Movie Top Ten The 1930's

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  1. Snarky's Ghost

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    Interesting that BECKET got so few votes.

    I have to admit that despite my generally unchanging tastes from toddlerhood until now, my view of BECKET has shifted a great deal. When I first saw it in my teens, and tried to watch it again years later, it didn't work for me -- I found it drab and dry and boring, so I dismissed the gushing reviews as one of those '60s things where pretentious cinema often got the plaudits.

    And while I can understand why it hit me that way then, boy, it doesn't now. A few years ago, I gave it another go -- perhaps because it's a prequel of sorts to LION IN WINTER (which I'd always loved), and to my surprise, I suddenly thought BECKET was great.

    As I said, my tastes and viewpoints about movies rarely change much at all -- my opinion at, say, age 12 is usually pretty consistent with my opinion today at, ummmm, post-12. But something finally clicked and I "got" the ice cold, cinematic incantation it offers. So now I watch it probably a couple of times a year.

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  2. Karin Schill

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    I agree that it's interesting that Becket got so few votes. I thought it might go higher on the list. But at the same time I struggled with which movies to put on my list and somehow Becket ended up just below the list for me.

    Anyway I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the movie so much now. :)

    Oh and I've finally seen "The Lion In Winter" and you were right it's an excellent movie too! :)

    Finally, I'll be back with something new for you all to list in a few days... ;)
     
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  3. Karin Schill

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    Okay so for our next round we're going to list...

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    Movies that has won the Academy Award for best film

    Okay so for this round we’re going to list the best of the best. Since the first Academy Award in 1928 eighty nine movies have had the honor of winning the Oscar for best film. But which one is your favorite?

    Totals: In December.
     
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  4. Karin Schill

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    Oh and in case anyone needs a reminder of which movies that are eligiable for this round. Here's a list of all movies that has been nominated every year and which movie that won:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Picture

    Remember it's only the one with yellow back shadow that won, that you can vote for in this round. :)
     
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  5. Mel O'Drama

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    1. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
    2. The King’s Speech (2010)
    3. Schindler’s List (1993)
    4. The English Patient (1996)
    5. The Godfather (1972)
    6. Rebecca (1940)
    7. The Sound Of Music (1965)
    8. All About Eve (1950)
    9. Forrest Gump (1994)
    10. Oliver (1968)

    That was fun. Maybe for another round we could use the same list to do a top ten of films that were nominated but didn't win. Lots of greats in there.
     
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    My Top Ten:

    1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
    2. Rebecca (1940)
    3. All About Eve (1950)
    4. My Fair Lady (1964)
    5. Casablanca (1943)
    6. TLOTR: The Return of the King (2003)
    7. The Sound Of Music (1965)
    8. Terms of Endearment (1983)
    9. Out of Africa (1985)
    10. Ordinary People (1980)
    11. Pigtanic
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    1. The Sound of Music
    2. Crash
    3, Amadeus
    4. Gone With The Wind
    5. The Life of Emile Zola
    6. Rebecca
    7. Moonlight
    8. Casablanca
    9. Schindler's List
    10. Platoon
     
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    Top 10 Oscar winning films -

    1. Casablanca
    2. Argo
    3. A Man for All Seasons
    4. Dances With Wolves
    5. Schindler’s List
    6. Chariots of Fire
    7. Oliver
    8. Rebecca
    9. Ordinary People
    10. The King's Speech
     
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    1. Schindler's List (1993)
    2. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
    3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    5. West Side Story (1961)
    6. The Deer Hunter (1978)
    7. Gladiator (2000)
    8. Platoon (1986)
    9. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
    10.Dances with Wolves (1990)
     
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    1. Slumdog Millionaire
    2. The King's Speech
    3. Kramer vs Kramer
    4. Gone with the Wind
    5. Titanic
    6. The Godfather
    7. The Godfather II
    8. Chicago
    9. Schindler's List
    10. The Silence of the Lambs
     
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    1. No Country For Old Men
    2. Midnight Cowboy
    3. American Beauty
    4. The Departed
    5. The English Patient
    6. All About Eve
    7. Titanic
    8. The Silence Of The Lambs
    9. Chariots Of Fire
    10. Terms Of Endearment (but only to complete my top 10)
     
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    It's not easy reducing it to only 10 choices among 90 years of winners. :eck:

    In chronological order:

    Rebecca
    How Green Was My Valley
    Casablanca
    The Best Years of Our Lives
    All About Eve
    Midnight Cowboy
    The Godfather
    Annie Hall
    Ordinary People
    The Last Emperor (theatrical release only)

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    1. The Departed
    2. The Sting
    3. Schindler's List
    4. Titanic
    5. My Fair Lady
    6. Kramer vs Kramer
    7. The Silence of the Lambs
    8. Argo
    9. Oliver
    10. Gladiator
     
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  14. Karin Schill

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    Okay so now it's the last chance to take part in this round. :)

    The results will probably be posted on sunday...

