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<400 Challenge - Official August 2018

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Post by Mate_cosido » September 1st, 2018, 8:20 pm

46. El Naser Salah el Dine - Saladin (1963, Youssef Chahine) 28 checks

47. Yoman Sadeh - Field Diary (1982, Amos Gitai) 23 checks

48. Cheraghi dar meh - A Light in the Fog (2008, Panahbarkhoda Rezaee) 24 chacks

49. Duvar - The Wall (1983, Yilmaz Güney) 194 checks

50. Avodah (1935, Helmar Lerski) 39 chacks

All movies seen:Show
1. Kkum-bo-da hae-mong - A Matter of Interpretation (2014, Kwang-kuk Lee) 10 checks *rewatch

2. Salaam Cinema - Hello Cinema (1995, Mohsen Makhmalbaf) 361 checks *rewatch

3. Jean Gentil (2010, Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán) 38 checks

4. Kafr kasem - The Massacre of Kafr Kassem (1975, Borhane Alaouié) 14 checks

5. Profit & Nothing But! Or Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle (2001, Raoul Peck) 13 checks

6. Captain Abu Raed (2008, Amin Matalqa) 78 checks

7. Haryu insaeng - Low Life (2004, Kwon-taek Im) 13 checks

8. Tepenin Ardi (2012, Emin Alper) 202 checks

9. Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku - Vengeance for Sale (2001, Kihachi Okamoto) 14 checks

10. Yek Etefagh sadeh - A Simple Event (1974, Sohrab Shahid Saless) 103 checks

11. A Flood in Baath Country (2005, Omar Amiralay) 49 checks

12. Al hayatt al yawmiyah fi quariah suriyah - Everyday Life in a Syrian Village (1976, Omar Amiralay) 33 Checks

13. Niwemang - Half Moon (2006, Bahman Ghobadi) 82 checks *rewatch

14. Where Should the Birds Fly (2013, Fida Qishta) 3 checks

15. Al-dajaj - The Chickens (1977, Omar Amiralay) 10 checks

16. Zir-e poost-e shahr - Under the Skin of the City (2001, Rakhshan Banietemad) 58 checks

17. Urs al-jalil - Wedding in Galilee (1987, Michel Khleifi) 116 checks

18. Ayneh - The Mirror (1997, Jafar Panahi) 301 checks

19. Xi bu lai de ren - The Man from Island West (1991, Ming-chuan Huang) 3 checks

20. Beyrouth ya Beyrouth - Beirut Oh Beirut (1975, Maroun Bagdadi) 13 checks

21. Lamma shoftak - When I Saw You (2012, Annemarie Jacir) 28 checks

22. Khomreh - The Jar (1992, Ebrahim Forouzesh) 29 checks

23. Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome - Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017, Masaaki Yuasa) 68 checks

24. Me'Ahorei Hasoragim - Beyond the Walls (1984, Uri Barbash) 50 checks

25. Sarmasik - Ivy (2015, Tolga Karaçelik) 233 checks

26. Afsane-ye-ah - The Legend of a Sigh (1991, Tahmineh Milani) 4 checks

27. Al-ard - The Earth (1969, Youssef Chahine) 77 checks

28. Al Dhakira al Khasba - Fertile Memory (1980, Michel Khleifi) 13 checks

29. Nimeh-ye penhan - The Hidden Half (2001, Tahmineh Milani) 23 checks

30. Gece yolculugu - Night Journey (1989, Ömer Kavur) 22 checks

31. Satoyama: Japan's Secret Water Garden (2004, Masumi Mizunuma) 7 checks

32. Chaharshanbe-soori - Fireworks Wednesday (2006, Asghar Farhadi) 382 checks

33. Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel) 207 checks

34. The Syrian Bride (2004, Eran Riklis) 120 checks

35. Layali ibn awa - The Night of the Jackal (1988, Abdellatif Abdelhamid) 3 checks

36. Redi hantaa: Koroshi no pureryuudo - Lady Hunter: Prelude to Murder (1991, Takashi Miike) 5 checks

37. Dongfang hong - The East is Red (1965, Ping Wang) 8 checks

38. Sürü - The Herd (1978, Zeki Ökten) 276 checks

39. Kizilirmak-Karakoyun - Red River, Black Sheep (1967, Lütfi Akad) 41 checks

40. Endise - Anxiety (1974, Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney) 27 checks

41. Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996, Elia Suleiman) 128 checks

