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Looking for docs: I see Into Great Silence, Born into Brothels, Weeping Camel (does it count?) Any others I'm missing?

I also should include Koyaanisqatsi here

A foreign movie can't be stupid.

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Hey Dale, since you asked ....

I'm guessing this ranking is by the 2011 list? Can we see these 34 films as ranked by the sum of their placements? :)

Your wish, etc.:

1. Ordet (11 points)

2. Passion of Joan of Arc, The (13 points)

3. Decalogue, The (16 points)

4. Son, The (24 points)

5. Au Hasard Balthazar (27 points)

6. Gospel According to Matthew, The (28 points)

7. Babette’s Feast (29 points)

8. Andrei Rublev (38 points)

9. Diary of a Country Priest, The (43 points)

10. Ikiru (46 points)

11. Seventh Seal, The (52 points)

12. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (64 points)

13. Three Colors Trilogy (74 points)

14. Stalker (79 points)

15. Apostle, The (81 points)

16. Man for All Seasons, A (102 points)

17. Promesse, La (120 points)

18. Man Escaped, A (122 points)

19. Magnolia (124 points)

20. Mirror, The (133 points)

21. Wild Strawberries (137 points)

21. Wings of Desire (137 points)

23. Day of Wrath (140 points)

24. Tender Mercies (156 points)

25. Tokyo Story (161 points)

26. Chariots of Fire (164 points)

27. Jesus of Montreal (179 points)

28. It's A Wonderful Life (190 points)

29. My Night at Maud's (191 points)

30. Straight Story, The (194 points)

31. Ponette (197 points)

32. Yi Yi (219 points)

33. Bicycle Thief, The (220 points)

34. Close-Up (238 points)

Dale, I sure hope you post your spreadsheet so that I can integrate it into mine.

I'll post it on Google Docs in the next day or so, and anyone can do whatever they like with it.

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By decade:

1920s: 3

1930s: 3

1940s: 6

1950s: 19

1960s: 12

1970s: 7

1980s: 13

1990s: 12

2000s: 25

For those who want to compare to last year:

By decade:

2000s: 23

1990s: 13

1980s: 14

1970s: 10

1960s: 14

1950s: 15

1940s: 7

1930s: 1

1920s: 3

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By decade:

1920s: 3

1930s: 3

1940s: 6

1950s: 19

1960s: 12

1970s: 7

1980s: 13

1990s: 12

2000s: 25

For those who want to compare to last year:

By decade:

2000s: 23

1990s: 13

1980s: 14

1970s: 10

1960s: 14

1950s: 15

1940s: 7

1930s: 1

1920s: 3

Huh. The 80s, 90s and 00s are all more heavily represented than last year, and each decade from the 70s and prior is less so. So we've become a more contemporary, less classic-oriented list?

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I've never seen this, for instance.

Cool.

Birth of a Nation?

Wow.

Best post of the day. Even better coming from an old lefty liberal like yourself, Mr Manson.

I'm having you banned from the board.

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NEW Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) 6

NEW Searchers , The (1956) 18

2004 2005 2006 Miracle Maker , The (2000) 26

NEW Paths of Glory (1957) 27

NEW Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 28

NEW Nights of Cabiria (1957) 34

2004 2005 2006 Night of the Hunter (1955) 35

2004 2005 * 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 36

NEW Touch of Evil (1958) 39

NEW Apocalypse Now (1979) 42

2004 Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys (2000) 43

2006 Places in the Heart (1984) 52

NEW Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005) 56

NEW Ran (1985) 61

NEW Double Life of Veronique , The (1991) 63

NEW Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 70

2006 Koyaanisqatsi (1982) 71

NEW How Green Was My Valley (1941) 74

NEW Paprika (2006) 80

NEW Born Into Brothels (2004) 82

NEW Vertigo (1958) 83

NEW Spirited Away (2001) 86

NEW Trial , The (1962) 87

NEW Rules of the Game , The (1939) 88

NEW Sullivan's Travels (1941) 89

2004 2005 2006 Schindler's List (1993) 90

2004 2005 2006 Dogville (1993) 91

NEW There Will Be Blood (2007) 92

2004 2005 Amadeus (1984) 95

2006 Fiddler on the Roof (1971) 96

NEW Sophie Scholl: die letzten Tag (Sophie Scholl: the Final Days)(2005) 97

NEW Ratcatcher (1999) 98

NEW Iron Giant , The (1999) 99

NEW Story of the Weeping Camel , The (2003) 100

I've noted the years in which various "new" films previously appeared on A&F100 lists.

