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They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? (+21st Century) Challenge (Official, October 2019)

#1

Post by shugs » September 27th, 2019, 4:11 pm

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Hello, ladies and gents and welcome to the TSPDT challenge! :woot: :woot: :woot:

Goal
Watch as many movies as you can from the TSPDT lists below!

Rules
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 60 minutes of short films count as one entry.
- The miniseries rule applies (episodes over 40 mins count as one entry, otherwise add episodes up to 60 minutes to count as one entry).
- Rewatches are allowed.

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They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1-1000
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1001-2000
The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films

For new watches, please make a new post, don't edit an older one. Thanks!

Have fun and happy watching! :cheers:

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Post by Traveller » September 27th, 2019, 4:20 pm

I'm in. Will probably be focusing on the 21st Century list, but might actually (almost) finish the main list (currently at 995/1001).
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Post by sol » September 27th, 2019, 4:22 pm

Jumping the gun a bit there. The 1001-2000 list actually hasn't been made Official - yet. I'm not quite sure about the delay. I suppose there's the question of whether to make the list its own Official List or whether to add it onto the end of the Top 1000 list.
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Post by blueboybob » September 27th, 2019, 4:22 pm

Maybe I will use this as a reason to finish the last 16 movies on TSPDT

TSZDT should also count :(

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Post by Tarris1 » September 27th, 2019, 4:26 pm

Ill try to get some movies done here next month. Not sure what my focus will be yet tho

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Post by shugs » September 27th, 2019, 5:12 pm

sol wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Jumping the gun a bit there. The 1001-2000 list actually hasn't been made Official - yet. I'm not quite sure about the delay. I suppose there's the question of whether to make the list its own Official List or whether to add it onto the end of the Top 1000 list.
Yeah, my bad. Was in a hurry to make the thread before dinner. :lol: Corrected the OP.

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Post by shugs » September 27th, 2019, 5:14 pm

blueboybob wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 4:22 pm
TSZDT should also count :(
Don't forget the Horror Challenge is also in October. B)

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Post by zuma » September 27th, 2019, 5:14 pm

I have had 7 left on the main list for a year. I will get in on this in the hopes it will inspire/force.

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Post by sol » October 1st, 2019, 9:20 am

First in... and with this post, first for all three challenges this month. :banana: And each time with a different film too. :party:

It starts!

1. Berberian Sound Studio (2012) TSP 21C #559

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This unusual thriller provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of how movie sound effects works while Toby Jones is solid in the lead role, torn between perfectionism, while feeling nervous about whether he is actually going to get paid and what on earth everything is talking in a foreign language that he does not understand. Alas, his insecurities quickly grow repetitive and there is not much to the film beyond his mounting unease.
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Post by sol » October 1st, 2019, 9:28 am

Almost forgot to mention, that gives me Bronze on the TSP21C list. ^_^

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Post by Coryn » October 1st, 2019, 9:33 am

WOOOHOOOO, finally the time has come.
This month will be full of classics for me, I still have around 25 unwatched movies on 22+ top lists and will try to check them all off this month.

The only "non-classic" one will be the first ..

1. Gegen die Wand (2004)
2. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
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Post by 3eyes » October 1st, 2019, 12:57 pm

I have a little list.
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Post by shugs » October 1st, 2019, 1:54 pm

albajos wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 1:07 pm
Is it possible to shorten the title of this thread a bit?
Done.

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Post by blueboybob » October 1st, 2019, 2:43 pm

Does "Doubling the Cannon" count?

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Post by Coryn » October 1st, 2019, 3:06 pm

blueboybob wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 2:43 pm
Does "Doubling the Cannon" count?
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1-1000
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1001-2000
The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films

Only these 3 lists count I think.
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Post by albajos » October 1st, 2019, 3:09 pm

only lists regularly updated by TSPDT.

Doubling the Canon is quite the opposite.

