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Post by chemosh6969 » May 24th, 2011, 3:49 am

I've seen this game at a few other places, and this seems like as good a place as any to do it, so here it goes.

You make a list of 10 unseen movies. They don't have to be on any icm lists, you can pick however you want.

Post that and pick a movie from the last person's list for them to watch.

When you watch your movie, do a short review of it and add a new movie to your list. Then pick a movie for the last person to watch.

Even if someone drops out, as long as there's other people, the cycle will still work. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Movie discussions are encouraged.

1. The Quiet Man
2. Hiroshima mon amour
3. Senso
4. Five Easy Pieces - I had this on my Netflix queue back when it was available for streaming and now I'm kicking myself for not watching it.
5. If....
6. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France
7. The Bank Dick
8. Ukigusa
9. Saturday Night Fever
10. L'eclisse

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Post by mjf314 » May 24th, 2011, 4:17 am

Instead of choosing a movie from the list of 10, can we choose any movie that the person hasn't seen? That way we'll be introduced to movies that we might not have watched otherwise.
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Post by AdamH » May 24th, 2011, 4:21 am

mjf314 on May 23 2011, 10:17:07 PM wrote:Instead of choosing a movie from the list of 10, can we choose any movie that the person hasn't seen? That way we'll be introduced to movies that we might not have watched otherwise.
That could work since we could look at the person's ICM profile. Only problem is that they might be completely against watching that film (eg someone suggesting Satantango for someone else...).

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Post by mjf314 » May 24th, 2011, 4:25 am

There can be a rule - you're allowed to refuse to watch any movie longer than 3 hours, and then the person has to recommend something else.

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Post by AdamH » May 24th, 2011, 4:25 am

mjf314 on May 23 2011, 10:25:06 PM wrote:There can be a rule - you're allowed to refuse to watch any movie longer than 3 hours, and then the person has to recommend something else.
Ok, interesting. I suppose the only other issue would be that the person doesn't have that film available to watch...but I'm sure most things can be found online anyway.

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Post by AdamH » May 24th, 2011, 4:27 am

Also, maybe you're wanting to watch one of a specific set of films not a random one? I don't know...maybe there could be a topic for the one with 10 choices and also one for random films?

I quite like the sound of this with specific films. Sometimes I'm choosing between a few films I have available to watch and it takes me forever to decide.
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Post by chemosh6969 » May 24th, 2011, 5:15 am

intothewild on May 23 2011, 10:25:59 PM wrote:
mjf314 on May 23 2011, 10:25:06 PM wrote:There can be a rule - you're allowed to refuse to watch any movie longer than 3 hours, and then the person has to recommend something else.
Ok, interesting. I suppose the only other issue would be that the person doesn't have that film available to watch...but I'm sure most things can be found online anyway.
When I'm picking movies, it's movies that I own or know I can get easily enough. Any random movie could get someone stuck and not be able to continue. I know more than a few people that don't get stuff from online, then they'd be out of luck. There's also movies that I'm not going to put on a list because I already have a plan to watch it in the future. This is more for the things you know you should have already seen but haven't, so this is the push to finally get it done.

For simplicity, I'd prefer to just.stay within the confines of what a person's listed, unless someone can come up with a way of adding a random slot that doesn't end up with replies of "I can't get that one, pick again" or "I've already seen that, pick again". Then it kind of gets hung up.

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Post by AdamH » May 24th, 2011, 5:25 am

chemosh6969 on May 23 2011, 11:15:40 PM wrote:When I'm picking movies, it's movies that I own or know I can get easily enough. Any random movie could get someone stuck and not be able to continue. I know more than a few people that don't get stuff from online, then they'd be out of luck. There's also movies that I'm not going to put on a list because I already have a plan to watch it in the future. This is more for the things you know you should have already seen but haven't, so this is the push to finally get it done.

For simplicity, I'd prefer to just.stay within the confines of what a person's listed, unless someone can come up with a way of adding a random slot that doesn't end up with replies of "I can't get that one, pick again" or "I've already seen that, pick again". Then it kind of gets hung up.
Yeah I agree that for this it has to be a list you choose or it would get complicated.

