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iCM Forum's Favourite Musicals 2018 (Results)

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Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Musicals 2018 (Results)


Post by maxwelldeux » December 22nd, 2018, 8:06 am

mightysparks wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 7:41 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 6:50 am
mightysparks wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 3:02 am
Not that I can sing along with most of it since I don't swear.
Don't think you can just casually slip that in there without comment... :P

I’ve mentioned it before, I guess it was a long time ago.. but yea I’ve never sworn. As a kid I felt people only started swearing to fit in or to defy authority and I cared about neither so I never started. Doesn’t offend me or anything, the rest of my family swear like typical Aussies, I just don’t do it myself. I’ve started saying crap recently, which used to be a no-no word for me, as it works a little better than poop, but I don’t say ‘bitch’ or ‘arse’ either.
This is fascinating. So different from my experience. I mean, my wife and I used to work at the same company, and we had to disclose to HR that if I casually refer to her as "slut", it's a term of endearment. We have "Dr. Mario" rules that mean while playing the game, nothing we say matters - we routinely describe HORRIFIC things about each other with no consequences. But the whole thought of "not swearing" is new and interesting.

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Post by beavis » December 22nd, 2018, 11:46 am

thanks for hosting joachimt!!

seen 103/150
highest unseen #24 Oliver!
I might see Funny Girl this week because it is on Netflix, and I joined that two days ago (not sure how I feel about that yet :) but that is stuff for another topic)
Also looking forward to Pink Floyd the Wall. But as far as reccomendations go... the list seems a bit all over the place, as others have mentioned… even if that is not neccesarily a bad thing!

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Post by albajos » December 22nd, 2018, 12:07 pm

Even if not all of them are musicals, they are still good movies with a focus on music

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Post by Ivan0716 » December 22nd, 2018, 2:58 pm

#199 (#new) Climax (2018, Gaspar Noé), 83.12 points, 209 checks, 0 official lists, 1 votes (IMDb)
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Would have voted to get this on the list if I knew it had a chance.

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Post by mathiasa » December 22nd, 2018, 3:55 pm

mightysparks wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 1:29 am

In my ‘screen actualities’ unit last semester we spent half of it trying to define what documentary and truth is, but basically they have examples like filming a fish swimming in a bowl, or security camera footage as raw actuality material, but that a documentary requires the conscience assembling of that material (and also therefore making it a film). So I think things like a sports game or even all those boxing matches should not really count. I think stand up shows and concerts would also be part of the ‘raw material’ unless they are specifically edited/filmed/planned to make them filmic.
This makes much sense to me. It explains why andy warhol, james benning etc counts while very similar source material wouldn't. Still would need some additional rules to exclude soccer games and news, etc.


Seen only 55/150, which is quite little considering that I like the genre. Highest dislike: West Side Story.Three likes in the Top 5: Les parapluies de Cherbourg, Gold Diggers of 1933, La La Land.

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Post by 3eyes » December 22nd, 2018, 6:42 pm

101/150 = 67%
full list 262/635 = 41%

Highest unseen - Pyaasa (#26)

Gratified that, even if I limited my list to exotics, 4 of them made the cut.
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Post by OldAle1 » December 22nd, 2018, 6:52 pm

I just watched Pyaasa specifically before I voted, and it really knocked me out. There's a pretty good copy on Amazon Prime at the moment, with subs for the songs too - essential because the songs in this case are really part of the narrative. It's probably my favorite Bollywood film at the moment, not that I've seen much at all.

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Post by rnilsson19 » December 23rd, 2018, 4:20 am


Pleased that Der Tod Der Maria Malibran made it!

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Post by mathiasa » December 23rd, 2018, 10:59 am

OldAle1 wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 6:52 pm
I just watched Pyaasa specifically before I voted, and it really knocked me out. There's a pretty good copy on Amazon Prime at the moment, with subs for the songs too - essential because the songs in this case are really part of the narrative. It's probably my favorite Bollywood film at the moment, not that I've seen much at all.

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Post by St. Gloede » December 23rd, 2018, 11:34 am

I saw it this year and found it to be a mixture of mediocrity and incompetence, could not see any value in it aside from the sometimes passable technical attributes.

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Post by Lammetje » December 23rd, 2018, 3:03 pm

Caracortada wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 11:06 pm
Beauty and the Beast is higher than West Side Story. (D:)
As it should be, since West Side Story is pure torture.
mathiasa wrote:
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Highest dislike: West Side Story.
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Post by Fergenaprido » December 23rd, 2018, 5:01 pm

Movies seen: 63/150 (42%)
Movies I voted for: 41/150 (27%) (59% of my list) - if I counted correctly
Highest movie unseen: #4 Gold Diggers of 1933 - didn't realize this was a musical, and had no idea people loved it so much.
Highest movie I voted for: #1 Singin' in the Rain
Highest movie seen I didn't vote for: #3 Les parapluies de Cherbourg [The Umbrellas of Cherbourg]
Highest favorite: #2 The Wizard of Oz
Highest dislike: #9 Dancer in the Dark
Position of my #1: #6 The Sound of Music
My highest vote that didn't make the list: #198 Lady and the Tramp (my #13) - needs a rewatch though

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Post by nimimerkillinen » December 25th, 2018, 2:04 pm

flaiky wrote:
December 19th, 2018, 7:51 pm
I'm glad to see Chicago going up - it gets an unfairly hard time. I caught it on TV a couple of years ago and loved it this time. The style, energy, and wit is fantastic; it could almost be a Bob Fosse film.

I genuinely had no idea that Tsai made musicals. That has really surprised me.

The Jungle Book and The Muppets Movie as new entries: yay, inner child FTW. I love Moana too, the songs are irresistible.
wayward cloud was my first tsai film when it was at festivals and it blew my mind :P

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Post by Opio » December 31st, 2018, 11:34 pm

joachimt wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 8:39 pm
Ain't Nobody's Musical But My Own - Top 50
#181 (#new) The Ruling Class (1972, Peter Medak), 95.48 points, 905 checks, 4 official lists, 1 votes (IMDb)
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sol (#2)
#199 (#new) The Mikado (1939, Victor Schertzinger), 83.12 points, 199 checks, 1 official lists, 1 votes (IMDb)
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Opio (#5)
#260 (#new) Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941, Edward F. Cline), 60.15 points, 170 checks, 1 official lists, 1 votes (IMDb)
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sol (#12)
Fun to look at these -- thanks for listing them. Though not primarily musicals to me, I would have voted for The Ruling Class and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break if I knew someone else was going to. Surprised The Mikado couldn't garner at least one more vote, given the Criterion release.

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