Author Topic: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project  (Read 7580 times)

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2012, 12:41:36 PM »
I still have some of those top contenders to watch.

I hope more people watch A Face in the Crowd-- it is like an early Network, with Andy Griffith as a dark Howard Beale, kinda.
I'd like to see it because it does have the tone of Network about it. Like a lot of these films, I'm having trouble tracking it down.

I've stopped myself from saying which of these marquee films I don't care for much, since we are only going to nominate the ones we do like. There's no vote against (which I can see adding some spice to Filmspots, in general, if it was initiated) but that won't stop people being negative.
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012, 10:27:54 AM »
I didn't plan on watching Payton Place or Sayonara , but they both made a huge dent at the 1957 Academy Awards (4 Oscars for Sayonara and 15 additional nominations between them). Are either of these likely to pop up on the Retro Filmspots ballot?

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012, 10:41:26 AM »
They're both on my watchlist, but I'm not particularly looking forward to them. At least they didn't get Jennifer Jones to play Asian again.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 11:54:36 AM »
Sayonara is coming up on TCM and I'm going to watch it again.  I saw it many, many years ago and didn't really care for it, so I'm not expecting much.
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2012, 04:37:03 PM »
The first half of Peyton Place is wonderful. The second half isn't bad either. Lana Turner!

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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: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2012, 08:38:51 PM »
The first half of Peyton Place is wonderful. The second half isn't bad either. Lana Turner!

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Nah...Hope Lange!!!!

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2012, 02:21:23 PM »
I updated the first post. We're at 53 seen out of 202 listed!

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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: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2012, 03:00:43 PM »
I did a review for NY, NY in there (a very short one) so we can add that too. 54!

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2012, 03:32:00 PM »
I did a review for NY, NY in there (a very short one) so we can add that too. 54!

I added that title to the list on account of your review ... just forgot to put your name next to it. Fixed now.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2012, 10:51:38 AM »
59 of 202. That's 29.2%.

16 different people have been the first to see a film so far. I hope that number continues to grow as well.

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« Last Edit: March 27, 2012, 10:53:22 AM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.