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Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1991

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » September 12th, 2018, 4:41 pm

After seeing Richard Linklater's Slacker on a couple of lists so far, it made me think how the hell I had somehow forgotten to include it in my own list since that film would easily find a spot in my favs of the year. I had always seen it listed as a 1991 film before, including on IMDB, but now IMDB apparently has it as a 1990 release? Maybe they became aware of a previously overlooked festival screening that made them change the year. I suppose we're following the IMDB listed year to the letter of the law, so Slacker would be excluded here?
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Post by St. Gloede » September 12th, 2018, 4:51 pm

rnilsson19 wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 4:35 pm
St. Gloede wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 4:57 pm
While I consider each film on this list great, it is missing the crowning jewel, this is my watchlist for the year. Anything I should ensure I see before the deadline: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls069640484/

World of Glory is worth a watch, though not a 1991 film? Would have been on my list otherwise.

I'd like to give a shout-out to City of Hope, not entirely successful but a really nice, sprawling, proto-The Wire examination of an American city.
Must have been considered '91 when I made the list.

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Post by cinewest » September 13th, 2018, 3:47 am

@St. Gloede

"While I consider each film on this list great, it is missing the crowning jewel, this is my watchlist for the year. Anything I should ensure I see before the deadline: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls069640484/ "

I don't see the Double Life of Veronique on your list, and that is my crowning jewel.
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Post by Ebbywebby » September 13th, 2018, 4:59 am

I'd like to give a shout-out to Alex Cox's "Highway Patrolman," which the passage of time has pretty much obliterated.

1991...man. A lot of movies of modestly good quality that I never saw a second time and don't especially care to revisit. Fuzzy memory. If the poll mattered more, I would stop myself from voting because I'm not confident with this list.

1. Barton Fink
2. La Belle Noiseuse
3. Hearts of Darkness: A FIlmmaker's Apocalypse
4. Proof
5. The Double Life of Veronique
6. Boyz n the Hood
7. The Fisher King
8. At Play in the Fields of the Lord
9. Beauty and the Beast
10. Delicatessen
11. Europa
12. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
13. The Lovers on the Bridge
14. Highway Patrolman
15. 35 Up
16. Slacker
17. High Heels

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Post by timshelboy » September 13th, 2018, 12:28 pm

1) THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
2) THE PRINCE OF TIDES
3 JUNGLE FEVER
4 CLOSE MY EYES
5 POINT BREAK
6 PRIME SUSPECT (TV)
7 THELMA AND LOUISE
8 BARTON FINK
9 MORTAL THOUGHTS
10 FOR THE BOYS
11 THE OBJECT OF BEAUTY
12 MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
13 NIGHT ON EARTH
14 THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS
15 SHADOWS AND FOG
16 PROOF
17 HIGH HEELS
18 CAPE FEAR
19 HOMICIDE
20 THE COMMITMENTS

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Predictions? From the look of other ballots Hannibal will do well - as will LES AMANTS DE PONT NEUF, VERONIQUE and the Rivette. BARTON FINK not doing as well as Coen's used to do in these things

Obscurities - None really although Poliakoff's incest drama CLOSE MY EYES may have flown under a few radars... and am I really the only fan of PRINCE OF TIDES???? :o for me it has an old school, majestically overblown quality to it that you just might buy into if you can get over how hilariously unprofessional the shrink is. :rolleyes: I know Babs a dealbreaker for many ( I'm no fanboy myself) and she's a double threat here, directing and appearing ...although Nolte is focal point of story/lead - but if you have not seen it and are looking for new views I'd say give it a go - lush score and cinematography especially impressive - you may be surprised. Lowenstein Lowenstein ! indeed!

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Post by OldAle1 » September 13th, 2018, 1:21 pm

joachimt wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 7:29 pm
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 10:30 am
joachimt wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 4:53 am

Is there a rule about which titles are listed? Minimum amount of voters? Minimum amount of points? I'd like to put something like that in the description, especially if the number of movies in each list will be different.
I think the general guiding principle is that every film that gets three votes and at least thirty points makes the list for any given year. I think that's it.
This doesn't seem right. I've down two so far and just started on the third one. 1940 was 2 votes and 20 points, 1981 was 3 votes and 20 points, 2005 was 3 votes and 35 points. Seems pretty random to me.
When I used to do the polls on IMDb my rule was 35 points & 3 votes, and I was considering upping that at the point the site was closed. Even 3 & 35 seemed skimpy to me because we had at various points little cliques that would all vote the same very obscure film first and it would end up appearing fairly high on the final results with no other votes, but we had more voters sometimes on the CFB (over 70 once or twice), and there was typically a little less variety among them - it was more Hollywood-centric. So a little different. 3/30 might make more sense here but it really is also about the year and turnout, you're just not going to have a good top 50 or more from years before 1928 or so for example.

