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#81

Post by PeacefulAnarchy » July 29th, 2011, 5:46 pm

Neotpravlennoye pismo (1959) An easy choice, the only film in my top 200 not on a list and it's in my top 30.
Brink of Life (1958) A much tougher choice, but I'll pick this lesser known Bergman.

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#82

Post by SeanMX12 » July 29th, 2011, 5:50 pm

We're up to 54.

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#83

Post by timmy_501 » July 30th, 2011, 7:09 am

Mysteries of Lisbon
Pastoral: To Die in the Country

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#84

Post by afirm » July 30th, 2011, 5:27 pm

1. Stardust (2007) Matthew Vaughn
2. Fracture (2007) Gregory Hoblit

I guess these are both too mainstream? But most movies I've seen that isn't mainstream is because it's on a list...
I really loved Stardust! And I think Fracture was great.

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#85

Post by Kasparius. » July 30th, 2011, 5:44 pm

La vie de bohème (1992) Aki Kaurismaki
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) William Friedkin

I almost died making these choices. So I just picked two more or less at random amongst my most favorite. I discarded Westerns as half of my favorites not on lists are westerns.

By the way, anybody doing the French challenge in September needs to watch La vie de bohème and anybody doing the Noir challenge in August needs to watch the neo-noir To Live and Die in L.A.
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#86

Post by Kasparius. » July 30th, 2011, 5:47 pm

This reminded me how many great films are not on lists, got to get off the trodden path.

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#87

Post by themagician » July 30th, 2011, 5:50 pm

I'll complete the Vengeance trilogy (the third one being Oldboy which is on a good number of iCM top lists) by nominating:

1. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chan-wook Park, 2005)
2. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Chan-wook Park, 2002)

It's the best I have to add to the list at this time and I think they're pretty close to being on the official iCheckMovies Favorites list anyway so hope you like them...

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Post by mightysparks » July 31st, 2011, 3:54 pm

I've started making these into a list on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/list/e3SUr3Jwb5A/

So far, I have seen 7/62 :(
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Post by bal3x » July 31st, 2011, 4:01 pm

Thanks! 13/62 :(

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#90

Post by St. Gloede » July 31st, 2011, 4:06 pm

The Panic in Needle Park
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#91

Post by afirm » July 31st, 2011, 4:20 pm

3/62... Horrible!

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Post by Cippenham » July 31st, 2011, 4:44 pm

Thanks for that mightysparks, I have seen 5 including my own selections so far, its a bit like Ain't Nobody's Blues..may start with some shorts of the others..

Another idea, -not something I would want to organise- would be for everybody choose ten, this time they CAN be on lists or not, and then count the votes and the top 100 gets chosen as a list.
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Post by Dolwphin » July 31st, 2011, 4:46 pm

That sounds fun Cippenham, kind of like the Sight & Sound poll.
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Post by themagician » July 31st, 2011, 5:12 pm

Cippenham on Jul 31 2011, 10:44:17 AM wrote:Thanks for that mightysparks, I have seen 5 including my own selections so far, its a bit like Ain't Nobody's Blues..may start with some shorts of the others..

Another idea, -not something I would want to organise- would be for everybody choose ten, this time they CAN be on lists or not, and then count the votes and the top 100 gets chosen as a list.
I have a script for just that purpose here. You can copy paste the lists in the text box in the result box either one by one or all at the same time, the script calculates how many times each movie appears in the list, sorts them in descending order and outputs the list, e.g. the following:
batman
superman
batman
aquaman
batman
superman
Outputs:
3 batman
2 superman
1 aquaman
If you add the lists one by one it keeps updating the list every time you click Add.

It discards empty rows and removes unnecessary spaces and converts each movie to lower case so that BATMAN and batman both count as the same movie.

Just gotta make some rule what movie title (original / english) to write in the lists so that one doesn't nominate e.g. Shichinin no samurai and another Seven Samurai.
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#95

Post by jvv » July 31st, 2011, 5:31 pm

9/62 Could have been worse. :)

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#96

Post by serri » July 31st, 2011, 5:44 pm

Could you make a note that I am referring to Lewis Klahr's film, False Aging?

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Post by SeanMX12 » July 31st, 2011, 6:09 pm

A Sight and Sound-like top 100 would be a great idea imo.

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#98

Post by monty » July 31st, 2011, 7:14 pm

31/62 - could have been worse.

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#99

Post by sebby » July 31st, 2011, 7:18 pm

18/62 :)

I am shocked that Play It Again, Sam isn't on any lists.

