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Tournament: Best "One Day" Movies

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jason Little, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. Jason Little

    Jason Little Active Member

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    Movies where all the action takes place within a 24 hour period. I'll say that flashbacks are okay, IF they are very brief and very few. Concert films don't qualify. I may make other rules as we go along.
    Everyone gets 3 noms and 3 seconds (obviously, you cannot second your own nomination). I'm aiming for 32 entries, but may go more or less depending on interest.
    I've submitted 10 nominations to start the ball rolling. Like everyone else, my nominations must be seconded to be in the tourney.
    In the tournament:
    After Hours
    The Bicycle Thief
    Do the Right Thing
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    The Lady Vanishes
    Nominated:
    12 Angry Men
    Airplane!
    American Graffiti
    Before Sunrise
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn
    A Hard Day's Night
    High Noon
    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    My Dinner With Andre
    Night of the Living Dead
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Playtime
    River's Edge
    Rope
    The Trouble With Harry
     
  2. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Well-Known Member

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    I nominate:

    After Hours
    Before Sunrise
     
  3. Jay E

    Jay E Well-Known Member

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    I nominate:

    12 Angry Men
    Dog Day Afternoon

    I second:

    After Hours
     
  4. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    I'll nominate

    A Hard Day's Night
    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    The Lady Vanishes

    I'll second:

    Dr. Strangelove
     
  5. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Good idea, Jason. [​IMG] This should be fun.
    Nominate:
    Gosford Park
    Playtime
    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Second:
    The Bicycle Thief
    Do the Right Thing
    The Lady Vanishes
     
  6. Nate Anderson

    Nate Anderson Well-Known Member

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    Gosford Park doesn't take place in all one day...
     
  7. Jason Little

    Jason Little Active Member

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  8. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Nate is correct. It takes place over one weekend. :b
     
  9. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Why is it that every girl around here is ugly? Or has a boyfriend?
    Since I could not tell the difference between a weekend and 24 hours, I have one nom left.
    Nominate:
    American Graffiti
    Girls don’t pay. Guys pay.
     
  10. Tommy G

    Tommy G Well-Known Member

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    I'll nominate High Noon and have to come back for the seconds and other nominations.
     
  11. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:
    Lola rennt ( Run Lola Run )
    Night on Earth
    Miracle Mile
    There is one terrific little film that I should nominate but I'm not certain enough of the 'regulars' have viewed it, so I chose more recent fare. If someone wants to nominate Robert Wise's The Set-Up, it wouldn't hurt my feelings. [​IMG]
    - Walter.
     
  12. Gabe D

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    I'll nominate Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Arsenic and Old Lace and Fail-Safe.
    I'll second:
    12 Angry Men
    Dog Day Afternoon
    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    I considered the following movies, but wasn't really sure whether or not they take place in a 24-hour period:
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles (If I remember, it's probably more than 24 hours.)
    Pulp Fiction
     
  13. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Well-Known Member

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    I second "Run Lola Run".
     
  14. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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  15. Rob Tomlin

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    Second A Hard Day's Night .
     
  16. Rich Romero

    Rich Romero Well-Known Member

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    I nominate:
    Night of the Living Dead
     
  17. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Well-Known Member

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    I nominate Safety Last.
     
  18. JessV

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    I third Run Lola Run.
     
  19. JessV

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    I'll nominate Dazed and Confused and Go.
     
  20. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Well-Known Member

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    This is a lot harder than I thought it would be!
    Nominate:
    Die Hard
    Magnolia (??)
    Toy Story 2 (??)
    Second:
    American Graffiti
    Before Sunrise
     

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