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iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 10:26 am
by joachimt

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 10:29 am
by nimimerkillinen
:yas: :yas: :yas:

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 10:31 am
by joachimt
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#200 (#new) Nobody's Business (1996, Alan Berliner), 159.02 points, 86 checks, 0 official lists, 3 votes (IMDb)
3 votersShow
albajos (#36)
Opio (#57)
sebby (#7)

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#199 (#new) The End of Time (2012, Peter Mettler), 159.12 points, 36 checks, 0 official lists, 2 votes (IMDb)
2 votersShow
Carmel1379 (#14)
Perception de Ambiguity (#8)

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#198 (#new) Salut les Cubains (1971, Agnès Varda), 159.74 points, 134 checks, 0 official lists, 3 votes (IMDb)
3 votersShow
allisoncm (#5)
bal3x (#102)
jvv (unranked)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 10:57 am
by joachimt
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#197 (#new) Les quatre soeurs (2018, ), 160.85 points, 7 checks, 1 official lists, 2 votes (IMDb)
2 votersShow
hurluberlu (#13)
Smoover (#8)

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#196 (-24, #172) Antonio Gaudí (1984, Hiroshi Teshigahara), 160.92 points, 496 checks, 1 official lists, 4 votes (IMDb)
4 votersShow
bal3x (#69)
Opio (#10)
Perception de Ambiguity (#286)
sebby (#24)

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#195 (#new) The Open Road (1926, Claude Friese-Greene), 161.78 points, 73 checks, 1 official lists, 5 votes (IMDb)
5 votersShow
insomnius (#95)
rnilsson19 (#19)
St. Gloede (#50)
Wonderful Rainbow (#42)
XxXApathy420XxX (#88)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 11:01 am
by sol
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 10:57 am
#196 (-24, #172) Antonio Gaudí (1984, Hiroshi Teshigahara), 160.92 points, 496 checks, 1 official lists, 4 votes (IMDb)
4 votersShow
bal3x (#69)
Opio (#10)
Perception de Ambiguity (#286)
sebby (#24)
Uh-oh. Something's wrong, Joachim. I listed this film at #23 on my ballot. What happened?

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 11:12 am
by joachimt
sol wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 11:01 am
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 10:57 am
#196 (-24, #172) Antonio Gaudí (1984, Hiroshi Teshigahara), 160.92 points, 496 checks, 1 official lists, 4 votes (IMDb)
4 votersShow
bal3x (#69)
Opio (#10)
Perception de Ambiguity (#286)
sebby (#24)
Uh-oh. Something's wrong, Joachim. I listed this film at #23 on my ballot. What happened?
The export-file of your list is empty. :(
There's nothing wrong with your list. Something went wrong with the list downloader script, but apparently he didn't tell me. Now I have to do a lot of stuff from scratch. New results tomorrow, guys.......

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 11:23 am
by joachimt
Apparently the list downloader didn't download any iCM lists correctly, so I have to do download them manually.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 11:38 am
by Onderhond
Man, I would've been so bummed if my list didn't make it.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 11:41 am
by joachimt
Because of this delay, there's still time if someone wants to convince me Decasia is a documentary, because I had removed it from the list I had started.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 12:18 pm
by Wonderful Rainbow
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 11:41 am
Because of this delay, there's still time if someone wants to convince me Decasia is a documentary, because I had removed it from the list I had started.
My best answer would be that it shows the decaying of the film and the original content is secondary. Thus the film documents the deterioration and points out how it the silent times they hadn't figured out that everything should be preserved. Though I saw it years ago and might be mistaken.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 12:29 pm
by joachimt
Wonderful Rainbow wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 12:18 pm
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 11:41 am
Because of this delay, there's still time if someone wants to convince me Decasia is a documentary, because I had removed it from the list I had started.
My best answer would be that it shows the decaying of the film and the original content is secondary. Thus the film documents the deterioration and points out how it the silent times they hadn't figured out that everything should be preserved. Though I saw it years ago and might be mistaken.
Review on the Guardian to refresh your memory if you want:
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2003/sep/26/art
That review doesn't convince me either.

