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Updated my ratings, although not a ton of changes. Posting here in case I messed up the colour change.
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mightysparks wrote: June 21st, 2022, 5:59 am Or post here to let me know you have updated your sheet.

I can't easily check to see which tabs have been updated so if you do not do one of these things your update will not be included. I did go through them manually last time and changed the tabs myself but it took ages so I won't be doing it again.
Just updated my tab. :cheers:
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Updated mine too.
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My tab is updated--thanks again mighty!
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A few more days to get your updated lists in. Thanks to all so far who have sent me their lists and updated their google tab :cheers:
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A little under 3 days until I update the list. Just finished adding and fixing up all the new films from the updated lists so far. I hate that IMDb exports files with messed up formatting. Takes so long to fix :'(

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joachimt
Lammetje
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maxwelldeux
mightysparks
peeptoad
Perception de Ambiguity
RogerTheMovieManiac88
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toro913
xianjiro
zomgmouse
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Plus new lists added from:
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Kublai Khan

Submitted a list last update but not yet for July's update:
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blueboybob
cayado-coro
DudeLanez
Gordon_Gekko
Gorro
jeff_v
jvv
lineuphere
matthewscott8
OldAle1
Onderhond
Opio
sol
St. Gloede
Teproc
tommy_leazaq
Wonderful Rainbow

No updates since the first addition:
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Anything that we can do to make that format update process easier mighty?
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beasterne wrote: June 29th, 2022, 11:49 am Anything that we can do to make that format update process easier mighty?
Dunno, the first time we did it everyone's files were fine and then something happened between that and the second one. It's happened before with IMDb, sometimes exporting perfectly and then other times being a douche. I think two people's files were fine this time so idk if it's a regional thing or an IMDb thing.
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Also my spreadsheet keeps freezing and crashing when I'm trying to filter and sort so I think it has too much data lol. Already taken out all the formulas and just put them back in when I need to use them to save memory but it doesn't like 90000 rows of data...
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i've put in my update
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Done, yeah !!
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Hopefully will be updating the list in around 24 hours so still a little time for last minute submissions. :cheers:
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cinephage wrote: June 30th, 2022, 4:50 pm Done, yeah !!
You've uploaded your iCM history not your IMDb ratings :turned:
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ahhh, tomato, potato
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the phrase "tomato, tomato" (pronounced tomato, tah-mah-toe) popped into my head as a response to mighty, essentially calling the same thing by two different ways. But since these are in fact two similar but very different things, I said, tomato, potato, which sounds close, but is actually very different. Anyway, the frog has now been dissected, and was probably not a very funny frog from the get go.
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Lol, kinda
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Should I include music videos in the 'Shorts' list?
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mightysparks wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:12 pm Should I include music videos in the 'Shorts' list?
Where else? They're certainly not feature films despite what IMDb wants to tell us (David Fincher, director of more "movies" than Hitchcock).
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OldAle1 wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:39 pm
mightysparks wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:12 pm Should I include music videos in the 'Shorts' list?
Where else? They're certainly not feature films despite what IMDb wants to tell us (David Fincher, director of more "movies" than Hitchcock).
I've been editing any music videos I come across and adding the short genre tag to them on imdb. I think only a handful are actually feature length, mostly visual albums.
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I know some people are against music videos being included as films, so the question was to either include them as shorts (which I do currently) or exclude them altogether.
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Fergenaprido wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:42 pm
OldAle1 wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:39 pm
mightysparks wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:12 pm Should I include music videos in the 'Shorts' list?
Where else? They're certainly not feature films despite what IMDb wants to tell us (David Fincher, director of more "movies" than Hitchcock).
I've been editing any music videos I come across and adding the short genre tag to them on imdb. I think only a handful are actually feature length, mostly visual albums.
Good work. It's weird how with Fincher in particular, if you just look at his main page it shows 59 titles under "Director: Movie", but then if you click to sort his filmography and check "feature film" there's only 13 - the correct number. I guess the word "Movie" means something different to somebody who has made these changes than it does to most of us. At the very least even if you did call them movies, they ought to be TV movies because they never showed in theaters, but then...ah fuck it, I can't make sense of the thinking.
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mightysparks wrote: July 1st, 2022, 2:14 pm
cinephage wrote: June 30th, 2022, 4:50 pm Done, yeah !!
You've uploaded your iCM history not your IMDb ratings :turned:
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I'm sorry for the confusion, I tried to do it quickly at work, before the deadline, but I was so hasty I just confused everything... :lol:
It's ok if you couldn't take my list this time, but it would be even better if you can take it, I just corrected the mistake.

I'll do better next time...

