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Author Topic: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists  (Read 31267 times)

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2010, 01:17:03 PM »
So, I finally get a directors and performances list done, and then this comes up! Meh. I can't be bothered.

For those feeling a similar sense of list burnout (trust me, I understand but it seems like there will always be more lists whether or not I get mine in) I just want to say that you can participate in the second part even without submitting a list. Obviously I'd like to make the fixed list of 150 or so titles be as representative as possible so getting good participation would be nice, but I'm really hoping that I can get a lot of people to participate in at least rating those from the fixed list they've seen...I think that is a lot less time consuming way to contribute to the list.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2010, 01:39:39 PM »
Using Criticker makes generating personal lists like this very easy.  Believe me, I don't have a whole bunch of lists sitting around, I just go to Criticker and filter by genre (or director, year, country, whatever I'm ranking). 

The funny thing is that Criticker is supposed to be for generating recommendations, but I've never used it for that.  I already have a ton of movies I want to see.  I just use it to keep track of what I've seen and how much I liked it.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2010, 01:39:53 PM »
Fast Cheap and Out of Control will make my list along with most Morris documentaries.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2010, 02:46:25 PM »
Fast Cheap and Out of Control will make my list along with most Morris documentaries.

That's a film that won't make my list but will still receive a pretty high vote from me (a 7) in the second round of voting. That's one of the reason I like this system. Even though a film isn't in my own personal top 100, I still get to have a say in where it appears in our collective Top 100. Good job, Bondo!

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2010, 03:08:34 PM »
I think people know what I voted for. Good luck with the list to all those involved, I wish you well, but I won't be participating.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2010, 03:17:25 PM »
I think people know what I voted for. Good luck with the list to all those involved, I wish you well, but I won't be participating.

I remember you finding some merit in Style Wars.  Have you seen other hip hop docs like Scratch?  I know I could perform a search but I'm lazy.  Plus, this is the 404 Error Era.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2010, 04:00:10 PM »
I think people know what I voted for. Good luck with the list to all those involved, I wish you well, but I won't be participating.

I remember you finding some merit in Style Wars.  Have you seen other hip hop docs like Scratch?  I know I could perform a search but I'm lazy.  Plus, this is the 404 Error Era.

I did like Style Wars, just wish it had been more focused. Can't say I've ever seen any other hip hop docs though.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2010, 04:58:12 PM »
1. Welfare (Frederick Wiseman)
2. Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (Kim Longinotto)
3. Night and Fog (Alain Resnais)
4. A Married Couple (Allan King)
5. Warrendale (Allan King)
6. Gimme Shelter (Albert and David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin)
7. Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman)
8. Memorandum (John Spotton & Donald Brittain)
9. Eyes on the Prize (Henry Hampton and Various)
10. Domestic Violence (Frederick Wiseman)
11. Middletown (Peter Davis and Various)
12. The Up Series (Michael Apted, Paul Almond)
13. Divorce Iranian Style (Kim Longinotto)
14. Streetwise (Martin Bell)
15. First Contact (Robin Anderson and Bob Connolly)
16. Harlan County U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple)
17. Hearts and Minds (Peter Davis)
18. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (Robert Drew)
19. The Battle of Chile (Patricio Guzman)
20. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)
21. A Grin Without a Cat (Chris Marker)
22. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann)
23. Salesman (Albert and David Maysles; Charlotte Zwerin)
24. Hoop Dreams (Steve James)
25. Gaea Girls (Kim Longinotto)

There are many more great docs, but I'll just go with 25.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2010, 05:06:09 PM »
And how many negative votes do we get?  :)
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2010, 06:19:12 PM »
Shorts are cool, right?
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