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Post by jdidaco »

(Screenshots from 'Zanjin zanbaken' & 'L'eau de la Seine' ),

37. Along the Great Divide (Raoul Walsh, 1951) 7.5/10
38. Édouard et Caroline (Edward and Caroline, Jacques Becker, 1951) 9/10 (RV)
39. Sommaren med Monika (Summer with Monika, Ingmar Bergman, 1953) 9/10 (RV)

A collection of shorts,


40-48. Un homme de têtes (The Four Troublesome Heads, Georges Méliès, 1898) 9/10 (1 min) (RV), Le déshabillage impossible (Going to Bed Under Difficulties, Georges Méliès, 1900) 8/10 (2 min) (RV), The Country Doctor (D.W. Griffith, 1909) 8/10 (14 min) (RV), Rozhdestvo obitateley lesa (The Insects' Christmas, Wladyslaw Starewicz, 1913) 8.5/10 (7 min) (RV), The 'High Sign' (Buster Keaton & Edward F. Cline, 1921) 9/10 (21 min) (RV), Zanjin zanbaken (Man-Slashing Horse-Piercing Sword, Daisuke Itô, 1929) 9/10 (26 min), Thru the Mirror (David Hand, 1936) 9/10 (9 min), Den drömda dalen - Soria Moria (Dream Valley, Arne Sucksdorff, 1948) 8.5/10 (12 min), Ventriloquist Cat (Tex Avery, 1950) 9/10 (7 min) (RV), Orchard Street (Ken Jacobs, 1955) 8/10 (27 min), Les mistons (The Mischief Makers, François Truffaut, 1957) 8/10 (17 min) (RV), Once Upon a Tram (James G. Maguire & John Sarsfield, 1960) 8/10 ((22 min), 3/60: Bäume im Herbst (3/60: Trees in Autumn, Kurt Kren, 1960) 8/10 (5 min), Ruke ljubicastih daljina (‎Hands of Purple Distances, Sava Trifkovic, 1962) 7.5/10 (11 min), Mothlight (Stan Brakhage, 1963) 10/10 (3 min) (RV), The Flicker (Tony Conrad, 1965) 9/10 (30 min), Uppehåll i myrlandet (Interlude in the Marshland, Jan Troell, 1965) 9/10 (30 min), Relativity (Ed Emshwiller, 1966) 8/10 (33 min), Errigal (Patrick Carey, 1970) 8.5/10 (14 min), The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water (Jeff Grant, 1973) 6/10 (2 min), Ofrenda (Claudio Caldini, 1978) 9/10 (4 min), Boston Fire (Peter B. Hutton, 1979) 9/10 (5 min), Les divisions de la nature (The Divisions of Nature, Raúl Ruiz, 1981) 9/10 (30 min), L'eau de la Seine (Teo Hernandez, 1983) 10/10 (11 min), Grim (Takashi Ito, 1985) 8.5/10 (8 min) (RV), L'autre rive (Éric Hurtado & Marc Hurtado, 1986) 10/10 (28 min), The Dante Quartet (Stan Brakhage, 1987) 8.5/10 (6 min) (RV), The Secret Garden (Philip S. Solomon, 1988) 10/10 (18 min), Days of Waiting (Steven Okazaki, 1991) 8.5/10 (28 min), Variations (Nathaniel Dorsky, 1998) 8.5/10 (22 min), In Order Not to Be Here (Deborah Stratman, 2002) 9/10 (34 min), Textism (Isamu Hirabayashi, 2003) 6.5/10 (11 min), Still in Cosmos (Takashi Makino, 2009) 9/10 (18 min), Brouillard: Passage #14 (Alexandre Larose, 2014) 9/10 (10 min), 025 Sunset Red (Laida Lertxundi, 2016) 8/10 (14 min) (Total: 540 min)


That's it for me! Thanks again for hosting, funkybusiness,

!seen 48

1. Ojôsan kanpai (Here's to the Young Lady, Keisuke Kinoshita, 1949) 8/10
2. Kiiroi karasu (Yellow Crow, Heinosuke Gosho, 1957) 8/10
3. Hotarubi (Firefly Light, Heinosuke Gosho, 1958) 8.5/10
4. Onna bakari no yoru (Girls of the Night, Kinuyo Tanaka, 1961) 9/10
5-6. Kôge - Ichibu: Waremokô no shô + Kôge - Nibu: Mitsumata no shô (The Scent of Incense, Keisuke Kinoshita, 1964) 9.5/10
7. Kind Lady (John Sturges, 1951) 8/10
8. Tiger in the Smoke (Roy Ward Baker, 1956) 7.5/10
9. The Gazebo (George Marshall, 1959) 8/10
10. Les hautes solitudes (Philippe Garrel, 1974) 9/10
11. Jäniksen vuosi (The Year of the Hare, Risto Jarva, 1977) 8/10
12. Times Square (Allan Moyle, 1980) 8/10
13. Zvejnieka dels (The Fisherman's Son, Vilis Janis Lapenieks, 1939) 8/10
14. Más allá del olvido (Beyond Oblivion, Hugo del Carril, 1956) 10/10
15. Borets i kloun (The Wrestler and the Clown, Boris Barnet & Konstantin Yudin, 1957) 7.5/10
16. Dikaya sobaka Dingo (The Wild Dog Dingo, Yuli Karasik, 1962) 9/10
17. Naktibalda (Nightbird, Arunas Zebriunas, 1973) 7.5/10
18. Besat (Possessed, Anders Rønnow Klarlund, 1999) 6/10
19. Kid Glove Killer (Fred Zinnemann, 1942) 7.5/10
20. Processo alla città (The City Stands Trial, Luigi Zampa, 1952) 9/10
21. The Catered Affair (Richard Brooks, 1956) 8/10
22. White Heart (Daniel Barnett, 1975) 9/10
23. Resan till Melonia (The Journey to Melonia, Per Åhlin, 1989) 7.5/10
24. Sleep Has Her House (Scott Barley, 2017) 9/10
25. En rade (Sea Fever, Alberto Cavalcanti, 1927) 10/10 (l)
26. Retour à l'aube (She Returned at Dawn, Henri Decoin, 1938) 9/10
27. Les grandes gueules (The Wise Guys, Robert Enrico, 1965) 8/10
28. Un jeu brutal (A Brutal Game, Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1983) 9.5/10
29. La neige au village (Village in the Snow, Martin Rit, 2008) 7.5/10
30. Beduino (Bedouin, Júlio Bressane, 2016) 8/10
31. Blues in the Night (Anatole Litvak, 1941) 8.5/10
32. Bienvenido Mister Marshall (Welcome Mr. Marshall!, Luis García Berlanga, 1953) 9.5/10 (RV)
33. The Last Hurrah (John Ford, 1958) 8.5/10
34. Tender Is the Night (Henry King, 1962) 8/10
35. Saint Jack (Peter Bogdanovich, 1979) 9/10
36. El viaje a ninguna parte (Voyage to Nowhere, Fernando Fernán Gómez, 1986) 8/10
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Post by funkybusiness »

I'll wait to post the final update tomorrow, just in case.