Btw, it was #78 on the previous edition of our docu-list.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 12:36 pm
by Wonderful Rainbow
Well, it just as Homo Sapiens shows a montage of ruins, just different ones.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 1:18 pm
by sol
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 11:23 am
Apparently the list downloader didn't download any iCM lists correctly, so I have to do download them manually.
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 11:12 am
There's nothing wrong with your list. Something went wrong with the list downloader script, but apparently he didn't tell me. Now I have to do a lot of stuff from scratch. New results tomorrow, guys.......
Yeah, no rush; don't sweat it. :sweat: I'm just glad that it wasn't just me. It actually makes sense that other lists were affected too; I was surprised that a film with only two votes (and neither of them top 5 votes) seemed to have enough points to make the cut. The screencap does intrigue me though.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 2:46 pm
by zuma
Joachimt, it would be nice if we had a list of the films that were excluded/removed. Just for reference.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 3:10 pm
by 72allinncallme
zuma wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Joachimt, it would be nice if we had a list of the films that were excluded/removed. Just for reference.
+1

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 3:48 pm
by joachimt
zuma wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Joachimt, it would be nice if we had a list of the films that were excluded/removed. Just for reference.
Decasia was the only one I initially removed after nobody replied to my comment about it on the nomination-thread. Maybe nobody reads that topic.
I have personal doubts about other, if I would have made a list myself, but Decasia was the only one about which I scratched my head.

Maybe I should just leave everything as it is. No 2 vote movies are left, so that make the chance a lot smaller that borderline cases will enter the list. There is more consensus this way. After the new download of the iCM lists some others entered the list including an experimental film and a concert film. The experimental film might be called a documentary, so I guess I shouldn't use my veto. The concert film also includes some interviews (haven't seen it, only read about it), so I guess I have to accept that one as well. It's not as bad as the musical list.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 4:00 pm
by zuma
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 3:48 pm
zuma wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Joachimt, it would be nice if we had a list of the films that were excluded/removed. Just for reference.
Decasia was the only one I initially removed after nobody replied to my comment about it on the nomination-thread. Maybe nobody reads that topic.
I have personal doubts about other, if I would have made a list myself, but Decasia was the only one about which I scratched my head.

Maybe I should just leave everything as it is. No 2 vote movies are left, so that make the chance a lot smaller that borderline cases will enter the list. There is more consensus this way. After the new download of the iCM lists some others entered the list including an experimental film and a concert film. The experimental film might be called a documentary, so I guess I shouldn't use my veto. The concert film also includes some interviews (haven't seen it, only read about it), so I guess I have to accept that one as well. It's not as bad as the musical list.

Although I have it high in my list I am fine with whatever you decide.

I am hoping this level of inquiry will continue in the future for our other lists. For example, it would be nice to see a best horror list without the Abbott and Costello comedy and the dancing skeleton short.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 5:33 pm
by joachimt
I'll leave it on. It's just one title. I just hope people don't vote for it, just because it has a documentary-tag on IMDb, but because they really think it has some documentary-value.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 5:41 pm
by 72allinncallme
I’m looking forward to the (real) results :)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 5:48 pm
by zuma
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 5:33 pm
I'll leave it on. It's just one title. I just hope people don't vote for it, just because it has a documentary-tag on IMDb, but because they really think it has some documentary-value.
To be honest I added things with a documentary tag from my favourites list. I explicitly cut out a few that were music, but did not think about this particular film.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 5:57 pm
by joachimt
zuma wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 5:48 pm
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 5:33 pm
I'll leave it on. It's just one title. I just hope people don't vote for it, just because it has a documentary-tag on IMDb, but because they really think it has some documentary-value.
To be honest I added things with a documentary tag from my favourites list. I explicitly cut out a few that were music, but did not think about this particular film.
I don't blame you. There are other voters as well. Last time it was in the top 100, so quite a few people supported it back then as well.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 6:02 pm
by joachimt
So here we go again......

