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The Mission is gone. I'm a little sad to see that one go.


"It's a dangerous business going out your front door." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
"I want to believe in art-induced epiphanies." -- Josie
"I would never be dismissive of pop entertainment; it's much too serious a matter for that." -- NBooth

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And hallelujah... no Braveheart. (Although was that even nominated?)

Whoa! Magnolia and Punch-drunk Love, but no There Will Be Blood! That's amazing.


P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

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Bicycleran made the list. Good luck seeing that one again to write it up, whoever gets the shot.

I am sad that Ishtar is still missing.

(that was a joke, btw)

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Beautiful. Just beautiful. Thank you, Image folks, and thanks to all the A&F friends and acquaintances who made this happen. It's a lot to digest. I haven't seen a few of the Top 20, and several others further down the list (gotta get that Brakhage DVD again -- and watch it this time!).

I see Killer of Sheep made it --thanks to my vote, no doubt! ;)

EDIT: You know what really jumped out at me? Number 18. That was my first Ozu. Saw it on Bravo. LOVED it. His color films get to me more than his B&W, but I rated Tokyo Story pretty high, too, if memory serves.

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I haven't seen a few of the Top 20, and several others further down the list (gotta get that Brakhage DVD again -- and watch it this time!)

Christian, I doubt you have much reason to be embarrassed.

There are 32 of these titles I've never seen.

Including 4 of the top 20.


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We must've forgotten to nominate Ratcatcher.

I really like this list, it is without a doubt my favorite list so far.

And I really thought all you people were going to screw it up.

Honestly though -- when I look at it from an arts perspective, or a faith perspective, I see some films I can be proud of. And ain't that the point.

I see Killer of Sheep made it --thanks to my vote, no doubt! ;)

PS I promise to see this and hate it for you in the next year or so.


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Some stats.

By decade:

2000s: 23

1990s: 13

1980s: 14

1970s: 10

1960s: 14

1950s: 15

1940s: 7

1930s: 1

1920s: 3

By individual year (3+):

6: 1999

5: 1987

4: 2007, 2006, 2005

3: 1996, 1964, 1943

By director:

7: Ingmar Bergman

6: Andrei Tarkovsky

5: Robert Bresson, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Yasujiro Ozu

3: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Akira Kurosawa

2: Paul Thomas Anderson, Jean-Luc Godard, Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Terrence Malick, F.W. Murnau, Eric Rohmer, Roberto Rossellini, Jacques Tati, Wim Wenders

Dale

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I really like this list, it is without a doubt my favorite list so far.

And I really thought all you people were going to screw it up.

Honestly though -- when I look at it from an arts perspective, or a faith perspective, I see some films I can be proud of. And ain't that the point.

Overall, I agree. Except for the expectation of screwing anything up.


"It's a dangerous business going out your front door." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
"I want to believe in art-induced epiphanies." -- Josie
"I would never be dismissive of pop entertainment; it's much too serious a matter for that." -- NBooth

"If apologetics could prove God, I would lose all faith in Him." -- Josie

"What if--just what if--the very act of storytelling is itself redemptive? What if gathering up the scraps and fragments of a disordered life and binding them between the pages of a book in all of their fragmentary disorder is itself a gambit against that disorder?" -- NBooth

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:blink:

Um.

Huh.

Okay... I thought that somewhere along the way we said we would "grandfather in" the Sight and Sound Top 100 as nominations. Perhaps I dreamed that. But if I hadn't gathered that notion from somewhere, I would have nominated both Godfather and Godfather II. Hmm.

No Lawrence of Arabia. No Hitchcock whatsoever.

I'm going to start a checklist for next year's nominations.

Maybe we should start the 2011 nominating process early, to give all of us a long time to ponder additional titles...

Here's a good place to start.

When I was nominating films, I tried to think of ones I didn't think anyone else would put up there, which obviously let me overlook some famous titles (or ones that I assumed must be on the list already).

Another list site I just stumbled upon.

Some stats.

