Risselada. I knew what I meant when I wrote it, but that was while ago. Doesn’t make much sense as a sentence, does it? Maybe I was going to edit it or something later.
Of course, one should ‘Vote for the film’ (unless you’re Dimitris), but in this case, I like both films just as much as each other. So I could vote on gut feeling as I did a few times in Round 1. However, it would be nice to give myself some ‘meaning’ to the competition structure (keeps me amused). So, perhaps I could use the experience of Round One to influence my voting.
This may something to do with supporting a director I voted against last time (again, both in this case), or voting for the director I feel made most progress since their Round 1 film (both these films being the director’s ‘next film’ after the one in Round One). It’s a result of being more interested in a director’s body of work than individual pieces I suppose and wanting to make a connection between round 1 and round 2.
Still, doesn’t make sense, does it? Maybe I’ll hire an editor.
For example – if one director’s Round 2 movie was essentially exactly the same as their Round 1 movie showing no artistic growth or whatever, I’d probably vote against it (so long as the round 1 movie were good enough worth voting for). Hence Round 1 influencing Round 2.
“one should ‘Vote for the film’ (unless you’re Dimitris)”
When both films are equal, I usually go with the underdog ;)
The Thin Red Line 0 – Few Of Us 1
Of the four Malick films I’ve seen, The Thin Red Line is definitely not my favorite and of the three Bartas films I’ve seen, Few of Us is definitely not my favorite. That being said, the reliance on nonverbal communication and natural elements present in Few of Us resonated much moreso with me than Malick’s WWII masterpiece. Both are 5-star films, in my opinion, and both are worth watching again and again.
Well, I think Malick was winning 36-0 before all the data was lost.
And Risselada said he knew what I was talking about (which is nice, I’m still not sure myself.)
I guess my post about acclaimed films vs diversity ones was lost but it’s OK, I’ll return in a future match about this when more complaints about non-conventional films occur (Brad S. comment for instance of minimalism is pretty demanding)
36-0 for Malick, who is the referee? :P
Oh, and I seem to recall Agnes Varda joining and having a big fight with Dimitris on the Cleo thread. That was a classic.
Gone forever now I guess.
Hey, I wasn’t here last night, don’t slander :P
I was trying to post my film review…..then the whole thing started :(
To be quite honest, I believe the match was tied at 14-14 or 15-15 or something like that.
For those of you whose votes were lost in the site’s data loss today, please come back and repost your vote!
And yes, I had agreed that Sanjuro was starting to make sense. ;)
We also lost that amusing exchange regarding the supposed concessions vendors and depravity of the director’s up.
I definitely posted a vote on this match yesterday – anyone know where it might have gone..? Why has so much data suddenly disappeared?
The Thin Red Line 1 – Few of Us 0
The Thin Red Line (1) – Few of Us (0)
I don’t know what’s happened, but last I saw it was a 15-15 tie.
Gabe explained that it was due to a site malfunction or something, he created a separate thread for this reason…but anyone can re-post votes and hopefully, we’ll extend this game and the second match as well although I don’t think it would be so bad to extend the cup by one day.
GO BARTAS, don’t let Malick go through!
Surely the underdog in these parts. :)
I think that in the next cup, we shouldn’t allow directors with under 5 films participating, we should have a mini-cup for short filmographies. Can you imagine Malick reaching the final 8 with a repeat film?
@LiamAllen, what the fuck?
This is not the right Liamallen, it’s just a fucking troll, pay no attention, the real Liamallen hasn’t posted for a day now.
And the ignoring shall begin.
Im having a really shitty day today. not really in the mood to say much. But i would say this; The Thin Red Line is the only movie about pacific war that i love. On top of that, Few of Us is my first Bartas, the lack of narration doesnt help me understand the characters. I did get emotional on some part but without any comprehension why. Both films are visually superb.
The Thin Red Line 1 – Few Of Us 0
and urghh…get that pic out of my face
12 – 12 if I’m correct.
Unbelievable, GO BARTAS!
we should have a mini-cup for short filmographies
Or allow “filmographically challenged” directors to play tag team. So long as one can think of a suitably thematically linking team name it might be fun.
Did my vote get removed? I voted for Bartas last night but it seems to have vanished….
Yep it was lost with most of the data posted from yesterday. Please repost it Ari!!!!
Okay, here goes again.
Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line) 0 – Šarūnas Bartas (Few Of Us) 1
was the 12-12 official, maybe we should just start them all over when we start the Down by Law thread and have them all end at the same time, that would be exciting
what the… where’s my vote?
The Thin Red Line 0 — Few Of Us 1
Alright, it looks like most of the votes we lost are being reposted by the voters. That’s good.