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Year--by-Year Polls - 1991 - RESULTS!

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Year--by-Year Polls - 1991 - RESULTS!

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Post by OldAle1 » October 16th, 2018, 2:43 pm

Here are the results and some statistics for the 1991 Year by Year Poll.

Total ballots: 65
Total films mentioned: 298

For this year, I will be highlighting as "obscure" those films with under 1000 votes from IMDb users.

In this poll, for ranked ballots, the top-ranked film received a number of points equal to the number of films on the ballot, with each succeeding film receiving one fewer point. For unranked ballots, each film received an equal share of the total points that would have been allotted to the ballot had it been ranked.

In the table below, the first number is the rank, the second is the number of votes the film received, and the third is the total number of points received. The number after the director is the rank this film had on the poll (top 30 listed) run originally by zolaaar on the Classics Board on IMDb in 2010.

01. .. 43 .. 534.5 The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme) (1)
02. .. 33 .. 405.0 Da hong deng long gao gao gua / Raise the Red Lanternl (Yimou Zhang) (3)
03. .. 29 .. 375.0 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron) (4)
04. .. 26 .. 352.0 Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian / A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
05. .. 33 .. 343.0 Barton Fink (JoelEthan Coen) (2)
06. .. 31 .. 339.0 La double vie de Véronique / The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski) (13)
07. .. 27 .. 305.5 Les amants du Pont-Neuf / The Lovers on the Bridge (Leos Carax) (18)
08. .. 24 .. 266.0 Omohide poro poro / Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata) (11)
09. .. 22 .. 262.5 La belle noiseuse (Jacques Rivette) (9)
10. .. 24 ,, 252.5 JFK (Oliver Stone) (6)

11. .. 19 .. 205.0 Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale/Kirk Wise) (7)
11. .. 24 .. 205.0 Delicatessen (Marc Caro/Jean-Pierre Jeunet) (14)
13. .. 18 .. 177.0 Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg) (22)
14. .. 20 .. 176.0 Night on Earth (Jim Jarmusch) (8)
15. .. 16 .. 150.5 Europa (Lars Von Trier)) (12)
16. .. 16 .. 148.0 Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott) (4)
17. .. 13 .. 137.0 Boyz n the Hood (John Singleton (27)
18. .. 16 .. 131.0 My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant) (10)
19. .. 14 .. 129.0 Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse)
20. .. 07 .. 127.0 Bian zou bian chang / Life on a String (Kaige Chen)
21. .. 14 .. 126.0 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Fax Bahr/George Hickenlooper/Eleanor Coppola)
22. .. 16 .. 123.5 Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat)
23. .. 13 .. 115.0 Ruan LIngyu / Actress / Center Stage (Stanley Kwan)
24. .. 09 .. 107.0 Trys dienos / Three Days (Sharunas Bartas)
25. .. 13 .. 104.0 The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam) (20)

26. .. 10 .. 096.5 The Commitments (Alan Parker) (14)
27. .. 09 .. 096.0 35Up (Michael Apted)
28. .. 09 .. 090.0 Toto le héros / Toto the Hero (Jaco Van Dormael)
29. .. 11 .. 089.0 Shadows and Fog (Woody Allen)
30. .. 10 .. 084.0 Agantuk / The Stranger (Satyajit Ray)
30. .. 06 .. 084.0 Defending Your Life (Albert Brooks)
30. .. 10 .. 084.0 Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow)
33. .. 07 .. 079.0 Black Robe (Bruce Beresford)
34. .. 06 .. 078.0 Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (David Zucker) (24)
35. .. 07 .. 076.5 Jacquot de Nantes (Agnès Varda)
36. .. 07 .. 068.5 Bis an ende der Welt / Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders)
37. .. 09 .. 061.0 Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi / A Scene at the Sea (Takeshi Kitano)
37. .. 06 .. 061.0 Papa, umer Ded Moroz / Daddy, Father Frost is Dead (Evgeniy Yuft)
39. .. 06 .. 057.0 Året gjennom Børfjord / A Year Along the Abandoned Road (Morten Skallerud)
40. .. 04 .. 056.0 Mburucuyá, cuadros de la naturaleza / Mburucuya, Pictures of Nature (Jorge Acha)
41. .. 06 .. 053.5 Jungle Fever (Spike Lee) (30)
42. .. 04 .. 053.0 Tous les matins du monde / All the Mornings of the World (Alain Corneau)
43. .. 04 .. 051.0 Les aniquités de Rome (Jean-Claude Rousseau)
43. .. 09 .. 051.0 Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese)
45. .. 06 .. 050.0 Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (David Blair)
46. .. 05 .. 048.0 Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash)
47. .. 03 .. 047.0 Mosaferan / Travellers (Bahram Beizai)
48. .. 05 .. 046.0 City of Hope (John Sayles)
48. .. 05 .. 046.0 Lik wong/ Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (Ngai Choi Lam)
48. .. 06 .. 046.0 The Man in the Moon (Robert Mulligan)

