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On the Run: The Road Movies Tournament


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#1 of 329 ErikG

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Posted February 16 2003 - 03:45 PM

Hi everyone, welcome to my Road Movies Tournament.

I've always enjoyed movies where a large portion of the action takes place on the road. Let's shoot for 32 movies. Everyone gets 4 nominations, 5 Seconds, and 5 Thirds.


The Master List
Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Bonnie and Clyde***
Breakdown
Death Race 2000
Duel****
Easy Rider
Five Easy Pieces
It Happened One Night***
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Lost in America*
Mad Max**
Midnight Run****
National Lampoons Vacation*
Natural Born Killers
O Brother Where Art Thou?*
Perfect World, A
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles**
Rain Man*
Road to Perdition*
Road Warrior, The**
Seventh Seal, The**
Sullivans Travels****--WINNER
Smokey and the Bandit*
Speed
Straight Story, The
Sugerland Express, The**
Sure Thing, The
Thelma and Louise
Tommy Boy
Wild Strawberries*
Wizard of Oz, The
Y Tu Mama Tambien**


Wild Cards
Badlands****
Cannonball Run*
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry*
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Getaway, The (1972)
Hitcher, The*
Joyride
Kiss or Kill
Muppet Movie, The*
Near Dark*
Pee-Wees Big Adventure
Rat Race
Thunder Road
Two-Lane Blacktop
Wild at Heart
Wraith, The
No shirt
No shoes
NOO dice!

#2 of 329 Travis Olson

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Posted February 16 2003 - 04:17 PM

Good Idea.

Noms:

Breakdown
Days of Thunder
The Road Warrior
Speed

#3 of 329 Dome Vongvises

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Posted February 16 2003 - 04:43 PM

Nominate
Tommy Boy
O Brother Where Art Thou?
National Lampoon's Vacation
Road to Perdition
Posted Image saw your sig Travis

Second
The Road Warrior
Speed


#4 of 329 Rain

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Posted February 16 2003 - 07:06 PM

Nominate:

Thelma and Louise
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Bonnie and Clyde
A Perfect World



Second:

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

"Imagine all the people, living life in peace..." - Imagine by John Lennon

#5 of 329 Ric Bagoly

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Posted February 16 2003 - 07:08 PM

Nominate-

The Cannonball Run

Smokey And The Bandit

Death Race 2000

Natural Born Killers
"You can't be the first, and you'll never be the last, but baby, you can ALL be next! Woooooooo!!!"

#6 of 329 Rain

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Posted February 16 2003 - 07:10 PM

Second:

Natural Born Killers

"Imagine all the people, living life in peace..." - Imagine by John Lennon

#7 of 329 Travis Olson

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Posted February 16 2003 - 07:45 PM

Second:

Road to Perdition
A Perfect World
Tommy Boy

Third:

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

#8 of 329 Vickie_M

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Posted February 16 2003 - 10:19 PM

Nominate:


One False Move

The Getaway
(1972 with Steve McQueen)

The Straight Story Posted Image

Kalifornia



Second:

Thelma and Louise
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Bonnie and Clyde
Smokey And The Bandit



Third:

Road to Perdition
Natural Born Killers

Favorite film of 2008 (so far): The Fall

Favorite films of 2007: There Will Be Blood, Across The Universe, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Black Snake Moan

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#9 of 329 george kaplan

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Posted February 17 2003 - 12:38 AM

I'll nominate:

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Great Race

I'll second:

National Lampoon's Vacation

I'll third:

Smokey & the Bandit
Speed
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#10 of 329 SteveGon

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Posted February 17 2003 - 12:58 AM

I'll nominate:

Highway 61
It Happened One Night


I'd nominate Cold Fever, but what would be the point? Posted Image

I'll second:

Death Race 2000
The Straight Story


I'll third:

The Road Warrior

#11 of 329 Walter Kittel

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Posted February 17 2003 - 01:16 AM

Nominate:
Duel
Easy Rider
Five Easy Pieces
Vanishing Point

Second:
It Happened One Night

Third:
The Straight Story

- Walter.

Fidelity to the source should always be the goal for Blu-ray releases.

#12 of 329 LukeB

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Posted February 17 2003 - 02:18 AM

Nominate
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Midnight Run
Speed


#13 of 329 george kaplan

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Posted February 17 2003 - 02:29 AM

I'll second:

Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Duel

I'll third:

It Happened One Night
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#14 of 329 ChuckDeLa

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Posted February 17 2003 - 03:02 AM

Tempted to nominate Aguirre... does a river count as a road? Posted Image

Nominate:
Lost in America
Wild Strawberries
The Seventh Seal
My Own Private Idaho

Second:
Easy Rider
Midnight Run

Third:
Duel
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles


other suggestions:
The Hidden Fortress
Lolita
Deconstructing Harry
The Lady Vanishes (do trains count?)
The Wizard of Oz?

#15 of 329 Rob Tomlin

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Posted February 17 2003 - 03:07 AM

Third: Midnight Run
For ordinary men, it's a burning, fiery furnace.

#16 of 329 ErikG

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Posted February 17 2003 - 03:28 AM

Luke, Speed had already been nominated, so you get that nom back.

Chuck, I'd prefer we kept to the pavement. Posted Image
No shirt
No shoes
NOO dice!

#17 of 329 Lew Crippen

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Posted February 17 2003 - 05:54 AM

Nominate:

La Strada
Thunder Road
The Samurai Trioligy



Second:

Wild Strawberries
The Seventh Seal



Third
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
¡Time is not my master!

#18 of 329 SteveGon

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Posted February 17 2003 - 06:00 AM

I'll second La Strada and Thunder Road. Need to rewatch the Samurai trilogy.

I'll third Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal.

#19 of 329 ChuckDeLa

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Posted February 17 2003 - 06:13 AM

another suggestion: The Muppet Movie

#20 of 329 Brook K

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Posted February 17 2003 - 06:33 AM

3rd Easy Rider

2nd Five Easy Pieces

Nominate
Sullivan's Travels
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Ballad Of A Soldier
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
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