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Post by OldAle1 » September 13th, 2018, 1:24 pm

timshelboy wrote:
September 13th, 2018, 12:28 pm
1) THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
2) THE PRINCE OF TIDES
3 JUNGLE FEVER
4 CLOSE MY EYES
5 POINT BREAK
6 PRIME SUSPECT (TV)
7 THELMA AND LOUISE
8 BARTON FINK
9 MORTAL THOUGHTS
10 FOR THE BOYS
11 THE OBJECT OF BEAUTY
12 MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
13 NIGHT ON EARTH
14 THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS
15 SHADOWS AND FOG
16 PROOF
17 HIGH HEELS
18 CAPE FEAR
19 HOMICIDE
20 THE COMMITMENTS


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Predictions? From the look of other ballots Hannibal will do well - as will LES AMANTS DE PONT NEUF, VERONIQUE and the Rivette. BARTON FINK not doing as well as Coen's used to do in these things

Obscurities - None really although Poliakoff's incest drama CLOSE MY EYES may have flown under a few radars... and am I really the only fan of PRINCE OF TIDES???? :o for me it has an old school, majestically overblown quality to it that you just might buy into if you can get over how hilariously unprofessional the shrink is. :rolleyes: I know Babs a dealbreaker for many and she's a double threat here... but if you have not seen it and are looking for new views I'd say give it a go - you may be surprised.


:D Hi Oldale - like the new avatar ( I loved it too)... I seem to have accidentally deleted mine and can't load it back
Always good to see your rare appearances here tim! Would love to see you on the weekly thread too...

I can't really get behind Silence, not sure it'd be even in my top 50 for the year, but I'd be surprised if it didn't win here as it did whenever we did this year on the CFB. Oscar + serial-killer horror, you can't get more poll-friendly than that.

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#48

Post by joachimt » September 13th, 2018, 5:56 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
September 13th, 2018, 1:21 pm
joachimt wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 7:29 pm
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 10:30 am


I think the general guiding principle is that every film that gets three votes and at least thirty points makes the list for any given year. I think that's it.
This doesn't seem right. I've down two so far and just started on the third one. 1940 was 2 votes and 20 points, 1981 was 3 votes and 20 points, 2005 was 3 votes and 35 points. Seems pretty random to me.
When I used to do the polls on IMDb my rule was 35 points & 3 votes, and I was considering upping that at the point the site was closed. Even 3 & 35 seemed skimpy to me because we had at various points little cliques that would all vote the same very obscure film first and it would end up appearing fairly high on the final results with no other votes, but we had more voters sometimes on the CFB (over 70 once or twice), and there was typically a little less variety among them - it was more Hollywood-centric. So a little different. 3/30 might make more sense here but it really is also about the year and turnout, you're just not going to have a good top 50 or more from years before 1928 or so for example.
I'll mention the cutoff in each list I make.
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Post by outdoorcats » September 14th, 2018, 1:30 am

1. Poison
2. The Double Life of Veronique
3. The Fisher King
4. Barton Fink
5. Lovers on the Bridge
6. My Own Private Idaho
7. Tous les matins du monde
8. Raise the Red Lantern
9. The Silence of the Lambs
10. Europa
11. In Titan's Goblet [sh.]
12. The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia [sh.]
13. Solo con tu pareja
14. Thelma and Louise
15. Beauty and the Beast

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Post by insomnius » September 14th, 2018, 5:42 pm

Impossible to rank, but I'll try anyway.