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Post by Traveller » October 1st, 2019, 4:34 pm

01. Carlos (2010) - 7/10
02. Jauja (2014) - 7/10
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Post by Coryn » October 1st, 2019, 7:37 pm

3. 8 1/2 (1963)

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Post by Knaldskalle » October 1st, 2019, 7:41 pm

In, I guess. I do wonder, though, if I'll actually get around to watching any.
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Post by sol » October 2nd, 2019, 2:27 am

They Shot Pictures Long Before They Shot ZombiesShow
1. Berberian Sound Studio (2012) TSP 21C #559

2. A Ghost Story (2017)

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The first half of this film is a little bit of chore to get through with elongated shots that linger for ages while little of note happens on screen. The second half of the film is very interesting though as the ghost turns into mischievous poltergeist in frustration, as he listens to pessimistic conversations about memory, and as he takes to wandering the streets at night, eerily illuminated by bright signs and lights. Pretty cool moody music score too.
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Post by Coryn » October 2nd, 2019, 6:32 am

4. Andrey Rublev (1966)
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 2nd, 2019, 7:35 am

1. The Wicker Man (1973) TSPDT #664
This is fascinating... the IMDB plot description did not do this justice. I think I would have liked it more if I didn't spend the first third annoyed at it - but then the weird shit started happening. And I quickly fell into it from the point of view of an outsider looking in at Catholic (which is what I was raised) traditions - that shit would look batshit insane. And it was so... challenging. Super good film and a nice new entry to my favorites list.

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Post by Coryn » October 2nd, 2019, 8:13 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
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1. The Wicker Man (1973) TSPDT #664
This is fascinating... the IMDB plot description did not do this justice. I think I would have liked it more if I didn't spend the first third annoyed at it - but then the weird shit started happening. And I quickly fell into it from the point of view of an outsider looking in at Catholic (which is what I was raised) traditions - that shit would look batshit insane. And it was so... challenging. Super good film and a nice new entry to my favorites list.
The weirdness started at minute 5 for me with the song about the barkeepers daughter :rolleyes:
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Post by sebby » October 2nd, 2019, 10:02 am

01 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

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Post by blocho » October 2nd, 2019, 1:49 pm

1. Black Narcissus (1947)
2. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
3. Ensayo de un Crimen (1955)

Some interesting parallels here. Two "Black" movies. And Black Narcissus is about nuns, while Ensayo de un Crimen contains several references to nuns and convents.

Spike Lee, unfortunately, never met a story good enough that his didacticism couldn't run roughshod over it. That being said, the last two movies of his that I saw were Oldboy and the execrable Miracle at St. Anna, both of them pushing him perilously close to the "dead to me" list. This movie was decent enough to push him back.

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Post by Traveller » October 2nd, 2019, 4:10 pm

03. Head-On (2004) - 6/10
04. The Edge of Heaven (2007) - 6/10
05. Toni Erdmann (2016) - 5/10

Silver on Lola Award - Best Film. :banana:
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Post by sol » October 2nd, 2019, 4:41 pm

They Shot Pictures Long Before They Shot ZombiesShow
1. Berberian Sound Studio (2012) TSP 21C #559
2. A Ghost Story (2017) TSP 21C #456

3. Videodrome (1983) TSPDT #292 REVISION

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I love everything about this film, from Howard Shore's constantly brooding moody score to the camerawork that creeps around Cronenberg's highly detailed sets in such a voyeuristic manner. And then there's the way the film blurs fantasy/hallucination and reality to such a degree that they pretty much cannot be separated from each other by the end of the film, quite true to Brian O'Blivion's quips about how about how there is nothing real beyond our perceptions of reality, and his line about how what we watch on TV emerges the same as experiences that we ourselves have lived. But I guess, beyond all else, what I really appreciate about the film is its acute portrait of a lonely and frustrated man getting lost along what would seem to otherwise be a road to self-discovery. Awesome stuff - and still as fresh as ever after ten viewings.
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Post by shugs » October 2nd, 2019, 5:18 pm

Traveller wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
03. Head-On (2004) - 6/10
04. The Edge of Heaven (2007) - 6/10
05. Toni Erdmann (2016) - 5/10

Silver on Lola Award - Best Film. :banana:
Carlos counts as 3 points, so I have you at 7. :cheers:

