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Directors The Ultimate ASIAN Film Tournament

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Jim_K, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    The Ultimate ASIAN Film Tournament

    I have a feeling I’m going to regret this
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I’ve started us off with 100 films, so we need 28 more films for a complete field.

    Rules:

    Asian films ONLY (Japan, Hong Kong, India, etc.)

    Theatrical films ONLY

    Obscure films that get no votes will be thrown out & replaced with one of the Wild-card films that I’ll hold in reserve.

    If you have to abstain, please name the film that you haven’t seen.

    Everyone gets 5 nominations, seconds & thirds

    MASTER LIST

    Akira
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Hana-bi
    Happy Together
    The Hole
    Spirited Away
    Throne of Blood
    Tokyo Story
    Yi Yi

    Round 3 winners

    Ikiru
    Red Sorghum
    Seven Samurai
    Stray Dog
    Yojimbo


     
  2. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Well-Known Member

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    It seems that rather than have 19 Kurosawa movies, you could remove some of the lesser ones (Dodes-kaden, Dreams) and open up slots for more, shall we say, adventurous choices.

    Nominate:
    The Scent of Green Papaya
    The Vertical Ray of the Sun
    Drunken Master 2
    What Time Is It There?
    The River
     
  3. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    nevermind
     
  4. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Well-Known Member

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    Ooh, what'd I miss, what'd I miss??
     
  5. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    First question—where do you put the Middle East? If Iran is in Asia, there will be several additional noms.
     
  6. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    Lew,

    Iran seems to qualify so fire away [​IMG]
     
  7. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    I'll second:

    The Vertical Ray of the Sun
    What Time Is It There?
     
  8. Simon_Lepine

    Simon_Lepine Well-Known Member

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    Nice idea ...

    I'll nominate:

    After Life

    And some more Miike:

    Audition
    Dead or Alive
     
  9. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    Current nominations

    After Life
    Dead or Alive *
    The Scent of Green Papaya
    The Vertical Ray of the Sun *
    What Time Is It There? *

    * seconded in need of a third

    Re: The River - I'm afraid you'll have to be more specific though I'd assume it must either be found in the new releases section at any local Blockbusters or an alternate title to a Jackie Chan flic.

    Simon,

    Audition is already in as Ôdishon. Feel free to nominate more Miike though as I'll second them. [​IMG]
     
  10. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Well-Known Member

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    Well, iMDB seems to be down at the moment, but this is The River.

    EDIT: Here is the iMDB link.
     
  11. Bill McA

    Bill McA Well-Known Member

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    I'll nominate:

    The Hole (Ming-Liang Tsai)
    The Ballad of Narayama (Shohei Imamura)
    Beijing Bicycle (Wang Xiaoshuai)
    Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
    Little Cheung (Fruit Chan)

    I'll second
    The River (Ming-Liang Tsai)
     
  12. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

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    I'll 2nd
    The Hole
    Cure
    Little Cheung

    3rd
    What Time Is It There?

    Nominate
    Made In Hong Kong
    My Neighbor Totoro
    A Scene At The Sea
    Manji
    Yi Yi
     
  13. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Well-Known Member

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    Real Name:
    Elizabeth S
    Third:

    Cure
     
  14. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:

    Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994)
    Dersu Uzala (Kurosawa, 1975)
    Castle in the Sky (Miyazaki, 1986)
    Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2001)
    The Way Home (Jeong-Hyang Lee, 2002)

    2nd:

    Seven Samurai
    Raise the Red Lantern
    Ju Dou
    In the Mood for Love
    Spirited Away
     
  15. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:
    A Taste of Cherry
    The Wind Will Carry Us
    The White Baloon


    Second:
    Yi Yi
     
  16. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    Angelo,

    Castle in the Sky is already in as Laputa. Also those films you've seconded are already in. You still have your seconds to use.

    Re: Dersu Uzala - Calling this an Asian film is a matter of debate. It was filmed on location in Siberia (Asia) by an Asian Director but this really is a Russian film. A large portion of Russia is in Asia but their film industry is located in Europe. I'll leave it in & if it gets in then fine.

    I just don't want this to open the door to other Russian films. We'll save those for the 3rd part of my World Cinema Trilogy (European Foreign Language Tournament) [​IMG]

    Though Martin may have a problem if a 20th! [​IMG] Kurosawa film enters the field. We wouldn't want to upset him now would we?



    Nominations

    After Life
    The Ballad of Narayama
    Beijing Bicycle
    Dead or Alive *
    Dersu Uzala
    Eat Drink Man Woman
    The Hole *
    Made In Hong Kong
    Manji
    Monsoon Wedding
    My Neighbor Totoro
    Little Cheung *
    The River *
    A Scene At The Sea
    The Scent of Green Papaya
    A Taste of Cherry
    The Vertical Ray of the Sun *
    The Way Home
    The White Baloon
    The Wind Will Carry Us
    Yi Yi *


    * seconded in need of a third
     
  17. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Well-Known Member

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    Gee, sorry if I don't want to see Kurosawa dominate the tournament. It's more interesting to me with a wider variety. It was just a suggestion.

    What happened to my Drunken Master 2 nomination? If it doesn't qualify for some reason, then I nominate Lagaan.

    Not too crazy about any of these, but I'll throw in my support anyway:

    Second:
    A Taste of Cherry
    The Way Home


    Third:
    Yi Yi


    I've bumped The Hole up to the top of my Netflix queue.
     
  18. Bill McA

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    I'll 2nd:

    The White Balloon
    Made in Hong Kong


     
  19. SteveGon

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    I'll second:

    My Neighbor Totoro
    The Wind Will Carry Us


    I'll third:

    The River (just because I've seen it, damn it!) [​IMG]

    I'll nominate:

    Gate of Hell (1953 - Japan)
     
  20. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    I get Jackie Chan flics all mixed up some times. I mistakenly listed it on my original list as Legend of the Drunken Master a.k.a. Drunken Master II which turns out to be the 94 film & is not the film I intended.

    What I wanted to include was Drunken Master 2 (1979) and I've corrected it on the list so consider it already in.

    Steve nice pick with Gate of Hell & I'll second it [​IMG]

    Great film & it's on TCM at the end of the month.


    Nominations

    After Life
    The Ballad of Narayama
    Beijing Bicycle
    Dead or Alive *
    Dersu Uzala
    Eat Drink Man Woman
    Gate of Hell *
    The Hole *
    Lagaan
    Made In Hong Kong *
    Manji
    Monsoon Wedding
    My Neighbor Totoro *
    Little Cheung *
    The River *
    A Scene At The Sea
    The Scent of Green Papaya
    A Taste of Cherry *
    The Vertical Ray of the Sun *
    The Way Home *
    The White Baloon *
    The Wind Will Carry Us *



    * seconded in need of a third
     

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