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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #90 on: September 22, 2012, 11:42:39 AM »
Someone other than me put The Woodsman on their top 100. My work here is done.

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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #91 on: September 22, 2012, 12:04:48 PM »
Part of what is a favorite is what communicates to us, personally.  Potentially, any decade's movies could communicate to us, strike us, but the likelihood is higher that a movie that is closer to our cultural heart will do so.  In other words, most of us are people of this era.  The cultural assumptions and communications of previous eras may strike us, but more movies of this era should communicate to us. 

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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #92 on: September 22, 2012, 12:54:42 PM »
A whopping 20 of my top 100 did not receive a single other vote. Here's the list so that everyone knows what to watch for next year:

Amores Perros
An Autumn Afternoon
The Best of Youth
The Big Heat
Bride of Frankenstein
Death Proof
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeosie
Farewell, My Concubine
Floating Weeds
Gates of Heaven
The Gold Rush (!)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Infernal Affairs 2
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Sanjuro
Sherlock Jr.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #93 on: September 22, 2012, 01:17:52 PM »
A whopping 20 of my top 100 did not receive a single other vote. Here's the list so that everyone knows what to watch for next year:

The Gold Rush (!)
That was on my 2010 list. I'll probably submit it again at some point. Our top 100 needs some Chaplin!

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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #94 on: September 22, 2012, 02:04:09 PM »
A whopping 20 of my top 100 did not receive a single other vote. Here's the list so that everyone knows what to watch for next year:

Amores Perros
An Autumn Afternoon
The Best of Youth
The Big Heat
Bride of Frankenstein
Death Proof
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeosie
Farewell, My Concubine
Floating Weeds
Gates of Heaven
The Gold Rush (!)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Infernal Affairs 2
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Sanjuro
Sherlock Jr.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance


Seen them all. Gates of Heaven came real close

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« Reply #95 on: September 22, 2012, 02:05:59 PM »
Haha, you call 20 a whopping? I've got 41 from my list where I was alone. I expected many of these but some of these are positively scandalous. No one else on Gosford Park? Atonement? Juno? In The Heat of the Night?

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The Barbarian Invasions
Shortbus
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Chasing Amy
Irreversible
Juno
Bend It Like Beckham
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
High Strung
In The Heat of the Night
5 Centimeters Per Second
After Life
Atonement
Gosford Park
Ink
The Idiots
The Matador
Sex Is Comedy
The Sixth Sense
Where Are My Children?
Boys Don't Cry
Bride and Prejudice
The Fifth Element
The Girlfriend Experience
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (78)
Muppet Christmas Carol
Open Hearts
Red Road
Skallamann
Waking Life
Aladdin
Arabian Nights
Bowling For Columbine
Leave It On The Floor
North Country
Pretty Baby
Romeo + Juliet
Toys
XXY
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« Reply #96 on: September 22, 2012, 02:11:57 PM »
I like a good number of those films. Body Snatchers has been on previous lists, I think.
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« Reply #97 on: September 22, 2012, 02:25:52 PM »
Haha, you call 20 a whopping? I've got 41 from my list where I was alone. I expected many of these but some of these are positively scandalous. No one else on Gosford Park? Atonement? Juno? In The Heat of the Night?

1776
The Barbarian Invasions
Shortbus
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Chasing Amy
Irreversible
Juno
Bend It Like Beckham
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
High Strung
In The Heat of the Night
5 Centimeters Per Second
After Life
Atonement
Gosford Park
Ink
The Idiots
The Matador
Sex Is Comedy
The Sixth Sense
Where Are My Children?
Boys Don't Cry
Bride and Prejudice
The Fifth Element
The Girlfriend Experience
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (78)
Muppet Christmas Carol
Open Hearts
Red Road
Skallamann
Waking Life
Aladdin
Arabian Nights
Bowling For Columbine
Leave It On The Floor
North Country
Pretty Baby
Romeo + Juliet
Toys
XXY
Metropolitan

I guess I was surprised since I thought that my list was so boring and predictable and common to film lists. I thought for sure that things like The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeosie or Sherlock Jr. would have gotten several votes if not squeezed onto the list itself. I'm actually more surprised that La Dolce Vita only received one other vote! I can't say that I came anywhere close to voting for the films that you listed though.
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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #98 on: September 22, 2012, 02:29:22 PM »
Sherlock Jr. has been on past lists, I think. I know it's been on mine before.
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Re: 5th Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - Comments thread
« Reply #99 on: September 22, 2012, 05:32:13 PM »
Part of what is a favorite is what communicates to us, personally.  Potentially, any decade's movies could communicate to us, strike us, but the likelihood is higher that a movie that is closer to our cultural heart will do so.  In other words, most of us are people of this era.  The cultural assumptions and communications of previous eras may strike us, but more movies of this era should communicate to us. 

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Overall I think it's a good list, the diversity of it impresses me. Though just one more of you needed to put Jurassic Park on your list for it to crack the Top 100  >:(

Also a good reminder of some films I need to get around to. Caught Double Indemnity on sale out of the corner of my eye when out shopping today. And Wings of Desire is playing in a local theatre next week.
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