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Post by Fergenaprido » September 4th, 2020, 5:52 am

mjf314 wrote:
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https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11124092
Yle News's best Finnish films of the 2010s (voted by critics)

It was published in December 2019, but I don't think it's been posted in this thread yet.
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Post by zhangalan » September 13th, 2020, 4:20 pm

Can anyone help me translate it?
It seems to be a poll of best Belarusian films.
http://www.kimpress.by/index.phtml?page ... mode=print

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Post by Angel Glez » September 13th, 2020, 6:40 pm

zhangalan wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Can anyone help me translate it?
It seems to be a poll of best Belarusian films.
http://www.kimpress.by/index.phtml?page ... mode=print
Good find, Alan. :thumbsup:

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Post by Nathan Treadway » September 14th, 2020, 5:36 am

zhangalan wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Can anyone help me translate it?
It seems to be a poll of best Belarusian films.
http://www.kimpress.by/index.phtml?page ... mode=print
Google?
Disclaimer: I didn't read the article, just copy/paste, so, I don't know if it makes any sense or not.
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Parade of movies. Are there any sensations?
№ 7 (376) 01.07.2014 - 30.07.2005

To the 90th anniversary of Belarusian cinema
In Soviet times, the fate of each film was strongly influenced by three factors: the state authority - the customer, the audience and to some extent the film society, along with critics and film critics. Within the triad, there were different types of relationships and connections, so Belarusian cinema had a significant resonance in the public consciousness.

Over the past twenty-plus years, these relationships have become more straightforward, limited to communication related to advertising, branding, or secular chronicles. Modern Belarusian cinema as a cultural phenomenon is absent in the mass consciousness.

As the 90th anniversary of Belarusian cinema, which will be celebrated on December 17, is approaching, film critics and film journalists have decided to mention the best films of the national cinema for the whole period of its existence. And place them "in the range."

The survey, the results of which are published here, involved 24 experts (their names are given at the end of the article). Each made its own rating of 20 domestic feature films made by Belgorodkino (Soviet Belarus) in the pre-war period and at the Belarusfilm studio (since 1994 the Belarusfilm National Film Studio) in the post-war period. Each tape received a certain number of points (higher - 20, lower - 1). Points were summed up, as a result places were calculated. The survey was conducted in April-May 2014. The idea belongs to the former editor of the film studio Isolde Kavelashvili. Content analysis - Alla Babkova.

Rating of feature films of the
National Film Studio "Belarusfilm"
(1926-2013)

A total of 77 tapes are on the list

place

name

sum of points

1

"Go and see." 1985

(joint production of
Belarusfilm and Masfilm)

Directed by Elem Klimau

360

2

"Another's homeland." 1983

Directed by Valery Rybarov

327

3

"I come from a childhood." 1966

Directed by Victor Turov

319

4

"King Stakh's Wild Hunt." 1979

Directed by Valery Rubinchik

316

5

"Through the cemetery." 1964

Directed by Victor Turov

297

6

"Wreath of Sonnets." 1976

Directed by Valery Rubinchik

287

7

"A sign of trouble." 1986

Directed by Mikhail Ptashuk

208

8

"Eastern Corridor". 1966

Directed by Valentin Vinogradov

180

9

"Alpine Ballad". 1966

Directed by Boris Stepanov

145

10

"City of Masters". 1965

Directed by Vladimir Bychkov

133

11

"People in the swamp." 1982

Directed by Victor Turov

104

12

"The girl is looking for a father." 1959

Directed by Leo Golub

96

13

"In August 44 ...". 2000

Directed by Mikhail Ptashuk

90

14-15

"The seekers of happiness." 1936

Directed by Vladimir Korsh-Sablin

88

14-15

"My name is Harlequin." 1988

Directed by Valery Rybarov

88

16

"Cult trip to the theater." 1982

Directed by Valery Rubinchik

85

17-18

"Forest Tale". 1926

Directed by Yuri Tarich

80

17-18

"See you tomorrow." 1929

Directed by Yuri Tarich

80

19

"White Dews". 1983

Directed by Igor Dobrolyubov

79

20

"Wolves." 2009

Directed by Alexander Kolbyshev

78

The top ten names the best films of the 1960s
and 1980s, the most fruitful time for Belarusian film culture. This is a great legacy of the "sixties", which renewed our cinematography, gave a strong impetus, the civic and creative movement of which persisted for a long time.

