Directors GREAT Films you hate - The Draft

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  1. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    This idea came to me during Steve's Worst Movie Draft. Judging by some of the films picked some people are itching to crank it up a notch so here's your chance.

    I held off so I wouldn't take any of the steam out of that draft. Now that the pickings over there are almost done I think its a good time to start.

    What is a GREAT film?
    Any film thats critically acclaimed, Major Award winning or appears on a major Greatest film list (Sight & Sound, AFI, etc.)

    I don't expect to get many takers as I think most people will shy away from expressing a dislike toward critically acclaimed films.

    I'll shoot for at least 8 participants. If there's more interest we could go to 16.


    LukeB
    Dances With Wolves
    A Clockwork Orange
    Dr. Strangelove
    Ran
    North By Northwest
    Manhattan
    The Pianist
    Silence of the Lambs
    Airplane!
    Easy Rider

    Bill J
    Gone with the Wind
    Taxi Driver
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    Gladiator
    Full Metal Jacket
    Alien
    The Matrix
    The Usual Suspects

    George Kaplan
    Titanic
    Do the Right Thing
    Cries & Whispers
    Jules & Jim
    All About Eve
    The Deer Hunter
    Howard's End
    Annie Hall
    The Searchers
    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Justin_S
    Star Wars
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Singin in the Rain
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Back to the Future
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Fantasia
    Almost Famous
    Young Frankenstein
    Scream
     
  2. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

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    I dislike A LOT of "great" films, so I'm interested. Count me in.
     
  3. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Same here. I'm in.
     
  4. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    I'm in.
     
  5. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Producer

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    I'm in
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    You know I'm in (as long as we don't have to agree that these films actually are great [​IMG] ). As a matter of fact, I prefer to think of this as the 'critically acclaimed' films you hate draft.
     
  7. ErikG

    ErikG Cinematographer

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    I'm definitely in
     
  8. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Cool! [​IMG]

    Here's the picking order so far. We need one more for a minimum of 8.

    Jim K
    LukeB
    Dome Vongvises
    Bill J
    Brian Lawrence
    George Kaplan
    ErikG


    Most everyone else is probably hiding under a rock right now so I doubt we'll get 16 participants. [​IMG]

    I'll leave this open til tomorrow just in case any more brave souls want to volunteer. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jan H

    Jan H Cinematographer

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    Ain't touching this one with a ten-foot George Kaplan. But I will definitely chime in with some observations. [​IMG]
     
  10. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

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    Oooh, I stayed away from the Worst Movie Draft, knowing that I would get ticked off. I just now took a look at it and had to go take some blood pressure pills. This one would likely send me to the hospital. No thanks. :p)
     
  11. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    I'll bite.
     
  12. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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  13. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Ok Justin makes 8.

    Unless there's any objections I say we go 10 films.

    My first pick is

    Walkabout - gimmicky montages, tedious repetitive close-ups of nature, abandoned plot, no character development & a pretentious 70's eco message throughout. I've seen better student films. [​IMG]


    next up

    LukeB
    Dome Vongvises
    Bill J
     
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  15. LukeB

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    I'll go with...

    Dances With Wolves - the most melodramatic, drawn-out award-winning 'historical epic drama' with cut-out characters and a lame message that is better conveyed in an afterschool TV special. Easily the lowest of the 5 Best Picture nominees (yes, even Godfather III) from 1990, in my opinion.
     
  16. ChuckDeLa

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    I sat out for the same reasons as SteveGon, but if Justin hadn't stepped up, I might have done it. If you want to add another 8 names, chalk me up as a "maybe".

    Definitely agree with Walkabout, haven't seen DWW.
     
  17. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    From Here to Eternity
    - Contains quite possibly the most unintentionally dumbest two characters in the history of filmmaking. And yes, I do prefer Pearl Harbor. SO EAT IT YOU FILM SNOBS!!!

    :p)

    EDIT: Correction, two characters. [​IMG]
     
  18. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    OK consider yourselves in if we get 6 more.

    Wild-cards
    Gabe D
    ChuckDeLa


    I can't believe there's that many HTFers afraid of this Draft. [​IMG]



    chicken-shits! :p)
     
  19. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    One question though, in case I do get in on this: are we allowed to draft movies we haven't watched all the way through? I don't usually force myself to watch a whole movie if it looks like it's going to be something I won't like. There's a couple I'd pick that I only sat through about 30-40 minutes of.
     
  20. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    I'll leave that up to your best judgment.

    I'd personally never trash a film if I haven't at least sat all the way through.

    I've seen a lot of films that start off bad but redeem themselves halfway through.
     

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