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Mega-Tornament Blow-out: The Best Film of the Last 35 Years.


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#21 of 2583 OFFLINE   Vickie_M

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Posted September 22 2002 - 01:20 AM

[quote] Also, someone has nominated Lawrence of Arabia and another person has seconded it when the film was made in 1962, which excludes it from this tourney. [quote]

Oh right (duh)! I had 2 Seconds left, so that gives me a third Second.

NOMINATE:

Raising Arizona
Reds

SECOND:

Patton


That leaves me with 2 Seconds and 2 Thirds left.
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#22 of 2583 OFFLINE   ErikG

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Posted September 22 2002 - 04:41 AM

I'll second: Black Christmas The Hitcher The Fly Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Nominate: The Shawshank Redemption The Road Warrior Casino
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#23 of 2583 OFFLINE   Andrew_Sch

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Posted September 22 2002 - 07:11 AM

I'll second Patton , but wouldn't it be easier to save ourselves the trouble and just declare 2001 the winner now?Posted Image
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Posted September 22 2002 - 12:56 PM

Considering that there are 5 films eligible for this tournament that are better* than 2001, I'd say no. Posted Image

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#25 of 2583 OFFLINE   Steeve Bergeron

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Posted September 22 2002 - 03:13 PM

I don't think 2001: A Space Odyssey will win this tournament.

#26 of 2583 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted September 22 2002 - 03:30 PM

Nominate: - Almost Famous - Boogie Nights - Donnie Darko - Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Magnolia - Minority Report - The Princess and the Warrior - Reservoir Dogs - Run Lola Run Second: - Twelve Monkeys - Memento - Mulholland Dr. - Lost Highway - Brazil - Raising Arizona - Do The Right Thing Third: - Animal House - Eyes Wide Shut - Moulin Rouge - Planes, Trains & Automobiles

#27 of 2583 OFFLINE   Vickie_M

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Posted September 22 2002 - 04:10 PM

I'll SECOND Almost Famous and Magnolia.

I'll THIRD Twelve Monkeys and Mulholland Drive.

(that's it for my noms, 2nds & 3rds Posted Image )
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#28 of 2583 OFFLINE   Vickie_M

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Posted September 22 2002 - 04:12 PM

[quote] Andrew_Sch: I'll second Patton [quote]

I seconded Patton right before you, so you get that one back.
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#29 of 2583 OFFLINE   Stephen L

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Posted September 22 2002 - 04:18 PM

[quote] I don't think 2001: A Space Odyssey will win this tournament. [quote] Unfortunately I have a feeling it will Posted Image .

#30 of 2583 OFFLINE   Stephen L

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Posted September 22 2002 - 04:49 PM

Nominations Unforgiven Fargo L.A. Confidential The Usual Suspects E.T.the Extra-Terrestrial Glory Mad Max Close Encounters of the Third Kind Ghost Busters

#31 of 2583 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted September 22 2002 - 05:21 PM

Third Raising Arizona 2nd Three Colors: Blue Run Lola Run
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#32 of 2583 OFFLINE   Andrew_Sch

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Posted September 23 2002 - 07:29 AM

I'll second:
Unforgiven
Memento
Braveheart

Third:
LOTR:FOTR

Nominate:
The Big Lebowski
Trainspotting
A Simple Plan

BTW, Lawrence of Arabia is ineligible, as the tourney only goes back to 1967 and it was released in 1962.Posted Image
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#33 of 2583 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted September 23 2002 - 07:56 AM

Nominate: Eyes Wide Shut Monty Python and the Holy Grail The Ruling Class The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Second: The Princess Bride Fargo Third: Do the Right Thing
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#34 of 2583 OFFLINE   John Randolph

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Posted September 23 2002 - 10:07 AM

Everything's been updated - let me know if I made any mistakes.

#35 of 2583 OFFLINE   Vickie_M

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Posted September 23 2002 - 04:15 PM

[quote] Andrew_Sch: Third: LOTR:FOTR
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Sorry Andrew, it seems like I'm picking on you specifically. LOTR has already been thirded. You get another.
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#36 of 2583 OFFLINE   Vickie_M

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Posted September 23 2002 - 04:42 PM

[quote] John Randolph: Everything's been updated - let me know if I made any mistakes. [quote]

Brook K THIRDED these earlier:


Animal House
Eyes Wide Shut
Moulin Rouge
Planes, Trains & Automobiles


I'm keeping a list for myself, and I noticed the absence of Moulin Rouge in your list. (I always notice the absence of Moulin Rouge, don't you know!)



Scott Weinberg, you THIRDED The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Schindler's List and 2001: A Space Odyssey, but SteveGon had thirded them just before you, so you get those back. I wasn't sure if you noticed that.

If you don't want those extra 4 thirds, I'll take 'em off your hands. Posted Image (I'm chomping at the bit to second and third some more)
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#37 of 2583 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted September 23 2002 - 05:27 PM

I'll third: Moulin Rouge The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Brazil Almost Famous

#38 of 2583 OFFLINE   Cary T

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Posted September 23 2002 - 05:58 PM

Second: Ghostbusters Fast Times at Ridgemont High Third: Magnolia The Princess Bride Remaining: 2 seconds and 5 thirds Need for Update: Halloween was seconded twice by Scott Weinberg and ErikG, so Halloween should be in and ErikG gains a second and looses a third.

#39 of 2583 OFFLINE   Vickie_M

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Posted September 23 2002 - 06:06 PM

Scott, Matthew Chmiel thirded Moulin Rouge, so pick another. Cary T, Scott Weinberg thirded Almost Famous, so you get that one back.
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#40 of 2583 OFFLINE   Cary T

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Posted September 23 2002 - 06:21 PM

[quote] Cary T, Scott Weinberg thirded Almost Famous, so you get that one back [quote] Ok, third Memento




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