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Re: The 2nd Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - comments thread
« Reply #1110 on: August 30, 2009, 12:19:38 AM »
Yea, I realized there was a lot on the table already and that's kind of why I didn't say anything at the time.

You should bring it up and call dibbs/hold your idea in line.  Someone might propose something and people might get behind that pushing your idea further down in priority.

Where is the dibbs thread?
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Re: The 2nd Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - comments thread
« Reply #1111 on: August 30, 2009, 12:29:46 AM »
Wait...I was the only person to vote for American Psycho?

24 - of my list got on the big list.
48 - of the big list I've seen  :-\
Lots- that I was the only person that voted for them.
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Re: The 2nd Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - comments thread
« Reply #1112 on: August 30, 2009, 12:32:59 AM »
I had 32 films on the big list that were also on my own.
I still haven't seen 24 films on the list.

I found it interesting that I was quoted for Adam's Rib, yet it wasn't on my list.  Of course, I saw the full film only after I turned in my top 100, but I still don't know that it would have made it.  However, it's growing in my thoughts...

And, yeah, where IS Groundhog Day?  And why wasn't it on my list?  Oh, well, there's always next year.
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Re: The 2nd Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - comments thread
« Reply #1113 on: August 30, 2009, 12:44:30 AM »
Strangelove is a great comedy no? (GHD & FBDO were both on the list I submitted)

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Re: The 2nd Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - comments thread
« Reply #1114 on: August 30, 2009, 12:45:06 AM »
I wasn't quoted for anything?  Man.

I liked the list a lot, had a few "Well CINECAST!'s", but that's to be expected.

And shocked that two of my Top 5 had a lot of support, 7 and 9 votes, and didn't crack the Top 100 (Harold and Maude, Shadow of a Doubt).

Movies I was the only vote for:
A.I. (surprised at this, thought it had a bit of love here... wait, I wasn't the only vote, it was listed twice)
Bullets Over Broadway (one of Woody's best, in spite of John Cusack)
Diva (not surprised)
Fury (see above)
Ghost Dog (this was a Top 8 Film of the 90s, yet it wasn't good enough for the lot of your ballots?  BAH.)
Hopscotch (not surprised, although it still didn't deserve to get beaten by CINECAST!ing Dirty Dancing in the 80s bracket)
Love in the Afternoon (so, so charming)
Requiem for a Heavyweight (if I compete in the Best Performances (still feel it's too broad fwiw), Anthony Quinn here will get a lot of support)
Scarface (I know this film is very divisive but I'm surprised I'm the only Top 100 vote)
Shakespeare in Love (surprising)
State of the Union (with a MDC or two, I will fix this for next year)
The Full Monty (BAH.)
The Last Picture Show (see State of the Union)
The People vs. Larry Flynt (...)

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Re: The 2nd Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - comments thread
« Reply #1115 on: August 30, 2009, 01:23:07 AM »
I wasn't quoted for anything?  Man.

Well, I was only quoted for a movie I didn't think was that great.  ;)
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Re: The 2nd Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - comments thread
« Reply #1116 on: August 30, 2009, 01:52:34 AM »
Well, here's how my list fared. 18 of the films made the top 100 and I'm very pleased with that.

1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) (#42 / 12 votes) (I'm so so happy to have T2 make the cut. I really do feel it's something special. Considering it's age and genre, to go from who knows where to #42 really made my night!)
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2. Never Cry Wolf (1983)
3. Fog of War, The (2003)

4. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) (#85 / 7 votes) (Interesting, it got the same number of votes as ROTK but placed 60 spots higher. Nobody put ROTK in their 2nd tier, whereas 3 people did with FOTR. "Let's hunt some orc")  
5. Princess Mononoke (1997) (#43 / 12 votes) (It warms my heart to see Mononoke climb 21 places in the ranks)
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6. Braveheart (1995)
7. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)
8. Amadeus - (1984)
9. Matrix, The (1999)
10. Forrest Gump (1994)
(To see not one of these 5 films in the Top 100 is simply astonishing to me. Amadeus managed to place #102 though, which is impressive considering it had a mere 6 votes)
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11. Endless Summer 2, The (1994)
12. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)

13. Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (#45 / 10 votes) (Worth noting I think is that Ep. IV averages 10.8 points per votes whereas both Ep. V & VI average 8.5ish)
14. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
15. Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) (#20 / 17 votes)
16. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) (#66 / 13 votes)
17. Big Lebowski, The (1998) (#13 / 18 votes)
18. Spirited Away (2001) (#64 / 9 votes)
19. Rounders (1998)
20. Joy Luck Club, The (1993)