1. Les antiquités de Rome (Jean-Claude Rousseau)
2. Rear Window (Ernie Gehr)
3. Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (Stan Brakhage)
4. Trys dienos / Three Days (Sharunas Bartas)
5. Latino Bar (Paul Leduc)
6. Mbucuruyá, cuadros de la naturaleza (Jorge Acha)
7. Veradardz avetyats yerkir / Return to the Promised Land (Harutyun Khachatryan)
8. Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (David Blair)
9. Der Strass / Rhinestones (Andreas Höntsch)
10. Papa, umer ded moroz / Father, Santa Klaus Has Died (Yevgeny Yufit)
11. Toki ga fubuku / The Stormy Times (Katsu Kanai)
12. Thursday (Leighton Pierce)
13. Principles of Harmonic Motion (Leighton Pierce)
14. Massillon (William E. Jones) thanks for the rec, Art.
15. Babel - lettre à mes amis restés en Belgique (Boris Lehman)
16. Sabbat / Sabbath (Ernest & Gisèle Ansorge)
17. Queen of Diamonds (Nina Menkes)
18. Home Less Home (Bill Brand)
19. A Breakdown (and) After the Mental Hospital (Anne Charlotte Robertson)*
20. I Know the Way to the Hofbrauhaus (Herbert Achternbusch)

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Post by lynchs » September 14th, 2018, 5:59 pm

2. Rear Window (***** ****) Hitchcock's remake?

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Post by insomnius » September 14th, 2018, 9:58 pm

lynchs wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 5:59 pm
2. Rear Window (***** ****) Hitchcock's remake?
That would be stretching it a bit, but the reference is there alright.

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Post by lynchs » September 14th, 2018, 10:05 pm

tehe just messing with you :woot:

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » September 14th, 2018, 10:27 pm

insomnius wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 5:42 pm
6. Mbucuruyá, cuadros de la naturaleza (Jorge Acha)
:wub: Amazing to see this in your list, insomnius. Watched it yesterday and it blew me away. Experimentalism that plays almost as a fever dream. A remarkable and visually intoxicating exploration of Humboldt's travels. It'll be high on my ballot as well.
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Post by insomnius » September 14th, 2018, 10:36 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 10:27 pm
insomnius wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 5:42 pm
6. Mbucuruyá, cuadros de la naturaleza (Jorge Acha)
:wub: Amazing to see this in your list, insomnius. Watced it yesterday and it blew me away. Experimentalism that plays almost as a fever dream. A remarkable and visually intoxicating exploration of Humboldt's travels. It'll be high on my ballot as well.
Yeah, it's a treat. Check out Acha's other films as well if you haven't already. Looking forward to your list. :cheers:

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Post by MoTH » September 15th, 2018, 3:19 am

Ranked list: Will update as time permits.

1. La Belle noiseuse - The Noisy Troublemaker (Jacques Rivette)
2. Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian - A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
3. Da hong deng long gao gao gua - Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
4. Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat)
5. Ruan Lingyu - Center Stage (Stanley Kwan)
6. To meteoro vima tou pelargou - The Suspended Step of the Stork (Theodoros Angelopoulos)
7. Yumeji (Seijun Suzuki)
8. Da taijian Li Lianying - Li Lianying, the Imperial Eunuch (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
9. Mosaferan - Travellers (Bahram Beizai)
10. JFK (Oliver Stone)
11. Delicatessen (Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
12. Kafka (Steven Soderbergh)
13. Slacker (Richard Linklater)
14. Les Amants du Pont-Neuf - The Lovers on the Bridge (Leos Carax)
15. J'entends plus la guitare - I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (Philippe Garrel)
16. Wong Fei Hung - Once Upon a Time in China (Tsui Hark)
17. Entre deux soeurs - Two Sisters (Caroline Leaf)
18. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
19. La Double vie de Veronique - The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
20. Kyoto, My Mother's Place (Nagisa Oshima)

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Post by hurluberlu » September 15th, 2018, 8:57 am

1 . Life on String / Bian zou bian chang ( Kaige Chen )
2 . Raise the Red Lantern / Da hong deng long gao gao gua ( Yimou Zhang )
3 . Delicatessen ( Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet )
4 . Center Stage / Ruan Lingyu ( Stanley Kwan )
5 . A Brighter Summer Day / Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian ( Edward Yang )
6 . The Silence of the Lambs ( Jonathan Demme )
7 . Lovers on the Bridge / Les amants du Pont-Neuf ( Leos Carax )
8 . The Commitments ( Alan Parker )
9 . Shadows and Fog ( Woody Allen )
10 . Until the End of the World / Bis ans Ende der Welt ( Wim Wenders )
11 . Only Yesterday / Omohide poro poro ( Isao Takahata )
12 . Europa ( Lars von Trier )
13 . La double vie de Véronique ( Krzysztof Kieslowski )
14 . Boyz n the Hood ( John Singleton )
15 . Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse )
16 . Van Gogh ( Maurice Pialat )
17 . A Scene at the Sea / Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi ( Takeshi Kitano )
18 . Night on Earth ( Jim Jarmusch )
19 . Barton Fink ( Ethan Coen, Joel Coen )
20 . Jungle Fever ( Spike Lee )
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Post by mathiasa » September 15th, 2018, 7:19 pm

