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World Cup, Season 2, Match QF-B: Czechia vs USA

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World Cup, Season 2, Match QF-B: Czechia vs USA

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Post by joachimt » December 26th, 2016, 7:53 am

ImageBaron Prásil - ImageThe Swimmer: 12 - 19

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » December 26th, 2016, 8:28 am

Easy round for me.
1. The Swimmer 9/10
2. Baron Prasil 5/10

Watched The Swimmer a few months ago and was very impressed. It really sells it's surrealism within normality style with a great performance from Lancaster. Prasil, on the other hand, was a big disappointment. Yeah the visuals are really creative, but the story is dull and not helped at all by the excessive narration.

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#83

Post by Angel Glez » December 26th, 2016, 11:18 am

1. The Swimmer
2. The Outrageous Baron Munchausen

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Post by tommy_leazaq » December 27th, 2016, 4:46 am

1. Baron Prasil - 8. Fascinating adventure. Baron was an interesting character. Visuals were really creative. Bit boring at times though. Reminded bit of Prince Achmed.

2. The Swimmer - 7. Excellent performance by Burt. Nice cinematography and an excellent haunting score. But the problem is I could predict the ending from the second house itself. So the only thing that kept me going was how the design of the next pool was going to be.

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#85

Post by weirdboy » December 27th, 2016, 6:44 am

1. The Swimmer
2. Baron Prasil

I enjoyed both movies but I think Lancaster's performance wins out for me.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » December 27th, 2016, 8:40 am

tommy_leazaq on Dec 26 2016, 09:46:10 PM wrote:1. Baron Prasil - 8. Fascinating adventure. Baron was an interesting character. Visuals were really creative. Bit boring at times though. Reminded bit of Prince Achmed.
I thought I was the only one who thought this..
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Post by cayado-coro » December 27th, 2016, 7:22 pm

1.Baron Prásil
2.The Swimmer

Nothing directed by Frank Perry has impressed me so far.

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Post by monty » December 27th, 2016, 7:44 pm

cayado-coro on Dec 27 2016, 12:22:41 PM wrote:Nothing directed by Frank Perry has impressed me so far.
Indeed. :thumbsup:

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Post by metaller » December 27th, 2016, 7:45 pm

1. The Swimmer 8/10
2. Baron Prasil 6.5/10

The Swimmer is another showcase why perhaps the late 60s and early 70s are my favorite period for American dramas. Such a fine unraveling of the upper class. And such a fine performance by Lancaster. All tied together with neat direction.
Baron Prasil has a splendid style, but its storytelling is stale as it can be.
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Post by joachimt » December 27th, 2016, 7:51 pm

ImageBaron Prásil - ImageThe Swimmer: 14 - 23

Can we reach 40 votes?!
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Post by Dolwphin » December 28th, 2016, 6:04 pm

joachimt on Dec 27 2016, 12:51:54 PM wrote:ImageBaron Prásil - ImageThe Swimmer: 14 - 23

Can we reach 40 votes?!
Fucking Russians! <_<
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Post by Armoreska » December 28th, 2016, 8:07 pm

Dolwphin on Dec 28 2016, 11:04:47 AM wrote:
joachimt on Dec 27 2016, 12:51:54 PM wrote:ImageBaron Prásil - ImageThe Swimmer: 14 - 23

Can we reach 40 votes?!
Fucking Russians! <_<
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Post by Fergenaprido » December 29th, 2016, 7:43 am

I saw Baron two years ago. I wasn't really impressed by it, and I don't understand all of the love heaped upon it.

I watched The Swimmer tonight. It was rather disappointing. I expected more of the mystery to be revealed given that Burt's delusional schoolboy earnestness was so blatantly out of touch with reality. The pandering closeups, continuity breaks, and fake rain/set at the end really put a damper on it for me as well.

I thought the US would get my vote...

1. Czechia - Baron Prásil - 7.0
2. USA - The Swimmer - 6ish

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Post by Mario Gaborović » December 29th, 2016, 4:53 pm

ImageBaron Prásil - ImageThe Swimmer: 15 - 23

United States of America advances.

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Post by joachimt » December 29th, 2016, 4:54 pm

Mario Gaborović on Dec 29 2016, 09:53:06 AM wrote:ImageBaron Prásil - ImageThe Swimmer: 15 - 23

United States of America advances.
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Post by joachimt » December 29th, 2016, 4:56 pm

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Post by monty » December 29th, 2016, 5:04 pm

joachimt on Dec 29 2016, 09:54:42 AM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Dec 29 2016, 09:53:06 AM wrote:ImageBaron Prásil - ImageThe Swimmer: 15 - 23

United States of America advances.
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Post by joachimt » December 29th, 2016, 5:09 pm

monty on Dec 29 2016, 10:04:07 AM wrote:
joachimt on Dec 29 2016, 09:54:42 AM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Dec 29 2016, 09:53:06 AM wrote:ImageBaron Prásil - ImageThe Swimmer: 15 - 23

United States of America advances.
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Post by Nathan Treadway » December 30th, 2016, 7:54 am

This is like the 5th or 6th round I've participated in.. I don't think I've voted for the winner yet.
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Post by joachimt » December 30th, 2016, 9:57 am

treadwaynathan on Dec 30 2016, 12:54:06 AM wrote:This is like the 5th or 6th round I've participated in.. I don't think I've voted for the winner yet.
QF-B: Baron Prasil (loser)
QF-A: Al-Boustaguy (winner)
2H: Kairat (loser)
2G: Lisice (loser)
2F: Suite Habana (very big loser)
1G: R (2nd place)
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Post by Nathan Treadway » December 30th, 2016, 10:14 am

joachimt on Dec 30 2016, 02:57:39 AM wrote:
treadwaynathan on Dec 30 2016, 12:54:06 AM wrote:This is like the 5th or 6th round I've participated in.. I don't think I've voted for the winner yet.
QF-B: Baron Prasil (loser)
QF-A: Al-Boustaguy (winner)
2H: Kairat (loser)
2G: Lisice (loser)
2F: Suite Habana (very big loser)
1G: R (2nd place)
HAHA I knew my track record wasn't all that great. I'd forgotten that Egypt won last round.

In all honesty, I'd take The Swimmer over a lot of the other films from this world cup, although I didn't vote for it. It really could've gone either way for me this round, I loved both of them for completely different reasons. (The deciding factor was "What country would I like to see more from....?" US is going to lose that every time, mainly because I have access to more American films than any other country, for obvious reasons.)
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“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:37-40)

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