In 1994, on the eve of the 100th anniversary of world cinema, UNESCO decided to compile a list of the 100 best films of all countries. The board of the Belarusian Union of Cinematographers nominated the film "Through the Cemetery" directed by Viktor Turov, and film critics and critics named the best other film by the same director - "I come from childhood." Until now, both tapes were considered "the most-most". The current poll has made adjustments. In my opinion, they are explained by the fact that artistically more valuable researchers perceive the philosophical understanding of the tragedy of Belarusians during the war. Its director Elem Klimau together with the writer Ales Adamovich managed to perform in the film "Go and see". This tape took the honorable first place.

In second place is "Foreign Fatherland" by Valery Rybarov, written by Vyacheslav Adamchik. A film about the existence and destiny of Belarusians in the western lands before returning to the Soviet system. What does this indicate? Probably, the longing for the embodiment of national themes was reflected, the level of national self-identification gradually rose. The former winning film “I Come from a Childhood” is also among the top three.

Specialists gave the 8th place to the film "Eastern Corridor". But in 1967, angry members of the jury at the Zonal Film Festival in Moldova claimed: "Among the films shown in Chisinau, one ..." Eastern Corridor "... was unanimously recognized as an anti-artistic phenomenon and the jury removed from the works to be discussed." . Time has passed, the experience of Soviet (and Belarusian) cinema has expanded the boundaries of the tragic events of the war, especially in the "Eastern Corridor" touches on the Holocaust. Therefore, in the professional environment, the attitude to the film by Valentin Vinogradov has changed. Now hardly anyone will label the tape "anti-artistic phenomenon." It is a search in a metaphorical, non-plot area.

It is interesting to compare the rating of critics and the rental of films. For example, 9-10th place are the tapes "Alpine Ballad" and "City of Masters", at one time very popular with viewers. Here the sympathies of the mass audience and art critics clearly coincide. The same cannot be said of other paintings. Even "King Stakh's Wild Hunt" (4th place), a film often mentioned among the Belarusian intelligentsia, did not have the audience that "White Dews" (36.1 million viewers in the Soviet period) or heroic-adventure drama had. 1958 "Red Leaves" (33.1 million). According to the results of film distribution, the most popular picture from the top ten films is "Go and see" (29.8 million). Thanks to the perestroika process and the festival's resonance, the film had the rental destiny it deserved.

Another symptomatic result concerns the top ten: it has no tapes of the new century. Only the 13th place was given to the film "August 44 ..." by Mikhail Ptashuk, directed in 2000. Alexander Kolbyshev's "Wolf" took the 20th place. The film earned the respect of filmmakers.

As for the films that the experts put on the 11th-19th places, the winners of different decades of the Soviet era gathered here: "My name is Harlequin" (the highest grossing film in the history of domestic cinema - 41.9 million viewers), "The girl is looking for father ”(35.1 million),“ Seekers of Happiness ”(there is no exact data, but there is much evidence of its success not only in the USSR but also in other countries, as in the two previous paintings). The rest of the films also did not go unnoticed, except for the film "Cult March to the Theater" (16th place), which became a favorite only of film critics.

If we note the director-leader, they should consider Viktor Turov, whose three films are in their twenties. The creator of the generation of "children of war" defeated the founder of domestic cinema Yuri Tarich, who burned him at the beginning of the journey. The pre-war film by Vladimir Korsh-Sablin, artistic director and chief authority of Belarusfilm from the second half of the 1940s to the early 1970s, came in 14th-15th place. It's about "Happiness Seekers", a comedy with exciting music by Isak Dunaevsky and a wonderful ensemble of actors.

Rating of TV movies and series (1967-2013)

A total of 56 tapes are on the list

place

name

sum of points

1

"Witness". 1985

Directed by Valery Rybarov

264

2

"The Adventures of Pinocchio." 1975

Directed by Leonid Nechaev

250

3

"Parents and Children." 1984

Directed by Vyacheslav Nikiforov

230

4

"About Little Red Riding Hood
Continuation of an old tale." 1977.

