The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

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domino harvey
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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#701 Post by domino harvey » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:57 pm

I’ve seen 98/101 from the previous list. If I’d thought about it before now, I could have knocked off the last few titles!

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#702 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:47 pm

90 seen, ditto RV - I should really get on that

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#703 Post by swo17 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:34 pm

Gotta say, the shorts, animations, and docs are arguably some of the most exciting things on the last list. I'd encourage everyone to seek them out, even if you don't have time to before the deadline

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#704 Post by BrianB » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:40 pm

I watched a few orphans and one of the new films receiving two or more votes that were voteless last go round. Out of those, The Ghost and Mrs Muir is the lone addition to my top 50. I loved the beginning and end of the move but didn’t find the Miles Fairley fling particularly convincing. It almost seemed too obvious that he was a fake. Gene Tierney is incredible and it has an all-time great ending. Very moving.

As a graduate of the Ernie Pyle school of Journalism, I felt compelled to watch The Story of G.I. Joe. Burgess Meredith perfectly captured Pyle’s humble mannerisms. It’s an emotionally wrenching film and it’s interesting to note that Pyle, along with some of the extras, was killed a few months before the film was released (though after it was finished) and never actually saw it. I thought about adding it but as is, it sits just outside my top 50. But hey, Dwight Eisenhower said it was the best war movie ever made!

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#705 Post by Noiradelic » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:08 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:57 pm
I’ve seen 98/101 from the previous list. If I’d thought about it before now, I could have knocked off the last few titles!
Yeah, you could've knocked them out in a coma.

Didn't realize the 2012 list went up to 101, so I've seen 100. Haven't seen as many from the earlier 40s lists. Participating in the All-Time List gave me a big boost. When I noticed I only had 5 left to go, I just forged ahead.

Of the four WWII films I watched for the list, I liked The Story of G.I. Joe the best. Like you it falls a little outside my list.

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#706 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:37 am

Got a few more lists overnight and am waiting for clarification on one of them, so I'll post results once I have that

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#707 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:36 pm

Thanks to everyone for your participation this round. I'll be releasing the results shortly in the next three posts. Here as usual is a guide to what the figures listed after each film represent, each separated with a slash mark:

1. Total points (50 for each #1 placement, 49 for each #2, etc.)
2. Number of lists the film appeared on (out of 38 submitted). If the film appeared in anyone's top 10, the number of top 10 appearances is also denoted in parentheses.
3. Highest placement of the film on any one list. If more than one person ranked the film this high, this is also denoted in parentheses.
4. Change in position from the 2012 list, with movements of 10 or more highlighted.

So for example, the 755/22(9)/1(x3)/+28 shown for To Be or Not to Be means that it scored 755 points and appeared on 22 lists (and nine top 10s), with three people ranking it as high as #1. The film also moved up 28 positions from its placement on the 2012 list.

For the list of orphans, only figure #3 is displayed (the highest rank, not the score given).

If anyone would like me to PM them a list of how all of their picks fared in the overall tally (rather than having to scour through all of the results) it's a simple thing for me to do. Just let me know.

I'll open the 1950s thread in the next few days. In the meantime, feel free to continue discussion in this thread regarding the results of this project and to share your individual lists (including defenses of your poor-faring favorites).

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#708 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:37 pm

