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Retro Filmspots 1974: Official Winners
« on: January 09, 2013, 04:50:09 PM »
Best Picture
     The Godfather: Part II — 38.8%
     A Woman Under the Influence — 25.6%
     Chinatown — 21.8%
     The Conversation — 13.9%
     Un homme qui dort — 0.0%

Best Director
     Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather: Part II — 47.9%
     Roman Polanski, Chinatown — 22.1%
     John Cassavetes, A Woman Under the Influence — 15.9%
     Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul — 8.6%
     Francis Ford Coppola, The Conversation — 5.5%

Best Original Screenplay
     Robert Towne, Chinatown — 48.3%
     Francis Ford Coppola, The Conversation — 22.8%
     John Cassavetes, A Woman Under the Influence — 13.3%
     Liliana Cavani and Miss Cavani and Italo Moscati, The Night Porter — 8.0%
     Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, and Alan Uger, Blazing Saddles — 7.6%

Best Adapted Screenplay
     Georges Perec, Un homme qui dort (from his own novel) — 51.7%
     Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo, The Godfather: Part II (from the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo) — 33.9%
     Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, Young Frankenstein (from the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley) — 8.1%
     Peter Stone, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (from the novel by John Godey) — 6.4%
     David Giler and Lorenzo Semple Jr., The Parallax View (from the novel by Loren Singer) — 0.0%

Best Actor
     Gene Hackman, The Conversation — 48.2%
     Peter Falk, A Woman Under the Influence — 21.4%
     Al Pacino, The Godfather: Part II — 20.0%
     Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein — 5.4%
     Jack Nicholson, Chinatown — 5.0%

Best Actress
     Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence — 69.6%
     Charlotte Rampling, The Night Porter — 18.0%
     Brigitte Mira, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul — 7.9%
     Faye Dunaway, Chinatown — 4.5%
     Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore — 0.0%

Best Supporting Actor
     John Cazale, The Godfather: Part II — 56.7%
     Gene Wilder, Blazing Saddles — 24.4%
     John Huston, Chinatown — 13.2%
     Robert De Niro, The Godfather: Part II — 5.7%
     Robert Shaw, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three — 0.0%

Best Supporting Actress
     Madeline Kahn, Blazing Saddles — 39.5%
     Diane Ladd, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore — 30.6%
     Teri Garr, Young Frankenstein — 15.5%
     Diane Keaton, The Godfather: Part II — 14.4%
     Cloris Leachman, Young Frankenstein — 0.0%

Best Ensemble Cast
     The Godfather: Part II — 63.4%
     Young Frankenstein — 19.6%
     The Taking of Pelham One Two Three — 9.2%
     A Woman Under the Influence — 7.8%
     Chinatown — 0.0%

Best Non-English Language Film
     Un homme qui dort — 43.3%
     Alice in the Cities — 22.1%
     Ali: Fear Eats the Soul — 19.1%
     Celine and Julie Go Boating — 15.5%
     The Enigma of Kasper Hauser — 0.0%

Best Documentary
     Hearts and Minds (directed by Peter Davis) — 48.0%
     That's Entertainment! (directed by Jack Haley Jr.) — 29.3%
     The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (directed by Werner Herzog) — 12.8%
     General Idi Amin Dada (directed by Barbet Schroeder) — 9.9%
     Animals Are Beautiful People (directed by Jamie Uys) — 0.0%

Best Short Film
     Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (directed by John Lounsbery) — 47.8%
     The Heron and the Crane (directed by Yuriy Norshteyn) — 23.9%
     The Miracle of Flight (directed by Terry Gilliam) — 13.2%
     The Amputee (directed by David Lynch) — 9.5%
     'Twas the Night Before Christmas (directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr.) — 5.5%

Best Editing
     Richard Chew, The Conversation — 43.6%
     Andrιe Davanture and Agnθs Molinard, Un homme qui dort — 24.8%
     Barry Malkin, Richard Marks   , and Peter Zinner, The Godfather: Part II — 17.0%
     Nicole Lubtchansky, Celine and Julie Go Boating — 14.5%
     Sam O'Steen, Chinatown — 0.0%

Best Score
     Paul Williams, Phantom of the Paradise — 50.9%
     Nino Rota, The Godfather: Part II — 26.1%
     Willie Hutch, Foxy Brown — 18.0%
     Jerry Goldsmith, Chinatown — 5.0%
     Bo Harwood, A Woman Under the Influence — 0.0%

Best Cinematography
     Bernard Zitzermann, Un homme qui dort — 31.6%
     Gordon Willis, The Godfather: Part II — 23.1%
     Bruce Surtees, Lenny — 21.2%
     John A. Alonzo, Chinatown — 17.0%
     Gordon Willis, The Parallax View — 7.1%

Best Art Direction
     Dean Tavoularis, Angelo P. Graham, and George R. Nelson, The Godfather: Part II — 33.9%
     Jack Fisk, Phantom of the Paradise — 20.4%
     Robert A. Burns, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre — 18.2%
     Dale Hennesy and Robert De Vestel, Young Frankenstein — 14.6%
     Richard Sylbert, W. Stewart Campbell, and Ruby R. Levitt, Chinatown — 13.6%