Directed by Leonid Nechaev

170

5

"Ham." 1990

Directed by Dmitry Zaitsev

148

6

"Last Summer of Childhood." 1974

Directed by Valery Rubinchik

132

7

"Long Versts of War." 1975

Directed by Alexander Karpov

118

8

"Dagger". 1973

Directed by Nikolai Kalinin

105

9

"The Life and Death of the
Nobleman Chertophanov." 1971

Directed by Victor Turov

101

10

"State Border". 1980—1987

Directed by Boris Stepanov

94

11

"Bronze Bird". 1974

Directed by Nikolai Kalinin

89

12

"Hamlet of Shchigrovsky district". 1975

Directed by Valery Rubinchik

83

13

"Fruza". 1981

Directed by Vyacheslav Nikiforov

79

14

"Polesie Chronicle". 1984

Directed by Victor Turov

76

15

"Notes of a Young Doctor." 1991

Directed by Mikhail Yakzhen

62

16

"The ruins are firing ...". 1971—1972

Directed by Vitaly Chatsverikov

58

17

"Redhead, honest, in love." 1984.

Directed by Leonid Nechaev

53

18

"The Tale of the Star Boy." 1983

Directed by Leonid Nechaev

52

19

"Slow spring." 1990

Directed by Vladimir Tolkachikov

43

20

"The Eternal Husband." 1990

Directed by Eugene Markovsky

40

When you analyze the rating of TV movies and TV series, you immediately
pay attention to the dates. The lists of feature paintings include works of the new century directed by Mikhail Ptashuk (2000) and Alexander Kolbyshev (2009). Only pictures of the Soviet era are present in the TV rating. In fact, this is the verdict of experts of many modern TV productions of "Belarusfilm". Of course, the new times require filmmakers to focus on genres that suit the tastes of the mass audience. But our penates were dominated by the mainstream (primarily in the military theme) with clone films. Out of all 24 experts, only three mentioned the mini-series of 2010 - "Everything We Need" directed by Ivan Pavlov. The film is sympathetic to the fact that it is not only focused on the participation of stars, but also has a professional dramatic elaboration.

The first place of Valery Rybarov's film "Witness" is an assessment of a meticulous and artistically made restoration of time. The film documents the events and consequences of the first postwar years, skillfully restored the painful existence of the generation born before the war and left without parents.

Both dozens of lists reveal the main directions of the domestic Soviet-era TV film, a film adaptation of Russian classics and works for young viewers. The most authoritative directors were commissioned to shoot films based on Ivan Turgenev's prose. Therefore, the paintings "Parents and Children" by Vyacheslav Nikiforov and "Life and Death of the Nobleman Chertophanov" by Victor Turov are in 3rd and 9th place, respectively. Valery Rubinchik's film "Hamlet of Shchigrovsky County" got into the second ten. Turgenev's fourth successful screen incarnation, Vitaly Chatsverikov's "Calm", tops the top ten.

In Soviet times, TV films of republican film studios were commissioned by the USSR State Television and Radio. Not every topic proposed by Belarusfilm was accepted, but not every scenario met even the average criteria. After the perestroika, film directors and creators gained more independence in choosing classic authors. That's why thorough film adaptations based on the works of Eliza Ozheshko ("Ham", 5th place), Mikhail Bulgakov ("Notes of a Young Doctor", 15th place), Ivan Bunin ("Slow Spring", 19th) appeared at our film studio. place), Fyodor Dostoevsky ("Eternal Husband", 20th place).

The experts included specialists of the senior, middle and junior generations (each category had a third of the votes). The highest scores of Leonid Nechaev's tapes were set by those who got acquainted with his TV fairy tales as a child. First of all, we are talking about "The Adventures of Pinocchio" (2nd place). They were ahead of the film "Parents and Children" (3rd place), which was more sympathetic to the older generation of experts. In the 1980s, this film adaptation of Turgenev had a good reputation not only in the intellectual environment, but also among viewers from various walks of life, its creators were rightly awarded the USSR State Prize.

Experts also mentioned the first three series of the "State Border" directed by Boris Stepanov. Of the films about the war, two TV films are quoted the most: "Long Versts of War" by Alexander Karpov based on the works of Vasil Bykau and "Ruins Shoot ..." by Vitaly Chatsverikov. As for the characters, preference is given to Leonid Nechaev, whose films appear in the TV list four times.

