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What is your median check?

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Post by blocho » September 4th, 2015, 12:02 am

ICM lets us break down our lists of checks by numerous characteristics. As such, I can get a clear picture of what my average movie looks like. Sometimes these characteristics are singular (median alphabetically) and sometimes it contains multitudes of movies (median year of release).

In my case, my median check is:
Year of release: 1993
Length: 107 minutes
# official top lists: 2
Favorited: 120
Disliked: 27
Alphabetically: Korkarlen (The Phantom Carriage) - 1921
# Checks: Righteous Kill (2,777 checks) - 2008

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Post by jvv » September 4th, 2015, 12:17 am

My median check is influenced a lot by the fact that I check TV episodes and a lot of shorts :

Year of release: 1988
Length: 12 minutes
# official top lists: 0
Favorited: 3
Disliked: 1
Alphabetically: Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests - 1922
# Checks: Clown of the Jungle (79 checks) - 1947

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#3

Post by 3eyes » September 4th, 2015, 1:18 am

er, how do we do this?
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by Hunziker » September 4th, 2015, 2:21 am

It's interesting to compare the results. It appears I watch more shorts than blocho but less than jvv. And clearly, I watch more mainstream movies. :geek:

Year of release: 1989
Length: 93 min
# official top lists: 2
Favorited: 227
Disliked: 35
Alphabetically: King Kong (2005)
# Checks: 4,880 - Le ballon rouge (1965)
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Post by Hunziker » September 4th, 2015, 2:25 am

3eyes on Sep 3 2015, 07:18:54 PM wrote:er, how do we do this?
You order your ckecks by the different criteria, and the movie just in the middle (if you have 3,000, the 1,500th) is the median.
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Post by 3eyes » September 4th, 2015, 3:07 am

Year of release: 1974
Alphabetical: Låt den rätte komma in
Runtime: 97m
#official toplists: 1
#checks: 462
Favs: 21
Dislikes: 5
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Post by tommy_leazaq » September 4th, 2015, 4:56 am

Year of release: 1986
Length: 103 min
# official top lists: 4
Favorited: 276
Disliked: 44
Alphabetically: L'année dernière à Marienbad
# Checks: Le ballon Rouge (4,880) - 5028
# Checks: From Here to Eternity - 5028
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Post by Leopardi » September 4th, 2015, 5:20 am

Year of release: 1970
Length: 90 minutes
# official top lists: 0
Favorited: 5
Disliked: 3
Alphabetically: L'assassin habite... au 21 (The Murderer Lives at #21) - 1942
# Checks: The Enchanted Cottage (158 checks) -1945

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Post by blocho » September 4th, 2015, 6:23 am

What are the odds that two people would have The Red Balloon as their median for number of checks?

So far I've discovered that compared to others I'm younger, more avoidant of shorts and TV, and in the middle when it comes to mainstream.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » September 4th, 2015, 6:37 am

Interesting idea.

Year of release: 1981
Length: 96 minutes
# official top lists: 2
Favorited: 78
Disliked: 15
Alphabetically: The Last House on the Left
# Checks: The Letter (1940) 1448 checks

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Post by 3rd » September 4th, 2015, 6:40 am

Year of release: 1955
Length: 18 minutes
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 4
Disliked: 3
Alphabetically: Lonely Boy - 1962
# Checks: Peti (214 checks) - 1965
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Post by tommy_leazaq » September 4th, 2015, 7:18 am

blocho on Sep 4 2015, 12:23:36 AM wrote:What are the odds that two people would have The Red Balloon as their median for number of checks?
I'd say it'd be extremely rare. :P

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Post by Cippenham » September 4th, 2015, 7:25 am

Year of release: 1970
Length: 93 minutes
# official top lists: 2
Favorited: 31
Disliked: 7
Alphabetically: Kramasha (2007)
# Checks: Raw Deal (1948) (625 checks)

Like Leopardi, quite proud my median year is 1970, and not more recent, it is so much easier to prefer films of more recent vintage perhaps.
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Post by mightysparks » September 4th, 2015, 7:39 am

