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« Reply #110 on: April 15, 2009, 12:10:28 AM »
Your arguments against Election didn't hold much ground with me...

Because they were too busy holding water?

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No, the defense is wrong. (I think it has something to do with Positraction)

Why isn't that in this bracket... was it even mentioned?

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« Reply #111 on: April 15, 2009, 12:12:51 AM »
Am I the 5th?  Because I vote Ghost Dog, without a doubt.
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« Reply #112 on: April 15, 2009, 12:14:25 AM »
Am I the 5th?  Because I vote Ghost Dog, without a doubt.
Time to update The Big List:)

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« Reply #113 on: April 15, 2009, 12:15:24 AM »
I suppose I'll give my verdict. I loved Ghost Dog, a lot. But, in the end it's not as good of a film as Election, which I also loved. So, Election moves on in a close contest, and man am I happy Ghost Dog eliminated Rushmore last round so we were spared the one sided affair that would have been Election over Rushmore in this round.

I couldn't agree more. This is basically exactly what I was going to write. Unless pix or Sean or frohamp can convince me why Ghost Dog is better.

Like usual, we are attuned, or some such fancy word.

I'm curious why Bill thinks it's not as good as Election.  Aesthetically, the film's only flaw, for me, was the blurred motion during Whitaker's workouts.  I understood the purpose of it but it can't help looking a bit too cheap. Other than that, Jarmusch's minimalist style is a perfect match for the type of serenity at the core of both the film and the lead character.

For me it comes down to the fact that I didn't find as many flaws in Election. The only major problem I had with Election was McAllister's possible flirting with violence at times. With Ghost Dog I had some major problems with the blur effect and with the voice over narration/intertitles that became a bit too much for me after a while. I really liked, actually loved, Ghost Dog, but I also loved Election. However on a technical level I feel Election was a better film, both in narrative and in not introducing elements I wasn't fond of.

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« Reply #114 on: April 15, 2009, 12:16:07 AM »
Am I the 5th?  Because I vote Ghost Dog, without a doubt.
Time to update The Big List:)

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« Reply #115 on: April 15, 2009, 12:17:24 AM »
Ground and water, two of my favorite Planeteers. I always get them confuzzled, though.

Anyways, I'm glad Ghost Dog moves on, too. It is certainly better than Rushmore.
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« Reply #116 on: April 15, 2009, 12:18:32 AM »
Interesting how evenly we split, with the Election voters hating on Rushmore and the Ghost Dog voters praising it.

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« Reply #117 on: April 15, 2009, 12:20:02 AM »
That is because Rushmore sucks and, having noticed this, we are better prepared to see a good comedy for what it is.
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« Reply #118 on: April 15, 2009, 12:20:57 AM »
Interesting how evenly we split, with the Election voters hating on Rushmore and the Ghost Dog voters praising it.

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Election and Rushmore being two very different takes on a very similar subject.
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« Reply #119 on: April 15, 2009, 12:23:53 AM »
That is because Rushmore sucks and, having noticed this, we are better prepared to see a good comedy for what it is.

Truth, it hurts.  ;)