheDunes2.jpg)

Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: verbALs on August 01, 2010, 02:29:18 PM
My #1 movie of all time Woman in the Dunes (with sex scenes!)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gAsRTGk1Kss/SJB3YX110DI/AAAAAAAAAYA/kkboBFUvP58/s400/WomanInTheDunes2.jpg)



Seriously? The sand would get everywhere. And when I say everywhere I mean everywhere.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: jbissell on August 01, 2010, 02:40:56 PM
In A Lonely Place (1950)
Dir: Nicholas Ray

One of the biggest complains about last years list was the lack of movies from before 1980 and this is one of my all time favourites.  It's not too far from the list, having came in in at #151 last year and hopefully with a bit of a push, plus some votes from the people who've seen it for the first time this year (myself included!) it can break the big list.

(also, Out of the Past if you want some extra credit)

I'll be one of those new votes. I'm guessing it'll be somewhere in my 30-40 range. Out of the Past will probably just miss my list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Clovis8 on August 01, 2010, 03:02:42 PM

27. This Is Spinal Tap



Cool idea Tiny but you are comedian and you have not seen this!!!! Get you butt in gear, like, right now! :D
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: THATguy on August 01, 2010, 03:03:51 PM
A big one that I know has been seen by some new eyes over the last year, that I really hope has a spot this year is The Last Picture Show.


Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: sdedalus on August 01, 2010, 03:17:49 PM
My #1 movie of all time Woman in the Dunes (with sex scenes!)

Seriously? The sand would get everywhere. And when I say everywhere I mean everywhere.

That's one of the things the movie is about.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Bondo on August 01, 2010, 03:27:08 PM
This seems like it could be useful, pick a movie or two; give a good reason why you think people should consider it/see it before submitting their list and hopefully we'll help each other out in (re)discovering some gems and make this years list the best yet!

Here are a couple films that didn't get any votes last year as far as I can tell:
In The Heat of the Night
No votes? Really? Sidney Cinecastin' Pontier!

The Woodsman
I could champion a film like Bend It Like Beckham, but I understand I'm largely alone in the world with letting a film of that nature or tone invade my top 100. The Woodsman however, is just such a well crafted, well acted (first degree Kevin Bacon) small drama that provides a wonderful, humanizing look into the world's largest taboo, the child molester. While I hate unlikable protagonists, I am rather fond of movies that give you reason to sympathize with the protagonist against the odds.

Match Point
Well, this is MY favorite Woody Allen film anyway. Such a tense thriller.

Also, Inglorious Basterds and Inception have come out since the list was made last year, so, you know, they should be on people's ballots.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 01, 2010, 03:57:13 PM
Also, Inglorious Basterds and Inception have come out since the list was made last year, so, you know, they should be on people's ballots.

They will definitely be on mine.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: jbissell on August 01, 2010, 04:01:22 PM
Match Point
Well, this is MY favorite Woody Allen film anyway. Such a tense thriller.

This is exactly why you are not to be trusted.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: zarodinu on August 01, 2010, 09:05:05 PM
My #1 movie of all time Woman in the Dunes (with sex scenes!)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gAsRTGk1Kss/SJB3YX110DI/AAAAAAAAAYA/kkboBFUvP58/s400/WomanInTheDunes2.jpg)



Seriously? The sand would get everywhere. And when I say everywhere I mean everywhere.

Dude just go for it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: mañana on August 01, 2010, 09:44:19 PM
Three selections from my 2009 list (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6135.msg290068#msg290068)

Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, 1999)
(http://i32.tinypic.com/15j37o.jpg)
There's been a lot of forum buzz about this film since last year. I feel that a campaign might actually get it on the list. Also, OAD and pix really like it too, and everybody likes them.

Gimme Shelter (David Maysles, Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, 1970)
(http://i32.tinypic.com/2wfmomb.jpg)
This film really turns my crank. For further details see here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8107.msg466279#msg466279).

Ted Baryluk's Grocery (John Paskievick & Mike Mirus, 1982)
(http://i25.tinypic.com/9poowh.jpg)
There is no chance this film is going to crack the list. But it's really wonderful, short, and available here (http://www.nfb.ca/film/ted_baryluks_grocery/). So, just watch it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Bondo on August 01, 2010, 09:50:04 PM
Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, 1999)
There's been a lot of forum buzz about this film since last year. I feel that a campaign might actually get it on the list. Also, OAD and pix really like it too, and everybody likes them.

I don't know, I'm still a bit iffy on pix :P

Seriously though, I'm not sure Ratcatcher would make my top 1000 (I liked it a bit but have seen a lot of movies)...but I'll put it on my list if everyone promises not to put Morvern Callar on their list. ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Jared on August 01, 2010, 09:54:50 PM
Please Please please vote for the works of Masaki Kobayashi:

Harakiri and The Human Condition specifically.


Also, keeping with the far east thing....The Bad Sleep Well is my second favorite Kurosawa, so check it out if you get the chance.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: michael x on August 01, 2010, 10:13:34 PM
Please Please please vote for the works of Masaki Kobayashi:

Harakiri and The Human Condition specifically.


Also, keeping with the far east thing....The Bad Sleep Well is my second favorite Kurosawa, so check it out if you get the chance.

Beat me to it. I was seriously just looking my old screenshots for Harakiri. Absolutely amazing film.


(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/6931/seppuku1.jpg)


(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6950/seppuku2.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Junior on August 01, 2010, 10:21:45 PM
Here's the thing. There are many great Frank Borzage films but the ability to watch them is somewhat hampered. With the resources of Netflix and TCM available we (the enlightened ones) have decided that your (those unenlightened and not fulfilled) efforts would be best concentrated towards watching Lucky Star (which is available on Netflix) and is a lovely story about a young woman with bad morals and a young man injured in WWI and how their love overcomes all obstacles and The Mortal Storm, which will be on TCM on August 16th at 8pm and is a story about a young couple (the superamazingbestpersonever Margaret Sullavan and Jimmy Stewart) and their attempts to avoid the Nazis in Austria.

Here's a clip of The Mortal Storm to whet your appetites:

The Mortal Storm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy2SaQjpERo#)

And I'll let my evil twin convince you of Lucky Star's awesomeness:

(http://i50.tinypic.com/14awgfc.jpg)
Lucky Star Frank Borzage, 1929

Janet Gaynor is sublime in this film. It's not anything special, really, just her face. She just makes you feel the moments of happiness and the moments of sadness, and all she has to do is slightly alter her face. Something like that. She's this little dirty child at the beginning of the film and by the end she's this mature woman or something and the transformation and the moments of beauty (like when she just looks up with wonder at that one dress) really melted my heart. The film exists in this strange space where downtrodden individuals can see each other through broken windows and really, truly believe that they can love. It should not surprise then that the ending of the film is unbelievable. Love conquers logic and reality. You know what? CINECAST! logic and CINECAST! reality. Lucky Star is excellent.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: StudentOFilm on August 01, 2010, 11:00:45 PM
I'm always surprised at the number of people who haven't seen one of my all-time favorites- All That Jazz. A 1979 film written and directed by Bob Fosse and starring Roy Scheider in an incredible performance, it's one of the most brilliant stories about mortality that I've ever seen. Everyone I show it to usually re-evaluates their rankings of movies after they see it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: mañana on August 01, 2010, 11:57:33 PM
All That Jazz is great. I've seen three Fosses and liked them all.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Jared on August 01, 2010, 11:58:37 PM
I'm always surprised at the number of people who haven't seen one of my all-time favorites- All That Jazz. A 1979 film written and directed by Bob Fosse and starring Roy Scheider in an incredible performance, it's one of the most brilliant stories about mortality that I've ever seen. Everyone I show it to usually re-evaluates their rankings of movies after they see it.

it only has one vote in last years, in the middle of someones top 100. Im 99% sure that was my vote. Itll be on my list again.

Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: StudentOFilm on August 02, 2010, 12:39:24 AM
Good to hear guys.

So I just spent the last couple of hours working on my list (I'm making it from scratch and haven't been keeping track of movies I see)... I've been using wikipedia.org, filmsite.org, and boxofficemojo.com and going year by year. I've started to realize that the films on my list have all had a significant emotional impact on me. In other words I've walked away from the film feelling so different that I just couldn't put it into words. Some are more personal choices of films that I just saw at the right time of my life. I'm at 110 films and I have to shave 10 off. I was born in 1990 so obviously a majority of the films I've been exposed to have come from 1990-present. It is always a struggle I'm sure for all of us to find the time to be able to sit down and hit up every classic that exists when you have new great stuff coming out monthly. On my list- 46 are from before 1990, 25 are from 1990-2000, and 39 are from 2000-2010. Damn this is tough but fun. I believe the earliest I have on my list is The General (1925) and the most recent being Inglourious Basterds (2009). I'm constantly revising as I go.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mr C on August 02, 2010, 03:20:39 AM
I've always wondered why DARK DAYS never gets a mention anywhere: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: verbALs on August 02, 2010, 05:27:11 AM
1) That film about the sand and the sex. I am very intrigued I must say.

