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1980s US Bracket: Resurrections (Round 2)
« on: June 23, 2011, 03:02:38 AM »
This is going to be a long process (probably like two weeks), so bear with me. And check your PMs often.

There will be nine resurrections this round as follows:

9. jbissell - Random Resurrection - Choice of Three Round 2 Losers (which will then be put to a consensus vote) - The Verdict
8. Consensus Resurrection - Chosen from among all the Round 2 losers by everyone who's participated in the bracket - The Fly
7. Beavermoose - Random Resurrection - Choice of Three Round 2 Losers (which will then be put to a consensus vote) - The Blues Brothers
6. Bondo - Second Most Round 1 Verdicts - Choice of any Round 2 Loser - Full Metal Jacket
5. flieger - Random Resurrection - Choice of Three Round 2 Losers (which will then be put to a consensus vote) - Choose Me
4. GothamCity151 - Most Round 1 Verdicts - Choice of any Round 1 or Round 2 Loser - The Shining
3. matt tmw - Third Most Round 2 Verdicts - Choice of any Round 2 Loser - Dirty Dancing
2. Bondo - Second Most Round 2 Verdicts - Choice of any Round 1 or Round 2 Loser - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1. flieger - Most Round 2 Verdicts - Choice of any Round 1 or Round 2 Loser - Cracking Up

So we need to work our way through this list, from top to bottom, to determine which films will be resurrected; then we need to go back through the list, from bottom to top, to determine which Round 2 Winners the resurrected films will square off against.

Round 2 Losers Eligible for Resurrection

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
After Hours
An American Werewolf in London
The Atomic Café
Beverly Hills Cop
The Big Red One
Bird
The Blues Brothers  [resurrected after the second round]
Broadcast News
Choose Me  [resurrected after the second round]
A Christmas Story  [resurrected after the first round]
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
Cutter's Way
Damned If You Don’t
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Desperately Seeking Susan
Dirty Dancing  [resurrected after the second round]
Empire of the Sun
Escape from New York
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Ferris Bueller's Day Off  [resurrected after the second round]
Field of Dreams
The Fly  [resurrected after the second round]
Forest of Bliss
Four Friends
The Fox and the Hound
Friday the 13th
Full Metal Jacket  [resurrected after the second round]
Gremlins
Hardly Working
Heathers
Hollywood Shuffle
Hoosiers
Housekeeping
Koyaanisqatsi
Landscape Suicide
The Loveless
Mala Noche
Matewan
Midnight Run
Modern Romance
The Naked Gun
Naked Spaces: Living is Round
Near Dark
Near Death
Out of Africa
Poltergeist
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Raging Bull
Re-Animator
Reds
Rembrandt Laughing
Repo Man
River's Edge
Rumble Fish
Say Anything…
Sex, Lies and Videotape
She's Gotta Have It
The Shining  [resurrected after the second round]
St Elmo's Fire
Style Wars
Surname Viet Given Name Nam
Talk Radio
The Terminator
They Live
Thief
To Live and Die in L.A.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Verdict  [resurrected after the second round]
Wargames
Working Girl
Zelig


