1930s List Discussion and Suggestions (Lists Project Vol. 3)

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matrixschmatrix
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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1126 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:22 pm

Aw man, everyone else got to see the list and I have to wait. This is literally the worst thing that's ever happened to anybody.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1127 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:38 pm

The number two pick was Yo Momma, which is either an upset or a disappointment, depending

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1128 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:49 pm

domino harvey wrote:The number two pick was Yo Momma, which is either an upset or a disappointment, depending
UGH why must people reify the canon instead of trying something new once in a while

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1129 Post by knives » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:54 pm

Funny you use that joke considering what number one was.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1130 Post by Cold Bishop » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:03 pm

Well, can you really say Terror of Tiny Town didn't deserve it?

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1131 Post by zedz » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:04 pm

matrixschmatrix wrote:Aw man, everyone else got to see the list and I have to wait. This is literally the worst thing that's ever happened to anybody.
Let me guess: somebody hacked the site so they could stuff the top ten with Nazi-era German films.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1132 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:06 pm

Cold Bishop wrote:Well, can you really say Terror of Tiny Town didn't deserve it?
Don't you talk about my mother that way!

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1133 Post by Tommaso » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:21 pm

zedz wrote: Let me guess: somebody hacked the site so they could stuff the top ten with Nazi-era German films.
Not a bad idea, actually. Or some Stalin era films. Just because both "Olympia" and "Alexander Nevsky" apparently dwindled into oblivion. Pretty surprising, I must say.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1134 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:38 pm

If someone has the results, could you pm them to me? This is seriously driving me crazy.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1135 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:43 pm

I can remember some of the rankings-- the Rules of the Game was #1, Bringing Up Baby was #2, Scarlet Empress and Shanghai Express were 7 & 8. The 39 Steps was 16 or 17. Twentieth Century was 50.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1136 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:48 pm

Maybe between us all we can piece this thing together!

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1137 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:52 pm

Wow, that's a huge gain for Shanghai Express, isn't it? Pretty impressive, since it's still not even available in region 1.

I wound up voting for von Sternberg more than anyone else, so I'm glad to know he did well overall- I'm interested to see where if anywhere The Blue Angel showed up this time through, as it seems like one that will drop and drop as people see and compare it to more of his other work.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1138 Post by knives » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:54 pm

I think that one wound up as an also ran. I do remember Vampyr had 600 points.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1139 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:55 pm

Seriously though, I was concerned after posting the results that all the fancy coding I'd used might have broken the internet. It doesn't look like that was the case, but I'm still waiting for Chris to say it's OK before restoring the posts. In the meantime...

EDIT: See Saturnome's screencaps below.
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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1140 Post by Murdoch » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:01 pm

Yes! Someone else voted for Safe in Hell.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1141 Post by tarpilot » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:07 pm

Murdoch wrote:Yes! Someone else voted for Safe in Hell.
Me! I admittedly went a bit Wellman-crazy with five, but my favourite, Wild Boys of the Road, still went orphaned.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1142 Post by nsps » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:10 pm

matrixschmatrix wrote:Wow, that's a huge gain for Shanghai Express, isn't it? Pretty impressive, since it's still not even available in region 1.

I wound up voting for von Sternberg more than anyone else, so I'm glad to know he did well overall- I'm interested to see where if anywhere The Blue Angel showed up this time through, as it seems like one that will drop and drop as people see and compare it to more of his other work.
Scarlet Empress was my no. 1, but I didn't expect it to be so high on the tally. Shanghai Express and Blue Angel also made my list.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1143 Post by knives » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:13 pm

tarpilot wrote:
Murdoch wrote:Yes! Someone else voted for Safe in Hell.
Me! I admittedly went a bit Wellman-crazy with five, but my favourite, Wild Boys of the Road, still went orphaned.
Considering he made about fifteen over the decade if you're a fan I'm sure that should be considered small.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1144 Post by Saturnome » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:15 pm

I have screencaps
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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1145 Post by knives » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:18 pm

Imagine if vote splitting hadn't occurred to Naruse, sigh. I guess to those who haven't seen him you know what to go after at least.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1146 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:18 pm

Wow, I can't believe Mad Love finished out of the money- it's definitely the only one out of my top ten that didn't make it.

You can definitely see a direct connection between how much something was discussed and its movement in the list, though- that's a really nice thought, that people were reading and paying attention to the thread and not just going by whatever they'd thought coming in.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1147 Post by Saturnome » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:24 pm

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1148 Post by tarpilot » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:31 pm

knives wrote:
tarpilot wrote:
Murdoch wrote:Yes! Someone else voted for Safe in Hell.
Me! I admittedly went a bit Wellman-crazy with five, but my favourite, Wild Boys of the Road, still went orphaned.
Considering he made about fifteen over the decade if you're a fan I'm sure that should be considered small.
You're right at that. I actually feel The Public Enemy isn't even his third-best film of 1931, so it's disappointing to see it place so far ahead of Other Men's Women, Safe in Hell, and Wild Boys (which, as mentioned, didn't place at all)

EDIT: Granted, I obviously should have made an effort towards defending my favourites pre-deadline, so my bitching is invalid

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1149 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:38 pm

I bet if you put all the WC Fields vehicles together he'd make a respectable showing- they're all over the place in the orphans and also rans, but I didn't see one in the actual list.

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Re: 1930s List Discussion and Suggestions

#1150 Post by tarpilot » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:42 pm

I came very close to voting for Man on the Flying Trapeze but it just missed out. Rest assured Never Give a Sucker an Even Break will be very high in my 40s list, maybe top 15.

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