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#221 animals and men

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:22 AM

Great job, Gareth. I wish I had been around for the making of the list.

I'm shocked that Dr. Strangelove had twice as many points as Vertigo, Rear Window, and Psycho. Wouldn't have guessed that 2001 would beat the Hitchcocks either. Then again, I didn't see people's individual lists.

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 11:53 AM

Kubrick and Hitchcock claiming the top 5 with Strangelove on top? Yeah, I can dig that.

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 12:14 PM

But holy hell, SOMBies, please put the canon away for the next list. (Or at least use it sparingly.)
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Hell, I saw this coming a mile away. It can't be helped considering the era. The 70's will have plenty of oddities though considering the blaxploitation, cult, & porn flicks not to mention all the other Hollywood regulars to fill in for a far more interesting collection.

The only list that thru me for a loop would have to be murder mystery's & revenge who added plenty of Hammer films to the mix. I just tossed on 'Horror of Dracula' for good measure.

I might add that I had 'Mothra' and 'Rodan' on my list but don't see them on there at all? :(

Sight & Sound does a large poll every decade and the summation of the all time top 10 pretty much runs the numbers by our big hits. It's always a combinations of Welles, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Godard, and Wilder. The others are a toss up for Bergman, Bunuel, Fellini & Kurosawa who has actually kind of sunk for whatever reason. The other hot directors are Renoir, Chaplin which don't really play into this period.
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 12:17 PM

Nice job, GKI.

But holy hell, SOMBies, please put the canon away for the next list. (Or at least use it sparingly.)

Slim Pickens, indeed.

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 12:17 PM

Speaking of the 70's, here's some news regarding a strong candidate for the next poll: HANOVER, New Hampshire (AP) -- Authorities raided the Dartmouth College fraternity that inspired the 1978 movie "National Lampoon's Animal House." Court documents regarding search were sealed, and authorities said only that the Alpha Delta house raid Thursday was part of a two-year investigation. Police removed 10 crates and two bags of evidence, along with two sledge hammers, a videotape and a computer, according to the Valley News of Lebanon, New Hampshire. George Ostler, lawyer for the fraternity members, declined to comment except to call the search a "major interruption." Police Chief Nick Giaccone wouldn't comment on the investigation except to say that drugs are not the focus and that more arrests are expected. A 19-year-old student was arrested at the house on a drug charge, but police it wasn't related to the investigation. William Walker, vice president for public affairs at Dartmouth, said in a statement that the school was cooperating with the investigation. "National Lampoon's Animal House," starring John Belushi, portrayed college fraternity debauchery. One of the writers, Chris Miller, was a 1964 Dartmouth graduate and a member of Alpha Delta.

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 01:56 PM

Sight & Sound does a large poll every decade and the summation of the all time top 10 pretty much runs the numbers by our big hits. It's always a combinations of Welles, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Godard, and Wilder. The others are a toss up for Bergman, Bunuel, Fellini & Kurosawa who has actually kind of sunk for whatever reason. The other hot directors are Renoir, Chaplin which don't really play into this period.


Ozu's Tokyo Story was on there last time.

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:07 PM

I am a little disappointed that Dr. Strangelove won--great though i is, I think it's a little shallow for movie of the (multi-)decade material.
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:10 PM

I think that spelling the word as "favourite" influences list-makers to put more high-falutin', critically anointed films on their lists.
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:28 PM

HANOVER, New Hampshire (AP) -- Authorities raided the Dartmouth College fraternity that inspired the 1978 movie "National Lampoon's Animal House."

Court documents regarding search were sealed, and authorities said only that the Alpha Delta house raid Thursday was part of a two-year investigation.

Police removed 10 crates and two bags of evidence, along with two sledge hammers, a videotape and a computer, according to the Valley News of Lebanon, New Hampshire.


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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:19 PM

Nice job, GKI.

But holy hell, SOMBies, please put the canon away for the next list. (Or at least use it sparingly.)

Slim Pickens, indeed.

Yes, nice job Mitchell.

You can't have it both ways. People like what they like, AKA the Lord of the Rings syndrome. And you know how that goes over in these lists. Safer to stick with the canon?

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 06:21 AM

Thanks peeps, The poll says that 1970's is what we want next, so expect that later in the week.
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