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  1. Hey guys, Paul here (despite Tyler's old handle). Thanks for your patience!

     The survey is now live:  rank your top picks with a 5 and your lowest picks with a 1. Folks who have been a part of our community actively will have their votes weighted base on how often they've contributed to A&F, but anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. If you don't know a movie, do not rate it.

    We will close voting at noon PST on Wednesday, June 14th.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D23V2D5

    Go for it! 

     

     

     

     

     

  2. Hi, all!

    Here's the final vote for the Top 25: rank your top picks with a 5 and your lowest picks with a 1. Folks who have been a part of our community actively will have their votes weighted based on how often they've contributed to A&F, but anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. If you don't know a movie, do not rate it.

    We will close voting at noon PST on Tuesday, April 26.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SD67ND2

    Have at it!

  3. Hi, all!

    The survey is now open: rank your top picks with a 5 and your lowest picks with a 1. Folks who have been a part of our community actively will have their votes weighted base on how often they've contributed to A&F, but anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. If you don't know a movie, do not rate it.

    We will close voting at noon PST on Thursday, April 14.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F25HJ6Z

    Have at it!

  4. Hi all,

    I'm copying instructions from last year from J.A.A. Purves. I know that there's been some chatter about doing two rounds of voting on this list after the discussion period—once for a top 50 and a second time to narrow this to a top 25. Perhaps a separate thread should be made to discuss that process.

    So here is our Top 25 Films on Mercy Nominations Thread.  For now, follow the same rules and nomination format from prior years.  But this time, a few of the rules are subject to change and if you want to propose a change to see if it will get majority A&F support, then propose it in the Selection Process Discussion thread.

    This thread is for nominations and seconds ONLY; discussion and advocacy for your nominations should be posted in this separate thread. I would strongly encourage each of you not to just nominate films without any explanation for why you think they belong on the list. Part of the nominating process should include nominating the film and then going over to the discussion thread to explain why the film merits your nomination and our votes. Please do this.

    Nominations will be open until a date yet to be announced. The rules are as follows:

    1) Nominations must follow this format:

    Title:
    Director:
    Year:
    Language:
    IMDB Link:
    YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
    Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

    2) Every nomination must be seconded before appearing on the ballot (some require thirds - see below). To second, simply reply to the nomination post with “Second.”

    3) Every A&F member can nominate up to 25 films.

    4) There is no limit on nominating films from the same director; however, only the top three vote-getters per director will be allowed on the final list.

    5) No films released after December 31, 2014 (TYLER EDIT: or is it 2015?) can be nominated. (Like last time, if there is a heavily advocated for exception, we’re open to allowing for it.)

    6) TV series of more than one season cannot be nominated.

    7) Miniseries and special TV-to-cinema works like Dekalog, which have appeared in theaters sometimes or in parts, are eligible for nomination; they must receive a third nomination to appear on the final ballot.

    8) Trilogies and series of films shall be considered as separate films unless:
    a. They were filmed at once by the same director and crew, e.g. Lord of the Rings;
    or
    b. The theme and plots are interwoven in such a way as to necessitate the watching of all films to complete an understanding of each, e.g. Three Colors.
    Trilogies and series nominated as a single work must also receive a third nomination to appear on the final ballot.

  5. Top 25 Films on Mercy:

    Please keep nominations and seconds only in the nominations thread.  All discussion of the nominated films themselves should be posted here.

    *Note: Currently, there are no hard-and-fast rules about eligibility based on content - it’s up to YOU to advocate for what you believe fits this category. We believe the community of voters will make a wise decision about it when the times comes. That said, please think carefully about whether the film is really about what the community wants for an "Arts & Faith" list as opposed to a purely generic "top films" list that would be created on some other popular movie website.

    Also, your film being seconded does not relieve you of the duty to explain why your nominations interact with spiritual themes.  You are taking a position on the merits of a film by nominating it.

  6. I just want to clarify that we at Image will support whatever the A&F community wants to do this year! ^_^ We've got a beautiful new site to base a list or lists (with the goal of migrating the old ones as well) and plenty of intern support this winter. (Just don't forget to discuss what you want the list to result in, content-wise.)

