Directors It's elementary, my dear Watson - a mystery movies tournament

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Welcome to the Mystery Movies Tournament!

    The List

    1. And Then There Were None
    2. Bad Day at Black Rock
    3. The Big Sleep
    4. Body Double
    5. Body Heat
    6. Blue Velvet
    7. Charade
    8. Chinatown
    9. The Conversation
    10. Cube
    11. Cure
    12. Don't Look Now
    13. Double Indemnity
    14. Dressed to Kill '80
    15. Frenzy
    16. Gaslight '44
    17. Gosford Park
    18. High and Low
    19. The Hound of the Baskervilles '59
    20. The Killers '46
    21. L.A. Confidential
    22. The Lady Vanishes
    23. Last Year at Marienbad
    24. Laura
    25. Le Corbeau
    26. Les Diaboliques
    27. Lone Star
    28. Lost Highway
    29. The Maltese Falcon
    30. The Man Who Knew Too Much '56
    31. Memento
    32. Murder on the Orient Express
    33. Mulholland Dr.
    34. Murder By Death
    35. North By Northwest
    36. Once Upon a Time in America
    37. Out of the Past
    38. Picnic at Hanging Rock
    39. Phenomena
    40. The Postman Always Rings Twice
    41. Profondo Rosso (Deep Red)
    42. Rashomon
    43. Rear Window
    44. Rebecca
    45. Se7en
    46. Shadow of a Doubt
    47. The Silence of the Lambs
    48. Sleuth
    49. Sorry, Wrong Number
    50. Spellbound
    51. The Spiral Staircase
    52. Stray Dog
    53. Suspicion
    54. Swimming Pool
    55. Tenebrae
    56. The Thin Man
    57. The Third Man
    58. The 39 Steps
    59. The Usual Suspects
    60. The Vanishing
    61. Vertigo
    62. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    63. The Wicker Man
    64. Witness for the Proscecution
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    A fine idea Steve. My first thought I already know pushes the envolope, so I will not nominate Citizen Kane. I’m happy to have you toss any of my noms that don’t fit your definition.

    Vertigo

    Touch of Evil
    —often called the greatest ‘B’ movie ever made—personally I put it on the ‘A’ list.

    The Cabinet of Dr. Calagri—toss this if you don’t think it a mystry.

    Chinatown
     
  3. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Not sure about Caligari as my memory of it is too foggy (I've had the DVD for ages but haven't gotten around to watching it). Perhaps someone else can chime in on it.

    I'm nominating the 1959 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    I just got the new DVDs of the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles - I'm gonna watch 'em today after I take my mommy out for a belated Mother's Day dinner. [​IMG]

    Edit: also nominating The Third Man. [​IMG]
     
  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    My main reason for not nominating this was that I would not have wanted to be responsible for you not having the privilege.

    Second:

    The Third Man


    I’ll also withdraw my nomination of The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari, as when I think about it, any mystery is beside the point.

    Nominate:

    High and Low
     
  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Nominate:

    Rear Window
    The Thin Man
    The Maltese Falcon
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    (I'd love to nominate dozens more)

    Second:

    Chinatown
    Vertigo
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Lew, good call on High and Low. [​IMG]

    George, you may get more noms, depending on how many participants we get.

    My last two noms:

    And Then There Were None
    The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes



    Edit: seconding High and Low and The Thin Man.
     
  7. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

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    Nominate:

    I'll try a couple of recent films.

    Memento
    Mulholland Drive


    Second:

    Rear Window
    The Maltese Falcon
     
  8. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Third:

    The Maltese Falcon
    Rear Window
     
  9. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    I won't even bother with Nominating any Hitchcock as they'll get in anyway - as they should

    Rashômon
    Bad Day at Black Rock
    The Wicker Man
    Profondo rosso


    I'll be back later to second & third some of the more obscure films. [​IMG]


    Oh & here's some suggestions (don't want any to get overlooked) [​IMG]


    North by Northwest
    Se7en
    Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse
    Rebecca
    Charade
    Suspicion
    Double Indemnity
    The Big Sleep
    Les Diaboliques
    A Shot in the Dark
    Seconds
    Sleuth
    The Conversation
    Angel Heart
    JFK
    The Fugitive
    L.A. Confidential
    Dark City
    El Espinazo del diablo
    The Game
    The Sixth Sense
     
  10. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Added Blue Velvet and Gaslight (1944) to the noms list (need to rewatch the 1940 version).
     
  11. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    Nominate:

    Laura (1944)
    The Big Sleep (1946)
    Don't Look Now (1973)
    Lone Star (1996)

    - Walter.
     
  12. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    Nominate:
    Body Double
    Les Diaboliques
    Murder on the Orient Express
    Once Upon a Time in America


    Second:
    The Wicker Man
    Mulholland Dr.
    Blue Velvet
    Don't Look Now


    Third:
    Chinatown
    Vertigo
     
  13. Rob P S

    Rob P S Screenwriter

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    Real Name:
    rob
    Seconding:

    Lone Star
    Memento
     
  14. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Second:

    Laura
    The Big Sleep
     
  15. John C. Wilson

    John C. Wilson Supporting Actor

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    Nominate:

    Out of the Past
    North by Northwest
    The Killers (1946)
    The 39 Steps

    Second:

    Bad Day at Black Rock
    Diabolique
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Third:

    The Big Sleep
    Laura
    The Thin Man
     
  16. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    I'll 3rd
    The Wicker Man
    High And Low
    Mulholland Dr.
    Lone Star

    I'll 2nd
    Profondo Rosso
    Body Double
    The Killers
    Out Of The Past

    I'll Nominate:
    Picnic At Hanging Rock
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    Alphaville
    The Big Lebowski
     
  17. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    I third:

    Blue Velvet
    Don't Look Now
    Diabolique
    Memento

    I second:

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    I nominate:

    Se7en
    Lost Highway
    Nature of the Beast
    Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
     
  18. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Justin, I'm going to ixnay Paradise Lost - I'd rather stick to fictional films.

    Some good, offbeat choices (Picnic at Hanging Rock), though I'm surprised at the lack of more traditional mystery flicks.

    Nominating:

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    Murder By Death
    Sleuth


    Everyone who's participated thus far can have four more noms, secs, and thirds. [​IMG]
     
  19. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Nominate:

    Double Indemnity
    Charade
    The Lady Vanishes
    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    Second:

    Gaslight
    Murder by Death
    North by Northwest
    The 39 Steps

    Third:

    Bad Day at Black Rock
    The Killers
    Out of the Past
    The Third Man
     
  20. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Nominate:

    Body Heat
    L’Avventura
    The Killers
    The Lady Vanishes
    The Element of Crime



    Second:

    Alphaville
    The Killers
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    North by Northwest
    Rashomon
    Murder on the Orient Express
    The 39 Steps



    Third:

    Bad Day at Black Rock
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
     

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