42. Namehay bad - Letters in the Wind (2002, Alireza Amini) 4 checks

43. Sous les bombes - Under the Bombs (2007, Philippe Aractingi) 60 checks

44. Baba - Father (1971, Yilmaz Güney) 38 checks

45. Youchai - Postman (1995, Jianjun He) 21 checks

46. El Naser Salah el Dine - Saladin (1963, Youssef Chahine) 28 checks

47. Yoman Sadeh - Field Diary (1982, Amos Gitai) 23 checks

48. Cheraghi dar meh - A Light in the Fog (2008, Panahbarkhoda Rezaee) 24 chacks

49. Duvar - The Wall (1983, Yilmaz Güney) 194 checks

50. Avodah (1935, Helmar Lerski) 39 chacks

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#762

Post by maxwelldeux » September 1st, 2018, 10:43 pm

nimimerkillinen wrote:
September 1st, 2018, 5:06 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
September 1st, 2018, 4:02 am
OP Updated. Please check stats and let me know any errors.

@nimimerkillinen: I have you at 28 because I counted your Wild Country, etc. shorts from earlier this month.
i dont think i saw other shorts than those of 23-25. this month :think:
Oh I see - I had "Eat My Shit" and "Toujours moins" already recorded. Thanks for pointing this out! :cheers:

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 1st, 2018, 10:44 pm

weirdboy wrote:
September 1st, 2018, 5:11 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
September 1st, 2018, 4:02 am
OP Updated. Please check stats and let me know any errors.

@nimimerkillinen: I have you at 28 because I counted your Wild Country, etc. shorts from earlier this month.
Please check the post above yours, where I reported #51 and #52

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I blame you for posting the same time I made that post. :P

I've got 'em. :thumbsup:

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 1st, 2018, 10:45 pm

tommy_leazaq wrote:
September 1st, 2018, 6:45 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
August 31st, 2018, 11:31 pm
Can you add the number of checks for each of the films, please? :)
Didn't know that's a norm. Here it is.
Just for this challenge, and mainly for the side challenge. Thanks for updating!

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 1st, 2018, 10:51 pm

And OP is updated again.

Last call for watches this month - I'd like to finalize the list this weekend, so please report any outstanding watches or any corrections to the standings.

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Post by flavo5000 » September 2nd, 2018, 2:02 am

PUNQ wrote:
September 1st, 2018, 12:29 pm
albajos wrote:
September 1st, 2018, 8:33 am
PUNQ wrote:
September 1st, 2018, 8:29 am
Right now I'm more excited for my Nintendo Switch
I'm buying Switch when Super Smash Bros arrives. Right now I'm content playing Shenmue and Star Ocean on Playstation. (And yes, I have played this month, every day)
The Switch might not be as powerful as the main consoles, but it's the flexibility has made me a gamer again after a console-generation or two off. I had a Wii, bit the novelty wore off quickly. This time around, I find myself playing all the time and wherever I feel like. The flavor the past days have been Yoku’s Island Express, a pinball adventure game! So addictive and creative.
Pinball adventure, you say? Gonna need to check that out. I'm a big fan of the Switch too. Its portability is a big selling point for me.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » September 2nd, 2018, 3:05 am

