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Retro Filmspots 1945: Personal Ballots
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:13:08 PM »
A place to track your nominees as they change over the course of this project. I'll use the preliminary results to generate the FYC threads and also as a point of comparison with the final ballots, so we can see how the discovery project shaped our choices.

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« Last Edit: February 23, 2017, 01:07:21 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 1945: Personal Ballots
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 12:30:19 PM »
Here's a template you can use to separate your post into three columns, to make each post and the thread as a whole less unwieldy.

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Best Picture
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Best Director
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Best Original Screenplay
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Best Actor
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Best Supporting Actor
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Best Ensemble Cast
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Best Non-English Language Film
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Best Hidden Gem (Eligibility Notes)
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Best Short Film
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Best Editing
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« Last Edit: February 02, 2017, 02:34:47 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 1945: Personal Ballots
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 12:33:37 PM »
If we can all make an effort to get our preliminary ballots updated by the end of the weekend (either posted here or messaged to me), I'll put together the master FYC threads and the discovery project watchlist.

I'm probably going to color-code my personal ballot, with black representing choices where I'm going off memory, blue representing choices from new discoveries, and green representing choices there were confirmed by rewatch.

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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 1945: Personal Ballots
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 01:03:43 PM »
I was just thinking about this the other day. Here's something:
Note: There are way too many good lead actress performances. I'm missing Gene Tierney and Joan Crawford. One of my Fallen Angel nominations may be supporting, but I can't remember. Nina Foch may get bumped too. I'm sure there are other worthy supporting actors, but I don't remember and didn't note any of them. Same with Editing which is really hard to judge from memory. Except for the music categories and maybe short film I expect to have a full ballot by the end.



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Best Picture
1. The Lost Weekend
2. Les enfants du paradis
3. Hangover Square
4. Fallen Angel
5. Cornered

Best Director
1. Les enfants du paradis
2. Ivan the Terrible, Part One
3. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
4. The Lost Weekend
5. Fallen Angel

Best Original Screenplay
1. Les enfants du paradis
2. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
3. La vida en un hilo
4. Cornered
5. Rome, Open City

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. The Lost Weekend
2. Fallen Angel
3. Hangover Square
4. Scarlet Street
5. Mildred Pierce

Best Actor
1. Ray Milland - The Lost Weekend
2. Dana Andrews - Fallen Angel
3. Jean-Louis Barrault - Les enfants du paradis
4. Laird Cregar - Hangover Square
5. Dick Powell - Cornered

Best Actress
1. Linda Darnell - Fallen Angel
2. Arletty - Les enfants du paradis
3. Alice Faye - Fallen Angel
4. Marķa Casares - Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
5. Nina Foch - My Name Is Julia Ross
Best Supporting Actor
1.
2. John Carradine - Fallen Angel
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4.
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Best Supporting Actress
1.
2. Anne Revere - Fallen Angel
3. Claire Trevor - Johnny Angel
4. Ella Raines - The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
5. Geraldine Fitzgerald - The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

Best Ensemble Cast
1. Les enfants du paradis
2. Fallen Angel
3. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray
5. Mildred Pierce

Best Non-English Language Film
1. Les enfants du paradis
2. Ivan the Terrible, Part One
3. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
4. Rome, Open City
5. La vida en un hilo

Best Hidden Gem
1. Fallen Angel
2. Hangover Square
3. Cornered
4. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
5. My Name Is Julia Ross
6. Johnny Angel
7. Lady on a Train
8. La vida en un hilo
9. Conflict
10. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
Best Short Film
1.
2. San Pietro
3. Swing Shift Cinderella
4.
5.

Best Editing
1. Les enfants du paradis
2. Hangover Square
3.
4. La vida en un hilo
5. A Study in Choreography for Camera

Best Sound
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2.
3.
4.
5.

Best Score
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Best Cinematography
1. Ivan the Terrible, Part One
2. Les enfants du paradis
3. Fallen Angel
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5. Hangover Square

Best Art Direction
1. Les enfants du paradis
2. The Picture of Dorian Gray
3. Hangover Square
4. Ivan the Terrible, Part One
5.
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1945: Personal Ballots
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 01:15:45 PM »
Feel free to list Hangover Square and others under Hidden Gem as well. That's the reason for ten slots, so that if one of your choices gets nominated in another major category (like Best Picture), it'll fall out of your Hidden Gem votes and everything else will move up.

