“There’s no such thing as bad publicity.”
“There’s no such thing as good favouritism.” – Deckard Croix
Eastern Promises +2
Three Godless Years -1
Sans Soleil -1
Is that a vote for or against Swanberg, Santino?
Bram Stoker’s Dracula -1
Three Godless Years (Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos ) + 2
Eastern Promises – 1
Les Vampires – 1
Yi Yi -1
Meet Me in St. Louis -1
Syndromes and a Century +2
Annie Hall -1
Looking at the negative votes in this round:
Can’t we simply be given an additional negative vote for optional use exclusively against Three Godless Years. In that case brave militant supporters can have all the fun they need, and the game will go on on its normal pace (which I like, as it gives both hints what films to check and time to really do it). Honestly, I am not ready to welcome a bunch of newly registered one-film lovers every day
hahaha @ Matt.
It took me a minute but I finally got it.
btw – that would be a vote AGAINST Swanberg.
But only to piss Spence off.
The House (Bartas) +2
Tree Of Life -1
What happened to Spence, anyway?
Red Psalm +2
2001 A Space Odyssey -1
Taxi Driver -1
3 women +2
possession -1magnolia -1
+2 Thieves’ Highway
-1 The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
-1 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
I dunno, I’m not comfortable with critics going around rounding up their fans just to do their bidding and promote one film. But, it’s not an explicit violation of the rules, and as Polaris said, it would set the precedent for further accusations and complaints.
(But, this sort of thing does justify voting against a film you haven’t seen, in my opinion.)
They say they’re working on English subs, and once they are done I will try to watch the film, and then I’ll see whether I want to vote against it or not.
Polaris, have you considered putting the current scoreboard up on a website somewhere, so we don’t have to back-search for the most recent update every day?
I agree with Weaving Wave. This thread is called “The MUBI forum users’ Top 20 List” and not “The Filipino Facebook users’ favourite film”.
I think he’s on at an extended Ray Carney conference.
It might be a while. They have a lot of movies to dismiss.
Yeah, it should be simple: Don’t vote for or against a film you haven’t seen.
Three Godless Years + 2
Annie Hall – 1
Oldboy???? Cmon! – 1
O Megalexandros +2
Pulp Fiction -1
“Yeah, it should be simple: Don’t vote for or against a film you haven’t seen.”
If that were the case, Taxi Driver and 2001 would be back at the top.
To quote Elliot Gould, “It’s okay with me.”
Guys, I am going to hold off doing anything about Three Godless Years until I get back from Noel Vera or Efe or both about any movement towards a legit release with subtitles. It probably will not happen but nevertheless there are still opportunities here well worth nurturing.
If, in the end, the movie still remains inaccessible and nothing changes, then I have an idea on how to find a suitable center ground. But I’ll leave that up in the air. For the meantime, I have noticed that if people consistently vote it down it goes down, but if they let it go for a little bit it ascends rapidly. Take from that what you will, re: whether you should care or not.
The thing is that though you guys are feeling like you’re sacrificing -1 votes on it, the fact of the matter is that everyone is pulling down the top 20 in general. Think about this for a moment:
We’re losing over six movies a round. Last round we lost ten.
The top 20 has been getting consistently lower points over each round in a very gradual equalizing.
The game itself is gaining points each round even with the few 1 point movies lost to my Bottom Drops rule. This is from:
1) People voting movies at 0 to -x, then the movie dropping.
2) People voting +2 without -1s.
3) The very rare but still happens individual who votes a -1 to a movie that is already dropped.
So the game itself is gaining points but the top 20 is losing points while the game itself is losing titles. That means that for the most part the game is equalizing. It also means that before, where voting a top-tiered movie +2 made it rise maybe two or three spots, now voting one +2 makes it rise five or six. I do not think it will be long before voting +2 on a movie below the top 50 can make it ascend to second place, if we keep moving in this general direction.
I find it kind of fascinating, personally. This is COMPLETELY different from how the game went before, where the top 20 got progressively more and more points and more movies got competitive while people were pretty good at banding together and swaths of other titles. We are eliminating titles at a pretty brisk pace, methinks, BUT I am working with about seven or eight times the number of votes. I wouldn’t know how the pacing compares. It’s like comparing the economy of the United States to benchmarks across the rest of the world—the US is off most of the charts from amount of money made to amount of money lost. This is a whole new game to me.
Under other circumstances I would agree with you. But if we don’t vote the film down now, we won’t have any chance to get it out of the Top 20 later (after actually seeing it).
All About Lily Chou-Chou -1
Last Life in the Universe -1
The Usual Suspects -1
@Dimitris – Pathetic Wes Anderson? :D He is probably the most stylish and imaginative filmmaker. Even though I don’t have any of his films in my Top 20, Darjeeling Limited would be my 21st choice. As well as such a beautiful films like The Life Aquatic and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
And it’s really sad to see The Usual Suspects at the bottom of the list.
" But, it’s not an explicit violation of the rules"
No, but if people are going to join specifically to vote up one film and then disappear back into the cyber-woodwork, it’s certainly a violation of the spirit of Mubi-specific list-making.
That’s cold Santino, damn funny, but still…