The 1940s List

01. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) 1015/25(18)/1(x6)/--
02. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1948) 938/27(11)/1(x2)/+1
03. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946) 906/27(10)/2/+13
04. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946) 829/24(11)/1/+7
05. Late Spring (Yasujirô Ozu, 1949) 812/22(12)/1(x2)/-3
06. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949) 808/22(13)/2/-2
07. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942) 802/24(11)/2(x2)/--
08. To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) 755/22(9)/1(x3)/+28
09. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946) 709/22(9)/2/+5
10. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1947) 699/20(8)/1/-4
11. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947) 675/18(9)/1/+1
12. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940) 625/21(5)/2/+19
13. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1943) 606/17(6)/1(x2)/+17
14. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942) 593/20(4)/1/+1
15. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944) 571/17(7)/1(x2)/+9
16. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948) 570/20(1)/3/+29
17. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) 565/15(9)/2(x2)/+49
18. My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946) 562/18(5)/5(x2)/+3
19. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940) 561/16(3)/5/+41
20. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) 556/20(3)/5/-2
21. La Belle et la Bête (Jean Cocteau, 1946) 541/18(5)/2/-12
22. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941) 532/20(2)/1/+1
23. A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1946) 529/16(6)/3/+2
24. Day of Wrath (Carl Dreyer, 1943) 501/20(4)/2/-14
25. Les Enfants du paradis (Marcel Carné, 1945) 499/17(3)/3(x2)/-5
26. Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, 1945) 498/18(4)/4/+16
27. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943) 479/17(3)/4/-8
28. Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945) 471/15(6)/1/-6
29. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941) 451/14(5)/2/+12
(tie) Ladri di biciclette (Vittorio De Sica, 1948) 451/15(5)/1/-12
31. The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940) 428/16(1)/8/+26
32. Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948) 418/14(3)/5/-24
33. Roma città aperta (Roberto Rossellini, 1945) 404/17(2)/2/+26
34. Ivan the Terrible (Sergei Eisenstein, 1944/6) 386/10(6)/1/-29
35. Red River (Howard Hawks, 1948) 370/15(2)/5/--
36. Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944) 337/11(2)/9/-3
37. Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945) 333/14(3)/6(x2)/+65
38. How Green Was My Valley (John Ford, 1941) 332/11(5)/1(x2)/+32
39. A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1944) 330/11(4)/2(x2)/-13
40. The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles, 1944) 325/11(2)/5/-27
41. White Heat (Raoul Walsh, 1949) 322/12(1)/10/-3
42. Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944) 318/14(2)/5/-14
43. On the Town (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1949) 311/8(6)/2(x2)/+122
44. Hail the Conquering Hero (Preston Sturges, 1944) 295/7(4)/1/+4
45. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949) 291/10(2)/2/-14
46. The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson, 1943) 283/12(2)/1/+3
47. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942) 279/12(1)/10/-8
48. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942) 266/10(2)/5/+7
49. Fort Apache (John Ford, 1948) 263/7(1)/1/+22
50. Fantasia (James Algar et al., 1940) 247/9(2)/8/+12
51. The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940) 245/11/12/+80
52. The Heiress (William Wyler, 1949) 242/11(1)/1/+40
53. Le Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1943) 240/12(1)/8/-10
(tie) The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Preston Sturges, 1944) 240/12/13/--
55. Monsieur Verdoux (Charles Chaplin, 1947) 239/7(2)/8(x2)/+32
56. I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943) 238/12(1)/6/-28
57. The Devil and Daniel Webster (William Dieterle, 1941) 229/10(1)/10/+9
58. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940) 226/10(2)/5/+32
59. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid, 1943) 223/10/13/-13
60. Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges, 1941) 218/10/16/-13
61. The Pirate (Vincente Minnelli, 1948) 216/8(1)/4/+4
62. I Know Where I'm Going! (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1945) 214/9(1)/7/-35
63. The Little Foxes (William Wyler, 1941) 211/9(2)/4/+156
64. Germany, Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini, 1948) 209/11/16/-27
65. Begone Dull Care (Norman McLaren & Evelyn Lambart, 1949) 207/6(3)/1/-14
66. Odd Man Out (Carol Reed, 1947) 203/9(1)/3/+9
67. Force of Evil (Abraham Polonsky, 1948) 199/10(1)/3/-27
68. Gilda (Charles Vidor, 1946) 198/10(1)/8/+81
69. Pinocchio (Ben Sharpsteen & Hamilton Luske, 1940) 197/6(4)/2/-16
(tie) Detour (Edgar Ulmer, 1945) 197/7(1)/8/+77
(tie) The Ox-Bow Incident (William Wellman, 1943) 197/8(2)/8(x2)/+8
72. Le Silence de la mer (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1948) 194/7(2)/8/-11
(tie) Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa, 1949) 194/9(1)/6/-16
74. The Killers (Robert Siodmak, 1946) 187/8(2)/7/+31
75. Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks, 1941) 183/7(1)/5/-4
76. Whirlpool (Otto Preminger, 1949) 177/5(2)/1/+51
77. Unter den Brücken (Helmut Käutner, 1946) 173/5(3)/1/+4
(tie) Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943) 173/6(2)/5/+3
79. Great Expectations (David Lean, 1946) 171/6(2)/9/-27
80. La terra trema (Luchino Visconti, 1948) 168/6(1)/7/-37
81. Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen, 1941) 167/6(2)/4/-3
82. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1947) 165/5(2)/1/-14
83. Good News (Charles Walters, 1947) 162/7(1)/4/-4
(tie) Leave Her to Heaven (John Stahl, 1945) 162/8/12/+21
85. Mrs. Miniver (William Wyler, 1942) 153/6(2)/6/+110
(tie) Ossessione (Luchino Visconti, 1943) 153/5(1)/7/+1
87. The Small Back Room (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1949) 152/5(1)/1/+9
88. The Curse of the Cat People (Gunther von Fritsch & Robert Wise, 1944) 147/5(2)/5/-54
(tie) Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak, 1944) 147/7/13/+151
90. Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948) 146/8/14/+76
91. Body and Soul (Robert Rossen, 1947) 141/8/14/+54
92. Opfergang (Veit Harlan, 1944) 139/3(3)/3/+15
93. To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, 1944) 135/8/22/-29
94. The Set-Up (Robert Wise, 1949) 134/7/19/-1
95. Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding, 1947) 132/6/14/-13
96. The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, 1946) 126/6/12/+139
(tie) Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) 126/6/16/+106
98. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Lewis Milestone, 1946) 125/6/12/New
99. Thieves' Highway (Jules Dassin, 1949) 123/8/26/+100
100. The Shanghai Gesture (Josef von Sternberg, 1941) 122/3(2)/2/-26
(tie) Act of Violence (Fred Zinnemann, 1948) 122/5/11/+59


Top Directors

Michael Powell (10 films, 3536 points)
Emeric Pressburger (7 films, 3468 points)
Alfred Hitchcock (11 films, 2526 points)
Howard Hawks (9 films, 2275 points)
Orson Welles (6 films, 2083 points)
John Ford (7 films, 1820 points)
Preston Sturges (9 films, 1766 points)
Ernst Lubitsch (5 films, 1660 points)
William Wyler (6 films, 1586 points)
Jacques Tourneur (5 films, 1258 points)

Michael Curtiz (5 films, 1233 points)
Carol Reed (4 films, 1131 points)
John Huston (5 films, 1129 points)
Yasujirô Ozu (5 films, 1110 points)
David Lean (6 films, 739 points)
Roberto Rossellini (3 films, 733 points)
Fritz Lang (5 films, 700 points)
Frank Capra (5 films, 694 points)
Vincente Minnelli (7 films, 684 points)
Raoul Walsh (11 films, 681 points)