2) Matchpoint is absolutely BRUTAL. There are nicer buildings in London than that Gherkin thing not every shot has to have it in ( which after all is a rip off of a building near the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona). I think half those english actors were struggling not to laugh at what they were being asked to say. Speaking of Barca and Woody Allen, only one of his recent films is watchable and that is Vicki Christina B. Love the fact both la Cruz and Rebecca Hall blow (literally?) that imposter ScoJo off the map. VCB has a lot of merit but it's still sub-Pedro A as far as Spanish melodrama goes.

3) From my top 100 I want to put forward Midnight Run. Does anyone not like this film? De niro's last great performance and best comedy performance? The most profane film ever? In fact perhaps the more general point is how many comedies should be in people's top 100s. I would say 10% just for balance.
Oh dear just checked I have 12 out of 100. I must be more serious.
These are Midnight Run, Fish Called Wanda, Young Frankenstein, Princess Bride, Groundhog Day, Life of Brian, The Thin Man, Lebowski, Raising Arizona, the Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Dr Strangelove.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: chardy999 on August 02, 2010, 07:01:18 AM
Everyone is straight to business with the recommedations, but can we stop to simply cheer that this list is upon us again!

 :D :D ;D ;D ;D :D :D ;D ;D ;D :D :D ;D :D ;D :D :D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D :D ;D ;D :D :D
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2010, 08:46:20 AM
crunklestink! just remembered by list is on a flash drive somewhere in Japan (hope someone has fun spying my yearly tax info btw).  need to recreate the spreadsheet.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: smirnoff on August 02, 2010, 09:20:53 AM
(http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/assorted%20reviews/goldeneye.jpg) (http://www.noffload.net/?p=237) (http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/assorted%20reviews/2rrpc1w.jpg) (http://www.noffload.net/?p=241)

Wouldn't it be great to have a Bond film on the top 100? The trouble is choosing which one. Goldeneye would be my choice. I could watch the 11 min pre-opening credit sequence on an endless loop. And the moment the opening credit music kicks in is spine-tingling. Such fun. Top drawer cinema.

Tremors is also tremendously enjoyable. I suppose it's considered more of a cult flick, but really, I don't know anyone who didn't have a good time watching it. And talk about re-watch value! Is it not THE quintessential popcorn/monster movie?

How about it 'spotters?  :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2010, 09:33:16 AM
For the Pierce films I'd lean more toward TND - really need to give GE a rewatch.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: verbALs on August 02, 2010, 09:49:27 AM


Wouldn't it be great to have a Bond film on the top 100? The trouble is choosing which one. Goldeneye would be my choice. I could watch the 11 min pre-opening credit sequence on an endless loop. And the moment the opening credit music kicks in is spine-tingling. Such fun. Top drawer cinema.

Tremors is also tremendously enjoyable. I suppose it's considered more of a cult flick, but really, I don't know anyone who didn't have a good time watching it. And talk about re-watch value! Is it not THE quintessential popcorn/monster movie?

How about it 'spotters?  :)

Seconded on Tremors I need to find space for it.
Goldfinger is already on my 100. Best car (had the car with ejector seat when I was young), best villain, best line,'No Mr Bond I expect you to die'.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: edgar00 on August 02, 2010, 11:00:39 AM
(http://z1.zod.fr/z/nostalgiaforthecountryside-BQP.png)

This will sound like a strange little plug, but I would recommend some people watch Nostalgia for the Countryside, a film that has easily climbed its way to the 3rd round of the Far East Bracket.

Uh, edgar, I hate to be the bearer of bad news (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg478128#msg478128).  :(

I should that thread more frequently.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: oneaprilday on August 02, 2010, 11:42:31 AM
Three selections from my 2009 list (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6135.msg290068#msg290068)

Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, 1999)
(http://i32.tinypic.com/15j37o.jpg)
There's been a lot of forum buzz about this film since last year. I feel that a campaign might actually get it on the list. Also, OAD and pix really like it too, and everybody likes them.
You beat me to it, matt! This is one of those films that wasn't on my list last year - but only because I hadn't seen it then. When I watched it a few months ago, I knew immediately it would be in my top 100; it's superb. Here are links to some lovely reviews of it: Clovis (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1028.msg432516#msg432516), flieger (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1028.msg397529#msg397529), worm (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1028.msg182492#msg182492), and roujin (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1028.msg168152#msg168152)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Beavermoose on August 02, 2010, 12:22:51 PM
I've always wondered why DARK DAYS never gets a mention anywhere: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/)
Great film but I think the soundtrack makes the film seem better than it is, it would be pretty high in my top doc list though.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: smirnoff on August 02, 2010, 12:28:02 PM
I've always wondered why DARK DAYS never gets a mention anywhere: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/)
Great film but I think the soundtrack makes the film seem better than it is, it would be pretty high in my top doc list though.
Not a film that stuck with me, though I dug it at the time.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ses on August 02, 2010, 12:29:40 PM
I want to echo Wilson's recommendation for In a Lonely Place
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Jared on August 02, 2010, 12:54:26 PM
Last year I was the only person that voted for one of my favorite films of the last decade, The Band's Visit. I dont know if it actually qualifys as a mumblecore, but I think mumblecore fans will really enjoy it. On RT it got 98% and the Golden Tomato for best foreign film. Give it a try.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: smirnoff on August 02, 2010, 12:57:43 PM
I seem to like mumblecore... and I've been meaning to see it anyways. Maybe I'll get too it soon.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Verite on August 02, 2010, 01:07:31 PM
Last year I was the only person that voted for one of my favorite films of the last decade, The Band's Visit. I dont know if it actually qualifys as a mumblecore, but I think mumblecore fans will really enjoy it. On RT it got 98% and the Golden Tomato for best foreign film. Give it a try.

Wondering if it's Mumblecore is applying that term way too broadly.

Anyway, I really like The Band's Visit.  Ronit Elkabetz is one of my favorite contemporary actresses, and she's wonderful in it.  You should see her in Late Marriage if you haven't seen it yet, jrod.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2010, 01:20:21 PM
Last year I was the only person that voted for one of my favorite films of the last decade, The Band's Visit. I dont know if it actually qualifys as a mumblecore, but I think mumblecore fans will really enjoy it. On RT it got 98% and the Golden Tomato for best foreign film. Give it a try.

Wondering if it's Mumblecore is applying that term way too broadly.

Anyway, I really like The Band's Visit.  Ronit Elkabetz is one of my favorite contemporary actresses, and she's wonderful in it.  You should see her in Late Marriage if you haven't seen it yet, jrod.

Yeah, I wouldn't consider that mumblecore but its still pretty great, wonderfully comedic framing.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Verite on August 02, 2010, 01:41:35 PM
Black Peter (Milos Forman, 1964)

(http://www.sensesofcinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/blackpeter_new.jpg)

(http://snoreandguzzle.com/images/black-peter-6.jpg)

A criminally overlooked adolescent/coming-of-age gem of a film which is also one of my two favorite Forman films.  If you like Show Me Love/F*cking Amal, The 400 Blows, Gregory's Girl, Il Posto (by my count only roujin and I have seen that gem; shame of you, folks, calling yourselves film lovers!), or Flirting, you need to give Forman's film a chance.  Whenever I watch it, it transports me to my teenage years.  It's also a funny film that puts a huge smile on my face.  The "Ahoy" sequence is one of the funniest I've ever seen.  The DVD subtitles are off or dropped on occasion, but not so much that watching the film is a ruined experience.  Might return with some screenshots of my own.  And who can turn down watching a film with a dancing sequence like this?:

Milos Forman - Cerny Petr (1964) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeLw07-CtEg#)

I have five films that I'm considering for my second nominee.  I'd love to campaign for all five, but they would just get lost in the flood.



Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: smirnoff on August 02, 2010, 01:52:55 PM
I like Milos. Noted.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Bondo on August 02, 2010, 02:04:27 PM
Anyway, I really like The Band's Visit.  Ronit Elkabetz is one of my favorite contemporary actresses, and she's wonderful in it.  You should see her in Late Marriage if you haven't seen it yet, jrod.

