M. Dale Prins

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About M. Dale Prins

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    Stop! Do a drum solo instead!
  • Birthday 04/07/1977

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    http://www.matthewprins.com
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    Male
  • Location
    Chicagoish
  • Interests
    Mike Leigh films; movies by Leigh, Mike; British cinema (as long as it is by Mike Leigh).

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  • Occupation
    Freelance handbell composer.
  • Favorite movies
    "12 Stories About Eileen," "S.C.," "Agnes: She Is Missing," "Ernest Goes to the Window."
  • Favorite music
    None. I hate music.
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    This profile.
  1. 2010: 22. Serious Man, A 39. Through a Glass Darkly 40. House is Black,The 48. Killer of Sheep 50. Cyclist, The 60. Fanny and Alexander 64. Beau Travail 66. By Brakhage: An Anthology 67. Lorna's Silence 79. Meshes in the Afternoon 89. Ushpizin 90. Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher 91. Au Revoir, Les Enfants 92. Son of Man 94. In Praise of Love 97. M. Hulot's Holiday 2006: 70. Stromboli 74. Black Robe 89. Argent, L' 92. Molokai: The Story of Father Damien 2005: 34. Europa '51 76. Believer, The 89. Trip to Bountiful, The 94. Silence, The 99. In America 2004: American Beauty Bad Lieutenant Blade Runner Changing Lanes Dogma Dolce Vita, La Fight Club Grand Canyon Groundhog Day Henry V Last Days of Disco, The Life Of Brian, The Man Without A Past, The Matrix, The On The Waterfront Prince Of Egypt, The Signs Sixth Sense, The Songs From the Second Floor Star Wars original trilogy Truman Show, The Vanya on 42nd Street Witness Dale
  2. Here's the promised spreadsheet in Google Docs, which is currently view-only. If you'd like more than just viewing access, PM me your Google account name and I'll give you full access — you can make whatever updates you see fit (filling in years and directors, adding genres, etc.). The only thing that might be slightly confusing: Years that the film didn't make the list are notated with a "999" rather than a blank space or a "no." Trust me, it's a lot easier that way when writing queries. Dale
  3. Your wish, etc.: 1. Ordet (11 points) 2. Passion of Joan of Arc, The (13 points) 3. Decalogue, The (16 points) 4. Son, The (24 points) 5. Au Hasard Balthazar (27 points) 6. Gospel According to Matthew, The (28 points) 7. Babette’s Feast (29 points) 8. Andrei Rublev (38 points) 9. Diary of a Country Priest, The (43 points) 10. Ikiru (46 points) 11. Seventh Seal, The (52 points) 12. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (64 points) 13. Three Colors Trilogy (74 points) 14. Stalker (79 points) 15. Apostle, The (81 points) 16. Man for All Seasons, A (102 points) 17. Promesse, La (120 points) 18. Man Escaped, A (122 points) 19. Magnolia (124 points) 20. Mirror, The (133 points) 21. Wild Strawberries (137 points) 21. Wings of Desire (137 points) 23. Day of Wrath (140 points) 24. Tender Mercies (156 points) 25. Tokyo Story (161 points) 26. Chariots of Fire (164 points) 27. Jesus of Montreal (179 points) 28. It's A Wonderful Life (190 points) 29. My Night at Maud's (191 points) 30. Straight Story, The (194 points) 31. Ponette (197 points) 32. Yi Yi (219 points) 33. Bicycle Thief, The (220 points) 34. Close-Up (238 points) I'll post it on Google Docs in the next day or so, and anyone can do whatever they like with it. Dale
  4. Actually, one more, since I just thought of it (and it's easy to implement). The top 20 films in A&F history, ranked by the sum of their placements in 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2011: 1. Ordet (11 points) 2. Passion of Joan of Arc, The (13 points) 3. Decalogue, The (16 points) 4. Son, The (24 points) 5. Au Hasard Balthazar (27 points) 6. Gospel According to Matthew, The (28 points) 7. Babette’s Feast (29 points) 8. Andrei Rublev (38 points) 9. Diary of a Country Priest, The (43 points) 10. Ikiru (46 points) 11. Seventh Seal, The (52 points) 12. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (64 points) 13. Three Colors Trilogy (74 points) 14. Stalker (79 points) 15. Apostle, The (81 points) 16. Winter Light (91 points) 17. Man for All Seasons, A (102 points) 18. Promesse, La (120 points) 19. Man Escaped, A (122 points) 20. Magnolia (124 points) Dale
  5. My last one for right now, unless anyone has any quick requests: By decade: 1920s: 3 1930s: 3 1940s: 6 1950s: 19 1960s: 12 1970s: 7 1980s: 13 1990s: 12 2000s: 25 Dale
