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Year-by-Year Polls: 1991

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Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1991

#81

Post by insomnius » September 19th, 2018, 3:51 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
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.
The Gehr is not something that would appeal to most people, I'd say. Very focused on the visuals, shifting lights, shades and colors. But I hope you'll like it.

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Post by OldAle1 » September 19th, 2018, 4:05 pm

Well I've seen a few Gehr films and absolutely loved one of them (Side/Walk/Shuttle) so given that this is only 10 minutes I'm sure I'll make time for it. I wouldn't say I'm an absolute "fan" of the structuralists but I have a good deal of admiration for Snow (who I've seen the most from), Gehr and Frampton so it's an area I continue to very slowly explore. It would certainly help if some of Snow's and Gehr's work were available in nice copies a la the Criterion Frampton or Brakhage sets, but beggars can't be choosers and even when I lived in a city large enough to have film programs dedicated to experimental work we didn't always get pristine copies of things. And I couldn't always go, or had other priorities. I suppose we're better off now when there's at least the *chance* that some of this work will get restored and released commercially, and much of it's available in some form or another online.

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#83

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » September 19th, 2018, 4:18 pm

I actually really loved the use of the voice-over in 'Mbucuruyá' (or is it 'Mburucuyá'? ; I'm not sure... ). Fragmentary, complementary, multi-stranded and hypnotic. Really added to the cultural complexity of intersecting pursuits and travels that were contemplated with such transcendent imagination and poetic flair.

I wonder how well Acha's film will end up doing. Quite likely that jd and/or lynchs have seen it and (fingers crossed!) like it as much as we all seem to. Should certainly be in my top five.
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Post by jdidaco » September 19th, 2018, 4:42 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 4:18 pm
I actually really loved the use of the voice-over in 'Mbucuruyá' (or is it 'Mburucuyá'? ; I'm not sure... ). Fragmentary, complementary, multi-stranded and hypnotic. Really added to the cultural complexity of intersecting pursuits and travels that were contemplated with such transcendent imagination and poetic flair.

I wonder how well Acha's film will end up doing. Quite likely that jd and/or lynchs have seen it and (fingers crossed!) like it as much as we all seem to. Should certainly be in my top five.
It will definitely be on my list, glad it is getting so much love and attention - it was sy (where is he?) who brought attention to Acha when he nominated 'Standard' for the DtC ages ago. There's something that has been bugging me a bit though - the film's title is spelled incorrectly on both IMDb and iCM, it is not 'Mbucuruyá', but 'MbuRuCuyá', a Guarani name for a kind of tropical flower -

Image,

if someone more knowledgeable on IMDb ways could change that ...

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » September 19th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Thanks jd! Lovely to know. I should have remembered to check back the credits before typing.
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#86

Post by Simba63 » September 19th, 2018, 8:18 pm

My ranked list for 1991:

01. Beauty and the Beast
02. Terminator 2
03. Regarding Henry
04. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
05. Raise the Red Lantern
06. Only Yesterday
07. The Silence of the Lambs
08. JFK
09. The Elementary School
10. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
11. A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story
12. Talent for the Game
13. My Girl
14. Proof
15. The Double Life of Veronique
16. Dead Again
17. A Brighter Summer Day
18. Black Robe
19. Class Action
20. Dead Again

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#87

Post by insomnius » September 20th, 2018, 10:48 pm

jdidaco wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 4:42 pm
it was sy (where is he?) who brought attention to Acha when he nominated 'Standard' for the DtC ages ago.
Yes, credit should be given where it's due.
if someone more knowledgeable on IMDb ways could change that ...
I've added a correction. Let's wait and see if they accept it.