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#200 (-14, #186) Time Indefinite (1993, Ross McElwee), 223.15 points, 94 checks, 2 official lists, 5 votes (IMDb)
5 votersShow
allisoncm (#110)
mathiasa (#9)
Opio (#11)
sebby (#159)
zuma (#31)

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#199 (#new) Nathan for You: Finding Frances (2017, Nathan Fielder), 223.35 points, 30 checks, 0 official lists, 5 votes (IMDb)
5 votersShow
beasterne (#2)
nimimerkillinen (#159)
Perception de Ambiguity (#212)
sebby (#66)
TraverseTown (#1)

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#198 (-70, #128) Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011, David Gelb), 223.97 points, 4166 checks, 0 official lists, 6 votes (IMDb)
6 votersShow
beasterne (#36)
jvv (unranked)
nimimerkillinen (#151)
OldAle1 (unranked>50)
sebby (#71)
Wonderful Rainbow (#8)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 6:16 pm
by maxwelldeux
Well hell. Three films in, and I've already got two disappointing non-votes. I didn't vote individual episodes, otherwise Nathan for You would have been on my list. And Jiro dreams of Sushi would have been on my list if I would have had a rating for it. Exciting start!

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 6:41 pm
by joachimt
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#197 (#new) Food, Inc. (2008, Robert Kenner), 224.23 points, 6626 checks, 0 official lists, 4 votes (IMDb)
4 votersShow
Cocoa (#8)
Fergenaprido (#5)
Gorro (#79)
Smoover (#51)

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#196 (-91, #105) 49 Up (2005, Michael Apted, Paul Almond), 224.75 points, 1251 checks, 4 official lists, 8 votes (IMDb)
8 votersShow
72allinncallme (unranked>20)
Gorro (#80)
Jimi Antiloop (#192)
Lonewolf2003 (#41)
nimimerkillinen (#22)
sebby (#191)
sol (#83)
sushantv10 (#22)

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#195 (#new) Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972, Adrian Maben), 225.18 points, 3186 checks, 1 official lists, 3 votes (IMDb)
3 votersShow
bal3x (#4)
Smoover (#31)
Teproc (unranked)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 6:43 pm
by joachimt
I haven't seen Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii, but I judged it on the IMDb-synopsis: "The 80-minute version features studio footage from the recordings of Dark side of the Moon, with alternate versions of Us and them, On the run and Brain Damage, as well as interviews with the band."
So I guess it's more than a concert video?

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 6:51 pm
by albajos
Yes, I saw it two weeks ago. It's not even a concert as there is no audience. They're just playing a few songs in the ruins for some reason. But mostly it is about them being Pink Floyd.

A close comparion could be Sigur Rós: Heima

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 6:54 pm
by Teproc
I mean yes, but why would a concert video not qualify for this anyway ? What is it if not a documentary ?

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 7:02 pm
by hurluberlu
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 10:57 am
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#197 (#new) Les quatre soeurs (2018, Claude Lanzmann), 160.85 points, 7 checks, 1 official lists, 2 votes (IMDb)
2 votersShow
hurluberlu (#13)
Smoover (#8)
Glad it got its moment of Glory !

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 7:07 pm
by joachimt
Teproc wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 6:54 pm
I mean yes, but why would a concert video not qualify for this anyway ? What is it if not a documentary ?
We've had that discussion. Let's not do it again.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 7:09 pm
by joachimt
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#194 (+2, #196) Le mystère Picasso (1956, Henri-Georges Clouzot), 225.61 points, 417 checks, 1 official lists, 5 votes (IMDb)
5 votersShow
Opio (#51)
sebby (#78)
sol (#8)
tourdesb (#11)
XxXApathy420XxX (#90)

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#193 (#new) Path of Cessation (1974, Robert E. Fulton), 226.15 points, 20 checks, 1 official lists, 5 votes (IMDb)
5 votersShow
Carmel1379 (#113)
insomnius (#29)
Mothravka (#98)
Perception de Ambiguity (#3)
TajSamKojiJesam (#23)

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#192 (-121, #71) Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999, Werner Herzog), 228.89 points, 1251 checks, 1 official lists, 7 votes (IMDb)
7 votersShow
mathiasa (#19)
Perception de Ambiguity (#316)
Smoover (#94)
sushantv10 (#44)
tourdesb (#54)
Traveller (#33)
TraverseTown (#44)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 7:16 pm
by Teproc
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Teproc wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 6:54 pm
I mean yes, but why would a concert video not qualify for this anyway ? What is it if not a documentary ?
We've had that discussion. Let's not do it again.
Sure. Where was that discussion though ? All I see in the nominations thread seems to already assume they're forbidden, so I guess it was some previous year ?