  7. The winning titles are:

     

    1. Rashômon (1950)
    2. Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)
    3. Vertigo (1958)
    4. Wild Strawberries (1957)
    5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    6. Three Colors: Blue (1993)
    7. The Mirror (1975)
    8. Blade Runner (1982)
    9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
    10. Citizen Kane (1941)
    11. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
    12. Memento (2000)
    13. The Tree of Life (2011)
    14. 246 (2004) 
    15. Solaris (1972)
    16. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
    17. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
    18. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
    19. Certified Copy (2011)
    20. 8 1/2 (1963)  
    21. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    22. The Act of Killing (2012)
    23. La Jetée (1962)
    24. The Remains of the Day (1993)
    25. Mulholland Drive (2001)
     

     

    All right, all films are up for grabs! We need a 2-3 sentence blurb for each film, very briefly describing the plot and highlighting what is special about the film. Jeremy Purves will be starting a thread to assign blurbs next. Please send these to Jeremy by February 16.

  8. Hi Joel (& all!):

     

    Greg and I just spoke about this at some length. We are open to the idea that a group of people would offer up 1 or 2 albums each to the list of "25 from the past 25 years." There are few things we want to bring up:

     

    1. It may not be fair to consider this a "Top 25" list, given that it's not subjected to the same democratic process as the others. We do think the result would be awesome, but wonder if it should be called something like, "25 Great Albums from the Past 25 Years."

     

    2. We wonder if we could split the list into 2-4 chunks and feature a handful of albums at a time on Good Letters. Each post containing a link to the full list-in-progress (as it's unveiled) on our site.

     

    3. We wonder if it's realistic to expect 25 separate people to volunteer? I think we've have more like 15 people write for past A&F lists.

     

    3. We would need a volunteer leader--Joel?--to keep track of 1) who wants to volunteer, 2) what albums they want to write about (preventing duplicate reviews on the same album, or three people writing about the same band, and so on), and 3) collecting the mini-reviews. At Image, I could handle copyediting reviews and webizing them for the blog and/or site. I just want to be clear about what the Image staff can and can't accomplish. This sounds great and would need to be a highly collaborative project.

     

    What are your guys' thoughts?

     

    Warmly,
    TM

  9. Hi all,
     
    It's been requested that I give you all the full list in ranked order. I apologize for the lack of italics. Cheers, TM
     
    TOP 25
    Groundhog Day (1993) 
    The Truman Show (1998) 
    A Serious Man (2009)
    City Lights (1931)
    Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 
    Modern Times (1936) 
    Sullivan's Travels (1941) 
    Life of Brian (1979) 
    Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    Lars and the Real Girl (2007) 
    Up (2009)
    Finding Nemo (2003)
    Metropolitan (1990) 
    Wall-E (2008)
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 
    Ratatouille (2007) 
    The Fisher King (1991) 
    Fiddler on the Roof (1971) 
    The Big Lebowski (1998) 
    The Great Dictator (1940) 
    Brazil (1985) 
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002) 
    The Princess Bride (1987) 
    Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 
    The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) 
     
    5 RUNNERS-UP
    Fargo (1996) 
    Amélie (2001) 
    Midnight in Paris (2011) 
    The Last Days of Disco (1998)
    Being There (1979) 
     
