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#1 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:28 PM

I've edited this post to indicate, quite simply, that you've taken on all the films originally listed here.

Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed to the writing of the Top 100 Films website.

Edited by Greg Wolfe, 12 April 2010 - 10:35 AM.
Completion of project


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Posted 13 March 2010 - 05:02 PM

I could take the following:

Eureka
Monsieur Hulot
Spirit of the Beehive
Syndromes & a Century

Of course, if anyone is desperate to do a write up for any of the above, I'm happy to let them.

If no-one else volunteers for the following, could also do them in another month or so, just let me know:
The Bicycle Thief
Black Narcissus
Fanny & Alexander (just advise which version)
Paris, Texas

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 06:15 PM

Hi Greg,

Not had a chance to reply to your PM, and I'm still weighing whether I really have the time (though I would really love to).

However, what I was also going to say was that you might like to trawl the blurbs for the 2005 list.

For example, here are the blurbs I wrote for Rome Open City, Jesus of Montreal, It's a Wonderful Life Francis God's Jester and Trial of Joan of Arc. I'd be very happy to see them used as part of this year's list.

Matt

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:39 PM

Matt:

Thanks for this. We're telling people -- and I hope this is OK -- that they can use whatever elements of the old blurbs they'd like in drafting new blurbs.

It's just that we want something more a bit more substantial this time around.

Listen, if you can even just take on one for now, that would be great. It's a huge task!

But if that's not possible, no worries.

Hi Greg,

Not had a chance to reply to your PM, and I'm still weighing whether I really have the time (though I would really love to).

However, what I was also going to say was that you might like to trawl the blurbs for the 2005 list.

For example, here are the blurbs I wrote for Rome Open City, Jesus of Montreal, It's a Wonderful Life Francis God's Jester and Trial of Joan of Arc. I'd be very happy to see them used as part of this year's list.

Matt


Gigi:

Let's start with those first four! Many thanks.

If any of those others ones are still free after you've done the first four, they'll be yours, too.

Thanks!

Greg

I could take the following:

Eureka
Monsieur Hulot
Spirit of the Beehive
Syndromes & a Century

Of course, if anyone is desperate to do a write up for any of the above, I'm happy to let them.

If no-one else volunteers for the following, could also do them in another month or so, just let me know:
The Bicycle Thief
Black Narcissus
Fanny & Alexander (just advise which version)
Paris, Texas



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Posted 16 March 2010 - 08:02 PM

34 films remain unclaimed.

My friends, any help you can offer in writing blurbs for these films would be most profoundly appreciated.

We can do this!

Have you seen the new pages showing up? Think of how amazing this site will be when all 100 films are complete!

Please help.

Gratefully,

Greg

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:47 PM

33 to go.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 04:52 PM

Maybe we should make it, make a blurb, next year's vote gets weighted heavier. The more blurbs, the heavier you get. And you can do this year after year and get heavier and heavier, until you actually consume the entire Top 100 and the all the films on the list are only the middle portion of Wall-E.

Edited by Persona, 17 March 2010 - 04:53 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:35 PM

32.

33 to go.



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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:34 AM

31.

32.


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:15 PM

Maybe we should make it, make a blurb, next year's vote gets weighted heavier. The more blurbs, the heavier you get. And you can do this year after year and get heavier and heavier, until you actually consume the entire Top 100 and the all the films on the list are only the middle portion of Wall-E.


Persona/Stef, take Faust already for crying out loud.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:28 PM


Maybe we should make it, make a blurb, next year's vote gets weighted heavier. The more blurbs, the heavier you get. And you can do this year after year and get heavier and heavier, until you actually consume the entire Top 100 and the all the films on the list are only the middle portion of Wall-E.


Persona/Stef, take Faust already for crying out loud.

EDIT: two days later and I just realized this is a reference to my avatar. (Duh!)

I don't see my avatar as anything other than me anymore. I am Persona. Long live Persona.

PS That Ponette director's new film is playing on Weds the 24th at 7:45pm, I think you should 1.) Go with for that one, and 2.) Blurb Ponette, or is it already taken.

Edited by Persona, 20 March 2010 - 05:45 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 02:47 PM

I could do blurbs about Ponette and Jesus of Montréal if that would help. As I am new to this site, I would need more information about the procedure for doing so. Please let me know if you can use my help.

espritouvert

Hey, A&Fers!

So now we have this super-fantastic Top 100 Films website we need help with the individual web pages.

What we need are volunteers willing to write short 2-3 paragraph blurbs about a number of the films.

We've already had a number of people volunteering so what I'd like to do is post the films that have not been taken and ask you to sign up for one or more blurbs.

We've been pointing people to SDG's great blurb for #2 Decalogue as a terrific example: we're looking for something about plot, cinematography, and, ultimately, the meaning of the thing.