Billy Wilder (4 films, 679 points)
Otto Preminger (6 films, 639 points)
Ben Sharpsteen (3 films, 611 points)
Marcel Carné (2 films, 544 points)
Jean Cocteau (1 film, 541 points)
Max Ophüls (2 films, 520 points)
Carl Dreyer (1 film, 501 points)
Charles Chaplin (2 films, 484 points)
Vittorio De Sica (2 films, 480 points)
Hamilton Luske (3 films, 463 points)

Robert Siodmak (3 films, 443 points)
Sergei Eisenstein (1 film, 386 points)
Akira Kurosawa (6 films, 382 points)
Mark Robson (4 films, 357 points)
Henri-Georges Clouzot (3 films, 355 points)
Robert Hamer (2 films, 345 points)
William Dieterle (2 films, 343 points)
George Cukor (4 films, 342 points)
William Wellman (5 films, 335 points)
Luchino Visconti (2 films, 321 points)

Robert Wise (4 films, 315 points)
Stanley Donen (1 film, 311 points)
Wilfred Jackson (2 films, 266 points)
Kenji Mizoguchi (4 films, 263 points)
Maya Deren (3 films, 250 points)
Anthony Mann (5 films, 244 points)
Sam Wood (5 films, 242 points)
Helmut Käutner (3 films, 241 points)
Jules Dassin (3 films, 234 points)
Hiroshi Shimizu (4 films, 229 points)


Top Countries

USA (297 films, 51.4% of points)
France (69 films, 19.9% of points)
Germany (47 films, 10% of points)
Japan (45 films, 7.4% of points)
UK (36 films, 5.3% of points)
USSR (22 films, 2.6% of points)
China (9 films, 0.8% of points)
Austria (6 films, 0.7% of points)
Italy (6 films, 0.6% of points)
Spain (3 films, 0.4% of points)


Casualties from the Prior List

57. Went the Day Well? (now an also-ran)
63. The Fallen Idol (now an also-ran)
69. Raw Deal (now an also-ran)
73. Fires Were Started (now voteless)
76. Le Sang des bêtes (now an also-ran)
83. I Was a Male War Bride (now an also-ran)
84. Die Mörder sind unter uns (now an also-ran)
85. Brute Force (now an also-ran)
88. Hangover Square (now an also-ran)
89. Les Visiteurs du soir (now an also-ran)
91. Air Force (now an also-ran)
93. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (now an also-ran)
95. There Was a Father (now an also-ran)
96. The Woman in the Window (now an also-ran)
96. Listen to Britain (now voteless)
99. A Hen in the Wind (now an also-ran)
99. The Chase (now an also-ran)
99. Ritual in Transfigured Time (now an orphan)

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#709 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:37 pm

Also-Rans

Paisan (Roberto Rossellini, 1946) 120/5(1)/7/-52
Raw Deal (Anthony Mann, 1948) 119/5/21/-34
Christmas in July (Preston Sturges, 1940) 117/7/15/+17
Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle, 1948) 114/3(2)/7/+5
Cluny Brown (Ernst Lubitsch, 1946) 113/5(1)/4/+8
Bambi (David Hand, 1942) 112/4(1)/8/+5
Une si jolie petite plage (Yves Allégret, 1949) 110/3(1)/5/+29
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford, 1949) 109/5/14/-16
The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak, 1945) 109/5/20/+124

Jour de fête (Jacques Tati, 1949) 108/4(1)/4/New
Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944) 107/4(1)/2/+11
Die Mörder sind unter uns (Wolfgang Staudte, 1946) 106/5/13/-29
Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942) 103/3/15/+91
They Were Expendable (John Ford, 1945) 103/5/20/+68
Moonrise (Frank Borzage, 1948) 103/6/22/+39
Children of the Beehive (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1948) 102/3(1)/6/+46
The Reckless Moment (Max Ophüls, 1949) 102/4(1)/9/-10
Utamaro and His Five Women (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1946) 100/4(1)/1/+37
Le Sang des bêtes (Georges Franju, 1949) 100/4/16/-43

Brute Force (Jules Dassin, 1947) 100/7/12/-34
Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944) 99/4(1)/8/+11
I Was a Male War Bride (Howard Hawks, 1949) 98/4(1)/7/-40
La Symphonie pastorale (Jean Delannoy, 1946) 97/3(1)/9/New
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, 1948) 97/4/17/-61
The Devil and Miss Jones (Sam Wood, 1941) 93/3(1)/5/+40
Inspirace (Karel Zeman, 1949) 92/2(2)/3/+24
Drunken Angel (Akira Kurosawa, 1948) 91/4(1)/9/+54
The More the Merrier (George Stevens, 1943) 89/4(1)/9/+18
Hellzapoppin' (H.C. Potter, 1941) 88/3(1)/1/+109

Falbalas (Jacques Becker, 1945) 86/4/16/New
Humoresque (Jean Negulesco, 1946) 86/5/13/New
Record of a Tenement Gentleman (Yasujirô Ozu, 1948) 84/5(1)/8/-28
The Song of Bernadette (Henry King, 1943) 83/2(1)/4/New
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Albert Lewin, 1945) 83/7/11/New
Macbeth (Orson Welles, 1948) 82/3(1)/2/+59
A Hen in the Wind (Yasujirô Ozu, 1948) 82/4(1)/4/-37
The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang, 1944) 82/4/19/-40
Ride the Pink Horse (Robert Montgomery, 1947) 81/4/21/+72
The Bank Dick (Edward Cline, 1940) 80/6/15/+71

