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Post by mightysparks » December 26th, 2011, 3:06 pm

UK/Ireland Challenge
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Goal:
Watch as many movies as you can that are made in/set in the UK or Ireland, or are directed by a British director. If you are in doubt whether a movie counts or not, just ask.

Rules:
- A feature film (Anything over 45 minutes) counts as one entry
- A total of 90 minutes of short films count as one entry
- For Mini-Series (45 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry.
- For Mini-Series with shorter episodes (25 minutes or so), the 90 minute rule applies.
- No rewatches

Challenge runs from 1 January 2012 - 31 January 2012.

iCM Lists:
BFI Top 100 movies
100 Best British films

Other Lists:
Britmovie.co.uk's Users Top 100
CFB's 100 Essential British and Irish Films
THE BEST OF BRITISH
Empire's 100 Best British Films
Best British films of the last 25 years


Participants:

1. Kasparius - 74
2. sushantv10 - 70
3. Cippenham - 52
4. 3eyes - 40
5. tourdesb - 34
6. Mochard - 30
7. allisoncm - 26
8. nimimerkillinen - 25
9. Ekaterina- - 24
10. mightysparks - 23
11. WalterNeff - 22
12. VincentPrice - 14
13. frbrown - 13
14. monty - 7
15. deepspeaks - 4
16. burneyfan - 3
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Post by allisoncm » December 26th, 2011, 4:36 pm

I might watch a couple.

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Post by Cippenham » December 26th, 2011, 8:27 pm

Count me in for this, will just try to see as many as I can and combine with finishing other lists and other challenges where I can.
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Post by 3eyes » December 26th, 2011, 8:31 pm

Count me in. Here's a splendid list on mubi:

http://mubi.com/lists/the-best-of-british (by Kenji who is Mizoguchi on LoB)
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Post by mightysparks » December 26th, 2011, 8:34 pm

3eyes on Dec 26 2011, 01:31:14 PM wrote:Count me in. Here's a splendid list on mubi:

http://mubi.com/lists/the-best-of-british (by Kenji who is Mizoguchi on LoB)
Thanks for the list, added it to the OP.
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Post by sushantv10 » December 26th, 2011, 9:31 pm

I AM IN

Will be looking for minimum SILVER in both ICM British Lists.
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Post by tourdesb » December 26th, 2011, 10:18 pm

I'm in.
My score in the 2 British Lists is incredibly low :(
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Post by monty » December 26th, 2011, 11:05 pm

Count me in. You might as well add kasparius. :lol:

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Post by Kasparius » December 26th, 2011, 11:47 pm

I'm 2 films away from a plat for the BFI list, so will at least see 2.

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Post by burneyfan » December 27th, 2011, 4:58 pm

I'm in passively -- I'm likely to see a handful in the course of regular viewing.

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Post by 3eyes » December 29th, 2011, 12:23 am

Here's a list of ca 60 UK/Irish films (mostly between 1960 and 2000) that I've seen and liked.
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49th Parallel [GB 41]
Angels and Insects [GB 95]
Beautiful People [GB 2000]
Behind the Lines / Regeneration [GB 97]NA
Bloody Sunday [UK/Ire 02]
Breaking the Waves [GB 96]
The Brylcreem Boys [Ireland 98] R-W98
Cold Comfort Farm [GB 95]
Educating Rita [GB 83]
A Foreign Field [GB 93] (On IMDb / icheck as Screen One: A foreign field
Foyle’s War [GB 02- (series)] (Episodes individually listed)
Funny Bones [UK/US 95]
Genevieve [GB 53]
Georgy Girl [GB 66]
Gilbert and Sullivan [UK 53]
Gregory’s Girl [UK 81]
Hidden Agenda [UK 90]
Hobson's Choice [GB 54]
The Horse's Mouth [GB 58]
I’m All Right Jack [GB 59]
The Importance of Being Earnest [GB 52]
Intermission [Ireland 04]
Land and Freedom [GB 95]
The Last King / Charles II: The Power and the Passion [GB 03 (mini)
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells [GB 00]
Last Orders [GB 01]
The Lavender Hill Mob [GB 51]
The Little Kidnappers [GB 53]
Local Hero[GB 83]
The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner [GB 62]
Lord of the Flies [GB 63]
Michael Collins [Ireland 96]
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day [GB 08]
A Month in the country [GB 88]
The Mouse that Roared [GB 59]
My Son the Fanatic [GB 99]
Nothing but the Best [GB 64]
Oh! What a Lovely War [GB 69]
Pirate Radio [UK 09] (The Boat that Rocked)
The Politician’s Wife [GB 95 mini]
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie [GB 69]
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes [GB 70]
The Queen [06]
The Remains of the Day [GB 93]
The Ruling Class [GB 71]
Son of Rambow [GB 07]
The Summer House [GB 95] IMDb "Screen Two: The Clothes in the Wardrobe"
Tea with Mussolini [GB 99]
Tiger Bay [GB 59]
Topsy-Turvy [GB 99]
Traffik [GB 89 (mini)]
Triage [Ireland 09]
Truly, Madly, Deeply [GB 90]
Unnatural Pursuits [GB, 91]
A Very British Coup [GB 98 mini]
Water [GB 85]
Whistle Down the Wind [GB 62]
Widows' Peak [GB 94]
Winstanley [GB 75]
The Wrong Box [GB 66]
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Post by VincentPrice » December 29th, 2011, 2:39 am

