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World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

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World Cup, Season 3, Match QF-D: Croatia vs USA (Feb 17th)

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Post by joachimt » February 3rd, 2019, 7:49 pm

This is match Quarter Final D of the third season of iCM Forum's Film World Cup.

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CroatiaSlucajni zivotAccidental Life1969Mochardlinklink
USAThe Mudge Boy2003filmbanthalinklink

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Voting Rules:
- You must watch both films before you vote.
- To vote, post which of the two movies is your favorite. (note: you're ranking the individual films, not the countries)

Voting deadline = Feb 17th
Countdown till deadline

The country that ends at 1st place proceeds to the next round. The ranking of the match will be decided using these rules:
- Movie with most votes wins.
- In case of a tie the match will have a 3 day extension.
Here's a quick summary of how the tournament worksShow
We start with 48 films from 48 countries. Each country has a manager who determines which movie will be watched. In the first round the countries are divided into 12 groups of 4. From each group the countries that end up at #1 and #2 proceed to the next round. In the 2nd round the 24 remaining countries will be divided into 8 groups of 3. The managers pick a new movie. The winner of each group proceeds to the next round. The final 8 countries compete one-on-one in the quarter finals (with a new movie of course) and so on till the final.
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Post by 72allinncallme » February 3rd, 2019, 7:51 pm

1. Slucajni zivot
2. The Mudge Boy

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 3rd, 2019, 8:59 pm

1. Slučajni život
2. The Mudge Boy

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Post by Lilarcor » February 3rd, 2019, 9:05 pm

1. The Mudge Boy
2. Slucajni zivot

Two very opposite films when it comes to representation. One a "stylistic" but trite observation on male friendship, the other appearing to be a conventional American picture in its aesthetics but turns out to be something much more and daring in its depiction of male identity. I think some here will probably hate The Mudge Boy because of certain scenes, but it clearly intends to provoke, whether the provocations are worth it depends on the viewer, I guess. Anway, found it a pretty interesting film on sexuality, with great acting and fresh take on certain character types.

Never would have had The Mudge Boy on my radar if it wasn't for the WC, great choice, should be on some list(s)!

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Post by tommy_leazaq » February 4th, 2019, 12:41 am

1. The Mudge Boy - 7. Emile Hirsch was brilliant in here
2. Accidental Life - 7

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Post by Cocoa » February 4th, 2019, 4:27 am

'eh, Don't feel strongly about either.

1. The Mudge Boy 5/10
2. Slucajni zivot 5/10

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Post by edward5 » February 4th, 2019, 12:25 pm

1. Slucajni zivot. 6/10
2. The Mudge Boy. 6/10

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 4th, 2019, 1:18 pm

Image Slučajni život: 3
Image The Mudge Boy: 3

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Post by zuma » February 5th, 2019, 2:56 am

01 - Slučajni život

02 - The Mudge Boy

A bad match for the chickens.

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Post by Muellwind » February 5th, 2019, 7:43 pm

1. Slučajni život
2. The Mudge Boy

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Post by jvv » February 6th, 2019, 4:45 pm

1. Slučajni život - 6/10
2. The Mudge Boy - 5/10

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Post by beavis » February 8th, 2019, 5:04 pm

1. The Mudge Boy - 7,5
2. Slucajni Zivot - 7,5

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Post by joachimt » February 8th, 2019, 7:17 pm

1. The Mudge Boy - 7/10
2. Slucajni Zivot - 6/10
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Post by zhangalan » February 10th, 2019, 10:50 am

1. The Mudge Boy
2. Slucajni Zivot

Nice group with two interesting films. Also, must say that the acting is great in The Mudge Boy.

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Post by tarr » February 10th, 2019, 11:22 am

1. Slucajni Zivot
2. The Mudge Boy

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Post by joachimt » February 10th, 2019, 12:05 pm

This seems to be a close race.

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Image The Mudge Boy: 6
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Post by klaus78 » February 11th, 2019, 8:05 pm

1. The Mudge Boy (USA) 6/10
2. Slucajni zivot (Croatia) 5/10
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Post by clemmetarey » February 12th, 2019, 11:02 pm

1. Slucajni zivot (1969) 5/10
2. The Mudge Boy (2003) 5/10

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Post by burneyfan » February 14th, 2019, 3:44 pm

1. The Mudge Boy (USA)
2. Slucajni zivot (Croatia)

Thanks to Mochard and filmbantha!

