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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 8/5/2012 8:26:40 AM   
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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 8/5/2012 11:33:36 AM   
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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 8/5/2012 11:36:40 AM   
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There's so many films on that list now that I would have included if I'd thought about it... I wish I'd done more than a 25 film list now!!!

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 8/5/2012 11:51:34 AM   
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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 8/5/2012 12:02:16 PM   
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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 8/5/2012 12:47:05 PM   
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Yay for Emanuelle and Visitor Q.

THX sucks balls.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 13/5/2012 5:44:39 AM   
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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 13/5/2012 5:55:19 AM   
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If you were to die, that could be taken as a Kenneth Williams-esque suicide note.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 13/5/2012 8:15:42 AM   
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If you were to die, that could be taken as a Kenneth Williams-esque suicide note.





Beetlejuice is fab.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 13/5/2012 8:53:24 AM   
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Yay for Emanuelle and Visitor Q.

THX sucks balls.


Strangely enough i've not seen Emanuelle, but i've always loved those massive whicker chairs, and i've always said that if i bought one i'd just sit on it butt naked wearing a set of long pear necklaces.

I have Visitor Q but just haven't got around to giving it a watch yet

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 13/5/2012 11:33:38 AM   
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Strangely enough i've not seen Emanuelle, but i've always loved those massive whicker chairs, and i've always said that if i bought one i'd just sit on it butt naked wearing a set of long pear necklaces.






You should give Visitor Q a watch. The subject matter is pretty twisted (drug use, incest, necrophilia) but it manages to remain surprisingly funny throughout. It's one of my favourite Takashi Miike films.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 13/5/2012 11:42:48 AM   
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Strangely enough i've not seen Emanuelle, but i've always loved those massive whicker chairs, and i've always said that if i bought one i'd just sit on it butt naked wearing a set of long pear necklaces.






You should give Visitor Q a watch. The subject matter is pretty twisted (drug use, incest, necrophilia) but it manages to remain surprisingly funny throughout. It's one of my favourite Takashi Miike films.


Bam! sold


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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 15/5/2012 2:39:30 PM   
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Hm, don't think I'd class Dog Day Afternoon as cult.

Or Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 15/5/2012 6:02:55 PM   
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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 15/5/2012 6:11:03 PM   
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Dog Day Afternoon, Roger Rabbit, Rumble Fish and Shaun of the Dead are all fantastic films.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 15/5/2012 6:15:53 PM   
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Hm, don't think I'd class Dog Day Afternoon as cult.


I would. In fact I did

Cracking film.

quote:


Or Who Framed Roger Rabbit.


I agree with you here though. Still, an awesome film though.

Rumble Fish is good.

I'd dispute Shaun of the Dead's cult credentials as well.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 16/5/2012 6:00:02 AM   
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Slight problem. I had two documents, one that had the final list ranked with positions, and one that had my copies of all the lists. Whenever I'd put together a new entry, I'd double check against that document to get the highest voter for each entry. My computer crashed about 20 minutes ago with that document open and I've lost the majority of it. I don't have back-ups for any of the lists that were sent to me by pm or email, so I can't put in the names of the highest voters for the rest of the list. Sorry about that.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 16/5/2012 8:55:50 AM   
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That's OK, we'll just guess instead.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 16/5/2012 9:15:38 AM   
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That's cool, at least I can't be named and shamed anymore for the pervy stuff.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 16/5/2012 10:44:38 AM   
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I'm sorry but I have to object Roger Rabbit being classed as "Cult". Several Oscar and Bafta nominations and wins, huge critical and commercial success, it's about as far removed from being a "cult" film as you can get.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 16/5/2012 11:01:56 AM   
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There is no way in this earth that Roger Rabbit and Shaun of the Dead are cult.

Both were massive films.

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 16/5/2012 11:46:52 AM   
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There is no way in this earth that Roger Rabbit and Shaun of the Dead are cult.

Both were massive films.


But they have powerful cult followings. Trainspotting was also massive but it still is considered cult.



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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 16/5/2012 11:53:44 AM   
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There is no way in this earth that Roger Rabbit and Shaun of the Dead are cult.

Both were massive films.


But they have powerful cult followings. Trainspotting was also massive but it still is considered cult.




Can we clarify the definition of a cult film?

My understanding was that it was a small release but then gained a big following or popularity. Am I off the mark?

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RE: Cult Films Poll: Discussion Thread - 16/5/2012 12:23:30 PM   
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There is no way in this earth that Roger Rabbit and Shaun of the Dead are cult.

Both were massive films.


But they have powerful cult followings. Trainspotting was also massive but it still is considered cult.



LOTR has a cult following. I wasn't allowed to vote for that

I think everyone has their own interpretation of what's cult and what isn't and only a few mainstream films seem to be sneaking into this list. I think it's more interesting in a way, rather than just the very obscure

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 16/5/2012 1:50:02 PM   
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I kind of tried to set boundaries on what is and what isn't cult early on, it didn't work. Then Evil Bill posted a link to the Wikipedia definition of cult films, and I posted this.

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Have a look at this Wiki definition Evil Bill provided

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Often, cult movies have failed to achieve fame outside the small fanbases; however, there have been exceptions that have managed to gain fame among mainstream audiences. Many cult movies have gone on to transcend their original cult status and have become recognized as classics; others are of the "so bad it's good" variety and are destined to remain in obscurity. Cult films often become the source of a thriving, obsessive, and elaborate subculture of fandom, hence the analogy to cults. However, not every film with a devoted fanbase is necessarily a cult film. Usually, cult films have limited but very special, noted appeal. Cult films are often known to be eccentric, often do not follow traditional standards of mainstream cinema and usually explore topics not considered in any way mainstream—yet there are examples that are relatively normal. Many are often considered controversial because they step outside standard narrative and technical conventions.


Then if you think your films fit, feel free to vote for them. That's a really useful general guideline for what's eligible. I'm not going to rule against anything, so anything you might have wanted to vote for that I said no to, have a look against those guidelines and see if you think it should be in. If you do, and enough other people agree, then it'll get in. If they don't, then it won't make the cut anyway. This is what I did with the horror list and apart from Gimli forcing The Muppets into the list, it all worked out well.

But basically.

Films that didn't get big enough to really appeal to the mainstream, films that have offbeat styles, films that tackle subjects that don't often appear in the mainstream, films with a limited appeal to the mainstream.

Films that aren't mainstream.



A lot of the titles voted for are really more geek films than cult films. And there's definitely an argument that a lot of the films that have done really well in this poll aren't cult films any more because everyone has seen them now.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 16/5/2012 1:53:43 PM   
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Fair enough. Its a massive grey area.
I remember Shaun getting a massive release over here though. There was loads of TV marketing and ditto with Roger Rabbit.

But in the reality of it, who gives a damn.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 16/5/2012 2:01:57 PM   
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Oh yeah, they were both huge and wouldn't come anywhere near a cult list of my own. But as Gimli says, everyone has their own ideas about what defines cult. Although Lord of the Rings is not a cult film, Gimli.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 16/5/2012 2:04:55 PM   
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Oh yeah, they were both huge and wouldn't come anywhere near a cult list of my own.


I wouldn't even expect to heard of it if it were yours.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 16/5/2012 2:08:29 PM   
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I had actually considered an alternate top 500 of cult films people should see.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 18/5/2012 11:06:24 AM   
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A few more films up, including the horrific sight of a woman raped with chopsticks. And the even more horrific sight of a Baz film.

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