51. .. 04 .. 045.0 Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî / Rhapsody in August (Akira Kurosawa)
51. .. 04 .. 045.0 Motorama (Barry Shils)
53. .. 05 .. 042.0 Hot Shots! (Jim Abrahams)
53. .. 04 .. 042.0 Kafka (Steven Soderbergh)
53. .. 04 .. 042.0 Let Him Have It (Peter Medak)
53. .. 08 .. 042.0 Slacker (Richard Linklater) (25)
57. .. 04 .. 041.0 At Play in the Fields of the Lord (Hector Babenco)
58. .. 04 .. 040.0 Obecná skola / The Elementary School (Jan Sverák)
59. .. 04 .. 039.5 The Prince of Tides (Barbra Streisand)
60. .. 04 .. 039.0 Fishing With John (John Lurie)
61. .. 06 .. 038.0 City Slickers (Ron Underwood)
62. .. 05 .. 036.0 The Addams Family (Barry Sonnenfeld)
63. .. 04 .. 034.0 Malina (Werner Schroeter)
64. .. 03 .. 033.0 The Sandman (Paul Berry)
64. .. 04 .. 033.0 Urga / Close to Eden (Nikita Mikhalov)
64. .. 05 .. 033.0 Wong fei hung / Once Upon a Time in China (Hark Tsui)
67. .. 03 .. 032.0 Flirting (John Duigan)
67. .. 04 .. 032.0 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Nicholas Meyer)
67. .. 03 .. 032.0 Der Strass / Rhinestones (Andreas Höntsch)
67. .. 03 .. 032.0 To meteoro vima tou pelargou / The Suspended Step of the Stork (Theodoros Angelopoulos)
71. .. 04 .. 031.5 Bugsy (Barry Levinson)
72. .. 05 .. 031.0 In Titan's Goblet (Peter Hutton)
72. .. 03 .. 031.0 The Rapture (Michael Tolkin)
72. .. 03 .. 031.0 What About Bob? (Frank Oz) (21)
75. .. 03 .. 030.0 Prime Suspect (Christopher Menaul)
75. .. 03 .. 030.0 The Rocketeer (Joe Johnston)

These films got 30-31 points but only from two voters:

Mou hitotsu no kyouiku - Ina shogakkou haru gumi no kiroku / Lessons from a Calf (Hirokazu Koreeda)
Rear Window (Ernie Gehr)
Royaume (Marc & Éric Hurtado)
Satana (Viktor Aristov)

Films that received 1st-place votes
(ranked in order of number of first-place votes received, then by total points received)

