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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott Weinberg, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. Ric Bagoly

    Ric Bagoly Producer

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    Justin, easily
    Rain
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    2001-ok movie
    Schindler-haven't seen yet
    Children Of Paradise-haven't heard of
    E.T.-LOATHE. One of the most overpraised movies of all time
    Maltese Falcon-ok movie
    8 1/2-haven't seen
    Modern Times-pretty good. The best of his picks
    Dumbo-bizarre pick
    Sunset Boulevard-ok movie
    Seventh Seal-interesting but flawed
    Justin
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    Requiem For A Dream-haven't seen
    Mullholland Drive-haven't seen
    Rosemary's Baby-pretty good film with a fine Farrow performance
    Seven-Masterpiece
    The Hitcher-well above average
    The Wicker Man-haven't seen
    Prince Of Darkness-excellent, well-made scarefest
    Black Christmas-good, but a bit overpraised
    Martin-pretty good realistic vampire film
    Blair Witch Project-Crap. Only questionable call on Justin's part
     
  2. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    Ric didn't vote for me. I'm shocked.
    NOT.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Steeve Bergeron

    Steeve Bergeron Cinematographer

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    Rain!
    Why?
    Two reasons: 2001: A Space Odyssey and Schindler's List.
     
  4. Brian Kissinger

    Brian Kissinger Screenwriter

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    I vote for Justin because he has more movies on his list that I really enjoy. However, his one-sidedness sometimes drives me to insanity.
     
  5. Elizabeth S

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    I've only seen 4 on Rain's list and 5 on Justin's.

    Rain has the great "2001" and several films I like. While I love Justin's "Requiem", I strongly dislike "Blair Witch Project" and find "Mulholland Drive" overrated.

    So, my vote is for Rain (though I feel I haven't seen enough overall).
     
  6. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    One-sidedness? [​IMG]
     
  7. Rob Tomlin

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    Guess I'll vote for that Rain guy.

    He has really cool movies on his list.






    Yes, he certainly does!

    2001: A Space Odyssey -What needs to be said? A Kubrick Masterpiece!

    Schindler's List- Spielberg's best achievement. One of the greats.

    Children of Paradise - I would like to see it again, but it didn't pull me in.

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial- I have fond memories of seeing this as a teenager, but thats about it.

    The Maltese Falcon - The definition of great Film Noir! I can't believe I still don't have this on DVD!

    8 1/2 - I saw this for the first time a few weeks ago via Netflix. I bought the Criterion disc the next day. Absolutely fantastic film making!

    Modern Times - Haven't seen :b

    Dumbo- Certainly not a bad movie (I even own the DVD) but it's not even my favorite Disney classic.

    Sunset Boulevard - A Masterpiece. One of the best films ever made, with impeccable acting performances.

    The Seventh Seal- A very good selection from Ingmar Bergman, though it wouldn't quite make my top 100.

    Overall a very good list, with several movies that I feel very strongly about.

    Justin's picks are all very good movies, especially Se7en, Requiem for a Dream, Mullholland Dr. and The Wicker Man, but overall I am not as passionate about the movies on his list as I am with many of the ones on Rain's.
     
  8. JohnRice

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    I don't know how to vote on this one. They both have a couple I haven't seen and a couple I really don't like and a couple I really do. I'm not too big on either list, though I did pick Justin for my "weekend of movies."

    I think I have to call it a draw.


    I guess I'll be going up against Andy, who is one of the few who has a movie I really wish I had. I don't think it matters, because I would get throttled by any of the lists. I'm just glad I won't be going up against Andrew, who has already throttled me once this year.
     
  9. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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  10. Evan Case

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    Well, as I've mentioned before (and even awarded a special prize for it) I've only seen three of Justin's films and have a strong urge to see at least 3-4 of the others.
    That said, I gotsta go with Rain, as I would more willingly watch my least of his 10 than my favorite of the three Justin's.
    I suppose it's possible that the other 7 on Justin's list could make me vote for him, but I'd liken the chances of that to a primitive Ewok defeating a highly-trained Imperial stormtrooper.
    Wait a minute... scratch that. Reverse it. [​IMG]
    Evan
     
  11. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    I vote for Rain. While Justin own some titles such as Requiem for a Dream and Mulholland Dr that can sway my vote. He also has The Blair Witch Project, a film which I strongly detest. Rain's list consist of some potent titles like Schindler's List, 2001, and The Seventh Seal; titles I didn't care for Dumbo and E.T. (yes you read correctly, E.T.); and no films on his list I despise.
     
