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Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« on: August 01, 2010, 11:40:31 AM »
This seems like it could be useful, pick a movie or two; give a good reason why you think people should consider it/see it before submitting their list and hopefully we'll help each other out in (re)discovering some gems and make this years list the best yet!

I'll get it started:

In A Lonely Place (1950)
Dir: Nicholas Ray

One of the biggest complains about last years list was the lack of movies from before 1980 and this is one of my all time favourites.  It's not too far from the list, having came in in at #151 last year and hopefully with a bit of a push, plus some votes from the people who've seen it for the first time this year (myself included!) it can break the big list.

It features a great love story, probably Bogie's best performance, fantastic dialogue and wonderful chemistry between the leads.  Not to mention the great direction, and utterly brilliant ending.


So, see it and put it on your list!

(also, Out of the Past if you want some extra credit)

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 11:48:23 AM »
Great idea! I really, really need to see In A Lonely Place.

I'll get to work on some of my favourites soon, but for now I'll just leave you with this
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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 12:05:44 PM »
Well, since I enjoy making lists and pretending that I will watch all the things on those lists, I went through the top 100 of everyone who is currently active on the board and jotted down the top film that they listed that I hadn't seen. I want to get through at least some (what an ambiguous quantity) before my ballot is due. (NB: ordered from A-Z of Filmspotters.)

1. Eyes Wide Shut
2. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
3. Taxi Driver
4. 1776
5. La Dolce Vita
6. Chungking Express
7. Magnolia
8. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
9. A Clockwork Orange
10. The Son
11. Cabaret
12. Synecdoche, New York
13. A Brighter Summer Day
14. Peeping Tom
15. George Washington
16. The Maltese Falcon
17. Network
18. Once Upon a Time in America
19. Pee-Wees Big Adventure
20. Seven Samurai
21. The Shining
22. Paris, Texas
23. Days of Heaven
24. Hannah and Her Sisters
25. Eureka
26. 8
27. This Is Spinal Tap
28. Barton Fink
29. Badlands
30. Wild Reeds
31. Small Change
32. Touch of Evil
33. Double Indemnity
34. Umberto D
35. The Fog of War
36. Wild Strawberries
37. Millennium Mambo
38. American Psycho
39. Wendy and Lucy
40. A Christmas Story
41. All That Jazz
42. Paths of Glory
43. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
44. The Parallax View
45. CINECAST!ing Amal
46. Meet Me in St. Louis
47. Charulata
48. Woman in the Dunes

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 12:30:17 PM »
That's a really good idea. Gonna take a look through that list now.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 12:36:18 PM »
(I wonder which one is mine) [/narcissism]
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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 12:51:04 PM »
4. 1776

Musicals! Gee, I wonder whose list this was from ;). Of course, my list wasn't ranked so that changes things a bit...but you have CINECAST!ing Amal on your list elsewhere, which may well be the top one on my list, as ranked, that you wouldn't have seen anyway. So prioritize that one.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 01:01:37 PM »
(I wonder which one is mine) [/narcissism]

'Noke, you are adorable. It's Spinal Tap.

4. 1776

Musicals! Gee, I wonder whose list this was from ;). Of course, my list wasn't ranked so that changes things a bit...but you have CINECAST!ing Amal on your list elsewhere, which may well be the top one on my list, as ranked, that you wouldn't have seen anyway. So prioritize that one.

Hey! If you're gonna rank the movies on your list, why not rank them?  :D

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010, 01:04:10 PM »
(I wonder which one is mine) [/narcissism]

'Noke, you are adorable. It's Spinal Tap.

4. 1776

Musicals! Gee, I wonder whose list this was from ;). Of course, my list wasn't ranked so that changes things a bit...but you have CINECAST!ing Amal on your list elsewhere, which may well be the top one on my list, as ranked, that you wouldn't have seen anyway. So prioritize that one.

Hey! If you're gonna rank the movies on your list, why not rank them?  :D

I'm chronically indecisive until the point where I must be decisive. Also see 116 films on my top-100 (now down to 105...of which fewer than 100 will make my top 100 because I'll find other things to include as well). I guess what I'm saying is you can't trust any list I make. :D

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010, 01:28:19 PM »
(I wonder which one is mine) [/narcissism]

'Noke, you are adorable. It's Spinal Tap.

*thinks* You've seen Serenity? DO TELL!!
I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.