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#1 of 427 Vickie_M

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Posted December 04 2002 - 05:27 PM

I feel so privileged, getting to go up against SteveGon! All his choices are excellent films, and I haven't seen near enough of them, so this tourney has already done me good. If I "lose" to him I'll still have been exposed to some very good films. I hope my picks will jar some memories too.

We decided to stay away from major classics (such as Citizen Kane), HTF "Holy Grails" (2001, The Godfather, etc.), and movies that have appeared in Steve's other tourneys. We also tried to cull the very very obscure (in my case, War Hunt, One From The Heart and Tuvalu all got tossed since I'm the only person on HTF who's seen these films, I think!) though I still think there will be a lot of Abstains.

I hope you like our picks. We have 64 films in our tourney. Matchups were randomly generated.

Have fun!


Round 1. Bracket 1

American Movie

vs.

All the Mornings of the World


Round 1, Bracket 2

Topsy-Turvy

vs.

Black Rain (Imamura)


Round 1, Bracket 3

Peeping Tom

vs.

Slacker


Round 1, Bracket 4

Out of Sight

vs.

The Gods Must Be Crazy
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#2 of 427 ChuckDeLa

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Posted December 04 2002 - 05:33 PM

Hmmm, I've seen one film in each bracket. Guess that's an abstain for me.

#3 of 427 Ric Bagoly

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Posted December 04 2002 - 05:43 PM

A whole holy shitload of ABSTAINS
"You can't be the first, and you'll never be the last, but baby, you can ALL be next! Woooooooo!!!"

#4 of 427 Vickie_M

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Posted December 04 2002 - 06:33 PM

Uh oh, we're off to a bad start. Posted Image

I myself would have to abstain in 3 of the 4 brackets, so I feel the pain.
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#5 of 427 Brian Lawrence

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Posted December 04 2002 - 06:46 PM

abstain X4

#6 of 427 Walter Kittel

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Posted December 04 2002 - 07:25 PM

Which Black Rain?

- If the one with Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia directed by Ridley Scott, then Topsy-Turvy

- If the title of the same year (1989) dealing with the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing by Shohei Imamura, then Black Rain.

Out of Sight

abstain on the others.

- Walter.

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#7 of 427 Vickie_M

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Posted December 04 2002 - 10:33 PM

We have votes! Wheeee!

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Which Black Rain?


(Imamura)
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#8 of 427 Gabe D

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Posted December 05 2002 - 12:37 AM

Topsy-Turvy (only if it's the Michael Douglas Black Rain)
Peeping Tom
Out of Sight

#9 of 427 Brian Kissinger

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Posted December 05 2002 - 12:48 AM

The Gods Must Be Crazy
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#10 of 427 Lew Crippen

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Posted December 05 2002 - 02:22 AM

abstain X 4
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#11 of 427 Rich Malloy

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Posted December 05 2002 - 02:24 AM

Tous les matins...
Topsy-Turvy
Peeping Tom (tough one!)
Out of Sight
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#12 of 427 SteveGon

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Posted December 05 2002 - 02:29 AM

Which Black Rain? It's the 1989 Shohei Imamura version. Vickie, sorry for the confusion - I thought I'd specified that on my list. Posted Image

Edit: Topsy-Turvy is the only film from those matchups I haven't seen. A local video store has it on DVD so I'll have to check it out.

#13 of 427 Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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Posted December 05 2002 - 03:46 AM

Out of sight
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#14 of 427 Elizabeth S

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Posted December 05 2002 - 05:21 AM

Peeping Tom
Out of Sight

#15 of 427 Vickie_M

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Posted December 05 2002 - 05:23 AM

Quote:
Vickie, sorry for the confusion - I thought I'd specified that on my list.


Ack! You most certainly did, but since I typed the titles by hand from your PM to my Excel spreadsheet, I forgot to type (Imamura) in at the same time. Pardons!


I've counted Walter and Gabe's vote for Black Rain (Imamura). Rich, should I change your vote?

Steve, Topsy-Turvy is a lot of fun. Let us know what you think.
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#16 of 427 Gabe D

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Posted December 05 2002 - 05:34 AM

Please don't count my vote for Imamura's Black Rain, as I've not seen it. Put me down for abstention.

#17 of 427 Vickie_M

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Posted December 05 2002 - 06:29 AM

Okay Gabe.
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#18 of 427 Bill McA

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Posted December 05 2002 - 06:40 AM

American Movie
Black Rain (Imamura)
Peeping Tom
Out of Sight

       

#19 of 427 Brook K

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Posted December 05 2002 - 09:12 AM

Out of Sight

I've only seen 1 movie from each of the other 3 matchups. Imamura's Black Rain has been near the top of my Netflix list for sometime, but it's been out of stock for as long as it's been on my list.
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#20 of 427 SteveGon

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Posted December 05 2002 - 09:14 AM

Ack! Hard to belive The Gods Must Be Crazy is getting trounced so badly! Sure, OOS is a good movie, but TGMBC is freakin' hilarious. You people got something against laughing? Posted Image

I'm not sure if this has skewed the voting, but I know that some people view the movie as racist. How do you see it? I think it's a dubious assumption at best. Just enjoy the movie for what it is: a slapstick masterpiece. Posted Image

Bill, thanks for tying up bracket one. :P) I get the feeling it's gonna stay that way...





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