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Post by jdidaco » September 21st, 2018, 1:17 am

insomnius wrote:I've added a correction. Let's wait and see if they accept it.
Thank you, insomnius! :cheers:

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Post by Leopardi » September 21st, 2018, 2:14 am

1. The Silence of the Lambs
2. The Fisher King
3. Tous les matins du monde
4. Barton Fink
5. 35 Up
6. Night on Earth
7. Agantuk
8. Defending Your Life
9. Boyz in the Hood
10. JFK
11. The Resurrected
12. Van Gogh
13. Tui shou
14. Little Man Tate
15. Seryy Volk end Krasnaya Shapochka
16. Daughters of the Dust
17. Laafi - Tout va bien
18. Lik wong
19. Black Robe
20. La double vie de Véronique

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Post by Angel Glez » September 22nd, 2018, 9:43 am

Unranked ballot
Agantuk (The Stranger)
Backdraft
Bis ans Ende der Welt (Until the End of the World)
City of Hope
El patrullero (Highway Patrolman)
Europa
Fried Green Tomatoes
Grand Canyon
Kagerô (Heat Wave)
La mujer de Benjamín (Benjamin's Woman)
Mediterraneo
Musuko (My Sons)
Prica iz Hrvatske (Story from Croatia)
Rambling Rose
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Shuang-Qi-Zhen daoke (Swordsmen in Double Flag Town)
The Commitments
The Doctor
The Man in the Moon
Toto le héros (Toto the Hero)

Deliberately excluded (IMDb/TSPDT/S&S top 500)
Barton Fink
Beauty and the Beast
Da hong deng long gao gao gua
Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian
JFK
La double vie de Véronique
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Silence of the Lambs

To see before the deadline
Dai yûkai

Wanted
A Woman's Tale
Chateh al aftal ad-daï'ne
Let Him Have It

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Post by monclivie » September 22nd, 2018, 10:48 am

1. The Silence of the Lambs
2. Raise the Red Lantern
3. Only Yesterday
4. Barton Fink
5. Terminator 2
6. JFK
7. Dogfight
8. Shadows and Fog
9. A Year Along the Abandoned Road
10. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
11. Frankie and Johnny
12. Night on Earth

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#92

Post by lynchs » September 22nd, 2018, 3:50 pm

@OldAle1, an American que no habla español?

@Roger, that's a negative, I've seen Acha's 'Habeas Corpus', but not 'MbuRuCuyá'

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Post by OldAle1 » September 22nd, 2018, 4:01 pm

Not well enough that I want to watch a dialogue-heavy feature in it without subs - though I might take Spanish or German subs. I had Spanish in high school - over 30 years ago now - and my high school basically sucked and I suspect I learned about as much in those 4 years as a European in a good school would learn in a semester. I had more German, and I have picked up some French in part through being in Quebec a lot last decade, but I'm nowhere close to fluent in any of those languages and at best can understand bits and pieces if they're spoken slowly.

What do you expect? Even "educated" Americans are typically monolingual unless they grew up in an immigrant/multilingual family, or they're in a profession where multiple languages are necessary or highly beneficial. And I am not educated, intelligent, from a (recent) immigrant family, or in any profession at all.

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Post by lynchs » September 23rd, 2018, 1:19 pm

Understood, I was just curious. Btw, I never had Spanish in school, because Portuguese and Spanish are almost the same.

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Post by gromit82 » September 24th, 2018, 7:04 am

1. Beauty and the Beast ... Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise
2. The Silence of the Lambs ... Jonathan Demme
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day ... James Cameron
4. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse ... Fax Bahr & George Hickenlooper
5. Soapdish ... Michael Hoffman
6. City Slickers ... Ron Underwood
7. Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey ... Peter Hewitt
8. A Rage in Harlem ... Bill Duke
9. Thelma & Louise ... Ridley Scott
10. The Josephine Baker Story ... Brian Gibson
11. Flirting ... John Duigan
12. The Man in the Moon ... Robert Mulligan
13. (Blooper) Bunny! ... Greg Ford & Terry Lennon
14. Fast Food Matador ... Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
15. Fei ying gai wak / Operation Condor / Armour of God 2: Operation Condor ... Jackie Chan
16. Doc Hollywood ... Michael Caton-Jones

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Post by Onderhond » September 24th, 2018, 12:59 pm

01. Only Yesterday [Omohide Poro Poro] (1991)
02. Delicatessen (1991)
03. 964 Pinocchio (1991)
04. Once upon a Time in China [Wong Fei Hung] (1991)
05. A Chinese Ghost Story III [Sien Lui Yau Wan III: Do Do Do] (1991)
06. A Scene at the Sea [Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi] (1991)
07. Fan's Video [Otaku no Bideo] (1991)

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Post by Fergenaprido » September 24th, 2018, 5:24 pm