I whiffed pretty bad on what I wanted to watch totals. oh well. always... next year, or whatever. also, I watched all my host specials, but I missed out on a couple bonus films but I do plan on watching them tomorrow or Saturday and sent them in as a write-in.
025. Brimstone (2016)
sorry zzzorf, not...my kinda thing. the sound design was alright.
026. Édouard et Caroline (1951)
027. Gubben i stugan (1995) (l)
028. Himizu (2011)
I've mentioned it before but I really dislike the basic cinematography defaults for modern Japanese films of, say, the last fifteen years, something almost soap opera-ish about the lighting and motion, even bigger productions look made-for-tv, anyway, and seeing it described as rather violent, I wasn't thrilled going into this. But this was pretty good actually. thanks for the recommendation, filmbantha. What would have otherwise been a typical abused-psychology-pushed-to-extremes storyline was interestingly framed by incorporating the recent earthquake/tsunami but that opens up that can of worms potentially known as exploitation. but I think this walked that line pretty well.
029. La marcia su Roma (1962)
72aicm! Thanks for the recommendation. I enjoyed this one well enough. I probably enjoyed the political satire more than the overt comedy aspects. Worth watching tho.
030. Sleep Has Her House (2017) (l)
031-033. Yojôhan shinwa taikei (2010) (l)
034. Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome (2017) (l)
The Yuasa works are probably the best FTWs of the challenge (this month and last) for me.

Brouillard: Passage #14 (2014) (l)
An Optical Poem (1938)
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947)

I'll eat all the shorts I watched in my final post.
001-011. Brideshead Revisited (1981) [DtC 2015]
012-013. Ways of Seeing (1972) [DtC 2019]
014. 5 Steps to Danger (1957) [Angel Glez]
015. Little Shop of Horrors (1986) [Daviddoes]
016. Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (1994) [DtC 2015]
017. The Naked Dawn (1955) [PGonzalez]
018. On Approval (1944) [DtC 2015]
019. En rade (1927, Mothravka) (l)
020. Un singe en hiver (1962, sortile9io)
021. There's Always Tomorrow (1955, DtC 2015)
022. Sluzhebnyy roman (1977, twodeadmagpies)
023. The Queen of Spades (1949) (*bonus)
024. Murder by Natural Causes (1979)
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Post by funkybusiness »

RBG wrote: April 30th, 2020, 3:53 am
1. Ja-yu-eui eon-deok (hong sang-soo 2014) aka hill of freedom
2. threads (mick jackson 1984)
3. baal (volker schlondorff 1970)
4. léon morin, prêtre (jean-pierre melville, 1961)
5. magic mike (steven soderbergh 2012)
6. cantando dietro i paraventi (ermanno olmi 2003) aka singing behind screens
7. gubben i stugan (nina hedenius 1996) perfect ♥
you weren't joking. thanks for highlighting this
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Post by funkybusiness »

Whoops. forgot one.

035. Queimada
excellent! I watched the hybrid edit with the cut footage and switching back and forth from english to italian dubs... wasn't all that distracting, actually. Stellar film. The only negative mark would be Brando's cameltoe. now that was distracting.

and another forgotten one: The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo.
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Post by Onderhond »

funkybusiness wrote: May 1st, 2020, 8:20 am I've mentioned it before but I really dislike the basic cinematography defaults for modern Japanese films of, say, the last fifteen years, something almost soap opera-ish about the lighting and motion, even bigger productions look made-for-tv
Weird. The visual style is one of the things that attracts me to Japanese cinema and I absolutely hate TV stuff.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 »

A wonderfully rewarding bunch of viewings to close with; I think any of these would look fine in the list.

(Screenshots from 'Un singe en hiver', 'Execution in Autumn' and 'The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo')


13. 'Calle Mayor' (1956, Juan Antonio Bardem) / 8.5/10 / 4 or 5/6 for DtC
14. 'Un singe en hiver' (1962, Henri Verneuil) / 8.5 or 9/10 / 5/6 for DtC
15. 'The Small World of Sammy Lee' (1963, Ken Hughes) / 8.5 or 9/10 / 5/6 for DtC
16. 'Shûen' (1964, Koreyoshi Kurahara) / 10/10 / 6/6 for DtC
17. 'The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter' (1968, Robert Ellis Miller) / 9/10 / 5/6 for DtC
18. 'Execution in Autumn' (1972, Li Hsing) / 9.5 or 10/10 / 6/6 for DtC
19. 'LA Plays Itself' (1972, Fred Halsted) / 8 or 8.5/10 / 4 or 5/6 for DtC
20. 'Danton' (1983, Andrzej Wajda) / 8/10 / 4/6 for DtC
21. 'Abendland' (1999, Fred Kelemen) / 9/10 / 5/6 for DtC


And, these four shorts (not enough for another point):

'Bataille de neige' (1897, Louis Lumière) / 8/10 / 4/6 for DtC
'Un homme de têtes' (1898, Georges Méliès) / 9/10 / 5/6 for DtC
'Les horizons morts' (1951, Jacques Demy) / 8/10 / 4/6 for DtC
'The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo' (1955, Margaret Tait) / 9/10 / 5/6 for DtC


Thanks for hosting, funky. I found some I shall definitely treasure!

That's all, folks!
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Post by cinephage »

25. A Child is waiting, by John Cassavettes (1963) 8/10

A very serious movie about children with development issues. It's interesting to me, as I watched Hors-normes this month as well, which basically handles a similar issue (although centered on autistic children, the sixties weren't this specific), with many correspondances.