Also in

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Post by Mochard » December 29th, 2011, 1:51 pm

I wasn't going to bother with any challenges in January but I just can't seem to help myself! Stick me down for a goal of 1 a day!

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Post by WalterNeff » December 29th, 2011, 8:03 pm

Count me in please. Will try to combine this with Have You Seen. Need 8 for Bronze on 100 Best British Films and 25 for Silver on BFI 100, and I have a bunch in my Netflix queue from the Awards Challenge, so maybe I can do 15.

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Post by Kasparius » December 29th, 2011, 8:04 pm

WalterNeff on Dec 29 2011, 01:03:16 PM wrote:Count me in please. Will try to combine this with Have You Seen. Need 8 for Bronze on 100 Best British Films and 25 for Silver on BFI 100, and I have a bunch in my Netflix queue from the Awards Challenge, so maybe I can do 15.
There's a ton of British films on Thomson's list, as he is an English film critic.

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Post by allisoncm » December 29th, 2011, 8:24 pm

Kasparius on Dec 29 2011, 01:04:28 PM wrote:
WalterNeff on Dec 29 2011, 01:03:16 PM wrote:Count me in please. Will try to combine this with Have You Seen. Need 8 for Bronze on 100 Best British Films and 25 for Silver on BFI 100, and I have a bunch in my Netflix queue from the Awards Challenge, so maybe I can do 15.
There's a ton of British films on Thomson's list, as he is an English film critic.
Perhaps that is why I had never heard of him before. As I was going down the list, I kept asking myself, who does he think he is!? :lol:

Of course, that explains the number of British films, not always good ones. I stopped watching Carrington a number of years ago. Now that I am interested in finishing it, they don't have it anymore. :huh: It's okay. The thought of finishing it makes me want to
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(my roommate told me what happened, even.)

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Post by Cippenham » December 29th, 2011, 8:34 pm

"Unlike most other critics he realises that a diet of Fellini, Bergman, Antonioni etc. is not enough. We also need the roughage; Abbott and Costello, B noir movies, Tyrone Power swashbucklers et al."

From a Review on Amazon
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Post by Kasparius » December 29th, 2011, 8:40 pm

allisoncm on Dec 29 2011, 01:24:49 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Dec 29 2011, 01:04:28 PM wrote:
WalterNeff on Dec 29 2011, 01:03:16 PM wrote:Count me in please. Will try to combine this with Have You Seen. Need 8 for Bronze on 100 Best British Films and 25 for Silver on BFI 100, and I have a bunch in my Netflix queue from the Awards Challenge, so maybe I can do 15.
There's a ton of British films on Thomson's list, as he is an English film critic.
Perhaps that is why I had never heard of him before. As I was going down the list, I kept asking myself, who does he think he is!? :lol:

Of course, that explains the number of British films, not always good ones. I stopped watching Carrington a number of years ago. Now that I am interested in finishing it, they don't have it anymore. :huh: It's okay. The thought of finishing it makes me want to do what Carrington did in the end. (my roommate told me what happened, even.)
Thanks for the spoiler :(

Some of the movies he includes, are classics he doesn't like.

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Post by allisoncm » December 29th, 2011, 10:35 pm

Kasparius on Dec 29 2011, 01:40:48 PM wrote:
allisoncm on Dec 29 2011, 01:24:49 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Dec 29 2011, 01:04:28 PM wrote:There's a ton of British films on Thomson's list, as he is an English film critic.
Perhaps that is why I had never heard of him before. As I was going down the list, I kept asking myself, who does he think he is!? :lol:

Of course, that explains the number of British films, not always good ones. I stopped watching Carrington a number of years ago. Now that I am interested in finishing it, they don't have it anymore. :huh: It's okay. The thought of finishing it makes me want to do what Carrington did in the end. (my roommate told me what happened, even.)
Thanks for the spoiler :(

Some of the movies he includes, are classics he doesn't like.
Yeah I should have spoilered it, although he could have done anything. Sorry.

