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#1 of 293 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted March 28 2005 - 02:00 AM

The List

Amelie
A Nous La Liberte
Au Revoir, Les Enfants
Beauty and the Beast
Betty Blue
The Big Blue
Bob Le Flambeur
Bon Voyage
Breathless
Casque D'Or
Children of Paradise
The City of Lost Children
Claire's Knee
Code Unknown
The Crime of Monsieur Lange
Cyrano de Bergerac '90
Diabolique
Diary of a Country Priest
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Eyes Without a Face
The 400 Blows - WINNER
Grand Illusion
Intimate Strangers
Irreversible
Jean de Florette
Jules and Jim
L'Atalante
La Belle Noiseuse
Le Cercle Rouge
Le Corbeau
Le Jour Se Leve
Le Million
Le Samourai
Le Trou
Manon of the Spring
M. Hulot's Holiday
Mon Oncle
My Mother's Castle
My Father's Glory
Orpheus
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Pepe le Moko
The Piano Teacher
Playtime
Port of Shadows
Quai Des Orfevres
Rififi
Rosetta
The Rules of the Game
Shoot the Piano Player
Small Change
Swimming Pool
Three Colors: Blue
Three Colors: Red
Time of the Wolf
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi
The Triplets of Belleville
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Under the Roofs of Paris
Vagabond
A Very Long Engagement
The Wages of Fear
The Wild Child
With a Friend Like Harry


#2 of 293 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted March 28 2005 - 02:19 AM

Les Quatre cents coups À bout de souffle Les Enfants du paradis La Grande illusion

#3 of 293 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted March 28 2005 - 02:25 AM

2nd With a Friend Like Harry [Haven't seen the other 3, they all look great]

#4 of 293 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted March 28 2005 - 03:30 AM

second 400 blows, grand illusion, and children of paradise nominate rules of the game, crime of monsieur lange port of shadows zero de conduite
 

#5 of 293 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted March 28 2005 - 03:57 AM

Nominate:
Code Unknown
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Three Colours: Blue
The Piano Teacher

       

#6 of 293 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted March 28 2005 - 04:32 AM

Nominate: M. Hulot's Holiday Rififi Diabolique Mon Oncle
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#7 of 293 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted March 28 2005 - 08:08 AM

Second
Code Unknown
Mon Oncle


Trying for some different picks rather than the same old:
Nominate
Casque D'Or
Autumn Tale
Intimate Strangers
The Mother And The Whore

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+

#8 of 293 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted March 28 2005 - 01:22 PM

Second:

Three Colors: Blue
Port of Shadows
Intimate Strangers
Casque D'Or


#9 of 293 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted March 28 2005 - 01:36 PM

Updated.
They're all great, especially La Belle Noiseuse (unless you'd be offended by copious Emmanuelle Beart nudity...) Some films here I want to see: Code Unknown, Zero for Conduct.

#10 of 293 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted March 28 2005 - 02:33 PM

Yeah, I'll also take another contemporary entry to make it more interesting --- second Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Piano Teacher and The Rules of the Game.

#11 of 293 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted March 29 2005 - 12:32 AM

Four more noms and seconds for everyone.

Second:

Rififi
Diabolique


Nominate:

Vagabond
Cyrano de Bergerac '90
All the Mornings of the World
Au Revoir, Les Enfants


#12 of 293 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted March 29 2005 - 01:48 AM

Steve, et. al.—a quick note to apologize, but I’ll not be able to participate in the nomination process as much as I might like. We are in the midst of packing and moving—so between the movers, the cats and taking care of all of our last minute minutiae barely have enough time so scan the recent posts. Things may return to normal in a week or two.
¡Time is not my master!

#13 of 293 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted March 29 2005 - 01:50 AM

I will take time to

Second:
M. Hulot’s Holiday

and

Nominate:

The Passion of Joan of Arc
Playtime

¡Time is not my master!

#14 of 293 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted March 29 2005 - 02:08 AM

I'll second Playtime and nominate Amelie
"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 293 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted March 29 2005 - 03:52 AM

I'll 2nd Vagabond I'll nominate Perceval Le Gallois Humanite On The Run: The Trilogy - Lucas Belvaux Red Lights The last 2 years have been very strong for French cinema. Lots of really, really good movies. 3-4 of my top 10 from last year are French and I haven't even seen stuff like A Very Long Engagement, Triple Agent, or Godard's last two which have been well regarded.
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#16 of 293 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted March 29 2005 - 06:17 AM

While I love French films, my knowledge is very limited compared to many of you here. However, I'd like to nominate the following (and vote down the line if by chance there are any matchups I've seen):

Nominate:

Three Colors: Red
Le Trou
Purple Noon
La Séparation

#17 of 293 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted March 29 2005 - 07:27 AM

I'll second Le Trou
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+

#18 of 293 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted March 29 2005 - 05:51 PM

Nominate:
Betty Blue
A Nous la Liberté
The Big Blue
Rosetta


Second:
Time of the Wolf
Au Revoir, Les Enfants

       

#19 of 293 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted March 29 2005 - 05:55 PM

second Passion of Joan of Arc.
 

#20 of 293 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted March 30 2005 - 05:30 AM

I'll 2nd A Nous La Liberte Rosetta (though I thought Rosetta was Belgian? as in "The Sprouts", "Let's not call them anything, let's just ignore them" or my favorite "I couldn't think of anything more derogatory than Belgian")
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+