9 - The Silence of the Lambs - Fergenaprido, jeff_v, joachimt, Leopardi, maxwelldeux, monclivie, sol, timshelboy, zzzorf
7 - La double vie de Véronique - brokenface, cinewest, connordenney, Ivan0716, Lonewolf2003, Opio, TajSamKojiJesam
4 - Barton Fink - Ebbywebby, GruesomeTwosome, Melvelet, Teproc
4 - Bian zou bian chang - hurluberlu, Perception_de_Ambiguity, RogerTheMovieManiac88, St. Gloede
3 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Gorro, mightysparks, sunshantv10
3 - La belle noiseuse - MoTH, Mothravka, sebby
2 - Da hong deng long gao gao gua - Rufus-T, Smoover
2 - Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian - OldAle1, viktor-vaudevillain
2 - JFK - albajos, OldAussie
2 - Beauty and the Beast - gromit82, Simba63
2 - Trys dienos - Beavis, perceval
1 - Les amants du Pont-Neuf - flaiky
1 - Omohide poro poro - Onderhond
1 - Night on Earth - kathulu
1 - My Own Private Idaho - rnilsson19
1 - 35Up - ororama
1 - Les aniquités de Rome - insomnius
1 - Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees - klaus79
1 - Lik wong - XxXApathy420XxX
1 - Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî - 3eyes
1 - Hot Shots! - MNA
1 - Kafka - Jimi_Antiloop
1 - The Sandman - Good_Will_Harding
1 - The Rapture - Mysterious_Dude
1 - Royaume - jdidaco
1 - Satana - Lynchs
1 - Ambition (Hal Hartley) - Carmel1379 - 3 lists, 28 points total
1 - A Woman's Tale (Paul Cox) - 2allinncallme - 3 lists, 28 points
1 - Tacones lejanos / High Heels (Pedro Almodóvar) - Caracortada 3 lists, 25 points
1 - Poison (Todd Haynes) - outdoorcats - 3 lists, 25 points
1 - Cool as Ice (David Kellogg) - mathiasa - 2 lists, 23 points
1 - The Fool and the World and the Flying Ship (Francis Vose) - morrison-dylan-fan - only vote
1 - G.B.H. (Robert Young) - farne - only vote
1 - The Indian Runner (Sean Penn) - the_beer_hunter - only vote

Unranked ballots from:

Angel_Glez, cayado_coro
jdidaco & Lynchs had unranked ballots apart from their single top films

The next polls will be 1957 followed by 2006, then presumably 2018. I will add more stats & dumb shit that you might like in the post immediately following this but that might take a few minutes or an hour and I wanted to get this up because I've been such a damn slacker.
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Post by OldAle1 » October 16th, 2018, 2:44 pm

MORE DUMB STATS & FEEBLE ATTEMPTS AT HUMOR

Awards Suck But Let's See If We Suck Also

Oscars

01. The Silence of the Lambs (winner)
10. JFK
11. Beauty and the Beast
59. The Prince of Tides
71. Bugsy

Berlin

1991: La casa del sorriso / The House of Smiles (Marco Ferreri) - no mentions on this poll
1992: Grand Canyon (Lawrence Kasdan) - received 23.5 points from 2 voters

Cannes

05. Barton Fink

Sundance

xx. Poison

Venice

64. Urga


MAFIA

The all-powerful Norwegian Mafia managed to place Året gjennom Børfjord in the top 40 but Oslo's snowtrooper elite were less successful with Frida - med hjertet i hånden which managed only a paltry 21 points from 2 patriots.

The Horror Mafia wept tears of blood and joy at achieving a rare #1 placement for "the best serial killer since ever" according to members who've never heard of Alfred Hitchcock or Fritz Lang, but there wasn't too much to celebrate further down the list. Outliers that never quite managed to make it in from the cornfield included There's Nothing Out There, Child's Play 3 (if 3 is the magic number, why didn't it work here?) and The People Under the Stairs, each voted on by a few ghoul-wannabes.

Our worthy Experimental, Slow, Boring and Pretentious Mafia led by Emperor insomnius, with significant help from partisans jdidaco, Roger, Lynchs and yours truly among others, managed a couple of notable placings with such multiplex favorites as Les antiquités de Rome and Mburucuyá, cuadros de la naturaleza, but box office titans like Stan Brakhage, Ernie Gehr and Leighton Pierce alas failed to light the collective hearts afire.

The LGBTIQQAP and whatever other letters may become necessary in the future Mafia otherwise known in the Conservative States of America as The Gay Agenda had a mixed showing with films like My Own Private Idaho and Proof hitting the top 20, but favorite sons Todd Haynes and Pedro Almodóvar failed to light fires with our voters, even if the insidious reach of the gay octopus was to be found all over the place, with a gay actress in the #1 film, the #13 film based on the work of a gay writer, and the #23 film directed by a gay man. They're everywhere, next they'll be trying to make Santa Claus gay!