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson, 1945) 78/4/18/+94
The 47 Ronin (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1941) 77/2(1)/2/+19
La Main du diable (Maurice Tourneur, 1943) 77/4(1)/4/New
The Strawberry Blonde (Raoul Walsh, 1941) 77/3(1)/7/-24
All the King's Men (Robert Rossen, 1949) 77/4/17/-32
Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann, 1949) 77/5/19/+65
Air Force (Howard Hawks, 1943) 74/3(1)/6/-56
Quai des Orfèvres (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947) 73/3/19/-14
Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra, 1944) 73/5/21/+82
The Blood of Jesus (Spencer Williams, 1941) 72/2/11/New

Henry V (Laurence Olivier, 1944) 72/3/15/New
Random Harvest (Mervyn LeRoy, 1942) 71/2(1)/5/New
Der verzauberte Tag (Peter Pewas, 1944) 69/2(1)/4/-12
Gentleman Jim (Raoul Walsh, 1942) 69/2(1)/4/+69
Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945) 69/4(1)/3/+53
Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, 1948) 69/3/16/New
The Letter (William Wyler, 1940) 68/3(1)/3/New
Senza pietà (Alberto Lattuada, 1948) 68/2/15/New
The Clock (Vincente Minnelli, 1945) 68/2/17(x2)/New
Sergeant York (Howard Hawks, 1941) 67/3(1)/10/+68

There Was a Father (Yasujirô Ozu, 1942) 67/4/22/-65
Krakatit (Otakar Vávra , 1949) 66/3/15/+15
Remember the Night (Mitchell Leisen, 1940) 66/4/24/+53
The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (Yasujirô Ozu, 1941) 65/3/12/New
Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942) 65/4/17/-107
Stormy Weather (Andrew Stone, 1943) 64/2/14/New
Murder, My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk, 1944) 64/3/16/New
They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray, 1948) 64/6/29/-30
Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946) 63/3(1)/9/New
Le ciel est à vous (Jean Grémillon, 1944) 63/4/28/-8

The Mortal Storm (Frank Borzage, 1940) 62/2(1)/7/-5
This Land Is Mine (Jean Renoir, 1943) 62/2/19/+17
The Great McGinty (Preston Sturges, 1940) 62/3/20/New
Key Largo (John Huston, 1948) 61/5/24/-39
Men on the Mountain (István Szöts, 1942) 59/2(1)/4/New
Our Town (Sam Wood, 1940) 59/2/18/-43
Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger, 1947) 58/2(1)/8/+37
A Royal Scandal (Otto Preminger, 1945) 58/3/27/+15
The Gang's All Here (Busby Berkeley, 1943) 57/2(1)/5/New
Man Hunt (Fritz Lang, 1941) 57/3/19/New

Dance, Girl, Dance (Dorothy Arzner, 1940) 56/3/28/New
Große Freiheit Nr. 7 (Helmut Käutner, 1944) 55/3(1)/10/--
A Foreign Affair (Billy Wilder, 1948) 55/3/21/New
It Always Rains on Sunday (Robert Hamer, 1947) 54/2(1)/10/-28
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan, 1945) 54/2/23/New
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (Akira Kurosawa, 1945) 54/3/22/New
Yellow Sky (William Wellman, 1948) 52/3(1)/7/-66
The Uninvited (Lewis Allen, 1944) 52/3/24/+56
Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941) 51/3/22/+33
Oliver Twist (David Lean, 1948) 51/3/21/+18

The Devil Thumbs a Ride (Felix Feist, 1947) 50/3/19/New
I Married a Witch (René Clair, 1942) 50/3/20/-42
Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock, 1949) 49/2/17/--
Too Late for Tears (Byron Haskin, 1949) 49/3/16/New
Ornamental Hairpin (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1941) 49/3/21/-33
Strange Victory (Leo Hurwitz, 1948) 48/2/15/New
The Big Clock (John Farrow, 1948) 48/2/16/New
La torre de los siete jorobados (Edgar Neville, 1944) 48/2/17/New
Der Fuehrer's Face (Jack Kinney, 1942) 47/2(1)/5/New
Dark Passage (Delmer Daves, 1947) 47/2/14/New

Meet John Doe (Frank Capra, 1941) 47/2/16/New
Hets (Alf Sjöberg, 1944) 47/2/21/New
High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) 47/3/31/-75
And Then There Were None (René Clair, 1945) 46/2/19/New
Roxie Hart (William Wellman, 1942) 45/2(1)/9/-23
Les Visiteurs du soir (Marcel Carné, 1942) 45/2/20/-116
Spring Awakens (Mikio Naruse, 1947) 45/2/22/-49
The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur, 1943) 45/3/24/New
Holiday Affair (Don Hartman, 1949) 45/3/33/New
Vivere in pace (Luigi Zampa, 1947) 44/2/19/New

