update: i have acquired the pialat film. now to find time to watch. maybe tmrw, hmm
lol @ Nathan
“Hey man, I’m just trying to promote little-seen films. It’s all about exposure, righhhttt?”
I think, to that, Santino, the argument would go:
The film would be unavailable, much like Three Godless Years was pre-subbing; most people wouldn’t even have the option of seeing it. As such, you couldn’t begrudge people for voting it down sight unseen, as you can with acquirable films, like the ones presently in the top 20. To borrow from Dimitris, “it’s all about availability”. Although he’d probably throw in an “educate yourself boy”. ;)
If what you felt like promoting was something that the whole world already knows about because it’s got the money to be hyped/franchise to work off of established interest/hyped director with mass appeal but just hasn’t yet been wide released, that’s your perogative, but I’d say it’s a waste of time. You wouldn’t be illuminating anything, you’d just be exploiting the unwillingness of someone like me to make blind judgements so that a director that you like (I assume?) but that everyone is already well aware of would “win”. I see it’s not in your top ten for 2011, but you’d be willing to vote it to the top just because you like the director? I don’t understand that. Besides- would the game be done before people saw it and (inevitably) voted it down?
Once you start qualifying everything, it sort of makes the whole thing ridiculous.
Insiang was great! Not great enough to stop me voting against it if push comes to shove, but I’m happy I watched it :)
re: the voting against things you haven’t seen argument. I can see where both sides of the argument are coming from, and personally I think that the best option lies somewhere between the two extremes. i.e. For the most part voting against stuff you haven’t seen is largely unnecessary when there’s still plenty of stuff you have seen on the list, but that ultimately people will have to vote against stuff they haven’t seen (and will be justified in doing so) because the point of this list is that it is the “MUBI Forum Users’ Top 20”. In other words it is meant to represent the forum users’ tastes. If a film that only one person has seen is sitting at the top of the list then people are justified in voting against it on the basis that a film that only one person has seen can in no way represent the taste of the hundred or so people voting in this game. And yes, ideally people would go watch that film that only one person has seen, but some people are uncomfortable with downloading, and some don’t have time to watch the films immediately, and so on and so forth, and the list changes SO much that keeping up with all the films that get near the top is really damn hard (it’s for this reason that I’m grateful for Polaris taking a week off).
Personally I hope to watch a few of the films near the top soonish.
Good post, CW! :)
i’ve seen every movie ever made (ever…)
so i can vote for/against anything and it’s legitimate
I guess you must be God then, Brentos. lol
i’m working on getting stone wedding. it looks a-ma-a-a-a-zing!!
hopefully in a week i can fit in two films (that aren’t six hours long) :/
+2 Eros Plus Massacre
-1 The Lady Eve
-1 Late Spring
In its final phases, this game is kind of turning into a DC, but without the essays… (except the mini reviews from Blue)
This game needs Dimitris back.
nah its nice to have a break
He didn’t vote against your John Derek film though! Actually, I want to see it now and I have some time. Give me the link again. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a John Derek film.
he did vote against it actually
It is on page 204 of the old mubi top 20 thread.
Ruby, if you find Stone Wedding, let me know how I can do the same please.
^ on condition u don’t vote against the lady eve lol
Do you never watch cable TV late at night during the mid-’80s, Ari?
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles -1
Stranger then Paradise -1
Macho, why are you posting when the game’s on hiatus?
I thought 2day was the last day with voting with DiB going vacation?
Oh I must of misread something,then disregard my last post then
Shit, Polaris set no rule saying that you have to have watched a film in order to vote FOR it either.
Let’s practice some common sense.
“Do you never watch cable TV late at night during the mid-’80s, Ari?”
Lots and lots of it. Maybe I did see one of his films then. Oh crap, I did see his Tarzan…. Jeez, that was something, wasn’t it?
@Blue – Actually, I voted FOR The Sound of the Mountain before seeing it at some point in the game. Turns out, my +2 was well spent, because that movie is awesome.
“Let’s practice some common sense.”
Why start now?
i write for an entertainment magazine and we’re having the staff writers pick our favorite Christmas film and do a short write-up
Just wondering: would any of you consider In Bruges to be a Christmas film? if i don’t pick that one, no one will, and my initial choice was Meet me in St. Louis, but i’m curious if In Bruges would be believable as a Christmas film.
(I didn’t want to start a whole new thread since it’s just for one question and i figured the game is on hiatus for the time being anyways, so we need some filler)
Thanks so much!!
As much as I like In Bruges, I doubt you could get away with calling it a Christmas film. However, it would certainly be a bold and innovative choice.
+2 All About Lily Chou-Chou
-1 Evolution of a Filipino Family