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Head to Head tourney - SteveGon and Vickie_M

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Vickie_M, Dec 4, 2002.

  1. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Well-Known Member

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    I feel so privileged, getting to go up against SteveGon! All his choices are excellent films, and I haven't seen near enough of them, so this tourney has already done me good. If I "lose" to him I'll still have been exposed to some very good films. I hope my picks will jar some memories too.
    We decided to stay away from major classics (such as Citizen Kane), HTF "Holy Grails" (2001, The Godfather, etc.), and movies that have appeared in Steve's other tourneys. We also tried to cull the very very obscure (in my case, War Hunt, One From The Heart and Tuvalu all got tossed since I'm the only person on HTF who's seen these films, I think!) though I still think there will be a lot of Abstains.
    I hope you like our picks. We have 64 films in our tourney. Matchups were randomly generated.
    Have fun!
    Round 1. Bracket 1
    American Movie
    vs.
    All the Mornings of the World
    Round 1, Bracket 2
    Topsy-Turvy
    vs.
    Black Rain (Imamura)
    Round 1, Bracket 3
    Peeping Tom
    vs.
    Slacker
    Round 1, Bracket 4
    Out of Sight
    vs.
    The Gods Must Be Crazy
     
  2. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, I've seen one film in each bracket. Guess that's an abstain for me.
     
  3. Ric Bagoly

    Ric Bagoly Well-Known Member

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    A whole holy shitload of ABSTAINS
     
  4. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Well-Known Member

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    Uh oh, we're off to a bad start. [​IMG]
    I myself would have to abstain in 3 of the 4 brackets, so I feel the pain.
     
  5. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Well-Known Member

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    abstain X4
     
  6. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Well-Known Member

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    Which Black Rain?
    - If the one with Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia directed by Ridley Scott, then Topsy-Turvy
    - If the title of the same year (1989) dealing with the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing by Shohei Imamura, then Black Rain.
    Out of Sight
    abstain on the others.
    - Walter.
     
  7. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Well-Known Member

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    We have votes! Wheeee!

     
  8. Gabe D

    Gabe D Well-Known Member

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    Topsy-Turvy (only if it's the Michael Douglas Black Rain)
    Peeping Tom
    Out of Sight
     
  9. Brian Kissinger

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    The Gods Must Be Crazy
     
  10. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    abstain X 4
     
  11. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Well-Known Member

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    Tous les matins...
    Topsy-Turvy
    Peeping Tom (tough one!)
    Out of Sight
     
  12. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Which Black Rain? It's the 1989 Shohei Imamura version. Vickie, sorry for the confusion - I thought I'd specified that on my list. [​IMG]
    Edit: Topsy-Turvy is the only film from those matchups I haven't seen. A local video store has it on DVD so I'll have to check it out.
     
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    Out of sight
     
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    Elizabeth S Well-Known Member

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    Peeping Tom
    Out of Sight
     
  15. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Well-Known Member

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  16. Gabe D

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    Please don't count my vote for Imamura's Black Rain, as I've not seen it. Put me down for abstention.
     
  17. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Well-Known Member

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    Okay Gabe.
     
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    American Movie
    Black Rain (Imamura)
    Peeping Tom
    Out of Sight
     
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    Out of Sight
    I've only seen 1 movie from each of the other 3 matchups. Imamura's Black Rain has been near the top of my Netflix list for sometime, but it's been out of stock for as long as it's been on my list.
     
  20. SteveGon

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    Ack! Hard to belive The Gods Must Be Crazy is getting trounced so badly! Sure, OOS is a good movie, but TGMBC is freakin' hilarious. You people got something against laughing? [​IMG]
    I'm not sure if this has skewed the voting, but I know that some people view the movie as racist. How do you see it? I think it's a dubious assumption at best. Just enjoy the movie for what it is: a slapstick masterpiece. [​IMG]
    Bill, thanks for tying up bracket one. :p) I get the feeling it's gonna stay that way...
     

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