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Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-8 UP

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 11:16
by Davey the Fat Boy
algroth wrote:Rough going? How so?


It’s a mix of a few films I actively dislike, and a few I’m fine with with a slew of others that I just would never rate as highly as this. I don’t think I voted for any of them after Badlands until you get all the way to Taxi Driver (though I mostly didn’t vote for Vertigo and Seven Samurai because I knew others would).

Having both Brazil and Blue Velvet next to each other in the top 10 is a heaping tray of brussel sprouts.

But it’s a snapshot of BCB’s tastes, not just mine. So it’s all fine.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-8 UP

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 11:40
by Goat Boy
Dr. E. PLATE wrote:I don't really have much to add to what I've said already - I didn't find Holy Grail funny in the slightest. It's difficult to pinpoint what it is. It relies way too much on a side of Python I don't care for. I'd say a 'silly' side, but of course that doesn't really say much 'cos they're always silly! A lot of the supposedly funniest scenes/lines didn't even bring a smile (the Knights of Ni, Cleese as a Frenchman insulting the invaders, Palin talking about being oppressed or whatever it is - strikes me this is kind of lazy comedy).



Come see the violence inherent in the system!

Bloody peasant.

It's great.

I don't think "lazy" is the right word at all. I struggle to understand how you wouldn't find any of it funny at all. I remember watching it for the first time and I damn near soiled myself throughout the movie.

You know what one of my favourite gags is? The two guards standing at the door and Cleese attacking from miles away. Repeat shot of Cleese miles away. Boom! He's at the front door! :lol:

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-8 UP

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 11:43
by Davey the Fat Boy
Holy Grail is fine. But it’s hard to get any meat off off that bone anymore.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-8 UP

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 12:26
by THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI
Goat Boy wrote:
Dr. E. PLATE wrote:I don't really have much to add to what I've said already - I didn't find Holy Grail funny in the slightest. It's difficult to pinpoint what it is. It relies way too much on a side of Python I don't care for. I'd say a 'silly' side, but of course that doesn't really say much 'cos they're always silly! A lot of the supposedly funniest scenes/lines didn't even bring a smile (the Knights of Ni, Cleese as a Frenchman insulting the invaders, Palin talking about being oppressed or whatever it is - strikes me this is kind of lazy comedy).



Come see the violence inherent in the system!

Bloody peasant.

It's great.

I don't think "lazy" is the right word at all. I struggle to understand how you wouldn't find any of it funny at all. I remember watching it for the first time and I damn near soiled myself throughout the movie.

You know what one of my favourite gags is? The two guards standing at the door and Cleese attacking from miles away. Repeat shot of Cleese miles away. Boom! He's at the front door! :lol:


:|

It's like it was written and performed by a bunch of sixth-formers. A kind of forced, desperate piss-about. 'Give them some money, their revue showed promise!'.

You know they're short of good ideas when the opening gag features fellas clopping coconut shells together.

There's one scene with Cleese that I found funny - in fact the only bit that made me laugh at all - but I can't remember what it was. But it wasn't that bit.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-8 UP

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 12:38
by Goat Boy
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Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll - 2017 edition

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 13:43
by algroth
Darkness_Fish wrote:
algroth wrote:One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Directed by Miloš Forman

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirres, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction? --Chris Makrozahopoulos (IMDb.com)


It's weird how people get different things from different films. I must admit, I love this film, but I never saw it as an allegory for the Spanish ransacking of South America. Is Aguirres Nurse Ratchet or McMurphy?


:lol: I'll edit it, thanks.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-8 UP

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 23:33
by PresMuffley
Hmmm, well, it's good to see one of the films I gave a 10 to finally make the list. I think 12 of my selections appear now.

There are a few films on here I wish I would have thrown a vote to: The Hustler being the most glaring omission on my list.

A couple selections seem pretty daft: Looking your way Dirty Harry.

Overall, a decent list for the amount of participants.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-8 UP

Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 01:28
by algroth
PresMuffley wrote:Hmmm, well, it's good to see one of the films I gave a 10 to finally make the list. I think 12 of my selections appear now.

There are a few films on here I wish I would have thrown a vote to: The Hustler being the most glaring omission on my list.

A couple selections seem pretty daft: Looking your way Dirty Harry.

Overall, a decent list for the amount of participants.


Long time no see, Pres! Glad to have you around again. :D

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-8 UP

Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 18:48
by PresMuffley
Hey, Al. I felt I needed to take a break from posting here due to a persistent desire to act dickish towards people (some deserving, some not). I don't need any unnecessary negativity in my life online or off so I'm going to try to be a bit more understanding of others. Not making any promises, though.

Looking forward to seeing the last batch of films posted.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-8 UP

Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 20:53
by Matt Wilson
I don't see how one wouldn't find Monty Python and the Holy Grail funny. Even if you're not laughing during some of those sketches , the lines are endlessly quotable. Virtually every scene is a classic in some form or another.

