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head to head tourney - Joel & Ethan Coen vs. the HTF

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by SteveGon, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Inspired by the loss of The Accidental Tourist (one of the best films of the eighties) to what is in my opinion, the merely average Coen effort O Brother, Where Art Thou? in my tourney with Vickie, I became curious as to how the Coen oeuvre would stack up against a select group of HTF favorites.
    So we now have Joel & Ethan Coen vs. the HTF! [​IMG]
    The tournament is now over. Go away. [​IMG]
    The Coens
    1. [*]Barton Fink[*]The Big Lebowski[*]Blood Simple[*]Fargo[*]The Hudsucker Proxy[*]The Man Who Wasn't There[*]Miller's Crossing[*]O Brother, Where Art Thou?[*]Raising Arizona

    HTF Favorites
    1. A Clockwork Orange - Ric Bagoly**
    2. The Godfather - Gabe D
    3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - John Dhein
    4. Manhattan - Brian Lawrence
    5. Pulp Fiction - Cary T**
    6. Sullivan's Travels - Agee Bassett**
    7. Taxi Driver - Brook K*
    8. The Thing (1982) - Andy Olivera*
    9. The Third Man - SteveGon*
     
  2. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Well-Known Member

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    Well as we already know what happened when my favorite film Accidental Tourist went up against the Coens, I'll have to go with my #2 film of alltime "Manhattan"
     
  3. Agee Bassett

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    The source of many of their pastiches, Sturges' brilliant Sullivan's Travels, should be as fitting an opponent as any picked in this thread. Consider it nominated. [​IMG]
     
  4. Brook K

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    I guess I'll throw out my fav, Taxi Driver
    But I am a "hardcore Coen's aficionado" so you aren't likely to agree with most of my votes in this one. I'd vote 6 Coen movies over Manhattan and 5 or 6 over The Third Man. I wouldn't vote any over Sullivan's Travels, I'm an even more hardcore Preston Sturges aficionado.
     
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  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I'll cut ya some slack for that one. [​IMG]
    Nice picks, guys! This should be an interesting tourney.
    Five openings left!
     
  7. Ric Bagoly

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    A Clockwork Orange
     
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    I know my all-time favorite will never stand a chance against even the weakest of the Coen's. So I respond with my #2 favorite; Pulp Fiction
     
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    The Thing (1982)
    Don't laugh; it's been doing well around here, lately...[​IMG]
     
  10. Gabe D

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    The Godfather
     
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    OK, My favorite currently is The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Let's see how the Coens do against THAT!!!
     
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    Steve, i dare you to start out with Lebowski vs Third Man.
     
  13. chris_m_white

    chris_m_white Well-Known Member

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    I'll nominate...
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
     
  14. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Okay, we have our list!
    Before we start, a few rules:
    This isn't a "best film" tourney, just vote for the film you prefer.
    I'll be voting as well.
    You cannot vote in the bracket in which your pick is competing.
    Matchups will be selected alphabetically.
    If you didn't make it into the tourney, but would like to compete, I could be persuaded to run a sequel. [​IMG] Let me know.
    Be back in a few with the first matchup...
     
  15. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    And here we go!
    Can Ric's pick whip up some of the old ultra-violence on the Coens?
    Round 1 - Bracket 1
    Barton Fink vs. A Clockwork Orange
    Excluded from voting this match: Ric Bagoly
    Remember: you're voting for the film you prefer.
    My vote goes to A Clockwork Orange.
    A tough choice as I love the gloriously surreal BF, but I like ACO just a bit more.
     
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    I vote for A Clockwork Orange
    Best thing about Barton Fink is the joke about it on "The Simpsons."
     
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    clockwork orange
     
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    There is only one Coen movie I would pick ahead of ACO. Although I really love Barton Fink, it isn't the one.

    A Clockwork Orange
     
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    And presuming that the voting is open:

    A Clockwork Orange—some think that this is one of Kubrick’s best, while others think it one of his weaker efforts. Either way, it’s no contest.
     

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