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BFI Tournament - The Greatest BRITISH films


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#21 of 391 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted October 06 2003 - 10:05 PM

Sorry Brook, I missed that.
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#22 of 391 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted October 06 2003 - 11:38 PM

MASTER LIST

Alfie
Barry Lyndon
The Belles of St. Trinian's
Billy Liar
Black Narcissus
Blow Up
Brassed Off
Brazil
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Brief Encounter
Brighton Rock
Caravaggio
Carry On Up The Khyber
Chariots of Fire
Chicken Run
A Clockwork Orange
The Commitments
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover *
The Cruel Sea
The Crying Game
The Dam Busters
Darling
The Day of the Jackal
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Doctor Zhivago
Dr. No
Don't Look Now
The Draughtsman's Contract
Educating Rita
Elizabeth
The English Patient
Far From the Madding Crowd
Fires Were Started
A Fish Called Wanda
Four Weddings And A Funeral
The Full Monty
Gandhi
Genevieve
Get Carter
The Go-Between
Goldfinger
Goodbye Mr. Chips
Great Expectations
Gregory's Girl
Hamlet
A Hard Day's Night
Henry V (1944)
Hope and Glory
If....
I Know Where I’m Going
I'm All Right Jack
In Which We Serve
The Ipcress File
The Italian Job
Kes
The Killing Fields
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Ladykillers
The Lady Vanishes
The Lavender Hill Mob
Lawrence of Arabia
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Life is Sweet
Local Hero
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
The Long Good Friday
The Madness of King George
A Man For All Seasons
The Man in the White Suit
A Matter of Life and Death
Mona Lisa
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python's Life of Brian
My Beautiful Laundrette
My Left Foot
My Name is Joe
Nil By Mouth
Odd Man Out
Oliver!
Oliver Twist
Passport to Pimlico
Peeping Tom
Performance
The Railway Children
The Red Shoes
The Remains of the Day
Room at the Top
A Room With A View
The Ruling Class
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Secrets & Lies
Sense and Sensibility
The Servant
Shakespeare in Love
Small Faces
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
A Taste of Honey
The Third Man
The 39 Steps
This Sporting Life
Tom Jones
Trainspotting
2001: A Space Odyssey
Whisky Galore!
The Wicker Man
Withnail and I
Women in Love
Zulu


19 spots open

Nominations

Alien
Blackmail *
Britannia Hospital
Contraband
The Devils
Dr. Strangelove *
49th Parallel
The Haunting (1963)
Help!
Horror of Dracula *
How To Succeed In Advertising *
The Innocents *
I See A Dark Stranger
A Kid for Two Farthings
The Mission
Night of the Demon
O Lucky Man! *
A Passage to India *
Pink Floyd: The Wall *
Scrooge (1951) *

* needs a third

Once 2 more people use their automatic (see post #14) I'll hand out more noms, seconds & thirds.
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#23 of 391 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted October 06 2003 - 11:55 PM

Second:

Alien
Brittania Hospital
The Haunting
Help!


Third:

Dr. Strangelove
How to Get Ahead (?) in Advertising
The Innocents
Pink Floyd: The Wall


EDIT: If Time Bandits qualifies, please consider that my "auto-pick". If not someone else can have it.

#24 of 391 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted October 07 2003 - 04:23 AM

I'll 3rd Horror of Dracula
       

#25 of 391 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted October 07 2003 - 10:31 AM

Scott

I counted Time Bandits as one of your 4 noms. You have to use up all of the noms before you get an auto.

5 more nominations for everyone & unlimited seconds & thirds


List updated

Nominations

Alien *
Blackmail *
Britannia Hospital *
Contraband
The Devils
Dr. Strangelove *
49th Parallel
The Haunting (1963) *
Help! *
How To Succeed In Advertising *
The Innocents *
I See A Dark Stranger
A Kid for Two Farthings
The Mission
Night of the Demon
O Lucky Man! *
A Passage to India *
Pink Floyd: The Wall *
Scrooge (1951) *
Time Bandits
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#26 of 391 OFFLINE   MartinTeller

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Posted October 07 2003 - 11:32 AM

Nominate:
Wish You Were Here

#27 of 391 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted October 07 2003 - 04:25 PM

Second:

Night of the Demon
Time Bandits


Third:

Britannia Hospital
The Haunting
Scrooge


Nominate:

The Asphyx
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Dead of Night
Lair of the White Worm
Quatermass and the Pit


#28 of 391 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted October 07 2003 - 11:51 PM

I'll nominate

Yellow Submarine
From Russia With Love
Gaslight
The Horse's Mouth
The Mouse That Roared
"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.