I like both of these films a lot.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 02, 2010, 06:59:46 PM
If I were to recommend ONE movie for people to put on people's lists that would not normally appear, that film would be the 1972 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sleuth. It is an absolutely captivating mystery story with many, many twists and turns. Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine give powerhouse performances and either of them should have won the Oscar that year (Yes, over Marlon Brando). Do not see the 2007 remake which ruins the original, but if you are able to track it down, see it. It will easily be in my top 10.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: smirnoff on August 02, 2010, 07:02:38 PM
You've got me interested...
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 02, 2010, 07:03:42 PM
It's really good, yeah.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 02, 2010, 07:04:04 PM
In regards to Sleuth, do absolutely no research on the film. Go in blindly. Just see the film.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 02, 2010, 07:04:33 PM
In regards to Sleuth, do absolutely no research on the film. Go in blindly. Just see the film.

Yep.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 02, 2010, 07:31:36 PM
Well, since I enjoy making lists and pretending that I will watch all the things on those lists, I went through the top 100 of everyone who is currently active on the board and jotted down the top film that they listed that I hadn't seen. I want to get through at least some (what an ambiguous quantity) before my ballot is due. (NB: ordered from A-Z of Filmspotters.)

I love this idea... especially the pretending to watch things part.

I'm going to cheat, though, and pick the first unseen film on the list that I'm actually anxious to watch.

Basil: Blue Velvet
Bill Thompson: My Neighbor Totoro
BlueVoid: A Streetcar Name Desire
Bondo: Shortbus
chardy999: Con Air
Clovis8: My Winnipeg
Corndog: The Truman Show
duder: The Son
Emiliana: Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot
faceboy: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
ferris: To Die For
FifthCityMuse: Last Life in the Universe
flieger: Perceval le Gallois
FLYmeatwad: Perfect Blue
Holly Harry: Stroszek
jbissell: F for Fake
jdc: Shaolin Soccer
Junior: Three Comrades
¡Keith!: Until the End of the World
Sam the Cinema Snob: Ostrov
matt tmw: Ted Baryluk's Grocery
Melvil: Mindgame
michael x: Harakiri
Mr C: The Great Silence

To be continued...

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: smirnoff on August 02, 2010, 07:47:54 PM
Very cool :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 02, 2010, 08:43:55 PM
If I were to recommend ONE movie for people to put on people's lists that would not normally appear, that film would be the 1972 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sleuth. It is an absolutely captivating mystery story with many, many twists and turns. Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine give powerhouse performances and either of them should have won the Oscar that year (Yes, over Marlon Brando). Do not see the 2007 remake which ruins the original, but if you are able to track it down, see it. It will easily be in my top 10.
It's the only film in my IMDb marathon I'm having trouble tracking down. Any suggestions as to where it can (legally) be obtained?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Thor on August 02, 2010, 08:45:04 PM
Woahh. This thing again. It's been a year already?  :o

Hey, pix - I'm not on that there list of yours... unless you've seen everything I put?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 02, 2010, 08:47:29 PM
Hey, pix - I'm not on that there list of yours... unless you've seen everything I put?

I've only made it through the first half of the alphabet so far. The Mother and the Whore will likely show up in part two.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 02, 2010, 08:48:45 PM
Well, since I enjoy making lists and pretending that I will watch all the things on those lists, I went through the top 100 of everyone who is currently active on the board and jotted down the top film that they listed that I hadn't seen. I want to get through at least some (what an ambiguous quantity) before my ballot is due. (NB: ordered from A-Z of Filmspotters.)

I love this idea... especially the pretending to watch things part.

I'm going to cheat, though, and pick the first unseen film on the list that I'm actually anxious to watch.

faceboy: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
FLYmeatwad: Perfect Blue
jdc: Shaolin Soccer
Melvil: Mindgame

To be continued...

pixote

1.  :)
2.  :)
3. Make sure to watch the right one. Not sure which is the right now, but flieger and roujin know, I think. That's why I haven't watched it yet, need to find the proper release.
4.  :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Senor Javi on August 02, 2010, 08:58:17 PM
I'd like to pimp Marty because that's my highest ranked film that won't make the list. It's a small little romance film that instead of being heavy-headed, forced, and obnoxiously dumb is subtle, engaging, and inspiring. It's sweet, painful, joyful, crushing, and everything the resembles the real life up and down, coming and going, do I or don't I nature of real relationships. Such a joy that it exists and so heartbreaking that it's so little seen.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 02, 2010, 08:59:05 PM
If I were to recommend ONE movie for people to put on people's lists that would not normally appear, that film would be the 1972 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sleuth. It is an absolutely captivating mystery story with many, many twists and turns. Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine give powerhouse performances and either of them should have won the Oscar that year (Yes, over Marlon Brando). Do not see the 2007 remake which ruins the original, but if you are able to track it down, see it. It will easily be in my top 10.
It's the only film in my IMDb marathon I'm having trouble tracking down. Any suggestions as to where it can (legally) be obtained?

I got my copy from eBay. You have to buy it, but it is worth it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: edgar00 on August 02, 2010, 09:54:22 PM
Well, since I enjoy making lists and pretending that I will watch all the things on those lists, I went through the top 100 of everyone who is currently active on the board and jotted down the top film that they listed that I hadn't seen. I want to get through at least some (what an ambiguous quantity) before my ballot is due. (NB: ordered from A-Z of Filmspotters.)

I love this idea... especially the pretending to watch things part.

I'm going to cheat, though, and pick the first unseen film on the list that I'm actually anxious to watch.

Basil: Blue Velvet
Bill Thompson: My Neighbor Totoro
BlueVoid: A Streetcar Name Desire
Bondo: Shortbus
chardy999: Con Air
Clovis8: My Winnipeg
Corndog: The Truman Show
duder: The Son
Emiliana: Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot
faceboy: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
ferris: To Die For
FifthCityMuse: Last Life in the Universe
FLYmeatwad: Perfect Blue
Holly Harry: Stroszek
jbissell: F for Fake
jdc: Shaolin Soccer
Junior: Three Comrades
¡Keith!: Until the End of the World
Sam the Cinema Snob: Ostrov
matt tmw: Ted Baryluk's Grocery
Melvil: Mindgame
michael x: Harakiri
Mr C: The Great Silence

To be continued...

pixote

Either you've seen From Russia With Love (yay!) or you're not anxious to see it (doh!).
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 02, 2010, 10:00:19 PM
Hey, pix - I'm not on that there list of yours... unless you've seen everything I put?

I've only made it through the first half of the alphabet so far. The Mother and the Whore will likely show up in part two.  :)

pixote

I did notice I was not on the list....but that just may be you've seen all the films.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: edgar00 on August 02, 2010, 10:08:02 PM
It's funny how things can change from year to year. I'm reading the list I sent in last year and there are certain love I really love but I find myself asking 'What the heck is that movie doing in that spot?!' There will certainly be at least shifting as well as some new entries for the 2010 list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: edgar00 on August 02, 2010, 10:15:45 PM
If I may put some plugs for a few films I deem to be essential viewing:
La Fille de l'Eau, which is an early Jean Renoir film showcasing some dazzling cinematography, editing, and visual effects. Remember, this film is from 1926!

Happy Together, Wong Kar Wai's most sublime picture in my opinion. Fantastic character relationships that are told not only through script and acting, but also through the visual delights the director gives us.

Throne of Blood, a Kurosawa film that doesn't quite get the acclaim I think it deserves. A retelling of Macbeth, but even awesomer.

Je, tu, il, elle from Filmspotting's favourite chick Chantal Akerman. This one is tremendously minimalist, but covers some great themes of loneliness and the strange connections that can bind people together, if only temporarily.


Close Encounters of the Third Kind
, Steven Spielberg's whimsy and adventurous tale about human-alien contact. Fun, brilliantly filmed.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: jbissell on August 02, 2010, 10:47:28 PM
If I were to recommend ONE movie for people to put on people's lists that would not normally appear, that film would be the 1972 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sleuth. It is an absolutely captivating mystery story with many, many twists and turns. Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine give powerhouse performances and either of them should have won the Oscar that year (Yes, over Marlon Brando). Do not see the 2007 remake which ruins the original, but if you are able to track it down, see it. It will easily be in my top 10.
It's the only film in my IMDb marathon I'm having trouble tracking down. Any suggestions as to where it can (legally) be obtained?

I caught it on TCM a while back. And c'mon, it's not illegal to download it if it's not even available on DVD.

There's obviously many films you should all consider, but if you haven't seen F For Fake, DO IT.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 02, 2010, 11:04:23 PM
If I were to recommend ONE movie for people to put on people's lists that would not normally appear, that film would be the 1972 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sleuth.
It's the only film in my IMDb marathon I'm having trouble tracking down. Any suggestions as to where it can (legally) be obtained?
I caught it on TCM a while back. And c'mon, it's not illegal to download it if it's not even available on DVD.
I prefer not to get into that world, even if it is legal.

Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 02, 2010, 11:46:03 PM
Either you've seen From Russia With Love (yay!) or you're not anxious to see it (doh!).

