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« on: November 03, 2003, 05:05:36 PM »
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The Xixax Dekapenticon

XIXAX CHOOSES THE 15 BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME



Xixax will create a list (based on the idea explained here) of the 15 best movies ever made.

It's time to vote!

From the 50 nominations, you're choosing 10. These votes will count for the final list of 15.

RULES
you must pick exactly 10 movies
the 10 movies must all come from the list we have provided
they must be numbered in order of bestness. 1 being the bestest, 10 being the least best
once a vote is submitted, there will be no changes granted
anyone can vote (doesn't matter whether you voted in the first round)
do not display your votes publicly (yet)
use full titles ("Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" instead of "LOTR: FOTR")
if there have been remakes or movies of the same title, please specify the year
in the case of foreign films, please use the most common title
don't put "the" before anything


If your username begins begins with A-I (or a #), send your ballot to Ghostboy

If your username begins begins with J-Q, send your ballot to Jeremy Blackman

If your username begins begins with R-Z, send your ballot to RegularKarate


Please put "10 best" in the subject line.

VOTES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL JANUARY1

Have any questions about the voting process? Ask them here.



the nominations

2001: A Space Odyssey  
400 Blows
8 1/2      
Adaptation        
Amelie        
Annie Hall        
Apocolypse Now        
Barry Lyndon
Barton Fink
Being John Malkovich      
Big Lebowski      
Blue Velvet        
Boogie Nights      
Brazil        
Casino        
Cassablanca
Citizen Kane        
Clockwork Orange, A      
Do the Right Thing      
Donnie Darko      
Dr. Strangelove        
Elephant Man        
Empire Strikes Back      
Eyes Wide Shut      
Fargo                
Fight Club      
Godfather        
Godfather part II      
Good, the Bad, and the Ugly    
Goodfellas        
Jackie Brown        
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Magnolia        
Matrix        
Mulholland Dr.        
My Life to Live
One Flew over the Cuckoo's nest
Psycho
Pulp Fiction    
Punch Drunk Love      
Raging Bull        
Requiem for a Dream      
Royal Tennenbaums    
Rushmore        
Seven Samurai      
Shawshank Redemption
Shining        
Singin' in the Rain      
Taxi Driver      
Vertigo
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2003, 06:14:55 PM »
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How is the ballot going to be created?  Is it gonna be the top 30 movies nominated that we vote for to get down to 15?

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2003, 06:19:47 PM »
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Quote from: Onomatopoeia
How is the ballot going to be created?  Is it gonna be the top 30 movies nominated that we vote for to get down to 15?


The final ballot would have 50 choices (decided by these nomination votes). You would pick 10 and rank them in order of bestness. We'd take 15 out of that.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2003, 06:21:30 PM »
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Also, for the alphabetical thing, do you want English or Foreign language titles.  For example:

Amelie
versus
Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Le

And is it Hard Eight or Sydney?  :-D

And for 25th Hour, would you like it under T, or above A ('cause it's a number).

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2003, 06:28:52 PM »
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Quote from: Onomatopoeia
Also, for the alphabetical thing, do you want English or Foreign language titles.  For example:

Amelie
versus
Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Le


Whatever the most common name is. We'll do our best to figure it out when there's a conflict, though.

Quote from: Onomatopoeia
And is it Hard Eight or Sydney?  :-D


Hard Eight.

Quote from: Onomatopoeia
And for 25th Hour, would you like it under T, or above A ('cause it's a number).


Above A. It's really not crucial that everything is perfect. It's not like your vote would be counted... it would just make it much easier for us. (oh... and if your username starts with a number, send it to Ghostboy).
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2003, 06:37:20 PM »
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What was decided?  Is this favorites or best?
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Re: The Xixax Dekapenticon: The Best Movies Ever
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2003, 06:43:05 PM »
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XIXAX CHOOSES THE 15 BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME


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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2003, 06:57:31 PM »
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Well really, you can be as subjective as you want... so favorites is just fine.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2003, 06:58:20 PM »
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Thank you both.
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2003, 08:06:23 PM »
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Those sending votes to me:  I would appreciate it if you list movies starting with "The" like so "Movie, The".

This way I can copy your list and feed it directly into my automated vote counting mechanism (it runs on diesel)

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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2003, 09:57:24 AM »
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With my name, would I be classified under T or G, considering RK is already implementing "The" to be put last with movie title nominations.

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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2003, 10:00:47 AM »
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With my name, would I be classified under T or G, considering RK is already implementing "The" to be put last with movie title nominations.


Silly Trumpet. Your username starts with G. (well, ignore "the"). Good question, though.
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2003, 10:34:43 AM »
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I've got $20 that says Boogie Nights and Magnolia will be in the top 5...

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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2003, 11:01:07 AM »
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I don't think Boogie will make it. I think Magnolia will cancel it out. I think a lot of people will choose one PTA film near the top of their list, but will also go for variety in their choices so may only pick one PTA film and just give that all the points they can give it. Thus I think Magnolia will dominate.

Movies that clearly will be on the list: Magnolia, 2001 and Pulp Fiction. Raging Bull may cancel out Taxi Driver, or vice versa. Same deal for the Godfather films and Apocalypse Now.

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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2003, 11:08:44 AM »
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I'd be happy to see both Raging Bull and Taxi Driver at the top of the list, but I'd be definitely willing to bet on Magnolia, Taxi Driver, and Apocalypse all being there (as they should be).
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