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The unofficial 500<400 Challenge (2020 edition)

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The unofficial 500<400 Challenge (2020 edition)

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iCM Forum's 500 <400 Challenge (2020 edition!)

Your mission is to work on the eighth edition (October 2020) of the 500<400 list.

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Results thread can be found here

Rules are simple:

- All entries count as one point.
- Films are eligible for challenge as soon as they are posted in the results thread.




Participants:
1. 72aicm 37 500/500
2. cinephage 7
3. Fergenaprido 5 186/500
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01. #280 Yella (2007)
02. #406 Assassination Nation (2018)

Both good, neither added to my list, for various reasons.
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I'll join again this year.

I'm making steady progress year-on-year, which I'm happy about.

I ended the last list at 188/500 and 303/1000.
Starting out the new list at 181/500 and 293/1000.

Should surpass the old totals by the end of the year or so. Goal-wise, it seems a tad out of reach to aim for bronze on both lists unless I focus heavily on this list, but it sure is tempting. I think I'll come up with a goal in January when I'm setting my other film goals.
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03. #264 4 Little Girls (1997)
04. #330 Water and Power (1989)
05. #385 Picture of Light (1994)
06. #390 The Vietnam War (2017) (added to my list)
07. #414 Baseball (1994)
08. #458 La donna del lago (1965)
471/500
01. #264 4 Little Girls (1997)
02. #280 Yella (2007)
03. #330 Water and Power (1989)
04. #385 Picture of Light (1994)
05. #390 The Vietnam War (2017) (added to my list)
06. #406 Assassination Nation (2018)
07. #414 Baseball (1994)
08. #458 La donna del lago (1965)
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It's time for a first update on this challenge...

01. Scandal Sheet, by Phil Karlson (1952) 8/10

02. 4 Little Girls, by Spike Lee (1997) 7,5/10

03. Juvenile Court, by Fredrick Wiseman (1973) 8/10

04. Monanieba, by Tengiz Abuladze (1984) 10/10

This gem will be added to my own list of favorite 500<400, and I will definitely look for more films from this director.
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1. #284 The Signalman (1976) - 8.0
2. #395 Asha Jaoar Majhe [Labour of Love] (2014) - 7.6
3. #408 Seven Years Bad Luck (1921) - 7.2
A. #962 Dr. Jack (1922) - 7.6
B. #972 O Fantasma [The Phantom] (2000) - 7.2

4. #318 Große Freiheit Nr. 7 [Port of Freedom] (1944) - 7.6
C. #712 I'll Be Seeing You (1944) - 7.8
5. #307 Sapphire (1959) - 7.8


Started out at 181/500 and 293/1000
Currently at 186/500 and 301/1000
Goals are 225/500 and 350/1000

Decided not to aim for Bronze this year, but to lay down a solid foundation so that bronze can be achieved in 2022 (by watching films with fewer checks and a higher likelihood of remaining in the list). I saw 50 form the Top 1000 last year, so aiming for 57 this year should be feasible with some focus.

Anything bold will make my list. Films in italics may appear.
Including films from 501-1000 as well, using letters instead of numbers.
500<400 films seen
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09. #119 Da xiang xi di er zuo (2018)
10. #147 Western (2017) (added to my list)
11. #238 L'eau froide (1994)
12. #301 A Thousand Clowns (1965)
13. #336 Foxtrot (2017) (added to my list)
14. #345 Laissez bronzer les cadavres (2017)
15. #355 La kermesse héroïque (1935)
16. #369 L'amour fou (1969)
17. #387 Perceval le Gallois (1978)
18. #405 Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
19. #409 Monday (2000) (added to my list
20. #454 César (1936)
21. #457 Patti Cake$ (2017 (added to my list)
22. #460 LA Plays Itself (1972)
23. #461 Lourdes (2009)
24. #466 Gruppo di famiglia in un interno (1974)
487/500
01. #119 Da xiang xi di er zuo (2018)
02. #147 Western (2017) (added to my list)
03. #238 L'eau froide (1994)
04. #264 4 Little Girls (1997)
05. #280 Yella (2007)
06. #301 A Thousand Clowns (1965)
07. #330 Water and Power (1989)
08. #336 Foxtrot (2017) (added to my list)
09. #345 Laissez bronzer les cadavres (2017)
10. #355 La kermesse héroïque (1935)
11. #369 L'amour fou (1969)
12. #385 Picture of Light (1994)
13. #387 Perceval le Gallois (1978)
14. #390 The Vietnam War (2017) (added to my list)
15. #405 Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
16. #406 Assassination Nation (2018)
17. #409 Monday (2000) (added to my list
18. #414 Baseball (1994)
19. #454 César (1936)
20. #457 Patti Cake$ (2017 (added to my list)
21. #458 La donna del lago (1965)
22. #460 LA Plays Itself (1972)
23. #461 Lourdes (2009)
24. #466 Gruppo di famiglia in un interno (1974)
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05. L'Eden et après, by Alain Robbe-Grillet (1970) 9/10

06. Przesluchanie, by Ryszard Bugajski (1989) 8/10

07. Welfare, by Frederick Wiseman (1975) 9/10

That was a great group of fine discoveries... Thanks to the voters who made those films official checks. :cheers:
Treading forgotten trails (04)
01. Scandal Sheet, by Phil Karlson (1952) 8/10
02. 4 Little Girls, by Spike Lee (1997) 7,5/10
03. Juvenile Court, by Fredrick Wiseman (1973) 8/10
04. Monanieba, by Tengiz Abuladze (1984) 10/10
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Aaaand done!

