Match #49: Friday, July 20 – Monday, July 23
Please make sure you are watching the correct version of The Thief and the Cobbler. You should be watching The Recobbled Cut put out in 2006 as an unofficial release but approved of by many of the crew on the film as an attempt to reconstruct the original vision of the director.
My God, I can’t believe the WC is almost at match 30. I’ve had to miss literally everything so far due to tons of coursework, plus finals… but hopefully I can start now!
How many matches still to go?
There’s plenty more coming . :)
I certainly can’t kick about anything in the Cup, but sometimes I forget how much effort it takes and the participation needed to nominate, find the films, upload them all w/subs, organize, schedule, write about, watch, and do it all as if it’s effortless. I’ve said it before, but again I salute all who are making the Cup alive—especially Riss.
This cup will be longer than baseball season and the Ice Age was shorter than baseball season.
Thanks Brother. I salute you because you also make it alive by your enthusiams, participation, and always wonderfully engaging and amusing comments! :)
Match #50: Monday, July 23 – Thursday, July 26
i’m so glad i quit the cup! i couldn’t bear seeing nasty comments about my babies.
I will miss you from the cup big time for sure! I thank you for all of your wonderful submissions and comments up to this point. I’ll still be glad to see you around the rest of the site. Should you ever change your mind even just to pop in for one or two matches that still pique your interest, I’ll be glad to see you.
Match #51: Thursday, July 26 – Sunday, July 29
as far as i am concerned, men and women is the winner. that other movie has to be really really good to beat noite vazia. (is this an implicit arrogant statement about my “taste”? haha, don’t take it as such).
I’ve been making a bunch of updates on the 2012 MUBI World Cup list. I thought some people might be interested in seeing which countries are currently leading with the highest percentage of votes received in their matches which will put them at a better chance of making the finals
^Nice Work. Thanks!
Match #52: Sunday, July 29 – Wednesday, August 1
Castaway on the Moon!!! so near and dear to me!!
^Cool! I hope you can participate in that match. I’m curious to see the other film. I haven’t seen many films coming from Germany during the rule of the Nazis.
Match #53: Wednesday, August 1 – Saturday August 4
I may get round to a short promotion of Tree in Tanjung Malim, which i’ve mentioned on the boards before, i think. Like Wales’ Sleep Furiously v Belgium, it’s up against an excellent film, though. Sad to see Wales in the low part of the table. Must get round to seeing the Canadian film in time for voting on its current Saraband match
Well, Riss, I thought you wouldn’t pick Miss Julie, as you had pick Saraband for Sweden. So, double shot for Sweden?
Each country gets at least two films…. Isn’t that clear by now?
Match #54: Saturday August 4 – Tuesday, August 7
Match #55: Tuesday, August 7 – Friday, August 10
Drifting States….well someone I’ve heard of and have seen two of his films. Curling and Carcasses
this is good
Yay more Canadian films!!! Not to be taken as a joke. I’m digging Canada right now.
Les états nordiques is very contemplative and a nice spin on the tradition of direct cinema, which we all got a taste of last year with Michel Brault. As another portrait of a collection of people in a small Québec town, it’ll be an interesting tonal contrast to Les bons débarras.
For diversity’s sake, though, hoping the third film is anglo-Canada (and I don’t mean Cronenberg, Egoyan or Maddin). Québec really could put together its own team with the greatest of ease.
Yes, I’ve noticed that many of the great films I’ve seen from Canada have been from Quebec. So are we to assume that the best films from Canada have been made in Quebec?
Yeah! My first film in the cup; I hope you folks enjoy it! And yeah, I try to push it to Riss that Quebec should participate on it’s own but I don’t think enough people supported the idea. Anyway, Quebec have amazing directors and movies, and so does Canada! The movie should be up in a couple of days.
Uh oh, I seemed to have reached the limit on the number of characters I can use in the official list for the Cup. Looks like I’m using too many tables and graphics and such. I might have to make it look less exciting to fit everything
Match #56: Friday, August 10 – Monday, August 13
Match #57: Monday, August 13 – Thursday, August 16