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for oneaprilday: cases for resurrection
« on: October 19, 2008, 12:14:54 PM »
with only 7 pairings left to be decided it is probably time to start seriously lobbying oad for resurrections of various wronged films.  while this has been ongoing, it seems humane to consolidate all our arguments in one place :)

My first priority is Todd Haynes' Safe (1995).  I'll currently just drop a link to a quick defense for the film, hopefully I'll do it again soon to provide some fresh (and more compelling) thoughts.


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and, I'm not sure this is the best sell for the film, but it is fun:)


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Re: for oneaprilday: cases for resurrection
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 12:22:37 PM »
FWIW, a list of the eligible films, ranked by seeding:

8. Se7en
14. Fight Club
18. Jackie Brown
22. Toy Story 2
23. The Matrix
27. Heat
28. Toy Story
29. Terminator 2
32. American Beauty
36. Gattaca
37. 12 Monkeys
39. The Truman Show
40. Ed Wood
47. South Park
69. Hoop Dreams
71. Bottle Rocket
74. The Last of the Mohicans
79. Book of Life
80. Beautiful Girls
81. American Movie
83. Happiness
84. Boyz n the Hood
85. The Nightmare Before Christmas
86. The Straight Story
87. Braveheart
91. Bullets Over Broadway
93. Jesus' Son
94. Schizopolis
96. In the Company of Men
99. Big Night
104. Six Degrees of Separation
106. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
108. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
119. Sydney/Hard Eight
126. Clean, Shaven
130. To Die For
139. The Addiction
143. The Apostle
144. Mississippi Masala
161. Clerks
174. Affliction
177. Little Women
193. Menace II Society
197. Safe
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Re: for oneaprilday: cases for resurrection
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 12:46:31 PM »
yeah, i've always disliked that ranking system and that it was included in the bracket.  now i dislike it even more as it implies Safe is not worthy of resurrection  :P
But I wish the public could, in the midst of its pleasures, see how blatantly it is being spoon-fed, and ask for slightly better dreams. 
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Re: for oneaprilday: cases for resurrection
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 01:01:53 PM »
My first priority is Todd Haynes' Safe (1995). 

For me Safe is second only to Hoop Dreams.

My resurrection hopefuls:

1. Hoop Dreams (69)
2. Safe (197)
3. Big Night (99)
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Re: for oneaprilday: cases for resurrection
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 01:10:15 PM »
Schizopolis!

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Re: for oneaprilday: cases for resurrection
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 01:12:01 PM »
FWIW, a list of the eligible films, ranked by seeding:

And they call you lazy!

('They' being, um, mostly just yourself, I guess.)

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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: for oneaprilday: cases for resurrection
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 01:21:06 PM »
And they call you lazy!

('They' being, um, mostly just yourself, I guess.)

pixote

Speaking of which, someone else should write something convincing in favor of Heat and Jackie Brown. And I'll third Safe.
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Re: for oneaprilday: cases for resurrection
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 01:58:44 PM »
I've seen 34 of the eligible films.  I would rank them thusly:

1.   74. The Last Of The Mohicans
2.   71. Bottle Rocket
3.   99. Big Night
4.   14. Fight Club
5.   23. The Matrix
6.   27. Heat
7.   104. Six Degrees of Separation
8.   18. Jackie Brown
9.   8. Se7en
10.  69. Hoop Dreams
11. 161. Clerks
12. 193. Menace II Society
13. 47. South Park
14. 22. Toy Story 2
15. 40. Ed Wood
16. 108. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
17. 119. Sydney/Hard Eight
18. 37. 12 Monkeys
19. 36. Gattaca
20. 28. Toy Story
21. 139. The Addiction
22. 80. Beautiful Girls
23. 130. To Die For
24. 85. The Nightmare Before Christmas
25. 87. Braveheart
26. 197. Safe
27. 39. The Truman Show
28. 177. Little Women
29. 29. Terminator 2
30. 91. Bullets Over Broadway
31. 84. Boyz n the Hood
32. 106. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
33. 96. In the Company of Men
34. 32. American Beauty
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Re: for oneaprilday: cases for resurrection
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008, 02:09:26 PM »
Top 6 Films That I've Seen That Should Be Resurrected
(based on vague memories)

Fight Club
Toy Story
The Truman Show
South Park
Hoop Dreams
Boyz n the Hood

Top Films I Haven't Seen That I Would Like To See Resurrected
(based on verdicts and current levels of interest)

79. Book of Life
93. Jesus' Son
94. Schizopolis
99. Big Night
106. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
126. Clean, Shaven
193. Menace II Society
197. Safe

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Re: for oneaprilday: cases for resurrection
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2008, 02:30:27 PM »
The films I've watched that I'd most like to see resurrected:

Fight Club
Jackie Brown
Toy Story
Hoop Dreams
Big Night
Bottle Rocket

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