Yeah, the thing that gets me is that there are films on the list he doesn't like, as if he's doing his duty or something. And since some of the titles are cringe-worthy (Out of Africa, Bull Durham), if he doesn't like them, why are they on the list?!?!?!

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Post by Kasparius » December 29th, 2011, 10:49 pm

allisoncm on Dec 29 2011, 03:35:27 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Dec 29 2011, 01:40:48 PM wrote:
allisoncm on Dec 29 2011, 01:24:49 PM wrote:Perhaps that is why I had never heard of him before. As I was going down the list, I kept asking myself, who does he think he is!? :lol:

Of course, that explains the number of British films, not always good ones. I stopped watching Carrington a number of years ago. Now that I am interested in finishing it, they don't have it anymore. :huh: It's okay. The thought of finishing it makes me want to do what Carrington did in the end. (my roommate told me what happened, even.)
Thanks for the spoiler :(

Some of the movies he includes, are classics he doesn't like.
Yeah I should have spoilered it, although he could have done anything. Sorry.

Yeah, the thing that gets me is that there are films on the list he doesn't like, as if he's doing his duty or something. And since some of the titles are cringe-worthy (Out of Africa, Bull Durham), if he doesn't like them, why are they on the list?!?!?!
I like both of these films and so does he :)

Read the description of the book, or the intro if you can find it. He'll explain it better than I can.

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Post by WalterNeff » December 30th, 2011, 12:14 am

Kasparius on Dec 29 2011, 01:40:48 PM wrote:
allisoncm on Dec 29 2011, 01:24:49 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Dec 29 2011, 01:04:28 PM wrote:There's a ton of British films on Thomson's list, as he is an English film critic.
Perhaps that is why I had never heard of him before. As I was going down the list, I kept asking myself, who does he think he is!? :lol:

Of course, that explains the number of British films, not always good ones. I stopped watching Carrington a number of years ago. Now that I am interested in finishing it, they don't have it anymore. :huh: It's okay. The thought of finishing it makes me want to do what Carrington did in the end. (my roommate told me what happened, even.)
Thanks for the spoiler :(

Some of the movies he includes, are classics he doesn't like.
Thanks - I cross referenced my Have You Seen unwatched list with my watch list for BFI 100 and British Top 100, and came up with 20, of which I have access (Own, Library, Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime) to 16.

Then I can focus on the British films not on those two lists as well.

P.S. to allison - sorry, I totally bagged the JR challenge, so might as well remove me.

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Post by allisoncm » December 30th, 2011, 12:36 am

WalterNeff on Dec 29 2011, 05:14:50 PM wrote:
P.S. to allison - sorry, I totally bagged the JR challenge, so might as well remove me.
No, prob. I was wondering what happened to you. :lol: As long as you're okay.

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Post by allisoncm » December 30th, 2011, 12:37 am

Kasparius on Dec 29 2011, 03:49:10 PM wrote:
allisoncm on Dec 29 2011, 03:35:27 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Dec 29 2011, 01:40:48 PM wrote:Thanks for the spoiler :(

Some of the movies he includes, are classics he doesn't like.
Yeah I should have spoilered it, although he could have done anything. Sorry.

Yeah, the thing that gets me is that there are films on the list he doesn't like, as if he's doing his duty or something. And since some of the titles are cringe-worthy (Out of Africa, Bull Durham), if he doesn't like them, why are they on the list?!?!?!
I like both of these films and so does he :)

Read the description of the book, or the intro if you can find it. He'll explain it better than I can.
Well, okay. :D

I have those queued up for early, early January. Have the DVDs already. Anyway, I pre-judged these films. But here's hoping for the best!

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Post by allisoncm » December 30th, 2011, 12:42 am

double post whoops
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Post by Ekaterina- » December 30th, 2011, 3:19 am

I'll participate too.

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Post by iCheckFlicks » December 31st, 2011, 10:11 pm

Count me in!! :)

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Post by Cippenham » January 1st, 2012, 7:27 am

1. Play for Today- Penda's Fen 1974

Saw this for the 100 Berst British films list, I just need 2 for Platinum now.

