Directors The Thirties Vs. The Forties - A Movie Tournament

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  1. Marc Fedderman

    Marc Fedderman Second Unit

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    Nominate:

    30's:
    Trouble in Paradise
    The Roaring Twenties

    40's:
    Sullivan's Travels
    Beauty and the Beast

    Second:

    30's:
    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
    It Happened One Night
     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Nominate:

    1930s:

    The Lady Vanishes
    The 39 Steps

    1940s:

    The Big Sleep
    The Maltese Falcon

    Second:

    1930s:

    Trouble in Paradise

    1940s:

    Sullivan's Travels
     
  3. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    Nominate

    30s
    King Kong
    Mutiny on the Bounty

    40s
    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek - Released next week!
    The Best Years of Our Lives

    Second:
    It Happened One Night
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    - Walter.
     
  4. Adam_S

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    Nominate
    30s:
    The Thin Man
    Grand Illusion

    40s:
    How Green was my Valley
    A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven)

    Second:
    King Kong
    The Lady Vanishes

    The Best Years of Our Lives
    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
     
  5. george kaplan

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    Second:

    The Thin Man
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Heh, we overshot a bit on the Forties list so I guess we'll take it to 25 films apiece.

    Seconding:

    30s: Freaks and Grand Illusion

    40s: Day of Wrath and The Shop Around the Corner

    We need four more films for the thirties and two more for the forties. Feel free to second what you can. [​IMG]
     
  7. george kaplan

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    I guess I'll second Frankenstein.
     
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    2nd
    Mutiny on the Bounty
     
  9. Marc Fedderman

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    second Adam's Rib and the Roaring Twenties
     
  11. SteveGon

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    And that finishes it up. Actually I took the liberty of taking it up to 30 films per list by throwing in the following films: The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, 42nd Street, Gone With the Wind, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, The 39 Steps (30s) and The Bicycle Thief, The Big Sleep, How Green Was My Valley, Yankee Doodle Dandy (40s).

    First brackets up in a minute...
     
  12. SteveGon

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    Round 1 - Bracket 1

    The Roaring Twenties vs. The Maltese Falcon


    Round 1 - Bracket 2

    The Blue Angel vs. Brief Encounter
     
  13. Brook K

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    abstain
    The Blue Angel
     
  14. george kaplan

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    The Maltese Falcon
    Brief Encounter

    There are certainly some films in this tourney that I don't like, but at least there aren't any I haven't seen, so I won't have to abstain, which is nice.
     
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    The Maltese Falcon
    Abstain

    As much as I love The Roaring Twenties, it was too hard for me to vote against the quintessential noir film (and one of Bogart's best performances to boot).

    Both of the films in the second match-up interest me, but I haven't seen either one.
     
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    and the forties kick ass in round one with great films against two good ones, easy on this round, though I dread some of the eventual matchups.

    Maltese Falcon

    Brief Encounter
     
  17. SteveGon

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    Heh, yes, these are relatively easy matchups... [​IMG]

    New brackets up tomorrow. Keep the votes comin'!
     
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    Brief Encounter

    I'm dreading some of the eventual matchups.

    - Walter.
     
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    The Roaring Twenties
    The Blue Angel
     
  20. SteveGon

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    My votes: The Maltese Falcon and Brief Encounter (tough one, actually).


    The Maltese Falcon and Brief Encounter advance.


    Round 1 - Bracket 3

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs vs. Beauty and the Beast


    Round 1 - Bracket 4

    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang vs. The Bicycle Thief
     

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