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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:43:28 PM   
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Yeah. And The Last Wave, The Plumber, etc. 


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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:45:15 PM   
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City of God - Not sure. Wasn't it a fairly big hit for a foreign language film? It's not something I'd ever considered as a cult film, but if people feel it should be in then I'm ok with it.



Nominated for a best foreign film Oscar, but it's your poll.*

*I said "your poll".


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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:45:19 PM   
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Yeah. And The Last Wave, The Plumber, etc. 


Peter Weir made a porn film?



Masturbating Commander: The Far Side of the Womb?

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:45:59 PM   
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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:46:09 PM   
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I think everything from Gilliam is fine.

Enter the Dragon - I still think classes as cult, despite the money it made.

Coens - I'll get back to you on that for definite, but I think the three big Oscar films - No Country, True Grit and Fargo, should probably be out. I'm more open on A Serious Man, simply because of the nature of the film. Other than that I think they're all ok.

Truman Show - Huge hit. It's something I'd say should be out. It's basically a high-concept comedy drama from a hugely respected director and big name star.

Paprika - Ok

City of God - Not sure. Wasn't it a fairly big hit for a foreign language film? It's not something I'd ever considered as a cult film, but if people feel it should be in then I'm ok with it.

Glengarry - Again, not something I ever saw as a cult film.


Groundhog - Sadly not, far too big a hit on initial release.

Lost in Translation - Again massive hit, especially for how much it cost.

Spinal Tap - Yeah, Tap is fine.



Films that nobody I know in real life is likely to have heard about let alone seen without my recommendation are films I'd generally class as cult. The above 2 definitely fall in this category but if they're not eligible then fair enough.

What about Grosse Point Blank, Swimming With Sharks, Dr Strangelove and In the Name of the Father then?

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:46:17 PM   
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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:46:42 PM   
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City of God - Not sure. Wasn't it a fairly big hit for a foreign language film? It's not something I'd ever considered as a cult film, but if people feel it should be in then I'm ok with it.



Nominated for a best foreign film Oscar, but it's your poll.*

*I said "your poll".



It's only really best picture that in most cases gets an automatic no, because all of the Academy votes in on it so it needs a bigger majority/mainstream Hollywood acceptance to get in. So foreign Oscar wouldn't automatically rule something out.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:48:08 PM   
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Does The 'burbs count?

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:52:22 PM   
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Sure.

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I think everything from Gilliam is fine.

Enter the Dragon - I still think classes as cult, despite the money it made.

Coens - I'll get back to you on that for definite, but I think the three big Oscar films - No Country, True Grit and Fargo, should probably be out. I'm more open on A Serious Man, simply because of the nature of the film. Other than that I think they're all ok.

Truman Show - Huge hit. It's something I'd say should be out. It's basically a high-concept comedy drama from a hugely respected director and big name star.

Paprika - Ok

City of God - Not sure. Wasn't it a fairly big hit for a foreign language film? It's not something I'd ever considered as a cult film, but if people feel it should be in then I'm ok with it.

Glengarry - Again, not something I ever saw as a cult film.


Groundhog - Sadly not, far too big a hit on initial release.

Lost in Translation - Again massive hit, especially for how much it cost.

Spinal Tap - Yeah, Tap is fine.



Films that nobody I know in real life is likely to have heard about let alone seen without my recommendation are films I'd generally class as cult. The above 2 definitely fall in this category but if they're not eligible then fair enough.

What about Grosse Point Blank, Swimming With Sharks, Dr Strangelove and In the Name of the Father then?


Well, with City of God I think there was a definite crossover to the mainstream. Much like Amelie and Crouching Tiger at a similar time period. Glengarry, it's just not something that screams cult to me. More obscure as a film, I'd agree with that, but not so much cult.

Grosse - I think so.
Sharks - Yep
Strangelove - Falls into the same difficulty as something like 2001, but again it is generally considered a cult comedy, so I'd be willing to allow it.
In the Name of the Father - This would be out. Mainstream legal drama, big names, fairly big hit, huge Oscar film.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:54:48 PM   
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Does The 'burbs count?


Yeah, I think so. It was a big hit, but not a massive one in the context of its year. And the themes make a cult.

I have a feeling this will come up at some point so I'll address it now.

No to the majority of Spielberg films, certainly nothing from Jaws on. Although earlier stuff like Duel will be ok.

No to Back to the Future. Far too big a hit to be a cult film.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 6:55:34 PM   
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I have no idea why I typed In The Name of the Father, I meant The Commitments

An easy enough mistake to make .

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:00:35 PM   
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I have no idea why I typed In The Name of the Father, I meant The Commitments

An easy enough mistake to make .


Ah... Alan Parker... Anyone have an opinion on Alan Parker films?

Hey Matty, you know what great cult film you should vote for? The Ruling Class.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:02:13 PM   
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Ah... Alan Parker... Anyone have an opinion on Alan Parker films?




Angel Heart is a boss film, innit?

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:06:27 PM   
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Ah... Alan Parker... Anyone have an opinion on Alan Parker films?