And this concludes my participation to this challenge. Thanks a lot for hosting, and thanks to all who participate to the DTC iniative, it is fun, and a great way to explore interesting cinema.
Ring the bells, fire the canons (24)
01. Schaste moe, by Sergey Loznitsa (2010) 7,5/10
02. Variete, by E.A. Dupont (1925) 8/10
03. Céline, by Jean-Claude Brisseau (1992) 10/10
04. Comrades, by Bill Douglas (1986) 7,5/10
05. Il momento della verità, by Francesco Rosi (1965) 7/10
06. Who's that knocking at my door, by Martin Scorsese (1968) 7/10
07. Les visiteurs du soir, by Marcel Carné (1942) 7/10
08. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, by Paul Newman (1972) 9/10
09. Calle Mayor, by Juan Antonio Bardem (1956) 8/10
10. Rapsodia satanica, by Nino Oxilia (1917) 7/10
11. Jeanne la pucelle - Les batailles, by Jacques Rivette (1994) 5/10
12. Jeanne la pucelle - Les prisons, by Jacques Rivette (1994) 5,5/10
13. L'homme qui ment, by Alain Robbe-Grillet (1968) 8/10
14. Billy Budd, by Peter Ustinov (1962) 7.5/10
15. Staré povesti ceské, by Jiri Trnka (1953) 7/10
16. Threads, by Mick Jackson (1984) 9/10
17. Ghare-Baire, by Satyajit Ray (1984) 8/10
18. Skepp till India land, by Ingmar Bergman (1947) 7/10
19. Abel, by Alex van Warmerdam (1986) 6/10
20-24. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag, by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1972) 9/10
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Post by flavo5000 »

Last post of the challenge! It's been a good one, and I've found some great hidden gems I may not otherwise have discovered. It does seem like though that people use DtC as some kind of pissing contest to prove how obscure of movies they can dig up rather than what it was intended as a platform to essentially act as an alternative to professional critics view of the next best 1000 films beyond TSPDT. As much I enjoy movies like Sexykiller and American Hunter, they certainly aren't some of the best films ever made. But neither is abstract experimental nonsense like The Wild Boys and Topos. I think many of these films are better suited for the ICM 500 < 400 which really is intended more to celebrate underseen, interesting films rather than just "the best". Ok, soapbox over. :lol: But seriously, regardless of the intent of the list, it gives me an excuse to watch a bunch of interesting, weird movies I may not have come across normally.

150. Kader a.k.a. Destiny (2006)
It's nice to be reminded that Turkey can make good movies.

151. Les garçons sauvages a.k.a. The Wild Boys (2017)
The fuck was this?

152. The Incident (1967)
Very well-done character study in the guise of a tense thriller. The movie wisely takes its time introducing each of the passengers and giving you a glimpse of their character before Tony Musante and Martin Sheen step in to ruin their evening. The movie is essentially divided into how people talk and how they act when pushed against the wall.

153. Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1980)
I quite liked this quirky and informative ethnographic documentary that shines a lens on city folk rather than the typical small, undeveloped African villagers.

154. Alenkiy tsvetochek a.k.a. The Scarlet Flower (1978)
An odd and vaguely unsettling Russian folk tale isn't bad but seems limited by it's production design trappings.
Double your pleasure. Double your fun.
1. Rengoku eroica a.k.a. Heroic Purgatory (1970)
2. Kaigenrei a.k.a. Coup D'Etat (1973)
3. Bitter Victory (1957)
4. Identificazione di una donna a.k.a. Identification of a Woman (1982)
5. Skepp till India land a.k.a. A Ship To India (1947)
6. Showdown (1963)
7. Posle smerti a.k.a. After Death (1916)
8. Bellissima (1951)
9. Les nuits de la pleine lune a.k.a. Full Moon in Paris (1984)
10. Eve's Bayou (1997)
11. Shimotsuma monogatari a.k.a. Kamikaze Girls (2004)
12. Barcelona (1994)
13. Hwanyeo a.k.a. Fire Woman (1971)
14. O Padre e a Moça a.k.a. The Priest and the Girl (1966)
15. Edipo re a.k.a. Oedipus Rex (1967)
16. Cousin Jules (1972)
17. Billy Budd (1962)
18. Höhenfeuer a.k.a. Alpine fire (1985)
19. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
20. Youth (2015)
21. White Heart (1975)
22. Robin Hood (1973)
23. Anticipation of the Night (1958)
24. Casting a Glance (2007)
25. Higanbana a.k.a. Equinox Flower (1958)
26. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
27. Rivers and Tides (2001)
28. Seven Days to Noon (1950)
29. Narayama bushikô a.k.a. The Ballad of Narayama (1958)
30. Backlash (1956)
31. Ruined Heart (2014)
32. The King of Kings (1927)
33-37a. Môsô dairinin a.k.a. Paranoia Agent (2004)
37b. An shab ke barun amad a.k.a. The Night It Rained (1967)
38. Polytechnique (2009)
39. Aranyer Din Ratri a.k.a. Days and Nights in the Forest (1970)
40. Il momento della verità a.k.a. The Moment of Truth (1965)
41-47. John Adams E1-7 (2008)
48. Le soupirant a.k.a. The Suitor (1962)
49. Crónicas (2004)
50. La habitación de Fermat a.k.a. Fermat's Room (2007)
51. Il demonio (1963)
52. Home from the Hill (1960)
53. Nasanunaka a.k.a. No Blood Relation (1932)
54. Przypadek a.k.a. Blind Chance (1987)
55. Come Fill the Cup (1951)
56. Hotel (2004)
57. Beautiful Girls (1996)
58. Terror by Night (1946)
59. Wild River (1960)
60. One Way Boogie Woogie (1977)
61. Science Crazed (1991)
62. Cadaveri eccellenti a.k.a. Illustrious Corpses (1976)
63. Topos (1985)
64. Maurice (1987)
65. Katzelmacher (1969)
66. Michael (1924)
67. Trouble the Water (2008)
68-73. Show Me a Hero E1-6 (2015)
74. Julieta (2016)
75. Besat a.k.a. Possessed (1999)
76. Lady Macbeth (2016)
77. Prénom Carmen (1983)
78. Nûdo no yoru a.k.a. Night In Nude (1993)
79. Wutai jiemei a.k.a. Two Stage Sisters (1964)
80. Gunhamdo a.k.a. The Battleship Island (2017)
81. A Child Is Waiting (1963)
82. Léon Morin, prêtre a.k.a. Leon Morin, Priest (1961)
83. The Last Days (1998)
84. Murder by Natural Causes (1979)
85a. Les mistons (1957)
85b. Le genou d'Artémide a.k.a. Artemis' Knee (2008)
85c. Obreras saliendo de la fábrica (2005)
86. God's Own Country (2017)
87. The Vikings (1958)
88. Ala-Arriba! (1942)
89. Nirvana (1997)
90. Harry & Son (1984)
91. Mélo (1986)
92. Hiso hiso boshi a.k.a. The Whispering Star (2015)
93. Captain from Castile (1947)
94. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (1957)
95. Across the Bridge (1957)
96. Brimstone (2016)
97. Calle Mayor (1956)
98. The Company (2003)
99. What Richard Did (2012)
100. Liza, a rókatündér a.k.a. Liza the Fox-Fairy (2015)
101. The Lathe of Heaven (1980)
102. Fear City (1984)
103a. Rusalka a.k.a. Mermaid (1997)
103b. Rusalochka a.k.a. The Little Mermaid (1968)
103c. Rozhdestvo obitateley lesa a.k.a. The Insects' Christmas (1913)
103d. La femme-squelette a.k.a. The Skeleton Woman (2009)
103e. Le déshabillage impossible a.k.a. Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900)
103f. Bataille de neige a.k.a. Snowball Fight (1897)
104. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
105-108. Kaiba E1-12 (2008)
109. Obaltan a.k.a. The Stray Bullet (1961)
110. The Mule (2018)
111. Psiconautas, los niños olvidados a.k.a. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)
112. The Last Days of Disco (1998)
113. Blues in the Night (1941)
114. Alexandra's Project (2003)
115-124. The Vietnam War E1-10 (2017)
125. Golem (1980)
126. American Hunter (1989)
127. Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T. a.k.a. Love Affair; or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)
128. Rapture (1965)
129. Papa, umer ded moroz a.k.a. Father, Frost Is Dead (1991)
130. Jim Shvante (marili svanets) a.k.a. Salt for Svanetia (1930)
131. Song to Song (2017)
132. 36 Hours (1964)
133. Nippon konchûki a.k.a. The Insect Woman (1963)
134-136a. The Day Today E1-6+Pilot (1994)
136b. Bill Wurtz's History Documentaries: History of the Entire World, I Guess (2017)
136c. Plastic Bag (2009)
137. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)
138. Outcast of the Islands (1951)
139. La ville des pirates a.k.a. City of Pirates (1983)
140. Buta to gunkan a.k.a. Pigs & Battleships (1961)
141. Kafka (1991)
142. The Long Voyage Home (1940)
143. Los abrazos rotos a.k.a. Broken Embraces (2009)
144. Finis terrae (1929)
145. 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (1987)
146. Sometimes in April (2004)
147. Sexykiller, morirás por ella (2008)
148. Mistress America (2015)
149. The Honey Pot (1967)
150. Kader a.k.a. Destiny (2006)
151. Les garçons sauvages a.k.a. The Wild Boys (2017)
152. The Incident (1967)
153. Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1980)
154. Alenkiy tsvetochek a.k.a. The Scarlet Flower (1978)
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Double Trouble

