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iCM Forum World Cup - Season 2 - Quarter Finals schedule

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Post by joachimt » December 2nd, 2016, 11:10 pm

Welcome to the schedule of iCM Forum World Cup - Season 2 - Quarter Finals. If you don't know what this is. Read the preparation topic.

Rules in the Quarter Finals:
- You must watch both films in a match before you vote.
- To vote, rank the 2 films from most favorite to least favorite. (note: you're ranking the individual films, not the countries)
- The winner of the match is the film that receives the most #1-votes.
- If there's no winner at the deadline, there's a three day extension of the match.

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Match A: Dec 4 - Dec 18Show
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JapanFisshu sutôrîFish Story2009mjf314linklink
EgyptAl-boustaguyThe Postman1968tommy_leazaqlinklink
Match B: Dec 14 - Dec 28Show
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Czech RepublicBaron PrásilThe Outrageous Baron Munchausen1962funkybusinesslinklink
USAThe Swimmer1968klaus78linklink
Match C: Dec 25 - Jan 8Show
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HungaryEltávozott nap The Girl1968beavislinklink
ItalyI compagniThe Organizer1963sortile9iolinklink
Match D: Jan 4 - Jan 18Show
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SpainEl cochecitoThe Little Coach1960montylinklink
TaiwanGuang yin de gu shiIn Our Time1982Carmel98linklink
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Post by monty » December 2nd, 2016, 11:27 pm

Kudos to mjf for going with a comedy - a bold choice indeed. Also, that Egyptian pick looks intriguing...
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Post by zuma » December 3rd, 2016, 12:26 am

Notes:

5 films to watch! Bad/good news

Match B is gold.

Beavis picked a film with 5 checks! Bold, man.

I think Mjf secently wants to lose given what he could have picked. ;)

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » December 3rd, 2016, 12:36 am

I feel bad for klaus. His choice for USA is excellent... But funky's is easily one of my favourite films.
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Post by mjf314 » December 3rd, 2016, 12:52 am

zuma on Dec 2 2016, 05:26:23 PM wrote:I think Mjf secently wants to lose given what he could have picked. ;)
If I wanted to maximize my chance of winning, I'd pick something like When a Woman Ascends the Stairs or Late Autumn, but that would be boring because everyone already knows that those films are good.

Fish Story has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. I hope this forum will agree with the critics.

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Post by monty » December 3rd, 2016, 12:55 am

mjf314 on Dec 2 2016, 05:52:15 PM wrote:Fish Story has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. I hope this forum will agree with the critics.
I have high hopes for your pick, mjf. I really dig the weird Japanese sense of humour.

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Post by Armoreska » December 3rd, 2016, 1:08 am

The pairing of countries is pretty much perfect for setting up huge semifinals if nothing out of the ordinary happens.

Only seen Italy.
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Post by monty » December 3rd, 2016, 2:08 am

For what it's worth, my money is on the Baron.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » December 3rd, 2016, 5:21 am

Just finished Fish Story. I can confirm that it sucks. It's not even that absurdist. It looks like it was made for the type of people that are absolutely in love with everything that has to do with Japan, and end all of their sentences with desu.
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Post by joachimt » December 3rd, 2016, 9:53 am

We really love the 60's, btw. 6 out of 8 movies are from that decade.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » December 3rd, 2016, 11:13 am

Ettinauer226XL on Dec 2 2016, 05:36:08 PM wrote:I feel bad for klaus. His choice for USA is excellent... But funky's is easily one of my favourite films.
So US is a sure victory, keeping in mind your previous similar statements. ;)

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Post by sortile9io » December 3rd, 2016, 11:14 am

And USA alone has more checks than the other seven countries put together. Only seen two.

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Post by brokenface » December 3rd, 2016, 11:54 am

Match B is a killer, love both.