The related Feminist Mafia scored strongly with Thelma & Louise, in which a woman's screenplay overpowers a man's direction, and it all ends happily the only way the feminist agenda can end, in death. OK, enough of the tragedy, we also have some films that were actually directed by women and voted on by some of our less macho male members (pun...intended?) that managed to hit the list, including Proof (crossover hit with the gay mafia undoubtedly helped), Point Break (macho enough even for the dudebros), Jacquot, Daughters of the Dust (perhaps a crossover with the Experiment Mafia crowd, though it might be too exciting and easy to follow for most of them) and Prince of Tides. The Canadian and Animation Mafias lobbied hard for Caroline Leaf's magnificent Entre deux soeurs / Two Sisters but were rebuffed by most of the forum. Take your maple candy and Speed Racer and go home!

Our OP's own favorite Rosenbaum Mafia did very well this session, and I can promise there was no ballot-stuffing, vote-fixing, or Russian involvement. NO COLLUSION! We placed Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian, La belle noiseuse and Les amants du Pont-Neuf in the top 10, My Own Private Idaho, Naked Lunch and Ruan Lingyu in the top 25, and further down we managed to get Defending Your Life in the top half despite it's
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, usually a no-no in a forum that celebrates Our Favorite Depressing Movies. It wasn't all good news, as Hangin' With the Homeboys and El patrullero / Highway Patrolmen failed to make much of an impression among the philistines and closeted Ebert and Mark Kermode fans, but overall We are Pleased with the results.

The much-feared Dutch Mafia were laughably incompetent this session - perhaps their long time in the sun is finally coming to an end? Some of their more weaselly, ingratiating members will probably try to take at least partial credit for the nice success of Toto le héros but the Belgians just aren't going to let them have it and IMDb agrees with them. Have a couple of liters of Grolsch and shut it, Dutchies.

Thank you for all your contributions to this Well-Warped Poll. I realize that I've not even mentioned the elephant in the room - the dread World Cup Mafia but yours truly was rebuffed when he tried out for membership there as he has still seen less than 10,000 read-along films in his life. Next year maybe relax the rules guy? Plus I don't know how to vote in Metric.

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Post by albajos » October 16th, 2018, 4:17 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Sundance

xx. Poison
There are several watching it this month as it fits two of the challenges, so maybe next time

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Post by maxwelldeux » October 16th, 2018, 6:58 pm

Your mafia rant there was a hilariously awesome distraction...

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Post by OldAle1 » October 16th, 2018, 7:11 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Your mafia rant there was a hilariously awesome distraction...
High praise from the Capo of the Challenge Mafia, thank you.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » October 16th, 2018, 7:46 pm

Those summaries were hilarious indeed :thumbsup: :worship:

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Post by joachimt » October 16th, 2018, 7:59 pm

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Post by flaiky » October 16th, 2018, 9:02 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 2:44 pm
The related Feminist Mafia scored strongly with Thelma & Louise, in which a woman's screenplay overpowers a man's direction, and it all ends happily the only way the feminist agenda can end, in death.
Actually I was going to say I was disappointed with its placement, but that it's understandable because nearly all the voters here are dudes. :P

Thanks Ale! A couple of surprises in the top 10 actually. Glad to see Red Lantern do so well.
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Post by Onderhond » October 16th, 2018, 9:04 pm

Good to see Only Yesterday beating The Lion King :party:

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Post by Lilarcor » October 16th, 2018, 9:35 pm

I didn't participate this round in the voting (felt like I had seen too few films), but the OP gave me several laughs. :D Thanks!

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Post by OldAle1 » October 16th, 2018, 9:38 pm

flaiky wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 9:02 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 2:44 pm
The related Feminist Mafia scored strongly with Thelma & Louise, in which a woman's screenplay overpowers a man's direction, and it all ends happily the only way the feminist agenda can end, in death.
Actually I was going to say I was disappointed with its placement, but that it's understandable because nearly all the voters here are dudes. :P

Thanks Ale! A couple of surprises in the top 10 actually. Glad to see Red Lantern do so well.
I think it's more that Thelma is a mainstream American film, and so it's got more competition here than it did on IMDb; also, certainly, in this year as in many availability is key - a couple of the top 10 films including my personal #1 are much more widely available now, and have been seen by a much larger percentage of folks than they were a decade ago.

Red Lantern was no surprise and I think it's pretty set now as a "classic"; for a while I had hopes that it would take the crown but the horror mafia is too strong here, and clearly a great percentage of people see a lot more in Silence than I do.

