Directors It's elementary, my dear Watson - a mystery movies tournament

SteveGon

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Welcome to the Mystery Movies Tournament!

The List

  1. And Then There Were None
  2. Bad Day at Black Rock
  3. The Big Sleep
  4. Body Double
  5. Body Heat
  6. Blue Velvet
  7. Charade
  8. Chinatown
  9. The Conversation
  10. Cube
  11. Cure
  12. Don't Look Now
  13. Double Indemnity
  14. Dressed to Kill '80
  15. Frenzy
  16. Gaslight '44
  17. Gosford Park
  18. High and Low
  19. The Hound of the Baskervilles '59
  20. The Killers '46
  21. L.A. Confidential
  22. The Lady Vanishes
  23. Last Year at Marienbad
  24. Laura
  25. Le Corbeau
  26. Les Diaboliques
  27. Lone Star
  28. Lost Highway
  29. The Maltese Falcon
  30. The Man Who Knew Too Much '56
  31. Memento
  32. Murder on the Orient Express
  33. Mulholland Dr.
  34. Murder By Death
  35. North By Northwest
  36. Once Upon a Time in America
  37. Out of the Past
  38. Picnic at Hanging Rock
  39. Phenomena
  40. The Postman Always Rings Twice
  41. Profondo Rosso (Deep Red)
  42. Rashomon
  43. Rear Window
  44. Rebecca
  45. Se7en
  46. Shadow of a Doubt
  47. The Silence of the Lambs
  48. Sleuth
  49. Sorry, Wrong Number
  50. Spellbound
  51. The Spiral Staircase
  52. Stray Dog
  53. Suspicion
  54. Swimming Pool
  55. Tenebrae
  56. The Thin Man
  57. The Third Man
  58. The 39 Steps
  59. The Usual Suspects
  60. The Vanishing
  61. Vertigo
  62. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  63. The Wicker Man
  64. Witness for the Proscecution
 

Lew Crippen

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A fine idea Steve. My first thought I already know pushes the envolope, so I will not nominate Citizen Kane. I’m happy to have you toss any of my noms that don’t fit your definition.

Vertigo

Touch of Evil
—often called the greatest ‘B’ movie ever made—personally I put it on the ‘A’ list.

The Cabinet of Dr. Calagri—toss this if you don’t think it a mystry.

Chinatown
 

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Not sure about Caligari as my memory of it is too foggy (I've had the DVD for ages but haven't gotten around to watching it). Perhaps someone else can chime in on it.

I'm nominating the 1959 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

I just got the new DVDs of the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles - I'm gonna watch 'em today after I take my mommy out for a belated Mother's Day dinner.


Edit: also nominating The Third Man.
 

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My main reason for not nominating this was that I would not have wanted to be responsible for you not having the privilege.

Second:

The Third Man


I’ll also withdraw my nomination of The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari, as when I think about it, any mystery is beside the point.

Nominate:

High and Low
 

george kaplan

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Nominate:

Rear Window
The Thin Man
The Maltese Falcon
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

(I'd love to nominate dozens more)

Second:

Chinatown
Vertigo
 

SteveGon

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Lew, good call on High and Low.


George, you may get more noms, depending on how many participants we get.

My last two noms:

And Then There Were None
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes



Edit: seconding High and Low and The Thin Man.
 

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Third:

The Maltese Falcon
Rear Window
 

Jim_K

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I won't even bother with Nominating any Hitchcock as they'll get in anyway - as they should

Rashômon
Bad Day at Black Rock
The Wicker Man
Profondo rosso


I'll be back later to second & third some of the more obscure films.



Oh & here's some suggestions (don't want any to get overlooked)



North by Northwest
Se7en
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse
Rebecca
Charade
Suspicion
Double Indemnity
The Big Sleep
Les Diaboliques
A Shot in the Dark
Seconds
Sleuth
The Conversation
Angel Heart
JFK
The Fugitive
L.A. Confidential
Dark City
El Espinazo del diablo
The Game
The Sixth Sense
 

Walter Kittel

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Nominate:

Laura (1944)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Lone Star (1996)

- Walter.
 

Bill McA

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Nominate:
Body Double
Les Diaboliques
Murder on the Orient Express
Once Upon a Time in America


Second:
The Wicker Man
Mulholland Dr.
Blue Velvet
Don't Look Now


Third:
Chinatown
Vertigo
 

george kaplan

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Second:

Laura
The Big Sleep
 

John C. Wilson

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Nominate:

Out of the Past
North by Northwest
The Killers (1946)
The 39 Steps

Second:

Bad Day at Black Rock
Diabolique
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Third:

The Big Sleep
Laura
The Thin Man
 

Brook K

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I'll 3rd
The Wicker Man
High And Low
Mulholland Dr.
Lone Star

I'll 2nd
Profondo Rosso
Body Double
The Killers
Out Of The Past

I'll Nominate:
Picnic At Hanging Rock
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Alphaville
The Big Lebowski
 

Justin_S

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I third:

Blue Velvet
Don't Look Now
Diabolique
Memento

I second:

Picnic at Hanging Rock

I nominate:

Se7en
Lost Highway
Nature of the Beast
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
 

SteveGon

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Justin, I'm going to ixnay Paradise Lost - I'd rather stick to fictional films.

Some good, offbeat choices (Picnic at Hanging Rock), though I'm surprised at the lack of more traditional mystery flicks.

Nominating:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Murder By Death
Sleuth


Everyone who's participated thus far can have four more noms, secs, and thirds.
 

george kaplan

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Nominate:

Double Indemnity
Charade
The Lady Vanishes
The Postman Always Rings Twice

Second:

Gaslight
Murder by Death
North by Northwest
The 39 Steps

Third:

Bad Day at Black Rock
The Killers
Out of the Past
The Third Man
 

Lew Crippen

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Nominate:

Body Heat
L’Avventura
The Killers
The Lady Vanishes
The Element of Crime



Second:

Alphaville
The Killers
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
North by Northwest
Rashomon
Murder on the Orient Express
The 39 Steps



Third:

Bad Day at Black Rock
Picnic at Hanging Rock
 

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