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  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    With Brook's blessing [​IMG] I am embarking on a blatant rip-off of his earlier Criterion tournament. However, I prefer to think of it as an homage to his great idea [​IMG] and while Brook and I have some Criterion titles in common, our collections are still very different, and mine is much smaller than his, so this should be a different enough tournament.

    I only have 32 Criterions, and I’ll match em up randomly. Up first:

    Diabolique vs. Silence of the Lambs
     
  2. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    George, it's not a rip-off, it's a reimagining[​IMG]

    Silence of the Lambs (it's funnier)
     
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    Bill McA Producer

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    Silence of the Lambs
     
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    Arman Screenwriter

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    abstain (#1 ... more to come? I don't think George has enough real great films in his Criterion colections [​IMG] j/k both are great films (?), I just have'nt seen Diabolique yet)
     
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    Silence of the Lambs - but aside from the great commentary on the Criterion, I prefer the MGM SE. [​IMG]
     
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    Diabolique, though I love both.
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Silence of the Lambs wins.

    Next,

    Closely Watched Trains vs. Hard Boiled
     
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    Abstain

    I wonder when Cries & Whispers will make its appearance.
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Closely Watched Trains
     
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    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Hard Boiled

    I don't know whats more surprising. George owning foreign language films or Brook owning a Godzilla flick. [​IMG]
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    The same time as Do the Right Thing. [​IMG]
     
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    abstain - no Closely Watched Trains
     
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    Hard-Boiled (Closely Watched Trains is good as well)

    I've liked Godzilla since I was a kid and my cousin used to shoot at me with his Shogun Warrior Godzilla. But growing up with G in the ultra campy 70's movies I've always been more attracted to the comedic aspects. G2000 was near perfect in that regard and I had much more fun with it than the early 90's attempts at more serious Godzilla movies that just came off as even cheezier. I'm probably one of the few G fans that really likes those late 60's movies with the little kid and baby Godzilla. Maybe my favorite Godzilla scene is when Big G teaches little G to breath fire by jumping on his tail. [​IMG]
     
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    Abstain - No CWT (on my to-see list).
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Hard Boiled wins.

    Next,

    The 39 Steps vs. The Seventh Seal
     
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    The Seventh Seal
     
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    The Seventh Seal
     
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    The Seventh Seal
     
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    The Seventh Seal
     

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