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joachimt wrote: May 9th, 2020, 6:14 pmAnd? Review?
Honestly, both the 1st and this weren't as bad as I was expecting. Certainly not good. But on par with some Russian comedies I've seen from the same era. 3/10.
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Handful of new Plats earned in the past week:

IMDb 1930s - Maurice and Of Mice and Men
Rotten Tomatoes - The Farewell, Booksmart, and Widows
FOK 250 - Climax, Midsommar, Mandy, and The House That Jack Built
Tim Dirk's Controversial - Baise-Moi, Snuff, and L'Amour
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Tasselfoot wrote: May 26th, 2020, 6:31 pm Handful of new Plats earned in the past week:

IMDb 1930s - Maurice and Of Mice and Men
Rotten Tomatoes - The Farewell, Booksmart, and Widows
FOK 250 - Climax, Midsommar, Mandy, and The House That Jack Built
Tim Dirk's Controversial - Baise-Moi, Snuff, and L'Amour
Tim Dirk...wow! I see a lot of "controversial" movies, but I still have 28 to go. I'll never get Platinum, because I won't watch the Human Centipede films. Actually, I don't have much need to see about half of those 28. "Song of the South," "Romance" and "A Real Young Girl" probably interest me most.
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There are some bad films on that list, for sure. I had seen about half of the films on the list when it became official, then slowly worked through it over the past 4 years. An ex-girlfriend liked messed up movies (this should have been a red flag), so we watched a bunch together.
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Some more plats of the past 2 months:

IMDb 1920s: Girl Shy & Show People
Euro Film Awards: Riff-Raff & The Ghost Writer
101 Gangster: The Brotherhood & The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Spike Lee Essential: Lust for Life & Seven Beauties
Arts & Faith: The Work & Calvary
OFCS Animated: Mad Monster Party? & Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
BFI 100 British: I'm All Right Jack & Brassed Off

Running out of lists that only need 20-ish films to plat.
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My 5th platinum: Reddit Top 250, last two checks were The Lobster and The Witch. I’ve had this plat before, but I lost it with the last update. Glad to finally have it back, even though it wasn’t a huge priority for me.
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Nirvana 2008 got me the platinum on the new Russian list.
It was also right up my alley (dystopian/subversive/transhumanist) but as expected not really good.
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70 platinums

Most recent AV Club's The Best Movies of the 2010s, got it with Uncut Gems
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Tasselfoot wrote: May 27th, 2020, 1:08 pm An ex-girlfriend liked messed up movies (this should have been a red flag)
:lol:
Well, at least it made for some uncomfortable, yet cleared checks, hm?


Haven't been working on any list for years, gained 2 IMDb platinums en passant: Shorts Top 50 via I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (2010) (it was kinda nice) and 2010s Top 50 via 1917 (2019) (which was.. nice, too?).

The less static lists, e.g. by critics and some country polls, are more spectacular to finish, I guess.
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I have only five Platinums and don't really worry about this issue, but I realized tonight that I could add *18* more Platinums if I just watched a certain 58 films. But they're so much drawn from crappy IMDb genre lists that I have a solid interest in watching only 15 or so of them. Four (Time of the Gypsies, the Human Condition trilogy) are on my watchlist, so they're super-likely, but otherwise? My most feasible gain would be watching "Heat" and "V for Vendetta" and gaining a Platinum on the FilmTotaal 100 list. Hrm.
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Yeah, sounds familiar to me. Just saw that in addition to my other useless pile of IMDb platinums I could gain platinums on 7 lists (6 of them IMDb) with only 1 missing check by watching 4 different films. 8 lists miss only 2 checks; 6 other IMDb lists among them, often missing the same film like on the others.
Hm ... now that I am calculating, maybe I will go for it someday. :D
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Do you guys usually plan with which film to complete a platinum? I'm 8 films away from finishing the TSPDT 1000 list, but I decided already about 200 films ago that Chikamatsu monogatari (1954) will be the one that I'll finish the list with. Kenji Mizoguchi is one of my favourite directors, and I thought that since I've strangely waited this long before watching it, I can make it even more special and wait a little longer. I guess that there might be a risk of building up the expectations too high, though... :circle:
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No, but I hardly ever plan to finish a list. I never tried finishing most of the lists. The only lists I have tried or still trying to finish are these:

- 1001MYMSBYD: Finished the Dutch edition from 2004 one day. The last thing was the one that was the hardest to find. Took me years to collect everything. After that I didn't try to finish the newer editions, but I keep watching whatever pops up on VOD.
- TSPDT: First time I finished it was also the hardest to find back then. After that I kept finishing it every year with the new editions.
- Rosenbaum and UNESCO. I want to finish those. Probably won't ever make it. If I ever do, the last thing will simply be the last thing I'll be able to find.

