Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1026 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:30 pm

Presumably the latter. People who think that box will in any way impact November or December announcements are worrying about nothing, it will be business as usual

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1027 Post by HitchcockLang » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:48 pm

I was mostly making a joke and preying on the fears of others.

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#1028 Post by Mungo » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:52 pm

Well evidently something is affecting the November announcements

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1029 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:52 pm

Criterion's interns spent the whole afternoon trying to refresh MoviePass' website

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#1030 Post by John Shade » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:01 pm

Ribs wrote:No, they are, but they skipped ahead either because of some weird Olympics-mandated time frame or just to explain why they'll be skipping over #900 in November.
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1031 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:05 pm

HitchcockLang wrote:I was mostly making a joke and preying on the fears of others.
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#1032 Post by Bressonaire » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:29 pm

People who think that box will in any way impact November or December announcements are worrying about nothing
I am skeptical that you're right about that. First of all, there's the lack of an announcement of any postponement. Then, the amount of film in this box set far outstrips two months' worth. We're talking about 104 hours of films (6,253 minutes) and a 253-page book. Just check any release for how many full-time staffers are in the editorial department there. I doubt they've hired additional bodies to work on it. Meanwhile, they're restoring both parts of Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia, some other documentaries that are full-length, e.g., Tokyo Olympiad and White Vertigo, and commissioning new scores for the seven silent films. It seems logical, too, that they're rounding out the year with No. 900. It's a massive, expensive project, and I think their resources are probably fully committed to it for the rest of the year.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1033 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:33 pm

November is the single biggest retail release month of the year. They aren't skipping it. Allay your fears

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#1034 Post by Cremildo » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:46 pm

Bressonaire wrote:
People who think that box will in any way impact November or December announcements are worrying about nothing
I am skeptical that you're right about that. First of all, there's the lack of an announcement of any postponement.
Rarely do they "announce" postponements.

Furthermore, they've been announcing on the 16th more often than on the 15th for quite some time now.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1035 Post by artfilmfan » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:26 pm

Maybe we'll get a clarification announcement tomorrow saying that the Olympics box set was the announcement for November and December. Sorry, folks. That's it for the rest of the year. :wink:

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1036 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:01 am

Cremildo wrote:Furthermore, they've been announcing on the 16th more often than on the 15th for quite some time now.
Thank you for bringing some sanity to this thread. Recent announcement dates:

Monday, July 17, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1037 Post by Ribs » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:23 am

2 of 7 of the first weekday that is or after the 15th this year isn't more often than not!

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1038 Post by Cremildo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:32 am

Ribs wrote:2 of 7 of the first weekday that is or after the 15th this year isn't more often than not!
Moving the goalposts much?

They announced it on the 15th only twice this year. That's not often.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1039 Post by noirbuff » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:25 pm

Noticed on Criterion twitter several photos of Jeanne Moreau posted today, and a photo of Robert Ryan as a boxer also posted today. Could it be Elevator to the Gallows upgrade and The Set-Up to be announced?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1040 Post by Ribs » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:49 pm

No, they're both promoting Filmstruck.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1041 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:12 pm

...but they're both dead

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1042 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:31 am

domino harvey wrote:King Lear
Sixteen Candles / the Breakfast Club
Toni Erdmann
Written on the Wind upgrade

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1043 Post by DeprongMori » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:21 am

The Breakfast Club
Night of the Living Dead
More
Come and See
A Matter of Life and Death
Election

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1044 Post by Costa » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:36 am

I don't guess but hope for West Side Story.
And Tree of Life..
And Written on the Wind and Magnificent Obsession upgrades..

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1045 Post by Graphist » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:45 am

Have there been rumors about A Matter of Life And Death?

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#1046 Post by Morbii » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:56 am

Night of the Living Dead
Tree of Life
The Breakfast Club
16 Candles
Election

Edit: + Berlanga eclipse
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1047 Post by Ribs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:19 am

100 Years of Olympic Films
Toni Erdmann
Big Deal on Madonna Street

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1048 Post by Self » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:34 am

Sixteen Candles/ The Breakfast Club
The Tree of Life
California Split
Stray Dog Uprade
A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman Reissue
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1049 Post by movielocke » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:48 pm

Sixteen candles / breakfast club
West side story
Swing time
Dersu uzala
Magnificent ambersons

Notorious
Withnail and I

Berlanga eclipse

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1050 Post by Clarence » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:29 pm

Written on the Wind (upgrade)
Memories of Underdeveloment
Dragon Inn
Minbo
King of Jazz

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