I suspect that my 4 or 5 of Best Picture choices will overlap with my Hidden Gem choices.

I'll nominate Hangover Square for Score on your behalf.

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« Last Edit: February 02, 2017, 01:18:42 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 1945: Personal Ballots
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 01:39:06 PM »
Yeah, I forgot what we decided was the criteria for Hidden Gem. I'll fill that out later.
Edit: Done
« Last Edit: February 02, 2017, 02:07:07 PM by PeacefulAnarchy »

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1945: Personal Ballots
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 02:16:28 PM »
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Best Picture
1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
2. The Way to the Stars         
3. Fallen Angel         
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray
5. Hangover Square

Best Director
1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
2. The Way to the Stars         
3. Fallen Angel         
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray
5. Hangover Square

Best Original Screenplay
1. The Way to the Stars
2. Yolanda and the Thief
3. Cornered
4. Detour
5. I Know Where I'm Going!

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
2. Fallen Angel
3. The Picture of Dorian Gray
4. Hangover Square
5. Scarlet Street

Best Actor
1. Laird Cregar - Hangover Square
2. Michael Redgrave - The Way to the Stars
3. Dana Andrews - Fallen Angel
4. Edward G. Robinson - Scarlet Street
5. Dick Powell - Cornered

Best Actress
1. Ann Savage - Detour
2. Gene Tierney - Leave Her to Heaven
3. Linda Darnell - Fallen Angel
4. Joan Bennett - Scarlet Street
5. Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce
Best Supporting Actor
1. George Sanders - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Vincent Price - Leave Her to Heaven 
3. Dan Duryea - Scarlet Street
4. Walter Slezak - Cornered
5. George Macready - My Name Is Julia Ross

Best Supporting Actress
1. Angela Lansbury - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Mildred Natwick - Yolanda and the Thief
3. Ann Blyth - Mildred Pierce
4. Linda Darnell - Hangover Square
5. Rosamund John - The Way to the Stars

Best Ensemble Cast
1. The Way to the Stars
2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
3. Scarlet Street
4. Hangover Square
5. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

Best Non-English Language Film
1. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
2. Children of Paradise
3. Ivan the Terrible   
4. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
5. Sanshiro Sugata Part Two

Best Hidden Gem
1. The Way to the Stars         
2. Fallen Angel         
3. Hangover Square
4. Yolanda and the Thief
5. Cornered
6. My Name Is Julia Ross
7. Lady on a Train
8. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
9. Conflict
10. The Great Flamarion

Best Short Film
1. Death Mills
2. Le Vampire
3. A Gun in His Hand
4. A Diary for Timothy
5.

Best Editing
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Best Sound
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Best Score
1. Hangover Square
2. Children of Paradise
3.
4.
5.

Best Cinematography
1. Yolanda and the Thief
2. Hangover Square
3. Fallen Angel
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray
5. Ivan the Terrible, Part One

Best Art Direction
1. Yolanda and the Thief
2. Hangover Square
3. The Picture of Dorian Gray
4. Children of Paradise
5.


Unfortunately, I'm relying on my reviews for most of these since the memories have faded. I rarely comment on Editing and Sound in my reviews, so those categories are going to require some thought (or revisits, which I'm not likely to do).

For Hidden Gems, I just went with my top rated films, ignoring a couple (like Mildred Pierce) that were tough to call "hidden".

"Ensemble Cast" is one I struggle with. Does it mean when I think the entire cast is good? Does it only apply to large casts? Is it more about how the actors play off each other rather than evaluating their performances in isolation?
« Last Edit: February 02, 2017, 03:52:03 PM by MartinTeller »

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1945: Personal Ballots
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 02:19:20 PM »
I'm going to keep my Ballot for this on my computer. I sent you a PM list already and am prepping to send you some corrections (or would you prefer I just PM a complete revised list?)

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1945: Personal Ballots
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 02:20:02 PM »
For Hidden Gems, I just went with my top rated films, ignoring a couple (like Mildred Pierce) that were tough to call "hidden".
I used the list here, which would make some of your top choices ineligible: http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=14229.msg860791#msg860791

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1945: Personal Ballots
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 02:21:04 PM »
For Hidden Gems, I just went with my top rated films, ignoring a couple (like Mildred Pierce) that were tough to call "hidden".
I used the list here, which would make some of your top choices ineligible: http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=14229.msg860791#msg860791

Thanks, I will edit.