1. SHORTS 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 10 + 3 + 14 = 61m

a) Grim (Takashi Ito, 1985) yes
b) Boston Fire (Peter B. Hutton, 1979) no
c) Isole di fuoco (Vittorio de Seta, 1955) maybe
d) Brouillard: Passage #14 (Alexandre Larose, 2014) yes
e) Panta Rhei (Ben Haanstra, 1952) no
f) Senaste Nytt (Per Carleson, 1997) maybe
g) Roulemant, rouerie, aubage (Rose Lowder, 1978) no

2. Seven Days to Noon (John & Roy Boulting, 1950) maybe
3. Cluny Brown (Ernst Lubitsch, 1946) yes
4. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (Ward Kimball, 1957) (re-watch) no
5. Hausu (Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, 1977) yes (5-6)
6. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang, 1956) (re-watch) no (1-3)
7. Animal Farm (Joy Batchelor, John Halas, 1954) no (1-3)
8. 5 Steps to Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1956) no (1-3)
9. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (Robert Drew, 1963) maybe (3-4)
10. Wild River (Elia Kazan, 1960) yes (5-6)
11. The Incident (Larry Peerce, 1967) maybe (3-4)
12. Thriller - en grym film / Thriller: A Cruel Picture (Bo Arne Vibenius, 1973) no (1-3)
13. TIger in the Smoke (Roy Ward Baker, 1956) no (1-3)
14. The Long Memory (Robert Hamer, 1953) no (1-3)
15. Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru / 5 Centimers per Second (Makoto Shinkai, 2007) maybe (3-4)
16. Aranyer Din Ratri / Days and Nights in the Forest (Satyajit Ray, 1970) maybe (3-4)
17. Saint Jack (Peter Bogdanovich, 1978) maybe (3-4)
18. Siu Lam juk kau / Shaolin Soccer (Stephen Chow, 2001) no (1-3)
19. Is-slottet / Ice Palace (Per Blom, 1987) no (1-3)
20. Skepp till India Land / A Ship Bound for India (Ingmar Bergman, 1947) no (1-3)
21. Tulipunainen kyyhkynen / The Scarlet Dove (Matti Kassila, 1961) no (1-3)
22. Sellaisena kuin sinä minut halusit / The Way You Wanted Me (Teuvo Tulio, 1944) maybe (3-4)

23-26. SHORTS 6+7+10+11+11+12+12+14+14+16+20+18+7+21+6+21+22+20 = 248 minutes

a) Pools (Barbara Hammer/Barbara Klutinis, 1981) maybe (3-4)
b) Psalm IV 'Valley of the Shadow' (Philip Solomon, 2013) maybe (3-4)
c) Poligon (Anatoliy Petrov, 1977) no (1-3)
d) Ruke ljubicastih daljina (Sava Trifkovic, 1962) maybe (3-4)
e) L'eau de la Seine (Teo Hernandez, 1983) no (1-3)
f) Fragments of Decay (Henry Plaat, 1983) no (1-3)
g) Orchard Street (Ken Jacobs, 1955) maybe (3-4)
h) Errigal (Patrick Carey, 1970) maybe (3-4)
i) La plage (Patrick Bokanowski, 1992) maybe (3-4)
j) Couleurs mécaniques (Rose Lowder, 1979) maybe (3-4)
k) Hynningen (Werner Nekes, 1984) yes (5-6)
l) Still in Cosmos (Takashi Makino, 2009[/b] no (1-3)
m) The Art of Flying (Jan van Ijken, 2015) yes (5-6)
n) Obreras saliendo de la fábrica / Women Workers Leaving the Factory (José Luis Torres Leiva, 2005) maybe (3-4)
o) The Dante Quartet (Stan Brakhage, 1987) YES (6)
p) Qortsili (Mikheil Kobakhidze, 1964) maybe (3-4)
q) Once Upon a Tram (James G. Maguire/John Sarsfield, 1960) no (1-3)
r) Sanctus (Barbara Hammer, 1990) no (1-3)
YES (6)
yes (5-6)
maybe (3-4)
no (1-3)
NO (0)

27. Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta / The Song of the Scarlet Flower no (1-3)

My first Tulio film and it looks like he's the Finnish master of melodrama, or something like it. Here we have a young man, son of a prosperous farmer who, on learning he can't marry the servant girl he's fallen for, embarks on a journey to find himself --- and find other women to seduce along the way. This has some terrific scenes, most obviously the lengthy log run that must have been an incredible thing to film in 1938, a thrilling ride until it goes on just a bit too long, but in the end the moralism of the message - as our hero finds out that being a lothario has negative effects on women, who would have thought it? - undercuts the whole thing and it's just too pedantic and blunt to work.

