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  1. 1. Should lists with fewer than 50 films award half points?



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Reach into a hat and pull out a Chaplin film from between 1918-40 or so, they’re all amazing.

 

As for Buster Keaton, of course The General and Steamboat Bill Jr, among others. And Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman and Safety Last!

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I will try this.

 

FYC, and not mentioned yet:

 

The kid (1921)

39 steps (1935)

Bringing up, baby (1938)

The shop around the corner (1940)

Jane Eyre (1943)

Out of the past (1947)

Bicycle thieves (1948)

The gunfighter (1950)

Los olvidados (1952)

Welcome, Mr. Marshall! (1953)

The night of the hunter (1955)

The killing (1956)

The wrong man (1956)

Viridiana (1961)

One, two, three (1961)

Plácido (1961)

Manhattan (1979)

Ed Wood (1994)

Good night, and good luck (2005)

Cold War (2018)

 

@Tower Are these films eligible? If I remember well, none of them have some colour but I can not assure it.

 

Those are really good films and maybe not as well known as the usual Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Psycho or 12 Angry Men...

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2 hours ago, peludo said:

I will try this.

 

FYC, and not mentioned yet:

 

The kid (1921)

39 steps (1935)

Bringing up, baby (1938)

The shop around the corner (1940)

Jane Eyre (1943)

Out of the past (1947)

Bicycle thieves (1948)

The gunfighter (1950)

Los olvidados (1952)

Welcome, Mr. Marshall! (1953)

The night of the hunter (1955)

The killing (1956)

The wrong man (1956)

Viridiana (1961)

One, two, three (1961)

Plácido (1961)

Manhattan (1979)

Ed Wood (1994)

Good night, and good luck (2005)

Cold War (2018)

 

@Tower Are these films eligible? If I remember well, none of them have some colour but I can not assure it.

 

Those are really good films and maybe not as well known as the usual Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Psycho or 12 Angry Men...

Those are fine. In general, if you to know if a film is eligible, just check its IMDB page and make sure that in the technical specs it is listed as only black and white.

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Oh wow, I totally dropped the ball and forgot about Ed Wood! That movie is great, too, it’s in my top 3 favorite Tim Burton films, along with Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice. (I have no #1, they’re all tied and I don’t like assigning hard numeric rankings anyway - I just know they’re the three Burton movies I like most.)

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current list. will PM closer to the deadline maybe i'll catch up with something worth including in the interim.

 