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21. Insider, The (1999)
22. Casino (1995)
23. Barry Lyndon (1975)
24. Closer (2004)
25. Sting, The (1973)
26. Vanilla Sky (2001)
27. Ray (2004)
28. Heat (1995)
29. JFK - Director's Cut (1991)
30. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

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31. Touching the Void (2003)
32. V for Vendetta (2005)
33. Into the Wild (2007)
34. Sideways (2004)
35. True Lies (1994)
36. Fly, The (1986)
37. Matchstick Men (2003)
38. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
39. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
(Ouch * 20. Really? None of these made it? I'm saddened)
40. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (#21 / 19 votes)
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41. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
42. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (#6 / 22 votes)
43. Anything Else (2003)
44. Vera Drake (2004)
45. Open Range (2003)
46. Rain Man (1988)

47. Adaptation (2002) (#87 / 11 votes)
48. Hoop Dreams (1994) (#81 / 10 votes)
49. Good Will Hunting (1997)
50. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
51. Baraka (1992)
52. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
53. Kid Stays In the Picture, The (2002)

54. GoodFellas (1990) (#50 / 15 votes)
55. Pi (1998)
56. Alone in the Wilderness (2004)
57. Demolition Man (1993)
58. Merchant of Venice, The (2004)

59. No Country for Old Men (2007) (#35 / 18 votes) (Props to No Country for surviving the year... can't say I'm happy about TWBB though  :-\)
60. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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61. Revolutionary Road (2008)
62. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
63. Narc (2002)
64. Spartan (2004)

65. 12 Angry Men (1957) (#26 / 18 votes)
66. Criminal (2004)
67. Perfect Blue (1998)
(No Kon on the list is unfortunate. Even if you totaled the points from Paprika, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue and Tokyo Godfathers you'd only have 64 points and 9 votes, which you put you in the 110-120 range :( I hope that just means more people need to see some Kon))
68. Unforgiven (1992)
69. Requiem for a Dream (2000) (#77 / 9 votes)
70. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
71. Another Woman (1988)
72. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
73. Hero (2002)
74. Mr Holland's Opus (1996)
75. Jackie Brown (1997)
76. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
77. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

78. Wall-E (2008) (#31 / 17 votes)
79. Commando (1985)
80. Alien (1979) (#34 / 16 votes)
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81. Enter the Dragon (1973)
82. NeverEnding Story, The
83. Labyrinth (1986)
84. Private Parts (1997)
85. Snatch (2000)
86. Confidence (2003)
87. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The (2005)
88. Bourne Identity, The (2002)
89. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
90. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
91. 25th Hour (2002)
92. American History X (1998)
93. Bad Santa (2003)
94. Happy Gilmore (1996)
95. Léon: The Professional (1994)
96. Winged Migration (2001)
97. Brick (1990)
98. Constantine (2005)
99. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
100. Domino (2005)



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A really interesting list is when you sort all films by Points Per Vote (with ties decided by Total Points):

I bolded the ones that actually made the Top 100

1   From Russia With Love
2   American Psycho
3   Beautiful Mind, A
4   Charulata
5   Cool World, The
6   Heathers
7   Mission, The
8   Seven Beauties
9   Small Change
10   South Park
11   Wild Reeds
12   4th Man, The
13   Autumn Marathon
14   Barbarian Invasions, The
15   Brokeback Mountain
16   Chuchelo
17   Cremator, The
18   Dumb and Dumber
19   Early Spring
20   Finding Neverland
21   Hercules
22   Isle, The
23   L’enfent
24   Letters From Iwo Jima
25   Night at the Opera, A
26   Old Joy
27   Place in the Sun
28   State of the Union
29   Taipei Story
30   Vincent
31   Brighter Summer Day, A
32   Il Posto
33   Never Cry Wolf
34   Short Film About Killing, A
35   Eureka
36   Casablanca
37   Charade
38   Hunger
39   48 Hrs
40   AI: Artificial Intelligence
41   Antichrist
42   Babette's Feast
43   Ballad of Narayama, The
44   Black Orpheus
45   Brand Upon the Brain!
46   Breakfast at Tiffany’s
47   Carlito's Way
48   Clean, Shaven
49   Crash (1996)
50   Crow, The
51   Dangerous Liaisons
52   Day of the Jackal
53   Dead Man Walking
54   Diary of a Country Priest
55   Endless Summer 2, The
56   Experiment, Das
57   Gertrud
58   He Who Gets Slapped
59   Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
60   Humanity and Paper Balloons
61   Island, The (2006)
62   Ivan's Childhood
63   Joy Luck Club, The
64   Lake of Fire
65   Last Kiss, The
66   Liberty for Us
67   Mother and the Whore, The
68   Naked
69   Nowhere
70   On Her Majesty's Secret Service
71   Red Sorghum
72   Rivers and Tides
73   Robin Hood
74   Shortbus
75   Slacker
76   Streetwise
77   Talk Radio
78   Thunderball
79   Time of the Gypsies
80   Underground
81   Untouchables, The
82   Warrendale
83   Welfare
84   Godfather, The
85   Amadeus
86   Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
87   Seven Samurai
88   Mysterious Skin
89   Unfaithfully Yours
90   Woman of the Dunes
91   Son, The
92   Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The
93   Titicut Follies
94   French Connection, The
95   After Life
96   Morvern Callar
97   Witness for the Prosecution
98   Jeanne Dielman
99   Star Wars
100   Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Also interesting is if you take only the Top 100 as it exists now and resort that by Point per Vote. I've noted to new position and +/- change.

