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Documentary Challenge (Official, December 2018)

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Post by cinephage » January 2nd, 2019, 6:43 am

05. Hotel Terminus, by Marcel Ophuls (1988) 7/10

A documentary which covers broadly its subject, however Ophuls takes too long to make a point, and a lack of context makes some parts of the doc pretty difficult to grasp...

And that will be the end of my participation to this challenge...
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01. My Winnipeg, by Guy Maddin (2007) 7,5/10
02. I am not your negro, by Raoul Peck (2016) 8/10
03. Roger and me, by Michael Moore (1989) 8/10
04. A married couple, by Allan King (1969) 8/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 2nd, 2019, 7:43 am

sol wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 6:32 am
tourdesb wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 6:28 am
Our winner is maxwelldeux with an impressive score of 140 :satstunned:
Congrats on your first Challenge win ever, max! :banana:
*mike drop*

Thanks! I'm super excited to finally get one. And I won't lie - flavo has been causing me a bit of stress the past few days...

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#483

Post by albajos » January 2nd, 2019, 7:51 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 7:43 am
sol wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 6:32 am
tourdesb wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 6:28 am
Our winner is maxwelldeux with an impressive score of 140 :satstunned:
Congrats on your first Challenge win ever, max! :banana:
*mike drop*

Thanks! I'm super excited to finally get one. And I won't lie - flavo has been causing me a bit of stress the past few days...
Tell me about it. Holding an average of 5 points every day and still in danger of losing are really tiresome. I really need a 20 point lead to calm down :lol:

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » January 2nd, 2019, 9:03 am

Hi tourdesb. I still have this final update. Hope it can be counted. My siblings commandeered the laptop for all of yesterday and I fell asleep in bed last night while reading. Had meant to get up earlier this morning to append these closing watches to my tally but bed was mightily comfortable! If they can be counted, cool. If not, so be it. Thanks for rather a fun challenge. I've particularly enjoyed my Tavernier delving and would highly recommend his fascinating series. Without further ado...

33. Voyage à travers le cinéma français (Episode: Les oubliés) / 2017, Bertrand Tavernier / 10/10 / France
34. Voyage à travers le cinéma français (Episode: Les méconnus) / 2017, Bertrand Tavernier / 8/10 / France
35. Voyage à travers le cinéma français (Episode: Mes années 1960) / 2017, Bertrand Tavernier / 8/10 / France

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And a few other docs of somewhat different hues...

36. 'Val Doonican: An Fear a Shiúil go hArd' / 'Val Doonican: The Man Who Walked Tall' / 2016, RoseAnn Foley / 6/10 / Ireland
37. 'Johnny Hallyday, la France rock'n'roll' / 2017, Jean-Christophe Rosé / 6 or 6.5/10 / France
38. 'Meetings with Ivor' / 2017, Alan Gilsenan / 7 or 7.5/10 / Ireland
39. 'The Abbey: A Riot of Their Own' / 2018, Maurice O'Brien / 5.5/10 / Ireland

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And a few shorts to close with...

40.
'Air Enterprise' / 1937, edited by Denis Segaller / 7.5/10 / UK (21 minutes)
'A Tale of the Fjords' / 1953 or 1955, Arne Sucksdorff / 7.5/10 / Sweden (12 minutes)
'Sea to Plate and Billingsgate' / 1956, no director credited / 8.5/10 / UK (18 minutes)
'Čiūtyta rūta' / 'The Dreams of the Centenarians' / 1968, Robertas Verba / 9.5/10 / Lithuania (9 minutes)
(Total: 60 minutes)

Happy New Year and thanks for hosting, tourdesb!

:cheers:
That's all, folks!

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » January 2nd, 2019, 9:15 am

Nice one, Maxwell! Very glad that you earned a victory. Fantastic way to bring the curtain down on 2018, with docs being your fave and all. Well played!
That's all, folks!

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » January 3rd, 2019, 6:46 pm

Wow - I didn't realize that Maxwell had not won a challenge before. Way to go, max! Especially appropriate since you are such a big fan of docos. :cheers: :party: :banana:

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » January 3rd, 2019, 6:49 pm

albajos wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 7:51 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 7:43 am
sol wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 6:32 am
Congrats on your first Challenge win ever, max! :banana:
*mike drop*

Thanks! I'm super excited to finally get one. And I won't lie - flavo has been causing me a bit of stress the past few days...
Tell me about it. Holding an average of 5 points every day and still in danger of losing are really tiresome. I really need a 20 point lead to calm down :lol:

Even with a 20 point lead there's always a chance of being blindsided by someone who posts that many points all at once. Being in the lead of a challenge is almost always a little nerve-racking.

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 3rd, 2019, 6:52 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 6:46 pm
Wow - I didn't realize that Maxwell had not won a challenge before. Way to go, max! Especially appropriate since you are such a big fan of docos. :cheers: :party: :banana:
Thanks! It's the only genre where I could conceivably run up a total that high.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » January 3rd, 2019, 6:53 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 6:52 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 6:46 pm
Wow - I didn't realize that Maxwell had not won a challenge before. Way to go, max! Especially appropriate since you are such a big fan of docos. :cheers: :party: :banana:
Thanks! It's the only genre where I could conceivably run up a total that high.
Beating flavo is always impressive since he regularly racks up scores well over 100.

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