The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

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knives
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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#326 Post by knives » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:43 am

Nope. I suspect Black Book, though the possibility of Soldier of Orange makes that unlikely. Red Psalm seems another possibility.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#327 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:47 am

I don't usually comment on conjecture but these are baaaad guesses. None of these films appear on even half of the ballots

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#328 Post by knives » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:50 am

I'm just going off of the unlikely and country reveals the name hints. Pretty much everything else of mine doesn't fit both or is even more unlikely.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#329 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:56 am

Yeah, I'm just pulling from films on my list that might be obvious choices if the country were revealed. And I'm out of guesses. Maybe it was a bad clue! :P

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#330 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:00 am

Maybe it was just obvious to me. Let's try this again
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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#331 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:02 am

I know how to get to the bottom of this. Everyone send me your lists...

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#332 Post by jindianajonz » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:19 pm

Could the country be Macedonia?

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#333 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:31 pm

No, it has to be something that domino considers obvious from either France, Italy, Russia, the UK, or Hungary, my guess being one of those first three.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#334 Post by jindianajonz » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:47 pm

Hmm, I understood it to mean naming the country would give away the movie, as in that country doesn't have too many war films that could be considered contenders. If it is, say, France, there are probably about a dozen movies that could feasibly be a front runner.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#335 Post by tojoed » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:48 pm

Went the Day Well?

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#336 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:07 pm

jindianajonz wrote:Hmm, I understood it to mean naming the country would give away the movie, as in that country doesn't have too many war films that could be considered contenders. If it is, say, France, there are probably about a dozen movies that could feasibly be a front runner.
Presumably, but it's also a film on all of our lists, which means that it's on my list, so it has to be one of the countries I've mentioned. I suppose Went the Day Well? is a possibility, though is that more obvious than Colonel Blimp?

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#337 Post by Mr Sausage » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:45 pm

Ivan's Childhood?

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#338 Post by knives » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:25 pm

Can't be that or anything Italy.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#339 Post by Forrest Taft » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:40 pm

Uhhh...Come and See?

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The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#340 Post by zedz » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:09 pm

swo17 wrote:No, it has to be something that domino considers obvious from either France, Italy, Russia, the UK, or Hungary, my guess being one of those first three.
It's not Italian. I also had Polish, Czech and Romanian titles, but I'm assuming they weren't widely shared!

Went the Day Well is a good guess, except I wouldn't have thought it passed the obviousness test.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#341 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:28 pm

Ride the Pink Horse?

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#342 Post by bamwc2 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:04 pm

A European film that Domino enjoyed? Fanfan la Tulipe!

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#343 Post by bamwc2 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:42 pm

In all seriousness, Rome, Open City and The Red and the White seem like good guesses that haven't been mentioned yet.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#344 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:57 pm

It's neither of those.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#345 Post by jindianajonz » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:24 pm

Since I didn't participate in this project as much as I'd have liked, my list ended up consisting of a bunch of Criterion titles, some big name mainstream releases, and Went the Day Well. My money is on the latter.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#346 Post by Askew » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:33 am

jindianajonz wrote:Since I didn't participate in this project as much as I'd have liked, my list ended up consisting of a bunch of Criterion titles, some big name mainstream releases, and Went the Day Well. My money is on the latter.
Unfortunately I'm in the exact same boat as you and my guess is Went the Day Well? too.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#347 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:12 pm

Ten lists in (including mine) and our unanimous leader is unanimous no more not only thanks to me. But at least we've bested the record low participation of the first round of Musicals. Still plenty of time to submit a list, even if you haven't been participating in the discussion!

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#348 Post by the preacher » Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:15 pm

Ballot sent. I regret my lack of contribution to the thread, which at least I've read entirely.

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#349 Post by domino harvey » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:01 pm

At 15 lists so far, the War List has achieved a surprise sneak victory in terms of participation. I, uh, thought lists were due today, but they're due tomorrow, so plenty of time to still cobble together a list and add your name to the glorious few

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Re: The War List Discussion and Suggestions (Genre Project)

#350 Post by Dr Amicus » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:17 pm

I'm finalising my list at the moment. Based on my contributions, it should be no surprise as being very British oriented. There are currently four Jennings on the list at the moment (including 2 in the top 5) ...

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