Round 1 Losers Eligible for Resurrection

All of Me
Altered States  [resurrected after the first round]
Amadeus  [resurrected after the first round]
American Gigolo
Atlantic City
Barfly
Batman
Before Stonewall
Better Off Dead
The Big Chill
The Blob
Blow Out
Body Double
Border Radio
Born in Flames
Caddyshack
Chan Is Missing
A Christmas Story  [resurrected after the first round]
Clue  [resurrected after the first round]
The Color of Money
Coming to America
Commando
Cracking Up
Cruising
Dangerous Liaisons
Day of the Dead
The Dead
Dead Poets Society
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
The Decline of Western Civilization
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
Diner
Down by Law
Dressed to Kill
Drugstore Cowboy
Eat a Bowl of Tea
Eight Men Out
El Norte
The Empire Strikes Back  [resurrected after the first round]
Enemies, A Love Story
The Evil Dead
Eyes on the Prize: Bridge to Freedom
Far From Poland
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
A Fish Called Wanda  [resurrected after the first round]
Forevermore: Biography of a Leach Lord
Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers
Ghostbusters  [resurrected after the first round]
Gloria
Glory
Golub
The Goonies
The Great Mouse Detective
Hairspray
Hammett
Heaven's Gate
History of the World, Part I
Hopscotch
House of Games
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade  [resurrected after the first round]
Ishtar
Jimi Plays Monterey
The Karate Kid
The King of Comedy  [resurrected after the first round]
Labyrinth
Let's Get Lost
Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy
Liquid Sky
The Little Mermaid
The Lost Boys
Love Streams
Major League
The Man Who Envied Women
The Man With Two Brains
Manhunter  [resurrected after the first round]
Melvin and Howard
Model
Mr. Hoover and I
Ms. 45
My Brother's Wedding
Mystery Train
The Natural
Navajo Talking Picture
New York Stories
Oliver & Company
On Golden Pond
One From the Heart
The Outsiders
Parents
Pennies from Heaven
Platoon
Popeye
Predator
Pretty in Pink
Pumping Iron II: The Women
Purple Rain
Radio Days
Real Genius
Reassemblage
Return of the Jedi
Return of the Secaucus Seven
The Right Stuff
Risky Business
Roger & Me
Runaway Train
Scarface
Secret Honor
The Secret of NIMH
Siesta
Slumber Party Massacre
Southern Comfort
Spaceballs
Stand by Me
Stop Making Sense  [resurrected after the first round]
Stranger Than Paradise
Streetwise
Stripes
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
The Sure Thing
Swing Shift
They All Laughed
The Thin Blue Line
¡Three Amigos!  [resurrected after the first round]
The Ties That Bind
The Times of Harvey Milk  [resurrected after the first round]
Tongues Untied
Tootsie
Trading Places
Tron
Under the Volcano
The Untouchables
Vampire’s Kiss
Variety
Vernon, Florida
Walker
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?  [resurrected after the first round]
Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Witness
Working Girls
The World According to Garp
Year of the Dragon
Yes: 9012 Live


Once jbissell announces his top three candidates for resurrection (from the Round 2 losers), I'll start accepting ballots from everyone who's participated in the bracket to date. First, you'll rank jbissell's films in order of your resurrection preference; then you'll rank your own Top 6 candidates for resurrection (from among the Round 2 losers).

pixote
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 03:17:56 AM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Resurrections (Round 2)
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 05:52:29 AM »
This is going to be a long process (probably like two weeks), so bear with me. And check your PMs often.

Once jbissell announces his top three candidates for resurrection (from the Round 2 losers), I'll start accepting ballots from everyone who's participated in the bracket to date. First, you'll rank jbissell's films in order of your resurrection preference; then you'll rank your own Top 6 candidates for resurrection (from among the Round 2 losers).

pixote
??? Maybe this'll all make sense to me when I wake up in about 6 hours.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Resurrections (Round 2)
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 08:25:39 AM »
Excited!
There's no deceit in the cauliflower.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Resurrections (Round 2)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 09:47:00 AM »
Didn't Broadway Danny Rose beat Working Girl?

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Resurrections (Round 2)
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 09:53:16 AM »
What say you Flieger? First to act by my reckoning...

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Resurrections (Round 2)
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 09:57:30 AM »
What say you Flieger? First to act by my reckoning...

jbissell is first mover here. He'll select three films to consider for resurrection by the group.

Didn't Broadway Danny Rose beat Working Girl?

This is correct.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Resurrections (Round 2)
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 10:04:40 AM »
Good catch. I'll double check this stuff when I'm more awake.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Resurrections (Round 2)
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 10:05:07 AM »
My 3 choices are

Midnight Run
Repo Man
The Verdict

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Resurrections (Round 2)
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2011, 10:11:32 AM »
If you've participated in this bracket and would like a say in the Round 2 resurrections, PM me the following:

I.  jbissell's Resurrection

Rank the following three films in the order you think they deserve resurrection (with 1 being the film most deserving of resurrection and 3 the least):

Midnight Run / Repo Man / The Verdict

1.
2.
3.

Note: You should rank a film even if you haven't seen it. Read the previous verdicts for those films for inspiration.

II.  Consensus Resurrection

Choosing from all the round two losers (the films in blue in the first post of this thread), rank the Top 6 films you'd most like to see get resurrected:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Please send me your ballots by the end of the day on Friday. Thanks!

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« Last Edit: June 23, 2011, 04:53:31 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Resurrections (Round 2)
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2011, 11:05:48 AM »
Should I send you a ballot as well?