Year of release: 1986
Length: 91 minutes
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 33
Disliked: 10
Alphabetically: Lady in White - 1988
# Checks: Wolfen (735 checks) - 1981
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Post by joachimt » September 4th, 2015, 7:41 am

Year of release: 1973
Length: 50 minutes
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 5
Disliked: 2
Alphabetically: Les bulles de savon animées
# Checks: 158
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Post by tourdesb » September 4th, 2015, 8:50 am

Year of release: 1983
Length: 92 min
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 41
Disliked: 11
Alphabetically: Last Chance Harvey (2008)
# Checks: 882 - The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1965)
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Post by Armoreska » September 4th, 2015, 9:11 am

Year of release: 1993
Length: 21 min
Length: 25 min (w/o the unknown lengths)
# official top lists: 0
# top lists: 2
Favorited: 3
Disliked: 0
Alphabetically: Mahha GoGoGo The Secret Invaders
# Checks: 24 - Home Base (2002)
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » September 4th, 2015, 11:57 am

Year of release: 2001
Length: 102m
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 137
Disliked: 26
Alphabetically: Kids in America
# Checks: - 2695 (Friday Night Lights (2004))

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Post by Fergenaprido » September 4th, 2015, 1:59 pm

Year of release: 1996
Length: 91 minutes
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 53
Disliked: 16
Alphabetically: Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
# Checks: 1,508
Check date: September 26th, 2013 (almost 2 years ago)

You can definitely see how me joining this forum in June 2014 skyrocketed the number of films I've seen, if half of them have been in the last two years.

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Post by Bobby Peru » September 6th, 2015, 6:02 pm

Year of release: 1993
Length: 99 mins
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 247
Disliked: 42
Alphabetically: The Kingdom (2007)
# Checks: 2,490
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Post by sheikofhyrule » September 6th, 2015, 6:20 pm

Year of release: 1986
Length: 102 mins
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 53
Disliked: 15
Alphabetically: L'eclisse (1962)
# Checks: 1,592 Rooty Toot Toot (1951)

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Post by Cippenham » September 6th, 2015, 6:48 pm

sheikofhyrule on Sep 6 2015, 12:20:59 PM wrote:Year of release: 1986
Length: 102 mins
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 53
Disliked: 15
Alphabetically: L'eclisse (1962)
# Checks: 1,592 Rooty Toot Toot (1951)
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Post by frbrown » September 6th, 2015, 9:30 pm

3580 total checks (includes some TV episodes), 2400 official ones

Year of release: 1964
Length: 88 minutes
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 20
Disliked: 4
Alphabetically: Der Kongreß tanzt (1931)
# Checks: 410 (Il mercenario) (and also Lights in the Dusk)
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Post by frbrown » September 6th, 2015, 9:54 pm

Oldest median year: Smallest median # checks:

3rd (1955) Armoreska (24)
frbrown (1964) jvv (79)
Cippenham (1970) joachimt (158)
Leopardi (1970) Leopardi (158)
joachimt (1973) 3rd (214)
3eyes (1974) frbrown (410)
Peaceful (1981) 3eyes (462)
tourdesb (1983) Cippenham (625)


As could be expected, there is quite a bit of overlap between the two groups.
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Post by TraverseTown » September 7th, 2015, 10:41 am

Year of release: 1999 (American Beauty)
Length: 94 Minutes (Ten)
# official top lists: 2 (Upstream Color)
Favorited: 136 (Oz the Great and Powerful (2013))
Disliked: 32 (Taste of Cherry)
Alphabetically: (King-Size Canary)
# Checks: 2971 (Russian Ark)

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Post by Caracortada » September 7th, 2015, 2:07 pm

Year of release: 1985 (Brazil)
Length: 107 minutes (Enchanted)
# official top lists: 3 (Flash Gordon)
Favorited: 132 (Laurence Anyways)
Disliked: 27 (Yi Yi)
Alphabetically: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life ;)
# Checks: 3044 (Broadway Danny Rose)
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Post by Lammetje » September 7th, 2015, 7:50 pm

