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

..and why not?
User avatar
Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings
hounds people off the board
Posts: 19533
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: selling a self-detonating James Last CD to a Copenhagen thrift store

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 13 Jul 2017, 10:54

it's as boring as a weekend in Barnsley
Darkness_Fish wrote:This is a big fucking mess of absolute shit from the off.

User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 32783
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Goat Boy » 13 Jul 2017, 11:17

I wouldn't say it's boring and it is beautiful to look at.

I'm surprised it's that high though
Griff wrote:The notion that Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong vocal proponent of antisemitism, would stand in front of an antisemitic mural and commend it is utterly preposterous.


Copehead wrote:we have lost touch with anything normal

User avatar
Davey the Fat Boy
Posts: 23775
Joined: 05 Jan 2006, 02:55
Location: Applebees

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Jul 2017, 14:24

PENK wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:Strange to see The Conversation in the list, I had no idea that film was generally highly regarded or particularly well-known (considering the director). I liked it a lot, one of Gene Hackman's greatest performances.


I found it very flat and boring.

Many would say that of Barry Lyndon, though, and I voted for that one...


I voted for both. I love the slower pace. I appreciate art that isn't rushing me to the exit.
The opinions of this poster are subjective. That’s how opinions work.

Image

User avatar
Davey the Fat Boy
Posts: 23775
Joined: 05 Jan 2006, 02:55
Location: Applebees

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Jul 2017, 14:25

Goat Boy wrote:I liked Barry Lyndon but I don't think it's top drawer Kubrick


I do. My second favorite, after 2001.
The opinions of this poster are subjective. That’s how opinions work.

Image

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29686
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Jul 2017, 15:46

It's a good list so far, but it pretty much looks like any other greatest films of all-time poll/list. Some interesting choices but not many. You guys are arguing over Groundhog Day, but not The Blues Brothers? That makes no sense to me.
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'

User avatar
Davey the Fat Boy
Posts: 23775
Joined: 05 Jan 2006, 02:55
Location: Applebees

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Jul 2017, 16:29

Groundhog Day made the last list, which speaks to a kind of inclusion in the canon. The Blues Brothers just looks like a fluke addition.

As for the list looking like a standard great films list...that's part and parcel of the 50 films limitation. Hard to put too many off-the-beaten-path choices over The Godfather or Vertigo.
The opinions of this poster are subjective. That’s how opinions work.

Image

User avatar
The Modernist
2018 BCB Cup Champ!
Posts: 12842
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby The Modernist » 13 Jul 2017, 16:40

Matt Wilson wrote:It's a good list so far, but it pretty much looks like any other greatest films of all-time poll/list. Some interesting choices but not many. You guys are arguing over Groundhog Day, but not The Blues Brothers? That makes no sense to me.


Well that's a similar argument to Hard Days Night, I guess as a music board, cult music films are going to do a little better than normal in a poll like this. I expect Spinal Tap to come in pretty high too.

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29686
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Jul 2017, 18:56

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Groundhog Day made the last list, which speaks to a kind of inclusion in the canon. The Blues Brothers just looks like a fluke addition.

As for the list looking like a standard great films list...that's part and parcel of the 50 films limitation. Hard to put too many off-the-beaten-path choices over The Godfather or Vertigo.


It's 100 films in the end though.
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'

User avatar
Davey the Fat Boy
Posts: 23775
Joined: 05 Jan 2006, 02:55
Location: Applebees

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Jul 2017, 20:05

Matt Wilson wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Groundhog Day made the last list, which speaks to a kind of inclusion in the canon. The Blues Brothers just looks like a fluke addition.

As for the list looking like a standard great films list...that's part and parcel of the 50 films limitation. Hard to put too many off-the-beaten-path choices over The Godfather or Vertigo.


It's 100 films in the end though.


50 from each of us.
The opinions of this poster are subjective. That’s how opinions work.

Image

User avatar
never/ever
Posts: 23666
Joined: 27 Jun 2008, 14:21
Location: Journeying through a burning brain

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby never/ever » 14 Jul 2017, 01:29

It is easier to find consensus with a few other people on some of these commercial titles rather than on any of the more underground, offbeat ones. I included Subway Riders on my list and I would be very surprised if anyone else did too.
kath wrote:i do not wanna buy the world a fucquin gotdamn coke.

