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They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? Challenge April 2018

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They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? Challenge April 2018

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Post by funkybusiness » March 28th, 2018, 10:32 pm

They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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The List(s):
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? Official 1-1000 List on iCM
Almost Official They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1001-2000
That's it.


Ja Rule:
- A feature film (Anything over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry.
- For Mini-Series (40 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry.
- For Mini-Series with shorter episodes (25 minutes or so), the 60 minutes rule applies.
- Rewatches are life.


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Post by maxwelldeux » March 28th, 2018, 10:42 pm

Damn it! Y'all are making me look bad getting these threads up early.

I'm in, and this will be my focus. It's a good excuse to finally get through the rest of those "on 20+ lists" films.

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Post by Tarris1 » March 28th, 2018, 11:35 pm

Ill do a few, probably only the French or '70s movies in the top 200 or so at best though since I dont have much motivation for movie watching nowadays which is 10-15 movies

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Post by weirdboy » March 28th, 2018, 11:47 pm

I have exactly one unseen movie remaining on this list. I will watch it in April, as it happens to be that new JLG entry.

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Post by 3eyes » March 28th, 2018, 11:51 pm

OK, so you decided against TSP21 - guess we can catch that in August.

I'm in but prolly won't work very hard.
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Post by funkybusiness » March 28th, 2018, 11:57 pm

3eyes on Mar 28 2018, 05:51:04 PM wrote:OK, so you decided against TSP21 - guess we can catch that in August.

I'm in but prolly won't work very hard.
yeah I had two branched lines of thinking, it's the TSPDT challenge so that means either 1. just TSPDT proper (and since the top 2000 are now ranked I included the 2nd half of the list and because the mods have said it'll be official eventually) or 2. everything the website TSPDT has done that is an official list which is TSDPT, 21st, Noir, Blues, Brief Encounters. That's a ton of lists and I thought picking some and excluding others seemed arbitrary and there are challenges in the future for the more substantial of the lists anyway.

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Post by funkybusiness » March 29th, 2018, 12:00 am

My own personal goals for the challenge are:

Pie in the sky, 70 films watched to get me to 700/1001.
More reasonable, 20 to get me to 650/1001 and the top 200 completed (16). Not necessarily overlapping.

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Post by 3eyes » March 29th, 2018, 12:49 am

funkybusiness on Mar 28 2018, 05:57:40 PM wrote:
3eyes on Mar 28 2018, 05:51:04 PM wrote:OK, so you decided against TSP21 - guess we can catch that in August.

I'm in but prolly won't work very hard.
yeah I had two branched lines of thinking, it's the TSPDT challenge so that means either 1. just TSPDT proper (and since the top 2000 are now ranked I included the 2nd half of the list and because the mods have said it'll be official eventually) or 2. everything the website TSPDT has done that is an official list which is TSDPT, 21st, Noir, Blues, Brief Encounters. That's a ton of lists and I thought picking some and excluding others seemed arbitrary and there are challenges in the future for the more substantial of the lists anyway.
Fair enough, but I'll prolly depend more on rewatches than I would have otherwise.
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Post by jeroeno » March 29th, 2018, 7:04 am

I'll watch some from that almost official list. I'm happy about the exclusion of Noirs,Blues and 21st Century. This saves me a lot of time deciding which movie to watch next :lol:

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 29th, 2018, 10:19 am

^ This! :lol:
I’m in for some double/triple fun.

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Post by sol » March 29th, 2018, 11:16 am

Well, that's disappointing. :( As mentioned on the other thread, I was really looking forward to working more on the 21st Century List which, at less than 42% seen, has dozens of films on it that I have been meaning to make time for.

The difficulty for me is that I've seen over half the films on both eligible lists, and between unavailable films and shorts, probably another couple of hundred films could be knocked off, which leaves me with (I'm guessing) around 800 or so films to choose from in my blind, which is a pretty limited selection. I will, however, certainly still participate here. Just not as actively as I might have otherwise have done. I suppose though that I could down the road of 3eyes and use this as an opportunity to revisit all those acclaimed classics that I haven't seen in any ages. I also really need to look at the 1001-2000 list in more depth. I'm less familiar with the titles there, so there's probably a bunch of stuff there that I would like to see and which I'm not aware is actually on the list.