  1. The Silence of the Lambs
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Thelma and Louise
  4. Året gjennom Børfjord [A Year Along the Abandoned Road]
  5. My Own Private Idaho
  6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  7. Black Robe
  8. Delicatessen
  9. Da hong deng long gao gao gua [Raise the Red Lantern]
  10. Naked Lunch
  11. Seryy Volk end Krasnaya Shapochka [Grey Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood]
  12. Obecná škola [The Elementary School]
  13. For the Boys
  14. Hook
  15. The Addams Family
  16. Proof
  17. Kit Kat
  18. Fried Green Tomatoes
  19. Curly Sue
  20. The Lump
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Post by Jimi Antiloop » September 28th, 2018, 1:49 am

1. Kafka (Steven Soderbergh)
2. Shadows and Fog (Woddy Allen)
3. Barton Fink (Coen Brothers)
4. Switch (Blake Edwards)
5. Jungle Fever (Spike Lee)
6. Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg)
7. Raise the Red Lantern [Da hong deng long gao gao gua] (Zhang Yimou)
8. Until the End of the World [Bis ans Ende der Welt] (Wim Wenders)
9. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
10. Delicatessen (Marc Caro + Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
11. 976-Evil II [Astral Factor] (Jim Wynorski)
12. Dead Again (Kenneth Branagh)
13. Puppet Master 3: Toulon's Revenge (David DeCoteau)
14. World of Glory [Härlig är jorden] (Roy Anderson)
15. Slacker (Richard Linklater)
16. Shattered (Wolfgang Petersen)

Hope I can add some til deadline
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#99

Post by cinewest » September 28th, 2018, 5:05 am

:D Interesting. Looks like Double Life of Veronique is either prized or pretty much disregarded altogether.

Didn't realize it was such a controversial or divisive film
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Post by sol » September 28th, 2018, 5:53 am

Just watched the last 1991 film that I planned to see before submitting a ballot (no, it wasn't very good) so this will do me:

(out of 96 feature films seen)

1. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron)
3. JFK (Oliver Stone)
4. Shadows and Fog (Woody Allen)
5. Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg)
6. Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders)
7. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (Hector Babenco)
8. Defending Your Life (Albert Brooks)
9. Motorama (Barry Shils)
10. Obecná Škola (Jan Sverák)
11. Barton Fink (Coen & Coen)
12. There's Nothing Out There (Rolfe Kanfesky)
13. The People Under the Stairs (Wes Craven)
14. Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott)
15. Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse)
16. Kafka (Steven Soderbergh)
17. Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese)
18. Zentropa (Lars von Trier)
19. Slacker (Richard Linklater)
20. The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam)
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#101

Post by Mothravka » September 28th, 2018, 7:22 am

cinewest wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 5:05 am
:D Interesting. Looks like Double Life of Veronique is either prized or pretty much disregarded altogether.

Didn't realize it was such a controversial or divisive film
I don't think it's that controversial or divisive, I think it's other factors at play. For example, I like the film, but decided to keep my list to just ten titles, there's not that many more I've seen that I like from that year. But it was several years since I saw the film in question, as well as there being other titles that I like a bit more, that's why it didn't make it in my ranking. It will probably get a fair amount of points either way.

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#102

Post by albajos » September 28th, 2018, 7:39 am

Controversial is not the word. Polarizing perhaps. And I would think many saw stuff from that period in their teens which would make a movie like that boring.

And yes there are quite the difference in how people fill uo their tables. Some have seen few from that year and add all, and others have seen many and add only the top rated ones. And all other ways to fill inbetween.

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Post by St. Gloede » September 28th, 2018, 8:14 am

It would likely have been on my top 25 or top 30. It is a borderline great film for me.

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Post by cinewest » September 28th, 2018, 10:21 am

St. Gloede wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 8:14 am
It would likely have been on my top 25 or top 30. It is a borderline great film for me.
While I haven't seen nearly the number of films you have, St., it's hard for me to imagine a finer film in any year.

But then I think Kieslowski is one of the greatest filmmakers of his time, and that this is one of his best films
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Post by Onderhond » September 28th, 2018, 10:41 am

Gave it a 3.5*, fine film but my cut-off lies at 4* for these lists.

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Post by albajos » September 28th, 2018, 10:55 am

cinewest wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 10:21 am
it's hard for me to imagine many finer films in any year.