Angel Heart is a boss film, innit?


Pink Floyd The Wall, Midnight Express and Mississipi Burning are great films as well, as is The Commitments.

So what's the deal with the eligibility yo?

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:08:17 PM   
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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:09:09 PM   
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Sorry, I'm too busy weeping at people praising Alan Parker. Alan Partridge would make better films.

Well Midnight Express and Mississippi Burning would both be out. Angel Heart would probably be in. Same with The Wall. I think The Commitments would be out as well based on general popularity.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:09:23 PM   
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Inland Empire? Yay? Nay?


Massive yay.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:11:34 PM   
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Hey Matty, you know what great cult film you should vote for? The Ruling Class.



I might well do if LoveFilm stop fucking me around.

And just after I was singing their praises the other week.


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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:12:47 PM   
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Hey Matty, you know what great cult film you should vote for? The Ruling Class.



I might well do if LoveFilm stop fucking me around.

And just after I was singing their praises the other week.



The Seventh Victim is another great cult film.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:13:38 PM   
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Since we are talking Alan Parker here, how about The Life of David Gale?

Oh, this isn't the shit and really misguided film poll? My bad.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:38:53 PM   
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I think everything from Gilliam is fine.



I don't want to eliminate the films of one of my favorite people but The Fisher King and 12 Monkeys were quite big hits. Time Bandits did quite well as well.

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Other than that I think they're all ok.


Including O Brother Where Art Thou?
Budget $26 million[1] Box office $71,868,327[2]

As for foreign, what will you consider the Juenet films that are not Amelie and Ghibli's big hits like Spirited Away?



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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 7:50:26 PM   
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I think everything from Gilliam is fine.



I don't want to eliminate the films of one of my favorite people but The Fisher King and 12 Monkeys were quite big hits. Time Bandits did quite well as well.

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Other than that I think they're all ok.


Including O Brother Where Art Thou?
Budget $26 million[1] Box office $71,868,327[2]

As for foreign, what will you consider the Juenet films that are not Amelie and Ghibli's big hits like Spirited Away?




Stop messing with my list .

I'd like clarification about which of Ghibli's work is ineligible as well. I've got a list of about 70 so far and it doesn't contain a single Ghibli film yet as I'm having difficulty deciding which ones are eligible or not.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 8:57:12 PM   
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Antichrist?
Last House on the Left?
I Spit on Your Grave?

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 9:10:25 PM   
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I can't get my list below 150. Will the extra 50 be counted for the poll or discarded?

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 9:29:20 PM   
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I think everything from Gilliam is fine.



I don't want to eliminate the films of one of my favorite people but The Fisher King and 12 Monkeys were quite big hits. Time Bandits did quite well as well.

quote:

Other than that I think they're all ok.


Including O Brother Where Art Thou?
Budget $26 million[1] Box office $71,868,327[2]

As for foreign, what will you consider the Juenet films that are not Amelie and Ghibli's big hits like Spirited Away?




Quite big is ok, I'm trying to avoid the really massively obvious ones.

All Ghibli are fine, even Spirited Away given that the vast majority of its money was made in Japan.  Delicatessen and Lost Children are fine.

Antichrist, Last House, Spit on Your Grave are all fine.

Regarding Garviel's question. Is there any need for anyone else to go over the 100? I'd always like it with my own lists, and I'm willing to take lists up to 150 with the highest film on every list being given 150 points, but if there's only the two of us it'd be a bit pointless.

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 9:30:34 PM   
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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 10:08:17 PM   
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Regarding Garviel's question. Is there any need for anyone else to go over the 100? I'd always like it with my own lists, and I'm willing to take lists up to 150 with the highest film on every list being given 150 points, but if there's only the two of us it'd be a bit pointless.



I'll probably be nearing 125-50 at this rate.


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RE: Cult Films Poll - 23/1/2012 11:39:48 PM   
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What about stuff like Robocop, Running Man and Total Recall? I've seen them on various cult film lists online but I'm not sure if they meet your criteria.

Also, what about Wes Anderson's films?


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RE: Cult Films Poll - 24/1/2012 12:02:12 AM   
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I had a book once that listed Jaws as the best cult film of all time. Can I vote for that?

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RE: Cult Films Poll - 24/1/2012 12:02:41 AM   
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Regarding Garviel's question. Is there any need for anyone else to go over the 100? I'd always like it with my own lists, and I'm willing to take lists up to 150 with the highest film on every list being given 150 points, but if there's only the two of us it'd be a bit pointless.



I'll probably be nearing 125-50 at this rate.



Ok. I'll up the limits. Might make for interesting results. You can vote for any of 25/50/75/100/125/150

I'm going to allow Robocop, Running Man and Total Recall. Individual success aside, they're not stupidly huge like Casablanca/LotR etc. Wes Anderson is ok too.

Here's a list that might be of interest. There was a book a while back called 500 Essential Cult Films. The full list is here

http://www.listsofbests.com/list/84918-500-essential-cult-movies?page=1

Not everything there would be eligible, but it might give you all a few ideas.

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