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Post by jeroeno » July 31st, 2011, 8:56 pm

12/62
I can't believe Falling Down is on zero lists, that movie is frikkin' awesome. Could be a nice addition to the New Cult Cannon IMHO.

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Post by tourdesb » July 31st, 2011, 10:56 pm

Time After Time (1979)
Amen. (2002)

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#102

Post by Jook » July 31st, 2011, 11:18 pm

Paha Maa/Frozen Land (2005)
Goodbye Solo (2008)

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Post by mightysparks » August 1st, 2011, 1:18 am

Serriform on Jul 31 2011, 11:44:34 AM wrote:Could you make a note that I am referring to Lewis Klahr's film, False Aging?
Did I put the wrong one? I havent heard of most of these so I just chose the first relevant one that showed up...

Is it not on IMDb? I added it to the 'footnote' comments. If anyone notices any other mistakes, let me know.
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Post by allisoncm » August 1st, 2011, 7:37 pm

31/68, since #2 counts two entries that aren't in IMDB and I have only seen one of them.

BTW, the version of Brewster's Millions on the list is the 1985 one. Is this the right one? Just wondering, bc the original was pretty good.
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Post by mightysparks » August 1st, 2011, 7:52 pm

allisoncm on Aug 1 2011, 01:37:56 PM wrote:31/68, since #2 counts two entries that aren't in IMDB and I have only seen one of them.

BTW, the version of Brewster's Millions on the list is the 1985 one. Is this the right one? Just wondering, bc the original was pretty good.
Yep, whoever voted for it specified 1985 as the year.
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Post by Cippenham » August 1st, 2011, 8:18 pm

It was me, I prefer the 1985 version as a fan of Richard Pryor, but I could have chosen another film of his instead, I still find it funny if seen again so its good enough for me.

But I am starting on a mission back in time to the 1920s and 1930s, started yesterday as I starting to prefer these to modern films funny enough.
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Post by serri » August 2nd, 2011, 12:49 am

mightysparks on Jul 31 2011, 07:18:07 PM wrote:
Serriform on Jul 31 2011, 11:44:34 AM wrote:Could you make a note that I am referring to Lewis Klahr's film, False Aging?
Did I put the wrong one? I havent heard of most of these so I just chose the first relevant one that showed up...

Is it not on IMDb? I added it to the 'footnote' comments. If anyone notices any other mistakes, let me know.
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#108

Post by Knaldskalle » August 2nd, 2011, 6:08 am

17/67. Better than I expected.
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Post by beeswax » August 2nd, 2011, 8:35 am

mightysparks on Jul 31 2011, 09:54:07 AM wrote:I've started making these into a list on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/list/e3SUr3Jwb5A/

So far, I have seen 7/62 :(
26/68

Some of you have piqued my interest, though.
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Post by SeanMX12 » August 8th, 2011, 9:10 pm

bump bump

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Post by Kowry » August 8th, 2011, 9:29 pm

This is slightly off-topic, but as From Russia with Love is on the list, I'm very confused that its Finnish title is Salainen agentti 007 Istanbulissa, which translates to Secret Agent 007 in Istanbul. So how does Russia turn into Turkey?

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Post by burneyfan » August 8th, 2011, 9:34 pm

Kowry on Aug 8 2011, 03:29:04 PM wrote:This is slightly off-topic, but as From Russia with Love is on the list, I'm very confused that its Finnish title is Salainen agentti 007 Istanbulissa, which translates to Secret Agent 007 in Istanbul. So how does Russia turn into Turkey?
Most of the film takes place in Istanbul. Bond's love interest in the film works at the Soviet consulate there. :)

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#113

Post by Halie » August 9th, 2011, 3:18 am

Two of my favorites not on any list: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and Reality Bites (1994). For some reason I know a lot of people that hate both of these, which might explain why they're not on lists!

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#114

Post by Mr Hulot » August 9th, 2011, 5:07 am

Tokyo Sonata (2008)

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Post by TheMadcapLaughs » August 9th, 2011, 10:28 am

9 Variations on a Dance Theme (1967)
Duhul aurului (1977)

14/72

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Post by Quartoxuma » August 12th, 2011, 2:45 pm

Very Good idea. =)
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Post by jeff_v » August 15th, 2011, 11:33 pm

BadSmile on Aug 12 2011, 09:23:13 PM wrote:Der Freie Wille
Had to check to make sure this wasn't a German remake of Free Willy.

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Post by Knaldskalle » August 16th, 2011, 4:32 am

jeff_v on Aug 15 2011, 05:33:36 PM wrote:
BadSmile on Aug 12 2011, 09:23:13 PM wrote:Der Freie Wille
Had to check to make sure this wasn't a German remake of Free Willy.
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