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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #320 on: September 22, 2011, 09:18:28 PM »
Thanks for all your time spent and running this annually, Wilson!
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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #321 on: September 22, 2011, 09:22:07 PM »
I don't have much comment on the list. I guess the only thing people would reasonably expect me to respond to is the BttF vs Die Hard issue, which I don't care about anyway. I think people tend to take Back to the Future for granted, and on the flip side Die Hard is one of the two or three best examples of a genre, so it naturally sticks out more to people who create such lists, even when there is not a huge "personal" connection to it. Even for me, it's a Top 20 or 30 film. I think The Godfather is overrated, both in life and by the forum. I am actually surprised it has once again gotten the #1 spot. I don't feel like people tend to rally around The Godfather much around here, which makes it a bit unexpected for a #1. I think that otherwise, the list is as solid as any of the other lists. A ton of fun to read. A large number of the choices will be in my Essentials series, so I'll comment on them in more detail there. There are a few on the list that I don't like. Very few. Really only Lost in Translation, Mulholland Dr., Aguirre and Tree of Life. There are a few that I still have yet to see, and I really do need to rectify that. Other than that, I have not much to add, and any contribution from me in the form of a list would be so arbitrary that any skewing it would cause I would not be able to necessarily get behind anyway. Does it suck that Close Encounters didn't make the list? Sure, but I feel like that film is slowly being rediscovered by this forum for the amazing personal work of art that it is. In the meantime, I can't complain much about a list that has Raiders in the Top 10.

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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #322 on: September 22, 2011, 11:12:20 PM »
Thanks again, Wilson. Loved the shot selection this year.

I had an overlap of 27 between my list and the big list. A pretty good number, I think. Fun times!
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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #323 on: September 22, 2011, 11:30:26 PM »
Thanks, Wilson, for doing this again - awesome job.

21 from my list made it.   Scenes from a Marriage being on the list this year was a nice surprise.

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« Reply #324 on: September 22, 2011, 11:35:48 PM »
I don't feel like people tend to rally around The Godfather much around here, which makes it a bit unexpected for a #1.
Except your BFF.

It's a good list. There are always a few I do not and will never agree with, but they are the ones that give our list personal charm. The biggest bummer is how many films where I was the only vote. Nearly a third. This year I decided to just submit my Top 100 even though I knew a few had no hope of making it. This strongly suggests I should do a little gaming next year. Would love to get a John Ford in there, particularly Liberty Valance.

Thanks, Wilson for all the hard work.
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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #325 on: September 22, 2011, 11:46:30 PM »
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The highest Borzage was Lucky Star, likely because of my putting it at the 8 spot. It's on Qwikster, everybody!
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« Reply #326 on: September 23, 2011, 12:32:56 AM »
I voted for Liberty Valance, and three other Fords.

Was Hawks shut out?  I don't recall seeing any classic Westerns. . .
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« Reply #327 on: September 23, 2011, 07:10:46 AM »
I love this pseudo-community! Thanks Wilson, it has been so much fun. Since I only have 14 that are on the top 100 list, my thinking is that I've got me some movies to watch...Or, y'all got some movies to watch!  ;)
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« Reply #328 on: September 23, 2011, 09:33:09 AM »
It's really seeing your individual lists that makes this endeavor worthwhile, the aggregated list is just a bonus.
Yep.

Thanks again, Wilson. Loved the shot selection this year.
YEP!

Would love to get a John Ford in there, particularly Liberty Valance.
That'll probably be on my list next year.
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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #329 on: September 23, 2011, 10:30:57 AM »
I guess the only thing people would reasonably expect me to respond to is the BttF vs Die Hard issue, which I don't care about anyway.

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