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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2003, 08:19:18 PM »
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I wrote a short piece about the current irrelevance of the Sight & Sound poll, and why and how the S&S system needs to change. Check it out.


the sight and sound poll is broken up into two polls.  one for critics and one for directors.  on the directors poll....

1. Citizen Kane
2. The Godfather Part One and Two
3. 8 ˝
4. Lawrence of Arabia
5. Dr. Strangelove
6. The Bicycle Theif
6. Raging Bull
6. Vertigo
9. Rashomon
9. La Regle Du Jeu
9. Seven Samurai

so, actually Raging Bull (1980) did make the cut.  but its really up to the directors and critics to be more daring with their choices.  if you look over who voted for what there are unique choices on there.  however, they dont receive the unanimous acclaim as citizen kane, godfather, etc.  so while 7 of the 10 pics on ones list may be quirky oddities, if those other 3 votes are for the popular films, they end up being the ones to make the cut.
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2003, 09:26:55 PM »
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Yeah. I was aware of the Director's Poll, but left it out of the entry. Not because is "disproved" my point so much, but because I didn't really have the time or desire to write about Raging Bull being an exception. Still, no masterpieces since 1981 onwards in that poll either. That's still twenty-two years. The point, I feel, still stands.

And yeah. I know that other films get "nominated" and so on and so forth, but, nyeh...what are you going to do?

The point of the matter is that the general consensus really needs to be less stringent...
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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2003, 01:05:31 AM »
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I'm glad the list is for older films generally instead. The list is fact in nothing. It just is helpful in recommending movies for people trying to get into world cinema or older movies. For what it can do, it does its job fine. I'm just pissed L'Avventura is continuing to be a film that is absent from the list even if being on it 30 and 40 years ago or so. I'd have it in the top 5.

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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2003, 04:39:16 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2003, 08:16:32 AM »
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It just is helpful in recommending movies for people trying to get into world cinema or older movies.

Where does it say that anywhere, GT? Honestly?

"This poll was conducted so you know where to go in terms of older films. Enjoy!"

Anywhere? I'm not buying it. There has to be a place for newer films. To believe that the best is well behind us is pretty ridiculous. There has been fine work in each age of cinema, and this one is no exception.
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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2003, 08:14:55 PM »
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You're right, Silver Bullet, good taste is in every age. The selection of the films on the list just mirror the average of people voting for it. It also doesn't endorse any Blockbuster deals, but what purpose can it serve besides getting people to see these films? Its just another list but at least has some older and more obscure films highlighted. Nothing wrong in that. Give the list another 40 years and finally movies of this generation will be showing up for the mere fact half of the voting team will likely be dead.

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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2003, 04:11:25 PM »
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Did anyone ever get to read the full version of this essay?  Does anyone know how I could get a copy of it?

 

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