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World Cup, Season 2, Match SF-B: Spain vs USA

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Post by Angel Glez » February 15th, 2017, 11:07 am

1. Yellow Sky
2. Elisa, My Life

A good Wellman against a bad Saura, there's no comparison.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 17th, 2017, 1:00 am

1. Yellow Sky (1948): 8.0 - apart from the ridiculous ending to clearly satisfy the censors and the disturbing independent woman really just needs a strong man vibe that drifts underneath the movie this was a good Western.

2. Elisa, vida mía (1977): 7.8

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » February 17th, 2017, 1:01 am

1. Yellow Sky (1948)
2. Elisa, vida mía [Elisa, My Life] (1977)
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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 17th, 2017, 1:09 am

ImageElisa, vida mía - ImageYellow Sky: 10 - 16

3.5 days left.

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Post by monty » February 17th, 2017, 1:18 am

Is that your cowpoke gene kicking in, Art?

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » February 17th, 2017, 2:53 am

No it's the fact that Saura fucking sucks.

Elisa was quite good though.
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Post by Nathan Treadway » February 17th, 2017, 9:39 am

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Post by zhangalan » February 18th, 2017, 9:00 am

1. Yellow Sky
2. Elisa

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Post by metaller » February 18th, 2017, 6:53 pm

I have watched both during this week, but didn't post yet, because I just couldn't decide which of the two I prefer.
Both have a lot of good aspects and some things I didn't care for. Of course both are vastly different films so it's even harder to compare.
I finally decided on giving Elisa the top spot because it has a really unusual approach, and is something you don't see every day. And it really suceeds in approaching a feeling or a mood through its unusal narrative.
That's not to put down Yellow Sky, which was a damn fine western with strong characters and a very good direction. I especially liked some fancy framing and shot compositions.

1. Elisa 7.5/10
2. Yellow Sky 7.5/10
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Post by joachimt » February 18th, 2017, 9:25 pm

ImageElisa, vida mía - ImageYellow Sky: 11 - 18

Before metaller posted Yellow Sky sneaked into the list of movies with more than 5 votes in a row:

Il posto (18)
Los santos inocentes (11)
Al boustaguy (8)
Bab el hadid (7)
Court (7)
I compagni (7)
Il Sorpasso (7)
Lucky Star (7)
Borgman (6)
Duo sang (6)
Petla (6)
Petla (6)
Yellow Sky (6)
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Post by monty » February 18th, 2017, 10:25 pm

Still 1day13hours left, i.e., there's still time for all of those who failed to understand/appreciate the Saura film to rewatch it...
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Post by joachimt » February 18th, 2017, 11:18 pm

I just added a poll to the OP of the Semi-finals schedule topic to decide whether we'll do a 3rd place match. Please vote.
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Post by Gershwin » February 19th, 2017, 1:44 am

1. Saura
2. Wellman
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Post by tommy_leazaq » February 19th, 2017, 4:21 am

1. Yellow Sky - 7
2. Elisa, My Life - 6.2

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Post by monty » February 19th, 2017, 11:24 pm

So who has yet to vote?

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 19th, 2017, 11:29 pm

monty on Feb 19 2017, 04:24:04 PM wrote:So who has yet to vote?
Fergenaprido I think.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » February 19th, 2017, 11:56 pm

Me. I've seen Yellow Sky, it's fine but stands out more for what it could do and fails to than what's actually on screen, so Elisa has the advantage, but I have to get around to watching it.

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Post by joachimt » February 20th, 2017, 7:37 am

5.5 hours left.
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » February 20th, 2017, 10:13 am

1. Elisa, My Life - 8/10
2. Yellow Sky - 6/10

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Post by mjf314 » February 20th, 2017, 11:42 am

1. Elisa, vida mía
2. Yellow Sky

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Post by Fergenaprido » February 20th, 2017, 1:16 pm

Shit, I forgot to vote and got really busy at work. But voting anyway because the tally isn't up yet :D

1. Yellow Sky
2. Elisa, vida mia

The western was decent, but I got bored after the first half hour with the Saura. Just didn't connect with me, and Geraldine Chaplin's accent was really distracting (though I admired her Spanish).

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Post by sortile9io » February 20th, 2017, 1:41 pm

Speaking of Saura and westerns, I just read that he and Geraldine Chaplin, who was his couple by the time they made "Elisa, vida mía", had a son named Shane. I don't know if they were thinking of George Stevens' film though. Just a mere trivia.

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Post by joachimt » February 20th, 2017, 2:05 pm

Match is over. USA wins.

ImageElisa, vida mía - ImageYellow Sky: 14 - 20
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Post by joachimt » February 20th, 2017, 2:09 pm

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » February 20th, 2017, 5:52 pm

Fergenaprido on Feb 20 2017, 06:16:15 AM wrote: Geraldine Chaplin's accent was really distracting (though I admired her Spanish).
Yeah that was strange, particularly since the strength of her accent seemed to vary scene to scene, sometimes it was really strong and others it was barely noticeable.

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Post by Fergenaprido » February 21st, 2017, 6:16 am

PeacefulAnarchy on Feb 20 2017, 10:52:16 AM wrote:
Fergenaprido on Feb 20 2017, 06:16:15 AM wrote: Geraldine Chaplin's accent was really distracting (though I admired her Spanish).
Yeah that was strange, particularly since the strength of her accent seemed to vary scene to scene, sometimes it was really strong and others it was barely noticeable.
It was most noticeable with her Cs and Zs. It didn't make sense to me that her entire family would pronounce them like English TH, but she pronounced them like S. If her character had been an outsider from Latin America or the south of Spain it wouldn't have been an issue for me. I guess sometimes ignorance is bliss, and I suppose films from other countries where the accents/dialects are mixed up but I don't notice them likely irritate local viewers as well.

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Post by jvv » February 21st, 2017, 10:09 am

Fergenaprido on Feb 20 2017, 11:16:56 PM wrote:I guess sometimes ignorance is bliss, and I suppose films from other countries where the accents/dialects are mixed up but I don't notice them likely irritate local viewers as well.
Indeed.

A few weeks ago I watched Storm: Letters van Vuur, which was set in Antwerp, but quite a few of the supporting actors had a noticeable Amsterdam accent.

Most of the main characters didn't sound like they would be from Antwerp either, but at least their accent was more "neutral".

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