Apart from that I've never tried to finish a list. Well, except for Jerry Beck and IMDb Shorts, but I just went from #1 down.
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erde wrote: November 14th, 2020, 1:21 pm Do you guys usually plan with which film to complete a platinum? I'm 8 films away from finishing the TSPDT 1000 list, but I decided already about 200 films ago that Chikamatsu monogatari (1954) will be the one that I'll finish the list with. Kenji Mizoguchi is one of my favourite directors, and I thought that since I've strangely waited this long before watching it, I can make it even more special and wait a little longer. I guess that there might be a risk of building up the expectations too high, though... :circle:
I do, sometimes. I planned Intolerance to be my last watch on the AFI 100 Years, 100 Movies list, since it was the oldest film on the list and it was appropriately epic in scope. I also originally planned for Wings to be my final watch on the Oscar best picture list since it was the first winner, but I changed my plans and decided to watch them in chronological order, which made The Greatest Show on Earth my final watch, somewhat arbitrarily.

So sometimes I’ll try to plan ahead, but other times it just works out.
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beasterne wrote: November 15th, 2020, 1:39 am
erde wrote: November 14th, 2020, 1:21 pm Do you guys usually plan with which film to complete a platinum? I'm 8 films away from finishing the TSPDT 1000 list, but I decided already about 200 films ago that Chikamatsu monogatari (1954) will be the one that I'll finish the list with. Kenji Mizoguchi is one of my favourite directors, and I thought that since I've strangely waited this long before watching it, I can make it even more special and wait a little longer. I guess that there might be a risk of building up the expectations too high, though... :circle:
I do, sometimes. I planned Intolerance to be my last watch on the AFI 100 Years, 100 Movies list, since it was the oldest film on the list and it was appropriately epic in scope. I also originally planned for Wings to be my final watch on the Oscar best picture list since it was the first winner, but I changed my plans and decided to watch them in chronological order, which made The Greatest Show on Earth my final watch, somewhat arbitrarily.

So sometimes I’ll try to plan ahead, but other times it just works out.
Same with me. Most times I have just watched whatever felt like interesting at the moment, sometimes I have found it fun to plan ahead. Also, since this will be by far the biggest list that I have ever completed, it felt appropriate to make the finish feel even a little more special this way. Although I guess that it would feel quite nice anyway, whatever the film.
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Finally finished the Most Checked list with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. I've been close to finishing for ages but had no interest in any of the film's I had left, but got through Madagascar, Space Jam and the Pirates film over the last couple of days and finally it's over. All generous 4/10s but I'm happy with my new award.
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mightysparks wrote: November 17th, 2020, 11:11 am Finally finished the Most Checked list with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. I've been close to finishing for ages but had no interest in any of the film's I had left, but got through Madagascar, Space Jam and the Pirates film over the last couple of days and finally it's over. All generous 4/10s but I'm happy with my new award.
I am very happy that I saw Space Jam multiple times as a child and remember it well enough that I can fairly check it and never have to revisit it. On the down side, I've seen Space Jam multiple times. :(
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Finally got that Jerry Beck platinum, my first! I watched the shorts in ascending order of length, so the 30-minute The Man Who Planted Trees was my final check. There will be many more platinum awards to come, I hope.
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Wait Until Dark (1967), on a whopping 2 lists, got me to Platinum on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills. My 7th plat :)
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The New World gave me my first platinum on a static list.
Took me forever to see Heat, The Best of Youth & The New World but I finally made it :)

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I'm up to 6 platinums with 4 of them added in the last month

AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers - Harold and Maude
BAFTA Award - Best Film - The Commitments
Academy Award - Best Cinematography - Phantom of the Opera
IMDB's Shorts - Validation

There are 7 other lists where I'm either 2 or 3 away from platinum so I'll probably finish those off in the near future.
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84 plats. Got Top 250 back with Dune and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Three lists are one film away from Plat.
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A fresh platinum I received (apart from the many returns of the IMDb Top 250) was IMDb's Horror section, thanks to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a subversive adaptation of the splendid novella, perhaps one of the greatest book-to-film transitions I've ever enjoyed. (granted, March was pitch-perfect, but pre-code Miriam Hopkins was damn yummy tehe )
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Top Secret! (1984) was my final check on the BBC Comedy List. My ninth Platinum!
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erde wrote: November 14th, 2020, 1:21 pm Do you guys usually plan with which film to complete a platinum? I'm 8 films away from finishing the TSPDT 1000 list, but I decided already about 200 films ago that Chikamatsu monogatari (1954) will be the one that I'll finish the list with. Kenji Mizoguchi is one of my favourite directors, and I thought that since I've strangely waited this long before watching it, I can make it even more special and wait a little longer. I guess that there might be a risk of building up the expectations too high, though... :circle:
Short answer - no. I'm not actively working on any lists - at least, not with the particular goal of gaining platinum - except for the TSP noir list, which is still in progress - so even if/when I get to finishing it off, it may still not be done and there probably won't even be any point to saving a particular film for last. I have finished off a few lists in the past year or two and typically I end up just saving the least-interesting movies till last - like the awful Andy Warhol film that was my last to complete the BFI westerns list. I'm close to platinum on lots of IMDb lists but I don't really think of those and of course they change regularly, so no point in making special occasions of finishing them.

