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So here is the Top 25 2013 Nominations Thread. We will follow the same rules and nomination format from prior years.

“Films on Marriage” was the clear winner of our poll. 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 January 4, 2013. The rules are as follows:

1) Nominations must follow this format (PLEASE do this - it really helps the IMAGE staff and interns out!)

Title:

Director:

Running Time:

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, 2011 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.

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Here's a working spreadsheet, thanks to Tyler.

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Here's a list of what we have so far. (I'll update this list every couple days):

8 1/2 (1963) - seconded

50 First Dates (2004) - seconded

A History of Violence (2005) - seconded

A Married Couple (1969)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) - seconded

A New Leaf (1971) - seconded

A Room with a View (1985)

A Separation (2011) - seconded

A Woman Under the Influence (1974) - seconded

Adam's Rib (1949) - seconded

The Addams Family (1991)

The African Queen (1951) - seconded

After the Wedding (2006) - seconded

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) - seconded

Another Year (2010) - seconded

Antichrist (2009) - seconded

The Antoine Doinel Saga - seconded

Away from Her (2006) - seconded

Away We Go (2009) - seconded

The Awful Truth (1937) - seconded

Babies (2010) - seconded

Baby Doll (1956)

Beginners (2010) - seconded

The Best of Youth (2003) - seconded

Blue Valentine (2010) - seconded

Breaking Away (1979) - seconded

Breaking the Waves (1996) - seconded

The Brood (1979) - seconded

Camelot (1967) - seconded

Carnage (2011) - seconded

Casablanca (1942)

Certified Copy (2010) - seconded

Chrystal (2004) - seconded

Cold Heaven (1991) - seconded

Corpse Bride (2005)

Cries and Whispers (1972)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) - seconded

The Crucible (1996)

The Day I Became a Woman (2000)

Days and Clouds (2007) - seconded

Days of Heaven (1978) - seconded

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Diner (1982)

Dodsworth (1936) - seconded

Don't Look Now (1973) - seconded

Elena (2011)

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) - seconded

The Face of Another (1966) - seconded

Face/Off (1997) - seconded

The Family Way (1966) - seconded

Fargo (1996) - seconded

Fearless (1993) - seconded

Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - seconded

Forces of Nature (1999)

The Fountain (2006) - seconded

Friendly Persuasion (1956) - seconded

The Gathering (1977)

Gertrud (1964) - seconded

The Gift of the Magi (1952)

Gilles' Wife (La femme de Gilles) (2004) - seconded

The Godfather: Part II (1974) - seconded

Gold and Copper (2011)

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Good Sam (1948)

The Green Ray / Summer (1986)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Heat (1995)

High Noon (1952) - seconded

Hobson's Choice (1954) - seconded

Hour of the Wolf (1968) - seconded

Howard’s End (1992)

Husbands (1970) - seconded

Husbands and Wives (1992) - seconded

I Am Love (2009) - seconded

The Ice Storm (1997) - seconded

In America (2002) - seconded

In the Bedroom (2001) - seconded

In the Mood for Love (2000) - seconded

The Incredibles (2004) - seconded

Iris (2001)

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) - seconded

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Jodhaa Akbar (2008) - seconded

Junebug (2005) - seconded

The King is Alive (2000)

Knocked Up (2007)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) - seconded

La Belle et La Bete (1946)

La belle noiseuse (1991)

La femme infidele (1969) - seconded

La moustache (2005) - seconded

La Notte (1961)

L'Atalante (1934) - seconded

The Lady Eve (1941)

Lantana (2001) - seconded

The Last Station (2009) - seconded

Le Mepris (1963) - seconded

L'Enfant (The Child) (2005) - seconded

Life is Beautiful (1997)

The Lion in Winter (1968) - seconded

The Loneliest Planet (2011) - seconded

Lost in America (1985)

Lost in Translation (2003) - seconded

Love (Chloe) in the Afternoon (1972) - seconded

Love Liza (2002)

Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) - seconded

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) - seconded

Metropolis (2001)

The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

Monsoon Wedding (2001) - seconded

Moonstruck (1987) - seconded

The Mosquito Coast (1986) - seconded

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) - seconded

My Favorite Wife (1940)

My Night at Maud's (1969) - seconded

Mysteries of Lisbon (2010) - seconded

The New World (2005) - seconded

The Notebook (2004)

Notorious (1946)

On Golden Pond (1981) - seconded

Ordinary People (1980) - seconded

Othello (1952) - seconded

Our Town (1940)

The Out of Towners (1970)

The Painted Veil (2006) - seconded

The Palm Beach Story (1942) - seconded

Paris, Texas (1984) - seconded

The Philadelphia Story (1940) - seconded

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) - seconded

Pollock (2000) - seconded

Poltergeist (1982)

Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV Series) - seconded

The Quiet Man (1952) - seconded

Rabbit Hole (2010) - seconded

Raising Arizona (1987) - seconded

Raising Cain (1992)

Random Harvest (1942)

Rear Window (1954) - seconded

Rebecca (1940) - seconded

Revolutionary Road (2008) - seconded

The Road Home (1999) - seconded

Rosemary's Baby (1968) - seconded

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - seconded

Scenes from a Marriage (1973) - seconded

Scotland, PA (2001)

The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002) - seconded

Sense and Sensibility (1995) - seconded

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Shadowlands (1993) - seconded

Shall We Dance? (1996)

Shame (1968) - seconded

The Shining (1980) - seconded

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) - seconded

Solaris (1972) - seconded

The Squid and the Whale (2005) - seconded

The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

The Story of Us (1999) - seconded

Stromboli (1950)

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) - seconded

Sweet Land (2005) - seconded

Take Shelter (2011) - seconded

Talk to Her (2002)

Ten Days of Wonder (1971)

Tender Mercies (1983) - seconded

The Thin Man (1934) - seconded

Three Colors: White (1994) - seconded

The Thrill of It All (1963)

Time Indefinite (1993) - seconded

Tokyo Story (1953) - seconded

Trouble Every Day (2001)

Tuesday, After Christmas (2010) - seconded

Tyrannosaur (2011) - seconded

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) - seconded

Unfaithfully Yours (1948) - seconding

Up (2009) - seconded

Voyage to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (1954) - seconded

Walk the Line (2005)

The War of the Roses (1989) - seconded

What's Love Got to Do With It (1993)

When A Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)

When Harry Met Sally (1989) - seconded

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) - seconded

Win Win (2011) - seconded

Woman of the Year (1942) - seconded

Yi Yi (2000) - seconded

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Title: Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

Director: F.W. Murnau

Running Time: 95 minutes

Language: Silent

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018455/

YouTube Link:

Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://artsandfaith....?showtopic=1013

Title: A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Director: John Cassavetes

Running Time: 155 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072417/

YouTube Link:

Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://artsandfaith....showtopic=28117

Title: Breaking the Waves (1996)

Director: Lars von Trier

Running Time: 158 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115751/

YouTube Link:

(NSFW)

Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://artsandfaith....?showtopic=7625

Title: Certified Copy (2010)

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Running Time: 106 minutes

Language: English, French, Italian

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020773/

YouTube Link:

Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://artsandfaith....showtopic=18501

Title: Another Year (2010)

Director: Mike Leigh

Running Time: 129 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431181/

YouTube Link:

Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://artsandfaith....showtopic=25626

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Title: Fargo (1996)

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Running Time: 98 minutes

Language: English

IMDb link: Fargo

A&F link: Fargo

Title: The Godfather: Part II

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Running Time: 200 minutes

Language: English, Italian

IMDb link: The Godfather: Part II

MAJOR SPOILER IN THIS CLIP! DO NOT WATCH IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FILM!

A&F link: The Godfather (includes discussions on all three films).

