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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%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Author Topic: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion  (Read 16246 times)

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #220 on: September 05, 2014, 02:19:03 PM »
Need I remind you all also Jane Eyre is from Cary Fukunaga, the same man who has already brought you Sin Nombre and True Detective!?
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #221 on: September 05, 2014, 04:20:39 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.
I was talking about this with someone who is a big Shakespeare fan. He was telling me of all these film adaptations that I should see, the big one being Branagh's Henry V. Well, I saw Henry V at The Globe in London and I just feel like the film wouldn't live up to that experience I already have. I'd rather seek out new experiences than adaptations or different renditions of experiences I've already had.

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #222 on: September 05, 2014, 04:22:55 PM »
Dang peeps, y'all do all need to get to Jane Eyre.
I read the book, I like the version in my head. Not sure I want to see a film version of it.
I get that completely. I feel the same way about the prospect of reading the book.

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #223 on: September 05, 2014, 04:30:17 PM »
That argument only works if you're willing to never see The Thing because you've already seen The Thing from Another World (or the other way around).
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #224 on: September 05, 2014, 04:37:10 PM »
I think you keep looking until you find the ultimate version... then you stop.

True Grit (coens), Robin Hood (Costner), etc.



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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #225 on: September 05, 2014, 05:14:41 PM »
I think you keep looking until you find the ultimate version... then you stop.

True Grit (coens), Robin Hood (Costner), etc.

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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: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #226 on: September 05, 2014, 05:16:58 PM »
Yeah, everybody knows its the one with the animals.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #227 on: September 05, 2014, 05:44:15 PM »
Flynn, obvi.

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #228 on: September 05, 2014, 05:52:02 PM »

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #229 on: September 06, 2014, 10:47:34 PM »
Here is the number of films from the group top-100 that were on each respective voter's ballot:

ses   48
sdb_1970   46
philip918   45
GothamCity151   40
jbissell   39
Corndog   38
Harpo Speaks   38
oldkid   34
jdc   34
Antares   33
1SO   33
tinyholidays   33
Totoro   31
Sam the Cinema Snob   31
jswysin   31
Dave the Necrobumper   30
Keith   30
Junior   27
AVERAGE 25.8
Beavermoose   24
oneaprilday   23
MartinTeller   22
JakeIsntFake   20
Strong Opinions   18
PeacefulAnarchy   18
Bondo   15
jascook   15
Sandy   14
JeffreySchroeck   14
roujin   12
The Deer Hunter   10
Verite   10
sdedalus   9
smirnoff   7
goodguy   5

And here is the complete ranking of films receiving votes. I apologize for the inconsistent formatting of film titles but I worked with what I was given on things that didn't make the top list.
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