Yeah, I did a marathon of all the Connery Bond films at some point.

I did notice I was not on the list....but that just may be you've seen all the films.

Yeah, more the latter. There were a few I'm not 100% positive I've seen (Life of Brian, The Blues Brothers) and at least one that I never finished and have no strong desire to try again with (Blazing Saddles). The others that I haven't seen, I'm pretty ambivalent about (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Silent Movie), except for Blue Velvet, which I'd already pulled from another list. I'm thinking your new list will have more that I haven't seen, given what I've seen from your 80s bracket verdicts.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 02, 2010, 11:48:45 PM
Yeah, more the latter. There were a few I'm not 100% positive I've seen (Life of Brian, The Blues Brothers) and at least one that I never finished and have no strong desire to try again with (Blazing Saddles). The others that I haven't seen, I'm pretty ambivalent about (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Silent Movie), except for Blue Velvet, which I'd already pulled from another list. I'm thinking your new list will have more that I haven't seen, given what I've seen from your 80s bracket verdicts.

pixote

Give Fear And Loathing a chance. I understand that there are a lot of people who do not get this film, but I, personally, love it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: StudentOFilm on August 03, 2010, 01:02:44 AM
I'm having trouble measuring the more grim movies like The Dark Knight and Munich with lighter themed movies like Wall-E and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Also, my list has like zero classics on it. As I previously posted (a post which I'll use to my defense! ;)) the movies that are more personal (not always the best "made") for me are ones in recent years that many don't hold in as high regard as I do. Examples off my top 100 include Finding Neverland and Mystic River, two films I'd call beautifully executed. Yet people love to tear them a new ass.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 03, 2010, 01:03:57 AM
I'm having trouble measuring the more grim movies like The Dark Knight and Munich with lighter themed movies like Wall-E and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Also, my list has like zero classics on it. As I previously posted (a post which I'll use to my defense! ;)) the movies that are more personal (not always the best "made") for me are ones in recent years that many don't hold in as high regard as I do. Examples off my top 100 include Finding Neverland and Mystic River, two films I'd call beautifully executed. Yet people love to tear them a new ass.

I love both those films, but neither will make my list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Emiliana on August 03, 2010, 01:39:42 AM
If I were to recommend ONE movie for people to put on people's lists that would not normally appear, that film would be the 1972 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sleuth. It is an absolutely captivating mystery story with many, many twists and turns. Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine give powerhouse performances and either of them should have won the Oscar that year (Yes, over Marlon Brando). Do not see the 2007 remake which ruins the original, but if you are able to track it down, see it. It will easily be in my top 10.

What about if I've seen the remake, and didn't like it? Is it one of these films where the twists and turns are what's most enjoyable, or will I still get a lot out of the film?

Well, since I enjoy making lists and pretending that I will watch all the things on those lists, I went through the top 100 of everyone who is currently active on the board and jotted down the top film that they listed that I hadn't seen. I want to get through at least some (what an ambiguous quantity) before my ballot is due. (NB: ordered from A-Z of Filmspotters.)

I love this idea... especially the pretending to watch things part.

I'm going to cheat, though, and pick the first unseen film on the list that I'm actually anxious to watch.

(...)
Emiliana: Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot
(...)

To be continued...

pixote

Eep! I should rewatch that as well - not many films have delighted me as much on my first viewing, but I have been hesitant to go back for fear of discovering it doesn't hold up. And I wish I could install a chip in your brain to make you understand Bavarian  :D.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 03, 2010, 01:41:33 AM
If I were to recommend ONE movie for people to put on people's lists that would not normally appear, that film would be the 1972 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sleuth. It is an absolutely captivating mystery story with many, many twists and turns. Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine give powerhouse performances and either of them should have won the Oscar that year (Yes, over Marlon Brando). Do not see the 2007 remake which ruins the original, but if you are able to track it down, see it. It will easily be in my top 10.

What about if I've seen the remake, and didn't like it? Is it one of these films where the twists and turns are what's most enjoyable, or will I still get a lot out of the film?

You lose some because of it, but it still should be seen.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 03, 2010, 03:01:29 AM
To be continued...

NedMeier: Tropical Malady
'Noke: Grizzly Man
OlympicArtichoke: Videodrome
oneaprilday: Tampopo
philip918: Voices of a Distant Star
Ronan: The Mission
roujin: Syndromes and a Century
sdedalus: Voyage in Italy
ses593: Grease
skjerva: I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone
smirnoff: Another Woman
St. Martin the Bald: Millennium Mambo
StarCarly: The Vanishing
oldkid: The Emperor's New Groove
Steven O. Selsnik: Broadway Danny Rose
StudentOFilm: All That Jazz
THATguy: The Science of Sleep
The Mighty Celestial: The Wolf Man
tinyholidays: Masculin Feminin
toro913: Underground
Thor: The Mother and the Whore
Tim: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
verbALs: Midnight Run
Ver Schmer: Il Posto
Wilson: Flower of My Secret
winrit: Grease II
Woodpecker from Mars: Big Fish
worm@work: Charulata
zarodinu: Autumn Marathon

At least a handful of these are already queued up. We'll see.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: sdedalus on August 03, 2010, 03:04:55 AM
Woo!

Everyone needs to see Voyage in Italy.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: sdedalus on August 03, 2010, 03:06:07 AM
Also, Millennium Mambo!!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 03, 2010, 03:25:02 AM
Huh, not sure how that happened...

flieger: Perceval le Gallois

Fixed!

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: chardy999 on August 03, 2010, 03:45:22 AM
chardy999: Con Air

Haha, I'm awesome!

Don't know if I'll be able to squeeze it in this year, but pixote watching Con Air is gold regardless.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: verbALs on August 03, 2010, 06:00:54 AM
Well, since I enjoy making lists and pretending that I will watch all the things on those lists, I went through the top 100 of everyone who is currently active on the board and jotted down the top film that they listed that I hadn't seen. I want to get through at least some (what an ambiguous quantity) before my ballot is due. (NB: ordered from A-Z of Filmspotters.)

I love this idea... especially the pretending to watch things part.

I'm going to cheat, though, and pick the first unseen film on the list that I'm actually anxious to watch.

Basil: Blue Velvet
Bill Thompson: My Neighbor Totoro
BlueVoid: A Streetcar Name Desire
Bondo: Shortbus
chardy999: Con Air
Clovis8: My Winnipeg
Corndog: The Truman Show
duder: The Son
Emiliana: Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot
faceboy: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
ferris: To Die For



To be continued...

pixote

Make To Die For, your first choice, pix
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: smirnoff on August 03, 2010, 07:34:26 AM
smirnoff: Another Woman
fwiw, I actually rewatched it since it made my top 100. While I still liked it, it won't be on my list this year.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 03, 2010, 07:49:50 AM
I'm having trouble measuring the more grim movies like The Dark Knight and Munich with lighter themed movies like Wall-E and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Also, my list has like zero classics on it. As I previously posted (a post which I'll use to my defense! ;)) the movies that are more personal (not always the best "made") for me are ones in recent years that many don't hold in as high regard as I do. Examples off my top 100 include Finding Neverland and Mystic River, two films I'd call beautifully executed. Yet people love to tear them a new ass.

I'd never put Wall-E in the lighter themed category myself.

Mystic River will just miss my list, but Finding Neverland will make my list, it's in my top 10.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Bondo on August 03, 2010, 08:50:18 AM
Also, my list has like zero classics on it. As I previously posted (a post which I'll use to my defense! ;)) the movies that are more personal (not always the best "made") for me are ones in recent years that many don't hold in as high regard as I do. Examples off my top 100 include Finding Neverland and Mystic River, two films I'd call beautifully executed. Yet people love to tear them a new ass.

I don't have either of those two on my list but I'm definitely with you about newer films generally being more personal. 90% of my films are 90s/00s.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: oneaprilday on August 03, 2010, 09:56:43 AM
oneaprilday: Tampopo
Yay!! :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: frantastical on August 03, 2010, 08:33:10 PM
I would LOVE to see The Red Shoes make the Top 100 this year.  I hadn't seen it last year, but it will definitely make my list this time around.  Great, great stuff.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Corndog on August 03, 2010, 10:36:35 PM
I would like to take this opportunity to plug the Presenting Filmspotters Favorite Films Thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7372.0)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Beavermoose on August 04, 2010, 10:28:39 AM
I would LOVE to see The Red Shoes make the Top 100 this year.  I hadn't seen it last year, but it will definitely make my list this time around.  Great, great stuff.

I'll be watching it with the filmspotting marathon within the next few months so it won't make the list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: 1SO on August 04, 2010, 02:13:04 PM
Klute is well known and highly regarded by my generation and older.  I didn't like it at all.  The mystery is completely stepped on in favor of a character piece.  Instead I highly suggest more people watch They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: StudentOFilm on August 04, 2010, 02:16:47 PM
Is Klute well-known/ well-regarded?