To Each His Own (Mitchell Leisen, 1946) 44/2/21/New
Women of the Night (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1948) 43/2/11/New
The Love of Sumako the Actress (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1947) 43/2/14/New
The Sea Hawk (Michael Curtiz, 1940) 43/2/18/-17
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Alexander Hall, 1941) 43/2/28/New
Ohara Shôsuke-san (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1949) 43/2/29/-94
Manon (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1949) 42/2/23/+29
Lumière d'été (Jean Grémillon, 1943) 42/2/26/-108
State Fair (Walter Lang, 1945) 41/2/11/New
Bedlam (Mark Robson, 1946) 39/2/20/New

The Web (Michael Gordon, 1947) 39/2/29/New
Border Incident (Anthony Mann, 1949) 38/3/31/New
The Stranger (Orson Welles, 1946) 37/2/26/-24
Hangmen Also Die! (Fritz Lang, 1943) 37/2/32/-68
Riff-Raff (Ted Tetzlaff, 1947) 36/2/17/New
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (John Farrow, 1948) 36/2/18/New
The Window (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949) 36/2/26/-23
The Blue Dahlia (George Marshall, 1946) 35/2/23/New
The Thief of Bagdad (Ludwig Berger et al., 1940) 35/2/24/-108
Pitfall (André De Toth, 1948) 35/2/30/New

Pursued (Raoul Walsh, 1947) 33/3/36/-102
In nome della legge (Pietro Germi, 1949) 32/2/30/New
Hangover Square (John Brahm, 1945) 32/3/34/-144
49th Parallel (Michael Powell, 1941) 31/2/31/New
Intruder in the Dust (Clarence Brown, 1949) 30/2/23/-64
Duel in the Sun (King Vidor, 1946) 30/2/23/New
Born to Kill (Robert Wise, 1947) 29/2/23/New
Bataan (Tay Garnett, 1943) 29/2/23/New
Sciuscià (Vittorio De Sica, 1946) 29/2/24/+13
Story of G.I. Joe (William Wellman, 1945) 29/2/35/New

Apartment for Peggy (George Seaton, 1948) 29/3/37/New
Hold Back the Dawn (Mitchell Leisen, 1941) 28/2/28/New
Easter Parade (Charles Walters, 1948) 28/2/33/New
"Sredni Vashtar" by Saki (David Bradley, 1940) 27/2/32/New
Dragonwyck (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1946) 26/2/34/New
The Chase (Arthur Ripley, 1946) 25/2/27/-147
The Woman on the Beach (Jean Renoir, 1947) 25/3/32/New
They Made Me a Fugitive (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1947) 25/3/33/-134
A Letter to Three Wives (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1949) 25/2/38/-30
The Upturned Glass (Lawrence Huntington, 1947) 24/2/38/-11

Night Train to Munich (Carol Reed, 1940) 23/2/33/New
The Three Caballeros (Norman Ferguson, 1944) 23/2/34/New
Riso amaro (Giuseppe de Santis, 1949) 23/3/34/-60
Johnny Belinda (Jean Negulesco, 1948) 23/2/35/New
The Fugitive (John Ford, 1947) 23/2/38/New
It Happened at the Inn (Jacques Becker, 1943) 22/2/35/-61
Antoine et Antoinette (Jacques Becker, 1947) 22/2/38/New
Green for Danger (Sidney Gilliat, 1946) 21/2/32/New
Fängelse (Ingmar Bergman, 1949) 19/2/35/New
Road House (Jean Negulesco, 1948) 19/2/39/New

The Rocking Horse Winner (Anthony Pelissier, 1949) 18/2/40/New
Der Postmeister (Gustav Ucicky, 1940) 16/2/37/New
Jane Eyre (Robert Stevenson, 1943) 16/2/42/New
House of Strangers (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1949) 13/2/41/New
The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948) 11/2/44/-35
The Snake Pit (Anatole Litvak, 1948) 11/2/45/-32
Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger, 1945) 11/2/45/New
Døden er et kjærtegn (Edith Carlmar, 1949) 7/2/47/New

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#710 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:37 pm

Orphans

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Charles Barton, 1948) 50
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (John Cromwell, 1940) 26
Adam's Rib (George Cukor, 1949) 35
L'Affaire du collier de la reine (Marcel L'Herbier, 1946) 48
Ala-Arriba! (José Leitão de Barros, 1942) 22
All My Sons (Irving Reis, 1948) 42
Along Sungari River (Jin Shen, 1947) 9
Alouette (Norman McLaren & René Jodoin, 1944) 50
The Amazing Mr. X (Bernard Vorhaus, 1948) 20
Among the Living (Stuart Heisler, 1941) 44
Aniki Bóbó (Manoel de Oliveira, 1942) 6
Anni difficili (Luigi Zampa, 1948) 37
Arise, My Love (Mitchell Leisen, 1940) 50
The Army (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1944) 48
At Land (Maya Deren, 1944) 32

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (Irving Reis, 1947) 29
Bad Luck Blackie (Tex Avery, 1949) 10
The Ball at the Anjo House (Kôzaburô Yoshimura, 1947) 42
Le Baron Fantôme (Serge de Poligny, 1943) 45
The Battle of Russia (Frank Capra & Anatole Litvak, 1943) 43
Berliner Ballade (Robert Stemmle, 1948) 41
Beyond the Forest (King Vidor, 1949) 45
The Bishop's Wife (Henry Koster, 1947) 32
Blithe Spirit (David Lean, 1945) 19
Blitz Wolf (Tex Avery, 1942) 42
Blood and Sand (Rouben Mamoulian, 1941) 9
Border Street (Aleksander Ford, 1948) 8
The Boy with Green Hair (Joseph Losey, 1948) 50
Brewster's Millions (Allan Dwan, 1945) 41
Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1947) 48

