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Re: Year by Year Polls: 1945 (Nominations)

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Post by prodigalgodson » March 21st, 2020, 10:16 pm

Hey, new voter. Haven't seen much from 45 and most of it's noirs, but here's my 5:

1. The Spiral Staircase (Siodmak)
2. Brief Encounter (Lean)
3. Twilight (Braco)
4. Road House (Negulesco)
5. Strage Illusion (Ulmer)

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Post by Obgeoff » March 23rd, 2020, 4:36 pm

1. Roma città aperta
2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
3. Brief Encounter
4. The Lost Weekend
5. A Diary for Timothy
6. Mildred Pierce (1945)
7. Spellbound (1945)
8. Les enfants du paradis
9. Detour
10. I Know Where I'm Going!
11. Les dames du Bois de Boulogne
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Post by OldAle1 » March 26th, 2020, 2:40 pm

OK, doubt I'll watch any more

1. Les enfants du paradis (Marcel Carné)
2. I Know Where I'm Going! (Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger)
3. Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz)
4. Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer)
5. Brief Encounter (David Lean)
6. Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang)
7. Sanjûsangen-dô, tôshiya monogatari (Mikio Naruse)
8. Swing Shift Cinderella (Tex Avery)
9. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson)
10. Story of G.I. Joe (William A. Wellman)
11. Wagon Heels (Robert Clampett)
12. Roma città aperta (Roberto Rossellini)
13. They Were Expendable (John Ford/Robert Montgomery)
14. Hangover Square (John Brahm)
15. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan)
16. Wild and Woolfy (Tex Avery)
17. Crepúsculo (Julio Bracho)
18. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Albert Lewin)
19. A Study in Choreography For Camera (Maya Deren)
20. The Shooting of Dan McGoo (Tex Avery)

Comment - like Gloede says above, this might well qualify as the "weakest" year in film history - because of the very minimal production outside of the USA and to some extent the UK. Countries had other things to worry about -- rather like this moment in time, and what a coincidence that we're running this poll now as we are seeing a year in which film production and release have ground completely to a halt everywhere in the world. What will 2020 look like in 2095 I wonder?

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#46

Post by St. Gloede » March 26th, 2020, 2:52 pm

Going into this I thought the battle between Brief Encounter and Les Enfants du Paradis would be intense, however, so far 34 people have cast their ballots and the battle in terms of #1s seems over:

Brief Encounter has 5 #1 votes.
Les Enfants du Paradis has 10 #1 votes.

Of course, the game is never decided by the #1 votes, but very telling.

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Post by OldAle1 » March 26th, 2020, 3:30 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Going into this I thought the battle between Brief Encounter and Les Enfants du Paradis would be intense, however, so far 34 people have cast their ballots and the battle in terms of #1s seems over:

Brief Encounter has 5 #1 votes.
Les Enfants du Paradis has 10 #1 votes.

Of course, the game is never decided by the #1 votes, but very telling.
Brief Encounter went up a bit in my estimation after a recent re-watch; probably would have had it in the 11-20 range before; and really I ought to watch the Carné film again, it's been too long, but I'm leaving it at the top anyway. I'm disappointed in the relatively low number of votes for my #2 choice so far, but I've already grown resigned to P&P not being all that popular on this forum.

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Post by St. Gloede » March 26th, 2020, 3:44 pm

I love P&P, this is one of only 2-3 films from the 40s that wouldn't crack my top 10 of the year.

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Post by OldAle1 » March 26th, 2020, 3:51 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 3:44 pm
I love P&P, this is one of only 2-3 films from the 40s that wouldn't crack my top 10 of the year.
It's probably my second-favorite of theirs after A Canterbury Tale; most seem to prefer their color films but I think they're probably underrated here overall, at least in comparison with critical consensus. I mean IKWIG is the fourth-highest rated film from this year on TSPDT but it doesn't look like it will crack the top 10, maybe not the top 20 for this poll.

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Post by St. Gloede » March 26th, 2020, 4:19 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 3:51 pm
St. Gloede wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 3:44 pm
I love P&P, this is one of only 2-3 films from the 40s that wouldn't crack my top 10 of the year.
It's probably my second-favorite of theirs after A Canterbury Tale; most seem to prefer their color films but I think they're probably underrated here overall, at least in comparison with critical consensus. I mean IKWIG is the fourth-highest rated film from this year on TSPDT but it doesn't look like it will crack the top 10, maybe not the top 20 for this poll.
It is really surprising honestly. I really like it but the tone/comedy just didn't win me completely over, and I have always been in a very tiny minority with that experience. Perhaps this is the one place where I'm not.