Klute didn't make my list

It's the first in Alan J. Pakula's paranoia themed trilogy that continues in The Parallax View and concludes in All the President's Men. All the President's Men made my list and Alan J. Pakula will be on my Top 100 directors when that comes around.

Jane Fonda has to be one of my favorite actresses from that era because of They Shoot Horses Don't They?, Klute, Coming Home, and The China Syndrome.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 04, 2010, 02:22:05 PM
What about Barbarella?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: zarodinu on August 04, 2010, 02:26:20 PM
An absolutely amazing film that never gets mentioned here is Wages of Fear.  Its about four desperate South American drifters who are hired to transport two truckloads of volatile explosives across hundreds of miles of South American road.  Its very suspenseful and a great character study, its Instantwatchable on netflix, so be sure to check it out. 

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LE--idVkNvc/S7OHgzc5KGI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/uqpiyGUKjzY/s400/Wages-Fear_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 04, 2010, 02:31:10 PM
An absolutely amazing film that never gets mentioned here is Wages of Fear.  Its about four desperate South American drifters who are hired to transport two truckloads of volatile explosives across hundreds of miles of South American road.  Its very suspenseful and a great character study, its Instantwatchable on netflix, so be sure to check it out. 
Yea, it's another I need to check out this month.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Verite on August 04, 2010, 02:42:24 PM
An absolutely amazing film that never gets mentioned here is Wages of Fear.

Five Filmspotters had it on their ballots last year.  Not too many votes, but it's something.  Hopefully it gets more than that this year.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: 1SO on August 04, 2010, 02:48:38 PM
I think sam will love it.  I've seen both versions.  The longer cut is better, but the film really takes off for me once the mission begins.  Until then it's just okay.  Won't be making my Top 100, but it does deserve a bigger following.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: StudentOFilm on August 04, 2010, 02:53:01 PM
Never seen or heard of Wages of Fear. I shall check it out.

As for Verbals movies- I'll be damned but a lot of those just missed my list. Especially Training Day, Hustle and Flow, and Miller's Crossing. Heat did make it and that shootout sequence is perfect.

Interestingly enough, my favorite scenes from Heat are the ones where De Niro and Pacino's characters occupy the same space (not necessarily appearing in the same shot). I didn't need to see the two titans in the same image to really enjoy the movie as the acting jobs they do convince me that the two are facing off against each other in the here and now.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Jared on August 04, 2010, 02:54:11 PM
I hadnt seen WoF last year, but itll be on mine this year...probably 50-75 range.

Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: jbissell on August 04, 2010, 09:41:00 PM
I hadnt seen WoF last year, but itll be on mine this year...probably 50-75 range.

Likewise.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Beavermoose on August 04, 2010, 09:43:17 PM
Have Adam and Matty ever mentioned their top films of all time on the show?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 04, 2010, 09:53:25 PM
Have Adam and Matty ever mentioned their top films of all time on the show?

Well they do have their pantheon....I guess that kind of counts
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: mañana on August 04, 2010, 10:38:59 PM
I think compiling a top 100 would be too stressful for poor Adam.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 04, 2010, 10:49:06 PM
I think compiling a top 100 would be too stressful for poor Adam.

didn't matty contribute a list last year?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: mañana on August 04, 2010, 10:53:21 PM
That kinda sounds familiar.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Beavermoose on August 04, 2010, 11:12:25 PM
I think compiling a top 100 would be too stressful for poor Adam.

didn't matty contribute a list last year?

I'd like to see that.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 05, 2010, 12:49:54 AM
As I do preliminary work I tend to notice that my list will be considerably different than last year's, but also pretty similar.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Beavermoose on August 05, 2010, 12:52:36 AM
As I do preliminary work I tend to notice that my list will be considerably different than last year's, but also pretty similar.

Makes sense.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: chardy999 on August 05, 2010, 04:06:01 AM
I also recommend Wages of Fear. Won't make my top 100 but very good. Le Corbeau is even better and is a smokey to make my list.

But the one film I would recommend over all others is Fellini's glorious La Dolce Vita, the story of a man who doesn't know what to do and doesn't know what he should feel. The movie grows on you tremendously, if you like it you will probably love it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: verbALs on August 05, 2010, 05:28:25 AM
Have Adam and Matty ever mentioned their top films of all time on the show?

Episode 100?
I think Adam's top film was Nights of Cabiria or close to the top. Would have been Sam back then.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 05, 2010, 09:05:18 AM
As I do preliminary work I tend to notice that my list will be considerably different than last year's, but also pretty similar.

Makes sense.

Yep. The top will stay mostly consistent, while the latter half will likely change drastically.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: chardy999 on August 05, 2010, 09:23:50 AM
As I do preliminary work I tend to notice that my list will be considerably different than last year's, but also pretty similar.

Makes sense.

Yep. The top will stay mostly consistent, while the latter half will likely change drastically.

I am also in this boat.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Junior on August 05, 2010, 04:19:56 PM
It seems that all I have to do to get you people to watch some Borzage is to load him at the front end of my list like roujin did with Only Angels Have Wings. In that spirit, consider this my top 10.

10. Man's Castle
9. The River
8. Bad Girl
7. Moonrise
6. No Greater Glory
5. 7th Heaven
4. Little Man, What Now
3. Lucky Star
2. The Mortal Storm
1. Three Comrades
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Junior on August 05, 2010, 04:29:11 PM
Better than the tenth best film of all time!?!?!?!??!!?!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 05, 2010, 04:33:00 PM
Most of these aren't readily accessible, apparently.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Junior on August 05, 2010, 04:34:37 PM
Time travel, my friend. And TCM. And maybe you can ask your library to get the ones that are in the Warner archive.

However, rest assured that there isn't a bad film on the list. Watch whatever you can.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 05, 2010, 04:48:36 PM
It seems that all I have to do to get you people to watch some Borzage is to load him at the front end of my list like roujin did with Only Angels Have Wings. In that spirit, consider this my top 10.

10. Man's Castle
9. The River
8. Bad Girl
7. Moonrise
6. No Greater Glory
5. 7th Heaven
4. Little Man, What Now
3. Lucky Star
2. The Mortal Storm
1. Three Comrades

No offense, but you just don't have your evil twin's charisma.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Junior on August 05, 2010, 04:53:15 PM
No offence, but your face.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: roujin on August 05, 2010, 05:10:04 PM
All great films.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: tinyholidays on August 05, 2010, 11:27:02 PM
No offence, but your face.

I laughed.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: zarodinu on August 06, 2010, 01:30:11 AM
One director you never hear mentioned here is Polish master Andrei Wajda.  His WWII films Ashes and Diamonds and Kanal are some of the best movies ever made.

Kanal is about the failed Warsaw uprising and tells the story of Polish freedom fighters trying to escape German encirclement through the sewers.  The dark, wet, airless sewers, are like the corridors of hell.  Soon fear, confusion, exhaustion, and madness take hold as the group desperately tries to reach daylight and freedom.

(http://www.balujemy.pl/foto/a/135/kanal2.jpg)

Ashes and Diamonds takes place right after Poland is liberated by Soviet armies, with the Russians sidestepping the Polish nationalists in favor of Moscow grown Polish communists.  The heroes that fought the Nazis are now once again hunted, this time by their alleged liberators.  The movie follows two Polish freedom fighters who spend a night at an inn on a mission to assassinate a Soviet agent.

I love this image.

(http://i34.tinypic.com/8vygq9.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: edgar00 on August 06, 2010, 09:51:54 AM
One director you never hear mentioned here is Polish master Andrei Wajda.  His WWII films Ashes and Diamonds and Kanal are some of the best movies ever made.


I'm pretty sure Wajda has been discussed here on several occasions. I've reviewed some of his films at my blog because I heard about him from the message boards in fact.

Regardless, he is a pretty darn good director. I like his work.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 06, 2010, 09:54:43 AM
Kanal is in my top 100. Ashes and Diamonds, I didn't like as much but I might watch it again before the top 100 since I actually own it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 06, 2010, 09:22:13 PM
These are sitting on my shelf..  Gimme a list of 10 I should watch before the top 100 deadline, and rank them.

(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2713/235_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2953/ES21_Oshima_w128.png)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2695/516_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2719/521_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2764/44_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2653/512_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2302/267_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2425/99_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2701/walkabout-BD_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2746/522_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2062/Wages_BD_web_temp_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2602/-1_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2287/112_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2620/140_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/1969/462_BD_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2329/421_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2074/20006_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/2362/483_BD_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/269/26_box_348x49_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/173/35_box_348x490_w128.jpg)(http://criterion_production.s3.amazonaws.com/release_images/866/166_box_348x490_w128.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: mañana on August 06, 2010, 09:24:59 PM
1. Gimme Shelter
2. 8 1/2
3. Wages of Fear
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Verite on August 06, 2010, 09:46:25 PM
These are sitting on my shelf..  Gimme a list of 10 I should watch before the top 100 deadline, and rank them.