    THE REST IN ORDER
    Harold and Maude (1971) 
    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 
    Network (1976) 
    Three Colors: White (1994) 
    The Muppet Movie (1979) 
    Toy Story 2 (1999)
    The Apartment (1960)
    Back to the Future (1985) 
    Duck Soup (1933)
    The Station Agent (2003) 
    Raising Arizona (1987) 
    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) 
    About a Boy (2002) 
    Barton Fink (1991) 
    The Graduate (1967) 
    Frances Ha (2012) 
    Big Fish (2003) 
    Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) 
    Young Frankenstein (1979) 
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) 
    Playtime (1967) 
    Harvey (1950) 
    Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) 
    Life is Beautiful (1997) 
    Little Miss Sunshine (2006) 
    The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) 
    Midnight Run (1988) 
    Much Ado About Nothing (1993) 
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
    Three Kings (1999)
    In Bruges (2008)
    Say Anything (1989) 
    Ruby Sparks (2012) 
    American Graffiti (1973) 
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) 
    Barcelona (1994) 
    Four Lions (2010) 
    Zelig (1993) 
    A Night at the Opera (1935) 
    Damsels in Distress (2011) 
    The Emperor's New Groove (2000) 
    The General (1926) 
    Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
    Blazing Saddles (1974) 
    The Ruling Class (1972)
    Wonder Boys (2000)
    Beetlejuice (1988) 
    Strictly Ballroom (1992) 
    Sideways (2004) 
    The Rules of the Game (1939) 
    Manhattan (1979) 
    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
    Mash (1970) 
    Time Bandits (1981) 
    Chimes at Midnight (1965) 
    The Philadelphia Story (1940) 
    Return to Me (2000) 
    Adam's Apples (2005) 
    The Court Jester (1955) 
    Bernie (2011) 
    The Informant! (2009) 
    Thank You For Smoking (2005) 
    You Can't Take It With You (1938) 
    Bull Durham (1988) 
    Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
    Broken Flowers (2005) 
    Some Like It Hot (1959)
    A Room with a View (1985)
    Stranger Than Fiction (2006) 
    City Slickers (1991) 
    Attack the Block (2011) 
    Volver (2006) 
    Bedazzled (1967) 
    Zoolander (2001) 
    Win Win (2011) 
    Miracle at Morgan's Creek (1944) 
    Ushpizin (2004) 
    The Dish (2000) 
    Local Hero (1983)
    Moonstruck (1987)
    Down By Law (1986) 
    Waitress (2007) 
    Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
    The Rabbi's Cat (2011)  
    The Band's Visit (2007)
    The Trip (2010) 
    Heaven Can Wait (1943) 
    Waking Ned Devine (1998) 
    Henry Fool (1997) 
    Mon Oncle (1958)
    Italian for Beginners (2000) 
    Death at a Funeral (2007) 
    Lost in America (1985) 
    Holiday (1938)
    The Unbelievable Truth (1989) 
    Buffalo '66 (1998)
    Tampopo (1986) 
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) 
    The Frisco Kid (1979) 
    The Taste of Tea (2004) 
    Mary and Max (2009) 
    Trouble in Paradise (1932) 
    Underground (1995)
    Stardust (2007) 
    Ninotchka (1979) 
    Amarcord (1973) 
    The Bucket List (2007) 
    Alice (1990) 
    Marley & Me (2008) 
    Ghost Town (2008)
    Last Holiday (1950) 
    Hobson's Choice (1954) 
    Ball of Fire (1941) 
    Il Mostro (1994) 
  10. The winning titles are:

     

    1. Groundhog Day (1993) 
    2. The Truman Show (1998) 
    3. A Serious Man (2009)
    4. City Lights (1931)
    5. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 
    6. Modern Times (1936) 
    7. Sullivan's Travels (1941) 
    8. Life of Brian (1979) 
    9. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    10. Lars and the Real Girl (2007) 
    11. Up (2009)
    12. Finding Nemo (2003)
    13. Metropolitan (1990) 
    14. Wall-E (2008)
    15. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 
    16. Ratatouille (2007) 
    17. The Fisher King (1991) 
    18. Fiddler on the Roof (1971) 
    19. The Big Lebowski (1998) 
    20. The Great Dictator (1940) 
    21. Brazil (1985) 
    22. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) 
    23. The Princess Bride (1987) 
    24. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 
    25. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) 
     

     

     

    All right, all films are up for grabs! We need a 2-3 sentence blurb for each film, very briefly describing the plot and highlighting what is special about the film. Jeremy Purves will be starting a thread to assign blurbs next. Please send these to Jeremy by February 12.

  11. Click here to vote on the Top 25 Divine Comedies. We will close the poll on Monday, January 20 at 11:59pm PST, and tabulate as quickly as we can.

    Here are the rules:

    1) You must fill out your A&F username to begin the poll. (If you're new: creating a username is free!)
    2) Rate each film from 1 to 5, 5 being the highest.
    3) There are twenty films on each page. You CAN go backward to change a film's rating while the poll is still unfinished. Once you finish or exit the poll, you cannot change any votes.
    4) Your vote will be weighted according to your A&F post count, similarly to last year's weighting (see weighting below). 
    5) You DO NOT have to vote for a film. Your non-vote will be considered a "Haven't Seen It."

    Weighting:
    · 0- 500 posts will receive a weight of 1
    · 500-1000 posts will receive a weight of 2
    · 1000-2000 posts will receive a weight of 3
    · 2000-3000 will receive a weight of 4
    · 3000+ posts will receive a weight of 5

    In the meantime, keep advocating for the films you believe should make this list and keep watching important ones so you will have seen them before you vote.

    Here's the final list of nominated and seconded films.