But then I think Kieslowski is one of the greatest filmmakers of his time, and that this is one of his greatest films
All which is subjective.

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Post by 3rd » September 28th, 2018, 10:58 am

cinewest wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 10:21 am
St. Gloede wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 8:14 am
It would likely have been on my top 25 or top 30. It is a borderline great film for me.
While I haven't seen the number of films you have, St., it's hard for me to imagine many finer films in any year.

But then I think Kieslowski is one of the greatest filmmakers of his time, and that this is one of his greatest films
It's been years since I actually rated movies, but it wouldn't likely make my top 100 for 1991 and so would neither Kieslowski do on a director list.

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Post by OldAle1 » September 28th, 2018, 1:30 pm

With a year like this one, there are also undoubtedly several people like me old enough to have seen the film when new - but who haven't seen it since, and so probably can't really justify placing it near the top of our lists even if we remember it well. And I doubt I'll watch it again in the next couple of days, and there are enough films that I can definitely call "great" for the year such that it certainly won't be in my top 10, and maybe not on my list at all.

That's one of the more obvious reasons why these polls - and really all polls - are just snapshots of what we collectively felt at the moment, with our imperfect memories, changing preferences, and blind spots.

I did re-watch the film that is almost certainly going to win this poll, the one about the guy who likes brains with his chianti, and found it every bit as non-great as it was in 1991; one of those films that still stumps me as to why it gets the praise it does (OK, people - especially here - are obsessed with violence and murder and horror, maybe I do get it). Not bad at all but not top 50 for the year let alone #1 for me.

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Post by albajos » September 28th, 2018, 1:50 pm

Now I'm sad.

It looked like in the start that it would be Da hong deng long gao gao gua. But things have changed indeed.

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Post by St. Gloede » September 28th, 2018, 3:06 pm

cinewest wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 10:21 am
St. Gloede wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 8:14 am
It would likely have been on my top 25 or top 30. It is a borderline great film for me.
While I haven't seen nearly the number of films you have, St., it's hard for me to imagine a finer film in any year.

But then I think Kieslowski is one of the greatest filmmakers of his time, and that this is one of his best films
I am not as enamoured by Jieslowski as you, though I love Red and Blue. It has been over a decade since I saw Veronique I believe so I am ill fit to comment, but I remember something about the passivity and frailty seeming a little empty to me. Perception made an interesting critique a little while ago stating that Kieslowski didn't quite understand women and wanted to simply present the this frail, sensitive mystery for us. That wasn't quite my take, but an interesting observation. It is possible that I would fall for it today however, my tastes have shifted drastially.

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Post by cinewest » September 28th, 2018, 4:38 pm

@ St. Gloede

You wrote:

"Perception made an interesting critique a little while ago stating that Kieslowski didn't quite understand women and wanted to simply present the this frail, sensitive mystery for us. That wasn't quite my take, but an interesting observation."

At the moment, this doesn't strike me as very true, as I remember Bleu mostly for Binoche's strong performance of an interesting female character who eventually steps out from under the shadow of her famous husband and becomes a full fledged woman / person.

As for "Veronique," it is absolutely brilliant. Soulful, spiritual, romantic, deeply engaging, visually stunning, and with a resplendent musical score.

There were a lot of good offbeat, surrealistic films in '91, but only Raise The Red Lantern, and Europa come close to creating the kind of unique, ambitious, and deep dive into cinema that Veronique did, at least from what I have seen (I've seen half of your top 20, by the way).

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Post by timshelboy » September 29th, 2018, 5:33 am

OldAle1 wrote:
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


HMs: IN BED WITH MADONNA; QUEEN'S LOGIC: DEAD AGAIN; MA VIE EST L'ENFER; DECEIVED; PARIS TROUT; GRAND CANYON and J'EMBRASSE PAS


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.
Hi Oldale

I didn't even know there was a weekly thread or where to find it (I don't find navigating this site very easy) but a thread on imdb2 has showed me the way so i'll try to spend some time there...

You (or other imdb1 refugees) might be interested in this "where are they now..." thread about old imdb posters on imdb2

http://imdb2.freeforums.net/thread/4533 ... ers?page=8

Best of 57 predictions ????

Well neither of us would need a judge and jury to help us name the starting front runner here - Lumet's widely seen and rightly lauded liberal drama - splendid use of single set and magnificent cast at the top of their game.

