Artists on Film - A Movie Tournament

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Welcome to Artists on Film - A Movie Tournament
    I thought it'd be interesting to run a tourney featuring films that are all about art and the creative process, be it painting, sculpting, writing, acting, or other artistic passions. I've compiled a list of such films but feel free to suggest more as I'm sure I've forgotten some. I'd like to end up with a final list of 32. Since I've already taken the liberty of nominating so many films, each of them must be seconded, thirded, and...um, fourthed. Did I just coin a new verb? Anyway, on with the show!
    One thing: let's stick to fictional films, be they about real or imagined artists.
    I'll start everyone off with five seconds, five thirds, and five fourths.
    One asterisk denotes a film that has been seconded.
    Two asterisks denotes a film that has been thirded.
    Once a film has been "fourthed," it will be moved to the master list which is below the noms list.
    Nominations
    Adaptation*
    All About Eve**
    All That Jazz
    All the Mornings of the World
    Almost Famous*
    An Angel at My Table
    Autumn Sonata
    The Bad and the Beautiful*
    Basquiat
    Beaches
    Before Night Falls
    The Belly of an Architect*
    Bird
    The Black Cat
    (1934)
    The Blue Angel*
    Bound for Glory
    Breakin'
    Cabaret**
    Camille Claudel
    Chaplin**
    A Chorus Line
    The Commitments**
    Cradle Will Rock
    Deconstructing Harry**
    Eddie and the Cruisers**
    The Entertainer
    Farinelli
    Frida
    Funny Girl
    Gods and Monsters**
    Gothic*
    42nd Street*
    The Great Ziegfield
    Head
    Henry and June
    High Art
    Hilary and Jackie
    Hollywood Ending
    The Horse's Mouth**
    The Hours*
    House of Wax
    (1953)
    Koyaaniqatsi
    La Bamba**
    La Belle Noiseuse*
    Lenny
    The Life of Emile Zola**
    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
    Moulin Rouge
    (1952)*
    New York Stories*
    Noises Off!
    Peeping Tom*
    Portrait of Jennie
    Red Shoes
    Rembrandt
    RKO 281
    Round Midnight
    Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    The Seventh Veil
    Shakespeare in Love*
    A Star is Born
    (1954)*
    Sullivan's Travels**
    Surviving Picasso
    The Tall Guy
    Tapeheads
    Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould*
    The Turning Point
    UHF**
    Van Gogh
    Vincent and Theo
    Waiting for Guffman
    What Dreams May Come
    The Whole Wide World
    Xanadu*

    The List
    1. [*]Amadeus[*]Andrei Rublev[*]Barton Fink[*]The Buddy Holly Story[*]Children of Paradise[*]The Doors[*]Ed Wood[*]8 1/2[*]A Hard Day's Night[*]Immortal Beloved[*]Lust for Life[*]Moulin Rouge (2001)[*]Mulholland Dr.[*]My Left Foot[*]Pink Floyd: The Wall[*]Pollock[*]The Red Shoes[*]Sid and Nancy[*]Singin' in the Rain[*]Sunset Boulevard[*]Sweet and Lowdown[*]This is Spinal Tap[*]Topsy-Turvy[*]Yankee Doodle Dandy[*]Yellow Submarine
     
  2. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    I'll Second:
    Andrei Rublev
    Barton Fink
    8 1/2
    Pollock
     
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    2nd try. :b
     
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    Oops!
     
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    Jeff_A Screenwriter

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    Second:

    Amadeus
    Immortal Beloved
    The Life of Emile Zola
    Lust for Life

    Third:

    Pollock
     
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    I third:

    Amadeus
    Immortal Beloved
     
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    Added The Commitments to the list. Again, feel free to throw out more nominations. [​IMG]
     
  8. Bill J

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    I'll fourth:
    Amadeus
     
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    Third: 8 1/2!
    Second: Sunset Boulevard
    Third: Lust for Life
    I will nominate Koyaanisqatsi (yes, I think it fits the definition).
     
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    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Nominate:
    Performing arts
    Red Shoes
    Moulin Rouge '01
    Artists of the macabre
    Peeping Tom
    The Black Cat '34
    House of Wax '53
     
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    ErikG Cinematographer

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    I'll second:
    La Bamba
    Almost Famous
    The Doors
    Sid and Nancy
     
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    Cool!


    Nominate:
    Frida
    The Hours
    The Turning Point
    Adaptation



    Second:
    The Buddy Holly Story
    Moulin Rouge (1952)
    Moulin Rouge (2001)
    Topsy Turvy
    Gods and Monsters


    Third:
    Sunset Boulevard
    Barton Fink


    Forth:
    Pollock
     
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    Ill Second
    Chaplin
    Ill Third
    The Doors
    Sid And Nancy
    Where the hell is Eddie And The Cruisers??
    Ill also Nominate
    UHF
     
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    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    List updated.
    Don't be shy with the seconds, thirds, and fourths - use 'em up and I'll hand out more! [​IMG]
    I know someone is going to second La Belle Noiseuse, right? [​IMG]
     
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    Third:

    The Buddy Holly Story

    Fourth:

    The Doors
    Sid and Nancy
     
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    I'll suggest:

    Hollywood Ending
    New York Stories
    Noises Off!
    This Is Spinal Tap

    I'll fourth:
    Barton Fink
    The Buddy Holly Story
    Sunset Boulevard

    I'll third:
    Moulin Rouge (2001)

    I'll second:
    Ed Wood
    Sweet and Lowdown
    Yankee Doodle Dandy
     
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    One thing: let's stick to fictional films, be they about real or imagined artists.

    I guess that excludes Mishima, eh? Or does it? I see La Bamba up there.... Well, I'm nominate it and you can deny it if you wish.


    Nominate:
    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
    All That Jazz
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Waiting for Guffman
    Tapeheads

    Fourth:
    Moulin Rouge (2001)

    Third:
    Sweet and Lowdown

    Second:
    The Belly of an Architect
    This is Spinal Tap
     
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    Second La Belle Noiseuse. The best film about the artistic process I've ever seen. Plus, you get to see plenty of Emannuelle Beart! [​IMG]
     
  20. Lew Crippen

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    Second:
    My Left Foot
    The Red Shoes
    Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
    Peeping Tom

    Third:
    Andrei Rublev
    The Life of Emile Zola
    Topsy Turvy

    Fourth:
    8 ½
    Sid & Nancy
     

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