Canon City (Crane Wilbur, 1948) 39
Canyon Passage (Jacques Tourneur, 1946) 17
Captain from Castile (Henry King, 1947) 45
The Captive Heart (Basil Dearden, 1946) 47
Il cavaliere misterioso (Riccardo Freda, 1948) 32
Chains (Raffaello Matarazzo, 1949) 47
Champion (Mark Robson, 1949) 18
La chartreuse de Parme (Christian-Jaque, 1948) 26
Un colpo di pistola (Renato Castellani, 1942) 40
Contraband (Michael Powell, 1940) 49
Crows and Sparrows (Zheng Junli, 1948) 47
Cry of the Werewolf (Henry Levin, 1944) 13
The Crystal Ball (Elliott Nugent, 1943) 41

La dama de la muerte (Carlos Christensen, 1946) 50
Dark Command (Raoul Walsh, 1940) 37
D.O.A. (Rudolph Maté, 1949) 35
Deadline at Dawn (Harold Clurman, 1946) 48
Destination Tokyo (Delmer Daves, 1943) 33
Don Quijote de la Mancha (Rafael Gil, 1947) 43
Douce (Claude Autant-Lara, 1943) 44
The Dover Boys at Pimento University or the Rivals of Roquefort Hall (Chuck Jones, 1942) 28
Dreams That Money Can Buy (Hans Richter, 1947) 17
Driftwood (Allan Dwan, 1947) 11

Ehe im Schatten (Kurt Maetzig, 1947) 43
The Emperor's Nightingale (Jirí Trnka, 1949) 45
The Enchanted Cottage (John Cromwell, 1945) 21
L'eternel retour (Jean Delannoy, 1943) 42

The Fan (Otto Preminger, 1949) 34
La fille du puisatier (Marcel Pagnol, 1940) 20
Film ohne Titel (Rudolf Jugert, 1948) 25
Fireworks (Kenneth Anger, 1947) 10
La foire aux chimères (Pierre Chenal, 1946) 17
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Sam Wood, 1943) 7
XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport (Castleton Knight, 1948) 44
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Roy Neill, 1943) 49

Gaslight (Thorold Dickinson, 1940) 50
The Gay Parisian (Jean Negulesco, 1941) 30
Gentleman's Agreement (Elia Kazan, 1947) 24
Gildersleeve's Ghost (Gordon Douglas, 1944) 12
Die goldene Stadt (Veit Harlan, 1942) 31
A Good Lad (Boris Barnet, 1943) 50
Good Sam (Leo McCarey, 1948) 35
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (Robert Clampett, 1946) 22

Happy-Go-Nutty (Tex Avery, 1944) 37
The Harvey Girls (George Sidney, 1946) 31
Das Herz der Königin (Carl Froelich, 1940) 32
The Hidden Room (Edward Dmytryk, 1949) 33
Hideko, the Bus Conductor (Mikio Naruse, 1941) 7
Hold That Ghost (Arthur Lubin, 1941) 2
Holiday Inn (Mark Sandrich, 1942) 45
Horton Hatches the Egg (Robert Clampett, 1942) 15

I Dood It (Vincente Minnelli, 1943) 50
I Love You Again (W.S. Van Dyke, 1940) 46
I See a Dark Stranger (Frank Launder, 1946) 34
I Shot Jesse James (Samuel Fuller, 1949) 21
I Walk Alone (Byron Haskin, 1948) 41
L'idiot (Georges Lampin, 1946) 28
Impact (Arthur Lubin, 1949) 47
In This Our Life (John Huston, 1942) 24
It Had to Be You (Don Hartman & Rudolph Maté, 1947) 24

Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Joe May, 1944) 35
Journey into Fear (Norman Foster, 1943) 20
June Night (Per Lindberg, 1940) 43

Kalpana (Uday Shankar, 1948) 36
Keep 'Em Flying (Arthur Lubin, 1941) 3
Kings Row (Sam Wood, 1942) 14
Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, 1947) 50

Lady in the Dark (Mitchell Leisen, 1944) 50
Lady of Burlesque (William Wellman, 1943) 39
Lermontov (Albert Gendelshtein, 1943) 33
Let There Be Light (John Huston, 1946) 31
Die letzte Chance (Leopold Lindtberg, 1945) 50
Light Reflections (Jim Davis, 1948) 34
A Little Phantasy on a Nineteenth Century Painting (Norman McLaren, 1946) 41
The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, 1945) 18
Louisiana Story (Robert Flaherty, 1948) 45
Il lupo della Sila (Duilio Coletti, 1949) 26
Lured (Douglas Sirk, 1947) 26

Madame Bovary (Vincente Minnelli, 1949) 26
Madame Curie (Mervyn LeRoy, 1943) 22
Mademoiselle Fifi (Robert Wise, 1944) 46
The Major and the Minor (Billy Wilder, 1942) 31
Major Barbara (Gabriel Pascal, 1941) 46
The Man in Grey (Leslie Arliss, 1943) 32
The Man Who Came to Dinner (William Keighley, 1942) 41
Margie (Henry King, 1946) 43
Mashenka (Yuli Raizman, 1942) 18
Mighty Joe Young (Ernest Schoedsack, 1949) 20
Ministry of Fear (Fritz Lang, 1944) 25
Moss Rose (Gregory Ratoff, 1947) 49
Münchhausen (Josef von Báky, 1943) 15

