Peter Sellers vs. Alec Guinness - a best performance tournament

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Welcome to my Peter Sellers vs. Alec Guinness Tournament.

    Not sure if this one will fly, but I thought I'd give it a try!

    I'm shooting for eight films per actor - I've already seeded the Guinness field with Star Wars - not my first choice I assure you, but its inclusion here is a certainty. That said, I will NOT be accepting noms for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

    I've already seeded the Sellers field with Dr. Strangelove - an obvious choice. I'll only be accepting ONE Pink Panther film - the first to get thirded makes it in, any others nominated will be pitched.

    Note: I'm giving Guinness the rights to The Ladykillers since it's primarily his show.

    Four nominations, four seconds, and four thirds for everyone.

    Alec Guinness
    1. [*]The Bridge on the River Kwai[*]The Horse's Mouth[*]Kind Hearts and Coronets[*]The Ladykillers[*]Star Wars


    Peter Sellers
    1. [*]Being There[*]Dr. Strangelove[*]Lolita[*]A Shot in the Dark



    Nominations

    Dr. Zhivago (Guinness)*
    Great Expectations
    I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (Sellers)
    I'm All Right Jack
    The Lavender Hill Mob (Guinness)
    Little Dorritt
    The Man in the White Suit
    Murder By Death (Guinness)*
    Murder By Death (Sellers)*
    Oliver Twist (Guinness)*
    The Road to Hong Kong (Sellers)


    Movies marked with an asterisk have been seconded and are in need of a third.
     
  2. JenB

    JenB Screenwriter

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    Nominate:

    Kind Hearts and Coronets-Alec Guinness
     
  3. Rain

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    Nominate:

    The Horse's Mouth (Guiness)
    I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (Sellers)
    A Shot in the Dark (Sellers)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (Guiness)
     
  4. ChuckDeLa

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    I'll be doing mega-abstaining during most of this, but I've got a feeling the final round will look a lot like the automatic seeds.

    Second:
    Bridge on the River Kwai

    Nominate:
    Being There (Sellers)
    Lolita (Sellers)
     
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    Second:

    Lolita
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'll nominate

    Murder by Death (Sellers)
    Murder by Death (Guinness)
    The Pink Panther (Sellers)
    The Ladykillers (Guinness)

    I'll second

    The Horse's Mouth (Guinness)
    Kind Hearts & Coronets (Guinness)
    A Shot in the Dark (Sellers)

    I'll third

    Bridge on the River Kwai (Guinness)
     
  7. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    Second: pink panther
    Second: being there (and pencil this one in for the final matchup, OK?)
     
  8. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    List updated.

    George, good call on Murder By Death - I'd forgotten they were both in it. :b

    I finished off my Peter Sellers box set last night by watching Hoffman. [​IMG] Very nice performance from Sellers in a straight role. Check it out!
     
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    Third;

    A Shot in the Dark (Sellers)
    The Pink Panther (Sellers)
     
  10. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Erik, with only eight films per actor, I'm limiting Sellers to one Pink Panther film. Sorry! [​IMG]
     
  11. ErikG

    ErikG Cinematographer

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    No problem, so which one is in?

    EDIT: Oops, just read your rules (:b ) so I guess A Shot in the Dark is in.
     
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    I'll second or third:

    Kind Hearts and Coronets (Guinness)*
    The Ladykillers (Guinness)
    Murder By Death (Guinness)
    Murder By Death (Sellers)

    Sellers is brilliant in A Shot in the Dark, and I have no problem with that being the Clouseau movie. However, I would've picked The Pink Panther Strikes Again.
     
  13. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Nominate

    Guinness

    Oliver Twist
    Doctor Zhivago
    Lavender Hill Mob

    second

    The Ladykillers

    third

    Being There
    Kind Hearts and Coronets
    Lolita

    BTW - Is the Star Wars film really necessary? :p)
     
  14. Jan H

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    Nominate:

    I'm Alright Jack (Sellers)
    Ladykillers (Sellers)

    Great Expectations (Guiness)
    Little Dorrit (Guiness)
    The Man in the White Suit (Guiness)

    Second:

    Oliver Twist (Guiness)
    Lavender Hill Mob (Guiness)

    Third:

    Ladykillers (Guiness)
     
  15. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    They're also both in Ladykillers, but I ran out of nominations, so only listed Guinness for that film.

    Thanks to Jan, I can second it [​IMG]

    Second:

    Ladykillers (Sellers)

    Third:

    The Lavender Hill Mob (Guinness)

    and since I get one of my nominations back for Pink Panther, I go with one of Sellers lesser known roles

    Nominate:

    The Road to Hong Kong (Sellers)
     
  16. JenB

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    Second:

    Doctor Zhivago
     
  17. Brook K

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    Third
    The Horse's Mouth, just saw it last night [​IMG]

    I won't be able to participate much in this one, haven't seen most of these films. Unfortunately Netflix doesn't carry the Alec Guiness box.
     
  18. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Let's try to get this thing rolling.

    Two more noms, seconds, and thirds for everyone who has participated thus far.

    Where's Lew? I think I'm All Right Jack is one of his faves...
     
  19. Angelo.M

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    3rd zhivago
     

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