Rating of documentaries of the
studio "Chronicle" (1944-2013)

A total of 109 tapes are on the list

place

name

sum of points

1

"War is not a woman's face." 1981—1984 (series of 7 films)

Directed by Victor Dashuk

306

2

"I'm from the village of fire." 1975—1978
(cycle of 5 films)

Directed by Victor Dashuk

176

3

"We live on the edge." 2002

Directed by Victor Aslyuk

159

4

"Car". 2002

Directed by Victor Aslyuk

158

5

"Tonezh beans". 1977

Directed by Valery Rybarov

142

6-7

"Khatyn, 5 km". 1969

Directed by Igor Kalovsky

129

6-7

"My God." 2004

Directed by Galina Adamovich

129

8

"Pain." 1988

Directed by Sergei Lukyanchikov

104

9

"Ninety-Six Fall." 1980

Directed by Victor Dashuk

95

10

"Theater of Perestroika
and Publicity." 1987

Directed by Arkady Ruderman

90

11

"The Wooden People." 2011

Directed by Victor Aslyuk

88

12

"The road to Kurapaty." 1990

Directed by Mikhail Zhdanovsky

83

13

"Zavyadzenka". 2005

Directed by Galina Adamovich

82

14

"He was buried in the globe." 1989

Directed by Anatoly Alai

73

15

"Con anima" ("With the soul"). 1992

Directed by Mikhail Zhdanovsky

69

16-17

"Every day." 2008

Directed by Mikhail Zhdanovsky

68

16-17

"A Lesson a Year" (first film), "Children of Our Children" ("Return
to 10" a "", last film). 1963—1988

(cycle of 6 films)

Directed by Samuel Fried,
Vadim Sukmanov, Richard Jasinski

68

18

“A movie buff. Autumn dream ". 2011

Directed by Olga Dashuk

64

19

"Soldiers". 1974

Directed by Yuri Marukhin

61

20

“Vasil Bykau. Climbing. 1985

Directed by Victor Dashuk

54

Experts in the documentary sector of Belarusian cinema
had a wider selection of the best tapes, because here the creative search did not know the "stagnant" decades. Yes, the number of paintings turned out to be much more. Therefore, the total scores of films that ranked from 1st to 10th place can be called an excellent ten. Immediately impressive is the fact that the master of domestic documentary Victor Dashuk (his cycles took the 1st and 2nd line in the honorary list) "breathes in the back of the head" student of his studio Victor Aslyuk (whose films are in 3rd and 4th place) . It is possible to mention the relay race of generations, but both of the beneficiaries have their own creative destiny and differ in their professional style. Victor Dashuk took a course to portray a man in the tragic conditions of war, trying to avoid intonation, which was considered journalistic, but often turned into excessive pathos and even rhetoric. He fought for his path in documentary and did the ultimate, that allowed the Soviet era: recorded evidence of the tragedy of Nazi occupation and the ruthless truth of the frontline existence of the Amazons of World War II. The emotional strength of his tapes is given by the confessions of the heroes and the carefully selected military newsreel.

Viktar Asliuk came to documentary filmmaking during the perestroika period and immediately occupied an important cinematic niche - the historical destiny of his compatriots. Time was more conducive to Dashuk's young ally. Aslyuk, whose films are known all over the world, observes and figuratively comprehends the distant heritage and today's life of Belarusians. The life of the Neman villagers, whom we saw in the film "We live on the edge", with their parchment faces and hands from the sun and wind, is a figurative and documentary reflection of ethnic features that have already become national history. As well as "Tonezhskie beans" by Valery Rybarov (5th place), "My God" by Galina Adamovich (6-7th place), "Ninety-sixth autumn" by Victor Dashuk (9th place).

A special feature of the films of the top ten is the daring outbursts of their creators beyond the canons of that time. Igor Kalovsky's film "Khatyn, 5 km" (6-7th place) was "rehabilitated" almost 20 years later. Sergei Lukyanchikov faced great difficulties while working on the film "Pain" from the series "Our Afghanistan" (8th place). As for the journalistic and satirical film, which completes the top ten - "Theater of Perestroika and Publicity" by Arkady Ruderman, - it was defended by figures of Belarusian culture and the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR and BSSR (the film defended the good name of Marc Chagall, who sought discredit executives-officials).

In the list of films that took 11th to 20th place, you pay attention to the presence of three works by Mikhail Zhdanovsky, director of the older generation - "Road to Kurapaty" (12), "Con anima" (15) and "In all the days ”(16-17). The last observation tape could enter the top ten.

The famous documentary filmmaker Halina Adamovich, who together with Viktar Asliuk received as many international awards as the Chronicle studio has not had in all the post-war decades, has a high place. Her film "My God" took 6-7th place, but here could be "Zavedenka", which is on the 13th. In both paintings, we follow with interest the people "from bear corners", their ethnic identity and everyday life.