Most of the English-language films in the 11-25 rankings, with the notable exception of Naked Lunch and possibly Private Idaho seem rated higher than I would have expected here. I should probably see Night on Earth again; I really love Jarmusch but that one just strikes me as "nice" but completely unremarkable to me. Maybe he's like Woody Allen, every film is going to get picked by a lot of people no matter what? I suppose there are a great many directors in that category though, some of whom I'd promote every time myself.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » October 16th, 2018, 9:39 pm

Thanks for the results Ale,and with JFK,I'm still disappointed they did not point the finger at Lyin' Ted's dad Rafael (we all know he did it, dagnabbit.)

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Post by insomnius » October 16th, 2018, 10:22 pm

lol, nice write-up.

Thanks for hosting.

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Post by OldAle1 » October 16th, 2018, 10:54 pm

insomnius wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 10:22 pm
lol, nice write-up.

Thanks for hosting.
Thank you for continuing to play. Must be lonely without serriform and sy, you were the 3 Musketeers of non-narrative voters, back in those long-ago CFB days.

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Post by Good_Will_Harding » October 17th, 2018, 1:41 am

Interesting results. Even as a huge horror fan, The Silence of the Lambs isn't quite in my top faves of the genre overall. In fact, I think Wes Craven's underrated (apparently even by this horror-loving forum) The People Under the Stairs deserves a great deal of credit for being another really original, creative addition to the franchise released in the same year. Additionally, I'm rather surprised at the low placement of a handful of some of these - in particular Bugsy, Slacker, Star Trek VI, The Rocketeer. I know this board can sometimes be immune to crowd pleasers and more mainstream offerings at times, and even I didn't vote for all of them myself, but I guess I just assumed they were all well liked and widely seen enough to make a bigger impression. Not a heartbreaking sensation for me; just a little surprised I guess.

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Post by Onderhond » October 17th, 2018, 5:25 am

Good_Will_Harding wrote:
October 17th, 2018, 1:41 am
Even as a huge horror fan, The Silence of the Lambs isn't quite in my top faves of the genre overall.
I think this is probably true for most horror fans as it's really just borderline horror. I mean, not even IMDb has it listed as a horror film and they're already overgenerous with genre indications. I myself voted for 964 Pinocchio but I guess that's a bit too extreme for people here (not so much the horror itself but the style of filming) and A Chinese Ghost Story III (which is half martial arts, half fantasy and just a dash or horror). Further down the line Critters 3&4 and Child's Play 3 could've gotten a vote, but they didn't make the cut-off.

Oh, and Lik Wong/Story of Ricky is also in the list, but that's not your average horror either of course.

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Post by cinewest » October 17th, 2018, 6:15 am

Got a kick out of your descriptiion of the various mafias on board.
Now how do we get the mafia that likes Piavoli to drive At the First Breath of Wind upward, closer to where it belongs on the list of hidden gems?

Kind of surprised Von Trier's Europa didn't do better. That was the first of his that I saw way back when at the SF International, and I remember it making a huge impression on me.
A fairly recent watch proved that it still has enough going for it to make it one of my top 5, and I have seen most of the other top candidates.

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Post by Onderhond » October 17th, 2018, 7:10 am

cinewest wrote:
October 17th, 2018, 6:15 am
Kind of surprised Von Trier's Europa didn't do better.
Not sure why but I always figured that was a mini-series. I have it confused with Riget/The Kingdom it seems.

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Post by farne » October 17th, 2018, 9:19 am

Lol. Good work and excellent ranting!
MORE DUMB STATS & FEEBLE ATTEMPTS AT HUMOR

Somehow you knew this was exactly what I wanted.


Silence is a pretty good winner, if a totally unsurprising one. I don't see Proof as an LGBTQ/etc film though, unless there's something about it I've completely forgotten. :think:

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » October 17th, 2018, 11:19 am

Onderhond wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 9:04 pm
Good to see Only Yesterday beating The Lion King :party:
The Lion King isn’t from 1992

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Post by Fergenaprido » October 17th, 2018, 11:25 am

Agreed on the writeup; most enjoyable.

Proof isn't gay... Naked Lunch and Silence of the Lambs are way more LGBT than that film.

Also, Black Robe is missing the director: Bruce Beresford.

For Canadian films, glad to see Naked Lunch and Black Robe do well, but surprised not to see The Adjuster and Highway 61 show up; I thought they were more widely seen/appreciated on the forum (though admittedly, I haven't seen either myself yet).

