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Mr Sausage
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1st half of 2020 vote.

#1376 Post by Mr Sausage » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:35 pm

Bit of a shit year so far, but maybe Criterion’s output during that time can alleviate it somewhat. Here are five titles randomly pulled from their releases during the first half of this year.

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Re: 1st half of 2020 vote.

#1377 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:43 pm

Solid slate of picks, my vote is going to Me and You and Everyone We Know because it’s a) my favorite, and b) incredibly inspiring and existentially contemplative regarding filling time with maximum meaning, and so especially appropriate for our current context (though to be fair it’s always timely). At the very least, direct human connections may actually feel like they are expressed in the film when this is over.

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Re: 1st half of 2020 vote.

#1378 Post by Mr Sausage » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:04 pm

Er...I messed up somewhere and the poll ended yesterday instead of today. And there's a three-way tie, to cap it off. So, voting is open again until, I don't know, sometime. Maybe tomorrow night or the night after.

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Re: 1st half of 2020 vote.

#1379 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:38 pm

If Le petit soldat wins the now four-way tie, I’ll see if there’s any previously untranslated material about it from Cahiers and will share out because I need the translating practice

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Re: 1st half of 2020 vote.

#1380 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:28 am

Poll closed!

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A Sci-Fi vote.

#1381 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:33 am

Here are five films from the collection that the mods have decided are Sci-Fi.

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Re: A Sci-Fi vote.

#1382 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:00 am

Oh no, Jellyfish Eyes didn't make the cut

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Re: A Sci-Fi vote.

#1383 Post by knives » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:52 am

Please don't let Brazil win. That's going to be another popular film that no one really has anything to say about because they've said it already.

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Re: A Sci-Fi vote.

#1384 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:17 am

I vote for we get another week of Le Petit Soldat because we lost four days of discussion time and I’m not done translating

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A Sci-Fi vote.

#1385 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:55 am

domino harvey wrote:I vote for we get another week of Le Petit Soldat because we lost four days of discussion time and I’m not done translating
I’ll leave it open for another week.

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Re: A Sci-Fi vote.

#1386 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:33 pm

I just revisited Until the End of the World back in March and have already written several long takes on it in the dedicated thread, but if this is going to prompt others to take the time to sit down and watch the monster, I really hope it wins. I can definitely see it prompting the most interesting discussion of the bunch.

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Re: A Sci-Fi vote.

#1387 Post by knives » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:26 am

Now if only I can find the time.

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Re: A Sci-Fi vote.

#1388 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:30 am

I watched this for the first time when the pandemic started, and it felt like that meant something

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Another day, another vote.

#1389 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:24 am

Here are five random films taken from the collection.

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Re: Another day, another vote.

#1390 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:33 am

So...here's a situation we've never had. A three-way tie followed by a two-way tie only one point away from the "winners". So I can't remove my vote to create a winner on any level besides just choosing the winner myself, which I'm not comfortable with. I'm leaving the poll up for another day. Hopefully we can resolve this by then.

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Re: Another day, another vote.

#1391 Post by Drucker » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:08 am

Folks I pulled out Unmarried Woman last week mere days before this poll appeared. It's a sign. Vote for it!

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Re: Another day, another vote.

#1392 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:47 am

At the very least it's a sign that there'll be discussion, so you've got my vote

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Re: Another day, another vote.

#1393 Post by Drucker » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:54 pm

I'm 5 minutes away from turning on Unmarried Women therefore I am staging a coup and declaring it the winner.

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Re: Another day, another vote.

#1394 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:53 pm

Well, now we know that declaring coups works pretty quick at getting you what you want.

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Re: Another day, another vote.

#1395 Post by Mr Sausage » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:04 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:Well, now we know that declaring coups works pretty quick at getting you what you want.
It’s not much of a coup when you’re claiming power for the clear winner of a vote.

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Re: Another day, another vote.

#1396 Post by Drucker » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:55 pm

Well I simultaneously believe in democracy and naked power grabs

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A 2010s vote

#1397 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:33 am

The 2010s list is on, and this round is in conjunction with that.

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Re: A 2010s vote

#1398 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:57 am

Personal Shopper is easily my favorite of these and probably my second favorite Assayas, but I'm probably alone there. It's definitely the one that most stands out as ripe for discussion (though I'm a bit cooler on Cold War than most)

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Re: A 2010s vote

#1399 Post by knives » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:03 am

While I’m in the reverse boat and couldn’t think of anything else to say about Personal Shopper.

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Re: A 2010s vote

#1400 Post by domino harvey » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:14 am

I voted Cold War because it’s both great and short

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