If Foreignia more valued here than on old classic board as you say then I'm guessing THRONE OF BLOOD, CABIRIA and WHITE NIGHTS will place highly. EDIT and the two Bergman offerings mentioned by opio upthread

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS and PATHS OF GLORY are much admired generally - and I'm guessing both will make top 10 (although they'll only get HMs from me)

Wilder's Christie adaptation is widely seen so might do OK too. Ditto the Sturges western.

FUNNY FACE leads a batch of above par musicals (PAL JOEY, PAJAMA GAME, SILK STOCKINGS) but can any of them break the genre curse on CFB ballots?

Good ones that may of flown under the radar - if folk looking to add to their viewing schedules - include

ABANDON SHIP/SEVEN WAVES AWAY - grim but gripping overcrowded lifeboat drama, with Tyrone Power getting one of his best roles as skipper deciding which passengers take an early bath to ensure boat does not sink

NO DOWN PAYMENT -slick soaper about 4 young married couples in new housing development, rape and racism among the subplots.

LES ESPIONS - terrific thriller from Clouzot with Ustinov and delicious Martita Hunt amongst bizarre collection of shady characers up to no good in an asylum....

CHINA GATE - my favourite Fuller - a war drama with sexy Angie Dickinson and Nat King Cole among the troops... :rolleyes:

THE SEVENTH SIN - THE PAINTED VEIL remake with strong turns from Eleanor Parker and ideally cast George Sanders as Maugham character/narrator

JUSQUE AU DERNIER - neat "thieves fall out" thriller with exotic circus setting and early J Moreau "comforting" the gang....
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Post by Old Aussie » September 29th, 2018, 6:11 am

1 JFK
2 The Silence of the Lambs
3 Thelma & Louise
4 The Rocketeer
5 Proof
6 Terminator 2
7 Soapdish
8 Grand Canyon
9 City Slickers
10 Bugsy
11 Dead Again
12 The Fisher King
13 Black Robe
14 Point Break
15 Barton Fink
16 La Belle Noiseuse
17 Year of the Gun
18 The Double Life of Véronique
19 Let Him Have It
20 Class Action

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Post by Opio » September 29th, 2018, 7:34 am

timshelboy wrote:
September 29th, 2018, 5:33 am
Best of 57 predictions ????

Well neither of us would need a judge and jury to help us name the starting front runner here - Lumet's widely seen and rightly lauded liberal drama - splendid use of single set and magnificent cast at the top of their game.

If Foreignia more valued here than on old classic board as you say then I'm guessing THRONE OF BLOOD, CABIRIA and WHITE NIGHTS will place highly.
I guess Bergman is out of vogue somewhat, but two of his most famous are from '57 on :imdb: : The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries. They'll probably be high on my list.

May try to find China Gate -- thanks for the tip.

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Post by timshelboy » September 29th, 2018, 7:56 am

Opio wrote:
September 29th, 2018, 7:34 am
timshelboy wrote:
September 29th, 2018, 5:33 am
Best of 57 predictions ????

Well neither of us would need a judge and jury to help us name the starting front runner here - Lumet's widely seen and rightly lauded liberal drama - splendid use of single set and magnificent cast at the top of their game.

If Foreignia more valued here than on old classic board as you say then I'm guessing THRONE OF BLOOD, CABIRIA and WHITE NIGHTS will place highly.
I guess Bergman is out of vogue somewhat, but two of his most famous are from '57 on :imdb: : The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries. They'll probably be high on my list.

May try to find China Gate -- thanks for the tip.

Oh thanks Opio - I confess in my earlier post I was only suggesting titles I have seen (and liked) myself ...I had dug out my file of movies I rate 6/10 or more (arranged chronologically) to plan my 57 ballot... so that was what I had in front of me as an (highly subjective and incomplete) aide memoir to remind me of that year's contenders. I hadn't even considered the chances of ones not seen (or not liked enough) yet... but Yes of course the Bergmans will do well (maybe even win if Ale correct about interests/biases of posters here as being less Hollywoodcentric than imdb1).. but I'm ashamed to admit that i have seen neither :blink:

Here is CHINA GATE - hope you enjoy !


