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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #420 on: July 27, 2012, 03:13:46 PM »
Unless Scenes from a Marriage or Fanny & Alexander are in contention (both had theatrical releases), I don't have any special cases I'm considering for my top 100.
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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #421 on: July 27, 2012, 03:17:30 PM »
I would put Lonesome Dove on my list if I could.

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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #422 on: July 27, 2012, 03:44:30 PM »
I would put Lonesome Dove on my list if I could.

It's that good!
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« Reply #423 on: July 27, 2012, 04:04:55 PM »
I would put Lonesome Dove on my list if I could.

It's that good!

I vote ineligible, lol. (Possible spoiler.)

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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #424 on: July 27, 2012, 04:13:07 PM »
Are television movies included?  For instance: Temple Grandin, which was on HBO.  If so, should a long story like Lonesome Dove also be included?

As much as I love Dekalog and I'd love to see it included, the fact that it is a series of shorts and not one story disqualifies it for me.

Carlos, Fanny and Alexander and Scenes from a Marriage all have a theatrical release version.   If we are including television movies, I don't see why we shouldn't include their miniseries versions.  But would the votes be split between the two versions?

I'd love for the opportunity to vote for Kill Bill and The Godfather I and II as one film each.  (I saw The Godfather Saga first before watching the two films separately).  I think that each film is better as one narrative, rather than split up in their respective parts.  But it doesn't make sense to vote that way since no one else does.
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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #425 on: July 27, 2012, 04:20:38 PM »
3) Should mini-series be included?

I think there should be nuance in the categorization. For example, I would include something like THE STAIRCASE--a six-hour documentary presented as a television mini-series--but not GENERATION KILL, a season-long series developed for HBO. So, for me, I suppose the qualifying question would be: Is this truly episodic in nature, or a long-form piece broken down into episodic chunks?

Generation Kill was only 7 episodes.  The running time is 64 to 70 minutes for each epi.  I think it's a very cohesive work as much as Scenes from a Marriage and Fanny and Alexander.  But I'm pretty sure I'm alone on that.
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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #426 on: July 27, 2012, 04:31:00 PM »
I loved GK but would probably vote to exclude it. I don't necessarily have any criteria... just kind of going with what feels right.

I would put Lonesome Dove on my list if I could.

It's that good!

I vote ineligible, lol. (Possible spoiler.)

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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #427 on: July 27, 2012, 04:35:37 PM »
Generation Kill was only 7 episodes.

Ah, so you're right. (Felt like a full HBO season.) I love it, but I still wouldn't count it.

As much as I love Dekalog and I'd love to see it included, the fact that it is a series of shorts and not one story disqualifies it for me.

Right, which is why I think it should be broken up into individual films.

(I saw The Godfather Saga first before watching the two films separately).

I think you should list THE GODFATHER SAGA. That's a specific edit that joins the first two films, much like KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR; different from putting down THE GODFATHER I & II or KILL BILL I & II.

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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #428 on: July 27, 2012, 04:43:36 PM »
Generation Kill was only 7 episodes.

Ah, so you're right. (Felt like a full HBO season.) I love it, but I still wouldn't count it.

I loved GK but would probably vote to exclude it. I don't necessarily have any criteria... just kind of going with what feels right.

I made (didn't post it up, though) a combined top 100 last year including films, tv series (not just mini-series) and stand-up specials.  Made a video, too, but I lost it.  :'(
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Re: 4th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments
« Reply #429 on: July 27, 2012, 04:47:34 PM »
damn :'(

Lots of The Sopranos clips in it  8)
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