    Oh and this is my list:

    1. Gone With The Wind (1939)
    2. Titanic (1997)
    3. The Sound of Music (1965)
    4. West Side Story (1961)
    5. My Fair Lady (1964)
    6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    7. Rebecca (1940)
    8. The King's Speech (2010)
    9. Casablanca (1943)
    10. Ben-Hur (1959)
     
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    Drumroll as we open up the envelope...

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    It's a tie between two movies of your two most favorite directors!

    The first of your favorite movies that has won the Academy Award is:

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    Rebecca (1940)

    This is a romantic mystery film about the brooding, aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter who falls in love with a young woman and marries her. Yet the new bride has barely moved into the house before she starts hearing things about his previous wife, Rebecca and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death...

    This was the first American movie that Alfred Hitchcock directed. It was produced by David O Selznick. It stars Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine in the leads.

    You gave it a total of: 36 points.


    Here's a trailer for the movie:


    The second of your favorite movies that has won the Academy Award is:

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    Schindler’s List (1993)

    This is an american epic historical drama movie. It is about the German business man Oskar Schindler who saved over 1000 Jews from holocaust during the Second World War. Liam Neeson portrays Schindler. The movie is directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. It was filmed on location in Krakow, Poland. It was a commercial success and it won 7 Oscars. The movie is considered one of the best 100 movies ever made by the American Film Institute.

    You gave it a total of 36 points.

    Here's a trailer for the movie:



    In third place with 34 points:
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    Gone with the Wind (1939)
    The classic lovestory of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.

    In forth place with 29 points:
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    Casablanca (1943)

    An impossible love affair in north Africa in the middle of the second world war...

    In tied fifth place with 26 points:
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    The Sound of Music (1965)

    The story about the singing Van Trapp family

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    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    About a serial killer

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    Titanic (1997)

    Jack and Rose on that sinking ship...

    Then here's the rest of the list:

    All About Eve (1950) 22 p.
    The King’s Speech (2010) 22 p.
    My Fair Lady (1964) 19 p.

    A Man for All Seasons (1966) 17 p.
    The Departed (2006) 17 p.
    The Godfather (1972) 15 p.
    Midnight Cowboy (1969) 14 p.
    West Side Story (1961) 13 p.
    Kramer vs Kramer (1979)13 p.
    The English Patient (1996) 13 p.
    Argo (2012)12 p.

    At Ten Points:

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    No Country For Old Men (2007)
    Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

    At Nine Points:

    How Green Was My Valley (1941)
    The Sting (1973)
    Crash (2005)

    At Eight Points:

    Dances with Wolves (1990)
    Amadeus (1984)
    American Beauty (1999)

    At Seven Points:

    Oliver (1968)
    Chariots of Fire (1981)
    The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    At Six Points:

    The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

    At Five Points:

    Ordinary People (1980)
    Gladiator (2000)
    The Deer Hunter (1978)

    At Four Points:

    Terms of Endearment (1983)
    Platoon (1986)
    The Godfather II (1974)
    Moonlight (2016)

    At Three Points:

    Annie Hall (1977)
    Chicago (2002)

    At Two Points:

    Out of Africa (1985)
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    12 Years a Slave (2013)

    At One Point:

    Ben-Hur (1959)
    The Last Emperor (1987)

    Thank you to everyone who's taken part in this round. :)
     
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  16. Karin Schill

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    With Christmas right around the corner I figured it was time for a special holiday round. There are a lot of holiday movies out there. But which one is your favorite?


    Totals: In January.
     
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    Christmas vacation
    Christmas story
    Muppet Christmas Carol
    Home alone
    Santa clause with Tim Allen
    The Grinch who stole Christmas (cartoon)
    Charlie brown Christmas
     
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    To make things easier, I'll only list those with English as the original language

    1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
    2. Love Actually (2003)
    3. The Polar Express (2004)
    4. Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
    5. A Christmas Carol (2009)
    6. Die Hard II (1990)
    7. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
    8. Elf (2003)
    9. Home Alone (1990)
    10. The Santa Clause (1994)
     
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    1. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
    2. Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
    3. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
    4. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
    5. Joyeux Noel (2005)
    6. Home Alone (1990)
    7. Scrooge (1970)
    8. Elf (2003)
    9. Scrooge (1951)
    10. The Grinch (2000)
     
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    1. Black Christmas (1974)
    2. Crooks Anonymous (1962)
    3. The Polar Express (2004)
    4. Gremlins (1984)
    5. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
    6. Jaws The Revenge (1987)
    7. Batman Returns (1992)
    8. The Snowman (1982)
    9. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
    10. Porridge (1979)




    Special mention to:
    Peyton Place (1957)
    (Because nothing quite says "Christmas" like bludgeoning one's incestuous stepfather to death).
     
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