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Post by RBG » December 4th, 2016, 3:56 am

Al-boustaguy recently translated by a friend of mine. he'll be pleased ^_^
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Post by Gershwin » December 4th, 2016, 9:12 pm

Baron Prasil is good, The Swimmer is absolutely great, stunning, awesome. One of the best American films I know. A sure winner in my book.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » December 4th, 2016, 9:19 pm

RBG on Dec 3 2016, 08:56:06 PM wrote:Al-boustaguy recently translated by a friend of mine. he'll be pleased ^_^
Maybe he can do some other films in Arabic language, not Egyptian. Like El faham. Do you hear me, kanafani? :whistling:
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » December 4th, 2016, 9:30 pm

Gershwin on Dec 4 2016, 02:12:01 PM wrote:Baron Prasil is good, The Swimmer is absolutely great, stunning, awesome. One of the best American films I know. A sure winner in my book.
I wouldn't call this film accessible though. It reminded me of Cosmopolis. I can see this turning off a few voters.
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Post by blocho » December 5th, 2016, 8:50 am

Ettinauer226XL on Dec 4 2016, 02:30:51 PM wrote:
Gershwin on Dec 4 2016, 02:12:01 PM wrote:Baron Prasil is good, The Swimmer is absolutely great, stunning, awesome. One of the best American films I know. A sure winner in my book.
I wouldn't call this film accessible though. It reminded me of Cosmopolis. I can see this turning off a few voters.
I know what you mean, though I hated Cosmopolis and very much liked The Swimmer.

The Swimmer is not an easy watch. It's weird and unsettling. And even though I'm the furthest thing from a suburbanite, it filled me with a powerful sense of dread.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » December 9th, 2016, 8:08 am

beavis: out of curiosity, why did you choose that film out of her filmography? I think it's a good film, but I would have went with something like Adoption.

The choice for Taiwan shows the flaw of anthology films. It looks like they're all debut shorts of a few directors. The problem is that one of them is Edward Yang. The first one was alright, Yang's short was obviously awesome, and the other 2 were mediocre, especially in comparison to Yang's.
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Post by Carmel1379 » December 9th, 2016, 6:26 pm

Ettinauer226XL on Dec 9 2016, 01:08:47 AM wrote:The choice for Taiwan shows the flaw of anthology films. It looks like they're all debut shorts of a few directors. The problem is that one of them is Edward Yang. The first one was alright, Yang's short was obviously awesome, and the other 2 were mediocre, especially in comparison to Yang's.
I think it's a nice debut experiment by people that'd be associated with the Taiwanese New Wave. You're right the segments are of varying degrees, but I presumed that even the worse ones would be fairly palatable for the forum. We'll see how it goes.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » January 4th, 2017, 12:47 am

The last QF will start tomorrow already again. Will you also open the nominations thread then, joachim? So that can close about at the same time and the SF's can start soon after the QFs.

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Post by joachimt » January 4th, 2017, 6:03 pm

Lonewolf2003 on Jan 3 2017, 05:47:28 PM wrote:The last QF will start tomorrow already again. Will you also open the nominations thread then, joachim? So that can close about at the same time and the SF's can start soon after the QFs.
Good idea. I won't close the nominations right after QF-D. The winner of that match might need a few days extra.
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Post by monty » January 4th, 2017, 6:46 pm

joachimt on Jan 4 2017, 11:03:53 AM wrote:I won't close the nominations right after QF-D. The winner of that match might need a few days extra.
How about a week?

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Post by joachimt » January 4th, 2017, 6:52 pm

monty on Jan 4 2017, 11:46:38 AM wrote:
joachimt on Jan 4 2017, 11:03:53 AM wrote:I won't close the nominations right after QF-D. The winner of that match might need a few days extra.
How about a week?
Something like that. 5 to 7 days. Don't want to leave too much time in between. I'll pick the date later today.
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Post by Gershwin » January 4th, 2017, 10:22 pm

joachimt on Jan 4 2017, 11:52:56 AM wrote:
monty on Jan 4 2017, 11:46:38 AM wrote:
joachimt on Jan 4 2017, 11:03:53 AM wrote:I won't close the nominations right after QF-D. The winner of that match might need a few days extra.
How about a week?
Something like that. 5 to 7 days. Don't want to leave too much time in between. I'll pick the date later today.
I wouldn't mind a bit more time. We're near the end now, so people are not going to quit because of a lower frequency of matches. It only adds to the tension. :sweat:
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