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Re: Only 90's Kids Will Understand.

#776 Post by domino harvey » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:39 pm

Changed my vote to the Rock in hopes of a Veronique block

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Re: Only 90's Kids Will Understand.

#777 Post by jindianajonz » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:24 pm

Sorry Dom, I switched my vote from Breaking the Waves to Rock block you

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Re: Only 90's Kids Will Understand.

#778 Post by domino harvey » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:40 pm

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Re: Only 90's Kids Will Understand.

#779 Post by Mr Sausage » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:41 pm

I feel like this just became a battle between the anti-Bay and anti-Veronique crowds.

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Re: Only 90's Kids Will Understand.

#780 Post by Lemmy Caution » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:48 am

Fwiw, I changed my La Haine vote to Breaking the Waves ...

Don't care for Veronique or The Rock.
The Rock one of the few CC's I never bought.
Watched it in a theater in Shanghai and sat there altering dialogue, mentally editing out useless minor characters and tightening the plot. Thought it was a mess.
Didn't engage with Veronique that much ...

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Re: Only 90's Kids Will Understand.

#781 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:34 am

And it's The Double Life of Veronique, just barely.

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Re: Only 90's Kids Will Understand.

#782 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:38 am

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Proposed Film Club Changes

#783 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:46 am

After some discussion with swo17 and some thought on the subject, I think one of the reasons discussion often doesn't attract a lot of participants is that by the time the discussion starts, the excitement generated by the vote has died out.

So I propose we have a shorter time between the vote and the discussion. I'm not sure how short yet, maybe a week or maybe three days. We can discuss the actual amount to reduce it to. In the mean time, please vote.

You can change your vote at any time.

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Re: Proposed Film Club Changes.

#784 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:51 am

Yes, I think it'd be a good idea to transition immediately into the discussion-- maybe the film discussion thread is created and open once voting closes, kind of like a "preview" on Broadway, with the understanding that those who want to jump in can do so but maybe the "official" start date is a week later? This would requite overlap between two films at all times, but that doesn't seem like such a bad thing

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Re: Proposed Film Club Changes.

#785 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:57 am

domino harvey wrote:Yes, I think it'd be a good idea to transition immediately into the discussion-- maybe the film discussion thread is created and open once voting closes, kind of like a "preview" on Broadway, with the understanding that those who want to jump in can do so but maybe the "official" start date is a week later? This would requite overlap between two films at all times, but that doesn't seem like such a bad thing
I was thinking start the vote three days before the end of the current discussion, with the new thread being open for discussion the moment both the vote and the current discussion closes.

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Re: Proposed Film Club Changes.

#786 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:11 am

Yeah, I like that too

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Re: Proposed Film Club Changes.

#787 Post by Drucker » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:13 am

Personally I like the current format. But anything that changes that enables more discussion would be great. I'm at the mercy of my library and physical netflix, and really don't have the funds/desire these days to buy every film we talk about, especially if it's one I am only watching because of film club. With the slowness of Netflix DVD arrivals, I'll probably be a few days behind everybody else starting their discussion, but willing to give the changes a try.

I also think people just love voting for shit. It seems we have more votes than active forum members sometimes. These people will never join discussion.

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Re: Proposed Film Club Changes

#788 Post by movielocke » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:02 pm

I'm almost exclusively posting from tapatalk, and usually I've forgotten whatever the most recent vote has been by the time it goes live.

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Re: Proposed Film Club Changes

#789 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:06 am

Alright, looks like we'll be having a shorter time time between the vote and the discussion.

I'm going to try holding the vote three days before the end of whatever the current discussion is, with the discussion for the winning film opening immediately after the vote closes.

We'll see how it goes for a few weeks and tweak things if needed. If you have any comments or suggestions in the coming weeks, let me know here.

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An Essential Arthouse Vote

#790 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri May 08, 2015 6:32 am

Here are five films that have only been released by Criterion in Essential Arthouse editions.

Remember, after the vote ends in three days the discussion for the winning film begins immediately.

Thanks to Domino Harvey for the theme.

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Re: An Essential Arthouse Vote

#791 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 08, 2015 7:17 am

I encourage members to vote for any title but Le jour se leve for two reasons: one, it's the only EA title not available cheaply via Amazon and two, and most importantly, it's already the most popular and widely seen film of the lot and doesn't need the help that a spotlight like this provides

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Re: An Essential Arthouse Vote

#792 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon May 11, 2015 6:30 am

Kapo it is.

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Re: An Essential Arthouse Vote

#793 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 11, 2015 2:34 pm

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Voting Time!

#794 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri May 22, 2015 6:24 am

Here's our next vote. Reminder that the discussion for this vote begins immediately on its conclusion.

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Re: Voting Time!

#795 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri May 22, 2015 12:40 pm

Doesn't look like it's going to happen, but Green for Danger is a great movie and one of the more underseen/underdiscussed in the collection.

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Re: Voting Time!

#796 Post by jindianajonz » Fri May 22, 2015 1:10 pm

I second mfunk's recommendation, it was one of the best surprises I encountered from the War list. I'm still voting for Seconds though, mostly because I've been meaning to rewatch it for quite some time.

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Re: Voting Time!

#797 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon May 25, 2015 6:26 am

Seconds it is!

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Re: Voting Time!

#798 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 27, 2015 5:24 pm

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Our Vote Begins!

#799 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:25 am

Here is the next vote. Reminder that the discussion starts when the polls ends, on Monday.

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Re: Our Vote Begins!

#800 Post by Mr Sausage » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:09 am

I had no idea Fish Tank was so loved around here.

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