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I recognize that this nomination is more recent than Dec. 31, 2012 and will need some strong advocacy to be included, but it certainly qualifies as a film about memory:

Title: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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I say nay to making an exception for it. Not because of any animosity towards the film, but because I support the rule that excludes it.

 

 

Agreed.

 

 

 

I can see a good argument being made for a film released in 2013 being accepted to the list, as most of those films are now available for home viewing.  But a current release, which only has a tentative home release date scheduled at the moment, may be pushing things. 

 

I totally understand the sentiment, and agree with the rule about current releases. I made the nomination as it is so strongly a memory film, even memories about memories about memories. We can stay with the rule, but I'd recommend those interested in films about memory to check out TGBH.

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I recognize that this nomination is more recent than Dec. 31, 2012 and will need some strong advocacy to be included, but it certainly qualifies as a film about memory:

Title: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Second!
I say nay to making an exception for it. Not because of any animosity towards the film, but because I support the rule that excludes it.

 

 

Agreed.

 

 

 

I can see a good argument being made for a film released in 2013 being accepted to the list, as most of those films are now available for home viewing.  But a current release, which only has a tentative home release date scheduled at the moment, may be pushing things. 

 

I totally understand the sentiment, and agree with the rule about current releases. I made the nomination as it is so strongly a memory film, even memories about memories about memories. We can stay with the rule, but I'd recommend those interested in films about memory to check out TGBH.

 

 

I can see it being read as a memory film (and it do love the film on two viewings), but is it more strongly a memory film than 25 other nominated films at this point? I'm not so sure.

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Title: Eternity and a Day (1998)
Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Running Time: 137 mins
Language: Greek
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyoSHXAMpKs
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):
 
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Director: Bryan Singer
Running Time: 106 mins
Language: English
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):
 
Nostalghia (1983)
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Running Time: 125 mins
Language: Italian, Russian
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=3355&hl=nostalghia
 
Title: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)
Director: Sergei Parajanov
Running Time: 98 mins
Language: Ukrainian
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):
 
Lola Montès (1955)
Director: Max Ophüls
Running Time: 115 mins
Language: English, German, French
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):
 
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Running Time: 85 mins
Language: English
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JboW8AHE7A
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):
 
 
I also second/or add my vote to:
Blade Runner (1982)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
The Mirror (1975) - can this one just be #1???
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Rashômon (1950)
Russian Ark (2002)
Spellbound (1945)
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
The Tree of Life (2011)
Vertigo (1958)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
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I recognize that this nomination is more recent than Dec. 31, 2012 and will need some strong advocacy to be included, but it certainly qualifies as a film about memory:

Title: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Second!
I say nay to making an exception for it. Not because of any animosity towards the film, but because I support the rule that excludes it.

 

Agreed.

 

I can see a good argument being made for a film released in 2013 being accepted to the list, as most of those films are now available for home viewing.  But a current release, which only has a tentative home release date scheduled at the moment, may be pushing things. 

I totally understand the sentiment, and agree with the rule about current releases. I made the nomination as it is so strongly a memory film, even memories about memories about memories. We can stay with the rule, but I'd recommend those interested in films about memory to check out TGBH.

I'm fine with the rule as well.  I seconded Grand Budapest, because if we had decided to make an exception, it's the one film that arguably deserves it.

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I recognize that this nomination is more recent than Dec. 31, 2012 and will need some strong advocacy to be included, but it certainly qualifies as a film about memory:

Title: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Second!
I say nay to making an exception for it. Not because of any animosity towards the film, but because I support the rule that excludes it.

 

Agreed.

 

I can see a good argument being made for a film released in 2013 being accepted to the list, as most of those films are now available for home viewing.  But a current release, which only has a tentative home release date scheduled at the moment, may be pushing things. 

I totally understand the sentiment, and agree with the rule about current releases. I made the nomination as it is so strongly a memory film, even memories about memories about memories. We can stay with the rule, but I'd recommend those interested in films about memory to check out TGBH.

I'm fine with the rule as well.  I seconded Grand Budapest, because if we had decided to make an exception, it's the one film that arguably deserves it.

