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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #100 on: September 22, 2012, 05:48:38 PM »
The beauty of There Will Be Blood, of course, is the timeless quality that only comes by showcasing a deep understanding of the human condition, existence, and human nature, so realistically it being made in 2007 becomes a bit less relevant when recognizing its accomplishments. I suppose one would benefit from having the cultural point of reference of an American, though only up to a point I think. It is designed in such a way (as much as I don't like admitting it, I suppose like the works of Shakespeare) to communicate with anyone regardless of time.

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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #101 on: September 22, 2012, 06:28:47 PM »
Well, I'm looking positively mainstream.  Only 21 that I'm the only vote for:

The Beautiful Washing Machine (2004, James Lee)
The Burglar (1957, Paul Wendkos)
Cairo Station (1958, Youssef Chahine)
Devi (1960, Satyajit Ray)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989, Gus Van Sant)
El Norte (1983, Gregory Nava)
Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970, Werner Herzog)
The Hole (1998, Ming-liang Tsai)
House (1977, Nobuhiko Obayashi)
The Lineup (1958, Don Siegel)
Love and Death (1975, Woody Allen)
A Page of Madness (1926, Teinosuke Kinugasa)
Pratidwandi (1972, Satyajit Ray)
Revenge of a Kabuki Actor (1963, Kon Ichikawa)
Shame (1968, Ingmar Bergman)
The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
Story of Qiu Ju (1992, Zhang Yimou)
Thirst for Love (1966, Koreyoshi Kurahara)
Visage (2009, Ming-liang Tsai)
The Wayward Cloud (2005, Ming-liang Tsai)
Woman in the Dunes (1964, Hiroshi Teshigahara)


8 that had one other vote besides mine:

Drowning By Numbers
Mahanagar
A Moment of Innocence
The Scent of Green Papaya
Sita Sings the Blues
The Trial
The Turin Horse
The Vertical Ray of the Sun


Several more had two other votes.
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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #102 on: September 22, 2012, 06:43:03 PM »
I'm pretty sure a bunch of people vote for The Shining.

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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #103 on: September 22, 2012, 07:16:57 PM »
Oh shoot, I must have deleted the wrong one off my spreadsheet.  I think it was either Stop Making Sense or Time of the Gypsies.  Too lazy to look it up again.
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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #104 on: September 22, 2012, 09:12:49 PM »
Random data explorations, I was going through creating a list of all the films receiving votes that I haven't seen. Here's the breakdown by how many points the film got. For my purposes, 50 is essentially the top 100/150, 30 is the top 250, and 15 is the top 500, though I broke it down by the point scheme after that so it would be inclusive of each tier of single vote getters. I do very well with multi-vote getters at least.

I was curious to find that the only #1 voted film that I haven't seen is Blissfully Yours. It will probably remain unseen given Joe's track record.

Points   Percent Watched
50   98%
30   92%
17   83%
15   80%
14   77%
12   74%
10   70%
  8   67%
  6   63%
  4   60%
  2   57%

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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #105 on: September 22, 2012, 10:18:13 PM »
There are 49 films with more than one vote that I haven't seen.  These are the ones with 20 points or more:

Eureka
Vendredi Soir
In America
Separation, A
Gattaca
Wild Reeds
Welfare
Christmas Story, A
Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The
Sense and Sensibility
Jane Eyre
Rachel Getting Married


Eureka is the highest, with 34 points (#201).

The only #1 voted I haven't seen is Jane Eyre.
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« Reply #106 on: September 22, 2012, 10:44:36 PM »
Here's the top 25 directors by average points per film submitted.

For example, Coppola had four different films appear on peoples' lists. Irvin Kershner had one.

You could think of it as a "who's hits were the biggest" ranking maybe.

1   Francis Ford Coppola
2   Jean-Pierre Jeunet
3   Irvin Kershner
4   Michael Curtiz
5   Michel Gondry
6   Paul Thomas Anderson
7   Charles Laughton
8   Alfonso Cuaron
9   Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
10   Stanley Kubrick
11   John Lasseter
12   Ridley Scott
13   Billy Wilder
14   Sergio Leone
15   Andrew Dominik
16   Frank Darabont
17   Coen Brothers
18   Robert Mulligan
19   Quentin Tarantino
20   Harold Ramis
21   Terrence Malick
22   Milos Forman
23   Andrew Stanton
24   Fritz Lang
25   Steve James

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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #107 on: September 23, 2012, 12:31:16 AM »
My list vs. everyone:

# Votes
# Films
9-13 votes (Top 100)
7
3-6 votes
14
2 votes
20
Only me
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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #108 on: September 23, 2012, 08:43:01 AM »
Here's the top 25 directors by average points per film submitted.

For example, Coppola had four different films appear on peoples' lists. Irvin Kershner had one.

You could think of it as a "who's hits were the biggest" ranking maybe.

1   Francis Ford Coppola
2   Jean-Pierre Jeunet
3   Irvin Kershner
4   Michael Curtiz
5   Michel Gondry
6   Paul Thomas Anderson
7   Charles Laughton
8   Alfonso Cuaron
9   Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
10   Stanley Kubrick
11   John Lasseter
12   Ridley Scott
13   Billy Wilder
14   Sergio Leone
15   Andrew Dominik
16   Frank Darabont
17   Coen Brothers
18   Robert Mulligan
19   Quentin Tarantino
20   Harold Ramis
21   Terrence Malick
22   Milos Forman
23   Andrew Stanton
24   Fritz Lang
25   Steve James

Are you telling me that Akira Kurosawa finished out of the 25 and below Quentin Tarantino, Harold Ramis and Andrew Stanton? I think I'm going to vomit.

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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #109 on: September 23, 2012, 08:49:36 AM »
A 3 film minimum per director might be an interesting list.
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