Don't watch Long Good Friday for now.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 06, 2010, 09:47:31 PM
These are sitting on my shelf..  Gimme a list of 10 I should watch before the top 100 deadline, and rank them.

Don't watch Long Good Friday for now.

 ;D
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Senor Javi on August 06, 2010, 10:01:28 PM
This is how I would rank the above that I've seen, with the first four being especially great:

1. Sanjuro
2. The Wages of Fear
3. Diabolique
4. Playtime
5. Walkabout
6. Stagecoach
7. The Red Shoes
8. Kagemusha
9. Repulsion
10. Vivre Sa Vie
11. Pierrot Le Fou
12. Down by Law
13. The Leopard
14. 8 1/2
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 06, 2010, 10:02:39 PM
Damn, how do you afford all those blurays?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 06, 2010, 10:05:13 PM
Damn, how do you afford all those blurays?

one was a gift, the rest were from the BN sale.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 06, 2010, 11:11:55 PM
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/lotr-sam0711/Days%20of%20Heaven/Credits-Title.png)

Now this is a film that has appeared in the top 100 before and it will likely again given the high placement on several regular contributors to the top 100. However, that still shouldn't stop those of you who haven't seen it (or those of you who haven't seen it lately) from watching Days of Heaven. Why? Because every scene is impeccable. Don't believe me? I'm proving it over at my blog this month.

Days of Heaven Scene 5- Dinner Time (http://wp.me/pC1yx-Te)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Beavermoose on August 07, 2010, 12:22:23 AM
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/lotr-sam0711/Days%20of%20Heaven/Credits-Title.png)

Now this is a film that has appeared in the top 100 before and it will likely again given the high placement on several regular contributors to the top 100. However, that still shouldn't stop those of you who haven't seen it (or those of you who haven't seen it lately) from watching Days of Heaven. Why? Because every scene is impeccable. Don't believe me? I'm proving it over at my blog this month.

Days of Heaven Scene 5- Dinner Time (http://wp.me/pC1yx-Te)

I love how the sun is always setting.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 07, 2010, 12:28:44 AM
These are sitting on my shelf..  Gimme a list of 10 I should watch before the top 100 deadline, and rank them.

Taking into account your tastes, placement on last year's Top 100, and hype for this year's Top 100, and my own tastes, I come up with the following:

0. Japanese Summer: Double Suicide
1. Pierrot Le Fou
2. Gimme Shelter
3. Down by Law
4. The Red Shoes
5. Playtime
6. The Wages of Fear
7. Leopard, The
8. Repulsion
9. Sanjuro
10. Les Diaboliques

You have to watch Japanese Summer: Double Suicide so that you can start the hype train rolling early, giving enough other people (six?) time to see it by the deadline. A double bill with Shinoda's Double Suicide would be tops.

Whether finishes in the Top 30 or the Top 20 doesn't make a huge difference to me, so I didn't bother to list it.

The Last Metro isn't Top 500 material, in my opinion.

I haven't Down by Law myself, but I can totally picture it on your list, so I bumped it up pretty high.

I think you might really like Walkabout as well, but I ran out of room.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Bondo on August 07, 2010, 12:41:51 AM
Whether finishes in the Top 30 or the Top 20 doesn't make a huge difference to me, so I didn't bother to list it.

I'm cheering for a collective action failure here.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: sdedalus on August 07, 2010, 01:30:22 AM
1. The Red Shoes
2. Pierrot le fou
3. Playtime
4. Stagecoach
5. 8 1/2
6. The Leopard
7. Sanjuro
8. Walkabout
9. Vivre sa vie
10. Down By Law
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: sdedalus on August 07, 2010, 01:32:10 AM
I have that Oshima set but haven't watched any of it (or any of his films).  Does anyone think any of them have a shot at my list?
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: jbissell on August 07, 2010, 01:57:39 AM
One director you never hear mentioned here is Polish master Andrei Wajda.  His WWII films Ashes and Diamonds and Kanal are some of the best movies ever made.

Kanal is about the failed Warsaw uprising and tells the story of Polish freedom fighters trying to escape German encirclement through the sewers.  The dark, wet, airless sewers, are like the corridors of hell.  Soon fear, confusion, exhaustion, and madness take hold as the group desperately tries to reach daylight and freedom.

Ashes and Diamonds takes place right after Poland is liberated by Soviet armies, with the Russians sidestepping the Polish nationalists in favor of Moscow grown Polish communists.  The heroes that fought the Nazis are now once again hunted, this time by their alleged liberators.  The movie follows two Polish freedom fighters who spend a night at an inn on a mission to assassinate a Soviet agent.

Couldn't agree with you more. Ashes is in my top 20. Kanal was in the 80-90 range.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: zarodinu on August 07, 2010, 11:22:18 AM
You should absolutely watch Wages of Fear keith.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Beavermoose on August 08, 2010, 10:24:33 AM
Might I get people to consider:
(http://saraschaefer.com/ss/falling_down.jpg)

An incredibly underrated film.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: 1SO on August 08, 2010, 11:25:47 AM
My favorite Schumacher.
One of my favorites from the 90's.
But not a Top 100 of all time.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: verbALs on August 08, 2010, 01:10:01 PM
Here's some food for thought. I am just back from London and this list of the top 100 noughties films comes from The Time Out London website. Some interesting choices and some extensive write-ups for the higher ranked films. Plus I CANNOT agree with their number one!

http://www.timeout.com/film/features/show-feature/9232/ (http://www.timeout.com/film/features/show-feature/9232/)

Oh yes and in the side bar there is an article labelling the Nolan / Kubrick comparison as Lazy and Facetious ;D
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: chardy999 on August 09, 2010, 05:28:13 AM
That list is bizarre in places.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 09, 2010, 06:10:57 AM
Might I get people to consider:
(http://saraschaefer.com/ss/falling_down.jpg)

An incredibly underrated film.

I will be considering it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 09, 2010, 10:11:18 AM
Might I get people to consider:
(http://saraschaefer.com/ss/falling_down.jpg)

An incredibly underrated film.

I would never consider Joel Schumacher for anything that deserves praise. :P
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: THATguy on August 09, 2010, 12:49:39 PM
Falling Down has a great Robert Duvall performance but otherwise isn't very good.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Beavermoose on August 09, 2010, 03:20:34 PM
Falling Down is my wish fulfillment movie.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Verite on August 09, 2010, 08:14:25 PM
Ver Schmer: Il Posto

If this makes a difference, I should note that Il Posto has dropped from my top five to the 25-50 range, tentatively.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 09, 2010, 08:46:33 PM
Ver Schmer: Il Posto

If this makes a difference, I should note that Il Posto has dropped from my top five to the 25-50 range, tentatively.

Care to assign something else? Instant Netflix availability increases the likelihood I'll get to something like thirty fold.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Verite on August 09, 2010, 09:57:47 PM
Ver Schmer: Il Posto

If this makes a difference, I should note that Il Posto has dropped from my top five to the 25-50 range, tentatively.

Care to assign something else? Instant Netflix availability increases the likelihood I'll get to something like thirty fold.

I'm pretty bad at predicting what you'll like or dislike.  It's better if you name the next one that interests you the most, and I'll let you know if it'll rank (and approximately where it falls if it ranks).
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 09, 2010, 10:36:11 PM
chardy999: Con Air
Haha, I'm awesome!

