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Posted 12 April 2004 - 09:50 PM

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#2 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 12:24 AM

Alan wrote:
: Which After Life ?

Presumably the Japanese film of that name. At least, that's what I assumed I was voting for.

: What is "Life & Passion of Christ"? The 1898 short? The 1905 short?

The 1905 Pathé film that made the Vatican's Top 45, yes.

: I would argue both are ineligible as they are not feature-length films.

Neither is Dekalog, but you don't hear anyone complaining.

I think we have to recognize that feature films (i.e. films of at least one hour in length) pretty much did not exist before 1912 or so, and thus, our standards for the earlier film era will need to be a little different than our standards for films made today. Besides, Life and Passion is something like 40 minutes, maybe more, so it ain't THAT short.

: What Miracle Maker? Do you mean the famous 1962 The Miracle Worker
: that made stars of Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke?

No, I assumed I was voting for the 1999 animated film about Jesus starring the voice of Ralph Fiennes.

: Which Moses? I could only find a TV movie...

Yes, the 1996 two-part TV-movie directed by Roger Young.

: Which The Pickpocket?
: Which Smoke?
: Which Solaris?

Seriously?

#3 Ron Reed

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 02:50 AM

The dates or directors for most of the films where there may have been confusion were provided in the original list of nominees, so I've posted that on the Eligible Films thread for reference.

And it's really not an issue that the early Life Of Christ film is shorter than movies are today, nor that The Dekalog is ten hours long. They're Spiritually Significant films, that's what matters.

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 09:11 AM

Process question: You list the discussion ending Friday with voting over the next week. Surely we can continue to lobby (I mean discuss) while the polls are open -- as long as we are more than 100' from Ron's computer.

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 02:14 PM

Process question: You list the discussion ending Friday with voting over the next week. Surely we can continue to lobby (I mean discuss) while the polls are open -- as long as we are more than 100' from Ron's computer.



That would be fine with me. I guess I figured that maybe people would delay sending in their votes if the discussion was still lively, but I also guess that doesn't matter. Discuss away!

Just stay away from my computer....

#6 Tim Willson

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 02:44 PM

Alan wrote:
: Which Moses? I could only find a TV movie...

Yes, the 1996 two-part TV-movie directed by Roger Young.



I assumed the 1975 TV movie with Burt Lancaster.

#7 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 09:46 PM

Tim Willson wrote:

: : : Which Moses? I could only find a TV movie...
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: : Yes, the 1996 two-part TV-movie directed by Roger Young.
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: I assumed the 1975 TV movie with Burt Lancaster.

I believe Ron's original e-mail specified the year.

FWIW, the Burt Lancaster film called Moses was condensed from a much longer mini-series called Moses the Lawgiver, produced and co-written by the same people who made Jesus of Nazareth and A.D. Anno Domini (though all three productions had different directors).