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Directors The Ever-Changing Pointless Just For Fun Tournament

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Brian Kissinger, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. Brian Kissinger

    Brian Kissinger Well-Known Member

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    **********We are now underway.*********************8



    After going through some tourneys, I find myself running out of steam about half-way to three quarters through. So I thought, just for fun, why not have a tourney where the rules change every round. In example... the first round may be best movie between the two, where as the second round may be the funniest of the two. And so on. As most people here are aware, I have a bit of a unique or warped, if you prefer, sense of humor. Expect that to play in the voting criteria.


    THE RULES

    1. You MUST follow the criteria laid out with each round when making your vote.

    2. If you do not agree with the criteria (Example....say we are voting on the crappier movie of the two, and both are favorites of yours and you feel neither is crappy) make the sacrifice and vote anyway. It's all for fun. If you want to add a comment on your feelings, then that is fine.

    3. ALL death threats are to be E-mailed to me. If you private message it to me, I just get an E-mail from the HTF alerting me to the message, so you might as well just send it to me to begin with.

    4. Have some fun.



    So what, you ask, will this prove? Nothing, except to see which movie has the intestinal fortitude to make it through the most rigorous test ever.



    NOTE

    As a special bonus, the lucky person who picked our ultimate winner will receive through the mail a DVD of my choice. The DVD in question will most likely be an extremely crappy movie that I find over the course of the next couple of days. It's just my way of saying, "thanks for playing."
     
  2. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    2. Young Frankenstein
    3. Taxi Driver
    4. Requiem for a Dream
     
  3. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Someone is back on the crack! [​IMG]

    1. The Third Man
    2. The Producers
    3. Casablanca
    4. The Professional
     
  4. Zen Butler

    Zen Butler Well-Known Member

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    1. Blade Runner
    2. Midnight Run
    3. The Pawnbroker
    4. Signs
     
  5. Dheiner

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    American Psycho
    Duck Soup
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    Steel Magnolias
     
  6. Matt Pelham

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    Pulp Fiction
    Sullivan's Travels
    Rocky
    Troll 2
     
  7. ErikG

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    Heat
    The Godfather
     
  8. Rain

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    1. Dodsworth (just the first thing that popped into my head)
    2. The Big Lebowski
    3. Monster's Ball
    4. The Matrix
     
  9. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Well-Known Member

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    1. Suicide Kings
    2. Tootsie
    3. Return to Paradise
    4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
     
  10. Brian Kissinger

    Brian Kissinger Well-Known Member

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    Great choices everyone. This is just what I was hoping for. We got some "grails", we got some "classics", and we got some "fun" movies. A very nice selection going.

    I now realize I have been a little vague on my picking style. I plan to put four pieces of paper in a hat, each numbered 1-4. For each person, I will draw a number, and the corresponding movie shall make it in. That way, I have no bias on any of it. With eight people already in, I won't have to include any movies myself, thus allowing me total neutrality.[​IMG]

    As far as the brackets go, I will think up what the voting criteria should be, and then randomly (again through the hat technique) pick the two combatants. I will never purposely put any movie into anything I think it has a disadvantage in. Besides, that would take away the fun of it.

    To make things a little easier on any new viewers, I have a list of movies already up for consideration. It can be also found in my initial post.

    Movies Already In Contention
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Young Frankenstein
    Taxi Driver
    Requiem for a Dream
    The Third Man
    The Producers
    Casablanca
    The Professional
    Blade Runner
    Midnight Run
    The Pawnbroker
    Signs
    American Psycho
    Duck Soup
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    Steel Magnolias
    Pulp Fiction
    Sullivan's Travels
    Rocky
    Troll 2
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    Heat
    The Godfather
    Dodsworth
    The Big Lebowski
    Monster's Ball
    The Matrix
    Suicide Kings
    Tootsie
    Return to Paradise
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

     
  11. Mike Hutman

    Mike Hutman Well-Known Member

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    My Picks are

    Red Dawn
    Shallow Grave
    Clerks
    Play it to the Bone
     
  12. george kaplan

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    1. Rear Window

    2. The Apartment

    3. To Have & Have Not

    4. Titanic
     
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    1. Psycho
    2. Raising Arizona
    3. Raging Bull
    4. Lone Star
     
  14. Brad Porter

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    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. Scavenger Hunt
    3. L.A. Confidential
    4. Natural Born Killers

    Scavenger Hunt all the way, baby! [​IMG]

    Brad
     
  15. Brian Kissinger

    Brian Kissinger Well-Known Member

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    Alright, I've updated the list here.

    I'll probably let this go on through tomorrow, and start her sometime Wednesday afternoon. However, if the participation peters out, I may start her tomorrow night.

    Brad:
    Trust me pal, big time classics will not have a distinct advantage. Any movie could go the distance. If you know me, you'll understand.[​IMG]


    Movies Already In Contention
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Young Frankenstein
    Taxi Driver
    Requiem for a Dream
    The Third Man
    The Producers
    Casablanca
    The Professional
    Blade Runner
    Midnight Run
    The Pawnbroker
    Signs
    American Psycho
    Duck Soup
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    Steel Magnolias
    Pulp Fiction
    Sullivan's Travels
    Rocky
    Troll 2
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    Heat
    The Godfather
    Dodsworth
    The Big Lebowski
    Monster's Ball
    The Matrix
    Suicide Kings
    Tootsie
    Return to Paradise
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Red Dawn
    Shallow Grave
    Clerks
    Play it to the Bone
    Rear Window
    The Apartment
    To Have & Have Not
    Titanic
    Psycho
    Raising Arizona
    Raging Bull
    Lone Star
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Scavenger Hunt
    L.A. Confidential
    Natural Born Killers


     
  16. Angelo.M

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    1. the untouchables
    2. take the money and run
    3. the sweet hereafter
    4. mulholland drive
     
  17. Ric Bagoly

    Ric Bagoly Well-Known Member

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    1.Easy Rider
    2.Up In Smoke
    3.The Doors
    4.E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
     
  18. Rand

    Rand Well-Known Member

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    1) The Searchers
    2) Animal House
    3) The Best Years of Our Lives
    4) Fight Club
     
  19. Tommy G

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    1. The Shawshank Redemption
    2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    3. Citizen Kane
    4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
     
  20. Brian Kissinger

    Brian Kissinger Well-Known Member

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    Well, we have sixteen separate entries here. This seems like a good place to get started. This way everyone will have two movies represented. I'm off to sort through all this madness, and get things in order. I'll be back later on to get us under way with our first match-up.
     

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