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Post by Onderhond » October 17th, 2018, 11:26 am

Lonewolf2003 wrote:
October 17th, 2018, 11:19 am
Onderhond wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 9:04 pm
Good to see Only Yesterday beating The Lion King :party:
The Lion King isn’t from 1992
Well, 1991, but you're right of course. Not sure what happened there, but I was talking about Beauty and the Beast (maybe my eyes wandered off to The Fisher King while typing that :D )

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Post by OldAle1 » October 17th, 2018, 3:27 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
October 17th, 2018, 11:25 am
Agreed on the writeup; most enjoyable.

Proof isn't gay... Naked Lunch and Silence of the Lambs are way more LGBT than that film.

Also, Black Robe is missing the director: Bruce Beresford.

For Canadian films, glad to see Naked Lunch and Black Robe do well, but surprised not to see The Adjuster and Highway 61 show up; I thought they were more widely seen/appreciated on the forum (though admittedly, I haven't seen either myself yet).
I think the insidious Gay Mafia must have infiltrated my brain with regards to Proof. Or just as likely, I was confusing it as I always have done for some reason with Apartment Zero, no idea why; maybe I saw them close together back in 91-92 or something? I dunno. Just another form of insanity. Well, I've always got my job in the fashion industry to keep me straight.

Quite disappointed in the performance of Adjuster actually, which was on my list. Only 10 points from 3 voters. The other one that rather shocked me in it's poor result was Prospero's Books (crossover in the gay and experimental mafias? I also forgot totally about the All Nude All the Time Mafia, if I'd gotten their invite in time and allowed their votes it surely would have prospered), with only one voter besides myself and 18 points. Greenaway isn't nearly as popular here as I might have thought he'd be - yes, several films in the 500<400 but that just means that 5-10 people really, really like him - everybody else might be ignoring or hating him. Might have thought both he and Egoyan were more broadly popular - or maybe it's just that I'm one of the few who thinks these two films are among their best.

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Post by Caracortada » October 17th, 2018, 6:01 pm

If there is such a thing as a gay and a feminist mafia I would expect more support from them for Tacones lejanos.

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Post by Caracortada » October 17th, 2018, 6:03 pm

If there is such a thing as a gay and a feminist mafia I would expect more support from them for Tacones lejanos.

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Post by Rufus-T » October 17th, 2018, 6:20 pm

Interesting top 10. I thought The Double Life of Veronique would rank even higher with all the #1 votes. Thanks for running the poll.

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Post by insomnius » October 17th, 2018, 7:38 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 10:54 pm
insomnius wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 10:22 pm
lol, nice write-up.

Thanks for hosting.
Thank you for continuing to play. Must be lonely without serriform and sy, you were the 3 Musketeers of non-narrative voters, back in those long-ago CFB days.
Yeah, those were the days, but there are others around with somewhat similar taste like perceval and PdA, plus the guys you lumped me together with who always inspire me.

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Post by lynchs » October 19th, 2018, 1:42 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Experimental, Slow, Boring and Pretentious Mafia + Emperor & partisans
good laugh ah ah :lol:

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Post by timshelboy » October 22nd, 2018, 9:51 am

:cheers: for this ale

No real surprises for me except maybe thinking THELMA & LOUISE would crack the top ten.... and note that NAKED LUNCH repulsed me more than akmost anything I have ever seen on the screen so sad (but unsurprised) to see it doing so well :lol: :(

I enjoyed your "Mafia" appraisals very much and hope they will become an ongoing feature :lol:

Oh and I'd say APARTMENT ZERO ( a hugely enjoyable movie for film buffs of all persuasions) is more than a bit gay ( the leads are neurotic closet case (?) film buff and sexually opportunistic serial killer )

Greenaway has never really been a crowd pleaser and PROSPERO not even much of a "hit" in a narrow arthouse way. COOK, THIEF etc is my number 1 of the year but aside from THE DRAUGHTSMAN'S CONTRACT no others on his CV would make the top ten of my BEST OF YEAR ballots, although PILLOW BOOK, ARCHITECT and DROWNING BY NUMBERS may scrape the bottom 10 of their year. Just checked his CV - not seen anything (nor heard of most of) his output of the last 20 years. .

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