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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 21/10/2012 4:17:09 AM   
siegfried


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

The Shop Around the Corner is superb, the only one I really love from that set. I've yet to see any Preston Sturges film


A situation that you need to rectify as soon as possible. Preston Sturges was one of the greatest comedy directors of all time; the reason why he's featured so frequently in this decade's list.
I'd certainly put him, at his best, on a par with Howard Hawks and Ernst Lubitsch, and for me that's very high praise.











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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 21/10/2012 4:36:51 AM   
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The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep are both really good. I found Sullivan's Travels (I haven't seen any of Sturges work either) on Youtube if you want a link Gimli

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 21/10/2012 4:52:55 AM   
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I'm really surprised that the two of you have never seen any Preston Sturges - I take it, Gimli, that when you gave Unfaithfully Yours a 3/5 rating in Fun and Games, you were referring to the very inferior remake with Dudley Moore and Nastasja Kinski, and not the brilliant original.
The Lady Eve, The Palm Beach Story, The Miracle Of Morgan's Creek, Sullivan's Travels, Unfaithfully Yours - all films which I would urge you to get hold of and watch. I'll be very surprised if you are disappointed by any of them.



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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 21/10/2012 5:56:02 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

I found Sullivan's Travels (I haven't seen any of Sturges work either) on Youtube if you want a link Gimli



Just found it, Thanks for the heads up!


quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

I'm really surprised that the two of you have never seen any Preston Sturges - I take it, Gimli, that when you gave Unfaithfully Yours a 3/5 rating in Fun and Games, you were referring to the very inferior remake with Dudley Moore and Nastasja Kinski, and not the brilliant original.



Yep. I think I was perhaps too generous.


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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 21/10/2012 8:40:59 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf


quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

I found Sullivan's Travels (I haven't seen any of Sturges work either) on Youtube if you want a link Gimli



Just found it, Thanks for the heads up!


quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

I'm really surprised that the two of you have never seen any Preston Sturges - I take it, Gimli, that when you gave Unfaithfully Yours a 3/5 rating in Fun and Games, you were referring to the very inferior remake with Dudley Moore and Nastasja Kinski, and not the brilliant original.



Yep. I think I was perhaps too generous.


Way too generous.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 21/10/2012 11:23:25 PM   
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THE 1940'S (Part Four)


20. Black Narcissus - Director: Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger
(Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Kathleen Byron, David Farrar, Sabu, Jean Simmons)

19. Red River - Director: Howard Hawks
(John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan)

18. His Girl Friday - Director: Howard Hawks
(Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart)

17. Night Train To Munich - Director: Carol Reed
(Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Naunton Wayne, Basil Radford)

16. The Philadelphia Story - Director: George Cukor
(Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, Roland Young, John Halliday)

15. The Killers - Director: Robert Siodmak
(Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker)

14. Bicycle Thieves - Director: Vittorio de Sica
(Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell)

13. Notorious - Director: Alfred Hitchcock
(Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern)

12. The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp - Director: Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger
(Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook)

11. Kind Hearts And Coronets - Director: Robert Hamer
(Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood)





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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 22/10/2012 6:17:32 AM   
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Seen all of those apart from Blimp, and I love them all except Bicycle Thieves.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 22/10/2012 1:07:35 PM   
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More great choices. If I had to single one out, I'd go for Blimp. Given the year of its release there's a clear message about the war and for England (even if Churchill wanted it banned). And it never ceases to amaze me that with rationing, etc. such a good looking film can come out of England in '43. But the absolute timelessness of it is the story of how aging and friendships and learning about the world. Stone cold classic imo.

I also can't let The Killers pass by without comment on its brilliance and Lancaster's screen presence. Or to say that Notorious is still my favourite Hitchcock and Rains' scene at the end of the movie is one of the best in any film.

Great stuff and that's before the top 10 shows what a great decade the 40s were.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 22/10/2012 11:09:47 PM   
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You're so right, Prof. The 1940's is my favourite decade for film. I certainly needed to spend more time choosing my top 50 for this than for any other decade.
As for Notorious, it may not be my favourite Hitchcock, but it's certainly in the top 10, and I've always felt that Claude Rains' performance is the best thing in it (as was so often the case).
Hope you like the top 10.

