Author Topic: 90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)  (Read 10190 times)

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90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)
« on: May 11, 2009, 12:31:43 AM »
This matchup is open to anyone who can revisit the films and post a verdict by 11:59pm Hawaii time (GMT -9) on Sunday, May 31.

If these two films end up tied at that deadline, edgarchaput will then cast the tiebreaking verdict.

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« Last Edit: May 29, 2009, 01:32:32 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: 90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 10:33:22 AM »
There's not a director's cut version of Ghost Dog, right?

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Re: 90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 11:44:51 AM »
There's not a director's cut version of Ghost Dog, right?

Nope.

To get the discussion rolling, I have seen both films within the last month. This one is fairly one sided, Magnolia is almost a perfect film whereas Ghost Dog is a pretty good film. Both are quirky and have moments where they downright miss, the rapping kid in Magnolia being the best example of either film missing. I know I'm mainly dishing out generalities here, but for me it was as simple as that, Magnolia is better acted, has a better visual style, more interesting stories and characters, is just the better all around film. The one area where I prefer Ghost Dog is in the score, but I am biased towards RZA. In the end for me it comes down a film that I can watch time and time again and revel in the texture and depth versus a film that I can watch every once in a while and have a fun time with, but that's about it.

I case you haven't picked up on it yet, Magnolia wins pretty easily.

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Re: 90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 11:49:53 AM »
I imagine that either Goodfellas or Magnolia will likely win the bracket, so I may just wait until the next round to watch both of these films.

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Re: 90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 03:34:08 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out the best way to run round six, so it seems worth asking:

a) Who plans on partipating in this matchup?
b) Do you think you can meet the Sunday deadline?

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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: 90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 03:40:42 AM »
I may well make this one. I might pick up Ghost Dog on Friday, and only watched Magnolia a few weeks back, so I'll see what I can do.

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Re: 90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 06:33:28 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out the best way to run round six, so it seems worth asking:

a) Who plans on partipating in this matchup?
b) Do you think you can meet the Sunday deadline?

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A) I think I already did
b) Don't think it will be a problem

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Re: 90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2009, 07:57:03 AM »
Ghost Dog is fresh enough in my memory from watching it for the fourth round in March, but I don't really have time to revisit Magnolia, which I watched in February 2008. I think I could pronounce a winner, but I wouldn't be able to put forward many specific, coherent ideas. Hm, what to do?

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Re: 90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2009, 09:36:33 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out the best way to run round six, so it seems worth asking:

a) Who plans on partipating in this matchup?
b) Do you think you can meet the Sunday deadline?

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Magnolia is mighty long.

I'll try and participate, but I have other films that need visiting as well. If I do participate I will certainly be able to meet the Sunday deadline.

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Re: 90s US Round 6: Magnolia vs. Ghost Dog (Deadline: May 31)
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2009, 09:37:25 AM »
I can't be bothered to revisit Magnolia, so I'll just standby and hope GD wins.