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Re: FYC: Best Foreign Language Film
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2010, 12:39:37 PM »
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Re: FYC: Best Foreign Language Film
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2010, 12:49:21 PM »
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Re: FYC: Best Foreign Language Film
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2010, 02:41:27 PM »
The list lacks Korean flicks

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Re: FYC: Best Foreign Language Film
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2010, 03:38:30 PM »
From my Top 100 and not yet mentioned:

Millennium Mambo
2046
Three Times
Last Life in the Universe
Still Life
Goodbye, Dragon Inn
Tropical Malady
The World
What Time is it There?
Platform
Climates
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
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I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
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Flight of the Red Balloon
Howl's Moving Castle
Waltz With Bashir
Kung Fu Hustle
Sparrow
Blissfully Yours
A Christmas Tale
Eccentricities of a Blond-Hair Girl
Woman on the Beach
Friday Night
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Re: FYC: Best Foreign Language Film
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2010, 04:51:30 PM »
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Glad to see this get a mention, not sure if it will make my list but I did like it.

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Re: FYC: Best Foreign Language Film
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2010, 06:07:18 PM »
I'm not sure how I feel about this category for a best of the decade list. Isn't there going to be a lot of overlap?

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Re: FYC: Best Foreign Language Film
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2010, 06:13:34 PM »
I'm not sure how I feel about this category for a best of the decade list. Isn't there going to be a lot of overlap?

In my head I'm sort of imagining about a 3 film overlap from foreign, docs, and animation in the Best Film category. So basically half of the top 20 Best Film winners could be overlap from somewhere else. That's just a feeling though. I really don't know for sure. It seemed too uncertain for us to kill the category.

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Re: FYC: Best Foreign Language Film
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2010, 06:20:26 PM »
I'm not sure how I feel about this category for a best of the decade list. Isn't there going to be a lot of overlap?

I'm guessing the Best Film category will be comprised of only a few non-English language films.
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Re: FYC: Best Foreign Language Film
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2010, 06:38:33 PM »
Really? I'm thinking I will have quite a lot of foreign films on my own list. Knowing this community I don't think I'll be alone.

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Re: FYC: Best Foreign Language Film
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2010, 06:59:11 PM »
Really? I'm thinking I will have quite a lot of foreign films on my own list. Knowing this community I don't think I'll be alone.

I think in an unranked scoring system the Best Film list will be English language heavy because I think that those who watch, are drawn to, and write about lots of foreign films of the past decade are a relative minority on the boards overall.  Couple that with the fact that the English language films do well in the Best Film category for the Filmspots.  Only Inglourious Basterds and Slumdog Millionaire are comprised of sections in non-English languages.  (There was Hebrew spoken in A Serious Man, right?)  So, that's 2 or 3 out of 15 spots for Best Film in 3 years of the Filmspots.  Now, I am aware that using the small range of Filmspot Final Ballot nominees to predict the Decade List is pretty weak especially taking into account new membership and members catching up with missed films over the years.

Ultimately, the final results depend on who will participate in this Best of the Decade thing.  If a majority of Filmspotting votes, I think the Best Film list will only be comprised of a few non-English language films.
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