In the postwar period, creators with a front-line biography were at the forefront of national documentary. However, in the survey, their films preferred units. In particular, the epic film "Liberation of Soviet Belarus" (1944, directed by Vladimir Korsh-Sablin and Nikolai Sadkovich) closes only the top ten. There are also names of portraits of the esteemed Alexander Karpov in the lists.

Olga Dashuk's film “Amateur Cinema. Autumn dream ". The daughter and student of the famous father, Olga gradually, from film to film, gained creative power, looking for national colors in different parts of Belarus. Perhaps her film was singled out for this endeavor.

In general, the list of documentaries is not only the longest among others, but also the most controversial. There is a desire of experts to "lobby" precisely "their" directors. This is why the overall scores after the top ten decrease and become more subjective.

Viktar Dashuk should be considered a kind of record holder, as among the 20 films the experts named four created by him in the 1970s and 1980s. His tapes are mentioned well beyond the twenties. The awarding of two series of films as the current winners coincided with the official recognition: in 1985 Victor Dashuk received the USSR State Prize. He is the only Belarusian documentary filmmaker in the postwar period who has such an award.

Rating of animated films (1972 - 2013)

A total of 47 tapes are on the list

place

name

sum of points

1

"Lafert's Poppy". 1986

Directed by Elena Pyatkevich

165

2

"Capriccio". 1986

Directed by Igor Volchek

146

3

"The girl with the matches." 1996

Directed by Irina Kadyukova

110

4

"Once upon a time there was a tree ...". 1996

Directed by Vladimir Pyatkevich

108

5

"Firefly and Dewdrop". 1978

Directed by Yuri Butyrin

101

6

"The Parable of the Christmas." 2000

Directed by Irina Kadyukova

91

7

"The Legend of Lady Godiva." 2004

Directed by Irina Kadyukova

80

8

"Song of the Bison." 1982

Directed by Oleg Belousov

74

9

"Wonderful dinner on the corner." 1999

Directed by Irina Kadyukova

63

10

"Pilipka". 2012

Directed by Tatiana Kublitskaya

47

In contrast to the ratings of feature, TV and documentary
films, the schedule in this area of ​​Belarusian cinema cannot be considered absolutely perfect. The first reason: the animation appeared much later and the lists turned out to be shorter (5-10 films, not 20, as in other species). As a result, the films were evaluated by 14 experts out of 24. The second reason is that several art critics are skilled in animation. Therefore, despite the rather prestigious top ten (most of these paintings have festival awards), the honorary list is marked by significant influence and impressions of individual professionals. The fact is that the top ten animated films are difficult to single out at all, because the weak works of this shop have disappeared - they were not mentioned in the lists.

In my opinion, the top five lacks a full-length film "Magic Pipe" by Mikhail Tumeli, created with artist Dmitry Surinovich in 1998. Its plot foundation is the Ossetian epic of the Nart people. The "Magic Pipe" was made by the independent studio "AF-Center" together with the Moscow company "F.A.F." Entertainment. I consider the film an artistic event, a creative feat of domestic cinematographers. It has been mentioned many times that independent cinema in the 1990s bore the greatest fruit in animation. In addition to Tumel's "Magic Bagpipe", two more feature films were made: "Son of Man" by Tatiana Zhitkovskaya and "Decameron" by Oleg Belousov. Belarusfilm has not yet dared to go full meter, while movie screens are filled with foreign products in 3D. With the creative potential of our masters - the mountains can be moved!

In the survey, films made in independent studios were singled out. All the mentioned full-length films are under this vulture. But since they are units, there is essentially no choice. That's why "Magic Pipe" is an orphan film in the Belarusian film environment and the top in the field of independent cinema.

According to my personal preferences, "The Parable of the Christmas" by Irina Kadyukova (artist Alexander Vereshchagin), which has a 6th place, I would change with the film "Girl with Matches" by the same director (3rd place). Instead of "Song of the Bison" by
Aleh Belavusau, an interesting attempt to touch the literary monument of the Renaissance (8th place), I would suggest the film "Moon" by Elena and Vladimir Petkevich. More perfect in the artistic sense, it also has a national color. But the "Moon" in the poll in general was in the top ten.

