Welcome to the ICM Forum. If you have an account but have trouble logging in, or have other questions, see THIS THREAD.
500<400 (Nominations Sep 22nd)
Polls: Animation (Results), 2016 awards (Aug 25th), 1987 (Aug 25th), Benelux (Aug 30th), Knockout competition (Round 1)
Challenges: Romance, UK/Ireland, <400 Checks
Film of the Week: The Great White Silence, September nominations (Aug 30th)

World Cup, Season 3, Match 2A: France vs USA vs Taiwan (Sep 9th)

Nopros
Donator
Posts: 2050
Joined: May 16, 2011
Contact:

Re: World Cup, Season 3, Match 2A: France vs USA vs Taiwan (Sep 9th)

#81

Post by Nopros » September 9th, 2018, 1:17 pm

Uh oh, this is getting exciting again.

User avatar
Mario Gaborović
Posts: 3107
Joined: Apr 11, 2014
Location: Pančevo
Contact:

#82

Post by Mario Gaborović » September 9th, 2018, 2:58 pm

19 hours left. USA is leading by just two points.

User avatar
Armoreska
Posts: 11190
Joined: Nov 01, 2012
Location: Ukraine
Contact:

#83

Post by Armoreska » September 9th, 2018, 4:10 pm

It still needs at least 2 #1s
One more vote for USA will seal the victory.
Image
currently working towards a vegan/low waste world + thru such film lists (besides TV): 2010s bests, RW Fassbinder, Luis Bunuel, Yasujiro Ozu, Eric Rohmer, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, 17+ sci-fi lists on watchlist, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

User avatar
Fergenaprido
Donator
Posts: 3142
Joined: Jun 03, 2014
Location: Malaysia
Contact:

#84

Post by Fergenaprido » September 9th, 2018, 4:27 pm

1. USA - The Last Command - 7.5-8ish
2. TWN - Dao cao ren [Strawman] - 7ish
3. FRA - Alexandre le bienheureux [Alexander the Blessed] - 6-6.5ish

The Russians come again to aid a country to victory. Good silent drama with a notable leading performance from Jannings. Didn't realize Powell got his start in silents; seems he's developing his smirk already.

A lot in the first half of Strawman got lost in translation, but it started to pull together. Let's laugh at poor stupid people suffering from war. Yay. Some nice moments, though.

You can hardly call your film a critique of work culture when every single character is unlikeable, has questionable motivation, and the best thing about the film is a well-trained dog. Everyone in this just irritated me immensely. Plus, the "let's create a woman who is a shrew and has no other purpose in life than to annoy a man and then kill her off and replace her with a dog" thing disagrees with my stomach. There's nothing wrong with idleness, but this film doesn't depict that, it depicts sloth.

User avatar
Lilarcor
Donator
Posts: 2733
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
Contact:

#85

Post by Lilarcor » September 9th, 2018, 5:17 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
September 9th, 2018, 4:27 pm
A lot in the first half of Strawman got lost in translation, but it started to pull together. Let's laugh at poor stupid people suffering from war. Yay. Some nice moments, though.

You can hardly call your film a critique of work culture when every single character is unlikeable, has questionable motivation, and the best thing about the film is a well-trained dog. Everyone in this just irritated me immensely. Plus, the "let's create a woman who is a shrew and has no other purpose in life than to annoy a man and then kill her off and replace her with a dog" thing disagrees with my stomach. There's nothing wrong with idleness, but this film doesn't depict that, it depicts sloth.
I felt like the farmers were not only victims in Strawman - they are shown as resilient and bold. For this reading I think the first scene with the song "loudness war" is essential, were they are shown as resisting Japanese influence in an arena where this is possible. To me, the film is more of a satire on Japan and their occupation of the country, a taboo subject very shortly before this film was released.

I fully agree with your comments on Alexander, well said.