Anyway, thanks for hosting. :thumbsup: Sorry for the whining and moaning. I mean, I totally understand your logic - it does make sense - I just feel a little bit like the old IMDb message boards sigh icon right now. -_-
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Post by Gorro » March 29th, 2018, 11:24 am

The plan is to complete the TSPDT list this month. 45 movies to go, should be doable, but it is a reasonably busy month for me, so let's see.

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 29th, 2018, 11:59 am

sol on Mar 29 2018, 05:16:19 AM wrote:Well, that's disappointing. :( As mentioned on the other thread, I was really looking forward to working more on the 21st Century List which, at less than 42% seen, has dozens of films on it that I have been meaning to make time for.
There is a challenge dedicated to the 21st Century in August :)

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Post by sol » March 29th, 2018, 12:06 pm

72allinncallme on Mar 29 2018, 05:59:05 AM wrote:
sol on Mar 29 2018, 05:16:19 AM wrote:Well, that's disappointing. :( As mentioned on the other thread, I was really looking forward to working more on the 21st Century List which, at less than 42% seen, has dozens of films on it that I have been meaning to make time for.
There is a challenge dedicated to the 21st Century in August :)
Yeah, I know, but I don't know if I can put off seeing Darren Aronofsky's mother! until August (I've already had it unwatched on DVD for a couple of months) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer comes out on DVD in April too. :ermm:
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Post by Nathan Treadway » March 29th, 2018, 12:08 pm

I'll give it a go. I'm horrible at entering challenges, watching films from said challenge, and not posting. So, whether or not I actually post here again doesn't mean I haven't watched films from it.
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Post by Simba63 » March 29th, 2018, 2:56 pm

sol on Mar 29 2018, 05:16:19 AM wrote:Well, that's disappointing. :( As mentioned on the other thread, I was really looking forward to working more on the 21st Century List which, at less than 42% seen, has dozens of films on it that I have been meaning to make time for.

The difficulty for me is that I've seen over half the films on both eligible lists, and between unavailable films and shorts, probably another couple of hundred films could be knocked off, which leaves me with (I'm guessing) around 800 or so films to choose from in my blind, which is a pretty limited selection. I will, however, certainly still participate here. Just not as actively as I might have otherwise have done. I suppose though that I could down the road of 3eyes and use this as an opportunity to revisit all those acclaimed classics that I haven't seen in any ages. I also really need to look at the 1001-2000 list in more depth. I'm less familiar with the titles there, so there's probably a bunch of stuff there that I would like to see and which I'm not aware is actually on the list.

Anyway, thanks for hosting. :thumbsup: Sorry for the whining and moaning. I mean, I totally understand your logic - it does make sense - I just feel a little bit like the old IMDb message boards sigh icon right now. -_-
Just postpone that gratification until August when there is an official 1990 and 21st Century challenge! :thumbsup:

Edit: I see someone already point this out... :blink:
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 30th, 2018, 12:33 am

Woohoo - glad to see that rewatches are life! I'm in regardless. :cheers:

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Post by India Istanbul » March 30th, 2018, 6:20 am

I'm in and I'm working on first time views. And expand my knowledge of foreign films.

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 30th, 2018, 6:27 am

India Istanbul on Mar 30 2018, 12:20:30 AM wrote:I'm in and I'm working on first time views. And expand my knowledge of foreign films.
Ditto.

I hear French films are all the rage these days... :whistling:

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Post by Daviddoes » March 30th, 2018, 7:32 am

I'm 143 away from silver, let's see how big of a dent I can put in that.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » March 30th, 2018, 7:37 am

maxwelldeux on Mar 30 2018, 12:27:54 AM wrote:
India Istanbul on Mar 30 2018, 12:20:30 AM wrote:I'm in and I'm working on first time views. And expand my knowledge of foreign films.
Ditto.