In terms of preferences, I'd go: A Matter of Life and Death, Blimp , Red Shoes, Canterbury Tale , Black Narcissus , Small Back Room (with Peeping Tom thrown in around the top if counting all of Powell's filmography).

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Post by St. Gloede » March 26th, 2020, 4:20 pm

*Just realized that Pressburger wrote Contraband, never prioritized it as I thought it was a solo Powell, will need to get around to it now.

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Post by OldAle1 » March 26th, 2020, 5:05 pm

Well, I have to admit that Wendy Hiller in particular takes some getting used to and her presence I'm sure is problematic for a lot of people; to me it's the wild. mystical romanticism of the thing - also present in A Canterbury Tale, Gone to Earth and other films to a certain extent - that really moves me.

Powell top 10 (1-8 are all on my overall favorites list)

1. A Canterbury Tale
2. I Know Where I'm Going!
3. The Thief of Bagdad
4. The Tales of Hoffman
5. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
6. Peeping Tom
7. The Red Shoes
8. Black Narcissus
9. A Matter of Life and Death
10. Gone to Earth

To be fair I really need to see most of these, particularly 4-5 and 9-10, again.


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Post by jdidaco » March 26th, 2020, 9:56 pm

Thanks for hosting, gromit. Some titles I like, unranked,


Två människor (Dreyer)
Jealousy (Machatý)
Kitty (Leisen)
Yolanda and the Thief (Minnelli)
The Enchanted Cottage (Cromwell)
Story of G.I. Joe (Wellman)
The Spanish Main (Borzage)
The Horn Blows at Midnight (Walsh)
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Siodmak)
Club Havana (Ulmer)
Sortilèges (Christian-Jaque)
La fiancée des ténèbres (de Poligny)
Blondine (Mahé)
Falbalas (Becker)
Kashchey bessmertnyy (Rou)
Las abandonadas (Fernández)
Crepúsculo (Bracho)
La vida en un hilo (Neville)
Pink String and Sealing Wax (Hamer)
Do Not Disturb (Moholy-Nagy)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038196/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037829/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037849/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038262/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037671/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038120/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038108/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037300/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037790/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037605/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038123/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204319/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0136734/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035853/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167227/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036577/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0132064/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038219/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037991/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11912314/reference

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Post by cayado-coro » March 27th, 2020, 3:10 pm

20 in alphabetical order:
Anchors Aweigh (Sidney)
The Bells of St. Mary's (McCarey)
Detour (Ulmer)
The Horn Blows at Midnight (Walsh)
I Know Where I'm Going!' (Powell & Pressburger)
The Last Chance (Lindtberg)
Leave Her to Heaven (Stahl)
Life Begins Anew (Mattoli)
Life on a Thread (Neville)
Love Letters (Dieterle)
Naïs (Leboursier)
Paris Frills (Becker)
Rome, Open City (Rossellini)
Scarlet Street (Lang)
The Southerner (Renoir)
The Spanish Main (Borzage)
Swan Song (Christensen)
They Were Expendable (Ford)
Two Anonymous Letters (Camerini)
Two People (Dreyer)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037514/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037536/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037638/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037790/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037800/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037871/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037865/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038225/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038219/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037885/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037936/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035853/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038890/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038057/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038107/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038108/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0184326/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038160/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036781/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038196/

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Post by gromit82 » March 28th, 2020, 2:35 am

This is just a reminder to say that there is about a day and a half left to vote in this poll. As I mentioned, the poll will close Sunday morning (for voters in the U.S.).

If you haven't posted the URLs for your list yet, please make sure to do so.

