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#1 of 83 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted July 28 2004 - 05:17 PM

There are tons of great films based on religous elements, and I've been wanting to do another tourney for a while now, so I'm starting this one. We need 32 films (if people want to go higher, we may), and I've already placed a limited amount of my favorites on the list. Everyone at the time being gets 4 noms, seconds, and thirds.


The List

*Andrei Rublev*
Angel Heart
Ben-Hur
*Black Narcissus*
*Breaking Waves*
Day of Wrath
Devil and Daniel Webster, The
Dogma
Exorcist, The
Exorcist III: Legion
Frailty
Inherit the Wind
It's a Wonderful Life
Keeping the Faith
Kundun
Last Temptation of Christ, The
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
*Night of the Hunter*
Omen, The
Passion of Joan of Arc, The
Passion of the Christ, The
Prince of Darkness
*Rapture, The*
Rosemary's Baby
Saved!
*Seventh Seal, The*
Stand, The
*Ten Commandments, The* (1956)
Through a Glass Darkly
Wicker Man, The
*Winter Light*

Noms

The Apostle
Bells of St. Mary's, The
Bishop's Wife, The
Deadly Blessings
Elmer Gantry
The First Power
God Told Me To
Going My Way
Heavens Above!
Michael
Milky Way, The
Scrooge
(1951)
Sister Act
South Park: BLU
Taste of Cherry, A
Third Miracle, The


Seconded

Bishop's Wife, The
Diary of a Country Priest
Dogville
Gospel According to St. Matthew, The
Jazz Singer, The
1927
Magdalene Sisters, The
Ordet
Pi
Robe, The
Scrooge


#2 of 83 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted July 28 2004 - 05:48 PM

Well as long as religious commentary is kept out, it might work.

Nominate:

The Gospel According to St. Matthew
The Last Temptation of Christ

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#3 of 83 OFFLINE   Andrew_Sch

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Posted July 28 2004 - 06:05 PM

Nominate Ben-Hur.
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#4 of 83 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted July 28 2004 - 06:46 PM

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Well as long as religious commentary is kept out, it might work.

Of course. This isn't anything new. Religion based films get discussed all the time, the most notable one lately being the lengthy Passion thread in the Movies section. I trust that like in the majority of these past threads, participants won't be disrespectful or break forum guidelines. I think this has the potential to be an interesting tourney, and would hate for bickering to ruin it, and that's assuming if there's enough participants to begin with. Posted Image

#5 of 83 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted July 28 2004 - 10:18 PM

Second:

Ben-Hur

Nominate:

Going My Way
Sister Act
The Bells of St. Mary's
Keeping the Faith

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#6 of 83 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 29 2004 - 01:03 AM

Nominate:

The Passion of Joan of Arc
Through a Glass Darkly
Heavens Above!
Inherit the Wind


Second:

The Last Temptation of Christ
Keeping the Faith


Third:

Ben-Hur


Suggestions: *

The Song of Bernadette
Whistle Down the Wind
The Milky Way
The Seventh Seal
Black Narcissus
The Apostle
Ordet
The Third Miracle
Monty Python's Life of Brian
(duh)

* I need to watch some of these again.

#7 of 83 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted July 29 2004 - 03:08 AM

I'll second Inherit the Wind.

I'll also second Posted Image, unofficially, some of Steve's suggestions, namely Life of Brian and The Seventh Seal, and also suggest Python's Meaning of Life.
"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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#8 of 83 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted July 29 2004 - 04:45 AM

Quote:
There are tons of great films based on religous elements
do they HAVE to be great films? Posted Image if not, i nominate the not-so-great-but-sometimes-funny Dogma.

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#9 of 83 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 29 2004 - 05:25 AM

Good idea Justin!

Third
The Last Temptation of Christ

2nd
The Gospel According To St. Matthew
Through A Glass Darkly
The Passion Of Joan Of Arc


Nominate
Ordet
Winter Light
Andrei Rublev
Dogville
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#10 of 83 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 29 2004 - 06:50 AM

Second:

Andrei Rublev
Dogma
Winter Light


#11 of 83 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted July 29 2004 - 08:22 AM

Posted Image for the idea Justin.


Nominate:

Day of Wrath
Night of the Hunter
The Seventh Seal
Black Narcissus



Second:

Ordet


Third:

Andrei Rublev
Through a Glass Darkly
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Winter Light

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#12 of 83 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted July 29 2004 - 08:42 AM

Nominate:

Monty Python's The Life of Brian

Second:

The Seventh Seal
Dogville

Third:

Dogma
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#13 of 83 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted July 29 2004 - 09:38 AM

I'll second:

Life of Brian

and third:

The Seventh Seal
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

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#14 of 83 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted July 29 2004 - 07:36 PM

Looks like we're up to 22. 3 more noms, seconds, and thirds for those that have participated thus far. Posted Image

#15 of 83 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted July 29 2004 - 08:12 PM

Surely someone will third The Gospel According to St Matthew. Posted Image
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#16 of 83 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 30 2004 - 01:13 AM

Nominate:

The Apostle
The Milky Way
The Third Miracle



Second:

Black Narcissus
Day of Wrath


(just realized I'd previously seconded one too many films so I'm even now)


Third:

Monty Python's Life of Brian


Two thirds left. The Gospel According to St. Matthew is still on my lengthy to-see list. Posted Image

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Posted July 30 2004 - 01:46 AM

Third:
Day Of Wrath

Second:
Night Of The Hunter

Nominate:
It's A Wonderful Life
Diary Of A Country Priest
Breaking The Waves
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Posted July 30 2004 - 02:33 AM

Nominate:

The Bishop's Wife
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Scrooge (1951)


Second:

It's a Wonderful Life
"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...

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Posted July 30 2004 - 03:36 AM

1. Ben Hur
2. The Robe
3. Jesus of Nazareth
4. The Ten Commandments
5. The Passion
6. Defending Your Life
7. Bruce Almighty
8. King of Kings
9. The Greatest Story Ever Told
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#20 of 83 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted July 30 2004 - 09:54 AM

Second:


Diary of a Country Priest

Breaking the Waves
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