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Re: Your Member of the Year Presents: a Vote

#1076 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:21 pm

I've seen all of these and To Be or Not to Be is the best followed by Le Trou, though I'm not sure I have much to say about the latter. I taught the former though and it's aged well for me-- I always forgot how hilarious the opening is, surely Lubitsch's second-funniest beginning after Heaven Can Wait. The Sturges is of course a Sturges film so it's great. Don't like the Kurosawa or Ozu films at all, though Throne of Blood fares better of the two.

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Re: Your Member of the Year Presents: a Vote

#1077 Post by Drucker » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:17 pm

Not a fan of any really early Ozu. Seeing the Sturges in 35mm on Tuesday night. So this will motivate me to go, even though it's running far behind.

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Re: Your Member of the Year Presents: a Vote

#1078 Post by matrixschmatrix » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:42 pm

These are all movies with a lot of stuff to talk about in them- though I worry I'd be infected by Marian Keene's awful commentary in trying to talk about The Lady Eve- but To Be or Not To Be is just the strangest thing, like all the rest of these seem like they should work, it seems like it absolutely should not.

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Re: Your Member of the Year Presents: a Vote

#1079 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:25 am

To Be or Not to Be is our winner!

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It's an Arrow Video vote!

#1080 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:34 am

To further celebrate Arrow getting its own separate section, here's a random selection of 5 Arrow Video titles. Vote away!

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Re: It's an Arrow Video vote!

#1081 Post by Drucker » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:06 am

Folks, we all have that fancy new edition of Alfredo Garcia sitting, unwatched on our shelves. Let us all commit to doing our kevyip a favor and watching this film. Thank you.

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Re: It's an Arrow Video vote!

#1082 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:34 am

Have we ever had such a lopsided victory?

Anyway, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is our winner.

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Re: It's an Arrow Video vote!

#1083 Post by ando » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:47 pm

This dvd is a challenge to find. Only the blu-ray seems to be in wide circulation. Can it be that the last time I saw this was a vhs viewing? :?

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Re: It's an Arrow Video vote!

#1084 Post by ando » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:49 am

Friend has a copy, thank goodness. Guess blu-ray was a given with the "Arrow Video" description.

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It's a Bergman vote!

#1085 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:32 am

To coincide with our Auteur List project, here's a vote of five random Bergman films picked from the collection.

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Re: It's a Bergman vote!

#1086 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:18 am

Through a Glass Darkly it is!

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Another vote!

#1087 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:31 am

Here are five randomly selected films from the collection. Select away!

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Re: Another vote!

#1088 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:34 am

House of Games is our winner.

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Voting Time

#1089 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:36 am

Here are five films randomly drawn from the collection. Vote away.

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Re: Voting Time

#1090 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon May 01, 2017 10:50 am

Before Sunset it is.

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The Cannes Festival Mini-List

#1091 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri May 26, 2017 6:34 am

To coincide with the Cannes Festival Mini List, here are five Cannes winners pulled randomly from the collection.

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Re: The Cannes Festival Mini-List

#1092 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon May 29, 2017 6:45 am

It's a three-way tie. Have we ever had one of those before? With a two-way tie I can at least be somewhat impartial, but a three-way seems to demand the exercise of arbitrary power. So, arbitrary power as embodied by yours truly declares The Wages of Fear our winner.

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It's a pre-1920's vote

#1093 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:34 am

On the occasion of our pre-1920's decade list, here're a random choise of five pre-20's films from the collection.

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Re: It's a pre-1920's vote

#1094 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:04 am

Looks like it's Pinkus' Shoe Palace.

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It's a new vote!

#1095 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:15 pm

Here are five films randomly chosen from the collection. Despite what it says above, voting will close early Monday morning.

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Re: It's a new vote!

#1096 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:18 pm

I recently saw Gervaise and it is terrible! But at least I remember it well enough to talk about it. But don't vote for it because it sucks

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Re: It's a new vote!

#1097 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:43 am

Diary of a Country Priest it is!

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It's a Fritz Lang vote!

#1098 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:32 am

To coincide with the Fritz Lang Auteur mini-list, here are five films randomly drawn from Criterion, Arrow, and MOC's Lang releases. Vote away.

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Re: It's a Fritz Lang vote!

#1099 Post by ando » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:31 am

Ah, doing a little Lang retrospective myself. Wish Destiny was on Criterion. Put Lang on the map (as it were). Seen all but Ministry of Fear.

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Re: It's a Fritz Lang vote!

#1100 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:15 am

ando wrote:Ah, doing a little Lang retrospective myself. Wish Destiny was on Criterion. Put Lang on the map (as it were). Seen all but Ministry of Fear.
The whole board is doing a Lang retrospective right here.

Anyways, our winner, by a close margin, is M.

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