28. First Contact (Robin Anderson/Bob Connolly, 1982) no (1-3)

Solid documentary about the first contact between groups of New Guinea aborigines and white Australians in the early 1930s - some of which were filmed at the time by three brothers who went into the New Guinea highlands looking for gold. Two of the brothers were still alive when this was made, the the film alternates between their reminiscences and those of surviving members of the aboriginal tribes, some of whom were children at the time. While it's rather amazing when you think about what this experience must have been like - on both sides - and it's pretty special that there is extant film footage of the encounters, the doc itself is rather prosaically made, and while it attempts to give equal time to both colonizers and colonized, as it were, it still comes off at times as somewhat patronizing. Still a valuable look at one of the last such moments in human history.

29. Soldaten og Jenny / Jenny and the Soldier (Johan Jacobsen, 1947) maybe (3-4)

An interesting mixture of melodrama, crime, delusion and depression, in which a young soldier, disillusioned with everyone, sits in a bar telling his story of lucklessness to the bartender, when in comes another young man and we begin something of a La ronde-like series of stories about a half-dozen characters whose chance interactions with each other leave a death, an attempted suicide, and at the end some happiness for a couple. This doesn't go as far as some other films of this period (or later, i.e. Slacker) in exploring the randomness of life - eventually we get back to the main couple and the latter part of the film is a bit more conventional than the first half - but it's a nicely done little bit of philosophizing in which the coincidences and connections really seem to matter and have some consistency.

30. Naisenkuvia / Portraits of Women (Jôrn Donner, 1970) NO (0)

A sort of meta-porn film if that's a thing - I think a lot of porn is rather meta by it's very nature, at least when there's an attempt at story or plot in the first place, but this is an early example and clearly trying to be something "more" than porn. And it's only on the border of hard- and soft-core, with no penetration shown but lots and lots of closeups. And as much as I tend to lime meta films, films about films or filmmaking, this story of a porn filmmaker and his issues with his friend, his girlfriend (wife? most relationships weren't that clear), other women, and producers just didn't do anything for me at all. It's not sexy enough to work as real porn, and the attempts at arguing for or against more sex in the Finnish cinema, while I think well-intentioned, just aren't well-articulated or very interesting in the end. Not outright awful but pretty dull in the end, and the worst film I watched for this challenge. No offense intended to the person who nominated this! I guess I'm not as into Scandinavian exploitation cinema of the early 70s as I thought I was...

31. Der Hund von Baskerville (Richard Oswald, 1929) no (1-3)

Silent German production of Conan Doyle's best-known single Sherlock Holmes story, which has been filmed many, many times - I've seen at least 5 films or TV versions myself. Looks like it was especially popular in Germany in the silent era - there were multiple films before this one. This was clearly an expensive production, with a multinational cast and large and attractive sets, and it's all really well constructed. It moves from being relatively close to the novel in the first few reels (parts of reels 2-3 are missing; I'd assume this originally would have been around 80 minutes instead of the 65 we have now) to wildly different in the end, with secret doors and floods of mud and a bow and arrow shot and a character and murder made up for this film. Purists will object to these changes of course, but I think they're fascinating, and give the film something of the feel of serial cliffhangers in it's last reels. Not a great film or version of the story but fun stuff overall.

32-34. SHORTS 33 + 30 + 27 + 38 + 33 + 29 = 190 minutes

a) In Order Not to Be Here (Deborah Stratman, 2002) yes (5-6)
b) The Flicker (Tony Conrad, 1965) (re-watch) no (1-3)
c) Insan / Human Being (Ibrahim Shaddad, 1994) maybe (3-4)
d) Relativity (Ed Emshwiller, 1966) maybe (3-4)
e) Notes of an Early Fall (Saul Levine, 1976) no (1-3)
f) Rusalochka / The Little Mermaid (Ivan Aksenchuk, 1968) maybe (3-4)

The Stratman film is the clear outstanding work in this group, an investigation into night-time in a big city, the loneliness and fear and silence, with a long series of roughly 10-second static shots of parking lots, empty grocery store aisles, convenience stores, automatic tellers, silent streets, parking lots - bookended by a real police video (I believe) shot from a helicopter down at cops arresting a suspect at the front of the film, and an absolutely stunning chase sequence at the end that starts out much like the police video but quickly devolves into something else, with a narration taken from TV news that doesn't jibe with what we're seeing. Ultimately this becomes a film about the surveillance state and about how we are all changed by the knowledge that cameras and police are all around us. There is much more to say but I think I'll need another viewing for that.

Yes, I had seen The Flicker before; another film I thought I might have seen in the old days of obsessive cinema-going in the 90s, and re-watching - actually mostly re-hearing - made this clear. It's an experiment along the lines of John Cage's 4'33" obviously, only for film... or is it? Certainly there are things to be found of interest even in half an hour of just strobe-like flickering and the whirring of a projector though, seeing this at home on video, it's not really a projector, is it? And it would be exactly the same every time, whereas "seeing" and "hearing" it on film would not be. Interesting from a metaphysical perspective, interesting as an idea -- but obviously not that interesting as an actual experience,not really "enjoyable".

Insan is the first Sudanese film I've seen, a wordless collage of images of what "being human" means in a poor, largely desert country. There are a man and a woman who we see in multiple shots who seem representative of a larger experience, and the frightening picture of a severed hand - and the living arm it's been severed from - gives an image of crime, or of punishment, that is very potent. The musical choices are wide-ranging, the film is quite beautiful; hard to say more, a better context would help.

Emshwiller's Relativity is an examination of that concept, I guess - most of it indicated specifically in the narration near the end - and of human and other bodies, of life and death, living flesh and meat. Some spectacularly good photography and use of color, I don't remember any of the other Emsh films I've seen standing out so in this department. Otherwise, I'm not sure what to say. I think with many experimental films like Emsh, reading about them and seeing several films over a short period is a key to better understanding what they're about, and I definitely haven't done that here. Future project.