The bit about choosing ones you've put off rather than ones you're watching already planning to watch makes sense too. I'll come up with a list later.
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Post by mightysparks » May 24th, 2011, 7:45 am

This is cool! I was thinking of something like this but couldn't work out how it would work. Although I'm trying to focus on the IMDb lists, I'll use this as a 'break'. I'll choose primarily from movies from this noob's favourites list I've been trying to work on and keep putting off (and that aren't on IMDb lists).

1. Wise Blood
2. 2046
3. A Face in the Crowd
4. Picnic at Hanging Rock
5. Gangs of New York
6. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
7. East of Eden
8. Jésus de Montréal
9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
10. L'année dernière à Marienbad

and chemosh6969: I'll choose L'eclisse for you since it's one of two I've seen and it has Alain Delon in it! Although I actually didn't go crazy over it :)
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Post by SeanMX12 » May 24th, 2011, 8:25 pm

I've got a list of the top 20 films I haven't seen according to They Shoot Pictures on my front page. Most of these I can get a hold of within a couple days.

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MightySparks - 2046 is one of many masterpieces by Wong Kar-wai, so I choose that. If you didn't like In the Mood for Love though I wouldn't bother.
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Post by Kasparius. » May 24th, 2011, 9:09 pm

Sean. I choose Pather Panchali, which is one of the absolute greatest films ever made.

1.Lagaan
2. This Sporting Life
3. Room at the Top
4.The Longest Day
5. Werckmeister Harmonies
6. Twelve O'Clock High
7.Okuribito (Departures)
8. Knife in the Water
9.Waltz with Bashir
10. Ohayo (Good Morning)

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Post by ormazd » May 24th, 2011, 9:41 pm

Kaspar,
Knife In The Water for you.

1. Pyassa
2. A Brighter Summer Day
3. Fat City
4. I Know Where I'm Going!
5. Nostalgia
6. Tiger of Bengal
7. Young Girls of Rochefort
8. Faces
9. Once Upon a Time There Was a Country
10. Lancelot du Lac

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Post by mightysparks » May 25th, 2011, 8:06 am

Ok, so I just watched 2046. It was ok. My main problem was that none of the characters were likable or interesting, and that coupled with it being slow, made it fairly difficult to sit through. And also, I don't know if it's just a language issue, but Ziyi Zhang's horrific acting attempts really brought it down too. Apparently she was supposed to "radiate sensuality", but a rotting carcass has more sensuality than her. But anyway, I gave it a 6.

1. Wise Blood
2. A Face in the Crowd
3. Picnic at Hanging Rock
4. Gangs of New York
5. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
6. East of Eden
7. Jésus de Montréal
8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
9. L'année dernière à Marienbad
10. Prénom Carmen

And Sir Gary, I will randomly choose Once Upon a Time There Was a Country for you, since I haven't seen any of them :)
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Post by Kasparius. » May 25th, 2011, 9:06 pm

Why the hell are you calling Underground: Once Upon A Time There Was A Country?

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Post by mightysparks » May 25th, 2011, 9:10 pm

He must have the English titles on. I didn't recognize it because I only know the original name :(
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Post by Kasparius. » May 25th, 2011, 9:11 pm

So Knife in the Water gets a solid 7.5/10 from me. Very good first film, excellent camera work.

1.Lagaan
2. This Sporting Life
3. Room at the Top
4.The Longest Day
5. Werckmeister Harmonies
6. Twelve O'Clock High
7.Okuribito (Departures)
8.Waltz with Bashir
9. Ohayo (Good Morning)
10. Whisper of the Heart (1995) Mimi wo sumaseba

And Lauren I choose Picnic at Hanging Rock, because it's time you get to feel some pride about your country. :)

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Post by LarsC » May 25th, 2011, 9:25 pm

1. 47 Ronin
2. Humanity and Paper Balloons
3. Le deuxieme souffle
4. Lagaan
5. Le Trou
6. Soy Cuba
7. Dante's Inferno (Giuseppe de Liguoro )
8. Pistol Opera
9. Apur Sansar
10. Judgment At Nuremberg

Kasparius, I choose Okuribito.

