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Directors Religion based films tournament

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Justin_S, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    There are tons of great films based on religous elements, and I've been wanting to do another tourney for a while now, so I'm starting this one. We need 32 films (if people want to go higher, we may), and I've already placed a limited amount of my favorites on the list. Everyone at the time being gets 4 noms, seconds, and thirds.


    The List

    *Andrei Rublev*
    Angel Heart
    Ben-Hur
    *Black Narcissus*
    *Breaking Waves*
    Day of Wrath
    Devil and Daniel Webster, The
    Dogma
    Exorcist, The
    Exorcist III: Legion
    Frailty
    Inherit the Wind
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Keeping the Faith
    Kundun
    Last Temptation of Christ, The
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
    *Night of the Hunter*
    Omen, The
    Passion of Joan of Arc, The
    Passion of the Christ, The
    Prince of Darkness
    *Rapture, The*
    Rosemary's Baby
    Saved!
    *Seventh Seal, The*
    Stand, The
    *Ten Commandments, The* (1956)
    Through a Glass Darkly
    Wicker Man, The
    *Winter Light*

    Noms

    The Apostle
    Bells of St. Mary's, The
    Bishop's Wife, The
    Deadly Blessings
    Elmer Gantry
    The First Power
    God Told Me To
    Going My Way
    Heavens Above!
    Michael
    Milky Way, The
    Scrooge
    (1951)
    Sister Act
    South Park: BLU
    Taste of Cherry, A
    Third Miracle, The


    Seconded

    Bishop's Wife, The
    Diary of a Country Priest
    Dogville
    Gospel According to St. Matthew, The
    Jazz Singer, The
    1927
    Magdalene Sisters, The
    Ordet
    Pi
    Robe, The
    Scrooge
     
  2. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

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    Well as long as religious commentary is kept out, it might work.

    Nominate:

    The Gospel According to St. Matthew
    The Last Temptation of Christ
     
  3. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Screenwriter

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    Nominate Ben-Hur.
     
  4. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    Of course. This isn't anything new. Religion based films get discussed all the time, the most notable one lately being the lengthy Passion thread in the Movies section. I trust that like in the majority of these past threads, participants won't be disrespectful or break forum guidelines. I think this has the potential to be an interesting tourney, and would hate for bickering to ruin it, and that's assuming if there's enough participants to begin with. [​IMG]
     
  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Second:

    Ben-Hur

    Nominate:

    Going My Way
    Sister Act
    The Bells of St. Mary's
    Keeping the Faith
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Nominate:

    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Through a Glass Darkly
    Heavens Above!
    Inherit the Wind


    Second:

    The Last Temptation of Christ
    Keeping the Faith


    Third:

    Ben-Hur


    Suggestions: *

    The Song of Bernadette
    Whistle Down the Wind
    The Milky Way
    The Seventh Seal
    Black Narcissus
    The Apostle
    Ordet
    The Third Miracle
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    (duh)

    * I need to watch some of these again.
     
  7. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'll second Inherit the Wind.

    I'll also second [​IMG], unofficially, some of Steve's suggestions, namely Life of Brian and The Seventh Seal, and also suggest Python's Meaning of Life.
     
  8. Christ Reynolds

    Christ Reynolds Producer

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    do they HAVE to be great films? [​IMG] if not, i nominate the not-so-great-but-sometimes-funny Dogma.

    CJ
     
  9. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Good idea Justin!

    Third
    The Last Temptation of Christ

    2nd
    The Gospel According To St. Matthew
    Through A Glass Darkly
    The Passion Of Joan Of Arc


    Nominate
    Ordet
    Winter Light
    Andrei Rublev
    Dogville
     
  10. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Second:

    Andrei Rublev
    Dogma
    Winter Light
     
  11. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    [​IMG] for the idea Justin.


    Nominate:

    Day of Wrath
    Night of the Hunter
    The Seventh Seal
    Black Narcissus



    Second:

    Ordet


    Third:

    Andrei Rublev
    Through a Glass Darkly
    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Winter Light
     
  12. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

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    Nominate:

    Monty Python's The Life of Brian

    Second:

    The Seventh Seal
    Dogville

    Third:

    Dogma
     
  13. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'll second:

    Life of Brian

    and third:

    The Seventh Seal
     
  14. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    Looks like we're up to 22. 3 more noms, seconds, and thirds for those that have participated thus far. [​IMG]
     
  15. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

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    Surely someone will third The Gospel According to St Matthew. [​IMG]
     
  16. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Nominate:

    The Apostle
    The Milky Way
    The Third Miracle



    Second:

    Black Narcissus
    Day of Wrath


    (just realized I'd previously seconded one too many films so I'm even now)


    Third:

    Monty Python's Life of Brian


    Two thirds left. The Gospel According to St. Matthew is still on my lengthy to-see list. [​IMG]
     
  17. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Third:
    Day Of Wrath

    Second:
    Night Of The Hunter

    Nominate:
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Diary Of A Country Priest
    Breaking The Waves
     
  18. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Nominate:

    The Bishop's Wife
    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
    Scrooge (1951)


    Second:

    It's a Wonderful Life
     
  19. EricKH

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    1. Ben Hur
    2. The Robe
    3. Jesus of Nazareth
    4. The Ten Commandments
    5. The Passion
    6. Defending Your Life
    7. Bruce Almighty
    8. King of Kings
    9. The Greatest Story Ever Told
     
  20. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Second:


    Diary of a Country Priest

    Breaking the Waves
     

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