31. 'Lonesome Trail' / 1945, Oliver Drake / 5 or 6/10 / 2 checks
32. 'When You Come Home' / 1948, John Baxter / 6.5/10 / 1 check
33. 'Allah kerim' / 1950, Semih Evin / 6/10 / 1 check
34. 'Ambush' / 1950, Sam Wood / 7/10 / 21 checks
35. 'The Luxurious Life' / 1950, Lutfi Akad / 7.5/10 / 3 checks
36. 'The Banishment' / 1951, Orhon M. Ariburnu / 7/10 / 1 check
37. 'Call Me Mister' / 1951, Lloyd Bacon / 6/10 / 8 checks
38. 'Fortune Is a Woman' / 1957, Sidney Gilliat / 8/10 / 15 checks
39. 'Three Friends' / 1958, Memduh Un / 9/10 / 54 checks
40. 'The Whole Truth' / 1958, John Guillermin / 6.5/10 / 7 checks
41. 'Limaza aish?' / 1961, Ibrahim Emara / 5.5 or 6/10 / 1 check
42. 'The River of Love' / 1961, Ezzel Dine Zulficar / 8.5/10 / 1 check
43. 'Anpadh' / 1962, Mohan Kumar / 7.5/10 / 4 checks
44. 'The Game of Love and Marriage' / 1964, Niazi Mostafa / 6/10 / 3 checks
45. 'Soft Hands' / 1964, Mahmoud Zulfikar / 6.5/10 / 9 checks
46. 'Farewell Kiss' / 1965, Ulku Erakalin / 6/10 / 4 checks
47. 'Cairo 30' / 1966, Salah Abouseif / 8/10 / 9 checks
48. 'He Walked Through the Fields' / 1967, Yosef Millo / 7/10 / 7 checks
49. 'Tevye and His Seven Daughters' / 1968, Menahem Golan / 7/10 / 2 checks
50. 'Five Days in Sinai' / 1969, Maurizio Lucidi / 4 or 5/10 / 2 checks
51. 'Alahdan Aldafeaa' / 1974, Nagdy Hafez / 8/10 / 1 check
52. 'Still Life' / 1974, Sohrab Shahid Saless / 9.5 or 10/10 / 125 checks
53. 'Let's Blow a Million' / 1977, Shmuel Imberman / 5/10 / 1 check
54. 'Les bons débarras' / 1980, Francis Mankiewicz / 9/10 / 110 checks
55. 'Namuslu' / 1984, Ertem Egilmez / 7.5/10 / 357 checks
56. 'Aman Ya Donia' / 1991, Ibrahim Araes / 3/10 / 1 check
57. 'The Shepherd and the Women' / 1991, Aly Badrakhan / 8.5/10 / 7 checks
58. 'Yalanci' / 1994, Osman Sinav / 5/10 / 6 checks
59. 'Waiting to Exhale' / 1995, Forest Whitaker / 7/10 / 267 checks
60. 'Sleeping in Honey' / 1996, Sharif Arafah, Ali Idris / 6/10 / 12 checks
61. '1 chance sur 2' / 1998, Patrice Leconte / 5.5 or 6/10 / 87 checks
62. 'La France' / 2007, Serge Bozon / 8 or 8.5/10 / 78 checks
63. 'Cherkess' / 2010, Mohy Quandour / 6.5/10 / 2 checks
64. 'Jean Gentil' / 2010, Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán / 7.5/10 / 44 checks
65. 'Messages from the Sea' / 2010, Daoud Abdel Sayed / 7.5 or 8/10 / 11 checks
66. 'Taxi Ballad' / 2011, Daniel Joseph / 6.5/10 / 2 checks
67. 'Blind Intersections' / 2012, Lara Saba / 6/10 / 2 checks
68. 'Fiston' / 2014, Pascal Bourdiaux / 5/10 / 47 checks
69. 'Das finstere Tal' / 2014, Andreas Prochaska / 6.5/10 / 276 checks
70. 'Khaneye dokhtar' / 2015, Shahram Shah Hosseini / 6.5/10 / 1 check
71. 'Mammal' / 2016, Rebecca Daly / 7.5/10 / 17 checks
72. 'We Are Moving: Memories of Miss Moriarty' / 2016, Claire Dix / 6.5/10 / 1 check
73. 'The Jurassic Games' / 2018, Ryan Bellgardt / 3 or 4/10 / 9 checks
74. 'The Rugby Codebreakers' / 2018, Tariq Ali / 7/10 / 1 check

