Red Planet Films
Welcome to icm Forum's take on the essential film canon. A hybrid between Desert Island Discs and Film School curricula, this fun project is intended to showcase the films that the forum holds in the highest esteem, whether for their technical prowess, aesthetic beauty, engaging plot, or general warm-fuzziness.
How do I submit a list? Each person may submit up to 50 films. All lists will be unranked. You can submit an imdb list, icm list, letterboxd list, or post a list of imdb urls in a spoiler tag.
Which films should I include on my list? The premise is you have been selected to join the first Terran colony on Mars, the red planet. One of your responsibilities will be teaching film studies to the first generation of Martians. You are allowed to bring 50 films with you to teach about in your classes, which will also double as a preservation service should anything catastrophic happen on Earth before the next scheduled colonization. You are encouraged to pick the films of cultural, historical, and/or technical excellence/importance, that best exemplify what the medium of film has to offer. Since streaming from Earth won't be possible, these will be the only 50 films available to everyone on the planet.
How will the list be calculated? Films will be ranked by the number of lists they appear on. List length is to be determined, but a tentative goal is around 96 films. Why? Because a Martian year has 96 weeks, so one film per week. If there are too many ties, I may have a second round where users rank the films that make the cutoff to decide the final ranking.
When is the deadline for submissions? 11:59:59 p.m. July 18th, 2021, Hawaiian Standard Time.
Original Discussion Thread: here
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Dolwphin: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/dolw ... /dolwphin/
Perception de Ambiguity: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls505166369/
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Jimi Antiloop: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls505284207/
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