1   1   Casablanca
2   -1   Godfather, The
3   0   Seven Samurai
4   81   Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The
5   40   Star Wars
6   8   Raiders of the Lost Ark
7   1   Godfather Pt II, The
8   -2   2001: A Space Odyssey
9   19   It's A Wonderful Life
10   3   Big Lebowski, The
11   -2   Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
12   54   Spirited Away
13   84   His Girl Friday
14   18   Passion of Joan of Arc, The
15   7   Chungking Express
16   -11   Annie Hall
17   4   Once Upon A Time in the West
18   31   Lost in Translation
19   20   Pan's Labyrinth
20   -16   Citizen Kane
21   30   Paris, Texas
22   -10   Pulp Fiction
23   7   Before Sunset
24   -1   Taxi Driver
25   11   Yi Yi
26   39   Magnolia
27   -3   400 Blows, The
28   -18   Singin' in the Rain
29   -22   Dr. Strangelove
30   12   Princess Mononoke
31   12   Terminator 2: Judgement Day
32   62   Fight Club
33   -8   Sunrise
34   -17   8 ½
35   -17   Good, The Bad & The Ugly, The
36   1   Blade Runner
37   41   Requiem for a Dream
38   58   Aliens
39   31   Raging Bull
40   -2   Jaws
41   7   Seventh Seal, The
42   32   Apartment, The
43   -24   Vertigo
44   38   All About Eve
45   -18   North by Northwest
46   -26   Empire Strikes Back, The
47   -7   Sunset Blvd.
48   -33   Rear Window
49   19   Happy Together
50   19   Three Colours: Red
51   4   Before Sunrise
52   -41   Third Man, The
53   -20   There Will Be Blood
54   -28   12 Angry Men
55   37   Grave of the Fireflies
56   37   Touch of Evil
57   -23   Alien
58   19   Notorious
59   -28   Wall-E
60   -10   In the Mood for Love
61   1   Graduate, The
62   11   All About My Mother
63   18   Hoop Dreams
64   -20   Clockwork Orange, A
65   -11   Apocalypse Now
66   -50   Fargo
67   8   Wizard of Oz, The
68   16   Days of Heaven
69   7   Breathless
70   -13   Three Colours: Blue
71   18   Schindler's List
72   -43   Psycho
73   -15   Back to the Future
74   -15   City of God
75   -15   M
76   14   Y Tu Mama Tambien
77   -16   High Fidelity
78   -37   Rashomon
79   -8   Almost Famous
80   -27   Punch Drunk Love
81   -1   Ran
82   -10   Double Indemnity
83   12   Wild Strawberries
84   -20   Shawshank Redemption, The
85   14   This Is Spinal Tap
86   -30   Samourai, Le
87   -40   Goodfellas
88   -2   Adaptation
89   -2   My Neighbor Totoro
90   -2   Night of the Hunter, The
91   -56   No Country for Old Men
92   -1   All the President's Men
93   -14   Miller's Crossing
94   -42   Princess Bride, The
95   5   Aguirre The Wrath of God
96   -50   Mulholland Dr.
97   -14   Die Hard
98   -31   Chinatown
99   -36   Children of Men
100   -2   Do The Right Thing

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Re: The 2nd Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - comments thread
« Reply #1117 on: August 30, 2009, 03:01:52 AM »
Looks like 30 of mine made the list.
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Re: The 2nd Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - comments thread
« Reply #1118 on: August 30, 2009, 03:20:31 AM »
Besides I already promised pix Wild Reeds, Eureka, and Streetwalker.

Haha, Streetwalker.

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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: The 2nd Annual Filmspotters Top 100 - comments thread
« Reply #1119 on: August 30, 2009, 04:03:22 AM »
That trailer really undersells Yi Yi.  :D

edit: Much better!

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.