Directors cast & crew draft

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  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    The idea here is that you're the producer, and you're going to draft various cast & crew members and we'll see who'll make the best movie. [​IMG]

    Each round we'll draft something different: director, cinematographer, screenwriter, lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor, supporting actress and character actor/actress. I realize there are other things we could draft, but after Edith Head how many well known costume designers are there? [​IMG]

    There'll be 8 rounds and 16 participants. The draft order will be different than usual, in order to be fair. (I explain it in more detail once we start).

    Now, before you join, please read the following rules. These are designed to make sure that this draft moves at a pleasant rate and is fun for all involved. If you don't like these rules, please don't join.


    1. You have 12 hours to make your selection after the person ahead of you picks.

    2. You can (and are strongly encouraged to) send me a private message with your picks if you know you are going to be out of HTF land for a while (this tournament does not stop for weekends, so if you don't check in on the weekend, you need to pm me your picks).

    3. If your 12 hours have passed you will be skipped. You can make your selection at any time after that.

    4. If your miss your turn, and you haven't sent me a pm for that round, your time will be reduced by 2 hours for future rounds. This is NOT to punish you, it's just that it seems the same people miss their timelines round after round and don't pm any choices, and this way the draft keeps on moving at a reasonable rate.


    If those rules don't faze you and you'd like to play, start signing up.

    The contestants:

    George Kaplan
    Jan H
    Gabe D
    Angelo.M
    SteveGon
    Lew Crippen
    ChuckDeLa
    Chris Richard
    ErikG
    Cary T
    John Dhein
    Jeff Gross
    Steeve Bergeron
    Justin Doring
    Vickie_M
    John Kilduff


    Taken:

    Director:

    Alfred Hitchcock
    Stanley Kubrick
    Steven Spielberg
    Akira Kurosawa
    Sam Peckinpah
    Luis Buñuel
    Ingmar Bergman
    Martin Scorsese
    Oliver Stone
    James Cameron
    Woody Allen
    Quentin Tarantino
    Francois Truffaut
    The Coen Brothers
    Walter Hill

    Composer:

    Bermard Herrmann
    Henry Mancini
    Elmer Bernstein
    Nino Rota
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    John Williams
    Vangelis
    Miklós Rózsa
    Carter Burwell

    Cinematographer:

    Robert Burks
    John Alcott
    Janusz Kaminski
    Nestor Almendros
    Raoul Coutard
    Jack Cardiff
    James Wong Howe
    Robert Surtees
    Conrad L. Hall
    Joseph Ruttenberg
    Andrew Lesnie
    Stanley Cortez
    Roger Deakins

    Screenwriter:

    Orson Welles
    Charlie Kaufman
    David Mamet
    Elmore Leonard
    Pedro Almodóvar
    Akira Kurosawa
    Ben Hecht
    Quentin Tarantino
    Woody Allen
    Francis Ford Coppola
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Steven E. DeSouza

    Actor:

    Marlon Brando
    Bill Murray
    Tony Leung
    Clint Eastwood
    Marcello Mastroianni
    Denzel Washington
    Humphrey Bogart
    Robert DeNiro
    Toshiro Mifune
    Errol Flynn
    Cary Grant
    Russell Crowe
    Will Smith
    Bruce Willis
    Robert Duvall
    Johnny Depp
    Woody Allen
    Jimmy Stewart
    Taye Diggs
    Harry Dean Stanton

    Actress:

    Grace Kelly
    Gong Li
    Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Jennifer Connelly
    Juliette Binoche
    Marilyn Monroe
    Vivien Leigh
    Ingrid Bergman
    Queen Latifah
    Heather Locklear
    Meg Ryan
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Audrey Hepburn
    Jami Gertz
     
  2. Jan H

    Jan H Cinematographer

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    Sounds fun, I'm in.
     
  3. Gabe D

    Gabe D Cinematographer

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    Me too.
     
  4. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    Sounds great; I'm in.
     
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    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    And me
     
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    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    Unusual idea. With only 8 of each category, everyone's list should be mighty impressive. The voting stage will be tough!

    Anyhoo, count me in.
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Just so there's no confusion, there are 16 people picking in 8 categories.

    And I've decided to make a small modification to the actor categories. Basically, you still pick 2 actors and 2 actresses, but instead of having to put one of each above the title, you can put two actors or two actresses above the title if you want.
     
  9. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    As an example of what a finished film might look like [​IMG] :

    [c]George Kaplan[/c]

    [c]Presents[/c]

    [c]Errol Flynn and Gwyneth Paltrow[/c]

    [c]in[/c]

    [c]Stanley Kubrick's[/c]

    [c]Blue Mucus[/c]

    [c]co-starring[/c]

    [c]Doris Day and Steve McQueen[/c]

    [c]with[/c]

    [c]Jonathan Winters as Shorty[/c]

    [c]Written by Woody Allen[/c]

    [c]Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai[/c]
     
  10. Gabe D

    Gabe D Cinematographer

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    Ooh, we get to pick titles too?
     
  11. Dheiner

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    George,

    I don't think I'm enough of a film buff to participate, but, I have a suggestion to make it even more interesting. Let people pick the different catergories when ever they want. If someone thinks the cinematographer is more important than the director, let them pick that way. Plus, more people might get their first overall pick that way.
     
  12. Chris_Richard

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    I'm in
     
  13. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I considered that, but am currently leaning against it. For one thing it makes it much more difficult for me to keep track of whose picked what. And I think it's going to be confusing enough with the modified picking order each time. I'd like to keep some of it pretty simple and straightforward. But I'm still thinking on it.

    Currently in:

    George Kaplan
    Jan H
    Gabe D
    Angelo.M
    SteveGon
    Lew Crippen
    ChuckDeLa
    Chris Richard

    8 slots filled, 8 still open
     
  14. ErikG

    ErikG Cinematographer

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    I'll play
     
  15. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    Alright, I'm in.
     
  16. Dheiner

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    Oh, well, I may be clueless, but, I'll play too.
     
  17. Jeff Gross

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    I'll play
     
  18. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    4 slots left.

    BTW, just some more clarification. An actor can only appear in one of the slots (if you take Woody Allen as actor 1, he can't be someone else's actor 2 or character actor). However, a person can be both an actor and director and screenwriter. So if Woody was my director, someone else could take him as an actor, and I could also take him as my screenwriter. Hope that's clear.
     
  19. Steeve Bergeron

    Steeve Bergeron Cinematographer

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    Et moi!
     
  20. Justin Doring

    Justin Doring Screenwriter

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    I'm in!

    May I be so bold as to suggest that we eliminate "character actor/actress" and add "composer?" After all, there are more than a few film score fans on this forum, and five actor categories out of eight seems a bit excessive in my opinion.

    By the way, what a great and original idea for a tournament, George! [​IMG]
     

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