  12. Andy Olivera

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    Well, I've seen three films on Rain's list, all of which I haven't seen in years. Justin, on the other hand, has Seven, The Hitcher, The Wicker Man, and Martin. All those films reside in my top fifty...
    Justin
     
  13. Jan H

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    Rain - quite easily, for both quality and variety. I've seen all of his choices and would have easily chosen half of his movies for my own list had they been available. I've seen 8 of Justin's, and truly loved only a couple of 'em (Seven and Requiem for a Dream). But as I've said before, horror is a genre I do not admire.
     
  14. Matt Pelham

    Matt Pelham Screenwriter

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    My vote goes to Justin
    Only one of the two choices has a film on their list that I absolutely loathe, and that is Rain (Seventh Seal). I like the rest of his list, but to me that pick almost wipes out any redeeming qualities about the rest. Thumbs up to 2001, Dumbo, and The Maltese Falcon. [​IMG]
    Although I'm not a huge fan of The Wicker Man, I do like Se7en, Mulholland, Rosemary's, and the Hitcher quite a bit. Every movie on his list is watchable and I would consider them all at least 3+ stars out of 5.
     
  15. ChuckDeLa

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    Rain's list:
    Love - 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Like - Schindler's List, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The Maltese Falcon, Dumbo
    Haven't seen - Children of Paradise, 8 1/2, Modern Times, Sunset Boulevard, The Seventh Seal
    Justin's list:
    Love - Mulholland Dr., The Wicker Man
    Like - Seven, Martin, The Blair Witch Project
    Hate - Requiem for a Dream
    Haven't seen - Rosemary's Baby, The Hitcher, Prince of Darkness, Black Christmas
    Overall, Justin's list is a little bit closer to my tastes. However...
    1) Rain's got 2001
    2) I'm pretty sure I would like most of the movies on Rain's list that I haven't seen
    3) Justin has Requiem for a Dream, a film I truly loathe
    So I'm voting for Rain
     
  16. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Just curious about a few things.
    Is the voting limited to just the people who have participated in the draft, or is it open to everyone?
    If you've only seen two or three films on someone's list, shouldn't you abstain?
    Edit: never mind the first question - I found the answer in another post. [​IMG]
     
  17. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    A. Anyone can vote.
    B. Rain moves on.
    C. Next matchup:
    Matt Stone
    The Godfather
    Taxi Driver
    Goodfellas
    12 Angry Men (1957)
    Jaws
    Magnolia
    The Graduate
    Donnie Darko
    Boogie Nights
    Rushmore
    vs.
    Steeve Bergeron
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Saving Private Ryan
    Blade Runner
    Braveheart
    The Professional
    Amelie
    Queen Margot
    Logan's Run
    La Femme Nikita
    The Time Machine (1960)
    I don't have time right now to cast a vote and explain it adequately, so I'll do it later.
    Vote!
     
  18. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    Matt's list:
    Love: The Godfather, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Graduate,
    Donnie Darko, Boogie Nights, Rushmore
    Like: Jaws
    Dislike: Magnolia
    Haven't seen: 12 Angry Men
    Steeve's list:
    Love: The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner, The Professional, Amelie, The Time Machine
    Like: Saving Private Ryan, Logan's Run, La Femme Nikita
    Haven't seen: Braveheart, Queen Margot
    Two lists that closely match my own tastes. Gonna go with Matt Stone, but it's definitely a tough choice.
     
  19. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I think I'll go with Matt.
    The only movie on Matt's list that I don't care for is The Graduate. It's not a bad movie by any means, but I really don't see what all the fuss is about. I should also mention that while Magnolia is a bravura effort from P.T. Anderson, it's not a film I find especially endearing.
    From Steeve's list, there are only two films that I really enjoy: Amelie and The Empire Strikes Back. I do like Blade Runner, but to a lesser degree.
     
  20. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Thanks for letting us all in Scott. I liked a lot of movies on both the first lists, but Rain has ones I love and only one (E.T.) that I don’t care for, so I’d have gone with him—not that he needed the vote.
    The current match-up is a bit harder for me, as both Matt and Double E have films that I love. But as Steeve has one that I don’t care for at all (Bravehart) and overall I like most of Matt’s a bit more than most of Steeve’s it’s:
    Matt Stone
     

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