I feel I can’t vote against Visconti’s masterpiece, or my favorite Kurosawa, or Ozu’s best-known film…yet. So:
+2 Three Godless Years
-1 Children of Paradise
-1 American Graffiti
Easy, easy films to vote against.
To Coheed upthread: I replied to your comments with what I hope is fairness. I don’t know if fans of a film have the responsibility to make said film available (if so, can someone please come out with a Region 1 DVD of Chimes at Midnight? Please?), but hey, am doing the best I can—got replies from both parties, but no deal as of the moment.
Do not feel any kind of way; people are passionate about films, and that’s good. I was thinking: uh, I should have just voted quietly, then brought everyone in for the final rounds. But I think it worked out best this way: we voted with our hearts than with our brains, other people noticed, they didn’t like it, they reacted. Three Godless Years is off the top twenty. I’m fine with that. I"m still voting for it as far as my conscience will allow.
And so it goes.
Pulp Fiction +2
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles -1
To live and die in L.A. -1
Rosemary’s Baby +2
+2 All About Lily Chou-Chou
-1 Three Godless Years
-1 The Passion of Joan of Arc
Noel Vera just curious…I noticed your original top 20 list on this forum and I was wondering why you hadn’t included Three Godless Years on it especially since you have been voting for it a lot?
@WMK – My point isn’t that you have to vote against any of the movies I listed, because obviously someone out there is really into those titles. My real point is that there’s so much on this list to vote off that we should probably concentrate on the bottom ends for a little while just to get things moving.
I don’t understand why all the ones with 5 or less votes don’t just get removed after a certain amount of time. Most people don’t vote for them either way because there’s little point, so why keep them around?
^ Because it’s pointless to vote down films you haven’t seen. After all, it’s a "long"form project and I personally find the whole thing hilarious, so why take things on the fast lane?
Also: “I mean, National Lampoon’s Animal House is still on this list.”
Animal House >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all the Zodiacs of this world
You seriously find Fincher’s film superior to Eclisse and Spartacus Nathan? If anything, at least Spartacus is good, ol’ Holylwood fun, not the creepy Hollywood fun of today.
-1 Pulp Fiction
Rocco and his brothers -1
+2 — Still Life (Sohrab Shahid Saless)
Black God, White Devil +2
Wings of Desire -1
Up In the Air -1
The Executioner +2
Eureka (Aoyama) -1
" I mean, National Lampoon’s Animal House is still on this list."
I have to agree with Dimitris’ original RE to this… National Lampoon’s Animal House is the pure definition of original comedy, and really is one of the best films of all time. I know I’m probably in the minority here, but I can’t really see any fault with it.
Zodiac is pretty average, all round.
People voting up Inglourious, I thought it was gone for sure…
+2 Bringing up Baby
-1 Inglourious Basterds
-1 Lost in Translation
Pardon me for saying this Maximilian…but Animal House as a comedy is even better to Graffiti ;)
Still Life (Sohrab Shahid Saless)+2
Lost in Translation-1
+2 Sweet Movie
-1 Synechdoche New York
“I don’t understand why all the ones with 5 or less votes don’t just get removed after a certain amount of time. Most people don’t vote for them either way because there’s little point, so why keep them around?”
Lucas: i agree with you, and that’s why most of my positive votes have been for films on 5 votes, in readiness. The number of films surely needs reducing now.
I think there are many films on the list people don’t even realize are there because there were so many films to begin with, and most of them are gonna be in the 5s, no votes for, no votes against.
There’s another Altman film sitting there that has not moved, while McCabe and 3 Women as been jerking back and forth, there are two Zhang Yimou films that I just haven’t had a chance yet to vote for. We’re gonna be having 20 films to have in the end, but films like Pulp Fiction and I guess anything by Fincher (w/e, he is not a bad filmmaker at all, people just like to hate) needed to be dealt with and how many buckets of water can a person carry and not lose half that on the way up the hill.
Just give it give time, you want something done quick, watch a Joel Silver produced action flick, this game is like the films at the top of the list, Long and Drawn out :-) and the better off for it.
this game is like the films at the top of the list, Long and Drawn out
ULI³CAIN wrote: “There’s another Altman film sitting there that has not moved”
I voted up Gosford Park this round, unless there is another Altman I didn’t notice
“Some of you people are crazy. You have the opportunity to vote down a mediocre piece of dribble like Spartacus; a travesty against John Stienbeck in East of Eden; or some mumblecore bullshit like LOL, and you are attacking Zodiac. I mean, National Lampoon’s Animal House is still on this list. It’s time to vote down some movies that are actually bad and attack Zodiac when the list gets a little smaller.”
The crazy people are the people who are wasting their negative votes on films that are never, ever going to make it on to the final top 20. Yeah Spartacus is meh at best, but it’s never going to make it on to the final top 20 so it’s better for me to let someone else vote against it whilst I vote against films that are actually threats.
Captain, yeah, there’s another, and I didn’t even notice Gosford Park out there
I have made positive votes for four films so far, and like 10films for -, with 2001 and Pulp Fiction getting most of my – votes
The Third Man +2
The Good the bad and the ugly -1
Dimitris, in a way, I agree – in terms of comedy alone, Animal House can’t be topped
…even if Graffiti is the (overall) better film ;)
NOEL VERA – Apparently even Welles’ The Magnificent Andersons is unavailable in Region 1, along with a few other of his films, as well as Chimes of Midnight. I can imagine how annoying it is.
I think anyone can sympathise how excruciating it is a lot of films are not available for the public easily. After all these years of DVD being in existence, The Conformist is only getting a UK release now in 2012, and that’s one of Bertolucci’s best known and acclaimed films.
THREE GODLESS YEARS = +2
Zodiac = -1