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Directors Comedy Draft!

Discussion in 'Movies' started by SteveGon, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Welcome to yet another draft!

    This time, we'll be picking our favorite film comedies.


    Participants

    SteveGon
    Gabe D
    ChuckDeLa
    george kaplan
    Jeff Gross
    ErikG
    Cary T
    Mike Hutman



    SteveGon

    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    Chicken Run
    The Commitments
    Ghostbusters
    His Girl Friday
    Local Hero
    The Man in the White Suit
    My Man Godfrey
    The Party
    The Producers
    Raising Arizona
    Stalag 17
    Sullivan's Travels
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


    Gabe D

    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    The Big Lebowski
    A Christmas Story
    The Graduate
    Happy Gilmore
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
    The Jerk
    Murder By Death
    My Favorite Wife
    Noises Off!
    The Odd Couple
    Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
    The Rutles
    Take the Money and Run


    ChuckDeLa

    Airplane!
    Being There
    The Blues Brothers
    Brazil
    The Cocoanuts
    Eraserhead
    Fletch
    Harold and Maude
    Lost in America
    Network
    Sleeper
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    The Sure Thing
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Zoolander


    George Kaplan

    Adam's Rib
    The Apartment
    Back to the Future
    Charade
    Dr. Strangelove
    The Gold Rush
    (1925 version)
    A Hard Day's Night
    Hopscotch
    MASH
    Modern Times
    Pillow Talk
    The Sting
    To Be or Not to Be
    Toy Story
    What's Up, Doc?


    Jeff Gross

    The Awful Truth
    Bananas
    Bringing Up Baby
    Duck Soup
    Harvey
    It Happened One Night
    The Lady Eve
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    The Philadelphia Story
    Roman Holiday
    Sabrina
    (1954)
    Snatch
    Some Like It Hot
    There's Something About Mary
    The Thin Man


    ErikG***

    Beetlejuice
    Blazing Saddles
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Groundhog Day
    History of the World - Part I
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    Office Space
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    The Princess Bride
    Revenge of the Nerds
    Scrooged
    A Shot in the Dark
    Tootsie
    Trading Places
    Young Frankenstein


    Cary T

    Animal House
    Being John Malkovich
    Caddyshack
    Detroit Rock City
    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    High Fidelity
    Kingpin
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    The Naked Gun
    Play It Again, Sam
    Rushmore
    Spaceballs


    Mike Hutman

    American Pie
    Brighton Beach Memoirs
    Chasing Amy
    Clerks
    Dazed and Confused
    Death to Smoochy
    Ice Age
    The Replacements
    Slap Shot
    Sorority Boys
    Strange Brew
    Stripes
    Tommy Boy
    Uncle Buck
    The Waterboy



    films used

    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    Adam's Rib
    Airplane!
    American Pie
    Animal House
    The Apartment
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    The Awful Truth
    Back to the Future
    Bananas
    Beetlejuice
    Being John Malkovich
    Being There
    The Big Lebowski
    Blazing Saddles
    The Blues Brothers
    Brazil
    Brighton Beach Memoirs
    Bringing Up Baby
    Caddyshack
    Charade
    Chasing Amy
    Chicken Run
    A Christmas Story
    Clerks
    The Cocoanuts
    The Commitments
    Dazed and Confused
    Detroit Rock City
    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
    Dr. Strangelove
    Duck Soup
    Eraserhead
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Fletch
    Ghostbusters
    The Gold Rush
    (1925 version)
    The Graduate
    Groundhog Day
    Happy Gilmore
    A Hard Day's Night
    Harold and Maude
    Harvey
    High Fidelity
    His Girl Friday
    History of the World - Part I
    Hopscotch
    Ice Age
    It Happened One Night
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
    The Jerk
    Kingpin
    The Lady Eve
    Local Hero
    Lost in America
    The Man in the White Suit
    MASH
    Modern Times
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    Murder By Death
    My Favorite Wife
    My Man Godfrey
    The Naked Gun
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    Network
    Noises Off!
    The Odd Couple
    Office Space
    The Party
    The Philadelphia Story
    Pillow Talk
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    Play It Again, Sam
    The Princess Bride
    The Producers
    Raising Arizona
    The Replacements
    Revenge of the Nerds
    Roman Holiday
    Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
    Rushmore
    The Rutles
    Sabrina
    (1954)
    Scrooged
    A Shot in the Dark
    Slap Slot
    Sleeper
    Snatch
    Some Like It Hot
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Spaceballs
    Stalag 17
    The Sting
    Strange Brew
    Stripes
    Sullivan's Travels
    The Sure Thing
    Take the Money and Run
    There's Something About Mary
    The Thin Man
    This Is Spinal Tap
    To Be or Not to Be
    Tommy Boy
    Tootsie
    Toy Story
    Trading Places
    Uncle Buck
    The Waterboy
    What's Up, Doc?
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    Young Frankenstein
    Zoolander
     
  2. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Screenwriter

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    Did someone say draft? You know I'm in!
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Did someone say comedy? You know I'm in! [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeff Gross

    Jeff Gross Second Unit

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    I'll play too
     
  5. ErikG

    ErikG Screenwriter

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    In!
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Gabe D Screenwriter

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    Me too.
     