By decade:

2000s: 23

1990s: 13

1980s: 14

1970s: 10

1960s: 14

1950s: 15

1940s: 7

1930s: 1

1920s: 3

By individual year (3+):

6: 1999

5: 1987

4: 2007, 2006, 2005

3: 1996, 1964, 1943

By director:

7: Ingmar Bergman

6: Andrei Tarkovsky

5: Robert Bresson, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Yasujiro Ozu

3: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Akira Kurosawa

2: Paul Thomas Anderson, Jean-Luc Godard, Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Terrence Malick, F.W. Murnau, Eric Rohmer, Roberto Rossellini, Jacques Tati, Wim Wenders

Dale

Interesting that 1939, the year I've often heard called the greatest movie year ever, got shut out altogether.

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Okay... I thought that somewhere along the way we said we would "grandfather in" the Sight and Sound Top 100 as nominations. Perhaps I dreamed that. But if I hadn't gathered that notion from somewhere, I would have nominated both Godfather and Godfather II. Hmm.

Dang, I don't remember that at all. But we're keeping track of all these suggestions/comments/wishes for next year.

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Yeah, those year stats are probably the aspect of this list I'm least excited about, and the place where I suspect we're most likely to get serious criticism.

I'll push harder for animated films next year. And documentaries.


P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

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Yeah, those year stats are probably the aspect of this list I'm least excited about, and the place where I suspect we're most likely to get serious criticism.

I don't see why. Eight million more films came out in the last twenty years than in 1920.

And documentaries.

Holy smokes. No Stevie.

That is an oversight.


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(All assuming I deduped the lists correctly in my spreadsheet; let me know if you see a film in both lists.)

New in the 2010 list:

9 Early Summer ("Bakushû")

18 Floating Weeds ("Ukigusa")

19 Munyurangabo

20 Burmese Harp, The

22 Serious Man, A

24 Into Great Silence ("Le grand silence")

25 Nostalghia

26 Still Life ("Sanxia haoren")

27 Child, The ("L'Enfant")

33 Island, The ("Ostrov")

36 Days of Heaven

37 Playtime

39 Through a Glass Darkly ("Såsom i en spegel")

40 House is Black,The (Khaneh siah ast)

43 Silent Light ("Stella Licht")

46 M

47 Late Spring ("Banshun")

48 Killer of Sheep

50 Cyclist, The ("Bicycleran")

51 Spirit of the Beehive, The ("El espíritu de la colmena")

53 My Life to Live ("Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux")

60 Fanny and Alexander ("Fanny och Alexander")

61 Paris, Texas

64 Beau travail

66 By Brakhage: An Anthology

67 Lorna's Silence ("Le silence de Lorna")

68 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days ("4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile")

71 Autumn Afternoon, An (“Sanma no aji”)

72 Heartbeat Detector ("La question humaine")

74 Summer Hours ("L'heure d'été")

75 Rashômon

77 Black Narcissus

78 Eureka

79 Meshes in the Afternoon

81 Syndromes and a Century ("Sang sattawat")

84 Pickpocket

85 Punch-Drunk Love

87 Stroszek

89 Ushpizin ("The Guests")

90 Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher

91 Goodbye to the Children ("Au Revoir, Les Enfants")

92 Son of Man

93 Virgin Spring, The ("Jungfrukallan")

94 In Praise of Love ("Éloge de l'amour")

96 New World, The

97 M. Hulot's Holiday("Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot")

98 Return, The (Vozvrashchenie)

Kicked out from the 2008 list:

3 Miracle Maker, The

15 Mission, The

18 Jesus of Nazareth

21 Dead Man Walking

31 Hiding Place, The

36 To End All Wars

38 Shadowlands

39 Big Kahuna, The

40 Not of This World

41 Schindler's List

42 Millions

44 Taste of Cherry, A

45 Passion of the Christ, The

47 Wit

49 Nazarin

50 Secrets & Lies

51 Romero

52 Places in the Heart

55 Miserables, Les

56 Luther

58 Hell House

61 To Kill a Mockingbird

63 Last Temptation of Christ, The

64 Gospel of John, The

65 Hotel Rwanda

66 Fearless

68 Night of the Hunter, The

70 Stromboli

71 Stevie

72 Dogville

74 Black Robe

77 Werckmeister Harmonies

78 Waking Life

79 Koyaanisqatsi

80 Peter and Paul

81 13 Conversations About One Thing

82 Sweet Hereafter, The

86 Fiddler on The Roof

88 Year of Living Dangerously, The

89 L'Argent

90 Elephant Man, The

92 Molokai: The Story of Father Damien

94 Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring

95 Sansho the Bailiff

96 Lilies of the Field, The

98 Addiction, The

100 Tales of Ugetsu

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Metalfoot on Emmanuel Shall Come to Thee's Noel: "...this album is...monotony...bland, tripy fare..."