Nasty Quacks (Frank Tashlin, 1945) 35
Native Land (Leo Hurwitz & Paul Strand, 1942) 6
Nazty Nuisance (Glenn Tryon, 1943) 39
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (Edward Cline, 1941) 3
New Orleans (Arthur Lubin, 1947) 25
A Night Before Christmas (Lloyd Bacon, 1942) 19
No Regrets for Our Youth (Akira Kurosawa, 1946) 49
Nobody Lives Forever (Jean Negulesco, 1946) 13
None Shall Escape (André De Toth, 1944) 50
Northwest Passage (King Vidor, 1940) 36
Notes of an Itinerant Performer (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1941) 16
Now, Voyager (Irving Rapper, 1942) 10

Objective, Burma! (Raoul Walsh, 1945) 47
Ojôsan kanpai (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1949) 33
Old Acquaintance (Vincent Sherman, 1943) 8
Once More, My Darling (Robert Montgomery, 1949) 22
One Wonderful Sunday (Akira Kurosawa, 1947) 36
La otra (Roberto Gavaldón, 1946) 45
Out of the Fog (Anatole Litvak, 1941) 38
The Outlaw (Howard Hughes, 1943) 37

Pampa bárbara (Lucas Demare & Hugo Fregonese, 1945) 21
The Paradine Case (Alfred Hitchcock, 1947) 40
The Passionate Friends (David Lean, 1949) 42
Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius, 1949) 41
Pattes blanches (Jean Grémillon, 1949) 37
Penny Serenade (George Stevens, 1941) 32
La perla (Emilio Fernández, 1947) 27
Phoenix (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1947) 38
Prelude to War (Frank Capra & Anatole Litvak, 1942) 50
Pride and Prejudice (Robert Leonard, 1940) 48
The Pride of the Yankees (Sam Wood, 1942) 42
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (Albert Lewin, 1947) 46
The Proud Valley (Pen Tennyson, 1940) 5
Puce Moment (Kenneth Anger, 1949) 32

The Queen of Spades (Thorold Dickinson, 1949) 25
The Quiet Duel (Akira Kurosawa, 1949) 25

Railroaded! (Anthony Mann, 1947) 45
Rakkauden risti (Teuvo Tulio, 1946) 40
The Razor's Edge (Edmund Goulding, 1946) 42
Remorques (Jean Grémillon, 1940) 13
Resisting Enemy Interrogation (Bernard Vorhaus, 1944) 21
Rio Rita (Sylvan Simon, 1942) 22
Ritual in Transfigured Time (Maya Deren, 1946) 43
Romanze in Moll (Helmut Käutner, 1943) 38
Rotation (Wolfgang Staudte, 1949) 49

Saludos Amigos (Wilfred Jackson et al., 1942) 32
Santa Fe Trail (Michael Curtiz, 1940) 27
The Scar (Steve Sekely, 1948) 40
Le secret de Mayerling (Jean Delannoy, 1949) 29
Seven Sinners (Tay Garnett, 1940) 43
The Seventh Cross (Fred Zinnemann, 1944) 36
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (Preston Sturges, 1947) 41
Since You Went Away (John Cromwell, 1944) 31
So Proudly We Hail! (Mark Sandrich, 1943) 47
The Song Lantern (Mikio Naruse, 1943) 20
Song of Love (Clarence Brown, 1947) 28
Špalíček (Jirí Trnka, 1947) 25
Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu, 1948) 41
The Strange Woman (Edgar Ulmer, 1946) 42
Stranger on the Third Floor (Boris Ingster, 1940) 48
Summer Storm (Douglas Sirk, 1944) 23

Tale of the Navajos (John Haeseler, 1949) 6
La Tempestaire (Jean Epstein, 1947) 46
They Died with Their Boots On (Raoul Walsh, 1941) 10
They Drive by Night (Raoul Walsh, 1940) 44
T-Men (Anthony Mann, 1947) 47
Travelling Actors (Mikio Naruse, 1940) 17
Twelve O'Clock High (Henry King, 1949) 24
Two-Faced Woman (George Cukor, 1941) 50

Uncertain Glory (Raoul Walsh, 1944) 11
Unconquered (Cecil DeMille, 1947) 5
Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges, 1948) 38

Le Vampire (Jean Painlevé, 1945) 11
Vénus aveugle (Abel Gance, 1941) 12
Vigil in the Night (George Stevens, 1940) 9

A Walk in the Sun (Lewis Milestone, 1945) 47
The Way to the Stars (Anthony Asquith, 1945) 42
Weird Woman (Reginald Le Borg, 1944) 21
The Westerner (William Wyler, 1940) 45
Wiener Mädeln (Willi Forst, 1949) 20
The Winslow Boy (Anthony Asquith, 1948) 49
Wohin Johanna? (Peter Pewas, 1946) 28
The Wolf Man (George Waggner, 1941) 11
Woman of the Year (George Stevens, 1942) 41
Woody Woodpecker (Walter Lantz, 1941) 42

Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz, 1942) 20
Yolanda and the Thief (Vincente Minnelli, 1945) 30
Youth Runs Wild (Mark Robson, 1944) 49

Ziegfeld Follies (Vincente Minnelli et al., 1945) 35

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#711 Post by domino harvey » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:47 pm

Thanks swo! This is a better list because I've seen 100/101 of the films on it (guess I really need to watch the Small Back Room)

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#712 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:52 pm

And yes, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir went from orphan to #82!

