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Re: It's a Member of the Year vote!

#1126 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:47 pm

I voted for Marienbad because conceivably it's still a film about which people usually have something to say

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Re: It's a Member of the Year vote!

#1127 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:59 pm

Robinson Crusoe on Mars is the only one I haven't seen, so I voted for it. If it wins, I promise to watch it and make at least one substantial post about it, if for some reason that encourages anyone else to vote for it.

I wrote about Marienbad recently in the PTA (or was it Phantom Thread?) thread, so I don't know if there's much more I want to say about it.

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Re: It's a Member of the Year vote!

#1128 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:30 am

Last Year at Marienbad it is!

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Vote! Films! Now!

#1129 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:49 pm

Here they are, five random films from the collection. Vote away.

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Re: Vote! Films! Now!

#1130 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:26 am

This poll was basically decided in the first hour it was up. McCabe and Mrs. Miller it is!

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Exercise the Democratic rights your rulers have granted you!

#1131 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:54 am

Here, again, are five random champions set to compete for your pleasure. The winner will be showered with garlands and have statues erected in its honour. The losers shall be carried lifeless from the arena on beds made of their own broken weaponry. On whom will the fickle citizenry satisfy its bloodlust this half-month?

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#1132 Post by Morbii » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:55 pm

You’d think eclipse would come up more often in these random selections given that they’re 25-30% of the collection...

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#1133 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:19 pm

I believe there's actually like 180 Eclipse films in the pool along with 900-950 mainline titles, so it's more like 16% Eclipse. But we've been doing so many themed or curated rounds lately where they haven't had as much of a shot.

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#1134 Post by Morbii » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:06 pm

I guess my estimation was too high, which makes sense now that you say it.

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#1135 Post by ando » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:35 am

Comparisons are dubious and ultimately pointless but Ugetsu may be, imo of course, a perfect film. Hard to pick with that level of artistry. So King of the Hill for me.

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#1136 Post by Morbii » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:18 am

swo17 wrote:I believe there's actually like 180 Eclipse films in the pool along with 900-950 mainline titles, so it's more like 16% Eclipse. But we've been doing so many themed or curated rounds lately where they haven't had as much of a shot.
What say I do the next round, eclipse-only?

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Re: Exercise the Democratic rights your rulers have granted

#1137 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:20 am

It was a tie between King of he Hill and Ugetsu. So I removed my vote from from former, leaving us with our winner: Ugetsu.
Morbii wrote:
swo17 wrote:I believe there's actually like 180 Eclipse films in the pool along with 900-950 mainline titles, so it's more like 16% Eclipse. But we've been doing so many themed or curated rounds lately where they haven't had as much of a shot.
What say I do the next round, eclipse-only?
I think an eclipse-only round is a good idea. I'll see if we can do that next.

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Morbii presents: an Eclipse vote!

#1138 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 am

Morbii has been kind enough to select 5 films from the Eclipse line to be voted on. Vote away!

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Re: Morbii presents: an Eclipse vote!

#1139 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:30 am

Sapphire it is!

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It's a 1920's vote!

#1140 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:35 am

The 1920's project is a couple months from completion, so here're five random 20's films from the collection to help your viewing along.

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Re: It's a 1920's vote!

#1141 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:50 am

I like Safety Last as much as much as the next guy, but is there really that much to discuss there?

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Re: It's a 1920's vote!

#1142 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:26 am

In my case, it’s the only title of these that I own and haven’t seen yet, which is often how I pick these.

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Re: It's a 1920's vote!

#1143 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:28 am

Fair enough.

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Re: It's a 1920's vote!

#1144 Post by Roscoe » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:50 am

Mr Sausage wrote:I like Safety Last as much as much as the next guy, but is there really that much to discuss there?
Not really, no.

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Re: It's a 1920's vote!

#1145 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:52 am

Live blogging him climbing the wall obv

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Re: It's a 1920's vote!

#1146 Post by Michael Kerpan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:04 pm

Docks of New York is not only my favorite Sternberg films, but one of my favorite American films (of any era). But it looks like it is being edged out not only by Last Command but also Safety Last. :-(

(The lasts shall be first ... I guess).

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Re: It's a 1920's vote!

#1147 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:33 am

The Last Command it is!

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It's an Indicator vote!

#1148 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri May 11, 2018 9:35 am

To help inaugurate our new subforum dedicated to Indicator, as well as celebrate their releases, here are five Indicator titles to vote from.

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Re: It's an Indicator vote!

#1149 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 11, 2018 9:45 am

Decision at Sundown isn't even out yet, seems like it shouldn't be one of the choices

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Re: It's an Indicator vote!

#1150 Post by Ribs » Fri May 11, 2018 9:51 am

I voted for Deadly Affair, because I think Housekeeping already got plenty of discussion here upon its release, and it’s been sitting quietly on my shelf since August, the two slightly interminable Jack Gold films on either side of it getting my attention sooner.

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