Hell, we even used to memorize their records.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - FULL RESULTS ARE UP!!

Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 01:10
by algroth
Just posted the last remaining batch! #1 might be surprising to some (it was to me), and maybe a little controversial. I like the change-up though. Hope you guys enjoy.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - FULL RESULTS ARE UP!!

Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 01:20
by Matt Wilson
Hmmm.....

Scratches head

Well, it's better than the Bowie album BCB chose as the #1 album of the 21st Century!

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - FULL RESULTS ARE UP!!

Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 02:07
by PresMuffley
I wish I'd voted for Withnail & I - much more deserving of the top spot than Blade Runner, in my view.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - FULL RESULTS ARE UP!!

Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 02:16
by PresMuffley
It never crossed my mind that you could give like 100 votes or more to one film. Oh well...

I'm amused that this thread started in March.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - FULL RESULTS ARE UP!!

Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 03:29
by never/ever
Thanks algroth! It was a difficult labour but glad the baby's here.
I can dig the number one here without any problem.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - FULL RESULTS ARE UP!!

Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 04:00
by PresMuffley
The biggest question I have is which version won?

I've seen a couple, but not being a huge fan plus the fact that it's been a while since I've watched any of them makes it difficult for me to differentiate.

This might be a dumb question. I dunno...

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - FULL RESULTS ARE UP!!

Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 08:38
by The Modernist
I'm guessing that both versions were amalgamated as I'm sure some people wouldn't have specified which version.
Thanks Al, frustrating as this was at times it was worth the wait - very interesting. The biggest anomaly for me is the high placing of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly which isn't even Leone's best film. But I quite enjoy seeing quirks like that.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - FULL RESULTS ARE UP!!

Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 10:28
by martha
Thanks Algroth.

I can't believe Harold and Maude didn't make it. You guys suck.

My list...250 pts distributed amongst them. 50 films in alphabetical order.

A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971) - 1
Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) - 1
Apocalypse Now (Francis Coppola, 1979) - 1
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) - 10
Bob Roberts (Tim Robbins, 1992) - 2
Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985) - 10
Buffet Froid (Bertrand Blier, 1979) - 1
Bugsy Malone (Alan Parker, 1976) - 1
Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967) - 10
Der Himmel über Berlin [Wings of Desire] (Wim Wenders, 1987) – 10
Die Büchse der Pandora [Pandora’s Box] (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929) - 10
Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933) -2
Fargo (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996) - 2
Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby , 1971) - 50
Hotaru no haka [Grave of the Fireflies] (Isao Takahata, 1988) - 2
If.... (Lindsay Anderson, 1968) - 1
Ikiru [To Live] (Akira Kurosawa, 1952) - 1
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo [The Good the Bad & the Ugly] (Sergio Leone, 1966) - 2
La cité des enfants perdus [The City of Lost Children] (Caro, Jeunet, 1995) - 5
Les Quatre Cents Coups [The 400 Blows] (François Truffaut, 1959) - 5
Little Big Man (Arthur Penn, 1970) - 2
Lola Rennt [Run, Lola Run] (Tom Tykwer, 1998) - 2
M (Fritz Lang, 1931) - 1
Mad Max (George Miller, 1979) - 2
Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger , 1969) - 1
Mitt liv som hund [My Life as a Dog] (Lasse Hallström, 1985) - 2
Monty Python and The Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975) - 2
My Dinner with Andre (Louis Malle, 1981) - 10
Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch, 1989) - 10
Naked (Mike Leigh, 1993) - 10
Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich, 1973) – 10
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992) - 1
Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998) - 2
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi [Spirited Away] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) - 10
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh, 1989) - 1
Shichinin No Samurai [The Seven Samurai] (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) - 2
Stand by Me (Rob Reiner, 1986) - 2
The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967) - 10
The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963) - 1
The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, 1997) - 2
The In-Laws (Arthur Hiller, 1979) - 10
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962) - 10
The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood, 1976) - 2
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987) - 10
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948) - 2
Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996) - 1
Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990) - 1
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) - 1
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) - 2
Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974) - 1

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - FULL RESULTS ARE UP!!

Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 11:01
by PresMuffley
I re-watched Harold & Maude not too long ago and I was a bit bummed that I didn't add it to my list. Ruth Gordon is a fucking champ!

The lack of any Hal Ashby sucks in general, though. Being There is a very important film for me.

The absence of Chaplin also makes this list a bit absurd.

Re: BCB's Top 101 Films Poll (2017 edition) - FULL RESULTS ARE UP!!

Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 11:08
by Samoan
martha wrote:I can't believe Harold and Maude didn't make it. You guys suck.

I'm not surprised. It's an unpleasant, unseemly film, to put it briefly and mildly.
But we can't all rate the same things or it would be a dull old world, eh.