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#713 Post by domino harvey » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:55 pm

I saw that-- from one vote to five. Everyone loves the underdog! FYI, in lieu of a sixth vote, I ended up saving Bataan, so you're welcome whoever had that on their list

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#714 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:57 pm

Love seeing On the Town, Whirlpool, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, and Mrs. Miniver make their way into the top 100.

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#715 Post by Altair » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:12 pm

Here's my list:

1. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942)
2. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
3, Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947)
4. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1948)
5. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
6. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
7. Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948)
8. Gilda (Charles Vidor, 1946)
9. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
10. Red River (Howard Hawks, 1948)
11. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1947)
12. My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946)
13. The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles, 1947)
14. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1943)
15. Henry V (Laurence Olivier, 1944)
16. Murder, My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk, 1944)
17. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
18. Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944)
19. Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann, 1949)
20. Journey into Fear (Norman Foster, 1943)
21. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
22. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
23. The Shanghai Gesture (Josef von Sternberg, 1941)
24. The Devil and Daniel Webster (William Dieterle, 1941)
25. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
26. They Were Expendable (John Ford, 1945)
27. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
28. Les Enfants du Paradis (Marcel Carné, 1946)
29. Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, 1945)
30. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)
31. Since You Went Away (John Cromwell, 1944)
32. Odd Man Out (Carol Reed, 1947)
33. Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945)
34. The Reckless Moment (Max Ophüls, 1949)
35. I Walked with a Zombi (Jacques Tourneur, 1943)
36. The Bank Dick (Edward F. Cline, 1940)
37. The Outlaw (Howard Hughes, 1943)
38. The Story of G.I. Joe (William Wellman, 1945)
39. Brute Force (Jules Dassin, 1947)
40. Fantasia (multiple directors, 1940)
41. The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson, 1943)
42. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)
43. Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen, 1941)
44. Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942)
45. Holiday Inn (Mark Sandrich, 1942)
46. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)
47. A Walk in the Sun (Lewis Milestone, 1945)
48. The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, 1946)
49. Duel in the Sun (King Vidor, 1946)
50. The Woman on the Beach (Jean Renoir, 1947)

I tried to keep a large spread of directors and to reflect that this is probably the finest decade for American cinema. Pleasantly surprised to see how high The Best Years of Our Lives ranked.

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#716 Post by Shrew » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:16 pm

I dropped to 99/101 (Thieves' Highway and Opfergang) from 100/101 (Fires Were Started). This was a pretty brutal list for Humphrey Jennings wasn't it? Actually pretty tough on a lot of non-Archer/Carol Reed UK films. Can we blame this on Brexit too?

I also now realize I had a third orphan: The Sin of Harold Diddlebock. Sign to Criterion to hurry it up with the Lloyds (or okay, there are 8 other Sturges people wanted to vote for, but hope springs eternal for me and Mike Bloomberg).

My top 10 and also-rans:
1) To Be or Not to Be
2) Hail the Conquering Hero
3) A Canterbury Tale
4) Children of Paradise
5) Curse of the Cat People
6) The Best Years of Our Lives
7) Paisan
8) Daisy Kenyon- This was my big discovery during this round, if a known classic that was sitting in my kevyip for years can be called a discovery. I assume this doesn't get more votes because a) the ending is somewhat pat and lame or b) Fox set up an A24-horror style game of disappointed expectations by trying to market it as a noir.
9) Late Spring
10) Black Narcissus
26) The Spiral Staircase
31) Let There Be Light
32) High Sierra
41) The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
42) Cluny Brown
44) Le Ciel Est A Vous
45) Brute Force
47) Crows and Sparrows
48) The Picture of Dorian Gray
49) The Bank Dick
50) Reign of Terror/ The Black Book

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#717 Post by knives » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:15 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:47 pm
Thanks swo! (guess I really need to watch the Small Back Room)

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#718 Post by the preacher » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:18 pm

Thanks, swo.

I have a request, only if it's possible and easily feasible (otherwise I would do it manually): The most voted directors in Vol. 3 (all decades). The longer list, the better. And then in Vol. 4 so far.

I'm curious about the preponderance of English-language cinema (quite evident this time).

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#719 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:24 pm

I think we're going to see that drastically change in the coming decades. The 40s were truly the age of the Hollywood Studio System at full peak and also the one with the most popular works of British cinema.

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#720 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:31 pm

Actually, pretty much every decade around half the points go to films from the USA. That's just the way it is.

Also I'm not sure how meaningful an aggregate director metric would be considering fluctuations in participation. For example, some of the early decades had ~40% more lists submitted than later decades

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#721 Post by domino harvey » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:57 pm

The sixties is the only decade where I can’t see that being the case

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#722 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:05 pm

It was really the 1990s where participation dropped off last time, for whatever reason

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#723 Post by domino harvey » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:08 pm

Prob due to the stress of the realization that once you plug in the entire Parker Posey filmography, there’s still like five more spots to fill before you can submit

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#724 Post by movielocke » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:11 pm

Shit I had no clue the deadline passed to submit a revised list. Thanks for compiling looks like another terrific list.

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Re: The 1940s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#725 Post by Michael Kerpan » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:09 pm

Looks like Naruse managed to do no better than "also ran". Not his "best" decade to be sure -- but one in which he did do some of his most striking (albeit largely invisible in the West) films.

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