< Message edited by siegfried -- 22/10/2012 11:11:07 PM >


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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 22/10/2012 11:31:34 PM   
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THE 1940'S (Part Five)


10. Meet Me In St Louis - Director: Vincente Minnelli
(Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Tom Drake, Leon Ames)

9. Casablanca - Director: Michael Curtiz
(Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Paul Henried, Conrad Veidt)

8. The Lady Eve - Director: Preston Sturges
(Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, William Demarest)

7. Rebecca - Director: Alfred Hitchcock
(Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders, Nigel Bruce, Gladys Cooper)

6. To Be Or Not To Be - Director: Ernst Lubitsch
(Jack Benny, Carole Lombard, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Sig Rumann)

5. The Third Man - Director: Carol Reed
(Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard, Alida Valli, Orson Welles)

4. Laura - Director: Otto Preminger
(Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price)

3. Le Corbeau - Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
(Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc, Micheline Francey, Helena Manson, Noel Roquevert)

2. Double Indemnity - Director: Billy Wilder
(Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson)

1. Les Enfants du Paradis - Director: Marcel Carne
(Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Maria Casares, Pierre Renoir)





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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 22/10/2012 11:33:21 PM   
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Some gems there! Hard to say which is my favourite but I think Rebecca just pips The Third Man, Double Indemnity and Casablanca.


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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 22/10/2012 11:58:24 PM   
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I could easily have altered some of the places - it was a difficult choice, in fact in one instance I flipped a coin - but Les Enfants would always be at No. 1





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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 23/10/2012 12:26:03 AM   
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Casablanca and The Third Man are both amazing, and Rebecca and Double Indemnity are residing on my To-Watch list

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 23/10/2012 3:53:00 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Casablanca and The Third Man are both amazing, and Rebecca and Double Indemnity are residing on my To-Watch list


Don't just let them reside there. Watch them. You won't be sorry.



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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 23/10/2012 8:32:21 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried


quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Casablanca and The Third Man are both amazing, and Rebecca and Double Indemnity are residing on my To-Watch list


Don't just let them reside there. Watch them. You won't be sorry.




I found Rebecca on Youtube the other day so I'll be watching it very soon

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 23/10/2012 10:01:06 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

The 1940's is my favourite decade for film. I certainly needed to spend more time choosing my top 50 for this than for any other decade.


Alternatively you could just throw all the 40s classics in the air and it would produce a very respectable top 50.

I like your top 10. I'm afraid I've not seen your #1, so that is something I need to rectify.


quote:

As for Notorious, it may not be my favourite Hitchcock, but it's certainly in the top 10


As we all know Hitch was supposedly very close to getting the rights le Corbeau and I could see him helming Laura and The Third Man in another life. I'm kind of glad he didn't. I actually think he might have done a stronger job overall with Corbeau (which I think has a number of strengths, but also some weaknesses but I'm hoping in the next decade we'll see evidence of how the director developed).

My own pick from these would be the Lubitsch. What I really love about the film is that you can happily put it on and settle back on a Sunday afternoon, treating it as a light piece of B&W entertaining whimsy. But if you peel back the onion layers there is much much more going on in this piece that deserves full attention and I think you can count on the fingers of one hand how many comedies can float along providing nice giggles but occasionally bite so deep with satire. Hamlet and its play within a play is a lot to live up to, but I do think that Lubitsch makes this work.

Films I'm sorry missed out:
- Fantasia (which I can often choose not to clasify as a "film" instead calling it "art")
- Great Expectations
- Out of the Past (one of my favourite noirs)
- The Ox-Bow Incident
- Pinnochio (my favourite Disney)
- The Treasure of Sierra Madre

EDIT: D'oh. I forgot Arsenic and Old Lace, And Then There Were None, Fort Apache... actually I better stop now as this list could go on and on...