Don't know if I'll be able to squeeze it in this year, but pixote watching Con Air is gold regardless.
Instant Netflix availability increases the likelihood I'll get to something like thirty fold.
Case in point! (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1873.msg491679#msg491679)

It's better if you name the next one that interests you the most, and I'll let you know if it'll rank (and approximately where it falls if it ranks).
Okay, I'll let you know.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: pixote on August 09, 2010, 10:45:11 PM
3. Il Posto (1961, Ermanno Olmi)
4. The Cool World (1964, Shirley Clarke)
9. Early Spring (1956, Yasujiro Ozu)
11. Welfare (1975, Frederick Wiseman)
15. Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937, Sadao Yamanaka)
17. Warrendale (1967, Allan King)
27. Lovers and Lollipops (1956, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin)
31. Le Trou (1960, Jacques Becker)
53. The Round-Up (1966, Miklos Jancso)
57. The Loves of a Blonde (1965, Milos Forman)
58. The Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947, Yasujiro Ozu)
65. Toni (1935, Jean Renoir)
66. Black Peter (1964, Milos Forman)
67. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960, Ritwik Ghatak)
74. Vampyr (1932, Carl Dreyer)
81. Landscape in the Mist (1988, Theo Angelopoulos)
85. Jacquot de Nantes (1991, Agnes Varda)
87. Je, Tu, Il, Elle a/k/a I, You, She, He (1974, Chantal Akerman)
89. Tale of Tales (1979, Yuri Norstein)
99. Kings of the Road a/k/a In the Course of Time (1976, Wim Wenders)

I'd forgotten that you'd already convinced me to add Black Peter to my queue, so this might be moot, but the above titles are the films I'm most interested in seeing. More Ozu is always a good thing. Not sure if any of those were near the Top 300 last year, but maybe the push for next year can start now.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Verite on August 10, 2010, 12:31:08 PM
3. Il Posto (1961, Ermanno Olmi)
4. The Cool World (1964, Shirley Clarke)
9. Early Spring (1956, Yasujiro Ozu)

11. Welfare (1975, Frederick Wiseman)
15. Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937, Sadao Yamanaka)
17. Warrendale (1967, Allan King)
27. Lovers and Lollipops (1956, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin)
31. Le Trou (1960, Jacques Becker)
53. The Round-Up (1966, Miklos Jancso)
57. The Loves of a Blonde (1965, Milos Forman)
58. The Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947, Yasujiro Ozu)
65. Toni (1935, Jean Renoir)
66. Black Peter (1964, Milos Forman)
67. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960, Ritwik Ghatak)
74. Vampyr (1932, Carl Dreyer)
81. Landscape in the Mist (1988, Theo Angelopoulos)
85. Jacquot de Nantes (1991, Agnes Varda)
87. Je, Tu, Il, Elle a/k/a I, You, She, He (1974, Chantal Akerman)
89. Tale of Tales (1979, Yuri Norstein)
99. Kings of the Road a/k/a In the Course of Time (1976, Wim Wenders)

I'd forgotten that you'd already convinced me to add Black Peter to my queue, so this might be moot, but the above titles are the films I'm most interested in seeing. More Ozu is always a good thing. Not sure if any of those were near the Top 300 last year, but maybe the push for next year can start now.

I crossed out the ones that will not be on my new list.  There is a chance that Landscape and Kings might be dropped, too.  Black Peter is the film that I'd be the happiest about you checking out.  You'd get to the Wiseman and King, eventually.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Verite on August 10, 2010, 05:18:14 PM
Black Peter (Milos Forman, 1964)

(http://www.sensesofcinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/blackpeter_new.jpg)

(http://snoreandguzzle.com/images/black-peter-6.jpg)

A criminally overlooked adolescent/coming-of-age gem of a film which is also one of my two favorite Forman films.  If you like Show Me Love/F*cking Amal, The 400 Blows, Gregory's Girl, Il Posto (by my count only roujin and I have seen that gem; shame of you, folks, calling yourselves film lovers!), or Flirting, you need to give Forman's film a chance.  Whenever I watch it, it transports me to my teenage years.  It's also a funny film that puts a huge smile on my face.  The "Ahoy" sequence is one of the funniest I've ever seen.  The DVD subtitles are off or dropped on occasion, but not so much that watching the film is a ruined experience.  Might return with some screenshots of my own.  And who can turn down watching a film with a dancing sequence like this?:

Milos Forman - Cerny Petr (1964) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeLw07-CtEg#)

The second film I want all Filmspotters to check out before the deadline is:

(http://i27.tinypic.com/oj04e8.jpg)
La Haine
Kassovitz, Mathieu   1995   France

The previous Top 100s are lacking in films with multiple non-Caucasian protagonists or films that take place in such characters' milieus.  (And most of the ones that did make the lists take place in Japan or Hong Kong.)  Now I see that Do the Right Thing received 13 votes last year and placed in the Top 100 and La Haine got 4.  I urge those that those that have seen the Spike Lee film to watch Kassovitz's.  La Haine follows three French males during a 24-hour period in the wake of riots in response to police brutality.  It's fierce stuff.  And I'm not pushing for this film just to get variety into the list.  I genuinely think it's a great film.  Most importantly for many of you, it's a part of the Criterion Collection.  Here's a [noembed]trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hldyU3rgps4)[/noembed] and the well-known [noembed]aerial shot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gFenEV9N2U)[/noembed].

And I'll just throw in a third film:

(http://i33.tinypic.com/wjuwdh.jpg)

A beautiful film of childhood vignettes structured by emotional and associational editing.  There are also instances of moviegoing, dialogue snippets from films such as The Magnificent Ambersons and Kind Hearts and Coronets, and lovely use of music.  The film also has perhaps my favorite montage sequence of all time.  See screenshots here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=3241.msg491964#msg491964).
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: jbissell on August 10, 2010, 06:41:18 PM
La Haine
Kassovitz, Mathieu   1995   France

The previous Top 100s are lacking in films with multiple non-Caucasian protagonists or films that take place in such characters' milieus.  (And most of the ones that did make the lists take place in Japan or Hong Kong.)  Now I see that Do the Right Thing received 13 votes last year and placed in the Top 100 and La Haine got 4.  I urge those that those that have seen the Spike Lee film to watch Kassovit's.  La Haine follows three French males during a 24-hour period in the wake of riots in response to police brutality.  It's fierce stuff.  And I'm not pushing for this film just to get variety into the list.  I genuinely think it's a great film.

It has been on my radar for quite a while now, thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ferris on August 10, 2010, 07:04:19 PM
Might I get people to consider:
(http://saraschaefer.com/ss/falling_down.jpg)

An incredibly underrated film.

I will be considering it.

It's definitely on my list.  In fact I'm considering this for my next avatar
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ferris on August 10, 2010, 07:08:11 PM
if you'd like to remain friends - you'll find room for two or more of the following on your ballot:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Synecdoche, New York

In America

Ferris Beuller's Day Off

;D


Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: tinyholidays on August 10, 2010, 07:18:33 PM
It's definitely on my list.  In fact I'm considering this for my next avatar

The highest Filmspotting honor.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Beavermoose on August 10, 2010, 07:31:54 PM
It's definitely on my list.  In fact I'm considering this for my next avatar

Very cool.
if you'd like to remain friends - you'll find room for two or more of the following on your ballot:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Synecdoche, New York

In America

Ferris Beuller's Day Off

;D


Of the two I've seen one will be on my list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: chardy999 on August 11, 2010, 04:33:58 AM
It's definitely on my list.  In fact I'm considering this for my next avatar

The highest Filmspotting honor.

I agree. Approximately zero chance I ever change my avatar.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Tim on August 11, 2010, 04:45:16 AM
(http://www.mindfood.com/upload/images/other_images/022009/c4d485c8-b336-49e7-84f4-d7920ac11925.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097108/)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: zarodinu on August 11, 2010, 11:55:07 AM
La Haine
Kassovitz, Mathieu   1995   France

The previous Top 100s are lacking in films with multiple non-Caucasian protagonists or films that take place in such characters' milieus.  (And most of the ones that did make the lists take place in Japan or Hong Kong.)  Now I see that Do the Right Thing received 13 votes last year and placed in the Top 100 and La Haine got 4.  I urge those that those that have seen the Spike Lee film to watch Kassovit's.  La Haine follows three French males during a 24-hour period in the wake of riots in response to police brutality.  It's fierce stuff.  And I'm not pushing for this film just to get variety into the list.  I genuinely think it's a great film.

It has been on my radar for quite a while now, thanks for the reminder.

My top 100 would not be complete without La Haine.  Its an amazing rush of a movie.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: mañana on August 11, 2010, 12:52:50 PM
La Haine
Kassovitz, Mathieu   1995   France
My top 100 would not be complete without La Haine.  Its an amazing rush of a movie.
I doubt I'll get to it before the deadline, but I am definitely interested.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: roujin on August 11, 2010, 02:01:22 PM
Gothika is Mathieu Kassovitz's Miami Vice.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 11, 2010, 02:06:08 PM
Gothika is Mathieu Kassovitz's Miami Vice.

I woulda gone Babylon A.D.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: roujin on August 11, 2010, 02:13:58 PM
I actually thought he had directed Battlefield Earth. Felt disappointed when he didn't.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: StarCarly on August 12, 2010, 03:49:22 PM
#386 on last years list. Let's remedy that.

(http://i34.tinypic.com/18m906.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037558/)

Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: StarCarly on August 12, 2010, 03:54:24 PM
Ooh and #102 last year needs to make it this time.


(http://i37.tinypic.com/2jb3y0x.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086879/)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 12, 2010, 04:07:43 PM
Yes, it better make it this year.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Corndog on August 12, 2010, 05:57:22 PM
Yes, it better make it this year.