There is still a certain subjectivism about which the author of these notes could argue with colleagues. But any personal opposition does not cancel the artistic significance of the whole dozen. After all, this is the fruit of talented individuals and the imprint of the constant creative search of the staff of the animation studio "Belarusfilm" (as evidenced by the long-term joint project "A Tale of Past Years").

Since the 1980s, Belarusian animation has had a high reputation not only in the CIS. Her outstanding masters have been invited and are invited to other countries, their films are analyzed by academic publications and demonstrated by educational institutions as examples of animated art. For example, in the monograph of the Russian researcher Alexei Orlov "Animatographer and his anime" (1995) together with the names of Yuri Narshtein and Jan Schwankmeier there are the names of our leaders of the top five - Vladimir Petkevich, Elena Pyatkevich and Igor Volchek. Alexander Lenkin).

In the ranking, the symptomatic 5th place went to the film "Firefly and Dewdrop" by Russian Yuri Butyrin. A charming story about a friendship that transforms the world makes it sincere and iridescent. Invited to Belarusfilm, Butyrin taught our beginners the secrets of animation in the second half of the 1970s. At the same time, in his films, the director asserted one of the ideas of Soviet animation: beauty will save the world, and kindness can improve human relations.

Orientation to humanistic values ​​is felt in Irina Kadyukova's films based on biblical stories, as well as on the motives of world legends and classical works. Each of her four films is present in the top ten and embodies the author's reflection on such categories as love of neighbor, sacrifice, charity, human brotherhood (films from the series "Christmas Stories"). Kadyukova created some of her paintings together with the artist Tatiana Kublitskaya, whose film "Pilipka" (already as a director's work) closes the top ten. The continuation of the spiritual tradition is obvious: Kublitskaya in fairy tales supports the belief that goodness does not allow evil to spread in the world.

The style, close to surrealism and philosophical, is demonstrated by the films named at the beginning of the list - "Lafert's Poppy" by Elena Pyatkevich and "Capriccio" by Igor Volchek. This "right-wing" of Belarusian animation, as well as the film "Once upon a time there was a tree ..." by Uladzimir Pyatkevich (4th place), has long been given the highest marks at film festivals and in the works of researchers. I do not understand only one thing: why are our government agencies so stingy and restrained towards animators? Maybe in connection with the 90th anniversary of domestic cinema, such a loophole will be broken and the masters of Belarusian animation will finally pay tribute?

Experts

Natalia Agafonova, film critic

Igor Avdeev, film critic

Alla Babkova, film critic

Marina Belovokaya, film critic

Eugene Golikova-Poshka, film critic

Irina Demyanova, film editor, screenwriter

Larissa Zaitseva, film critic

Isolde Kavelashvili, film editor, screenwriter

Antonina Karpilova, film critic

Maria Kostyukovich, film critic

Sergei Katser, TV presenter, director

Anatoly Krasinsky, film critic

Nelly Kryvasheeva, film critic

Julia Lyashko, film journalist, screenwriter

Olga Medvedev, film critic

Ludmila Peregudova, film critic, screenwriter

Lilia Pinchuk, film editor, screenwriter

Gennady Ratnikov, film critic

Lyudmila Sayankova, film critic

Anton Sidorenko, film critic

Igor Sukmanov, film critic

Nina Fraltsova, film critic

Tatiana Tyurina, film critic

Galina Shur, film critic

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » September 14th, 2020, 10:09 am

Lovely and fascinating find there for Belarus; many thanks to Alan and to Nathan!
That's all, folks!

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » September 14th, 2020, 10:13 am

I made an iCM list of Fetish Engine's Top Porn Films of the 1980s:

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Post by zhangalan » September 14th, 2020, 4:10 pm

I just find a best-of-all-time poll conducted by Iranian critics in 2002. There are two separated polls, one being the best Iranian films and the other one being the best foreign films.
http://ensani.ir/file/download/article/ ... %DB%8C.pdf

And I find the ballot of one of the voter in Iranian Film Magazine's 2019 poll. Hopefully it can give us clues to find more of them.
http://aryangolsoorat.blogfa.com/

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Post by mjf314 » September 14th, 2020, 4:28 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 10:13 am
I made an iCM list of Fetish Engine's Top Porn Films of the 1980s:

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/feti ... iemaniac88
I see they have lists from the 70s and 90s as well, but I couldn't find an all-time list.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » September 14th, 2020, 4:47 pm

mjf314 wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 4:28 pm
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 10:13 am
I made an iCM list of Fetish Engine's Top Porn Films of the 1980s:

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/feti ... iemaniac88
I see they have lists from the 70s and 90s as well, but I couldn't find an all-time list.
And for the 60s, although that is more fragmentary in nature. I think I'll make iCM lists for these three other decades over coming days.
That's all, folks!