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Post by pitchorneirda » February 14th, 2019, 4:06 pm

1. The Mudge Boy (USA) - 4/10
2. Slucajni zivot (Croatia) - 3/10

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Post by Armoreska » February 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm

damm, that was an inauspicious start
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Post by filmbantha » February 14th, 2019, 10:08 pm

1. The Mudge Boy (USA) - 8/10
2. Slucajni zivot (Croatia) - 6/10

Slucajni zivot was good but The Mudge Boy is a personal favourite of mine which is why I picked it in the first place. The Mudge Boy appears to be dividing people although I'm pleased to see some appreciation for it, so thanks to everyone who has watched it so far. It seems to be a very close race up to now. Good luck Mochard :)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 15th, 2019, 8:32 pm

Image Slučajni život: 8
Image The Mudge Boy: 10

2.5 DAYS LEFT (till the end of quarterfinals).

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Post by Angel Glez » February 16th, 2019, 10:09 am

1. The Mudge Boy
2. Slucajni zivot

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Post by Smoover » February 16th, 2019, 1:21 pm

1. The Mudge Boy 6.5
2. Slucajni zivot 6.0

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Post by joachimt » February 16th, 2019, 2:33 pm

Five votes in a row for The Mudge Boy results in a 4-votes lead.
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Post by Armoreska » February 16th, 2019, 7:22 pm

The Mudge Boy 6-
Slucajni zivot 4
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
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Post by Fergenaprido » February 17th, 2019, 5:51 am

1. The Mudge Boy - 7.8
2. An Accidental Life - 6.6

Really liked Hirsch's performance, and the story overall. Interested to see the short film it's based on. Accidental Life I saw a few years ago, and couldn't remember what it was about; skimmed through it again to jog my memory, and I don't think much would change on a rewatch, especially since the gulf between the scores is quite large. Glad to see Croatia made it this far, though :)

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Post by funkybusiness » February 17th, 2019, 7:39 am

1. Slučajni život
2. The Mudge Boy

thanks, folks

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Post by hurluberlu » February 17th, 2019, 10:56 am

1. Slučajni život 6+
2. The Mudge Boy 4+
#JeSuisCharlie Liberté, Liberté chérie !

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 17th, 2019, 12:00 pm

22 hours left.

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Image The Mudge Boy: 14

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Post by wasabi » February 17th, 2019, 1:46 pm

1. The Mudge Boy
2. An Accidental Life

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Post by Renegade » February 17th, 2019, 2:40 pm

1. The Mudge Boy
2. Slučajni život

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 17th, 2019, 3:28 pm

1. The Mudge Boy (2003): 7.2 - Decent coming-of age drama exploring masculinity.
2. Slucajni zivot (1969): 5.2 - Very boring and more important horrible edited. I felt like every scene cut to soon to another without establishing the next scene first well. (And I don't feel this was done deliberately to enhance the viewers's sense of confusion). Apparently the director of this only made this and then became a professor in film theory; I guess the old 'those who can't, teach' idiom applies here.
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Post by Armoreska » February 17th, 2019, 3:57 pm

Lonewolf2003 wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 3:28 pm
1. The Mudge Boy (2003): 7.2 - Decent coming-of age drama exploring masculinity.
2. Slucajni zivot (1969): 5.2 - Very boring and more important horrible edited. I felt like every scene cut to soon to another without establishing the next scene first well. (And I don't feel this was done deliberately to enhance the viewers's sense of confusion). Apparently the director of this only made this and then became a professor in film theory; I guess the old 'those who can't, teach' idiom applies here.
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 17th, 2019, 4:04 pm

Thanks, that's what you get for writing these fast. fixed it

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Post by Nathan Treadway » February 17th, 2019, 6:01 pm

1. Slucajni zivot
2. The Mudge Boy

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Post by metaller » February 17th, 2019, 6:15 pm

1. Slučajni život
2. The Mudge Boy

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Post by joachimt » February 17th, 2019, 7:50 pm

Image Slucajni zivot: 12
Image The Mudge Boy: 17
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Post by weirdboy » February 17th, 2019, 10:12 pm

1. The Mudge Boy (2003) - Michael Burke
2. Slucajni zivot AKA Accidental Life (1969) - Ante Peterlic

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