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Post by Cippenham » May 25th, 2011, 9:34 pm

Lars, Judgement at Nuremburg for you. Great moving courtroom and drama about the Nazi leaders on trial. Great performances in this by many great actors and watch out for young William Shatner.

My ten:
1. Lagaan
2, Sling Blade
3, Mar Adentro
4. The Hours
5. La Grand Guerra
6. Gojira
7. Un Homme et Une Femme
8 The Great Silence
9, Onibaba
10. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
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Post by bubar » May 25th, 2011, 9:36 pm

My list is:

1. Gaslight
2. Der Golem
3. Dayereh
4. Zerkalo
5. La maschera del demonio
6. Kuroi ame
7. Sans toit ni loi
8. Heremakono
9. ****ing Amal
10. The Docks of New York

& for LarsC I choose Dante's Inferno (Giuseppe de Liguoro )

Darn, am too slow. For Cippenham it's gonna be Mar Adentro
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Post by Enigma » May 25th, 2011, 9:53 pm

1. The Bridge on the River Kwai
2. Vertigo
3. Apocalypse Now
4. Inglourious Basterds
5. All About Eve
6. There Will Be Blood
7. Akira
8. The Breakfast Club
9. Alien
10. Groundhog Day

Bubar, I choose ****ing Åmål.

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Post by ormazd » May 25th, 2011, 11:58 pm

Enigma,
Apocalypse Now - you can thank me later.

1. Pyassa
2. A Brighter Summer Day
3. Fat City
4. Love Streams
5. Nostalgia
6. Tiger of Bengal
7. Young Girls of Rochefort
8. Faces
9. Chelsea Girls
10. Lancelot du Lac
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Post by mjf314 » May 26th, 2011, 12:12 am

Ormazd, I choose A Brighter Summer Day (the only one I've seen, but it's a good movie)

A Better Tomorrow
A City of Sadness
Chimes at Midnight
Goyokin
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Mon oncle d'Amérique
Pather Panchali
The Crime of Monsieur Lange
The Sound of the Mountain
Twenty-Four Eyes
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Post by swoon » May 26th, 2011, 4:13 am

mjf314 on May 25 2011, 06:12:29 PM wrote:Ormazd, I choose A Brighter Summer Day (the only one I've seen, but it's a good movie)

A Better Tomorrow
A City of Sadness
Chimes at Midnight
Goyokin
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Mon oncle d'Amérique
Pather Panchali
The Crime of Monsieur Lange
The Sound of the Mountain
Twenty-Four Eyes
Letter from an Unknown Woman! one of my favorite movies.

1. The War Game
2. Voskhozhdeniye
3. Show People
4. Sånger från andra våningen
5. Manon des sources
6. Whisky Galore
7. Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik
8. Lan feng zheng
9. Europa '51
10. Orphans of the Storm


one of those will take a lot longer than the others...

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Post by Kasparius. » May 26th, 2011, 4:21 am

Ormadz I would have picked Love Streams for you, a masterpiece. Hopefully I'll catch you next time.

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Post by mightysparks » May 26th, 2011, 10:15 am

Just watched Picnic at Hanging Rock. I liked it. At first I was annoyed because of the dialogue and the accents (seriously, how can you non-Australians listen to that?!), but it got better. 7/10

1. Wise Blood
2. A Face in the Crowd
3. Gangs of New York
4. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
5. East of Eden
6. Jésus de Montréal
7. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
8. L'année dernière à Marienbad
9. Prénom Carmen
10. Belle de jour

Swoon, I'll choose Manon des sources for you.
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Post by mightysparks » May 26th, 2011, 11:36 am

I've hardly been patriotic at any point... We sound fine in real life, but in movies we sound retarded :(
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Post by St. Gloede » May 26th, 2011, 11:39 am

I have a bunch of long film I know I'm not gonna watch anytime soon, though I might go for Greed, Napoleon or The Mother and the Whore in a moment of spontanity.

Anyways, here are 10 films I probably should see. Could you guys try to motivate me?