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Five biggest gains (excluding new films to the list):

87 to 28: Bicycle Thief, The (“Ladri di biciclette”)

76 to 17: Apu Trilogy (Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apu Sansar)

73 to 23: My Night at Maud's ("Ma nuit chez Maud")

62 to 16: Mirror, The ("Zerkalo")

85 to 41: Summer / The Green Ray ("Le Rayon vert")

Five biggest drops (excluding films completely off the list):

88 to 19: Jesus of Montreal ("Jesus De Montreal")

83 to 30: Yi Yi: A One and a Two ("Yi Yi")

86 to 35: Sacrifice, The ("Offret-Sacrificatio")

82 to 33: Rosetta

73 to 26: Tender Mercies

Complete list of films that did not change positions:

1 to 1: Ordet

Dale

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Metalfoot on Emmanuel Shall Come to Thee's Noel: "...this album is...monotony...bland, tripy fare..."

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Of the ones that dropped off, the ones I miss most are: 13 Conversations about One Thing, Romero, and Les Miz.


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The Miracle Maker was kicked off? I didn't like it at #3, but kicked off?!

I'd have been happy if it could've stayed in the Top 20.

And Stevie is killing me.

I can't see how those two can get low scores. I can see "Haven't Seen It," but that wasn't supposed to figure in outside of percentage-wise, right?


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M. Dale Prins, you are a god.

Oh, wait, I take that back. I don't want you to be eaten from the inside by worms. (Obscure Acts 12 reference.)

: Complete list of films that did not change positions:

: 1 to 1: Ordet

I can see that THIS is going to be our Citizen Kane, most likely.

FWIW, I probably won't bother counting the number of films on this list that I haven't seen, because I can't exactly REMEMBER how many of these films I might have seen. There once was a time when I went to the local cinematheques quite frequently, taking in entire career-spanning retrospectives in a matter of weeks and all that stuff -- but lately, not so much. Whenever I came across a film on the survey that I was unsure about, I simply tagged it as "never seen", but that doesn't mean I actually never saw it; still, if I obviously didn't remember them well enough to assign them any star ratings, I might as well have never seen them, as far as the voting was concerned, so that seemed like the best way to go.


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Very cool to see Frisbee on the list, btw.


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I'm sad to see Secrets & Lies, A Taste of Cherry, and Fearless go.

Has The Double Life of Veronique ever made one of our top 100 lists? The puppet maker scene from that has to be one of my five favorite scenes ever.


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Whenever I came across a film on the survey that I was unsure about, I simply tagged it as "never seen", but that doesn't mean I actually never saw it; still, if I obviously didn't remember them well enough to assign them any star ratings, I might as well have never seen them, as far as the voting was concerned, so that seemed like the best way to go.

Me, too.

Has The Double Life of Veronique ever made one of our top 100 lists? The puppet maker scene from that has to be one of my five favorite scenes ever.

Don't think so.


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Kubrick's complete absence from the list disappoints me (I was really pulling for A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, even though I figured 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY was a more likely appearance), but, overall, it's a fantastic list. It has real personality, and will bring attention to some less often-considered films. The only film's placement I strongly resent is IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE.

No Hitchcock whatsoever.

I nominated VERTIGO, so shame to the rest of the A&F community for not voting in its favor.

Interesting. No Lord of the Rings.

Can't say I'm sad about that one.

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I'm sensing a lot of energy around next year's list. :)

Kubrick's complete absence from the list

Oh... ouch.

2001: A Space Odyssey was nominated.


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