 

Well, that and The Act of Killing and Upstream Color all have strong cases. But of the three, the only one I'd strain to include at this point is The Act of Killing.

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Jeremy, do you know when (or if) you'll have a chance to update the nominations list?

Yes, I've been meaning to do that for weeks now, but my schedule's been busier than normal.

I'll have it done by this Thursday.

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Nostalghia (1983)

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

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Title: The Secret Life of Words

Director: Isabel Coixet

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Iris (2001)

D: Richard Eyre

Second.

 

Title: Wit

Director: Mike Nichols

Second.

 

Title: ORPHEUS (ORPHÉE)

Director: Jean Cocteau

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Title: F for Fake

Director: Orson Welles

Running Time: 89 mins
Language: English/French/Spanish
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): N/A

 

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Title: The Thin Blue Line

Director: Errol Morris

Running Time: 103 mins
Language: English
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=26779

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The Last Picture Show (1971)
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Running Time: 118 mins
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067328/




Atlantic City (1980)
Director: Louis Malle
Running Time: 104 mins
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080388/



Los Muertos (2004)
Director: Lisandro alonso
Running Time: 78 mins
Language: Spanish
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407021/



The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Director: Jacques Demy
Running Time: 91 mins
Language: French
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058450/



Time Indefinite (1993)
Director: Ross McElwee
Running Time: 114 mins
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108341/


Colossal Youth (2006)
Director: Pedro Costa
Running Time: 155 mins
Language: Portuguese
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460480/



Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (2007)
Director: John Gianvito
Running Time: 58 mins
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1158308/


Birth (2004)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Running Time: 100 mins
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337876/



The Beaches of Agnes (2008)
Director: Agnes Varda
Running Time: 110 mins
Language: French
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129435/



Saraband (2003)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Running Time: 107 mins
Language: Swedish
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299478/



A Moment of Innocence (1996)
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Running Time: 78 mins
Language: Persian
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117214/
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Director: Jacques Demy

Running Time: 91 mins

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058450/

Really? I adore the film, but other than the last scene, I don't think memory plays any role in the narrative at all.

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Well, that and The Act of Killing and Upstream Color all have strong cases. But of the three, the only one I'd strain to include at this point is The Act of Killing.

 

 

Since The Act of Killing is ineligible, how about S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, a similar and powerful film that is eligible? 

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Well, that and The Act of Killing and Upstream Color all have strong cases. But of the three, the only one I'd strain to include at this point is The Act of Killing.

 

 

Since The Act of Killing is ineligible, how about S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, a similar and powerful film that is eligible? 

 

 

Nomination rule #5) No films released after December 31, 2012 can be nominated. (Like last time, if there is a heavily advocated for exception, we’re open to allowing for it.)

 

I know the discussion was made in a previous nomination thread, but I don't have the time to find it, and for the life of me I can't remember the final decision.  Were we going by North America release dates, or by IMDb listing as to the official year a film was released? If the former, then The Act of Killing is ineligible.  If the latter, then it is up for consideration, as IMDb lists it as a 2012 film (debuting in Denmark on November 8th).

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Not sure how many of these have been seconded yet. So, just in case...
 

The Act of Killing (2012) - Joshua Oppenheimer

 
Seconded, if it qualifies.
 

Away From Her (2006) - Sarah Polley

 
Seconded.
 

Exotica (1994) - Atom Egoyan

 
Seconded.

The Arbor (2010)
Director: Clio Barnard
Running Time: 94 mins
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1623008/


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Title: Martha Marcy May Marlene

Director: Sean Durkin

Running Time: 102 minutes

Language: English

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441326/

Youtube: (Semi-spoilerific trailer if you haven't seen the film)

A&F Thread: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=26586&hl=%2Bmartha+%2Bmarcy+%2Bmarlene

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The Beaches of Agnes (2008)

Director: Agnes Varda

Saraband (2003)

Director: Ingmar Bergman

A Moment of Innocence (1996)

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

 

 

Please register a second for all three of these.

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