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Film A 1 (or 0) – Film B 0 (or 1)
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The match you´re going to vote for on this thread is:
John Landis (Slasher) vs Louis Malle (The Fire Within)
If you have not seen these films and are not able to access them on your own then pm me and I may be able to give you access to the streaming links.
Slasher (1) vs The Fire Within (0)
John Landis (Slasher) – 0 vs Louis Malle (The Fire Within) – 1
If the Malle pick was still Damage, I probably would have gone with Slasher. But since I regard The Fire Within as one of my favorite films, I really can’t choose otherwise. I must’ve seen it 10 times and I’ve yet to grow tired of it.
Slasher – 0 vs. The Fire Within – 1
Slasher – 0 vs. The Fire Within – 1
Slasher – 0 / The Fire Within – 1
Slasher (0) vs. Fire within (1)
Thanks slasher tho, now I know how to sell cars!
John Landis (Slasher) 0 — Louis Malle (The Fire Within) 1
John Landis, Slasher 0 v. Louis Malle The Fire Within 1
John Landis (Slasher) 0 vs Louis Malle (The Fire Within) 1
I was against the change of pick mainly because I knew it would change my vote.
If Damage was still the Malle pick I would have definitely voted for Landis, but between Slasher and The Fire Within, there is no doubt that I like the second one better.
The vibe of the film is a bit strange, but it is mainly what makes it interesting. That and some beautiful moments, my favourite one being when the main character talks about how he would have wanted to captivate people:
«J’aurais voulu captiver les gens, les retenir, les attacher. Que rien ne bouge plus autour de moi… J’aurais tant voulu être aimé, qu’il me semble que j’aime. »
Slasher makes me a bit uncomfortable, and The Fire Within is pretty good.
Landis – Slasher (0) VS Malle – The Fire Within (1)
I’m not a particular fan of either films, but I acknowledge the brilliance of Malle’s effort in translating his generation’s male-être into celluloid whereas I see nothing to hold onto in Landis’ (mediocre) effort.
I hate to join the pile up, especially since I think Slasher is being sold a bit short. But Malle’s film offers too focused and powerful a punch.
Slasher 0 – Fire Within 1
Yeah, didn’t know anything about Slasher, wouldn’t have even considered Landis after his disastrous 90s to be capable of making anything worth watching, but it’s really quite good. Nice pick. The Fire Within is too good though.
Slasher 0 – The Fire Within 1
John Landis (Slasher) 1 – Louis Malle (The Fire Within) 0
The Fire Within struck me as a very spritual film for what many people may percieve as a total lack of it. The name The Fire Within seems incredibly appropriate to me, as well as the fact that he often refers to his heart, not just the fact that he has an actual heart condition, but the symbolic heart as well. Both the symbols of fire and of heart connect with me regarding a person’s spirit. As a Christian I believe that our spirit or soul is like a fire always craving some kind of fuel or addiction. I believe the only fuel that we were made for and can satisfy is a relationship with God, but this film to me shows the huge range of different things that people find themselves devoting themselves to and essentially becoming addicted to in a search for their identity. Alchohol, drugs, money, love, sleep, food, knowledge, women, relationships, children, art, health, travel, and a lot of other things. Religion is surprisingly absent although it would have fit in well since religion is also something people turn to to find meaning in their lives but never satisfies. It feels to me like everyone is seeking so despirately for something satisfying, like they are just on the edge and could really respond to an encounter with God, but it just never happens. It’s so sad and frustrating in that way. All of the stuff about hiding shadows vs. facing the certainties in the light is particularly revealing if you believe that the only certainty you can depend on that won’t let you down is the love of God.
I could probably find ways to look at most movies in this light, and I probably usually do, but Slasher seems especially appropriate for this as well. It’s a view of Americana where only numbers matter. You want more numbers than the other person. More money, more possessions. What’s the best deal you can get? If you can accumulate the most sales you win. If you get the best deal you win. The more you can screw the other person and not make them realize it, the more you win. Again at the end it all turns out to be empty. The Slasher doesn’t kill himself like Alain does but he has an equally dispondent ending.
VOTING IS CLOSED
Sorry, I’m late on this
Well, I’m glad two people liked Slasher ;)
I surely could have gone with a known, popular pick, but I always had this film in mind for R3, no matter what the consequences. Landis was fun to manage, and it all feels worth it for that R1 win.
See you next Wednesday…
Thank you for managing Landis, House! I don’t think the score reflects what an unexpected pleasure Slasher was, as a solid and empathetic documentary from a man not known for them. And I think that R1 win kicked open a few doors for “genre filmmakers” competing in the Cup from now on. :-)
I liked Slasher, House, even though I didn’t vote for it.
I also liked Slasher and, had the Malle pick remained Damage, Landis would have easily gotten my vote. But the replacement was allowed and ended up replacing one of Malle’s worst with one of his best.
So…why was the film switch allowed? I thought you guys wouldn’t allow any film switches since last time with Brady’s Cronenberg switch?
As of the end of Round 2 Fritz Lang had already won this group and was guaranteed to go on to Round 4, which meant Malle could change his film without having any effect on who goes through to Round 4.
Yeah, but…nah, forget it, I just thought there wasn’t that “rule” anymore. So…was that an exception with Malle?
Yeah, just with Malle. Also I allowed a couple other people to change their films due to availability and no-subtitles-available issues which meant people wouldn’t have been able to actually watch the films.
The availability / subtitles issue is understandable….but Damage was an available film I think to almost all…