     

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) - William Dieterle & Max Reinhardt 

    A Night at the Opera (1935) - Edmund Goulding & Sam Wood

    A Room with a View (1985) - James Ivory 

    A Serious Man (2009) - Joel & Ethan Coen 

    About a Boy (2002) - Chris & Paul Weitz 

    Adam's Apples (2005) - Anders Thomas Jensen 

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) - Terry Gilliam 

    Alice (1990) - Woody Allen 

    Amarcord (1973) - Federico Fellini 

    Amélie (2001) - Jean-Pierre Jeunet 

    American Graffiti (1973) - George Lucas 

    The Apartment (1960) - Billy Wilder 

    Attack the Block (2011) - Joe Cornish 

    Back to the Future (1985) - Robert Zemeckis 

    Ball of Fire (1941) - Howard Hawks

    The Band's Visit (2007) - Eran Kolirin 

    Barcelona (1994) - Whit Stillman 

    Barton Fink (1991) - Joel & Ethan Coen 

    Bedazzled (1967) - Stanley Donen 

    Beetlejuice (1988) - Tim Burton 

    Being There (1979) - Hal Ashby 

    Bernie (2011) - Richard Linklater 

    Big Fish (2003) - Tim Burton 

    The Big Lebowski (1998) - Joel & Ethan Coen 

    Blazing Saddles (1974) - Mel Brooks 

    Brazil (1985) - Terry Gilliam 

    Broken Flowers (2005) - Jim Jarmusch 

    The Bucket List (2007) - Rob Reiner 

    Bull Durham (1988) - Ron Shelton

    Buffalo '66 (1998) - Vincent Gallo 

    Chimes at Midnight (1965) - Orson Welles 

    City Lights (1931) - Charles Chaplin

    City Slickers (1991) - Ron Underwood 

    The Court Jester (1955) - Melvin Frank & Norman Panama 

    Damsels in Distress (2011) - Whit Stillman 

    Death at a Funeral (2007) - Frank Oz 

    The Dish (2000) - Rob Sitch 

    Down By Law (1986) - Jim Jarmusch 

    Dr. Strangelove (1964) - Stanley Kubrick 

    Duck Soup (1933) - Leo McCarey 

    The Emperor's New Groove (2000) - Mark Dindall 

    Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) - Wes Anderson 

    Fargo (1996) - Joel & Ethan Coen

    Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - Norman Jewison 

    Finding Nemo (2003) - Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich

    The Fisher King (1991) - Terry Gilliam 

    Four Lions (2010) - Christopher Morris

    Frances Ha (2012) - Noah Baumbach

    The Frisco Kid (1979) - Robert Aldrich 

    The General (1926) - Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman 

    Ghost Town (2008) - David Koepp 

    The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) - Jaime Uys 

    The Graduate (1967) - Mike Nichols 

    The Great Dictator (1940) - Charles Chaplin

    Groundhog Day (1993) - Harold Ramis 

    Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - Woody Allen 

    Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) - Mike Leigh 

    Harold and Maude (1971) - Hal Ashby 

    Harvey (1950) - Henry Koster 

    Heaven Can Wait (1943) - Ernst Lubitsch 

    Henry Fool (1997) - Hal Hartley 

    Hobson's Choice (1954) - David Lean 

    Holiday (1938) - George Cukor 

    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) - Joel & Ethan Coen 

    In Bruges (2008) - Martin McDonagh 

    The Informant! (2009) - Steven Soderburgh 

    Italian for Beginners (2000) - Lone Scherfig 

    Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) - John Patrick Shanley 

    Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) - Robert Hamer 

    Lars and the Real Girl (2007) - Craig Gillespie 

    The Last Days of Disco (1998) - Whit Stillman 

    Last Holiday (1950) - Henry Cass 

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) - Wes Anderson 

    Life is Beautiful (1997) - Roberto Benigni 

    Life of Brian (1979) - Terry Jones 

    Little Miss Sunshine (2006) - Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris 