And a few shorts:

75.
'In Youth, Beside the Lonely Sea' / 1925, no director credited / 8/10 / 76 checks / 5 minutes
'The Eternal Fire' / 1938, Pietro Francisci, Hans Nieter / 8/10 / 1 check / 8 minutes
'Flugten' / 1942, Jorgen Roos / 9/10 / 11 checks / 7 mins
'I Am Here' / 2014, David Holmes / 6.5/10 / 2 checks / 16 minutes
'Lost Beneath the Stars' / 2017, Michael Kofsky, Dani Alvarado / 8/10 / 1 check / 16 minutes
'Peel' / 2017, Annika Cassidy / 5/10 / 1 check / 30 minutes

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Whew, took a while to type all that out! Apologies again for the pile-up at the back-end of the month, mostly brought on by not having internet access for a week or ten days. It rather put my challenge progress off course across the three challenges and these walls of text was something I had been hoping to avoid. Oh, well...

I ended up with 70+ viewings without really focusing on this challenge at all. I suppose it serves as a good mop-up catch-all as a challenge, particularly for someone like me who searches out rather obscure titles anyway. I probably only watched a handful of films throughout August that didn't qualify for this challenge. I wonder whether it might be better to lower the ceiling to 200 or even 100 checks in future.

Many thanks for once again hosting and I discovered plenty of new favourites along the way.
That's all, folks!

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#768

Post by maxwelldeux » September 3rd, 2018, 6:58 pm

Final Stats and Challenge Update

Users
Through the month of August, we've had 49(!) participants in the <400 Challenge! Congratulations to albajos for the win with 140 watches!

Rank Participant Count
1 albajos 140
2 flavo5000 132
3 sushantv10 88
4 psychotronicbeatnik 84
5 jdidaco 82
6 allisoncm 77
6 hurluberlu 77
8 Ivan0716 76
9 RogerTheMovieManiac88 75
10 blueboybob 68


Leader board is up-to-date and maintained in the first post.

Side Challenge: Ultra Obscurity
Through the end of August, we have had some clear models of obscurity chasing, and the stats are pretty interesting. Congrats to PUNQ for claiming victory in the side challenge with an average of 3.8 checks/film over 67 watches, leading to the lowest adjusted average! jdidaco finished in 2nd place here, with an adjusted average right behind PUNQ, averaging 17.3 checks over 123 watches (including shorts). And an honorable mention to funkybusiness, with the second lowest average number of checks (4.29 checks/film).

Side challenge leader board is up-to-date and maintained in the first post.

Years
Films watched so far have ranged from 1898 to 2018, covering 109 unique years in film. 2018 is the most-watched year with 141 watches, followed by 2017 with 124 watches and 2016 with 101 watches. Here's a list of watch count by decade:

Decades List
DecadeCount
18902
190011
191010
192052
193093
194083
195092
1960140
1970144
198097
1990420
2000265
2010670


Spoiler Tag of the Week
One of my favorite part of hosting challenges is reading the captions people put on the spoiler tags, and there have been some great ones this month - it's been hard to pick! The final winner was a simple clever one that I've appreciated all month and deserves highlighting: sol's "The <400 Blows" was a perfect fit with adding only a symbol to a famous movie title. (And yes, it was better in English.)

Bonus Stats:
Total watches: 1861
Avg watches: 37.98
Number with 10+ watches: 41
Avg. of top 20: 69.6
Avg. of top 10: 89.9

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