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What time should we have the presentation of the Filmspotting Top 30?

Monday,  Sept 1. 5pm PST
8 (50%)
Thursday, Sept 4, 2pm PST
1 (6.3%)
Thursday Sept 4, 5pm PST
4 (25%)
Friday Sept 5, 5pm PST
3 (18.8%)

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #190 on: August 31, 2014, 10:46:54 PM »
Great work guys! Sorry I missed the party.

I hope you'll be able to make it on Thursday-- 5pm PST! :)

(Woo, Blue made the list!)

Glad to see The New World edging out Tree of Life. I think in the long run, The New World will stand as the better film. Both are wonderful, though.

I call shenanigans on BttF over Die Hard on the list.

Didn't realize that many people loved Terminator.

Pleasantly shocked by how high A Serious Man is. Didn't realize we had that many lovers of the film around here.

I agree with all of these statements.  Especially about the shenanigans.  In chat, I tried to make up for this by numbering BTTF at 102, but no one noticed, because I still put it in the correct order.

Great list. That Amadeus screenshot cracked me up. Such a cringe-inducing moment! :))

So many great screenshots.  Great job, 1SO!
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #191 on: August 31, 2014, 11:46:49 PM »
I figured we had gotten artsier as a whole, but this list seems to suggest the opposite.

I had the same thought as well.  It feels like a more conventional list than previous years.  Although a bunch of my picks made it in, so maybe I shouldn't question it.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #192 on: September 01, 2014, 12:09:41 AM »
I think the FS list is pretty conventional, but it has its own "personal charms":

The Conversation
Sweet Smell of Success
Barton Fink
Take Shelter
Night and Fog (VERY artsy pick)
Life of Brian
Paths of Glory
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #193 on: September 01, 2014, 01:08:46 AM »
Fanny and Alexander, too. I assume that's not the last we'll see of Bergman.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #194 on: September 01, 2014, 10:19:17 AM »
Night and Fog (VERY artsy pick)
Artsy seems like the wrong term here.

An interesting list so far, thanks for doing this guys.

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #195 on: September 01, 2014, 10:34:47 AM »
Night and Fog (VERY artsy pick)
Artsy seems like the wrong term here.

Why do you think so?  Because it is emotional?  I think the film is experimental, as well as being impactful.  And I think that the film isn't broadly seen, but is praised to the skies by the few who seek it out.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #196 on: September 01, 2014, 11:03:48 AM »
I think it's probably a consequence of my finding the term artsy to be rather silly in the first place. As I understand it, "artsy" generally seems to be used for films with an affected and noticeable style, and while that applies to Resnais' fiction films I don't see it in Night and Fog, though it has been years since I've seen it so perhaps I'm not remembering it correctly. I don't see what not being broadly seen has to do with something being "artsy." If that's what you mean then use obscure, though I wouldn't call Night and Fog obscure within the context of a film forum.

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #197 on: September 02, 2014, 06:12:25 AM »
Can't wait for the rest of the list! Why didn't we do it all in one day???

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #198 on: September 02, 2014, 10:55:12 AM »
So we could have a special treat for the top 30!
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #199 on: September 02, 2014, 11:18:57 AM »
And for those who forgot, to try to remember this time.
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