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Directors Cary Grant Centennial Film Tourney

Discussion in 'Movies' started by george kaplan, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Cary Grant just had his 100th birthday a couple of weeks ago, and I've been meaning to run this tourney in his honor, but haven't gotten around to it.

    The tournament will have 32 films, but I really don't want to have to go through a long drawn out nomination process, so...

    I've provisionally stuck in 27 films. That leaves five openings. Everyone has 1 nomination and 1 second. However, if 6 or more films get nominated and seconded, I will replace some of my 27 to make room. I'll leave this open until Tuesday night, and will start the tourney on Wed. morning. If less than 5 get seconded, I'll second some of the noms myself to get to 32, and if less than 5 get nominated, I'll put in the rest myself.

    Provisionally in:

    Affair to Remember, An
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Awful Truth, The
    Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, The
    Bishop's Wife, The
    Bringing Up Baby
    Charade
    Every Girl Should Be Married
    Father Goose
    Gunga Din
    Holiday
    Houseboat
    I Was a Male War Bride
    In Name Only
    Indiscreet
    Monkey Business
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    North by Northwest
    Notorious
    Once Upon a Honeymoon
    Operation Petticoat
    Philadelphia Story, The
    Suspicion
    Talk of the Town, The
    That Touch of Mink
    To Catch a Thief
    Topper (1937)
     
  2. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    nominate
    His Girl Friday


    & I'll second Only Angels Have Wings if someone nominates it. [​IMG]
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Nominate:
    Only Angels Have Wings

    Second:
    His Girl Friday
     
  4. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Well, I was going to nom Only Angels Have Wings...

    I'll participate anyway.
     
  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    OK,

    I'm sticking in some additional films so that all 32 are films I've seen, meaning I can break any ties.

    The final list:

    Affair to Remember, An
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Awful Truth, The
    Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, The
    Bishop's Wife, The
    Bringing Up Baby
    Charade
    Every Girl Should Be Married
    Father Goose
    Grass Is Greener, The
    Gunga Din
    His Girl Friday
    Holiday
    Houseboat
    I Was a Male War Bride
    In Name Only
    Indiscreet
    Monkey Business
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    None But The Lonely Heart
    North by Northwest
    Notorious
    Once Upon a Honeymoon
    Only Angels Have Wings
    Operation Petticoat
    Philadelphia Story, The
    Suspicion
    Talk of the Town, The
    That Touch of Mink
    To Catch a Thief
    Topper (1937)
    Walk, Don't Run

    Match-ups will be random.

    Up first,

    North by Northwest vs. None But the Lonely Heart
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    ...and I have to abstain - don't think I've seen NBTLH.
     
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    likewise, no NBTLH
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    None But the Lonely Heart is one of Grant's serious dramatic roles. It won him one of only 2 best actor nominations.

    In any case I'll break the tie for North by Northwest.

    Next,

    Suspicion vs. Gunga Din
     
  9. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Suspicion
     
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    Haven't seen either :b
     
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    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    abstain
     
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    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Gunga Din
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Gunga Din moves on.

    Next,

    Only Angels Have Wings vs. I Was A Male War Bride
     
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    Only Angels Have Wings
     
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    Only Angels Have Wings
     
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    Only Angels Have Wings
     
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    Only Angels Have Wings moves on.

    Next,

    Charade vs. The Grass is Greener
     
  19. Brook K

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    Hey I've seen Charade! Still can't vote though.
     
  20. george kaplan

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    I'm hoping that there will be less abstaining as we progress to the later rounds. I think I've seen more Cary Grant films than most people (I've sort of made it a point to see most of his and Bogart's films - I say most because I'm not really worried about their very early, hence atypical, films).
     

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