I haven't officially submitted my list yet, and I have it for MDC this month. Stay tuned folks.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ferris on August 12, 2010, 08:44:19 PM
My god that woman is so adorable.   8)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 13, 2010, 01:33:04 AM
I may have a copy of Wild Reeds. I hope someone is impressed.

Yes, this is blatant baiting.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Emiliana on August 13, 2010, 06:41:12 AM
I may have a copy of Wild Reeds. I hope someone is impressed.

Yes, this is blatant baiting.
I'm not the person you are baiting, but yes, Wild Reeds, people! Such a wonderful, heartbreaking, joyful film about falling in love and growing up. Approved by pix and worm, too!


#386 on last years list. Let's remedy that.

(http://i34.tinypic.com/18m906.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037558/)

(That's Brief Encounter for all those too lazy to click!)

YES! I wonder if my vote was the only one last year - it's possible, as I had it as my #3 of all time. Again, a beautiful, romantic and heartbreaking love story.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: StarCarly on August 13, 2010, 12:02:21 PM

#386 on last years list. Let's remedy that.

(http://i34.tinypic.com/18m906.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037558/)

(That's Brief Encounter for all those too lazy to click!)

YES! I wonder if my vote was the only one last year - it's possible, as I had it as my #3 of all time. Again, a beautiful, romantic and heartbreaking love story.

After my second viewing it has earned a definite spot in the top 50, perhaps even top 30. Great romantic movie.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: verbALs on August 13, 2010, 12:27:40 PM

#386 on last years list. Let's remedy that.

(http://i34.tinypic.com/18m906.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037558/)

(That's Brief Encounter for all those too lazy to click!)

YES! I wonder if my vote was the only one last year - it's possible, as I had it as my #3 of all time. Again, a beautiful, romantic and heartbreaking love story.

After my second viewing it has earned a definite spot in the top 50, perhaps even top 30. Great romantic movie.

My better half, who usually has an appreciation of films that amounts to not falling asleep halfway through a film she likes, really loves Brief Encounter. When I ask her to explain why its such a good film it seems to boil down to the unrequited quality to the romance. She tells me it is special because in another life they would have been able to fulfill their feelings for each other, given a different set of circumstances. That to me seems to equate to an awful lot of frustration and wasted time, and I am sure that shows I am an unthinking unfeeling brute of a bloke, sorry. It reminds me of my feeling about In the Mood for Love. It never quite gets where its going.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: StarCarly on August 13, 2010, 12:53:45 PM

#386 on last years list. Let's remedy that.

(http://i34.tinypic.com/18m906.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037558/)

(That's Brief Encounter for all those too lazy to click!)

YES! I wonder if my vote was the only one last year - it's possible, as I had it as my #3 of all time. Again, a beautiful, romantic and heartbreaking love story.

After my second viewing it has earned a definite spot in the top 50, perhaps even top 30. Great romantic movie.

My better half, who usually has an appreciation of films that amounts to not falling asleep halfway through a film she likes, really loves Brief Encounter. When I ask her to explain why its such a good film it seems to boil down to the unrequited quality to the romance. She tells me it is special because in another life they would have been able to fulfill their feelings for each other, given a different set of circumstances. That to me seems to equate to an awful lot of frustration and wasted time, and I am sure that shows I am an unthinking unfeeling brute of a bloke, sorry. It reminds me of my feeling about In the Mood for Love. It never quite gets where its going.


Funny, that "never gets where its going" feelings reminds me of Humpday. Brief Encounter captures the longing and anticipation of impossible love that everyone has felt. It's also very funny at times and I just love the performances.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Junior on August 15, 2010, 09:42:00 PM
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.

(http://www.englishunitplans.com/macbeth.jpg)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: michael x on August 19, 2010, 10:42:29 PM
Don't forget about Cleo from 5 to 7! I'd include a screencap if I had it on DVD, but instead, I'll make do with YouTube spam. One of the most emotionally stunning shots I've ever seen - notice how the moment builds, unbearably, but the camera refuses to cut away, as Cleo confronts the emptiness and loneliness of impending death.


Sans Toi Cléo5à7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7MN7kJ0uy0#)
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: verbALs on August 20, 2010, 04:43:55 PM
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


Very strange Polanski's MacBeth doesn't appear on imdb but I'm sure I have seen it. In fact we were taken to see it at school and it is extremely bloody as I remember. Is that Martin Shaw in that shot? If so he is better known for being in The Professionals which was like a UK version of Starsky and Hutch.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: sdedalus on August 20, 2010, 04:46:16 PM
Polanski's Macbeth (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067372/) on imdb.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 20, 2010, 04:56:38 PM
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


Very strange Polanski's MacBeth doesn't appear on imdb but I'm sure I have seen it. In fact we were taken to see it at school and it is extremely bloody as I remember. Is that Martin Shaw in that shot? If so he is better known for being in The Professionals which was like a UK version of Starsky and Hutch.

Martin Shaw plays Banquo in Polanski's Macbeth.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: verbALs on August 21, 2010, 12:51:06 AM
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


Very strange Polanski's MacBeth doesn't appear on imdb but I'm sure I have seen it. In fact we were taken to see it at school and it is extremely bloody as I remember. Is that Martin Shaw in that shot? If so he is better known for being in The Professionals which was like a UK version of Starsky and Hutch.

Martin Shaw plays Banquo in Polanski's Macbeth.

Thanks found it now (didn't think I'd drunk that much last night). That really is quite funny given what Shaw is known for in the UK. Don't suppose The Professionals ever made it overseas. It has Gordon Jackson (known for being in the Great Escape) acting all tough as the boss. One of the last of the seventies tough guy shows best represented by The Sweeney.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: tinyholidays on August 21, 2010, 12:58:02 AM
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


Very strange Polanski's MacBeth doesn't appear on imdb but I'm sure I have seen it. In fact we were taken to see it at school and it is extremely bloody as I remember. Is that Martin Shaw in that shot? If so he is better known for being in The Professionals which was like a UK version of Starsky and Hutch.

Martin Shaw plays Banquo in Polanski's Macbeth.

I'm a little tipsy, so I read this like Martin Starr played Banquo, and I was, like NO WAY HE'S TOO YOUNG. Lolol.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 21, 2010, 02:41:39 AM
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


Very strange Polanski's MacBeth doesn't appear on imdb but I'm sure I have seen it. In fact we were taken to see it at school and it is extremely bloody as I remember. Is that Martin Shaw in that shot? If so he is better known for being in The Professionals which was like a UK version of Starsky and Hutch.

Martin Shaw plays Banquo in Polanski's Macbeth.

Thanks found it now (didn't think I'd drunk that much last night). That really is quite funny given what Shaw is known for in the UK. Don't suppose The Professionals ever made it overseas. It has Gordon Jackson (known for being in the Great Escape) acting all tough as the boss. One of the last of the seventies tough guy shows best represented by The Sweeney.

The Professionals made it here to Australia, I enjoyed watching it at the time, it is on again, but watching it now makes me realise just how fascist it was. Gordon Jackson was also in Whiskey Galore and Rockets Galore 2 very funny Ealing comedies. He was very young. I think many who are older than me may remember him from Upstairs, Downstairs. It is always a pleasure to see him in any role.

The Sweeney was an awesome show, better than The Professionals, I remember watching the first episode in media class at uni. Great stuff.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: verbALs on August 21, 2010, 06:20:30 AM
Yes The Sweeney from the time when PC just referred to a copper. John Thaw went on to become Inspector Morse and Dennis Waterman became Minder, the quintessential West London show, my 'manor'.

If Life on Mars do you get that?) is based on anything its The Sweeney, 'you're nicked you....!'

Ooops rathole!
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 21, 2010, 07:58:05 AM
Yes The Sweeney from the time when PC just referred to a copper. John Thaw went on to become Inspector Morse and Dennis Waterman became Minder, the quintessential West London show, my 'manor'.

If Life on Mars do you get that?) is based on anything its The Sweeney, 'you're nicked you....!'

Ooops rathole!

Yes we have had Life on Mars, not as good as the Sweeney. John Thaw also did Kavaugh QC, and Dennis Waterman is now in New Tricks (very appropriate title for him).
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 22, 2010, 11:44:55 PM
1. Gimme Shelter

2. Gimme Shelter

This is going in the top 100 - hope JB feels the same way.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: jbissell on August 23, 2010, 08:27:13 AM
1. Gimme Shelter

2. Gimme Shelter

This is going in the top 100 - hope JB feels the same way.

It was initially on my list last year but I hadn't seen it in so long that I pulled it (along w/Godfather I & II). Pretty good chance of making it, likely rewatching it tonight.
Title: Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
Post by: mañana on August 23, 2010, 01:22:32 PM
This is going in the top 100
Woohoo!