Number of checks: 3256 (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974))
Year of release: 1988
Number of official top lists: 1
Favorited: 127
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Post by Harco » September 7th, 2015, 10:03 pm

Year of release: 1987 (Opera)
Length: 95 minutes (Punch-Drunk Love)
# of official top lists: 1 (French Connection II)
# of checks: 1,899 (Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs)

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Post by lampadatriste » September 8th, 2015, 1:31 am

Year of release: 1988
Length: 91 min
Official toplists: 2
Favorited: 53
Dislikes: 13
Number of checks: 1004
Alphabet: L
Date checked: 23 December 2011

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Late year, large number of checks. Coincidently, not one American film, with titles from 6 different countries, mostly European.

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Post by Leopardi » September 8th, 2015, 4:48 am

Cippenham on Sep 4 2015, 01:25:08 AM wrote:Year of release: 1970
Length: 93 minutes
# official top lists: 2
Favorited: 31
Disliked: 7
Alphabetically: Kramasha (2007)
# Checks: Raw Deal (1948) (625 checks)

Like Leopardi, quite proud my median year is 1970, and not more recent, it is so much easier to prefer films of more recent vintage perhaps.
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Post by Knaldskalle » September 8th, 2015, 5:12 am

Year of release: 1977
Runtime: 99 minutes.
# official toplists: 2.
Favorited: 53.
Disliked: 10.
Alphabetical: Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (The Hidden Fortress).
# checks: 1093 (The Burmese Harp)
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Post by Gershwin » September 8th, 2015, 11:49 am

Year of release: 1967
Length: 74 minutes
# official top lists: 2
Favorited: 35
Disliked: 8
Alphabetically: Last Man Standing, 1996
# Checks: 710 (The Pawnshop, 1916)

I wonder how it would be without all the pre 1900 shorts.
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Post by jvv » September 8th, 2015, 1:15 pm

Gershwin on Sep 8 2015, 05:49:21 AM wrote:I wonder how it would be without all the pre 1900 shorts.
I wonder how mine would be if I hadn't spend a week or two watching all the 1 and 2 minutes shorts on Imdb I could find. I bet my median movie length would be a bit longer than 12 minutes then. :P

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Post by mathiasa » September 21st, 2015, 4:28 pm

Year of release: 1978
Length: 87 min
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 36
Disliked: 11
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# Checks: 779

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Post by burneyfan » September 21st, 2015, 11:46 pm

Year of release: 1980
Length: 98 min
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 22
Disliked: 7
Alphabetically: (The) Last Waltz (1978)
# Checks: 547- Glitter (2001 -- lots of others with 547 checks in my list, too, but this was the median title, alas!)

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Post by Ebbywebby » September 22nd, 2015, 9:36 am

Year of release: 1975
Runtime: 77 min
# official top lists: 1
Favorited: 12
Disliked: 5
# Checks: 332

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Post by SanderO » October 16th, 2015, 8:13 am

Year of release: 1982
Length: 97 min
Official toplists: 1
Favorited: 27
Number of checks: 583 (Faust (2011) & Le mari de la coiffeuse)
Alphabet: Martial Law

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Post by sushantv10 » October 17th, 2015, 9:08 am

In my case, my median check :

Year of release: 1975
Length: 96 minutes
# Official top lists: 2
Alphabetically: L'enfant Sauvage( The Wild Child)
# Checks: 961
My Median Check : A Simple Plan (checked Dec 2011)
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Post by MilenaFlaherty » October 17th, 2015, 11:55 pm

Year of Release: 1975
Length: 93 Minutes
#Official top lists: 1
# of checks: 526
Favorites: 16
Dislikes: 5
Median Film: Little Darlings (!) I checked this a lot later than I saw it so now I'm stuck.

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Post by pitn » October 24th, 2015, 11:39 am

Year of release: 1982
Length: 93 minutes
# Official lists: 2
Favorited: 58
Disliked: 12
Alphabetical: Klute
# checks : 1081

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