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 7:22 pm
by joachimt
Teproc wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 7:16 pm
joachimt wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Teproc wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 6:54 pm
I mean yes, but why would a concert video not qualify for this anyway ? What is it if not a documentary ?
We've had that discussion. Let's not do it again.
Sure. Where was that discussion though ? All I see in the nominations thread seems to already assume they're forbidden, so I guess it was some previous year ?
In the Future Polls thread. We discussed some rules there before starting the nominations.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 7:39 pm
by Teproc
Thanks, I'll take a look at that (and will refrain from starting it up again here tehe ).

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 7:50 pm
by GruesomeTwosome
maxwelldeux wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Well hell. Three films in, and I've already got two disappointing non-votes. I didn't vote individual episodes, otherwise Nathan for You would have been on my list. And Jiro dreams of Sushi would have been on my list if I would have had a rating for it. Exciting start!
Ha, I didn't even think to include that Nathan for You series finale when putting together my list, I guess I never thought of it as fitting the "documentary" category, but I suppose it does. Reflecting back on it, and especially when separating it from the rest of the Nathan for You episodes, it sort of is its own mini-documentary. I loved it, for what it's worth.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 8:14 pm
by joachimt
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#191 (#new) Whores' Glory (2011, Michael Glawogger), 229.13 points, 420 checks, 1 official lists, 5 votes (IMDb)
5 votersShow
Caracortada (unranked>50)
Jimi Antiloop (#18)
Melvelet (#12)
Perception de Ambiguity (#27)
sebby (#84)

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#190 (#new) Shirkers (2018, Sandi Tan), 229.17 points, 241 checks, 0 official lists, 3 votes (IMDb)
3 votersShow
outdoorcats (#26)
Teproc (unranked)
TraverseTown (#5)

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#189 (#new) On the Bowery (1956, Lionel Rogosin), 229.19 points, 210 checks, 4 official lists, 6 votes (IMDb)
6 votersShow
Mothravka (#75)
Perception de Ambiguity (#16)
rnilsson19 (#9)
sebby (#205)
TajSamKojiJesam (#52)
zuma (#60)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 8:44 pm
by joachimt
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#188 (+4, #192) Buena Vista Social Club (1999, Wim Wenders), 233.2 points, 1559 checks, 2 official lists, 7 votes (IMDb)
7 votersShow
bal3x (#38)
Caracortada (#35)
gromit82 (#11)
hurluberlu (#90)
jeff_v (#138)
OldAle1 (unranked>50)
Traveller (#45)

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#187 (#new) La société du spectacle (1974, Guy Debord), 233.32 points, 82 checks, 0 official lists, 3 votes (IMDb)
3 votersShow
Perception de Ambiguity (#2)
St. Gloede (#43)
Traveller (#2)

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#186 (-19, #167) 56 Up (2012, Michael Apted, Paul Almond), 234.51 points, 667 checks, 2 official lists, 9 votes (IMDb)
9 votersShow
72allinncallme (unranked>20)
allisoncm (#66)
Gorro (#90)
Jimi Antiloop (#191)
Lonewolf2003 (#39)
nimimerkillinen (#23)
PeacefulAnarchy (unranked>105)
sebby (#208)
sushantv10 (#23)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 8:47 pm
by albajos
2/8 done already. 186:, 56, 196: 49

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 9:10 pm
by zuma
I love the Up series and would have put it on my list, but could not be bothered to assign a spot for each and rank them.

Seemed like too much hassle.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 29th, 2019, 4:07 am
by blocho
Food Inc is 197!

I've seen it, enjoyed it, didn't vote for it. But I've met Bob Kenner through a friend of a friend. Maybe I should let him know he made the list.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

Posted: January 29th, 2019, 4:09 am
by blocho
By the way, if anyone is planning on going to the Santa Barbara film festival next weekend, my mother's doc is playing there. It's called "Afterward"