Regarding videos, I would consider them as short films. Some of them are pretty brilliant, and it would be a shame to entirely discard them.
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OldAle1 wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:47 pm
Fergenaprido wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:42 pm
OldAle1 wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:39 pm

Where else? They're certainly not feature films despite what IMDb wants to tell us (David Fincher, director of more "movies" than Hitchcock).
I've been editing any music videos I come across and adding the short genre tag to them on imdb. I think only a handful are actually feature length, mostly visual albums.
Good work. It's weird how with Fincher in particular, if you just look at his main page it shows 59 titles under "Director: Movie", but then if you click to sort his filmography and check "feature film" there's only 13 - the correct number. I guess the word "Movie" means something different to somebody who has made these changes than it does to most of us. At the very least even if you did call them movies, they ought to be TV movies because they never showed in theaters, but then...ah fuck it, I can't make sense of the thinking.
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mightysparks wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:44 pm I know some people are against music videos being included as films, so the question was to either include them as shorts (which I do currently) or exclude them altogether.
Oh, ok. No, definitely include them as shorts, why not? Look at all the major directors who got their starts doing music videos - and consider that an awful lot of older shorts from before the music video era, including some that are official checks and/or are very highly regarded, really ought to fall under the same designation and were made for the same purposes. Shit, they started making Soundies in 1940 and Vitaphone shorts in 1926. If Take on Me doesn't belong with other short films then several films on Rosenbaum's list don't either, and a lot of influential musical shorts. And the fact that music videos were originally (mostly) on TV shouldn't matter either, unless we want to get rid of Fanny and Alexander and a whole bunch of other TV films and mini-series also. I think music videos absolutely fit within paradigms that we already have for other kinds of films that we do allow. Fuck the haters.
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Fergenaprido wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:52 pm
OldAle1 wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:47 pm
Fergenaprido wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:42 pm

I've been editing any music videos I come across and adding the short genre tag to them on imdb. I think only a handful are actually feature length, mostly visual albums.
Good work. It's weird how with Fincher in particular, if you just look at his main page it shows 59 titles under "Director: Movie", but then if you click to sort his filmography and check "feature film" there's only 13 - the correct number. I guess the word "Movie" means something different to somebody who has made these changes than it does to most of us. At the very least even if you did call them movies, they ought to be TV movies because they never showed in theaters, but then...ah fuck it, I can't make sense of the thinking.
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cinephage wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:48 pm
mightysparks wrote: July 1st, 2022, 2:14 pm
cinephage wrote: June 30th, 2022, 4:50 pm Done, yeah !!
You've uploaded your iCM history not your IMDb ratings :turned:
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I'll do better next time...

Regarding videos, I would consider them as short films. Some of them are pretty brilliant, and it would be a shame to entirely discard them.
You’re still in time :ph43r:

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OldAle1 wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:52 pm And the fact that music videos were originally (mostly) on TV shouldn't matter either, unless we want to get rid of Fanny and Alexander and a whole bunch of other TV films and mini-series also.
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I've seen less than 200 titles since the last update and nothing that I rate higher than '6'. So my current list can stand, right?
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1SO wrote: July 1st, 2022, 6:26 pm nothing that I rate higher than '6'.
You can always drag undeserved top-averaging films down, so a update is never in vain, despite having no new high ratings. :shifty:
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Ah, I just found a quick way to add the new stuff.

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Just for fun, here are the 5 films that are currently on the top 1000 that I've seen since the last update, and the 2 I've seen from 1001-2000, with current ranking and my rating. Be fun to see how these change - though 4 of them are new films and will likely have gotten some votes besides mine. It'll be fun to see the changes in any case.
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177 - Petite Maman - 10
232 - Une femme a passé - 9
832 - Babardeala cu bucluc sau porno balamuc - 8
953 - Ghahreman - 9
969 - The Batman - 7

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400 - Utu - 8
748 - Days of Wine and Roses - 8
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cinephage wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:48 pm Regarding videos, I would consider them as short films. Some of them are pretty brilliant, and it would be a shame to entirely discard them.
:thumbsup: I concur
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xianjiro wrote: July 1st, 2022, 8:18 pm
cinephage wrote: July 1st, 2022, 5:48 pm Regarding videos, I would consider them as short films. Some of them are pretty brilliant, and it would be a shame to entirely discard them.
:thumbsup: I concur
I also agree so since no-one seems to feel otherwise I will leave them in. I think another reason people don't like them in there is the low number of votes and mafia type ratings but I don't think it's a big problem for this list.

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These lists have now been updated:

Top 1000
Top 1001-2000
Top 250 Documentaries
Top 250 Shorts
Bottom 100
Top 250 Highest Rated TV Series
Top 250 Obscure Feature Films
iCM Forum's Top 500 Highest Rated Horror Movies
iCM Forum's Highest Rated Movies: 500<400 edition

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We had two new people added to the list of voters for this update so we now have 43 lists in total :cheers:

There are 23 films that everyone has rated (no changes since last time):

2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Apocalypse Now
Back to the Future
Die Hard
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Fargo
Forrest Gump
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Jaws
Lost in Translation
M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Psycho
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rear Window
Taxi Driver
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Shining
The Silence of the Lambs
The Terminator
Vertigo
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Just a clarification, are you reusing prior lists of those who didn't provide an update? (no pending complaint either way, just curious)
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Yea, unless someone requests their list to be removed the latest list they gave me will still be used.
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