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Post by sol » March 28th, 2020, 2:43 am

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Post by MoTH » March 28th, 2020, 4:26 am

Ranked list:

1. Les Enfants du paradis / Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné)
2. Sanjûsangen-dô, tôshiya monogatari / A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo (Mikio Naruse)
3. 'I Know Where I'm Going' (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
4. Le miserie del signor Travet / His Young Wife (Mario Soldati)
5. Naïs (Raymond Leboursier)
6. Pobeda na Pravoberezhnoy Ukraine i izgnanie nemetsikh zakhvatchikov za predely ukrainskikh sovietskikh zemel / Victory on the Right-Bank Ukraine and the Expulsion of the German Invaders from the Boundaries of the Ukrainian Soviet Lands (Aleksandr Dovzhenko and Yuliya Solntseva)
7. Roma, città aperta / Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini)
8. Chelovek No. 217 / Girl No. 217 (Mikhail Romm)
9. Arşın Mal Alan / The Cloth Peddler (Nikolay Leshchenko and Rza Takhmasib)
10. Falbalas / Paris Frills (Jacques Becker)
11. The Southerner (Jean Renoir)
12. Tsogt Taij (T. Khurlee)
13. Odnazhdy nochyu / Dark is the Night (Boris Barnet)
14. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne / Ladies of the Park (Robert Bresson)
15. Leave Her to Heaven (John Stahl)
16. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan)
17. The Story of G.I. Joe (William A. Wellman)
18. They Were Expendable (John Ford and Robert Montgomery)
19. Via mala / Bad Path (Josef von Báky)
20. Swing Shift Cinderella (Tex Avery)


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Post by gromit82 » March 29th, 2020, 3:41 am

Hi, everybody. There are less than 12 hours left to vote in this poll.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » March 29th, 2020, 7:48 am

Thank you for hosting the poll, gromit.

Here are 20 I love from 1945, loosely ranked:

01. 'The Lost Weekend' - Director: Billy Wilder
02. 'Brief Encounter' - Director: David Lean
03. 'The Cummington Story' - Directors: Helen Grayson, Larry Madison
04. 'Story of G.I. Joe' - Director: William A. Wellman
05. 'The Way to the Stars' - Director: Anthony Asquith
06. 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' - Director: Elia Kazan
07. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' - Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
08. 'Blithe Spirit' - Director: David Lean
09. 'A Walk in the Sun' - Director: Lewis Milestone
10. 'Falbalas' - Director: Jacques Becker
11. 'Anchors Aweigh' - Directors: George Sidney, Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
12. 'The Body Snatcher' -Director: Robert Wise
13. 'The Vampire's Ghost' - Director: Lesley Selander
14. 'Swarga Seema' - Director: B.N. Reddi
15. 'Wonder Man' - Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
16. 'Fallen Angel' - Director: Otto Preminger
17. 'La vida en un hilo' - Director: Edgar Neville
18. 'Detour' - Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
19. 'El destino se disculpa' - Director: José Luis Sáenz de Heredia
20. 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' - Director: Albert Lewin

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037884/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037558/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122447/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038120/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038238/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038190/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037800/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038363/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038235/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035853/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037514/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037549/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038214/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259604/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038260/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037691/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038219/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037638/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036756/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037988/

:cheers:
That's all, folks!


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Post by ororama » March 29th, 2020, 2:39 pm

1. I Know Where I'm Going (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
2. Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang)
3. Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini)
4. Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger)
5. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Elia Kazan)
6. The Southerner (Jean Renoir)
7. Dead of Night (Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer)
8. San Pietro (John Huston)
9. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson)
10. The House I Live In (Mervyn LeRoy)
11. They Were Expendable (John Ford, Robert Montgomery)
12. The Clock (Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann)
13. Hangover Square (John Brahm)
14. Blithe Spirit (David Lean)
15. The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise)
16. The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder)
17. The Bells of St. Mary's (Leo McCarey)
18. Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz)
19. State Fair (Walter Lang)
20. Dillinger (Max Nosseck)

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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 29th, 2020, 3:08 pm

1. Brief Encounter
2. The Lost Weekend
3. Roma città aperta
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray
5. Dead of Night
6. Mildred Pierce
7. Spellbound
8. Hangover Square
9. I Know Where I'm Going!
10. San Pietro
11. Le vampire
12. Fallen Angel
13. My Name Is Julia Ross
14. Detour
15. Scarlett Street
16. Blithe Spirit
17. A Study in Choreography for Camera

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Post by gromit82 » March 29th, 2020, 3:25 pm

I'm closing the poll now. Please don't change your ballot, except if I have sent you a PM to let you know something needs to be fixed (like adding the list of URLs for your films).

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