  8. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I'll just watch. I can't keep up with these things.
     
  9. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well Steve, all I can say is that my opinion of your taste in movies has just increased dramatically. [​IMG] I'm not really sure what my first pick will be if you take The Apartment, but probably Sullivan's Travels, or possibly the Commitments. [​IMG]
     
  10. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Aw, c'mon George, I know we like at least two or three of the same films. [​IMG]
     
  11. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    In [​IMG]
     
  12. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Well, it's either a slow day or not that many people are interested. In any case, I've decided to pare it down to eight players. We need one more to get started...
     
  13. Mike Hutman

    Mike Hutman Supporting Actor

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    I'll play.

    Steve you will have to give me the rules at bowling, so I know what I'm doing.
     
  14. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Well, you roll the ball down the alley in such a fashion as to knock down as many pins as possible - preferrably all ten on the first throw. Then you....oh, never mind. [​IMG]

    Okay, here's what we do: we each compile a list of 10 film comedies. We make our picks one at a time, in the order in which you joined the draft. I go first, Weinberg is second, etc. Mike, you're last. [​IMG] After you pick, it goes back to me and we start the second round of picks. We keep going until everyone has a list of ten. Of course, a particular film can be selected only once so most of the fun in these drafts is trying to snag all your favorites. Cussing people out for taking a film you were gonna pick is part of the fun! [​IMG]

    BTW, you should subscribe to this thread (down at the bottom of the page under the "submit reply/spell check" buttons) so you know when your turn is up - you get 12 hours to make your pick and then you're skipped. You can make your choice at any time after you're skipped, but if someone took a movie you wanted, tough cookies. If you ain't gonna be around when your turn comes up, you can always private message me with your pick and I'll post it for you.

    Once our lists are finished, we'll vote on them as if it were a regular tourney.

    There ya go! [​IMG]
     
  15. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Steve,

    Please don't tell me you're going to go 1-8, 1-8 in this draft. It is simple mathematics that this is not fair, and if that's the plan, I will have to reluctantly pull out of this draft. I guess I need to seek that information out when I first join these things. There seems to be a small trend towards this bias draft order which is beyond me.
     
  16. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Well, it doesn't matter to me which way we go, but since you're in the middle of the rotation, I don't see how it would affect you one way or the other. [​IMG]

    Stick around, it'll be fun! [​IMG]

    My first pick is Raising Arizona.

    "It's a crazy world."

    "Someone oughta sell tickets."

    "Sure, I'd buy one."



    Up next:

    Scott
    Chuck
    George
     
  17. Mike Hutman

    Mike Hutman Supporting Actor

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    [​IMG]

    Steve your so funny. If I could I would pick you as my first pick[​IMG]
     
  18. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Actually it benefits me slightly, but I still oppose it on principle. Think of it as money. We have $136,000 to split up. We put it in packets containing $16,000, $15,000,..., down to $1,000. I'll pick first and you pick last.

    I of course pick $16,000. By the time it's your turn, you take $9,000. Now, whichever of us goes next is going to take the packet containing $8,000.

    If we go 1-8,1-8, I'm going to end up with $24,000 and you're only going to end up with $10,000. If we go 1-8, 8-1, we'll all end up with $17,000.

    As I'm in the third position, the 1-8,1-8 gets me $20,000 instead of $17,000, but it's still not fair.

    Someone asked me about sports drafts. They don't reverse order in the second round. That's true, but sports drafts are not, and are not designed to be internally fair. They give a big advantage to the teams that go first, and do so on purpose. That's why the teams that suck go first, and the champions go last. The idea is to improve overall parity, not have an internally fair draft.
     
  19. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    I'm at the rear end of the order, so naturally I prefer a snake rotation. But even if I were in the top spot, I'd choose the snake rotation for fairness.

    Scott is up.
     
  20. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    George, the one thing I understand less than women is math. [​IMG] But like I said, it doesn't really matter to me which way we go so we'll do the 1 - 8/8 - 1 deal.

    Still waitin' on Scott...
     

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