Mochard
Posts: 1987
Joined: May 13, 2011
Location: California, USA was Manchester, UK
Contact:

#86

Post by Mochard » September 9th, 2018, 5:35 pm

1. The Last Command - 8/10
2. Dao cao ren - 6/10
3. Alexandre le bienheureux - 5/10

User avatar
RBG
Posts: 6106
Joined: Feb 13, 2016
Location: desert usa
Contact:

#87

Post by RBG » September 9th, 2018, 5:54 pm

w00t there it is
icm + ltbxd

NO GODS NO MASTERS

User avatar
filmbantha
Posts: 131
Joined: Jul 10, 2013
Contact:

#88

Post by filmbantha » September 9th, 2018, 6:04 pm

This has been an intense round so far, even more so than usual being one of the managers jostling for the top position. I enjoyed Alexandre and Strawman but neither film resonated with me as much as The Last Command.

1. The Last Command
2. Alexandre le bienheureux
3. Dao Cao Ren

User avatar
joachimt
Donator
Posts: 29052
Joined: Feb 16, 2012
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

#89

Post by joachimt » September 9th, 2018, 6:12 pm

Image The Last Command: 1.765 (42-26)
Image Alexandre le bienheureux: 1.971 (35-33)
Image Dao cao ren: 2.265 (25-43)

It seems the gap is getting to big now to be closed by France. 34 voters now. The last four matches of round 1 we had less than 40 votes (37, 37, 39, 36), so I wonder how many votes there are still to come.
ICM-profile
Fergenaprido: "I find your OCD to be adorable, J"

Nopros
Donator
Posts: 2050
Joined: May 16, 2011
Contact:

#90

Post by Nopros » September 9th, 2018, 6:57 pm

I didn't vote the last four, so at least 37 one would hope.

User avatar
Gershwin
Donator
Posts: 7067
Joined: May 17, 2011
Location: Leiden, NL
Contact:

#91

Post by Gershwin » September 9th, 2018, 8:06 pm

1. Alexandre le bienheureux
2. Dao cao ren
3. The Last Command

Allez les bleus!
RokP 250

Profiles: Untappd - Last.fm - iCM

User avatar
sebby
Posts: 5761
Joined: Jul 04, 2011
Contact:

#92

Post by sebby » September 10th, 2018, 5:54 am

1 the last command
2 alexander
3 strawman

tlc far and away the best of the lot.

User avatar
klaus78
Donator
Posts: 1411
Joined: Mar 27, 2013
Contact:

#93

Post by klaus78 » September 10th, 2018, 6:07 am

1. The Last Command (USA) 8/10
2. Alexandre le bienheureux (France) 8/10
3. Dao cao ren (Taiwan) 8/10
Image

User avatar
funkybusiness
Donator
Posts: 10475
Joined: Jan 22, 2013
Contact:

#94

Post by funkybusiness » September 10th, 2018, 6:58 am

1. The Last Command (USA)
2. Alexandre le bienheureux (France)
3. Dao cao ren (Taiwan)

awfully close tho.

(thanks klaus for the copypaste)

mjf314
Moderator
Posts: 10771
Joined: May 08, 2011
Contact:

#95

Post by mjf314 » September 10th, 2018, 9:21 am

1. Dao cao ren
2. Alexandre le bienheureux
3. The Last Command

User avatar
joachimt
Donator
Posts: 29052
Joined: Feb 16, 2012
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

#96

Post by joachimt » September 10th, 2018, 10:01 am

Deadline over. USA wins. I'll post more later.....
ICM-profile
Fergenaprido: "I find your OCD to be adorable, J"

User avatar
joachimt
Donator
Posts: 29052
Joined: Feb 16, 2012
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

#97

Post by joachimt » September 10th, 2018, 11:19 am

Image The Last Command: 1.769 (48-30)
Image Alexandre le bienheureux: 1.949 (41-37)
Image Dao cao ren: 2.282 (28-50)

Congratulations to filmbantha for proceeding to the quarter finals. Also thanks to klaus78 and mjf314 for playing and to the 39 people who voted this match.

