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Top 25 Films on Mercy: Nominations Thread

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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.

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Title: The Hudsucker Proxy
Director: The Coen Brothers (credited to just Joel)
Year: 1994
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110074/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

 

Title: True Grit
Director: The Coen Brothers (credited to both)
Year: 2010
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1403865/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): (Sorry about the bad quality)
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):


Title: Unforgiven
Director: Clint Eastwood
Year: 1992
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105695/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): SPOILER
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

 

Title: Love & Mercy
Director: Bill Pohlad
Year: 2014
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903657/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one)

 

Title: Murder on the Orient Express
Director: Sidney Lumet
Year: 1974
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071877/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

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Title: The Widow of Saint Pierre
Director: Patrice Leconte
Year: 2000
Language: French
IMDB Link
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

 


Link to the A&F thread on the film: Closest I could find is a thread about Overstreet's interview with Leconte: 

 

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The Merchant of Venice 

Director:  Michael Radford
Year: 2004
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379889/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):


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

 

Titus
Director: Julie Taymor
1999
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120866/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
YouTube Link


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

 

(It's about the abnegation of mercy)

 

Blade Runner
Director: Ridley Scott
Year: 1982
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 


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

Edited by mrmando

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Second Love and Mercy

Second Blade Runner

Second Merchant of Venice (assuming it's the directed-by-Michael-Radford version)

Edited by Andrew

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3 hours ago, mrmando said:

The Merchant of Venice 

 

 

Titus
Director: Julie Taymor

 

(It's about the abnegation of mercy)

 

Blade Runner
Director: Ridley Scott

Please edit your post to fit the required 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):
 

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Title: The Immigrant
Director: James Gray
Year: 2014
Language: English, Polish
IMDB Link: www.imdb.com/title/tt1951181
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 


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

 

Edited by Nathan Douglas

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Title: Dead Man Walking
Director: Tim Robbins
Year: 1995
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112818/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Because of where I live, YouTube is sometimes difficult to access and so I could not get ahold of the clip today.  I will try to edit the post with the link when I manage to get better access to YouTube.
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

 

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Title: Lars and the Real Girl
Director: Craig Gillespie
Year: 2007
Language: English
IMDB Link
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 


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

 

 

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Second Dead Man Walking and Lars and the Real Girl.

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Some version or other of Les Miserables, methinks ... 

Title: Les Miserables
Director: Lewis Milestone
Year: 1952
Language: Anglais
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044907/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

 

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

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We should keep a running list of the nominated and seconded films. If someone wants to move this elsewhere, feel free to do so.

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
True Grit (2010)
Unforgiven (1992)
Love & Mercy (2014) - seconded
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
The Pianist (2002) - seconded
Day Break (2005)
The Widow of Saint Pierre (2002) - seconded
Munyurangabo (2007) - seconded
The Merchant of Venice (2004) - seconded

Titus (1999)
Blade Runner (1982) - seconded
Frisco Jenny (1932)
The Immigrant (2014) - seconded
Le Fils (2002) -  seconded

Dead Man Walking (1995) - seconded
Lars and the Real Girl (2007) - seconded

Les Miserables (1952)
 

Edited by Evan C

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3 hours ago, Evan C said:

We should keep a running list of the nominated and seconded films. 

Don't worry, Evan. I'm on it. I'll be maintaining that list and will be updating it every few days.

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I am already so excited about this list. Thanks, SDG, for your role in setting this in motion.

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