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World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

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Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

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Post by joachimt » February 18th, 2019, 7:03 am

Three hours left. 30 votes so far. The normal votecount the last few matches is 34, so maybe a few more?
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Post by Gershwin » February 18th, 2019, 7:07 am

joachimt wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 7:03 am
Three hours left. 30 votes so far. The normal votecount the last few matches is 34, so maybe a few more?
Not from me. I had a few interesting books and couldn’t motivate myself. Sorry, managers.
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Post by mjf314 » February 18th, 2019, 8:15 am

1. The Mudge Boy
2. Slucajni zivot

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 18th, 2019, 10:30 am

Image Slučajni život: 12
Image The Mudge Boy: 19

The match is over. USA wins. Congratulations to filmbantha. Also thanks to Mochard for his pick and the 31 people who voted this match.

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Post by TajSamKojiJesam » February 18th, 2019, 11:03 am

Lonewolf2003 wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Apparently the director of this only made this and then became a professor in film theory; I guess the old 'those who can't, teach' idiom applies here.
Ante Peterlić was actually the most celebrated film critic in Croatia; I know a few people who basically worship him and even I own one of his books.

But yes, I agree the film is quite boring and mediocre, almost a 1/5 for me. It's a typical amateur production and nothing special in the slightest bit. I've actually heard several people say it's one of the best Croatian films, which is kinda... sad, lol.

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 18th, 2019, 11:09 am

Mochard watched enough gems before to pick a better entry, yet he chose the first thing he put his hand onto when the 2nd/3rd round started. He even went in descending order from No.1 to No.20 from that "best of" list, but he still took the latest film he watched (which is much lower on the rankings).

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Post by Armoreska » February 18th, 2019, 11:20 am

So you're saying that Croatia didn't bring their A team? While USA brough their C U18 team?
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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 18th, 2019, 11:30 am

Armoreska wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 11:20 am
So you're saying that Croatia didn't bring their A team? While USA brough their C U18 team?
Sure, but in this competition one film decides ALOT. Had Mochard chose The Girl and the Oak, it would be very difficult to beat it considering the fact many American classics are over 1000 checks + Euro 50s-60s b/w dramas are highly valued anyway.

It's not like TEAM, it's more like SINGLES. Germany often wins football tournaments because 11 people are in the game, which requires quality on so many positions; the smaller the sport is, the less population size plays part. IMO Lithuania could never be a basketball powerhouse if teams had consisted of 7-9 players. Know what I mean?

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 18th, 2019, 11:47 am

TajSamKojiJesam wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 11:03 am
Ante Peterlić was actually the most celebrated film critic in Croatia; I know a few people who basically worship him and even I own one of his books.
Ivo Škrabalo is more popular I think. He didn't make any movies, though.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 18th, 2019, 2:42 pm

Mario Gaborović wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 11:30 am
Armoreska wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 11:20 am
So you're saying that Croatia didn't bring their A team? While USA brough their C U18 team?
Sure, but in this competition one film decides ALOT. Had Mochard chose The Girl and the Oak, it would be very difficult to beat it considering the fact many American classics are over 1000 checks + Euro 50s-60s b/w dramas are highly valued anyway.

It's not like TEAM, it's more like SINGLES. Germany often wins football tournaments because 11 people are in the game, which requires quality on so many positions; the smaller the sport is, the less population size plays part. IMO Lithuania could never be a basketball powerhouse if teams had consisted of 7-9 players. Know what I mean?
So it's more like tennis than teamsports. ;) One great player can win even if the whole country is mediocre.

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Post by joachimt » February 18th, 2019, 3:51 pm

I wonder how USA would have done with another draw. It would certainly have lost from Japan and I'm not sure it would have beaten Burkina Faso.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 19th, 2019, 3:24 pm

It would have won some battles with other draws also for me, but also lose some. Croatia on the other hand would have lost no matter the draw.

Japan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Greece >>>England>> Poland>USA>>>Germany>>BF>>>Croatia

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Post by joachimt » February 19th, 2019, 7:29 pm

Oh, haha, I already forgot match A and B. I had only match C and D in my head when I wrote my previous post.. :lol:
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