We need to reserve the right to edit your work, but we're pretty good and sensitive at the editing biz.

Here are the films that remain. As they are taken, I will edit this post to indicate that they are no longer available. Thanks again for your help. This list/website is a great credit to this community -- please pitch in as a community to help us complete all 100 pages!

PM me with your selections!

After Life (“Wandafuru raifu”), 1999, Hirokazu Koreeda

Apu Trilogy (Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apu Sansar), 1955/56/59, Satyajit Ray
Autumn Afternoon, An (“Sanma no aji”), 1962, Yasujiro Ozu
Beau travail, 1999, Claire Denis
Becket, 1964, Peter Glenville
Bicycle Thief, The (“Ladri di biciclette”), 1948, Vittorio De Sica
Black Narcissus, 1947, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Derzu Uzala, 1975, Akira Kurosawa
Eureka, 2000, Shinji Aoyama
Fanny and Alexander ("Fanny och Alexander"), 1982, Ingmar Bergman
Faust, 1926, F.W. Murnau
Floating Weeds ("Ukigusa"), 1959, Yasujiro Ozu

Heartbeat Detector ("La question humaine"), 2007, Nicolas Klotz
In Praise of Love ("Éloge de l'amour"), 2001, Jean-Luc Godard
Jesus of Montreal ("Jesus De Montreal"), 1989, Denys Arcand
Killer of Sheep, 1977, Charles Burnett
Late Spring ("Banshun"), 1972, Yasujiro Osu
M. Hulot's Holiday("Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot"), 1953, Jacques Tati
Man Escaped, A ("Un condamne a mort s'est eschappe ou Le vent soufflé ou il veut"), 1956, Robert Bresson
Meshes in the Afternoon, 1943, Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid
Mirror, The ("Zerkalo"), 1975, Andrei Tarkovsky
My Life to Live ("Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux"), 1962, Jean-Luc Godard
My Night at Maud's ("Ma nuit chez Maud"), 1969, Eric Rohmer
Nostalghia, 1983, Andrei Tarkovsky
Open City ("Roma, citta apera"), 1945, Roberto Rossellini
Paris, Texas, 1984, Wim Wenders
Pickpocket, 1959, Robert Bresson
Playtime, 1967, Jacques Tati
Ponette, 1996, Jacques Doillon
Sacrifice, The ("Offret-Sacrificatio"), 1986, Andrei Tarkovsky
Serious Man, A, 2009, Ethan and Joel Coen
Silent Light ("Stella Licht"), 2007, Carlos Reygadas
Son of Man, 2006, Mark Dornford-May
Spirit of the Beehive, The ("El espíritu de la colmena"), 1973, Víctor Erice
Stalker, 1979, Andrei Tarkovsky
Still Life ("Sanxia haoren"), 2006, Zhang Ke Jia

Stroszek, 1977, Werner Herzog
Syndromes and a Century ("Sang sattawat"), 2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Tender Mercies, 1983, Bruce Beresford
Tokyo Story ("Tokyo monogatari"), 1953, Yasujiro Ozu
Trial of Joan of Arc, The ("Proces de Jeanne d'Arc"), 1962, Robert Bresson
Ushpizin ("The Guests"), 2004, Giddi Dar
Virgin Spring, The ("Jungfrukallan"), 1960, Ingmar Bergman
Wild Strawberries ("Smultronstallet"), 1957, Ingmar Bergman
Wind Will Carry Us, The ("Bad ma ra khaha bord"), 1999, Abbas Kiarostami



#13 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:07 PM

Thanks, I will send you a PM.

I could do blurbs about Ponette and Jesus of Montréal if that would help. As I am new to this site, I would need more information about the procedure for doing so. Please let me know if you can use my help.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 11:44 PM

29 to go. Please help.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:56 PM

29 to go. Please help.


Yes, please, or I'll really wonder whether people have actually seen some of these. I'd offer, but frankly, I've only seen about three of those that are still available. Cinephiles, your bona fides are on the line! :)

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 01:03 AM

Wait -- BethR -- you've seen 3 that are on the list but you haven't volunteered to write those blurbs?

How come?

Those 3 films have you name all over them.

Watcha say???

Purty please???

::bow::


29 to go. Please help.


Yes, please, or I'll really wonder whether people have actually seen some of these. I'd offer, but frankly, I've only seen about three of those that are still available. Cinephiles, your bona fides are on the line! :)



#17 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 01:11 AM

29 blurbs still unaccounted for.

I KNOW there are people on this board who could divvy up those 29 lickety split.

My friends, 44 people voted but so far less than a dozen have volunteered to write blurbs.

It's YOUR Top 100 list -- please help us complete the site.

Thanks!

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:10 AM

Only 28 left!

#19 MattPage

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:29 AM

Can you PM me the brief?

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 01:37 PM

I deleted the films that have been taken to make it easier to see what's left. I'll do that from now on.