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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 23/10/2012 10:15:29 AM   
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Dead of Night - The quality's all over the place, but when it's good, it's fantastic
Odd Man Out - Great stuff till that artist shows up and ruins everything.
A Matter of Life and Death - Amazing
The Maltese Falcon - One of the best noirs I've seen
Sullivan's Travels - I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would
His Girl Friday - Possibly my favourite screwball comedy
The Philadelphia Story - My second favourite
The Killers - A superb film noir
Bicycle Thieves - Just okay, I know it's important but I really didn't care for it
Kind Hearts And Coronets - Funny in places
Casablanca - My favourite 40s film
Rebecca - Kinda meh till the murder mystery/George Sanders stuff towards the end
The Third Man - Great stuff
Laura - Shoulda done better in the noir HoF
Double Indemnity - Superb stuff

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 23/10/2012 10:53:10 PM   
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THE 1950'S (Part One)


50. High Noon - Director: Fred Zinnemann
(Gary Cooper, Thomas MItchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Grace Kelly)

49. The Big Heat - Director: Fritz Lang
(Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin)

48. Ashes And Diamonds - Director: Andrzej Wajda
(Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Wadaw Zastrzezynski)

47. Harvey - Director: Henry Koster
(James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake, Cecil Kellaway)

46. The Asphalt Jungle - Director: John Huston
(Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Sam Jaffe, James Whitmore, Jean Hagen)

45. A Night To Remember - Director: Roy Ward Baker
(Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, John Carney)

44. Orphee - Director: Jean Cocteau
(Jean Marais, Francois Perier, Maria Casares, Marie Dea)

43. Ikiru - Director: Akira Kurosawa
(Takashi Shimura, Shin'ichi Hinori, Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki)

42. Night Of The Hunter - Director: Charles Laughton
(Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish, Shelley Winters, James Gleason, Billy Chapin)

41. The Wages Of Fear - Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
(Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli, Peter Van Eyck, Vera Clouzot)





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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 23/10/2012 11:44:26 PM   
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I will catch up properly again, for now I'll say that Ikiru is 42 places too low. Also, have you seen the latest HoF sign up thread? It's going to be themed around films from 1959 or earlier.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 1:09:31 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

I will catch up properly again, for now I'll say that Ikiru is 42 places too low. Also, have you seen the latest HoF sign up thread? It's going to be themed around films from 1959 or earlier.

It's something that's slipped past me, which is why I've never participated. Not even sure at this stage how to go about it, so will read up on the rules. Could I take part in the classic film one?

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 5:43:14 AM   
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A Night To Remember is still the best Titanic film/TV show/anything. I love Harvey.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 9:25:33 AM   
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Maybe John Wayne started it, I don't know, but it seems to have become vogue to not like High Noon. I like it. Its as realistic as McLovin's ID, but it stands for something and I love the tune. My only problem with the film is that Katy Jurado is way hotter than Grace Kelly.

Lee Marvin is one of the great hard men of film and has a superb turn in The Big Heat.

Harvey is awesome and I find it makes me smile madly while also getting dust in my eye.

Night of the Hunter I got very close to nominating for the HoF and part of me still wishes I had. Its just looks so goddam good and Mitchum is at his best here.

Ikiru I'd tend to agree with Rawls is shockingly far down the list.

And Wages of Fear is just absolutely storming. I think the final 30 minutes have been done much better in other films now, but its still very tight. The mastery of the film is the very long build up to get there. Some brilliant performances in this.

Some really really good films in that, so be very interesting to see the top 40.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 9:54:34 AM   
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As always, Prof, I value your input.
Hope that you won't be too disappointed in the top 40.
I'm beginning to have second thoughts regarding Ikiru, following both Rawlinson's and your own comments, but I guess for the time being at least I'll have to let it stand.





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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 10:08:17 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

As always, Prof, I value your input.
Hope that you won't be too disappointed in the top 40.
I'm beginning to have second thoughts regarding Ikiru, following both Rawlinson's and your own comments, but I guess for the time being at least I'll have to let it stand.


As I've said before, where lists lead, nitpicking will follow. I see that Rawl has introduced you to the HoF. So take a look back at Round 15 (I think it was). Rawl nominated Ran and it didn't even make the first round cut!

I mention that because dynamically Ikiru and Ran are about as far opposed as its possible to get. Some of my most recalled scenes from Ran are horses galloping through castles. While Ikiru it is more like a man quietly sitting in a corner. When a character stands up quickly in Ikiru its a major event, when the pace slows in Ran it is also to bring something of note. But deep down they are both wrapped in base human attributes and both come from completely different angles to explore the idea of what we leave behind when we are gone and our legacy. Fittingly in exploring that question Kurosawa himself leaves behind two great legacy films (and a whole host of other pieces).

