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Top 25 Films on Mercy: Assigned Write-Ups


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Note: We want to try to have our blurbs/write-ups done and turned in by May 25th.

 

1 - Continue to use the official Results thread to discuss the results.  If you would like to write a paragraph (2-3 sentences) explaining how one of the winning films on our list interacts with spiritual themes or otherwise why it warranted making a list entitled "Top 25 Films on Memory," use this thread to post the following:

 

1st choice: ______________

2nd choice: ______________

3rd choice: ______________

How many promotional blurbs/write-ups are you willing to do? __

 

2 - We'll give this 5 days for everyone to put in their claims.  So this claim process tentatively ends on the 9th at 11:59 pacific standard time.  Beginning on Tuesday morning (the 10th), I will finalize who is assigned what films based on what you've posted here.

 

3 - First, we will assign one write-up per person, first looking at everyone's first choice (then their second, etc.), and giving priority as follows:

[a] to who nominated the film, then

to who seconded the film, then

[c] to who has invested more time at A&F (determined by total post count), and then

[d] by first come, first serve.

 

Then, if there are any films left, I will begin assign a second film to those willing to write more than one, based on the [a] through [d] priority as above.  Then I'll even assign a third film if to a few of you if it becomes necessary.

 

4 - If you see that you and someone else both really want to do the write-up for the same film, then talk to them about it.  Be courteous.  In the past, writers have made trades before.  So, if, based on who gets priority, one person is willing to give up a film to another person, then tell me.

 

5 - I will add names below for who is assigned to which film.  I may periodically add names if it is obvious that someone wants to write for their own nominated film.

________________________

 

strike-through & bold = assigned

no strike-through & italic = still up for grabs

 

 

1.    Monsieur Vincent (1947)
2.    Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943)
3.    Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
4.    Happy Together (1997)
5.    Miserables, Les (1935)
6.    Of Gods and Men (2010)
7.    Elephant Man, The (1980)
8.    Frisco Jenny (1932)
9.    Son, The (2002)
10.    Tale of Two Cities, A (1935)
11.    Scrooge (1951)
12.    Kid, The (1921)
13.    Kid with a Bike, The (2011)
14.    City Lights (1931)
15.    Joyeux Noel (2005)
16.    Love & Mercy (2014)
17.    Munyurangabo (2007)
18.    Phantom Carriage, The (1921)
19.    Tsotsi (2005)
20.    Devil and Daniel Webster, The (1941)
21.    Hadewijch (2009)
22.    Pieces of April (2003)
23.    Spirited Away (2001)
24.    Island, The (2006)
25.    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

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1st choice: Happy Together

2nd choice: The Ox-Bow Incident

3rd choice: The Elephant Mn

How many promotional blurbs/write-ups are you willing to do? 2 (preference: 1, but I could swing 2 what with summer and all).

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For ease of reference, first name is nominator, second is seconder:

 

1.    Monsieur Vincent (1947) - SDG; vjmorton
2.    Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943) - NBooth; Darrel Manson
3.    Diary of a Country Priest (1951) - Nathan Douglas; Beth R
4.    Happy Together (1997) - NBooth; Anders
5.    Miserables, Les (1935) J.A.A. Purves; Joel Mayward
6.    Of Gods and Men (2010) - Brian D; Darrel Manson
7.    Elephant Man, The (1980) - NBooth; Darrel Manson
8.    Frisco Jenny (1932) - Darren H; J.A.A. Purves
9.    Son, The (2002) - Joel Mayward; Evan C
10.    Tale of Two Cities, A (1935) - J.A.A. Purves; NBooth
11.    Scrooge (1951) - Anders; SDG
12.    Kid, The (1921) - Joel Mayward; no one ever seconded this
13.    Kid with a Bike, The (2011) - J.A.A. Purves; Darrel Manson
14.    City Lights (1931) - Ryan H; Evan C
15.    Joyeux Noel (2005) - Attica; Joel Mayward
16.    Love & Mercy (2014)  - Evan C; Andrew
17.    Munyurangabo (2007) - Joel Mayward; Tyler
18.    Phantom Carriage, The (1921) - J.A.A. Purves; Joel Mayward
19.    Tsotsi (2005) - SDG; Evan C
20.    Devil and Daniel Webster, The (1941) - J.A.A. Purves; Attica
21.    Hadewijch (2009) - J.A.A. Purves; vjmorton
22.    Pieces of April (2003) - SDG; Joel Mayward
23.    Spirited Away (2001) - Andrew; Darrel Manson
24.    Island, The (2006) - Attica; Tyler
25.    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - Andrew; SDG

Edited by Evan C

"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

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1st choice: SCROOGE

2nd choice: THE KID (Chaplin)

3rd choice: THE ELEPHANT MAN

I could do one or two  

 

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Great list!  I especially love that so many films come from earlier than 1960.

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1st Choice: Pieces of April

2nd Choice: Love & Mercy

3rd Choice: The Phantom Carriage

I'm willing to do one or two.

"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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I can take one,

1. Of Gods And Men

2. Elephant Man

3. Phantom Carriage

"...the vivid crossing of borders between film and theology may save the film from the banality of cinema and festival business, and it may also save the church from the deep sleep of the habitual and the always known."

(Hans Werner Dannowski)

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So... I missed all the voting. Ugh. But I love the list!

I'll volunteer to take these if needed:

1. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

2. Spirited Away

3. Les Miserables

"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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Here are the blurb assignments. We still need someone for Joyeux Noel, if anyone is interested.

 

1.    Monsieur Vincent (1947) - SDG

2.    Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943) – NBooth

3.    Diary of a Country Priest (1951) – Nathan Douglas

4.    Happy Together (1997) – NBooth

5.    Miserables, Les (1935) – Jeremy Purves

6.    Of Gods and Men (2010) –MLeary

7.    Elephant Man, The (1980) – Anders

8.    Frisco Jenny (1932) – Darren H

9.    Son, The (2002) –Joel

10.    Tale of Two Cities, A (1935) — Jeremy Purves

11.    Scrooge (1951) – Anders

12.    Kid, The (1921) – mrmando

13.    Kid with a Bike, The (2011) – Joel

14.    City Lights (1931) – mrmando

15.    Joyeux Noel (2005)

16.    Love & Mercy (2014) – Evan

17.    Munyurangabo (2007) – Overstreet

18.    Phantom Carriage, The (1921) – Evan

19.    Tsotsi (2005) – SDG

20.    Devil and Daniel Webster, The (1941) –mrmando

21.    Hadewijch (2009) – Jeremy Purves

22.    Pieces of April (2003) – SDG

23.    Spirited Away (2001) – Overstreet

24.    Island, The (2006) – Brian D

25.    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - Darryl

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  • 4 weeks later...

Okay, we're almost across the finished line here, but I still haven't received blurbs for the following movies:

City Lights

The Kid

The Devil and Daniel Webster

 

Since I haven't been able to get in contact the assigned individual, I'd like to reopen the floor for volunteers. I can step up for City Lights and/or The Kid, if nobody else wants it, but I don't have a good enough handle on Webster to tackle that one.

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