1. Cool as Ice
2. Point Break
3. Les amants du Pont-Neuf
4. Cape Fear
5. Urga
6. Night on Earth
7. Jacquot de Nantes
8. Pappa ante Portas
9. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
10. Hot Shots!
11. Beauty and the Beast
12. 35 Up
13. Moon Drum: Memories of Prehistory
14. There's Nothing Out There
15. Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown
16. City Slickers
17. Van Gogh
18. Ruan Lingyu
19. The Sandman
20. Dogfight

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR COOL AS ICE OR YOUR LIST WILL BE REJECTED.

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Post by connordenney » September 15th, 2018, 11:42 pm

1. THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
2. SURVIVING DESIRE (Hal Hartley)
3. BARTON FINK (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
4. POISON (Todd Haynes)
5. VAN GOGH (Maurice Pialat)
6. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (Jonathan Demme)
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Post by 72allinncallme » September 15th, 2018, 11:46 pm

Nice with the colors and everything, but I think you got the year wrong connordenny.

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Post by connordenney » September 15th, 2018, 11:48 pm

72allinncallme wrote:
September 15th, 2018, 11:46 pm
Nice with the colors and everything, but I think you got the year wrong connordenny.
Yeah just fixed it. Could've sworn I saw 2011!

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Post by Ebbywebby » September 16th, 2018, 12:18 am

mathiasa wrote:
September 15th, 2018, 7:19 pm
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR COOL AS ICE OR YOUR LIST WILL BE REJECTED.
This may become a duel between the "Cool as Ice" and "Drop Dead Fred" posses.

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Post by lynchs » September 16th, 2018, 1:03 pm

didn't know VanillaBaby was a actor, now I know.

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Post by albajos » September 16th, 2018, 1:11 pm

he still isn't

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Post by lynchs » September 16th, 2018, 1:46 pm

What about Clint Eastwood? He's an actor? John Wayne? 50 Cent?? :woot:

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Post by albajos » September 16th, 2018, 5:16 pm

Yes, they are acting. Gran Torino, The Shootist, All Things Fall Apart are all great character studies from these three.

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Post by lynchs » September 16th, 2018, 9:13 pm

Sure :thumbsup:

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Post by brokenface » September 17th, 2018, 6:33 pm

1. The Double Life of Veronique
2. Europa
3. Raise the Red Lantern
4. Night on Earth
5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
6. Naked Lunch
7. Les amants du Pont-Neuf
8. Barton Fink
9. A Scene at the Sea
10. Only Yesterday
11. The Silence of the Lambs
12. La belle noiseuse
13. Agantuk / The Stranger
14. Delicatessen
15. Boyz n the Hood
16. Proof
17. JFK
18. Beauty & the Beast
19. Highway Patrolman
20. The Fisher King

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Post by Rufus-T » September 18th, 2018, 2:58 pm

joachimt wrote:
September 13th, 2018, 5:56 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
September 13th, 2018, 1:21 pm
joachimt wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 7:29 pm

This doesn't seem right. I've down two so far and just started on the third one. 1940 was 2 votes and 20 points, 1981 was 3 votes and 20 points, 2005 was 3 votes and 35 points. Seems pretty random to me.
When I used to do the polls on IMDb my rule was 35 points & 3 votes, and I was considering upping that at the point the site was closed. Even 3 & 35 seemed skimpy to me because we had at various points little cliques that would all vote the same very obscure film first and it would end up appearing fairly high on the final results with no other votes, but we had more voters sometimes on the CFB (over 70 once or twice), and there was typically a little less variety among them - it was more Hollywood-centric. So a little different. 3/30 might make more sense here but it really is also about the year and turnout, you're just not going to have a good top 50 or more from years before 1928 or so for example.
I'll mention the cutoff in each list I make.
We tend to have a cut off at 2 for the earlier years, at least for me. Fewer films available in earlier years, a cut off of 3 would overly shorten the list.