I may get to finishing the TSPDT 1000 list myself within the next year or two and if so I'll probably save another Warhol film for the last one there since I have no desire at all to see it. Andy Warhol you are the bane of my list-completing life!
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erde wrote: November 14th, 2020, 1:21 pm Do you guys usually plan with which film to complete a platinum? I'm 8 films away from finishing the TSPDT 1000 list, but I decided already about 200 films ago that Chikamatsu monogatari (1954) will be the one that I'll finish the list with. Kenji Mizoguchi is one of my favourite directors, and I thought that since I've strangely waited this long before watching it, I can make it even more special and wait a little longer. I guess that there might be a risk of building up the expectations too high, though... :circle:
I usually do once I’m about 80-90% of the way through the list. I’ll take a look at what I have left, and see if there is any film that stands out as a good finish. For the AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Films I decided to end with the oldest film on the list, Intolerance. For 100 Thrills I ended again with the oldest film, Phantom of the Opera. It feels like a capstone to the list, so if I can I try to find a film that feels like it “completes” things.

The next list I plan to plat is the BAFTA list and I’m planning to end with Richard III since it had strong ties to British literature, history, and film & theatre through Olivier. It is also a tribute to my mom who loved Shakespeare, Olivier, and movies.

edit: wow looks like I already responded to this earlier in the thread lol. In my defense it was a year ago so I guess that’s why I didn’t remember.
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If I can find Chocolat (1988) I'll Plat BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women for my 84th Platinum.
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Still no platinums for me, I find it very hard to watch films I don't want to watch. There's almost always a teaspoon full of pain in any list I look at. Harry Potter, Sholay and Lord of the Rings are barrier items that I haven't been able to force myself on. I don't know how y'all do it. Think I've been around 2 away from platinum on Thriller ever since I joined the forum. I got a week off work coming up next week, so maybe. But so many promising watches lined up and projects (2009, Amerarkana, ICM polls).
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I just get a lot of satisfaction in watching films that I know others have watched and enjoyed. Even if I don’t personally enjoy them, I will then be able to engage those people in conversations about why I didn’t like the film, or they can explain to me why the film works for them as well as it does.

For me, the biggest barrier to list completion is availability of films. I know there are “ways” to see films if I’m serious about it, but right now I’m focusing on watching films that are available via streaming or on dvd from my library, which is still thousands of films. I’m not going to complete lists where films aren’t available in those places.
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10th Platinum achieved- BAFTA Award for Best Film! I schemed and plotted my way to the highest ranking on the list by shrewdly watching Richard III (1955) as my final film. It’s a good story and seems a huge influence on Game of Thrones. The scheming and plotting for one thing, but also so many names seem directly inspirational for family names in GoT. I heard Lancaster = Lannister, York = Stark, Tyrrell = Tyrell, etc. I know these are historical names, obviously, but it still seems a direct homage. That being said, it did feel a bit overlong long and meandering past a certain point.
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I'd have platinum on BFI's 100 Animated Feature Films but el Apostol* is on the list and it's a lost film. Should. I check the lost film?

