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Top 100 2011: Writers Needed

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Friends:

We need volunteers willing to write short, 2-3 paragraph blurbs about the films that are new to this year's list.

A great example of a well-written blurb is SDG's piece on The Decalogue: we're looking for something about plot, cinematography, and, ultimately, the meaning of the thing.

We need to reserve the right to edit your work, but we're pretty good and sensitive at the editing biz.

Don't over-promise. Take on 1-4 films and if you finish those you can take on more.

As films are taken I will remove them from this post.

PM me to respond and to ask questions.

Let's divvy up the labor and have the whole site ready for our PR campaign!

Thanks, gang.

ALL BLURBS CURRENTLY TAKEN. YAY!!!

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There Will Be Blood (2007)

Touch of Evil (1958)

Trial , The (1962)

Vertigo (1958)

I'd be happy to take these. :)

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I'll take Ran, most definitely.

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I'd like to take Schindler's List and The Miracle Maker.

Edited by David Smedberg

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I'll take The Miracle Maker, Sophie Scholl and Born into Brothels to start.

D'oh, sorry David, didn't mean to step on your toes there!

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That's all right-- I changed my post late. But yes, I will keep it. :) I'll be sure and keep your excellent review in mind as I do.

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So Miracle Maker and Schindler to David; Sophie Scholl and Born into Brothels to SDG.

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I'll take The Searchers.

And "Night of the Hunter".

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I'd be happy to write up 3 paragraphs for Amadeus (1984), although Jeffrey can have it if he wants, since I seem to remember he spent some significant time on it in his book.

I'd also like to try Paths of Glory (1957), because I've always known that there was something of spiritual worth to the film, and I think I can wrestle it out of it if I watch it again.

Edited by Persiflage

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I'll take How Green Was My Valley.

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Greg Wolfe wrote:

: Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

: Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

These are among my, like, personal Top 20 films of all time (and two of them are in the all-time Top 5), so...

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I would love to do Iron Giant.

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I'd like to write on APOCALYPSE NOW and SPIRITED AWAY.

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Playtime (1967)

I can pick up these two. And Lazarescu, but only if no one else really, really wants it.

Edited by M. Leary

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I'll take Grave of the Fireflies, too.

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I'm working with y'all via PM.

Keep your eyes on the list of films in the first post to see what is available.

Thanks to those who have volunteered so far. We've got a ways to go yet, so please join the effort.

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Great initial blast of volunteerism.

Suddenly we only have 12 films left....

PLEASE step up and take 1-4.

We can nail this thing and have it ready for the world to see as we unveil it -- the whole top 100 film site.

Thanks again!

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Greg, when are you looking to have these again? I can take Weeping Camel, which will make three for me. I can get them done sometime in February.

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We're hoping for February 1 or as close to it as possible.

If we have to have some film pages up without blurbs, so be it, but we'd like to be as complete as possible.

SDG, shall I put you down for the Blubbing Camel? If not, no worries.

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I will take Ratcatcher, Dogville and The Rules of the Lame -- jokin'! I hate that film. Good luck to whoever takes it trying to not tell the truth about it being a TOTAL BORE

I'll take Code Unknown.

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We're hoping for February 1 or as close to it as possible.

If we have to have some film pages up without blurbs, so be it, but we'd like to be as complete as possible.

SDG, shall I put you down for the Blubbing Camel? If not, no worries.

Ah. February 1 is soon. I don't want to overpromise. I'm dead overbooked till the end of January and have high hopes that February will be a time of tranquility in which I will bang out little requests like these, but I'm sure I can keep you happier with the timeliness of two than three, so, I regretfully pass on the Blubbing Bactrian.

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Stef: you got 'em!

ONLY EIGHT (8) LEFT!!!

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I can add Sullivan's Travels (1941) to my other two.

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Great. Thanks!

I can add Sullivan's Travels (1941) to my other two.

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I'll take:



  • Double Life of Veronique, The (1991)
  • Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
  • Paprika (2006)
  • Story of the Weeping Camel, The (2003)**

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