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Directors March Madness Movie Tourney

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Adam_S, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Adam_S

    Adam_S Producer

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    Last year I ran a comedy march madness movie tourney that I found on MSN.

    This year I decided to do my own, but using HTF selected films.. So the top 16 films from 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 along with their respective point totals (all taken from the top ten , 'thrown down' lists) put into a spread sheet and sorted by total, the top four point earners were the first seed, one in each bracket, each seed was broken down by the the next four, so the 16th seed would be 61st, 62nd, 63rd, and 64th in point totals.

    THe only thing was for 2001, I could only find a list with the top fifteen films listed, so I took the seventeenth film with the highest point total, which was the 25th hour.


    These are the films I'm using:

    I'll run four a day to get through the first round, and then two a day for the second round, and then one a day for the remaining rounds.

    I'll recuse myself from voting, unless there's a tie.

    Adam
     
  2. Adam_S

    Adam_S Producer

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    Return of the King
    vs..
    Matrix: Reloaded

    Two Towers
    vs.
    Closer


    Memento
    vs.
    Monsters Inc.

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    vs.
    Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
     
  3. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Return of the King
    Two Towers
    Memento
    Eternal Sunshine...
     
  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Return of the King

    Memento

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
     
  5. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Some relatively tough choices here as I found every one of these films to be disappointing in some way with a few I outright dislike.

    Return of the King

    The Two Towers

    Memento (though each of these 3 is the better film in each matchup, I'm still reluctant to vote for them because it is inevitable they'll be knocking off films I think highly of in the future. It wouldn't surprise me if all 3 of these made the final 4.)

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (more of a reflection of my dislike for Eternal Sunshine than any great affection for Zissou)
     
  6. Adam_S

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    All four frontrunners win, I imagine George would have been the lone vote for Monsters Inc, which I would also choose over Memento.

    Next up:

    Road to Perdition
    vs.
    In the Bedroom


    Mystic River
    vs.
    Master and Commander


    Aviator
    vs.
    21 Grams


    Before Sunset
    vs.
    Ghost World
     
  7. Marc Fedderman

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    Would have voted for:
    ROTK and Monsters Inc.


    Haven't seen Closer or Eternal Sunshine yet. Two Towers, Memento, and The Life Aquatic are all very good and Matrix: Reloaded was disappointing.

    This round, I'll take Before Sunset (a coin flip) in the only match-up where I've seen both films.
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I tried to vote last night, but couldn't get on, and by the time I logged in this morning it was too late. Adam is right, I would have voted for Monsters Inc., though I think Memento is a great film, and am not unhappy to see it advance.
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Road to Perdition

    Mystic River

    Aviator
     
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    Brook K Lead Actor

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    In The Bedroom

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    21 Grams


    haven't seen Before Sunset. It's the only movie in the tournament I haven't seen.
     
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    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    In the Bedroom
    Master and Commander
    21 Grams
    Ghost World
     
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    Tommy G Screenwriter

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    Road to Perdition
    Mystic River
     
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    Like George, I couldn't log on last night either. I would have picked:

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    Monsters Inc.
    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou



    In the Bedroom
    Mystic River
    The Aviator
    Ghost World
     
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    Road to Perdition
    Master and Commander
    21 Grams
    Ghost World.
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Master & Commander
     
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    Road to Perdition

    Master and Commander

    The Aviator

    abstain
     
  17. Adam_S

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    Road to Perdition advances 4-3
    Master and Commander advances 5-3
    Aviator and 21 Grams tie 3-3 which I'll break for Aviator
    Ghost World advances 3-1




    The Royal Tenenbaums
    vs.
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl


    Finding Nemo
    vs.
    X-Men 2


    Spirited Away
    vs.
    Catch Me if You Can


    Chicago
    vs.
    Far From Heaven
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    Finding Nemo
    Catch Me if You Can
     
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    Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    Finding Nemo
    Spirited Away
     

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