I read a review by Ebert and in that he said he'd gone back at one point to watch all Kurosawa's films in chronological order and had really been able to see how the director had developed over his career. I did a similar trawl through the vast majority of Hitchcock's output about 5 years ago and really enjoyed that, so I'm half thinking about repeating this with Kurosawa.

In short I'd value the film much higher, but am pleased to see it on the list. And I really have to stop taking a look at these lists during work time as I really, really want to watch Harvey now

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 5:02:46 PM   
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High Noon I was underwhelmed by, it's a decent western but not the masterpiece it had been lauded as.
The Big Heat was good fun
Harvey I enjoyed watching, James Stewart is fucking awesome
The Asphalt Jungle is one of my favourite noirs
Ikiru isn't as good as Se7en
Night of the Hunter is cracking, Mitchum is creepy as hell
The Wages of Fear is a masterpiece, I love the measured pace at the start and the almost unbearable tension of the second half

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 8:14:00 PM   
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quote:

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Ikiru isn't as good as Se7en


I'm puzzled as to how you could even begin to compare them, as they're such totally different films.
Or perhaps you were thinking of The Seven Samurai?

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 8:18:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried


quote:

ORIGINAL: Rebel scum


Ikiru isn't as good as Se7en


I'm puzzled as to how you could even begin to compare them, as they're such totally different films.
Or perhaps you were thinking of The Seven Samurai?



Se7en was up against Ikiru in the HoF a while back. Se7en was seen as the favourite from the beginning, Ikiru beat it. Rebel nominated Se7en, I nominated Ikiru, so I'm enjoying this gloating even more.

Did you find out the rules for HoF, btw? Or would you like me to run through them with you?

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 9:13:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson


quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried


quote:

ORIGINAL: Rebel scum


Ikiru isn't as good as Se7en


I'm puzzled as to how you could even begin to compare them, as they're such totally different films.
Or perhaps you were thinking of The Seven Samurai?



Se7en was up against Ikiru in the HoF a while back. Se7en was seen as the favourite from the beginning, Ikiru beat it. Rebel nominated Se7en, I nominated Ikiru, so I'm enjoying this gloating even more.

Did you find out the rules for HoF, btw? Or would you like me to run through them with you?

Now I get it. Always nice to be able to have a gloat occasionally.
I think I've more or less got it as far as the rules for HoF are concerned, but a brief run through from you would be a help, I'm sure.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 9:36:59 PM   
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Ok, well there's 12 people take part in a round. There's the 3 lifetime members who take part every round, run the draws, make sure blurbs/votes are chased up, and basically do any admin type stuff. That's myself, TRM and Rebenectomy. There's four long-term members, they take part for four different HoFs in a row. Because sometimes someone will have to pull out before completing all their terms, the four members at the moment don't run to the same schedule. So the round that's running right now has three members who are on their last round as longtermers (Paul, Gimli and Impqueen) and one who's on his first round (Matty). Then there's five short-term members, who do one HoF at a time and get replaced each time there's a new one.

All 12 people nominate a film. The only restrictions are that it has to have been released at least two years ago and it's available either on R2 dvd or on cheap import. Then all 12 films have to be watched within the deadline set for the first round, which is usually 2 months. Once you've watched all the films, you have to rank the 12 films in order and send your votes to the counters. The votes are counted and the top 6 films move into the second round, everyone votes again and the top 3 move to the final round. Everyone votes again and we get a winner.

The only time we set any further restrictions on the films that can be nominated is if we run a theme round. These work outside the usual HoFs and films either have to be part of a genre (we've done horror and film noir), running time (there's been two short film rounds), or a more looser theme (we run a Christmas film round about two years ago and now we're doing the pre-60s round)

Anyone can put in for a short-term slot. New long-term members are only added when a current member's four rounds are up, the person also has to have completed one short-term round. Lifetime member slots only open up when a current member steps down.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 9:46:09 PM   
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Ikiru isn't as good as Se7en


I'm puzzled as to how you could even begin to compare them, as they're such totally different films.
Or perhaps you were thinking of The Seven Samurai?



Se7en was up against Ikiru in the HoF a while back. Se7en was seen as the favourite from the beginning, Ikiru beat it. Rebel nominated Se7en, I nominated Ikiru, so I'm enjoying this gloating even more.


Now I get it. Always nice to be able to have a gloat occasionally.




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