Notes of an Early Fall is even more abstract than any of the previous films; it reminds me of Mekas to some extent, in it's home video type quality. I actually rather liked the long beginning of a record player skipping over and over, reminds me of some tape-loop musical experiments (Gavin Bryars in particular). Some interesting stuff but overall, I dunno.

Rusalochka is a beautifully done version of the old Hans Christian Andersen tale, much closer to the original than the famous Disney version of 20 years later. I had a coworker at the video store I worked at, right around the time the Disney film came out or just a bit later, who always used the term "Bambified" to describe then-current Hollywood and American culture - his favorite film was Sweet Movie, I remember. Comparing this film to the Disney is a good example of what I think he meant - giving stories happy endings that they don't need, and that in fact ruin the whole point of the film. I actually love the Disney film, but his point is a solid one overall and certainly applies to much of our childish culture.

35. L'ordre / Order (Jean-Daniel Pollet, 1973) maybe (3-4)

Short documentary about a French leper colony in the Mediterranean, or rather two leper colonies: one which was sort of self-governed, which was closed, with the residents being moved to another nearby from which they could come and go with at least a little freedom, but where they were more under government control. Mostly interviews with older residents who remembered the move; grim and sad. I can't help but compare this with Forugh's masterpiece The House is Black from a decade earlier, and of course I wonder if Pollet had seen that before making his film. This is certainly somewhat more conventional though it has a detachment to it, exemplified by the reading of several statements off-screen that aren't identified as being from residents of the colony, or others, and by the repeated questioning of (we presume) the director by one resident in particular, who wants to know whether the lepers' stories will be told fairly and humanely - he assumes they won't be, and that he's being lied to again.

36. Francisca (Manoel de Oliveira, 1981) maybe (3-4)

Two young men - deeply cynical writer Camilo, and somewhat less cynical (but no less arrogant) José Agusto argue about life and love and art and women for almost 3 hours during the late 1840s and 1850s in various locales in Portugal. Most of it in static shots, and delivering their lines with ironic detachment, and almost Bressonian lack of emotion or "presence". There is also Francisca, or Fanny, the title character, and the "plot" mostly revolves around José Agusto's infatuation with her, plans to marry her, the thwarting of those plans, the sabotage to her character, possibly by Camilo, etc. This is the world of one of Oliveira's static period chamber dramas, and I suspect that if you like his other films of this type like Doomed Love or The Satin Slipper, you'll be open to this one. I tend to find Oliveira's world very hard to dive into at first -- I always spend the first few minutes or half-hour impatient and unable to connect with what's going on -- but typically rewarding by the end, and such was the case here. The clear artificiality of the acting, the slow pacing, the overall theatricality eventually pulls me in, and I'm forced to concentrate on meaning and the ambiguity of many of the characters in a way that I rarely need to do with other films. This ultimately wasn't one of his very best, at least not on one viewing, and the darkness and softness of the image (I should look for a better copy if one exists) didn't help, but as always with Oliveira by the end I was looking forward to the next film. And I'm really looking forward to being able to read the work of Camilo Castelo Branco, one whom the character of Camilo is based, and who wrote the novels that both Oliveira's Doomed Love, and Ruiz' Mysteries of Lisbon are based. Hopefully somebody in lockdown is working on lots of translations right now....

37. Avalon (Mamoru Oshii, 2001) no (1-3)

onderhond's favorite film, how could I not watch this? We're like, separated at birth you know :lol: But seriously, I've wanted to see this - and more Oshii in general - since first seeing Angel's Egg a decade or more ago, which I loved, and then Ghost in the Shell a couple of years later, which I didn't quite love but certainly enjoyed and admired in many respects. I remember seeing screenshots of this years ago and they gave off a sort of steampunk vibe which was definitely a pull for me (though it turned out largely an inaccurate conceptualization on my part), but with a million films to watch, never got around to it till now. And I'm rather glad I knew nothing about it other than something of the visual look and that it was a Polish co-production. First off, it is a beautiful film; those who have read some of my rantings about the look of much of modern Hollywood know that I don't much like the common (over the last 20 years) practice of color grading that so often either mutes colors down to drab grays, or gives everything a teal/gold cast. See much of the work of Spielberg and Eastwood in recent years, most of Zack Snyder and Michael Bay's films, etc. Well this at first glance seems to be in the same category, but that's really not correct; it's a sepia tone that does show an interesting palette of colors (albeit sparingly) and is absolutely key to the film's design; I think it could have been done in a deep b/w hue with similar bits of color, and might have looked nicer to my eyes, but it's still pretty interesting - and again, it works in part because of the way the visuals change and what happens in the last act of the film, which I won't spoil, though I suppose I could...

because the plot/story/narrative (top game playing woman in dystopian world finds player maybe better than her, leads her into investigating who or what built the game - and where she and the game lie in relation to the "real world"), whatever word you want to use, is fairly useless and uninteresting here, and there isn't much here that we've seen before. Connections with The Matrix I'm sure have been made but I don't know that that's fair - it really feels like a more general tour of the VR and dystopian fiction landscapes of the last century, with references visual and/or metaphorical to sources like 1984, Brazil, Stalker and Philip K. Dick. And I'd also say it's interesting to see this now in the context of Spielberg's Ready Player One which seems more overtly influenced by Avalon than the Oshii film is to any one or two of it's intellectual sources. And speaking of those, very little is made of the title or it's connection to the Arthurian legends - at least, not on one viewing. While this overall struck me as fairly shallow and at the end a mishmash of half-baked ideas - not least being the whole concept of what-is-real, what-is-game which simply doesn't seem to matter either to the audience or in the context of the film at the end - I am prepared to admit that there may be more below the surface, something I wouldn't say about some of the many popular VR-heavy films of the 90s like Virtuosity, The Thirteenth Floor or The Matrix and sequels, for that matter.

I had the feeling this would end up either AWESOME or SHIT, and more likely the latter as my experience both with films in this little subgenre and onderhond favorites suggested this outcome, but as it is it's squarely in the middle of those extremes, and interesting if not mostly successful film that has some remarkable elements and some really pedestrian ideas going on. In any case, glad I saw it, and probably will give it another shot some day, after watching more from the director.

That's all for me, thanks for hosting, funky!
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Post by Onderhond »

OldAle1 wrote: May 1st, 2020, 2:46 pm Connections with The Matrix I'm sure have been made but I don't know that that's fair - it really feels like a more general tour of the VR and dystopian fiction landscapes of the last century, with references visual and/or metaphorical to sources like 1984, Brazil, Stalker and Philip K. Dick. And I'd also say it's interesting to see this now in the context of Spielberg's Ready Player One which seems more overtly influenced by Avalon than the Oshii film is to any one or two of it's intellectual sources.
I think what I found thematically interesting is that it breaks with the classic Western sci-fi ideas, which tend to be very focused on negative. Eastern/Japanese sci-fi has that a lot less. Avalon is not a film about the dangers/fakeness of VR or digital realities, instead it makes a case that real is whatever we experience, which isn't really bound to the analogue or digital world. I think these perspectives are a lot more valuable that the usual "oh no, AI, it's going to kill us" mentality the West seems to have.

