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Another day, another vote.

#1251 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:02 am

Here're 5 random films from the collection for you to vote for. Have at it!

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Re: Another day, another vote.

#1252 Post by ando » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:23 am

😁 That byline is telling.

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Second Chances!

#1253 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:34 am

It's a Runners-Up vote. All the films that almost made the cut get a second chance.

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Re: Second Chances!

#1254 Post by swo17 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:02 am

Actually, technically, we randomly chose these five from six months' worth of votes

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Something Different

#1255 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:12 am

This vote's different. Inspired by the Music Video mini list project, this vote has a dual focus: here are five Criterion titles whose disc(s) contain music videos. With the exception of the first one, the vote is for both the film and the music video(s).

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Re: Something Different

#1256 Post by Big Ben » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 am

I voted for Armageddon with malicious intent.

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Re: Something Different

#1257 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:38 am

Big Ben wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 am
I voted for Armageddon with malicious intent.
I assume that goes doubly for your vote for the Aerosmith video?

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Re: Something Different

#1258 Post by swo17 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:01 am

Big Ben wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 am
I voted for Armageddon with malicious intent.
If you actually want to discuss it then great, but if you just did it to tank film club, we're doing a fine enough job of that on our own, thanks

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Re: Something Different

#1259 Post by Big Ben » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:38 pm

swo17 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:01 am
Big Ben wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 am
I voted for Armageddon with malicious intent.
If you actually want to discuss it then great, but if you just did it to tank film club, we're doing a fine enough job of that on our own, thanks
Absolutely, and apologies for not making this clearer. Regardless of my feelings about Bay ( I really, really don't like his films) I don't feel people actually discuss the fact that he has all the hallmarks of a mass produced auteur. The incoherent plots, the occasional jingoism, the quote "pornographic sensibility" as Mark Kermode puts it. If people like Fulci and Jesus Franco can be labeled as shlock auteurs why can't Bay? How does this relate to modern blockbusters today? I feel it's inclusion in Criterion's library is worth discussing even if the film is...not good.
Mr Sausage wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:38 am
[I assume that goes doubly for your vote for the Aerosmith video?
The Aerosmith video/song goes alongside that because it happens to be one of the most aggravating in their entire catalogue in my opinion.

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Re: Something Different

#1260 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:54 pm

Swo17 and I were being tongue-in-cheek.

But there is lots to discuss in Bay, including what I’ve now realized is the fact he borrowed much of his visual lexicon from late-eighties MTV David Fincher.

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Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

#1261 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:37 am

Mfunk has been kind enough to curate the following Halloween round:
mfunk9786 wrote:So my only synopsis or statement about why I chose these five films is that, in the wake of the death of FilmStruck and the advent of the Criterion Channel, there is no better time than now to be supporting the latter so it sticks around for good. There are a ton of good films on it this month and every month, but horror films make for a better at home experience than most, and all of the following films are available on the Criterion Channel just a button press away.

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Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

#1262 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:17 pm

I'm going to actually participate this time, which I'm incredibly ashamed I don't do enough of with the Film Club, which Sausage tirelessly puts effort into curating week in and week out. I would encourage anyone in my boat, who doesn't dedicate nearly enough time to it as it deserves, to join me.

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Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

#1263 Post by domino harvey » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:03 pm

Sorry, I'll be too busy lighting candles and praying for all your souls to watch such devilry

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Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

#1264 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:39 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:I'm going to actually participate this time, which I'm incredibly ashamed I don't do enough of with the Film Club, which Sausage tirelessly puts effort into curating week in and week out. I would encourage anyone in my boat, who doesn't dedicate nearly enough time to it as it deserves, to join me.
Thanks for the kind words, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out swo17’s huge contribution behind the scenes. He basically co-runs it with me uncredited.

Anyway, I voted for Antichrist because I’ve always been meaning to watch it.

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Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

#1265 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:46 pm

You haven’t seen Antichrist? I had already voted for it, but now I need to evangelize to the masses that it be the selection this week.

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Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

#1266 Post by domino harvey » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:48 pm

Still wish I’d bought one of the “I Survived the AntiChrist Screening” t-shirts the IFC was selling in the lobby on the original theatrical run

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Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

#1267 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:49 pm

Mr Sausage wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:39 pm
mfunk9786 wrote:I'm going to actually participate this time, which I'm incredibly ashamed I don't do enough of with the Film Club, which Sausage tirelessly puts effort into curating week in and week out. I would encourage anyone in my boat, who doesn't dedicate nearly enough time to it as it deserves, to join me.
Thanks for the kind words, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out swo17’s huge contribution behind the scenes. He basically co-runs it with me uncredited.

Anyway, I voted for Antichrist because I’ve always been meaning to watch it.
That was enough to make me outright change my vote.

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Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

#1268 Post by swo17 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:09 am

If it makes a difference, we already did Carnival of Souls for Halloween two years ago

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Re: Mfunk presents: a Halloween Vote

#1269 Post by mfunk9786 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:12 am

Wish I had known!

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This vote is brought to you by Elections that everyone's just sort of disgruntled with.

#1270 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:44 am

You know, nothing really changed, but everything works less well anyway and 1/4 of people are tired and just want to leave. What were we talking about again?

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It's a 1940s vote!

#1271 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:53 pm

To coincide with the current 1940s List Project, here are five 40s films drawn randomly from the collection via some form of wizardry.

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It's a 1950s vote!

#1272 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:43 am

In support of the ongoing 1950s Decade List project, here're five 50s films randomly pulled from the collection.

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Re: It's a 1950s vote!

#1273 Post by Drucker » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:03 am

I've never watched Face in the Crowd and it's on Criterion Channel

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Re: It's a 1950s vote!

#1274 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:28 am

I've never seen On the Waterfront, surprisingly, so it got my vote. Suppose I should get around to watching it sometime.

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Re: It's a 1950s vote!

#1275 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:18 am

Although I already posted something in the 50s thread, Europe '51 gets mine, as it's the title I have the most questions to put forth for discussion that I suspect will have a better chance here.

This is a solid batch of choices though

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