I hear French films are all the rage these days... :whistling:
Specifically 70s French films.
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Post by tourdesb » March 30th, 2018, 6:53 pm

I would have prefered working on TSPDT21 but I'm still in.
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Post by tarr » March 31st, 2018, 1:19 pm

I'm in. 11 left for platinum.
I finished the list 2 years ago, when the same challenge was running. Gained some unchecked titles with the last 2 updates.
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Post by Lakigigar » March 31st, 2018, 1:47 pm

Might do a few. I'm on 82/1001

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 31st, 2018, 8:57 pm

maxwelldeux on Mar 30 2018, 12:27:54 AM wrote:
India Istanbul on Mar 30 2018, 12:20:30 AM wrote:I'm in and I'm working on first time views. And expand my knowledge of foreign films.
Ditto.

I hear French films are all the rage these days... :whistling:
For one month only. :lol:

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 31st, 2018, 9:12 pm

Before the challenge starts I’m at...

TSPDT 1-1001: 762/1001. Rank: #354
TSPDT 1001-2000: 434/999

So no chance of any new medals, but I hope my rank will improve some.

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 31st, 2018, 9:31 pm

1-1001 List: 379/1001, Rank: #3098
1002-2000 List: 181/999

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Post by tarr » April 1st, 2018, 11:19 am

1. Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo, 1971)
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Post by nimimerkillinen » April 1st, 2018, 11:52 am

in hopefully for ~15 or more
741 on 1-1000
443 on 1000+

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Post by tourdesb » April 1st, 2018, 12:30 pm

1. La flor de mi secreto (1995, Pedro Almodóvar) - #1315 : enjoyable
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Post by edward5 » April 1st, 2018, 2:32 pm

1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman / US / 1978) [1187] ok
2. Trust (Hal Hartley / US / 1990) [1543] Like
3. Sorcerer (William Friedkin / US / 1977) [1000] ok

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Post by maxwelldeux » April 1st, 2018, 3:31 pm

1. Safety Last! (1923) #1268

This was fun - watching that wall climb at the end was well worth the price of admission.

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Post by blocho » April 1st, 2018, 5:32 pm

1. Breakfast at Tiffany's

Strange, glitzy mid-century shtick about call girls and boys

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Post by nimimerkillinen » April 1st, 2018, 6:50 pm

1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - light dislike

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Post by tourdesb » April 1st, 2018, 6:55 pm

2. Pale Rider (1985, Clint Eastwood) - #1907 : meh
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1. La flor de mi secreto (1995, Pedro Almodóvar) - #1315
2. Pale Rider (1985, Clint Eastwood) - #1907
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Post by jeroeno » April 1st, 2018, 8:19 pm

1. Mauvais sang (1986)
2. Eureka (1983)
3. Historias extraordinarias (2008)

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Post by blocho » April 1st, 2018, 9:47 pm

tourdesb on Apr 1 2018, 12:55:04 PM wrote:2. Pale Rider (1985, Clint Eastwood) - #1907 : meh
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1. La flor de mi secreto (1995, Pedro Almodóvar) - #1315
2. Pale Rider (1985, Clint Eastwood) - #1907
That was exactly my reaction when I first saw it. And I normally love Eastwood. I just don't know why anyone felt the need to do a Shane remake.

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Post by tourdesb » April 1st, 2018, 10:41 pm

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, Peter Jackson) - #890 : rewatch
4. The Text of Light (1974, Stan Brakhage) - #1893 : another indescribable stuff by Brakhage
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1. La flor de mi secreto (1995, Pedro Almodóvar) - #1315
2. Pale Rider (1985, Clint Eastwood) - #1907
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, Peter Jackson) - #890
4. The Text of Light (1974, Stan Brakhage) - #1893
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Post by 45MinuteZoom » April 2nd, 2018, 3:49 am

1. Deliverance (John Boorman, 1972)- out of this, Zardoz, Excalibur and Point Blank, Point Blank is still the only Boorman movie I’ve liked so far

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