But in the end I'm a sucker for the atmosphere here, the rest is just ... filler :D
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Post by filmbantha »

Huge thanks to Funky for organising the challenge, and I'm glad to see you enjoyed Himizu :thumbsup:

Also, a big thanks to everyone else who has taken a chance on my nominations, it's been great to read your thoughts on the films I've promoted and I'm pleased to see in general people have been enjoying my recs :) Now the excitement really begins when we see which films make the cut...

I made it to 32 films in the end which I'm quiet pleased with considering my lull in the middle of the month when work took over. Still don't know how some people manage to hit three figures, that is an impressive amount of film watching. Highlight of the month has to be Kinatay, a dark and disturbing crime film that took me totally by surprise.

31. Our Lady of the Turks (1968) 4/10
32. Michael (1924) 6/10
1. Happy Feet (2006) 5/10
2. Cockfighter (1974) 6/10
3. Black Dynamite (2009) 6/10
4. Megane (2007) 7/10 (Bonus game #1)
5. Wet Hot American Summer (2001) 5/10
6. Corki Dancingu (2015) 7/10 (Bonus game #2)
The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (1955) 6/10 (Bonus game #3)
7. Brimstone (2016) 6/10
8. Frágil Como o Mundo (2002) 5/10 (Bonus game #4)
9. One Point O (2004) 5/10
10. Intimate Lighting (1965) 6/10
11. Besat (1999) 5/10
12. Édouard et Caroline (1951) 6/10 (Bonus game #5)
13. The Quiet Room (1996) 6/10 (Bonus game #6)
14. Days of Glory (2006) 5/10
15. Animal Farm (1954) 7/10
16. Comrades (1986) 7/10
17. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) 7/10
18. Scrooge (1951) 6/10
19. Liza, the Fox Fairy (2016) 7/10 (Bonus game #7)
20. Kinatay (2009) 7/10
21. In This Corner of the World (2016) 6/10
22. I am the Keeper (2014) 5/10
23. Uncle Hyacynth (1956) 7/10
24. Four Bags Full (1956) 6/10
25. El violín (2005) 7/10
26. Die Berührte (1981) 5/10 (Bonus game #8)
27. Das Beil von Wandsbek (1951) 5/10 (Bonus game #9)
28. Alexandra's Project (2003) 7/10
29. Krakatit (1948) 7/10
30. Avalon (2001) 4/10
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Post by AssonFire »

Thanks for hosting, funkybusiness (and everyone else for the nominations).

Final list (top views in red):

1. A Ship to India (Ingmar Bergman / 1947) - 6/10
2. The Ice Palace (Per Blom / 1987) - 4/10
3. Children of Hiroshima (Kaneto Shindo / 1952) - 7/10
4. The Unknown Girl (Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne / 2016) - 5/10
5. La nuit claire (Marcel Hanoun / 1979) - 5/10
6. Je Tu Il Elle (Chantal Akerman / 1974) - 3/10
7. Annabelle Serpentine Dance (William K.L. Dickson, William Heise / 1895) - 4/10 + Snowball Fight (Louis Lumière / 1897) - 4/10 + Going to Bed Under Difficulties (Georges Méliès / 1900) - 6/10 + Kiri-Kis (Segundo de Chomón / 1907) - 5/10 + Ghosts Before Breakfast (Hans Richter / 1928) - 6/10 + New Earth (Joris Ivens / 1933) - 6/10 + Les horizons morts (Jacques Demy / 1951) - 5/10 + The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water (Jeff Grant / 1973) - 6/10 + Late Afternoon (Louise Bagnall / 2017) - 4/10
8. The Annunciation (András Jeles / 1984) - 7/10
9. Les cousins (Claude Chabrol / 1959) - 7/10
10. Sapphire (Basil Dearden / 1959) - 6/10
11. Days of Nietzsche in Turin (Júlio Bressane / 2001) - 3/10
12. Kafka (Steven Soderbergh / 2001) - 6/10
13. Le Silence de la mer (Jean-Pierre Melville / 1949) - 8/10
14. The White Dove (Frantisek Vlácil / 1960) - 9/10
15. Dad (Vlado Skafar / 2010) - 4/10
16. Mars and Beyond (Ward Kimball / 1957) - 7/10
17. Spin (Brian Springer / 1995) - 6/10
18. Code 46 (Michael Winterbottom / 2003) - 6/10
19. Den drömda dalen - Soria Moria (Arne Sucksdorff / 1948) - 6/10 + Panta Rhei (Bert Haanstra / 1952) - 7/10 + Ventriloquist Cat (Tex Avery / 1950) - 7/10 + Orchard Street (Ken Jacobs / 1955) - 4/10 + An Optical Poem (Oskar Fischinger / 1937) - 6/10
20. Order (Jean-Daniel Pollet / 1973) - 4/10
21. In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute / 1997) - 8/10
22. Contagion (Steven Soderbergh / 2011) - 4/10
24. Firing Range (Anatoliy Petrov / 1977) - 6/10 + Once Upon a Tram (James G. Maguire, John Sarsfield / 1960) - 3/10 + Variations (Nathaniel Dorsky / 1998) - 6/10 + Ofrenda (Claudio Caldini / 1978) - 6/10
25. Sleep Has Her House (Scott Barley / 2017) - 6/10
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Post by funkybusiness »

okay. wrapping things up now.
full disclosure: I watched The Leaden Echo... and forgot to mention it yesterday. Host's prerogative. I have appended it to the watch totals.

and @Onderhond: I didn't say anything about not liking the visuals in contemporary Japanese films, but the basic digital camera defaults that seem to be rarely deviated from. It leads to a lot of films looking plastic and soap opera-ish. 30fps-ish.

totals and wrap-up in next post.
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Post by funkybusiness »