Gertrud
Senso
Miracle in Milan
Vozvrashchenie
Secrets & Lies
Ballada o soldate
The Burmese Harp
Soy Cuba
Lola Montes
Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Post by mightysparks » May 26th, 2011, 11:48 am

You're supposed to choose one for me you hippy.
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Post by Kasparius. » May 26th, 2011, 12:52 pm

I think you would dig La maman et la putain, Chris. It's an incredible film.

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Post by St. Gloede » May 26th, 2011, 1:43 pm

Kasparius on May 26 2011, 06:52:39 AM wrote:I think you would dig La maman et la putain, Chris. It's an incredible film.
I have that feeling too. Will get to it whenever I get in the mood. Any of the 10 films you think I would particulary like?

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Post by Kasparius. » May 26th, 2011, 1:55 pm

Secret & Lies, Soy Cuba, Gertrud and Lola Montes are my favorite of the bunch. (And in my all time favorites)

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Post by chemosh6969 » May 26th, 2011, 4:24 pm

Crinderman on May 26 2011, 05:39:01 AM wrote:The Burmese Harp
My gift to you.

L'eclisee isn't the sort of thing I normally watched and I tolerated all but the last 40 minutes, when I just didn't care anymore. The visual shots at the end were neat but there was a really sloppy edit with a street light. They had a shot of it off and then they tried to make it look like it just comes on, except there's a really bad jolt to it so you know it was just edited. A little more effort of pointing a camera at a street light and they could have pulled it off. Technically, everything else about the movie was perfect but that one flaw was really amateurish.

1. The Quiet Man
2. Hiroshima mon amour
3. Senso
4. Five Easy Pieces - I had this on my Netflix queue back when it was available for streaming and now I'm kicking myself for not watching it.
5. If....
6. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France
7. The Bank Dick
8. Ukigusa
9. Saturday Night Fever
10. The Bad and the Beautiful

Watched: L'eclisse

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Post by mightysparks » May 26th, 2011, 4:39 pm

I didn't care about most of it either :) Alain Delon kept me interested enough, but that's about the extent of it. Sucky start for you (sorry), but at least you got a check :)
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Post by chemosh6969 » May 26th, 2011, 6:57 pm

mightysparks on May 26 2011, 10:39:20 AM wrote:but at least you got a check :)
That's why it made the list. Otherwise I'd probably never watch it. I had the DVD back from when I was focusing on watching unchecked stuff by the number of top lists they were on and that's around the time I got tired of that, so it's just been sitting there for months.

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Post by LarsC » May 26th, 2011, 7:07 pm

chemosh6969, I pick Saturday Night Fever for you. Everybody needs a little bit of disco music now and then.

1. 47 Ronin
2. Humanity and Paper Balloons
3. Le deuxieme souffle
4. Lagaan
5. Le Trou
6. Soy Cuba
7. Dante's Inferno (Giuseppe de Liguoro )
8. Pistol Opera
9. Apur Sansar
10. The Human Condition (part II)

Judgement at Nuremberg was well acted and well shot, but the script was awful. Arrogant, self-righteous and a obvious piece of propaganda. The attitude of the movie is explained by the time the judge reaches his Nuremberg apartment.

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Post by Kasparius. » May 27th, 2011, 8:32 pm

Departures was good, but not great.

1.Lagaan
2. This Sporting Life
3. Room at the Top
4.The Longest Day
5. Werckmeister Harmonies
6. Twelve O'Clock High
7.Waltz with Bashir
8. Ohayo (Good Morning)
9. Whisper of the Heart (1995) Mimi wo sumaseba
10. La granda guerra

Lars C. I pick Apur Sansar (if you have already seen the first two installments of the Apu trilogy). I think it is the best of the Trilogy. It really got to me.

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Post by rohit » May 27th, 2011, 8:35 pm

Hey Kaspar! How come you haven't seen Lagaan yet :P
Absolutely LOVE it! Would definitely recommend you that.


1. Clerks.
2. A bout de souffle
3. Breathless
4. In the Loop
5. The Blue Brothers
6. The Fifth Element
7. Dude, where's my car?
8. The room
9. Du rififi chez les hommes
10. Un prophete

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Post by Kasparius. » May 27th, 2011, 8:39 pm

I know It's not up to me but A bout de souffle and un prophete definitely.

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