Edited by John Drew

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Second Breaking the Waves (the only one of your five that I've seen).

edit: Jeremy, can a rule be added about "seconding". Just wondering if we could keep "seconded" posts separated from nominations, rather than seconding a film and adding nominations in the same post. It might make it easier for you to tabulate seconded films, without having to sift too much through posts

Edited by John Drew

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Title: It's A Wonderful Life

Director: Frank Capra

Running Time: 2:10

Language: English

IMDB: ht tp://www . imdb.com/title/tt0038650

YouTube: ht tp://www . youtube.com/watch?v=LJfZaT8ncYk

Title: The Lady Eve

Director: Preston Sturges

Running Time: 94 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: ht tp://www . imdb.com/title/tt0033804/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www . youtube.com/watch?v=WEtyyouT3WM

Title: The Story of Us

Director: Rob Reiner

Running Time: 95 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: ht tp://www . imdb.com/title/tt0160916/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www . youtube.com/watch?v=dF5BS0QkUI8

Title: UP

Director: Pete Docter

Running Time: 96 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: ht tp://www . imdb.com/title/tt1049413/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www . youtube.com/watch?v=pkqzFUhGPJg

Title: The Best of Youth

Director: Marco Tollio Gordana

Running Time: 366 min

Language: Italian / English

IMDB Link: ht tp://www . imdb.com/title/tt0346336/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www . youtube.com/watch?v=eIozQwKTxp0

Title: Breaking Away

Director: Peter Yates

Running Time: 101 min

Language: English / Italian

IMDB Link: ht tp://www . imdb.com/title/tt0078902/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www . youtube.com/watch?v=J1jzs6dk4bs

Title: Moonstruck

Director: Norman Jewison

Running Time: 102 min.

Language: English / Italian

IMDB Link: ht tp://www . imdb.com/title/tt0093565/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www . youtube.com/watch?v=FtvJexR4iVg

Title: Random Harvest

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Running Time: 126 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: ht tp://www . imdb.com/title/tt0035238/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www . youtube.com/watch?v=42ZQiblzKhU

Title: Rebecca

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Running Time: 130 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: ht tp://www . imdb.com/title/tt0032976/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www . youtube.com/watch?v=PwneccC52fY

Title: Notorious

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Running Time: 101 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: ht tp://www . imdb.com/title/tt0038787/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www . youtube.com/watch?v=2G8HY1UDe7Q

Title: Shall We Dance?

Director: Masayuki Suo

Running Time: 119 min

Language: Japanese

IMDB Link: ht tp://www .imdb.com/title/tt0117615/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www .youtube.com/watch?v=zQWEhPYwuY4

Title: The Gathering (TV)

Director: Randal Kleiser

Running Time: 94 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: ht tp://www .imdb.com/title/tt0076067/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www .youtube.com/watch?v=IwNbkm3ZGQc

Title: Poltergeist

Director: Tobe Hooper

Running Time: 114 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: ht tp://www .imdb.com/title/tt0084516/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www .youtube.com/watch?v=5ytjaMfoF2M

Title: Face/Off

Director: John Woo

Running Time: 138 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: ht tp://www .imdb.com/title/tt0119094/

YouTube Link: ht tp://www .youtube.com/watch?v=Vlg-VRc6TbY

Edited by Nick Alexander

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If I could make only one nomination, it would be this film:

Title: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Director: Mike Nichols

Running Time: 131 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061184/

YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=25900

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Title: The Family Way

Director: Roy Boulting

Running Time: 115 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060395/

YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): The entire movie was on YouTube at one point, but seems to be gone now. If anyone has difficulty finding this film, let me know and I'll send you another link; this is my #3 film of all time and I definitely want it to be seen. In the meantime, I found these two clips: the first one is serious (and might contain a spoiler), and is missing a bit in the middle; the second one is funnier, and is actually three different scenes linked by a certain phrase:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E96d1o9Xe0s

Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://artsandfaith....p?showtopic=762

Edited by Peter T Chattaway

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Title: HOUR OF THE WOLF (VARGTIMMEN) (1968)

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Running Time: 90 min

Language: Swedish

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063759/

YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

It may seem like it would fit better in "horror" or "films about artists", but I think HOUR OF THE WOLF paints a fascinating picture of marriage to a temperamental artist and the secrets and lies that underpin the marriage in the film. Anyway, I'm going to nominate it though I fully expect other more obvious Bergman films such as SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE to be nominated as well.

