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It's elementary, my dear Watson - a mystery movies tournament


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#1 of 285 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 10 2004 - 01:13 AM

Welcome to the Mystery Movies Tournament!

The List

    [*]And Then There Were None[*]Bad Day at Black Rock[*]The Big Sleep[*]Body Double[*]Body Heat[*]Blue Velvet[*]Charade[*]Chinatown[*]The Conversation[*]Cube[*]Cure[*]Don't Look Now[*]Double Indemnity[*]Dressed to Kill '80[*]Frenzy[*]Gaslight '44[*]Gosford Park[*]High and Low[*]The Hound of the Baskervilles '59[*]The Killers '46[*]L.A. Confidential[*]The Lady Vanishes[*]Last Year at Marienbad[*]Laura[*]Le Corbeau[*]Les Diaboliques[*]Lone Star[*]Lost Highway[*]The Maltese Falcon[*]The Man Who Knew Too Much '56[*]Memento[*]Murder on the Orient Express[*]Mulholland Dr.[*]Murder By Death[*]North By Northwest[*]Once Upon a Time in America[*]Out of the Past[*]Picnic at Hanging Rock[*]Phenomena[*]The Postman Always Rings Twice[*]Profondo Rosso (Deep Red)[*]Rashomon[*]Rear Window[*]Rebecca[*]Se7en[*]Shadow of a Doubt[*]The Silence of the Lambs[*]Sleuth[*]Sorry, Wrong Number[*]Spellbound[*]The Spiral Staircase[*]Stray Dog[*]Suspicion[*]Swimming Pool[*]Tenebrae[*]The Thin Man[*]The Third Man[*]The 39 Steps[*]The Usual Suspects[*]The Vanishing[*]Vertigo[*]Who Framed Roger Rabbit?[*]The Wicker Man[*]Witness for the Proscecution


#2 of 285 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted May 10 2004 - 01:31 AM

A fine idea Steve. My first thought I already know pushes the envolope, so I will not nominate Citizen Kane. I’m happy to have you toss any of my noms that don’t fit your definition.

Vertigo

Touch of Evil
—often called the greatest ‘B’ movie ever made—personally I put it on the ‘A’ list.

The Cabinet of Dr. Calagri—toss this if you don’t think it a mystry.

Chinatown
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#3 of 285 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 10 2004 - 02:32 AM

Not sure about Caligari as my memory of it is too foggy (I've had the DVD for ages but haven't gotten around to watching it). Perhaps someone else can chime in on it.

I'm nominating the 1959 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

I just got the new DVDs of the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles - I'm gonna watch 'em today after I take my mommy out for a belated Mother's Day dinner. Posted Image

Edit: also nominating The Third Man. Posted Image

#4 of 285 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted May 10 2004 - 02:43 AM

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Edit: also nominating The Third Man.

My main reason for not nominating this was that I would not have wanted to be responsible for you not having the privilege.

Second:

The Third Man


I’ll also withdraw my nomination of The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari, as when I think about it, any mystery is beside the point.

Nominate:

High and Low
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#5 of 285 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 10 2004 - 05:16 AM

Nominate:

Rear Window
The Thin Man
The Maltese Falcon
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

(I'd love to nominate dozens more)

Second:

Chinatown
Vertigo
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

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#6 of 285 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 10 2004 - 05:48 AM

Lew, good call on High and Low. Posted Image

George, you may get more noms, depending on how many participants we get.

My last two noms:

And Then There Were None
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes



Edit: seconding High and Low and The Thin Man.

#7 of 285 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted May 10 2004 - 09:22 AM

Nominate:

I'll try a couple of recent films.

Memento
Mulholland Drive


Second:

Rear Window
The Maltese Falcon

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#8 of 285 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted May 10 2004 - 10:28 AM

Third:

The Maltese Falcon
Rear Window

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#9 of 285 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 10 2004 - 10:28 AM

I won't even bother with Nominating any Hitchcock as they'll get in anyway - as they should

Rashômon
Bad Day at Black Rock
The Wicker Man
Profondo rosso


I'll be back later to second & third some of the more obscure films. Posted Image


Oh & here's some suggestions (don't want any to get overlooked) Posted Image


North by Northwest
Se7en
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse
Rebecca
Charade
Suspicion
Double Indemnity
The Big Sleep
Les Diaboliques
A Shot in the Dark
Seconds
Sleuth
The Conversation
Angel Heart
JFK
The Fugitive
L.A. Confidential
Dark City
El Espinazo del diablo
The Game
The Sixth Sense

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#10 of 285 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 10 2004 - 11:19 AM

Added Blue Velvet and Gaslight (1944) to the noms list (need to rewatch the 1940 version).

#11 of 285 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted May 10 2004 - 11:42 AM

Nominate:

Laura (1944)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Lone Star (1996)

- Walter.

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#12 of 285 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted May 10 2004 - 01:29 PM

Nominate:
Body Double
Les Diaboliques
Murder on the Orient Express
Once Upon a Time in America


Second:
The Wicker Man
Mulholland Dr.
Blue Velvet
Don't Look Now


Third:
Chinatown
Vertigo

       

#13 of 285 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted May 10 2004 - 02:18 PM

Seconding:

Lone Star
Memento

#14 of 285 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 10 2004 - 02:30 PM

Second:

Laura
The Big Sleep
"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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#15 of 285 OFFLINE   John C. Wilson

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Posted May 10 2004 - 02:39 PM

Nominate:

Out of the Past
North by Northwest
The Killers (1946)
The 39 Steps

Second:

Bad Day at Black Rock
Diabolique
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Third:

The Big Sleep
Laura
The Thin Man

#16 of 285 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 10 2004 - 04:38 PM

I'll 3rd
The Wicker Man
High And Low
Mulholland Dr.
Lone Star

I'll 2nd
Profondo Rosso
Body Double
The Killers
Out Of The Past

I'll Nominate:
Picnic At Hanging Rock
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Alphaville
The Big Lebowski
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#17 of 285 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted May 10 2004 - 08:19 PM

I third:

Blue Velvet
Don't Look Now
Diabolique
Memento

I second:

Picnic at Hanging Rock

I nominate:

Se7en
Lost Highway
Nature of the Beast
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

#18 of 285 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 10 2004 - 11:55 PM

Justin, I'm going to ixnay Paradise Lost - I'd rather stick to fictional films.

Some good, offbeat choices (Picnic at Hanging Rock), though I'm surprised at the lack of more traditional mystery flicks.

Nominating:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Murder By Death
Sleuth


Everyone who's participated thus far can have four more noms, secs, and thirds. Posted Image

#19 of 285 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 11 2004 - 12:42 AM

Nominate:

Double Indemnity
Charade
The Lady Vanishes
The Postman Always Rings Twice

Second:

Gaslight
Murder by Death
North by Northwest
The 39 Steps

Third:

Bad Day at Black Rock
The Killers
Out of the Past
The Third Man

"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...

#20 of 285 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted May 11 2004 - 01:47 AM

Nominate:

Body Heat
L’Avventura
The Killers
The Lady Vanishes
The Element of Crime



Second:

Alphaville
The Killers
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
North by Northwest
Rashomon
Murder on the Orient Express
The 39 Steps



Third:

Bad Day at Black Rock
Picnic at Hanging Rock

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