    Local Hero (1983) - Bill Forsythe 

    Lost in America (1985) - Albert Brooks 

    Manhattan (1979) - Woody Allen 

    Marley & Me (2008) - David Frankel 

    Mary and Max (2009) - Adam Elliot 

    Mash (1970) - Robert Altman 

    Metropolitan (1990) - Whit Stillman 

    Midnight in Paris (2011) - Woody Allen 

    Midnight Run (1988) - Martin Brest

    Miracle at Morgan's Creek (1944) - Preston Sturgess 

    Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - George Seaton 

    Modern Times (1936) - Charles Chaplin 

    Mon Oncle (1958) - Jacques Tati 

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones 

    Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Wes Anderson 

    Moonstruck (1987) - Norman Jewison 

    Il Mostro (1994) - Roberto Benigni 

    Much Ado About Nothing (1993) - Kenneth Branagh 

    The Muppet Movie (1979) - James Frawley

    Network (1976) - Sidney Lumet 

    Ninotchka (1979) - Ernst Lubitsch 

    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - Joel & Ethan Coen 

    The Philadelphia Story (1940) - George Cukor 

    Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) - John Hughes 

    Playtime (1967) - Jacques Tati 

    The Princess Bride (1987) - Rob Reiner 

    Punch-Drunk Love (2002) - Paul Thomas Anderson 

    The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) - Woody Allen 

    The Rabbi's Cat (2011)  - Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux 

    Raising Arizona (1987) - Joel & Ethan Coen 

    Ratatouille (2007) - Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava 

    Return to Me (2000) - Bonnie Hunt 

    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) - Tom Stoppard 

    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - Wes Anderson

    Ruby Sparks (2012) - Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris 

    The Rules of the Game (1939) - Jean Renoir 

    The Ruling Class (1972) - Peter Medak 

    Say Anything (1989) - Cameron Crowe 

    Sideways (2004) - Alexander Payne 

    Some Like It Hot (1959) - Billy Wilder 

    Stardust (2007) - Matthew Vaughn 

    The Station Agent (2003) - Thomas McCarthy 

    Stranger Than Fiction (2006) - Marc Forster

    Strictly Ballroom (1992) - Baz Luhrmann 

    Sullivan's Travels (1941) - Preston Sturges 

    Tampopo (1986) - Jûzô Itami 

    The Taste of Tea (2004) - Katsuhito Ishii 

    Thank You For Smoking (2005) - Jason Reitman 

    Three Colors: White (1994) - Krzysztof Kieslowski

    Three Kings (1999) - David O. Russell

    Time Bandits (1981) - Terry Gilliam 

    Toy Story 2 (1999) - John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich 

    The Trip (2010) - Michael Winterbottom 

    Trouble in Paradise (1932) - Ernst Lubitsch 

    The Truman Show (1998) - Peter Weir 

    The Unbelievable Truth (1989) - Hal Hartley 

    Underground (1995) - Emir Kusturica
    Up (2009) - Pete Docter & Bob Peterson 

    Ushpizin (2004) - Giddi Dar 

    Volver (2006) - Pedro Almodovar 

    Waking Ned Devine (1998) - Kirk Jones

    Waitress (2007) - Adrienne Shelley 

    Wall-E (2008) - Andrew Stanton 

    Win Win (2011) - Thomas McCarthy 

    Wonder Boys (2000) - Curtis Hanson

    You Can't Take It With You (1938) - Frank Capra 

    Young Frankenstein (1979) - Mel Brooks 

    Zelig (1993) - Woody Allen 

    Zoolander (2001) - Ben Stiller 

  12.  

     

     

     

    In the meantime, everyone vote first before you look at the results! Apparently this poll doesn't let you look at the results before voting without canceling your vote. We aren't trying to intentionally hide the results so you have to go in voting blind, but that seems to be the way A&F's polls work. At the moment, the two frontrunners are Memory and Divine Comedies.

     

     

    Sorry, M. Leary--I can't find a way to restore a vote that didn't occur. What a strange, bad loophole. 

     

    If the two topics remain neck in neck on Monday, I'm more than happy to set up another week of voting between two. We started this process slightly sooner than in previous years, so.

     

     

     

    Can he not create a temporary alias to get around it? 

    If not, M. Leary, I'd be happy to cast your vote by proxy!

     

    I've been dithering over my own choice, even before I found out which topics were neck and neck (and now 3rd).  In a way, I would rather this process were either result-blind or that the results were completely transparent.  Once I knew, I saw my vote differently, which I assume is the rationale for hiding results in the 1st place (though not A&F's!). 

     

     

    Or just have him direct message his vote and add it to the total?

     

    Of course! We can add his vote in at the end, no prob.

  13.  

    As a Green I believe we should have a preferential instant runoff style of voting.

    Multiple rounds of voting for everything!

    We'll see. It would take a week off our film nomination process, and if we do do a second round of voting, it might be more useful to do one with the actual films rather than with the theme. In the past, we haven't needed to do a theme runoff because there has always been a very clear winner. But, if this one stays close, then we probably should do a runoff between the two.

     

    Argh. I clicked view results. Can my null vote be restored?

    I'll check with Tyler and see.

    In the meantime, everyone vote first before you look at the results! Apparently this poll doesn't let you look at the results before voting without canceling your vote. We aren't trying to intentionally hide the results so you have to go in voting blind, but that seems to be the way A&F's polls work. At the moment, the two frontrunners are Memory and Divine Comedies.

     

     

    Sorry, M. Leary--I can't find a way to restore a vote that didn't occur. What a strange, bad loophole. 

     

    If the two topics remain neck in neck on Monday, I'm more than happy to set up another week of voting between two. We started this process slightly sooner than in previous years, so.

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