25. #255 Histoire de Marie et Julien (2003)
26. #283 Aoi haru (2001)
27. #294 Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome (2017)
28. #343 Kono sekai no katasumi ni (2016)
29. #363 Okraina (1933)
30. #413 La mort de Louis XIV (2016)
31. #422 Cadaveri eccellenti (1976)
32. #425 Lean on Pete (2017)
33. #428 Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
34. #437 Noroît (1976)
35. #471 Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (1980)
36. #482 Indignation (2016)
37. #497 Marusa no onna (1987)
500/500
01. #119 Da xiang xi di er zuo (2018)
02. #147 Western (2017) (added to my list)
03. #238 L'eau froide (1994)
04. #255 Histoire de Marie et Julien (2003)
05. #264 4 Little Girls (1997)
06. #280 Yella (2007)
07. #283 Aoi haru (2001)
08. #294 Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome (2017)
09. #301 A Thousand Clowns (1965)
10. #330 Water and Power (1989)
11. #336 Foxtrot (2017) (added to my list)
12. #343 Kono sekai no katasumi ni (2016)
13. #345 Laissez bronzer les cadavres (2017)
14. #355 La kermesse héroïque (1935)
15. #363 Okraina (1933)
16. #369 L'amour fou (1969)
17. #385 Picture of Light (1994)
18. #387 Perceval le Gallois (1978)
19. #390 The Vietnam War (2017) (added to my list)
20. #405 Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
21. #406 Assassination Nation (2018)
22. #409 Monday (2000) (added to my list
23. #413 La mort de Louis XIV (2016)
24. #414 Baseball (1994)
25. #422 Cadaveri eccellenti (1976)
26. #425 Lean on Pete (2017)
27. #428 Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
28. #437 Noroît (1976)
29. #454 César (1936)
30. #457 Patti Cake$ (2017 (added to my list)
31. #458 La donna del lago (1965)
32. #460 LA Plays Itself (1972)
33. #461 Lourdes (2009)
34. #466 Gruppo di famiglia in un interno (1974)
35. #471 Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (1980)
36. #482 Indignation (2016)
37. #497 Marusa no onna (1987)
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6. #398 Cien niños esperando un tren [One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train] (1988) - 8.0
D. #744 Die bleierne Zeit [Marianne and Juliane] (1981) - 7.6
7. #082 LA 92 (2017) - 8.2

Started out at 181/500 and 293/1000
Currently at 188/500 and 304/1000
Goals are 225/500 and 350/1000

Anything bold will make my list. Films in italics may appear.
500<400 films seen
Including films from 501-1000 as well, using letters instead of numbers.
1. #284 The Signalman (1976) - 8.0
2. #395 Asha Jaoar Majhe [Labour of Love] (2014) - 7.6
3. #408 Seven Years Bad Luck (1921) - 7.2
A. #962 Dr. Jack (1922) - 7.6
B. #972 O Fantasma [The Phantom] (2000) - 7.2

4. #318 Große Freiheit Nr. 7 [Port of Freedom] (1944) - 7.6
C. #712 I'll Be Seeing You (1944) - 7.8
5. #307 Sapphire (1959) - 7.8
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E. #963 We the Animals (2018) - 7.8

Started out at 181/500 and 293/1000
Currently at 188/500 and 305/1000
Goals are 225/500 and 350/1000

Anything bold will make my list. Films in italics may appear.
500<400 films seen
Including films from 501-1000 as well, using letters instead of numbers.
1. #284 The Signalman (1976) - 8.0
2. #395 Asha Jaoar Majhe [Labour of Love] (2014) - 7.6
3. #408 Seven Years Bad Luck (1921) - 7.2
A. #962 Dr. Jack (1922) - 7.6
B. #972 O Fantasma [The Phantom] (2000) - 7.2

4. #318 Große Freiheit Nr. 7 [Port of Freedom] (1944) - 7.6
C. #712 I'll Be Seeing You (1944) - 7.8
5. #307 Sapphire (1959) - 7.8

6. #398 Cien niños esperando un tren [One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train] (1988) - 8.0
D. #744 Die bleierne Zeit [Marianne and Juliane] (1981) - 7.6
7. #082 LA 92 (2017) - 8.2
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