The Final Wrap!
Double Wrapped EditionTM

Thanks for participating everybody! It looks like there were a grand total of 35 participants this year and 1290 entries! That's features and shorts + miniseries/entry. Films with >3 viewings are as follows, feature length films higlighted:
Most viewed films
Title Views
The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water 8
Bataille de neige 7
Les mistons 7
There's Always Tomorrow 7
Les horizons morts 6
Les Kiriki, acrobates japonais 6
The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo 6
5 Steps to Danger 5
An Optical Poem 5
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 5
Bitter Victory 5
Grim 5
Mi tío Jacinto 5
Poligon 5
Rusalochka 5
Schramm 5
Skepp till India land 5
The Dante Quartet 5
Vormittagsspuk 5
Alexandra's Project 4
Angels Over Broadway 4
Animal Farm 4
Annabelle Serpentine Dance 4
Ansiktet 4
Billy Budd 4
Calle Mayor 4
Céline 4
Contagion 4
Córki dancingu 4
Disneyland: Mars and Beyond 4
Édouard et Caroline 4
En rade 4
Is-slottet 4
L'ordre 4
La traversée de Paris 4
Le déshabillage impossible 4
Moon Blink 4
Once Upon a Tram 4
Orchard Street 4
Panta Rhei 4
Roundhay Garden Scene 4
Textism 4
The Bigamist 4
The Lavender Hill Mob 4
The Long Memory 4
The Queen of Spades 4
Tiger in the Smoke 4
Un homme de têtes 4
Un singe en hiver 4
Vincent 4
What Goes Up 4

Thirty-six of the 1290 views qualified for the bonus challenge. Congrats to filmbantha on winning the bonus game with 9 bonus game entries watched and 7 of filmbantha's promotions watched by other participants! The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo led the way with six views, followed by a three-way tie of four views each to Édouard et Caroline, The Queen of Spades and Córki dancingu.
All but two bonus challenge films were watched! Apologies to 72aicm and ChrisReynolds. But Chris probably knew what he was getting into nominating a twelve hour lecture series...

Participant Rankings!
Rank Participant Count Bonus Game Count
1 flavo5000 154 0
2 72aicm 76 2
3 blueboybob 68 1
4 sol 63 5
5 lineuphere 56 1
The rest of the best
Rank Participant Count Bonus Game Count
1 flavo5000 154 0
2 72aicm 76 2
3 blueboybob 68 1
4 sol 63 5
5 lineuphere 56 1
6 St. Gloede 50 0
7 jdidaco 48 1
8 AB537 47 2
9 OldAle1 37 0
10 Obgeoff 36 1
10 Perception de Ambiguity 36 0
12 funkybusiness 35 3
12 klaus78 35 3
14 filmbantha 32 9
15 beavis 27 3
16 cinephage 25 1
17 AssonFire 24 0
18 zzzorf 23 1
19 hurluberlu 21 0
19 RogerTheMovieManiac88 21 1
21 allisoncm 18 1
22 rnilsson19 15 0
22 ChrisReynolds 15 1
24 jeroeno 11 0
25 RBG 9 0
26 ororama 8 0
26 sebby 8 0
28 blocho 7 0
28 mathiasa 7 0
30 maxwelldeux 6 0
31 connordenney 5 0
31 vortexsurfer 5 0
33 jal90 3 0
34 Teproc 1 0
34 frbrown 1 0
In an absolutely shocking turn of events, flavo5000 ended up winning with 154 entries! Congratulations! flavo also managed to dodge all of the bonus game films! That's quite the talent.

Nominating totals!
The Nominators

Nominator Count
DtC 2015 235
DtC 2019 39
jvv 36
frbrown 30
filmbantha 25
Dolwphin 23
erde 22
Labraxas 22
rnilsson19 22
They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with.
Nominator Count
DtC 2015 235
DtC 2019 39
jvv 36
frbrown 30
filmbantha 25
Dolwphin 23
erde 22
Labraxas 22
rnilsson19 22
grabmymask 21
acr0320yva 19
sebby 19
AB537 18
funkybusiness 18
sortile9io 18
Carmel1379 18
sol 16
AssonFire 15
Mothravka 15
ggrenster 15
Angel Glez 14
klaus78 14
Lobo López 14
PeacefulAnarchy 14
Hawk 14
ChrisReynolds 12
Ivan0716 12
mathiasa 12
Opio 12
RogerTheMovieManiac88 12
jal90 12
Pretentious Hipster 12
Silga 12
boss0506 11
cayado-coro 11
MovieGuide1 11
Nathan Treadway 11
toromash 11
weirdboy 11
albajos 11
cayh 11
Gordon_Gekko 11
flip 10
karldaniel 10
brian d 9
cinephage 9
Daviddoes 9
MrCarmady 9
ofrene 9
OldAle1 9
perceval 9
Pgonzalez 9
zzzorf 9
Mauries 9
Wille 9
zhangalan 8
Cocoa 8
Fergenaprido 8
mjf314 8
Onderhond 8
72aicm 8
beasterne 8
dirty_score 7
Jimi Antiloop 7
twodeadmagpies 7
beavis 6
Melvelet 6
nimimerkillinen 6
Panunzio 6
Teproc 6
Smoover 5
matthewscott8 5
Perception de Ambiguity 5
hurluberlu 4
St. Gloede 4
jdidaco 4
joachimt 3
davidsietsma 2
Congrats...Doubling the Canon 2015...? No, actually, jvv! Nominating only short films has its own reward, I suppose. (Probably not in getting those films onto the list but...)

Breaking down the Decades!!
Is it just nerves, or...?
Decade Breakdown
Decade Total Views
1950 223
1960 155
1980 152
1970 133
2010 125
2000 123
1990 116
1940 66
1930 44
1920 33
1890 18
1900 16
1910 16
1880 4

Versus Ballot totals:
Decade Count
2010 188
2000 181
1980 173
1970 168
1990 165
1960 164
1950 120
1940 58
1930 53
1920 40
1910 14
1890 4
1900 4
1880 1
No real surprises about 1950s but it is slightly interesting the disparity of the 2010s: 14% of the ballot but only 9% of our viewings!
While the 1950s are (more than) the opposite: just shy of 9% of the ballot but more than 17% of the viewings.

Take that for data!

I'd personally like to thank maxwelldeux for putting all the work into making the spreadsheet and letting me do the Charlie work. I'd also like to thank rnilsson19 for having the categorically best batch of nominations. Sorry, folks, that's how science works around here. I'd also like to inform everyone who posted all their shorts viewings on the last day of the challenge that you will not be receiving a Christmas card from the funky household this upcoming holiday season.

If' I've made any mistakes, yell at me and I'll try and fix it.

Thank you and good night.
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Post by blocho »

Good show, Funky. Thanks for hosting.
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A wonderful read. Good work everyone!
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Post by sol »

Thanks, funky. Results have been added to the Challenge Olympics spreadsheet. :thumbsup:
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Post by Obgeoff »

Thanks for hosting funky, love those stats.
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