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#1 of 408 OFFLINE   Brian Kissinger

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Posted April 14 2003 - 09:19 AM

**********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."
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#2 of 408 OFFLINE   ChuckDeLa

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Posted April 14 2003 - 09:22 AM

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

#3 of 408 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted April 14 2003 - 09:28 AM

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

#4 of 408 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted April 14 2003 - 09:40 AM

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

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#5 of 408 OFFLINE   Dheiner

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Posted April 14 2003 - 09:57 AM

American Psycho
Duck Soup
Fried Green Tomatoes
Steel Magnolias
The Green Bay Packers
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#6 of 408 OFFLINE   Matt Pelham

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Posted April 14 2003 - 10:01 AM

Pulp Fiction
Sullivan's Travels
Rocky
Troll 2

#7 of 408 OFFLINE   ErikG

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Posted April 14 2003 - 10:04 AM

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

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#8 of 408 OFFLINE   Rain

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Posted April 14 2003 - 10:25 AM

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

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#9 of 408 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted April 14 2003 - 10:38 AM

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

#10 of 408 OFFLINE   Brian Kissinger

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Posted April 14 2003 - 11:10 AM

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.Posted Image

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


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#11 of 408 OFFLINE   Mike Hutman

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Posted April 14 2003 - 11:52 AM

My Picks are

Red Dawn
Shallow Grave
Clerks
Play it to the Bone

#12 of 408 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted April 14 2003 - 12:13 PM

1. Rear Window

2. The Apartment

3. To Have & Have Not

4. Titanic
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#13 of 408 OFFLINE   Gabe D

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Posted April 14 2003 - 12:25 PM

1. Psycho
2. Raising Arizona
3. Raging Bull
4. Lone Star

#14 of 408 OFFLINE   Brad Porter

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Posted April 14 2003 - 12:50 PM

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

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#15 of 408 OFFLINE   Brian Kissinger

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Posted April 14 2003 - 03:36 PM

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.Posted Image


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



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#16 of 408 OFFLINE   Angelo.M

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Posted April 14 2003 - 03:48 PM


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


#17 of 408 OFFLINE   Ric Bagoly

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Posted April 14 2003 - 05:20 PM

1.Easy Rider
2.Up In Smoke
3.The Doors
4.E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
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#18 of 408 OFFLINE   Rand

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Posted April 15 2003 - 01:26 AM

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

#19 of 408 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted April 15 2003 - 01:48 AM

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
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#20 of 408 OFFLINE   Brian Kissinger

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Posted April 15 2003 - 06:42 AM

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.
"DO NOT float above me while I'm dying in the abyss!"