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Re: It's a 1950s vote!

#1276 Post by Drucker » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:33 am

Looking like a brokered convention at the moment folks.

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Re: It's a 1950s vote!

#1277 Post by swo17 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:56 am

Bump

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Criterion Releases, 2nd half of 2019

#1278 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:37 am

This vote is for five random releases from Criterion's release schedule over the last half of 2019.

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Re: Criterion Releases, 2nd half of 2019

#1279 Post by ando » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:43 am

Btw, Through The Olive Trees is currently on the Criterion Channel. Nice incentive to watch (and keep my subscription current).

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Vote for the fruits of randomization!

#1280 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:33 pm

5 random films from the collection. Above. Vote.

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therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1281 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:23 am

therewillbeblues, our member of the year for 2019 (and richly deserved it was), has kindly curated this round of voting.

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1282 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:20 am

The Young Pope’s thread should be twenty pages long, this is a great opportunity for the majority of the board to stop sleeping on one of the great works of art of our lifetime

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1283 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:17 pm

Vox Lux’s thread should be twenty pages long, this is a great opportunity for the majority of the board to stop sleeping on one of the great works of art of our lifetime
Fixed!

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1284 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:10 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:20 am
The Young Pope’s thread should be twenty pages long, this is a great opportunity for the majority of the board to stop sleeping on one of the great works of art of our lifetime
I just changed my vote to it. Tho' it doesn't seem to have a hope of winning currently, if things turn around and it does, I promise to post my thoughts on each of the ten episodes as I watch them. If anyone else is down to do the same, vote for it too!

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1285 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:08 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:20 am
The Young Pope’s thread should be twenty pages long, this is a great opportunity for the majority of the board to stop sleeping on one of the great works of art of our lifetime
mfunk9786 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Vox Lux’s thread should be twenty pages long, this is a great opportunity for the majority of the board to stop sleeping on one of the great works of art of our lifetime
Fixed!
I want both to win. Is that even possible?

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1286 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:16 pm

My random title generator is bored, we can just let therewillbeblus pick all our films for discussion

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1287 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:24 pm

Even if it doesn’t win, watching the Young Pope is a gift you give yourself

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1288 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:31 pm

I will continue to bloviate about Vox Lux either way

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1289 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:42 pm

I was actually seriously posing a question of what would happen if there was a tie. They’re two of the most underappreciated films of the last decade so you win either way, but you also lose either way too. Life is hard.

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1290 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:51 pm

If there is a tie, whichever one Sausage didn't vote for wins

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1291 Post by senseabove » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:57 pm

Okay I’m fine with you people talking me into giving two hours to movies I had no intention of watching but you can’t start adding TV shows. I haven’t even watched La Flor yet.

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1292 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:58 pm

The Young Pope is really a ten hour movie, though

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1293 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:12 pm

Yeah it’s episodic (so is La flor though, which I accepted would be shot down and didn’t even nominate, tail between my legs) but The Young Pope indeed was conceived as a ten hour film and it’s something that I think is very digestible despite its other obscure layers. I’ve seen it twice, each time within either one day or across two, and I’m gearing up for a third before I watch The New Pope (and since I’m treating that as a film as well, I’m delaying gratification with immense frustration til March to sit down with it in its totality, if that helps you believe the commitment to its categorization as a movie!)

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1294 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:26 pm

If The Young Pope wins, I think I'll make the round three or even four weeks to accommodate its length.

That being the case, we could make a viewing schedule: everyone watches an episode and responds to it by a certain day, so we're all following along at about the same rate, sharing our reaction to each episode. Sort of like we were watching it on a broadcast schedule. I do miss when the board used to follow a tv show week by week. I think the last time we did that was with Justified years and years ago. Would be fun to recapture it here.

Anyone with me?

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1295 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:33 pm

Sounds like fun. Get your Cherry Coke Zeros cold now

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1296 Post by jwd5275 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:00 pm

Switched my vote in hopes of hearing the Mr Sausage commentary x10

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1297 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:07 pm

This is intriguing. I do think it functions better as a cohesive whole and honestly benefits from hindsight for analysis but this sounds like a great idea and I just hope those voting for it are actually going to watch and not just to see a commentary (but I suppose that will probably promote viewership so it’s a win either way). I’m game.

Also, I wish I was a participant on this forum for Justified’s run. What a show.

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1298 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:12 pm

I mean, those who’ve already seen it will have to sit out most of the discussion til the end of the viewings because there’s no way to not talk about the central aspects of the narrative that aren’t really apparent until the end. But the example of the Justified thread is the kind of speculative posting first time viewers will be able to provide at least, and there’s still some aspects returning viewers can touch on for everyone’s first pass. I think there’s going to need to be spoilers in place for non-scheduled episodes though

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1299 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:20 pm

I really talked my way out of Vox Lux winning this vote, I can't believe it

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Re: therewillbeblus presents: a Member of the Year vote.

#1300 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:27 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:12 pm
I mean, those who’ve already seen it will have to sit out most of the discussion til the end of the viewings because there’s no way to not talk about the central aspects of the narrative that aren’t really apparent until the end. But the example of the Justified thread is the kind of speculative posting first time viewers will be able to provide at least, and there’s still some aspects returning viewers can touch on for everyone’s first pass. I think there’s going to need to be spoilers in place for non-scheduled episodes though
I think parallel discussions could work so long as anything regarding non-scheduled episodes is spoiler tagged. If the people who've seen the whole want to get right to discussing it as a whole, I'd rather they not be stopped. And there might be people who'd much prefer to binge the show, and I'd rather they not be hampered, either.

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