1. Only Angels Have Wings

2. Harakiri

3. The Third Man

4. The Apartment

5. The Innocents

6. Dr. Strangelove

7. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

8. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

9. Persona

10. Sherlock Jr.

11. Brief Encounter

12. Man with a Movie Camera

13. Casablanca

14. Touch of Evil

15. The Night of the Hunter

16. Gun Crazy

17. Modern Times

18. The Turin Horse

19. Letter Never Sent

20. Remember the Night

21. Dead Man

22. Last Year in Marienbad

23. A Streetcar Named Desire

24. The Terence Davies Trilogy

25. The Shop Around the Corner

26. Top Hat

27. Ninotchka

28. Bed and Sofa

29. Day of Wrath

30. Shadow of a Doubt

31. Psycho

32. Design for Living

33. Alice in the Cities

34. Stranger Than Paradise

35. The Best Years of Our Lives

36. Libeled Lady

37. High and Low

38. Blast of Silence

39. Trial on the Road

40. To Be or Not to Be

41. Diabolique

42. La Dolce Vita

43. Ivan the Terrible

44. Smiles of a Summer Night

45. The Passion of Joan of Arc

46. Paths of Glory

47. Some Like It Hot

48. The Palm Beach Story

49. The Saragossa Manuscript

50. Le deuxième souffle (Second Breath)

51. Ordet

52. A Man Escaped

53. Band of Outsiders

54. Chimes at Midnight

55. The Cranes Are Flying

56. Remorques

57. Winter Light

58. Citizen Kane

59. Diary of a Country Priest

60. Twenty Days Without War

61. Eraserhead

62. The Killing

63. The 400 Blows

64. Too Late Blues

65. Double Indemnity

66. The Rules of the Game

67. Elevator to the Gallows

68. The Magnificent Ambersons

69. The Incredible Shrinking Man

70. All That Money Can Buy (The Devil and Daniel Webster)

71. M

72. Stray Dog

73. Breathless

74. The Clock

75. My Life to Live

76. Summer Interlude

77. The Maltese Falcon

78. Master of the House

79. It Happened One Night

80. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

81. The Train

82. Early Summer

83. Seven Samurai

84. Ace in the Hole

85. The Seventh Seal

86. The Wages of Fear

87. Eyes Without a Face

88. Khrustalyov, My Car!

89. The Last Picture Show

90. I Walked with a Zombie

91. Lenny

92. La Notte

93. Ed Wood

94. Manhattan

95. The Lineup

96. The Ascent

97. Late Spring

98. Hellzapoppin’

99. A Face in the Crowd

100. For Me and My Gal

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7 hours ago, flynn2000 said:

I wonder if you lowered the  list of 100 from each person down to a top 50 or 25, if this would make it less daunting of a task to work out a list and maybe more people would join in?  I know you can submit a smaller list but at the way you have the rules set, it comes a high cost of placement for a person's favorites, and you could still display the final list at 100 titles.

There is no expectation that you submit a full 100, even I'm not going to quite get there, but I don't want to discount half of the list that Jake Gittes will have just to equalise it with people who haven't seen as much. Keep in mind that if you submit a top 50 you still get as many points for each film as a top 100. But if people here want this changed they should say so and I will make it less onerous.

@TalismanRing @flynn2000

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I am going to submit a 25-film list. I will achieve this by watching as many black and white movies as I can. Be wary that my list may turn out to be a hodgepodge!

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8 hours ago, Slambros said:

I am going to submit a 25-film list. I will achieve this by watching as many black and white movies as I can. Be wary that my list may turn out to be a hodgepodge!

I'll give you 75 I can't fit on my list.

 

Culling and ordering is hard 

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9 hours ago, Slambros said:

I am going to submit a 25-film list. I will achieve this by watching as many black and white movies as I can. Be wary that my list may turn out to be a hodgepodge!

You're free to copy my top 50 or so just sayin.

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2 hours ago, TalismanRing said:

I'll give you 75 I can't fit on my list.

 

Culling and ordering is hard 

 

2 hours ago, Jake Gittes said:

You're free to copy my top 50 or so just sayin.

 

I'm definitely looking for films that I can watch on Netflix, Amazon, or Kanopy.

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5 hours ago, Slambros said:

 

 

I'm definitely looking for films that I can watch on Netflix, Amazon, or Kanopy.

Netflix's Classic Library is pitiful bit it has 3 all timers on it:

https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/31574?bc=34399

 

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
The Third Man (1949)
Strangers on a Train (1951)

 

Amazon (via Google search so I don't know if these are all free to Prime)

The Apartment
All About Eve

Sunset Boulevard

Citizen Kane
Casablanca
The Wages of Fear


The Mark of Zorro
Jezebel
The Big Sleep
It's A Wonderful Life
12 Angry Men
Double Indemnity
The Thin Man
A Letter to Three Wives
Diabolique
Psycho
Metropolis

 

Comedies

The General
Some Like It Hot
It Happened One Night
Bringing Up Baby
His Girl Friday
My Man Godfrey
The Philadelphia Story
Dr Strangelove

 

Westerns

High Noon
Red River

 

 

Kanopy
(wow they have a ton and they'll also sort for most popular)

https://www.kanopy.com/catalog/movies/classic-cinema

https://www.kanopy.com/catalog/movies/early-film

 

Sunset Boulevard

The Rules Of The Game

To Be Or Not To Be
Modern Times

The Great Dictator

Hud

Chimes At Midnight

A Star Is Born
Pygmalion

Stagecoach

 

Foreign (so many)

Wild Strawberries

Rashomon

The Wages of Fear

L'avventura

Diabolique

Beauty and the Beast

La Strada

8 1/2

Seven Samurai

The Seventh Seal

Bicycle Thieves
400 Blows

Ivan's Childhood

Tokyo Story
 

Silent

The General

Metropolis

City Lights

Safety Last

Battleship Potemkin

 

 

 

 

 

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I can see that sending 50 is a bit much for some, as long as you send 25 I won't halve the points. obviously you can still send a full 100 and get scored for all of them.

