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BFI Tournament - The Greatest BRITISH films


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#1 of 391 Jim_K

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Posted October 06 2003 - 01:04 AM

The Greatest BRITISH (BFI) Film Tournament


I’ve included the BFI Top 100 film list, so we need 28 more films for a complete field.

Rules:

British films ONLY

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.


MASTER LIST

Black Narcissus
The Ladykillers
Lawrence of Arabia
Lord of the Flies (1963)
The Man in the White Suit
The Third Man
A Matter of Life and Death
The Red Shoes






4TH ROUND Winners

A Clockwork Orange
Hope and Glory
Horror of Dracula
Monty Python and the Holy Grail



Death before Streaming!


#2 of 391 SteveGon

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Posted October 06 2003 - 02:00 AM

Nominations:

Contraband
49th Parallel
I See A Dark Stranger
Odd Man Out


#3 of 391 Lew Crippen

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Posted October 06 2003 - 02:01 AM

Take these as suggestions or nominations or whatever—I have not order them so if are limited nominations, let us know and I’ll pare them down.

.I Know Where I’m Going

A Passage to India

2001: A Space Odyssey
(if it qualifies)

Barry Lyndon

Eyes Wide Shut
(see 2001)

Brief Encounter

Nanook of the North

Man of Aran

Belles of St. Trinian’s

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#4 of 391 MartinTeller

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Posted October 06 2003 - 02:36 AM

What's scary is that I've only seen 17 on the BFI list (maybe 18, can't remember if I've seen Draughtsman's Contract or not).

Nominate:
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Chicken Run


#5 of 391 Brook K

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Posted October 06 2003 - 04:12 AM

Nominate
The Ruling Class
Blackmail
How To Succeed In Advertising

2nd
I Know Where I'm Going!
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#6 of 391 Bill McA

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Posted October 06 2003 - 04:38 AM

Goody...I've seen 97 of those films Posted Image

Nominate:
The Devils
A Kid for Two Farthings
O Lucky Man!
Britannia Hospital


Who am I kidding...doubt many here have seen these!

I'll 2nd

Barry Lyndon
The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover
Eyes Wide Shut
if it qualifies for inclusion
2001: A Space Odyssey (ditto)


Other potential nominations...

Ladybird, Ladybird
The Mission
Naked
The War Zone
Sweet Sixteen
Georgie Girl
The Ruling Class
Ratcatcher
The Entertainer
Horror of Dracula
Equus
The Tales of Hoffman
The Company of Wolves
The Boyfriend
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Deep End
The Baby of Macon
Whistle Down the Wind
Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Our Mother's House
The Cement Garden
Edward II
King & Country

       

#7 of 391 george kaplan

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Posted October 06 2003 - 05:52 AM

I'll third 2001

I'll second

Chicken Run
Odd Man Out

I'll nominate

Help!
Blackmail
A Christmas Carol or Scrooge (1951)
Dr. Strangelove
"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...

#8 of 391 Lew Crippen

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Posted October 06 2003 - 06:27 AM

Second:
Scrooge
The Ruling Class
The Cook the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
How to Succeed in Advertising
Dr. Strangelove

¡Time is not my master!

#9 of 391 SteveGon

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Posted October 06 2003 - 06:37 AM

I'll second:

Brief Encounter
O Lucky Man!
:P)

I'll third:

Chicken Run
The Ruling Class


I'd third The Cook, the Thief... but it's already been seconded twice.

Two seconds and two thirds left.

Someone nominate Seance on a Wet Afternoon!

#10 of 391 MartinTeller

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Posted October 06 2003 - 06:58 AM

Brief Encounter is already on the BFI list.

#11 of 391 Jim_K

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Posted October 06 2003 - 09:22 AM

Lew,

Everyone gets 4 noms, seconds & thirds.

I took Lew's first 4 nominations only. So if you've seconded or thirded one of the others you still have those to use.


Nominations

Barry Lyndon *
Blackmail
Britannia Hospital
Contraband
The Devils
Dr. Strangelove *
49th Parallel
Help!
How To Succeed In Advertising *
I Know Where I’m Going *
I See A Dark Stranger
A Kid for Two Farthings
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Odd Man Out *
O Lucky Man! *
A Passage to India
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Scrooge (1951) *


* seconded & in need of a third
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#12 of 391 george kaplan

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Posted October 06 2003 - 09:59 AM

I'll second Monty Python & the Holy Grail
"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...

#13 of 391 Jim_K

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Posted October 06 2003 - 10:15 AM

Since we're getting close to Halloween here's some prime british Horror that I'll throw in the nomination pool.

Alien
The Haunting
Horror of Dracula
The Innocents
Night of the Demon

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#14 of 391 Jim_K

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Posted October 06 2003 - 11:40 AM

Bonus Time!!!!!!!!

The next 3 posters get 1 Automatic but there's a catch..........................


You only get the automatic once you've used up ALL of your noms, seconds & thirds. Posted Image
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#15 of 391 george kaplan

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Posted October 06 2003 - 12:16 PM

Well here I am to be one of the next 3 posters. After I've used up all of my noms, 2nds and 3rds I'll select my automatic. Posted Image
"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...

#16 of 391 Jim_K

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Posted October 06 2003 - 12:21 PM

Sorry George there's no guarantee by just marking your spot.

Squatters are discouraged here. Posted Image
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#17 of 391 Rob Tomlin

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Posted October 06 2003 - 03:09 PM

Second:

A Passage to India

Pink Floyd: The Wall


Third:

Odd Man Out

For ordinary men, it's a burning, fiery furnace.

#18 of 391 Rob Tomlin

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Posted October 06 2003 - 03:11 PM

And taking Bill's lead, I nominate:

The Mission

For ordinary men, it's a burning, fiery furnace.

#19 of 391 SteveGon

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Posted October 06 2003 - 03:32 PM

Okay, I have three seconds and two thirds left.

I'll second:

Barry Lyndon
Horror of Dracula
The Innocents


I'll third:

I Know Where I'm Going!
Monty Python and the Holy Grail


Automatic: Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Alas, it'll probably get thrown out.

#20 of 391 Brook K

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Posted October 06 2003 - 05:42 PM

I'll 2nd Blackmail, though actually I already nominated it and George's should count as the 2nd.

I'll 3rd Barry Lyndon
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+