Directors BFI Tournament - The Greatest BRITISH films

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  1. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    The Greatest BRITISH (BFI) Film Tournament


    I’ve included the BFI Top 100 film list, so we need 28 more films for a complete field.

    Rules:

    British films ONLY

    Theatrical films ONLY

    Obscure films that get no votes will be thrown out & replaced with one of the Wild-card films that I’ll hold in reserve.

    If you have to abstain, please name the film that you haven’t seen.


    MASTER LIST

    Black Narcissus
    The Ladykillers
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Lord of the Flies (1963)
    The Man in the White Suit
    The Third Man
    A Matter of Life and Death
    The Red Shoes






    4TH ROUND Winners

    A Clockwork Orange
    Hope and Glory
    Horror of Dracula
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail


     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Nominations:

    Contraband
    49th Parallel
    I See A Dark Stranger
    Odd Man Out
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Take these as suggestions or nominations or whatever—I have not order them so if are limited nominations, let us know and I’ll pare them down.

    .I Know Where I’m Going

    A Passage to India

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    (if it qualifies)

    Barry Lyndon

    Eyes Wide Shut
    (see 2001)

    Brief Encounter

    Nanook of the North

    Man of Aran

    Belles of St. Trinian’s
     
  4. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    What's scary is that I've only seen 17 on the BFI list (maybe 18, can't remember if I've seen Draughtsman's Contract or not).

    Nominate:
    The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Chicken Run
     
  5. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Nominate
    The Ruling Class
    Blackmail
    How To Succeed In Advertising

    2nd
    I Know Where I'm Going!
     
  6. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    Goody...I've seen 97 of those films [​IMG]

    Nominate:
    The Devils
    A Kid for Two Farthings
    O Lucky Man!
    Britannia Hospital


    Who am I kidding...doubt many here have seen these!

    I'll 2nd

    Barry Lyndon
    The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover
    Eyes Wide Shut
    if it qualifies for inclusion
    2001: A Space Odyssey (ditto)


    Other potential nominations...

    Ladybird, Ladybird
    The Mission
    Naked
    The War Zone
    Sweet Sixteen
    Georgie Girl
    The Ruling Class
    Ratcatcher
    The Entertainer
    Horror of Dracula
    Equus
    The Tales of Hoffman
    The Company of Wolves
    The Boyfriend
    The Man Who Fell to Earth
    Deep End
    The Baby of Macon
    Whistle Down the Wind
    Seance on a Wet Afternoon
    Our Mother's House
    The Cement Garden
    Edward II
    King & Country
     
  7. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'll third 2001

    I'll second

    Chicken Run
    Odd Man Out

    I'll nominate

    Help!
    Blackmail
    A Christmas Carol or Scrooge (1951)
    Dr. Strangelove
     
  8. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Second:
    Scrooge
    The Ruling Class
    The Cook the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
    How to Succeed in Advertising
    Dr. Strangelove
     
  9. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I'll second:

    Brief Encounter
    O Lucky Man!
    :p)

    I'll third:

    Chicken Run
    The Ruling Class


    I'd third The Cook, the Thief... but it's already been seconded twice.

    Two seconds and two thirds left.

    Someone nominate Seance on a Wet Afternoon!
     
  10. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    Brief Encounter is already on the BFI list.
     
  11. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Lew,

    Everyone gets 4 noms, seconds & thirds.

    I took Lew's first 4 nominations only. So if you've seconded or thirded one of the others you still have those to use.


    Nominations

    Barry Lyndon *
    Blackmail
    Britannia Hospital
    Contraband
    The Devils
    Dr. Strangelove *
    49th Parallel
    Help!
    How To Succeed In Advertising *
    I Know Where I’m Going *
    I See A Dark Stranger
    A Kid for Two Farthings
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Odd Man Out *
    O Lucky Man! *
    A Passage to India
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Scrooge (1951) *


    * seconded & in need of a third
     
  12. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'll second Monty Python & the Holy Grail
     
  13. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Since we're getting close to Halloween here's some prime british Horror that I'll throw in the nomination pool.

    Alien
    The Haunting
    Horror of Dracula
    The Innocents
    Night of the Demon
     
  14. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Bonus Time!!!!!!!!

    The next 3 posters get 1 Automatic but there's a catch..........................


    You only get the automatic once you've used up ALL of your noms, seconds & thirds. [​IMG]
     
  15. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well here I am to be one of the next 3 posters. After I've used up all of my noms, 2nds and 3rds I'll select my automatic. [​IMG]
     
  16. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Sorry George there's no guarantee by just marking your spot.

    Squatters are discouraged here. [​IMG]
     
  17. Rob Tomlin

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    Second:

    A Passage to India

    Pink Floyd: The Wall


    Third:

    Odd Man Out
     
  18. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

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    And taking Bill's lead, I nominate:

    The Mission
     
  19. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Okay, I have three seconds and two thirds left.

    I'll second:

    Barry Lyndon
    Horror of Dracula
    The Innocents


    I'll third:

    I Know Where I'm Going!
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail


    Automatic: Seance on a Wet Afternoon

    Alas, it'll probably get thrown out.
     
  20. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    I'll 2nd Blackmail, though actually I already nominated it and George's should count as the 2nd.

    I'll 3rd Barry Lyndon
     

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