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9 minutes ago, Tower said:

I can see that sending 50 is a bit much for some, as long as you send 25 I won't halve the points. obviously you can still send a full 100 and get scored for all of them.

Then someone who's seen fewer film's top ratings are worth the same as someone who's seen and rated more.  Which probably means 12 Angry Men will be #1 b/c they show it in school. :ph34r:  It also makes agonizing over  a long list pretty pointless. (I'll still do it though)

 

 

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41 minutes ago, TalismanRing said:

Then someone who's seen fewer film's top ratings are worth the same as someone who's seen and rated more.  Which probably means 12 Angry Men will be #1 b/c they show it in school. :ph34r:  It also makes agonizing over  a long list pretty pointless. (I'll still do it though)

 

 

OK I made a poll, and I'll go by the results.

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1 to 50 (Reading top to bottom) 

Satantango

City Lights
Dead Man
8 1/2
12 Angry Men
Citizen Kane
The Apartment
Ivan's Childhood
The Grapes of Wrath
Seven Samurai
Clerks
Tokyo Story
Rashomon
Metropolis
Manhattan
Psycho
Rebecca
Mad Max: Black & Chrome
The Seventh Seal
Bicycle Thieves
To Kill a Mockingbird 
The Tramp
Hard to be a God
The Big Sleep
Wild Strawberries
Jezebel
The Mark of Zorro
Pi
Notorious
Safety Last
The Wages of Fear
La Strada
Godzilla

A Street Car Named Desire
It's A Wonderful Life
Sunset Boulevard
400 Blows
Paths of Glory
The Thin Man
Casablanca

Battleship Potemkin
L'avventura
Double Indemnity
All About Eve
Diabolique
The General
Down by Law
The Elephant Man
A Letter to Three Wives

King Kong
 

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This list includes all black and white movies I've watched:

 

1   Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
2   It Happened One Night (1934)
3   12 Angry Men (1957)
4   The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
5   Casablanca (1942)
6   Shichinin no samurai (1954)
7   Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
8   Roman Holiday (1953)
9   Psycho (1960)
10   Some Like It Hot (1959)
11   The Apartment (1960)
12   It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
13   The Night of the Hunter (1955)
14   All About Eve (1950)
15   M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (1931)
16   Rebecca (1940)
17   The Great Dictator (1940)
18   Touch of Evil (1958)
19   Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
20   Les diaboliques (1955)
21   On the Waterfront (1954)
22   Paths of Glory (1957)
23   Rashômon (1950)
24   The Third Man (1949)
25   The Maltese Falcon (1941)
26   Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
27   Metropolis (1927)
28   Double Indemnity (1944)
29   Ladri di biciclette (1948)
30   To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
31   Roma (2018)
32   Citizen Kane (1941)
33   The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
34   High Noon (1952)
35   Sunset Blvd. (1950)
36   The Artist (2011)
37   Det sjunde inseglet (1957)
38   The General (1926)
39   Ikiru (1952)
40   The Gold Rush (1925)
41   Modern Times (1936)
42   City Lights (1931)
43   Tôkyô monogatari (1953)
44   The Kid (1921)
45   Smultronstället (1957)
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2 hours ago, ThiagoMaia said:

This list includes all black and white movies I've watched:

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Do you mean this to be your final list? And that I could go ahead and add it now?

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I'm really glad I've committed myself to making a list because, while considering which films to watch, I've come up with a good idea for a paper that I can write for my class. While searching through Kanopy, I found Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski. The paper is about film and the bible (and how they intermix), so as someone who agrees with Auteur Theory, I want to compare Robert Bresson and Pawel Pawlikowski--in other words, I want to compare how both filmmakers implemented their Catholic faith in their respective films--Bresson's A Man Escaped and Pickpocket, and Pawlikowski's Ida (and maybe Cold War too for good measure).

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