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Post by joachimt » September 18th, 2018, 4:02 pm

Rufus-T wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 2:58 pm
joachimt wrote:
September 13th, 2018, 5:56 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
September 13th, 2018, 1:21 pm


When I used to do the polls on IMDb my rule was 35 points & 3 votes, and I was considering upping that at the point the site was closed. Even 3 & 35 seemed skimpy to me because we had at various points little cliques that would all vote the same very obscure film first and it would end up appearing fairly high on the final results with no other votes, but we had more voters sometimes on the CFB (over 70 once or twice), and there was typically a little less variety among them - it was more Hollywood-centric. So a little different. 3/30 might make more sense here but it really is also about the year and turnout, you're just not going to have a good top 50 or more from years before 1928 or so for example.
I'll mention the cutoff in each list I make.
We tend to have a cut off at 2 for the earlier years, at least for me. Fewer films available in earlier years, a cut off of 3 would overly shorten the list.
For the 8 lists I did so far, I found 7 different kinds of cut-offs. :lol:
1940 - 2 votes and 20 points
1981 - 3 votes and 20 points
2005 - 3 votes and 35 points
1927 - 3 votes
1968 - 3 votes and 30 points
1939 - 2 votes (except two titles that received 1 vote, but were ranked #1 by their voters)
1976 - 40 points
1997 - 3 votes and 30 points

I don't mind the differences though. As long as the lists are ranked you can choose for yourself how low you keep diving into it. It's not like they will be official one day.
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Post by MNA » September 19th, 2018, 12:01 am

1. Hot Shots! (Jim Abrahams)
2. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (David Zucker)
3. Motorama (Barry Shils)
4. Toto Le Héros (Jaco Van Dormael)
5. Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott)
6. Drop Dead Fred (Ate De Jong)
7. Delicatessen (Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
8. The Doors (Oliver Stone)
9. At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (Hector Babenco)
10. The Silence Of The Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
11. Beauty And The Beast (Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)
12. Hook (Steven Spielberg)
13. Shadows And Fog (Woody Allen)
14. Europa (Lars Von Trier)
15. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron)
16. Prospero's Books (Peter Greenaway)
17. Child's Play 3 (Jack Bender)
18. Manta - Der Film (Peter Timm)
19. Eline Vere (Harry Kümel)
20. The Prince Of Tides (Barbra Streisand)

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Post by sushantv10 » September 19th, 2018, 4:47 am

1. Terminator 2
2. Beauty and the Beast
3. La Belle Noiseuse
4. Double life of veronique
5. Bharatham
6. Godfather(1991)
7. Only Yesterday
8. Hearts of darkness
9. Robin Hood
10. Manipulation(short)
11. 35 Up
12. Into the woods
13. Raise the red lantern
14. Delicatessen
15. Silence of the lambs
16. Hear my Cry
17. A Brighter Summer Day
18. Center Stage
19. The Stranger
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Post by viktor-vaudevillain » September 19th, 2018, 11:27 am

Maybe I'll get to see 1 or 2 1991 films before the poll closes. I tend to watch many 90's films. Many of these I haven't rewatched for an eternity. The first two are all-time favorites though.

1. Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian / A Brighter Summer Day
2. La double vie de Véronique / The Two Lives of Veronique
3. Bian zou bian chang / Life on a String
4. Fishing With John (mini-series)
5. Året gjennom Børfjord / A Year Along the Abandoned Road (short)
6. Europa
7. Les amants de Pont-Neuf / Lovers on the Bridge
8. Lessons From a Calf
9. Kafka
10. Naked Lunch
11. Da hong deng long gao gao gua / Raise the Red Lantern
12. Night on Earth
13. The Comb (short)
14. Barton Fink
15. My Own Private Idaho
16. Omohide poro poro / Only Yesterday
17. The Silence of the Lambs
18. Delicatessen
19. Point Break
20. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Post by OldAle1 » September 19th, 2018, 2:19 pm

insomnius wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 10:36 pm
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September 14th, 2018, 10:27 pm
insomnius wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 5:42 pm
6. Mbucuruyá, cuadros de la naturaleza (Jorge Acha)
:wub: Amazing to see this in your list, insomnius. Watced it yesterday and it blew me away. Experimentalism that plays almost as a fever dream. A remarkable and visually intoxicating exploration of Humboldt's travels. It'll be high on my ballot as well.
Yeah, it's a treat. Check out Acha's other films as well if you haven't already. Looking forward to your list. :cheers:
Just watched this last night, pretty remarkable stuff and will likely make my top 10, certainly top 20 for the year. And 500<400 also!

I haven't made a thorough search yet but are any of Acha's other films available with subs, or relatively watchable without if one's knowledge of Spanish is sketchy?