Best Scene
     Festa March, The Godfather: Part II — 39.8%
     Final Mix, The Conversation — 25.1%
     Mabel Comes Home, A Woman Under the Influence — 18.3%
     The Dinner Scene, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre — 16.8%
     New Year's Eve 1958, The Godfather: Part II — 0.0%

Best Line
     "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." - Chinatown — 26.4%
     "Tell me what you want me to... how you want me to be. I can be that. I can be anything." - A Woman Under the Influence — 22.8%
     "Excuse me while I whip this out." - Blazing Saddles — 22.7%
     "'Course I'm respectable. I'm old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough." - Chinatown — 21.1%
     "I know it was you, [...]. You broke my heart." - The Godfather: Part II — 7.0%
« Last Edit: January 10, 2013, 04:50:46 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: Official Winners
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 05:14:34 PM »
Here are the success rates for each voter, taking into account only the categories where that person had seen the eventual winner (and thus had an opportunity to vote for it):

Sandy100.0% (1/1)
1SO72.2% (13/18)
‘Keith!69.2% (9/13)
jbissell66.7% (8/12)
maρana64.7% (11/17)
Jared64.3% (9/14)
KasperL63.6% (7/11)
AAAutin55.6% (10/18)
OVERALL52.9% (126/255)
PeacefulAnarchy     50.0% (8/16)
Totoro46.7% (7/15)
pixote45.5% (5/11)
MartinTeller41.2% (7/17)
toro91341.2% (7/17)
Verite35.3% (6/17)
sdedalus33.3% (5/15)
Bondo22.2% (2/9)

In terms of total winners voted for, 1SO had the most with 13, followed by maρana with 10 and AAAutin with 9.

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« Last Edit: January 10, 2013, 04:53:20 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: Official Winners
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 05:22:05 PM »
Success rate by film:

Hearts and Minds100.0% (1/1)
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too100.0% (1/1)
Un homme qui dort60.0% (3/5)
Phantom of the Paradise50.0% (1/2)
The Godfather: Part II40.0% (6/15)
The Conversation33.3% (2/6)
Blazing Saddles25.0% (1/4)
Chinatown15.4% (2/13)
A Woman Under the Influence11.1% (1/9)
Young Frankenstein0.0% (0/6)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul0.0% (0/3)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three0.0% (0/3)
The Parallax View0.0% (0/2)
The Night Porter0.0% (0/2)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore0.0% (0/2)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre0.0% (0/2)
Celine and Julie Go Boating0.0% (0/2)
The Amputee0.0% (0/1)
The Miracle of Flight0.0% (0/1)
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner     0.0% (0/1)
Foxy Brown0.0% (0/1)
That's Entertainment!0.0% (0/1)
Lenny0.0% (0/1)
The Heron and the Crane0.0% (0/1)
'Twas the Night Before Christmas0.0% (0/1)
Animals Are Beautiful People0.0% (0/1)
General Idi Amin Dada0.0% (0/1)
Alice in the Cities0.0% (0/1)
The Enigma of Kasper Hauser0.0% (0/1)

I think that's it for stats.

Sorry if this Retro Filmspots turned out to be something of a letdown. I don't feel I did a very job with it, and being a month late in postnig the results was just the icing on that cake. Oh well.

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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 1974: Official Winners
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 05:28:39 PM »
Not your fault, pix, you did a fine job!  Thanks for all the hard work!

I think this year just didn't have as much juice as we thought it would.  There were some mighty fine films (including a number of my top discoveries of the year) but in the end, it was mostly the 3-4 movies you would expect to stand out that stood out.  I think the big winner this Retrospots was Une homme qui dort.

If we do this again -- and I hope we do -- I really think we should shoot for a year from the 90's, or late 80's at the earliest.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: Official Winners
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 05:53:50 PM »
I think it was just a year with a lot of clear favorites, which kinda killed the incentive to seek out new movies (hard to campaign against Godfather 2 or Gena Rowlands). The cool thing is that even then, Un homme qui dort managed to get a bunch of fans. 1957 was a little more wide open, with a number of films open for discovery, including a lot of movies of the "I've always meant to watch that" variety.

Timing was also an issue, going up against the fall movie season is tough.

I like the plan to go to the 30s after the 2012 filmspots are finished.  And then the 90s after that.  If we schedule things better, we should be able to get both done by September.
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: Official Winners
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 06:02:43 PM »
I would be down for the '30s.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: Official Winners
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 06:04:22 PM »
I'm pretty sure I sent in a ballot, but I don't see my name up there.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: Official Winners
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 06:05:58 PM »
Brackets>Retrospots...lets put our focus where it belongs.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: Official Winners
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 06:09:54 PM »
I'm pretty sure I sent in a ballot, but I don't see my name up there.

I just double-checked my inbox and don't see a final ballot from you (just a nominations ballot). If you want to resend, it won't take me that long to recalculate the results.

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« Last Edit: January 09, 2013, 06:11:46 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: Official Winners
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 06:29:27 PM »
Sent it again (in two parts by accident)