Edited by Anders

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For now, 2 of my perennial favorites/advocacy projects smile.png :

Title: Tender Mercies

Director: Bruce Beresford

Running Time: 100 minutes

Language: English

IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086423/

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMm0a6Ugb3s"]http://www.youtube.c...h?v=lMm0a6Ugb3s

Link to the A&F thread on the movie: http://artsandfaith....?showtopic=5701

and as a bonus, link to our Top 100 enty: http://artsandfaith....dermercies.html

Title: Fiddler on the Roof

Director: Norman Jewison

Running Time: 181 minutes

Langauge: English, with a little Hebrew and Russian

IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067093/

YouTube link:

Link to the A&F thread on the movie: http://artsandfaith....showtopic=12568

Top 100 entry: http://artsandfaith....rontheroof.html

Edited by David Smedberg

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Second Breaking Away (I guess I just have an affinity to films with "Breaking" in the title).

Second Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

Edited by John Drew

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I thought Christian was going to jump all over this one, so I hesitated early this morning. ;)

Title: A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) - 2011

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Running Time: 123 minutes

IMDb link: A Separation

A&F link: A Separation

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Title: Raising Cain

Director: Brian De Palma

Running Time: 91 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105217/

YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): N/A

Title: The Seven Year Itch

Director: Billy Wilder

Running Time: 105 min.

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048605/

YouTube Link:

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): N/A

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Title: Rear Window (1954)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Language: English

Running Time: 112 min

IDMB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047396/

Title: La Belle et La Bete (1946)

Director: Jean Cocteau

Running Time: 96 min

Language: French

IDMB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038348/

Title: Tender Mercies (1983)

Director: Bruce Beresford

Running Time: 100 min

Language: English

IDMB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086423/

Title: Hable con Ella (Talk to Her) (2002)

Director: Pedro Almodovar

Running Time: 112 min

Language: English

IDMB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287467/

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Throwing a few more out there. No strong opinions on any of 'em, but they might be interesting to discuss:

Title: The Mirror Crack'd

Director: Guy Hamilton

Running Time: 105 min

Language: English

IMDB Link

YouTube Link

Title: Ten Days Wonder

Director: Claude Chabrol

Running Time: 110 min

Language: English and French

IMDB Link

YouTube Link

Title: Baby Doll

Director: Elia Kazan

Running Time: 114 min

Language: English

IMDB Link

Title: The Addams Family

Director: Barry Sonnefield

Running Time: 99 min

Language: English

IMDB Link

Title: The Man who Knew Too Much

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Running Time: 120 min

Language: English

IMDB Link

YouTube Link

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I second A Woman Under the Influence, The Family Way, and Shame.

(I would third several more if it were required, and there are others I simply haven't seen.)

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Title: Make Way For Tomorrow

Director: Leo McCarey

Running Time: 91 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029192/

Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://ArtsAndFaith.com/index.php?showtopic=25898&hl=%22make%20way%20for%20tomorrow%22&st=0

Title: Away From Her

Director: Sarah Polley

Running Time: 110 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491747/

Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://ArtsAndFaith.com/index.php?showtopic=14870&st=0

Title: Take Shelter

Director: Jeff Nichols

Running Time: 120 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675192/

Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://ArtsAndFaith.com/index.php?showtopic=26065&hl=%20take%20%20shelter&st=0

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