  6. 207 films have been on the A&F Top 100 at one time or another. The number of times each of those films has been on the list: 5 times: 34 films 4 times: 16 films 3 times: 24 films 2 times: 61 films 1 time: 72 films Dale
  7. Comeback Kids (2011-list films off since the 2004 or 2005 lists): 2001: A Space Odyssey (90 on 2005 list) Amadeus (97 on 2005 list) Code Unknown (2004 list) Dale
  8. Disprovers (worse each list): Breaking the Waves (50 to 59 to 99 to off) Day of Wrath (24 to 29 to 42 to 45) Diary of a Country Priest (4 to 5 to 11 to 23) Rosetta would also be on the list (1 to 33 to 82 to off) except that it wasn't on the first, unranked list. Dale
  9. Improvers (better each list): Andrei Rublev (18 to 10 to 8 to 2) Three Colors Trilog (28 to 17 to 15 to 14) Tokyo Story (64 to 57 to 21 to 19) I'm surprised it's only three. Dale
  10. Ah crud. That's why I'm getting one more than everyone else: I have L'Enfant and The Child as two separate films. Okay. Everything is right now. Anyway... Films on every A&F list (34): 1. Passion of Joan of Arc, The 2. Andrei Rublev 3. Ordet 4. Decalogue, The 5. Au Hasard Balthazar 7. Gospel According to Matthew, The 8. Son, The 9. Ikiru 10. Babette’s Feast 11. Mirror, The 12. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 13. Seventh Seal, The 14. Three Colors Trilogy 15. Stalker 16. Magnolia 19. Tokyo Story 20. Promesse, La 21. Tender Mercies 22. Apostle, The 23. Diary of a Country Priest, The 24. Bicycle Thief, The 25. Man for All Seasons, A 29. Wild Strawberries 37. Chariots of Fire 38. Straight Story, The 40. It's A Wonderful Life 45. Day of Wrath 47. Close-Up 48. Yi Yi 49. Ponette 55. Jesus of Montreal 64. My Night at Maud's 67. Wings of Desire 68. Man Escaped, A Dale
  11. Films on every previous list but not the 2011 list (6): 49. Solaris 57. Wind Will Carry Us, The 70. Derzu Uzala 80. Open City 86. Sacrifice, The 99. Breaking the Waves Dale
  12. Films on the 2011 list not on any previous list (24, SUPER-CORRECTED): 6. Make Way for Tomorrow 18. Searchers , The 27. Paths of Glory 28. Grave of the Fireflies 34. Nights of Cabiria 39. Touch of Evil 42. Apocalypse Now 56. Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The 61. Ran 63. Double Life of Veronique , The 70. Lawrence of Arabia 74. How Green Was My Valley 80. Paprika 82. Born Into Brothels 83. Vertigo 86. Spirited Away 87. Trial, The 88. Rules of the Game , The 89. Sullivan's Travels 92. There Will Be Blood 97. Sophie Scholl: the Final Days 98. Ratcatcher 99. Iron Giant, The 100. The Story of the Weeping Camel
  13. Films on the 2010 list but not the 2011 (34, SUPER-CORRECTED): 22. Serious Man, A 25. Nostalghia 39. Through a Glass Darkly 40. House is Black,The 41. Green Ray, The (Summer) 47. Late Spring 48. Killer of Sheep 49. Solaris 50. Cyclist, The 52. Cries and Whispers 57. Wind Will Carry Us, The 60. Fanny and Alexander 62. Moment of Innocence, A 63. Trial of Joan of Arc, The 64. Beau Travail 66. By Brakhage: An Anthology 67. Lorna's Silence 70. Derzu Uzala 71. Autumn Afternoon, An 79. Meshes in the Afternoon 80. Open City 82. Rosetta 84. Pickpocket 85. Punch-Drunk Love 86. Sacrifice, The 89. Ushpizin 90. Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher 91. Au Revoir, Les Enfants 92. Son of Man 93. Virgin Spring, The 94. In Praise of Love 97. M. Hulot's Holiday 99. Breaking the Waves 100. Song of Bernadette Dale
  14. Films in 2011 but not in 2010 (34, SUPER-CORRECTED): 6. Make Way for Tomorrow 18. Searchers , The 26. Miracle Maker, The 27. Paths of Glory 28. Grave of the Fireflies 34. Nights of Cabiria 35. Night of the Hunter, The 36. 2001: A Space Odyssey 39. Touch of Evil 42. Apocalypse Now 43. Code Unknown 52. Places in the Heart 56. Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The 61. Ran 63. Double Life of Veronique , The 70. Lawrence of Arabia 71. Koyaanisqatsi 74. How Green Was My Valley 80. Paprika 82. Born Into Brothels 83. Vertigo 86. Spirited Away 87. Trial, The 88. Rules of the Game , The 89. Sullivan's Travels 90. Schindler's List 91. Dogville 92. There Will Be Blood 95. Amadeus 96. Fiddler on The Roof 97. Sophie Scholl: the Final Days 98. Ratcatcher 99. Iron Giant, The 100. The Story of the Weeping Camel
  15. All right, all right. Since PTC and SDG (on Facebook) are prodding me, assuming I find my old spreadsheet, I'll do the statistics for the 2011 list as well. But then I'm leaving A&F. Forever. Or until I come back. M. Dale