*https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/el+apostol/
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No. We don't check lost films (or any other films we haven't seen), even not if they cost us a rightfully deserved platinum.
We don't.
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Bummer. Always out of reach then.
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I'm sure JamesCameronScholar has a copy in his basement, probably on Beta HD that he transferred himself from an original 35mm print loaned to him by the director in the 1920s but that he forgot to ever return. Ask him.
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ha i never look at the awards but in looking for noirvember ideas i found i was 2 away from tspdt's 100 noirs list platinum. they were lang's blue gardenia and hitchcock's the wrong man (didn't care for either) for a total of 2 platinum awards and both in film noir :party:
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OldAle1 wrote: December 6th, 2021, 9:17 pm I'm sure JamesCameronScholar has a copy in his basement, probably on Beta HD that he transferred himself from an original 35mm print loaned to him by the director in the 1920s but that he forgot to ever return. Ask him.
Can't we just ban this moron?
I have grave speculations about a couple others, but I'd be discussing this only through inbox.
Torgo wrote: December 6th, 2021, 8:52 pm No. We don't check lost films (or any other films we haven't seen), even not if they cost us a rightfully deserved platinum.
We don't.
It still baffles me, though, why those lost film checks haven't been removed, as of yet.
What are the "chief executives" of ICM waiting for, to magically pop up like mushrooms in a matter of years?
I find it more fair to temporarily remove them, explaining the reasons why on each list (by, also, mentioning said film/s)
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Dimitris Psachos wrote: December 11th, 2021, 9:43 am
OldAle1 wrote: December 6th, 2021, 9:17 pm I'm sure JamesCameronScholar has a copy in his basement, probably on Beta HD that he transferred himself from an original 35mm print loaned to him by the director in the 1920s but that he forgot to ever return. Ask him.
Can't we just ban this moron?
I have grave speculations about a couple others, but I'd be discussing that only through inbox.
Torgo wrote: December 6th, 2021, 8:52 pm No. We don't check lost films (or any other films we haven't seen), even not if they cost us a rightfully deserved platinum.
We don't.
It still baffles me, though, why those lost film checks haven't been removed, as of yet.
What are the "chief executives" of ICM waiting for, to magically pop up like mushrooms in a matter of years? I find it more fair to temporarily remove them, explaining the reasons why on each list (by, also, mentioning said film/s)
I cosign both of these points.
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Torgo wrote: December 6th, 2021, 8:52 pm No. We don't check lost films (or any other films we haven't seen), even not if they cost us a rightfully deserved platinum.
We don't.
I don't think we need to check that, but what I do think is that one shouldn't be prevented from getting platinum because a film is lost. Or you remove it from the list, or you enable getting platinum if you have watched 99 films, or the list isn't worthy of being official. Shouldn't be that hard. When the film is found again, than it can get on the list back again. I would just remove the film from the list, add in the description xx film is lost, but is included in the list. And there you go.

But you shouldn't be able to check lost films.
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For my first platinum trophy. The closest on a non-static list is IMDb top 50 2000s, but I don't really care about IMDb because of the voter fraud going on, because a lot of the movies i simply don't care about. I don't want to complete the 2000s. The only ones i want to watch are Gladiator, La meglio gioventu, Amores Perros, Yi Yi and Oldboy which I didn't like it, perhaps did finish, but feel like at the very least i need to rewatch them, but that will only get me to 42.

For a non-static list there is Filmtotaal top 100 which is a generic forum user top list, but at the very least doesn't have the voter fraud, but it is a time capsule to 15 years ago, and a lot of the films that were hyped back than into the day in the Benelux (not necessarily worldwide) aren't classics today, like for example Garden State or The Fountain.

What do i need to watch from that list:
Magnolia
Casablanca
Sunset Blvd.
Gladiator
Lawrence of Arabia
Oldboy
Citizen Kane
Seven Samurai
L.A. Confidential
The Third Man
Garden State
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (I probably won't like this lol, seen parts of it at school)
Stalker
La meglio gioventu
The Fountain
Persona
Once Upon a Time in America
The New World
Chinatown
Double Indemnity

While all of the movies are sort of highly acclaimed or likely worth a watch, i don't care about the list itself because it's just an ancient generic list by a few dutch forum users (smaller than this one & less international). But at the very least every movie on the list is worth it and is acclaimed for other reasons (even if some probably shouldn't belong on the list). It consists of movies I should have seen a long time ago, that are very long or serious, in lots of cases likely won't interest me all that much and so on, but there will likely be some i will like after all.

5 movies are longer than 3 hours and i'm not really good with attention spans for that long. Others are overly complicated that i'm not able to follow them and therefore didn't finish them (this is the case for Magnolia & Oldboy). There are those epic films, a genre I dislike (Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator), a lot of Old Hollywood / noir films - a type or style of film which i never have seen a film off basically, other films that are overrated and some i'm waiting for till i feel ready for it (i'm not sure Persona is the best Bergman for a first watch, and not something you'll start to play any given moment).

It's basically like i'm terrified of a lot of those movies. I want to watch Stalker (and Solyaris) as well for the sci-fi challenge. Really want to, so i'm waiting for that. And i like to watch Seven Samurai quite soon too, just not sure when. I like to watch the 90's and 00's films for the forum lists we will do too (for 90's that's only L.A. Confidential, for 00's there are some more: The New World, The Fountain, Garden State, Gladiator, Oldboy and La meglio gioventu, but the latter one i might pass on for now, because of the length). I forgot Magnolia for the 90's too. But there are obviously i'd like to have watched by than too (Dogville, The White Ribbon, The Return) and so on.
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Believe me, I get the "terrified" feeling in front of a list of unwatched classics...but please,pretty please, watch Stalker like right now :lol:
"Art is like a fire, it is born from the very thing it burns" - Jean-Luc Godard
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