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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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Author Topic: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion  (Read 16092 times)

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #210 on: September 05, 2014, 07:10:56 AM »
Yes, every film in the 200 was at least on two ballots.  Time of the Gypsies, ... was only on two ballots, but I think all the others are three or more.

So only Martin and me, then.  :'(

@Bondo:
Will you make the full spreadsheet with the votes for all films available as Wilson did in past years?

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #211 on: September 05, 2014, 07:33:43 AM »
Dang peeps, y'all do all need to get to Jane Eyre.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #212 on: September 05, 2014, 08:05:13 AM »
Goodguy, I'll post the full spreadsheet when I get back to my computer Saturday evening.

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #213 on: September 05, 2014, 08:48:54 AM »
Dang peeps, y'all do all need to get to Jane Eyre.

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #214 on: September 05, 2014, 11:27:13 AM »
Bummed I couldn't join for the chat last night. I kept getting booted, so I followed along in the thread instead.

Thanks so much to all who contributed to it this year. It was a great success IMO!
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #215 on: September 05, 2014, 12:45:03 PM »
Dang peeps, y'all do all need to get to Jane Eyre.

 :)

You tell 'em Corndog!
I read the book, I like the version in my head. Not sure I want to see a film version of it.

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #216 on: September 05, 2014, 01:03:16 PM »
Here's some thoughts after looking at the list for a while:
I've been re-reading and thinking about this post numerous times since last night.

-The list that introduced me to the idea of "great" film is the AFI list.  But the list that really embodied that, that I could really embrace and understand these films to be great for all the reasons that they are is the Filmspotting 100.  There is a common element to this list over the last six years that I've been examining it, and I realize this is the one that is the heart of my film watching experience, what I think about when I think about truly great films.  Other lists have bolts out of the blue, but this list, as much as I might disagree about some of the choices (Goodfellas, really?), is what I think about when I think of generally great films that could be agreed upon by a community.
I agree. As a lover of lists, the Filmspotting 100 goes right at the top. For anyone interested in films, this is a great starting point.
Interesting that you choose Goodfellas as your "really?" example. Mine would be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in the Top 5.


-The second two hundred is, if anything, more interesting than the first. 
Agree here too. 1-100 is a great Intro to Cinema, but 101-200 is where it becomes more of a Filmspotters list.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #217 on: September 05, 2014, 01:14:35 PM »
Havent seen Beau Travail, The Time of Gypsies (not for lack of trying on those two...they arent on Netflix or at the library) and Jane Eyre. Got the other 197!

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #218 on: September 05, 2014, 01:43:13 PM »
Quote from: Sam the Cinema Snob link=topic=12860.msg781711#msg781711

I read the book, I like the version in my head. Not sure I want to see a film version of it.

I can't argue with that Sam. It may be perfect just the way it is.

For me, even though I loved the book first, most of the adaptations bring me something of value to add to it. It's all a swirl now of favorite scenes and pieces of dialogue, external and internal.

Hopefully, if you do end up seeing the film, it won't detract from what you already have created in your imagination, but will add something beautiful.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #219 on: September 05, 2014, 01:50:22 PM »
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