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Films on every A&F list (34):

1. Passion of Joan of Arc, The

2. Andrei Rublev

3. Ordet

4. Decalogue, The

5. Au Hasard Balthazar

7. Gospel According to Matthew, The

8. Son, The

9. Ikiru

10. Babette’s Feast

11. Mirror, The

12. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

13. Seventh Seal, The

14. Three Colors Trilogy

15. Stalker

16. Magnolia

19. Tokyo Story

20. Promesse, La

21. Tender Mercies

22. Apostle, The

23. Diary of a Country Priest, The

24. Bicycle Thief, The

25. Man for All Seasons, A

29. Wild Strawberries

37. Chariots of Fire

38. Straight Story, The

40. It's A Wonderful Life

45. Day of Wrath

47. Close-Up

48. Yi Yi

49. Ponette

55. Jesus of Montreal

64. My Night at Maud's

67. Wings of Desire

68. Man Escaped, A

It's worth noting that three other films also qualified for this year's list, but were omitted not for statistical reasons, but in order to limit the list to three films per director. So, yes, they did fall from the list. But... Well, you know what I'm saying.

Dersu Uzala

The Sacrifice

Solaris

I think they should get a gold star or a piece of licorice or something, anyway.

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The top 20 films in A&F history, ranked by the sum of their placements in 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2011:

1. Ordet (11 points)

2. Passion of Joan of Arc, The (13 points)

3. Decalogue, The (16 points)

4. Son, The (24 points)

5. Au Hasard Balthazar (27 points)

6. Gospel According to Matthew, The (28 points)

7. Babette’s Feast (29 points)

8. Andrei Rublev (38 points)

9. Diary of a Country Priest, The (43 points)

10. Ikiru (46 points)

11. Seventh Seal, The (52 points)

12. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (64 points)

13. Three Colors Trilogy (74 points)

14. Stalker (79 points)

15. Apostle, The (81 points)

16. Winter Light (91 points)

17. Man for All Seasons, A (102 points)

18. Promesse, La (120 points)

19. Man Escaped, A (122 points)

20. Magnolia (124 points)

Dale

A piece of trivia, for what it's worth. Not sure how you would go about incorporating this into your list, the selection models were so different. But for interest's sake...

In 2004, the selection process proceeded in three rounds. The first and second rounds involved votes: I'd need to do some more digging to determine who voted in which round, and what the pool of films was they were voting on. The third round was left to a few special juries to add films in specific categories: those juried choices were never scored or ranked.

Whatever the methodology on those first two rounds, they were real votes, and yielded rankings. We never made the stats or rankings public because that wasn't the intention of that initial list.

For what it's worth, here are the rankings for the first A&F list, from 2004.