Image
ICM-profile
Fergenaprido: "I find your OCD to be adorable, J"

User avatar
Armoreska
Posts: 11190
Joined: Nov 01, 2012
Location: Ukraine
Contact:

#98

Post by Armoreska » September 10th, 2018, 11:44 am

1A always has most participation regardless of how bad and numerous the movies are compared to the rest. Now there's one less movie, match A again, all 3 are pretty great, official and still only managing to beat the last 4 matchups.
And did I mention it seemed close so your vote could have mattered.
Image
currently working towards a vegan/low waste world + thru such film lists (besides TV): 2010s bests, RW Fassbinder, Luis Bunuel, Yasujiro Ozu, Eric Rohmer, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, 17+ sci-fi lists on watchlist, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

User avatar
joachimt
Donator
Posts: 29052
Joined: Feb 16, 2012
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

#99

Post by joachimt » September 10th, 2018, 11:55 am

Armoreska wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 11:44 am
1A always has most participation regardless of how bad and numerous the movies are compared to the rest. Now there's one less movie, match A again, all 3 are pretty great, official and still only managing to beat the last 4 matchups.
And did I mention it seemed close so your vote could have mattered.
1A didn't have most participation in season 2. That was the final. After that 1E, then 1D and 1N. I don't think we'll get a drop after 2A. There are 31 people with perfect participation (13) so far. Also 5 people with 11 or 12 votes. So that 36 (almost) sure voters. Add some extra votes and I think we'll stick to this level.
ICM-profile
Fergenaprido: "I find your OCD to be adorable, J"

User avatar
joachimt
Donator
Posts: 29052
Joined: Feb 16, 2012
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

#100

Post by joachimt » September 10th, 2018, 11:56 am

klaus78 wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 6:07 am
1. The Last Command (USA) 8/10
2. Alexandre le bienheureux (France) 8/10
3. Dao cao ren (Taiwan) 8/10
This is good sportmanship, btw. Rating them all so close and still not voting for your own pick. :poshclap:
ICM-profile
Fergenaprido: "I find your OCD to be adorable, J"

User avatar
Armoreska
Posts: 11190
Joined: Nov 01, 2012
Location: Ukraine
Contact:

#101

Post by Armoreska » September 10th, 2018, 12:10 pm

joachimt wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 11:56 am
klaus78 wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 6:07 am
1. The Last Command (USA) 8/10
2. Alexandre le bienheureux (France) 8/10
3. Dao cao ren (Taiwan) 8/10
This is good sportmanship, btw. Rating them all so close and still not voting for your own pick. :poshclap:
Nothing doing when you've already lost. Now try and do that in the first week.
Image
currently working towards a vegan/low waste world + thru such film lists (besides TV): 2010s bests, RW Fassbinder, Luis Bunuel, Yasujiro Ozu, Eric Rohmer, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, 17+ sci-fi lists on watchlist, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

User avatar
Gershwin
Donator
Posts: 7067
Joined: May 17, 2011
Location: Leiden, NL
Contact:

#102

Post by Gershwin » September 10th, 2018, 2:50 pm

joachimt wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 11:55 am
Armoreska wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 11:44 am
1A always has most participation regardless of how bad and numerous the movies are compared to the rest. Now there's one less movie, match A again, all 3 are pretty great, official and still only managing to beat the last 4 matchups.
And did I mention it seemed close so your vote could have mattered.
1A didn't have most participation in season 2. That was the final. After that 1E, then 1D and 1N. I don't think we'll get a drop after 2A. There are 31 people with perfect participation (13) so far. Also 5 people with 11 or 12 votes. So that 36 (almost) sure voters. Add some extra votes and I think we'll stick to this level.
I'm getting quite bored with the WC though, because it lasts way too long and prevents me from watching the films I'd normally have watched. I really hope we'll reduce the number of participating countries in future versions.
RokP 250

Profiles: Untappd - Last.fm - iCM

User avatar
weirdboy
Donator
Posts: 3434
Joined: Jan 03, 2016
Contact:

#103

Post by weirdboy » September 10th, 2018, 8:37 pm

Very good match, with two of the selections already being on my favorites list before the voting started, it was a joy to re-watch and re-evaluate.

Post Reply