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Post by sol » September 19th, 2018, 2:43 pm

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After seeing Richard Linklater's Slacker on a couple of lists so far, it made me think how the hell I had somehow forgotten to include it in my own list since that film would easily find a spot in my favs of the year. I had always seen it listed as a 1991 film before, including on IMDB, but now IMDB apparently has it as a 1990 release? Maybe they became aware of a previously overlooked festival screening that made them change the year. I suppose we're following the IMDB listed year to the letter of the law, so Slacker would be excluded here?
It's been almost a week since you put that question forward, and since nobody has challenged it, I would take it that Slacker is probably eligible this round. I'll certainly include it in my ballot - when I submit it closer to the due date. Of course, the hosts have been just as consistent with IMDb release date changes as with the minimum cut-off when hosting (yes, I'm still bummed that Act of Violence was declared ineligible as both a 1948 and 1949 film) so I stand to be corrected, but I would go ahead and include Slacker in the meantime if you wish to.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » September 19th, 2018, 3:13 pm

sol wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 2:43 pm
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After seeing Richard Linklater's Slacker on a couple of lists so far, it made me think how the hell I had somehow forgotten to include it in my own list since that film would easily find a spot in my favs of the year. I had always seen it listed as a 1991 film before, including on IMDB, but now IMDB apparently has it as a 1990 release? Maybe they became aware of a previously overlooked festival screening that made them change the year. I suppose we're following the IMDB listed year to the letter of the law, so Slacker would be excluded here?
It's been almost a week since you put that question forward, and since nobody has challenged it, I would take it that Slacker is probably eligible this round. I'll certainly include it in my ballot - when I submit it closer to the due date. Of course, the hosts have been just as consistent with IMDb release date changes as with the minimum cut-off when hosting (yes, I'm still bummed that Act of Violence was declared ineligible as both a 1948 and 1949 film) so I stand to be corrected, but I would go ahead and include Slacker in the meantime if you wish to.
I appreciate the reply, sol. Yeah, I'll go ahead and sneak Slacker into my list now, and I'll wait to see if OldAle wants to chime in regarding what we should do with cases like this one.
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Post by OldAle1 » September 19th, 2018, 3:20 pm

I'll allow it. There was never a hard-and-fast rule about such things, in part because IMDb is so unreliable and dates can sometimes seem to change willy-nilly several times in a span of just a year or two. And also because there's no easy way to keep track of the changes, and given that we skip around from year to year it might be a while before we do 1990, and it's entirely possible the date will have changed again by then. It kind of sucks no matter how you slice it because a lot of folks go off their own lists that they may have compiled several years ago and they are used to a certain date as being "correct" and it throws everything off when it's not. The alternate is to be really strict and absolute about IMDb dates as they are when you run the poll, and then you end up with stuff like the film sol mentions - also a favorite of mine that would probably rank in my top 10 of either '48 or '49.

So in sum, Slacker: IN.

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » September 19th, 2018, 3:30 pm

Awesome, thanks Ale! :thumbsup:
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Post by insomnius » September 19th, 2018, 3:34 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 2:19 pm
insomnius wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 10:36 pm
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September 14th, 2018, 10:27 pm


:wub: Amazing to see this in your list, insomnius. Watced it yesterday and it blew me away. Experimentalism that plays almost as a fever dream. A remarkable and visually intoxicating exploration of Humboldt's travels. It'll be high on my ballot as well.
Yeah, it's a treat. Check out Acha's other films as well if you haven't already. Looking forward to your list. :cheers:
Just watched this last night, pretty remarkable stuff and will likely make my top 10, certainly top 20 for the year. And 500<400 also!

I haven't made a thorough search yet but are any of Acha's other films available with subs, or relatively watchable without if one's knowledge of Spanish is sketchy?
Cool, another fan.

I watched 'Standard', 'Habeas Corpus' and 'Impasse' a few years ago on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzZJw ... yGrHyhrTA/
Apparently a couple in hd now, here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6v2zH ... LRfcOCI9Q/

Can't really remember if there were any subs, but as far as I recall there's not much dialogue if any at all. Either way, I don't speak a word of Spanish, nada, so I think you'll do fine.

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Post by OldAle1 » September 19th, 2018, 3:36 pm

It does look like dialogue is at the very least less important than it is in the one I saw, though thinking about it it's certainly the visuals and editing that are most remarkable, even if I am glad that I could understand the "narrative" such as it is.

Anyway thanks for adding another director to my list! Like I need more stuff to watch :lol: I'll probably watch the Ernie Gehr film on your list as well before I submit my own list but that's probably as much experimental work as I can handle over the next few days.

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