Round One

1. Dekalog

2. The Apostle

3. Gospel According to St. Matthew

4. Magnolia

5. Babette's Feast

6. The Last Temptation of Christ

7. Dead Man Walking

8. Breaking The Waves

9. Crimes and Misdemeanours

10. Diary of a Country Priest

11. The Mission

12. 2001: A Space Odyssey

13. The Big Kahuna

14. Jesus Of Nazareth

15. The Passion Of Joan of Arc

16. The Passion of the Christ

17. The Son

18. Ordet

19. The Straight Story

20. Tender Mercies

21. Waking Life

22. Groundhog Day

23. It's A Wonderful Life

24. Schindler's List

25. The Seventh Seal

26. Andrei Rublev

27. Dogma

28. Jesus Of Montreal

29. Ponette

30. Secrets and Lies

31. Three Colours: Blue, White, Red

32. Wings Of Desire

Round Two

33. Lord Of The Rings

34. Chariots Of Fire

35. 13 Conversations About One Thing

36. Stalker

37. Au Hasard Balthazar

37. Night Of The Hunter

39. Ikiru

40. Dogville (tie)

40. Signs (tie)

40. Bicycle Thief (tie)

40. Shadowlands (tie)

44. Stevie

45. The Matrix

45. The Mirror ("Zerkalo")

45. The Sacrifice ("Offret")

45. The Shawshank Redemption

49. Day of Wrath

49. Prince Of Egypt

51. Blade Runner

51. A Man Escaped

51. The Truman Show

54. Changing Lanes

54. Life Is Beautiful

54. A Man For All Seasons

57. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

57. Hell House

57. Unforgiven

60. Close-Up

60. Days of Heaven

60. My Night At Maud's

60. Sunrise

60. Tokyo Story

65. Elephant Man

65. Fearless

65. Punch-Drunk Love

65. The Year Of Living Dangerously

69. Amadeus

69. The Sixth Sense

69. On The Waterfront

72. Bad Lieutenant

72. Code Unknown

72. Fight Club

72. Solaris

72. Wild Strawberries

72. Grand Canyon

78. The Wind Will Carry Us

78. Witness

78. Henry V

78. American Beauty

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Here's the promised spreadsheet in Google Docs, which is currently view-only. If you'd like more than just viewing access, PM me your Google account name and I'll give you full access — you can make whatever updates you see fit (filling in years and directors, adding genres, etc.).

The only thing that might be slightly confusing: Years that the film didn't make the list are notated with a "999" rather than a blank space or a "no." Trust me, it's a lot easier that way when writing queries.

Dale

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Thanks, Dale. That is a righteous spreadsheet.

I'll leave the past year data for you to parse, I was barely even around then... but I did update my spreadsheet to include data from yours (Year, Director where available, and alt. title in parentheses where appropriate).

Link to my new spreadsheet: [click me] (note that the data is now spread across multiple tabs)

In case anyone is interested in a list that shows the reason each of the 34 was left off in 2011, see the attached image:

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N.B. There was one movie that did not appear on the 2010 Top 100 but would have appeared on the 2011 Top 100, except that it ended up being ineligible: Red Beard, by Kurosawa. (This was the root of my incorrectness before.)

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In all of the stats, has a stat been made that show percentages of films by country?

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How about a list of all films that have never been included in any A&F Top 100?

Try www.imdb.com. ;)

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How about a list of all films that have never been included in any A&F Top 100?

Note, smartypants, that I was only asking if it had already been done as I am copying your intro and claiming it as my own and you didn't include that statistic.

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Persona wrote:

: In all of the stats, has a stat been made that show percentages of films by country?

Could be tricky, as many of these films were produced by companies based in different countries, and it might take a while to track down what percentage of each film's budget was provided by each company ...

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I actually thought this would be a cinch (cinch? Don't think I've ever spelled that one before. anyway...)

So I set out to do it and show you that yea, verily, I can contribute too

BUT

I thought the country of origin was listed, but it is the language that's listed. Yeeeah, that would have only taken an hour or two the way I thought, but the way it is in reality it would take DAYS, fugghetaboudit

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is this list available as a list?

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You can copy and paste it from the first post in this thread, Here.

Oops, sorry -- now that I've seen it I realize the numbers are a bit off after Pickpocket.

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i suppose i can do the re-jigging myself...

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okey-dokey. thankee.

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I have another list request for our listmeisters.

Dale has compiled a list of the 25 films unique to this year's list. Can we also see the films unique to previous years?

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I have another list request for our listmeisters.

Dale has compiled a list of the 25 films unique to this year's list. Can we also see the films unique to previous years?

Also, where is the @#&! 2006 list? For some reason we have a subforum listing that redirects to the current Top 100. I see the archived forum, but I can't find the actual list. Why can't we have them all easily accessible?

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