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The Thirties Vs. The Forties - A Movie Tournament


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#1 of 248 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 29 2005 - 01:05 AM

The Thirties

The Adventures of Robin Hood
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Blue Angel
The Bride of Frankenstein
Bringing Up Baby
City Lights
Duck Soup
42nd Street
Frankenstein
Freaks
Gone With the Wind
Grand Hotel
Grand Illusion
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
It Happened One Night
King Kong
The Lady Vanishes
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
M
Modern Times
Mutiny on the Bounty
My Man Godfrey
Pepe Le Moko
The Roaring Twenties
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
The Thin Man
The 39 Steps
Trouble in Paradise
The Wizard of Oz



The Forties

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Adam's Rib
Beauty and the Beast
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Bicycle Thief
The Big Sleep
Brief Encounter
Casablanca****
Citizen Kane****
Day of Wrath
Double Indemnity****
Dumbo
Hail the Conquering Hero
How Green Was My Valley
It's a Wonderful Life
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Maltese Falcon
A Matter of Life and Death
Meet Me in St. Louis
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Notorious
Odd Man Out
Out of the Past
The Philadelphia Story
The Shop Around the Corner
Stray Dog
Sullivan's Travels
The Third Man
The Wolf Man
Yankee Doodle Dandy


#2 of 248 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 29 2005 - 04:27 AM

Great idea!

I'll nominate:

30s:

Duck Soup
Modern Times

40s:

Casablanca
It's a Wonderful Life
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

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#3 of 248 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 29 2005 - 05:35 AM

2nd
It's a Wonderful Life

Nominate
30's
The Blue Angel
The Bride of Frankenstein

40's
Stray Dog
Hail the Conquering Hero
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+

#4 of 248 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 29 2005 - 06:42 AM

Second Stray Dog and Hail the Conquering Hero (just got the R2 DVD).

#5 of 248 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted August 29 2005 - 06:56 AM

Nominate:

30's
City Lights
M

40's
Citizen Kane
The Third Man

Second
Casablanca


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#6 of 248 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 29 2005 - 07:07 AM

Walter, The Third Man was already nominated.

#7 of 248 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted August 29 2005 - 07:22 AM

Doh! Should've have figured that it would be one of your automatics for any 40's tournament. Posted Image

I'll substitute Out of the Past.

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#8 of 248 OFFLINE   Marc Fedderman

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Posted August 29 2005 - 07:30 AM

Nominate:

30's:
Bringing Up Baby
Beau Geste

40's:
The Philadelphia Story
Dumbo

Second:

30's:
Duck Soup
The Bride of Frankenstein

40's:
Citizen Kane

#9 of 248 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 29 2005 - 03:00 PM

Second:

Bringing Up Baby
The Philadelphia Story
"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...

#10 of 248 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 29 2005 - 05:42 PM

2nd
Out of the Past
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+

#11 of 248 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 30 2005 - 01:32 AM

30s seconds: The Blue Angel and M

Two more noms and secs per decade for everyone who has participated thus far.

I'll nominate:

30s: The Adventures of Robin Hood and Pepe Le Moko

40s: Odd Man Out and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

#12 of 248 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 30 2005 - 02:02 AM

2nd
Robin Hood

Nom
30's
Love Me Tonight
42nd Street

40's
Meet Me In St. Louis
The Red Shoes
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+

#13 of 248 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted August 30 2005 - 02:51 AM

Nominate:

30s
All Quiet On The Western Front
My Man Godfrey

40s
Double Indemnity
Brief Encounter


Second:

30s
Modern Times

40s
The Third Man
Meet Me In St. Louis

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#14 of 248 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 30 2005 - 04:42 AM

Seconded Walter's noms.

#15 of 248 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 30 2005 - 06:13 AM

Nominate:

1930s:

The Wizard of Oz
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

1940s:

To Have & Have Not
Adam's Rib

Second:

1930s:

City Lights
Pepe Le Moko

1940s:

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
Dumbo
Odd Man Out
"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 248 OFFLINE   Marc Fedderman

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Posted August 30 2005 - 07:36 AM

Nominate:

30's:
Gone with the Wind
Frankenstein

40's:
Notorious
The Shop Around the Corner

Second:

30's:
The Wizard of Oz
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

#17 of 248 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 30 2005 - 08:55 AM

List updated. I think I'll cap the lists when we hit twenty films per decade - this won't be a conventionally-run tourney so there's no need to adhere to the usual numbers. So far we have thirteen 30s films and fourteen 40s films. Keep 'em coming!

Edit: come tomorrow morning, everyone who's partipated thus far gets two more noms and secs per decade.

#18 of 248 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted August 30 2005 - 09:02 AM

Using a previous day's second:

Notorious

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#19 of 248 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 31 2005 - 12:50 AM

As promised, two more noms and secs per decade for everyone. Posted Image

#20 of 248 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 31 2005 - 01:18 AM

2nd
The Wolf Man

Nom
30's
It Happened One Night
Freaks

40's
Day of Wrath
The Life and Death of Col. Blimp
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+