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Post by mjf314 » September 17th, 2020, 11:34 pm

https://sports.yahoo.com/schindlers-fav ... 03152.html

Top 10 movie scores, voted by readers of the Radio Times and listeners of Classic FM. There were 21,000 votes.

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Post by Torgo » September 18th, 2020, 12:52 am

Oh! Now you're giving us a great idea for a future list :sweat:

We have lists for musicals; at least an IMDb-one for films about music; now we could use one for the greatest scored films! Why not give us a 100 of those?

[edit]Just to give food for thought .. A friend messaged me Udiscovermusic Top 50 Scores, looking just like a personal essay - but looking good to me!
Also AFI has a Top 25 and there's an atrocious one by Pitchfork.
No suggestion here to adopt any of these, hardly official material.

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Post by flavo5000 » September 18th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Torgo wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 12:52 am
Oh! Now you're giving us a great idea for a future list :sweat:

We have lists for musicals; at least an IMDb-one for films about music; now we could use one for the greatest scored films! Why not give us a 100 of those?

[edit]Just to give food for thought .. A friend messaged me Udiscovermusic Top 50 Scores, looking just like a personal essay - but looking good to me!
Also AFI has a Top 25 and there's an atrocious one by Pitchfork.
No suggestion here to adopt any of these, hardly official material.
Well, I think that Pitchfork one makes sense for what Pitchfork's focus is, that is, on songs rather than scores. Honestly, I would've expected it to have more obscure choices than stuff like Clueless and Dazed & Confused soundtracks.

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Post by Onderhond » September 18th, 2020, 5:10 pm

Impossible that none of these lists seem to include Pi (unless I missed it somewhere).

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Post by flavo5000 » September 18th, 2020, 7:27 pm

Hey, so here's a pretty mammoth list I just finished throwing together based on the appendix of the book Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness: History of Drugs in the Movies 1894 - 1978:
Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness: History of Drugs in the Movies 1894 - 1978
The intent of the book is to encompass most of not all references to drugs in films in the time period specified. I'm sure the author missed some but it's still a pretty impressive list at close to 1500 films and shorts (really even more than that since there's a pretty big chunk of things I couldn't find).

I have no expectation of this ever being made official, but I just did it as a fun little research project to learn more about the history of film. The silent era section in particular required a lot of detailed research to track down the actual film being referenced, and there's a pretty decent-sized list of films I couldn't locate on IMDB in the summary (if anyone gets bored and wants to do some detective word, let me know if you track down or add to IMDB any of the ones I've listed as Not on IMDB).
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Post by flavo5000 » September 20th, 2020, 8:29 pm

Here's another list I created based on a book today (this one took WAY less time than the drug one):
The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film by Tom Mes & Jasper Sharp

I started creating it based on the conversations recently about wanting a contemporary Japanese cinema list but it became quickly apparently that it really isn't any better than the Japanese section of the Tim Vick Asian Cinema list. It cuts off at nearly the same time in the early 00's. Still, it's a solid list that acts as a good starters guide to Japanese films from the latter half of the 20th century.

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Post by OldAle1 » September 20th, 2020, 11:01 pm

Torgo wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 12:52 am
Oh! Now you're giving us a great idea for a future list :sweat:

We have lists for musicals; at least an IMDb-one for films about music; now we could use one for the greatest scored films! Why not give us a 100 of those?

[edit]Just to give food for thought .. A friend messaged me Udiscovermusic Top 50 Scores, looking just like a personal essay - but looking good to me!
Also AFI has a Top 25 and there's an atrocious one by Pitchfork.
No suggestion here to adopt any of these, hardly official material.
All of those strike me as pretty dull, not surprisingly; I don't think I've ever seen a really good list of scores except maybe something from an individual on a forum. Reminds me that I really ought to work out my own list - and yeah I'd love to see a user-generated list here although it might end up being all that much more interesting than the ones you link to, at least not at the top.

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Post by mjf314 » September 20th, 2020, 11:35 pm

It's not something that would be adopted, but here's RYM's top-rated film scores: https://rateyourmusic.com/customchart?genres=film+score

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