User avatar
Darkness_Fish
Posts: 6366
Joined: 27 Jul 2015, 09:58

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Jul 2017, 09:12

I found it was difficult splitting my votes between all the Friday 13th films and all The Police Academy movies. I've got a good feeling about the next few chart positions #FingersCrossedForMissionToMoscow.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 32783
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Goat Boy » 14 Jul 2017, 09:22

I'm still hopeful Porkys will appear
Griff wrote:The notion that Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong vocal proponent of antisemitism, would stand in front of an antisemitic mural and commend it is utterly preposterous.


Copehead wrote:we have lost touch with anything normal

User avatar
PENK
Midnight to Six Man
Posts: 35042
Joined: 07 Aug 2004, 20:12
Location: Stockholm

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby PENK » 15 Jul 2017, 14:01

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
PENK wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:Strange to see The Conversation in the list, I had no idea that film was generally highly regarded or particularly well-known (considering the director). I liked it a lot, one of Gene Hackman's greatest performances.


I found it very flat and boring.

Many would say that of Barry Lyndon, though, and I voted for that one...


I voted for both. I love the slower pace. I appreciate art that isn't rushing me to the exit.


So do I; my list was full of B&W Eastern European things where nothing much happens.

I just thought that The Conversation was boring.
GoogaMooga wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:Baron got into a fight with some Satan’s Slaves over some culinary issue

Awful thing when that happens. I had a similar experience at a Tom Jones concert.

User avatar
PENK
Midnight to Six Man
Posts: 35042
Joined: 07 Aug 2004, 20:12
Location: Stockholm

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby PENK » 15 Jul 2017, 14:02

Speaking of not much happening...
GoogaMooga wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:Baron got into a fight with some Satan’s Slaves over some culinary issue

Awful thing when that happens. I had a similar experience at a Tom Jones concert.

User avatar
joels344
Posts: 1151
Joined: 17 Dec 2016, 17:37
Location: Nashville, TN
Contact:

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby joels344 » 15 Jul 2017, 14:59

PENK wrote:Speaking of not much happening...


I spoke with algroth on the What'sApp today and his internet service is currently down. His internet should be working again on Monday, though.

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29686
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Matt Wilson » 15 Jul 2017, 15:29

I haven't read the whole thread so I don't know if it's been mentioned but the poster for Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is actually for Ride the High Country, another Peckinpah film.
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'

User avatar
Darkness_Fish
Posts: 6366
Joined: 27 Jul 2015, 09:58

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby Darkness_Fish » 16 Jul 2017, 20:54

K wrote:At the other end of the scale, are people still taken in by Shawshank, which took Stephen King's clever little novella and dipped it in syrup? Almost as overrated as Pulp Fiction.

I think Shawshank is a fine example of mainstream cinema that relies on solid acting and believable characters. Part of its appeal for me is the way it harks back to an earlier style of film, purposefully paced with no reliance on special effects or action set-pieces. I haven't read the source novella, but I think it stands on its own as a very fine film.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

User avatar
The Modernist
2018 BCB Cup Champ!
Posts: 12842
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby The Modernist » 19 Jul 2017, 00:08

joels344 wrote:
PENK wrote:Speaking of not much happening...


I spoke with algroth on the What'sApp today and his internet service is currently down. His internet should be working again on Monday, though.


He's broken the internet!

User avatar
PENK
Midnight to Six Man
Posts: 35042
Joined: 07 Aug 2004, 20:12
Location: Stockholm

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby PENK » 19 Jul 2017, 08:02

The spam filter won't let him post the poster for Porky's.
GoogaMooga wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:Baron got into a fight with some Satan’s Slaves over some culinary issue

Awful thing when that happens. I had a similar experience at a Tom Jones concert.

User avatar
algroth
Posts: 5453
Joined: 04 Apr 2010, 03:12

Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-45 UP

Postby algroth » 21 Jul 2017, 07:19

Not the spam filter, unfortunately - I've been without internet connection for over a week now. Currently I'm using my mobile's hotspot function to get some access to the web, but this is pretty limited and I'm afraid I won't be able to update the poll till this nonsense is resolved.