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#29 of 391 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted October 07 2003 - 11:56 PM

More nominations

And Now for Something Completely Different
The Collector
Curse of Frankenstein
The Elephant Man
The Hit (1984)
Jason and the Argonauts
The Man Who Would Be King
Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General
The Mummy (1959)
Night Train to Munich
Quatermass II: Enemy from Space
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Straw Dogs
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Village of the Damned (1960)
Watership Down



I'll second
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Dead of Night
From Russia With Love
Lair of the White Worm
Quatermass and the Pit
49th Parallel
The Mission


I'll third
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Time Bandits

Current nominations


Alien *
And Now for Something Completely Different
The Asphyx
Blackmail *
The Collector
Contraband
Curse of Frankenstein
The Day the Earth Caught Fire *
Dead of Night *
The Devils
Dr. Strangelove *
The Elephant Man
49th Parallel *
From Russia With Love *
Gaslight
Help! *
The Hit (1984)
The Horse's Mouth
How To Succeed In Advertising *
The Innocents *
I See A Dark Stranger
Jason and the Argonauts
A Kid for Two Farthings
Lair of the White Worm *
The Man Who Would Be King
Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General
The Mission *
The Mouse That Roared
The Mummy (1959)
Night of the Demon *
Night Train to Munich
O Lucky Man! *
A Passage to India *
Quatermass and the Pit *
Quatermass II: Enemy from Space
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Straw Dogs
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Village of the Damned (1960)
Watership Down
Wish You Were Here
Yellow Submarine



* seconded & in need of a third
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#30 of 391 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted October 08 2003 - 01:06 AM

I'll second:

The Collector
The Hit
The Horse's Mouth
The Man Who Would Be King
The Mouse That Roared
Quatermass II
Straw Dogs
Village of the Damned
Watership Down
Wish You Were Here


I'll third:

Alien
Dr. Strangelove
From Russia With Love


#31 of 391 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted October 08 2003 - 01:36 AM

I'll admit to having lost track of the number of 2nds and 3rds I have, but assuming I still have some,

I'll second Night Train to Munich
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

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#32 of 391 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted October 08 2003 - 02:41 AM

I’m in a holding pattern. Used all my noms and seconds. And unless I can use my thirds for films I’ve already nominated or seconded, I’m stalled.
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#33 of 391 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted October 08 2003 - 03:41 AM

Are Straw Dogs, Alien, and The Elephant Man British movies? Just because a movie has a British director doesn't make it British. Ditto just because a movie was filmed in England. Weren't these fully financed by American studios/sources?

2nd
The Yellow Submarine

3rd
The Horses Mouth

Nominate
Wonderland
Ratcatcher
Metroland
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
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#34 of 391 OFFLINE   PhilipG

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Posted October 08 2003 - 04:19 AM

I'd like to nominate

Carry On Cruising
Carry On Cleo
Sexy Beast
The Devil Rides Out

I will second:
The Mummy ('59)
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Curse of Frankenstein

I will third:
Watership Down
Night of the Demon
Straw Dogs *

* British film? If you're going by financing, then Judge Dredd is a British film. (a lot of people are kicking themselves for not knowing that earlier, I bet)

#35 of 391 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted October 08 2003 - 04:38 AM

Well, to me Straw Dogs is a Sam Peckinpah film not a British one. Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia isn't a Mexican film. Cross of Iron isn't a German film. Straw Dogs was mostly bankrolled by ABC. I would just like to know what makes it British other than locale?

Does that mean that Gangs of New York or Minnelli's Two Weeks In Another Town are Italian because they were filmed at Cinecitta? Are we going to call From Hell a British film because it takes place in London?
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#36 of 391 OFFLINE   PhilipG

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Posted October 08 2003 - 05:07 AM

Straw Dogs was filmed and set in Britain with a 99% British Cast (okay, so Dustin Hoffman was the other 1%, big deal Posted Image ).

I wouldn't judge the "nationality" of a film by its financers alone, or its director, but by a proper weighting of the nationalities of its financers, director(s), writer(s), crew, cast and location. IMHO Straw Dogs qualifies as a British film. It's somewhat irrelevant anyway, because as good as it is, there's no way it's going to win this tournament, considering what it's up against. Posted Image

#37 of 391 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted October 08 2003 - 05:53 AM

OK, I’ll try some of my original suggestions.

Nominate:

Man of Aran
Nanook of the North
2001
Eyes Wide Shut


The later too as I never noticed a ruling on their inadmissibility..


Third:

A Passage to India
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#38 of 391 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted October 08 2003 - 07:49 AM

I'm a bit confused Lew, since I've already thirded 2001, since someone else had seconded it. Posted Image
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#39 of 391 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted October 08 2003 - 08:50 AM

:b: I’m the one that was confused George. I made a faulty assumption on the collating sequence, believing that numbers came first. So when I did not see 2001 at the top of the list, I thought that somehow it had been overlooked.

Little did I suspect that Jim would cleverly make the collating sequence for numbers as though they were spelled out words (nothing wrong with this, just surprising), so finding it around ‘Trainspotting’ was unexpected.

Actually I think that I’ve been confused on this whole tourney. Perhaps it is due to driving on the other side of the road. Posted Image
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#40 of 391 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted October 08 2003 - 09:14 AM

Fair enough Phillip

I'll 2nd Sexy Beast
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