THis very rare play by Alan Clarke is on KG and is now also on Youtube,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-YCj8OnEMo

It has 13 checks now on ICM!
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Well a young man adopted son of a curate has visions and is musical,, its very well done probably to do with his sexuality and thoughts about religion and the area he liived in but worth seeing.
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Post by allisoncm » January 1st, 2012, 7:41 am

Cippenham on Jan 1 2012, 12:27:09 AM wrote:1. Play for Today- Penda's Fen 1974

Saw this for the 100 Berst British films list, I just need 2 for Platinum now.

THis very rare play by Alan Clarke is on KG and is now also on Youtube,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-YCj8OnEMo

It has 13 checks now on ICM! [spoilerWell a young man adopted son of a curate has visions and is musical,, its very well done probably to do with his sexuality and thoughts about religion and the area he liived in but worth seeing. [/spoiler]
I'll watch it! THNX!

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Post by Kasparius » January 1st, 2012, 8:12 am

1. London After Midnight (1927-2002) Tod Browning, Rick Schmidlin (6/10)

What better way to start the UK/Ireland challenge, but with this film, after midnight.

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Post by allisoncm » January 1st, 2012, 8:18 am

wow todd browning tod browning whatever it must have been a short film. did u start it a minute after a midnight or what!?!??!!!?!?!??!?!?!?!!??!

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Post by Kasparius » January 1st, 2012, 8:20 am

allisoncm on Jan 1 2012, 01:18:07 AM wrote:wow todd browning tod browning whatever it must have been a short film. did u start it a minute after a midnight or what!?!??!!!?!?!??!?!?!?!!??!
Well it was an eezee watch :ph43r:

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Post by allisoncm » January 1st, 2012, 8:31 am

THAT SON OF A BITCH BASTARD

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Post by mightysparks » January 1st, 2012, 8:39 am

1. The Fallen Idol (1948) 8/10

Nice start to the challenge, and the year. Probably all downhill from here though :'(

On another note, Allison is scaring me :unsure: .
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1. The Fallen Idol (1948) 8/10
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Post by Kasparius » January 1st, 2012, 8:50 am

mightysparks on Jan 1 2012, 01:39:44 AM wrote:1. The Fallen Idol (1948) 8/10

Nice start to the challenge, and the year. Probably all downhill from here though :'(

On another note, Allison is scaring me :unsure: .
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1. The Fallen Idol (1948) 8/10
I would hate to be eezee, if he ran into Allison :lol:

I LOVE the Fallen Idol.

"MacGregor - killed by Mrs Baines - and the date". Wonderful stuff...

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Post by allisoncm » January 1st, 2012, 8:51 am

hey im so drunk right now, i'd dance w/ezee i think

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Post by allisoncm » January 1st, 2012, 8:51 am

Kasparius on Jan 1 2012, 01:50:42 AM wrote:
mightysparks on Jan 1 2012, 01:39:44 AM wrote:1. The Fallen Idol (1948) 8/10

Nice start to the challenge, and the year. Probably all downhill from here though :'(

On another note, Allison is scaring me :unsure: .
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1. The Fallen Idol (1948) 8/10
I would hate to be eezee, if he ran into Allison :lol:

I LOVE the Fallen Idol.

"MacGregor - killed by Mrs Baines - and the date". Wonderful stuff...
yeah i'd stab him in the back that cheatttahhhhh

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Post by Kasparius » January 1st, 2012, 9:04 am

allisoncm on Jan 1 2012, 01:51:15 AM wrote:hey im so drunk right now, i'd dance w/ezee i think
He doesn't have time to dance, he's catching a plane to get to the premiere of the new Justin Bieber movie. He paid 30 dollars for a blow up doll, a poster and a ticket. :blink:

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Post by allisoncm » January 1st, 2012, 9:05 am

figures!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Cippenham » January 1st, 2012, 10:11 am

2. In This World 2002

This film is remarkable in that it portrays Afghan refugees travelling across Europe in an attempt to get to London, and the deals they do and the dangers they face on the way. Also its the 4th film I have seen directed by Michael Winterbottom, very good, Wonderland, 24 Hour Party People and this. Also A Cock and Bull Story based on Tristram Shandy the 18th century classic book, which I did not really like.

I just need one for Platinum for 100 Best British Films, Land and Freedom directed by Ken Loach and set in the Spanish Civil War
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1. Play for Today- Penda's Fen 1974
2. In This World 2002

Much better to go the hard road with you top 11 people on here than the eezee way.
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