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Post by Opio » September 29th, 2018, 8:51 pm

Thanks for the link, tim, that was easy to find I guess :D

Here's my ranked 1991 list:
1 Double Life of Veronique, The
2 Proof
3 La Belle Noiseuse
4 Rhapsody in August
5 Brighter Summer Day, A
6 Defending Your Life
7 Mediterraneo
8 Toto the Hero
9 Life for Life: Maximilian Kolbe
10 Brief History of Time, A
11 Hearts of Darkness
12 Let Him Have It
13 Van Gogh
14 Bai Ganyo on His Way to Europe
15 Cairo as Told by Youssef Chahine
16 Lovers on the Bridge, The
17 Shadows and Fog
18 Rubin and Ed
19 Wax, or the Discovery of Television among the Bees
20 Night on Earth

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Post by Good_Will_Harding » September 30th, 2018, 12:24 am

My birth year! Also not a year I'm terribly proficient in, but alas I'll cobble together a list here for y'all:

1. The Sandman
2. Boyz n the Hood
3. Only Yesterday
4. A Brighter Summer Day
5. Beauty & the Beast
6. The Silence of the Lambs
7. JFK
8. Jaquot de Nantes
9. The People Under the Stairs
10. La belle noiseuse

11. Barton Fink
12. The Double Life of Veronique
13. My Own Private Idaho
14. Hearts of Darkness: A FIlmmaker's Apocalypse
15. Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country
16. Europa
17. A Brief History of Time
18. Point Break
19. Shadows and Fog
20. Godzilla vs King Ghidorah

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Post by jdidaco » September 30th, 2018, 1:01 am

Stunning year!

(if possible, I'll rank the first one only; if not, everything unranked)

1. Royaume (Hurtado/Hurtado)

Mburucuyá, cuadros de la naturaleza (Acha)
Arthur Rimbaud - Une biographie (Dindo)
Van Gogh (Pialat)
J'entends plus la guitare (Garrel)
Lune froide (Bouchitey)
Les antiquités de Rome (Rousseau)
Der zynische Körper (Emigholz)
Der Strass (Höntsch)
Malina (Schroeter)
Toki ga fubuku (Kanai)
Femina (Szulkin, RIP)
Satana (Aristov)
Trys dienos (Bartas)
Sto dney do prikaza (Erkenov)
Papa, umer Ded Moroz (Yufit)
Tretya planeta (Rogozhkin)
Schastlivye dni (Balabanov)
Uroki v kontse vesny (Kavun)
Anna Karamazoff (Khamdamov)

...and several more I love as much! Thank you for hosting, OldAle!

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 30th, 2018, 1:16 am

jdidaco wrote:
September 30th, 2018, 1:01 am
Stunning year!

(if possible, I'll rank the first one only; if not, everything unranked)

1. Royaume (Hurtado/Hurtado)

Mburucuyá, cuadros de la naturaleza (Acha)
Arthur Rimbaud - Une biographie (Dindo)
Van Gogh (Pialat)
J'entends plus la guitare (Garrel)
Lune froide (Bouchitey)
Les antiquités de Rome (Rousseau)
Der zynische Körper (Emigholz)
Der Strass (Höntsch)
Malina (Schroeter)
Toki ga fubuku (Kanai)
Femina (Szulkin, RIP)
Satana (Aristov)
Trys dienos (Bartas)
Sto dney do prikaza (Erkenov)
Papa, umer Ded Moroz (Yufit)
Tretya planeta (Rogozhkin)
Schastlivye dni (Balabanov)
Uroki v kontse vesny (Kavun)
Anna Karamazoff (Khamdamov)

...and several more I love as much! Thank you for hosting, OldAle!
Hi JD,I hope you are having a good weekend,and after recently having seen her 1957 run,I was wondering how you found Moreau in Anna Karamazoff to be?

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » September 30th, 2018, 1:38 am

jdidaco wrote:
September 30th, 2018, 1:01 am
Der zynische Körper (Emigholz)
Malina (Schroeter)
Femina (Szulkin, RIP)
Satana (Aristov)
Uroki v kontse vesny (Kavun)
Amazing list, jd! Particularly interested in these five that I've picked out. I think I have a copy of the Schroeter film to hand so I might try to see that tonight/tomorrow before finalising my ballot.
That's all, folks!

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