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Post by Traveller » October 2nd, 2019, 5:28 pm

shugs wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 5:18 pm
Traveller wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
03. Head-On (2004) - 6/10
04. The Edge of Heaven (2007) - 6/10
05. Toni Erdmann (2016) - 5/10

Silver on Lola Award - Best Film. :banana:
Carlos counts as 3 points, so I have you at 7. :cheers:
It was only when I started the movie that I realized that I had the short 3hour'ish version only, so I went with rating it as a movie. Just let me know if you still consider it worth three points and I adjust my numbers. :)
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Post by hurluberlu » October 2nd, 2019, 5:37 pm

1. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer, 1970) [TSPDT #993] 4+
Didn't expect to rate a film from TSDPT list so low but yeah, that was terribly bad.
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Post by jeroeno » October 2nd, 2019, 5:51 pm

01. Jogo de Cena (2007)
02. Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)
03. Os Fuzis (1964)

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Post by shugs » October 2nd, 2019, 8:58 pm

Traveller wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 5:28 pm
It was only when I started the movie that I realized that I had the short 3hour'ish version only, so I went with rating it as a movie. Just let me know if you still consider it worth three points and I adjust my numbers. :)
Yes, I'll count is as 3 points.

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Post by Kublai Khan » October 3rd, 2019, 2:57 am

1. 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile {aka 4 months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days} (Cristian Mungiu-2007) {#614}
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Post by Coryn » October 3rd, 2019, 6:13 am

5. Gone With the Wind (1939)

Can I get 3 points for this as well? :D
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 3rd, 2019, 7:34 am

Who is "they"? WHO IS "THEY"?!?Show
1. The Wicker Man (1973) TSPDT #664
2. Poison (1991) TSPDT2K #611
On the BFI Flare list, this has three unrelated stories cut together to complement each other, one of which is decidedly gay-themed. Ultimately, the way this was cut together really sold the movie for me - despite the stories having nothing in common, the feel from one scene paved the way for the next. Great editing and a pretty unique way of telling a story.

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Post by sol » October 3rd, 2019, 1:05 pm

They Shot Pictures Long Before They Shot ZombiesShow
1. Berberian Sound Studio (2012) TSP 21C #559
2. A Ghost Story (2017) TSP 21C #456
3. Videodrome (1983) TSPDT #292 REVISION

4. Evil Dead II (1987) TSPDT #608

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While this often feels like a random catalogue of gore with little story - much like its predecessor - Sam Raimi makes this a distinctly different movie from the first by turning up the black comedy aspect. The humour fits in well with our hero's delirium; an especially potent moment has him laughing out loud at the same time as a trophy deer head. Much of the comedy works too thanks to Bruce Campbell's energetic performance (see above).
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Post by Traveller » October 3rd, 2019, 4:40 pm

shugs wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 8:58 pm
Traveller wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 5:28 pm
It was only when I started the movie that I realized that I had the short 3hour'ish version only, so I went with rating it as a movie. Just let me know if you still consider it worth three points and I adjust my numbers. :)
Yes, I'll count is as 3 points.
Cheers, continuing from 8 then.

08. 25th Hour (2002) - 7/10
09. You Can Count on Me (2000) - 3/10
10. Margaret (2011) - 1/10
11. Manchester by the Sea (2016) - 7/10
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Post by frbrown » October 3rd, 2019, 9:50 pm

Starting at the very bottom (of the 21st Century list)

1. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

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Post by Kublai Khan » October 4th, 2019, 2:43 am

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1. 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile {aka 4 months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days} (Cristian Mungiu-2007) {#614}
2. Persona (Ingmar Bergman-1966) {#19}

This is first time i've watched this. I know it's a brilliant movie and all, but the experience isn't terribly pleasant. I feel like I've been given the final exam for a Psych 302 class. It's intelligent and analytical, but also just.. cold and distant. It's unnerving to sit and watch characters cry and scream and act their hearts out but just feel no empathy for them. I get that there is a conflict of identity as Alma struggles, but damned if I know why it's happening beyond Bergman implicitly stating "this is a metaphor for art. I am showing you these images to show how people react to and deal with art". It's just.. Eh.. I'm rambling. I'm probably watch this again in 5 yeas or so and see I feel about it.

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