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You can post a list of anywhere between 5 and 20 films (or more, but only 20 will be counted) from the year we're covering. The deciding factor in terms of release dates is the RYM list and the top 10 of each year will go on to the final top 100 round. The deadline is December 19th.
The points scheme is as follows:
1. 50 points
However, these are the maximum amounts of points. If you want to put certain films on your list but don't want to give them too many points, you can choose to give these less points than in this scheme (but never more) to decrease the impact on the overall results. If you don't specifically state that you want to give (some of) your films fewer points, I will assume the standard scheme.
Here are some lists to remind you of the great (or awful) films released in 1994, from a variety of sources:
Quite a good year for film, with two of my top 5 all-time films. Watched The Kingdom yesterday and it's quite a lot of fun. Probably the most enjoyable thing I've ever seen by von Trier. 8/10
1. Satantango / Bela Tarr / Hungary
2. Crumb / Terry Zwigoff / U.S.
3. Hoop Dreams / Steve James / U.S.
4. Amateur / Hal Hartley / U.S.
5. Riget / Lars von Trier / Denmark
6. Spanking the Monkey / David O. Russell / U.S.
7. Exotica / Atom Egoyan / Canada
8. Vanya on 42nd Street / Louis Malle / U.S.
9. Ed Wood / Tim Burton / U.S.
10. Trois couleurs: Rouge / Krzysztof Kieslowski / France
11. Before the Rain / Milcho Manchevski / Macedonia
12. The Shawshank Redemption / Frank Darabont / U.S.
13. Heavenly Creatures / Peter Jackson / New Zealand
14. The Crow / Alex Proyas / U.S.
15. Chungking Express / Wong Kar-Wai / Hong Kong
Riget's easily my favorite thing from Von Trier. I can't wait to see Riget II.
1994 is a great year all around. It's got about five of my all time top 50. I hope people will watch Chungking Express (Wong Kar Wai) and The Corridor (Sarunas Bartas) before voting.
Bartas is the kind of director who's so visually oriented you can fully understand his most of films even if you don't understand the language. He desperately needs more exposure.
Also, if anyone knows how I can possibly see Through The Olive Trees in region 1, I really want to.
corridor is '95 on rym
I've seen Chungking Express and it was my #5 for the year, but tonight I saw Three Colours: Red and it was great. Much better than Blue, and my new #5.
I'm kind of on the fence about watching Hoop Dreams; I'm not the biggest basketball fan and it's quite long. Anything anyone can say to convince me to watch it anyway?
01. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
02. Riget (Lars von Trier)
03. The Lion King (Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff) 30
04. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis) 28
05. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer) 25
06. Clerks. (Kevin Smith)
07. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott)
08. Yin Shi Nan Nu (Ang Lee)
09. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont)
10. Bullets over Broadway (Woody Allen)
11. The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel & Ethan Coen)
12. Huozhe (Yimou Zhang)
13. Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone)
14. Trois Couleurs: Rouge (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
15. Léon (Luc Besson)
16. Quiz Show (Robert Redford)
17. Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
18. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (Neil Jordan)
19. Trzy Kolory: Bialy (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
20. The Crow (Alex Proyas)
Two titles are really standing out a lot.
I really want to see Satantango and Hoop Dreams, by the way. I'm especially interested in the first, since I consider Tarr to be some kind of genius. But it's so long... And not readily available, unfortunately.
Satantango is amazing, but yes, very long. An extremely slow paced object of beauty.
Is there any equivalent of Netflix in European countries? I'm surprised if there isn't by now.
The ones left I need to watch are To Live, Faust, Heavenly Creatures and a couple others that just aren't available. Plus I haven't seen Shawshank Redemption in several years and never saw the last half hour. But, it's in no danger of not qualifying, so I'll wait on that one.
Since Qiu Ju didn't qualify in 1992 and TC: White isn't doing so well in this one, it's looking like the only director other than the Coens who can qualify four films is Von Trier, if he gets in both Rigets and Breaking the Waves. I suppose Wong Kar Wai still has an outside chance with Fallen Angels and Happy Together, and Zhang can still do it with To Live and Not One Less.
1. Pulp Fiction
2. The Shawshank Redemption
3. 飲食男女 [Eat Drink Man Woman]
4. Forrest Gump
5. Trois couleurs: Rouge [Three Colours: Red]
6. Four Weddings and a Funeral
7. Léon [Leon: The Professional]
9. Once Were Warriors
10. Riget [The Kingdom]
11. Nattevagten [Nightwatch]
13. Trois couleurs: Blanc [Three Colours: White]
14. 重慶森林 [Chungking Express]
1. Pulp Fiction
2. The Shawshank Redemption
3. Quiz Show
4. Ed Wood
6. Little Women
7. Hoop Dreams
8. The Last Seduction
9. Forrest Gump
10. Heavenly Creatures
Leon's probably going to get 25 points from me, so with your 50 that brings it to 93. That should push it close to the top ten, if not in.
I'm more concerned about Chungking Express, which also seems not to have a lot of support yet. I'm hoping Petri gives it a lot of points because he gave a lot to Days Of Being Wild.
Ugh. This is effing stupid. The copy of Faust Netflix sent me has an english dub track and no option for subtitles. I'm not even watching the real movie.
Three Colors: Red
The Lion King
Three Colors: White
The Shawshank Redemption
Crumb (5 points)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (3 points)
The only other film I was thinking of watching is Heavenly Creatures, and I figure, it's an American Oscar winner by Peter Jackson, if it's any good all you will vote for it and I can watch it when it qualifies.
Damn, I noticed these year-by-year movie polls just recently, I usually only go to the music part of the forum.
First, let me inform you that I'm not very much of a movie expert, my tastes in film run amok all over the place: Hollywood blockbusters, art house flicks, cult films, documentaries (not sure if those are allowed). In short, a bit like my music preferences, the weird and the mainstream go hand in hand.
I can't promise my participation for every year and I just don't have the time to check out all those wonderful titles in you guys' lists that I'm not familiar with, but anyway, here's my shot at 1994:
01. The Shawshank Redemption
02. Once Were Warriors
03. Interview With The Vampire
05. The Mask
06. Natural Born Killers
07. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
08. Pulp Fiction
09. Heavenly Creatures
Once Were Warriors is in IMO the wild card of this year. Definitely worth checking out for those who haven't seen it yet. On me at least, this New Zealand movie left a pretty big and lasting impression.
1. Trois couleurs: Rouge [Three Colours: Red] - Krzysztof Kieślowski
2. Les Patriotes - Éric Rochant
3. 重慶森林 [Chungking Express] - Wong Kar-wai
4. Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino
5. Four Weddings and a Funeral - Mike Newell
6. Trois couleurs: Blanc [Three Colours: White] - Krzysztof Kieślowski
7. Clerks - Kevin Smith
8. Exotica - Atom Egoyan
9. Swimming with Sharks - George Huang
10. La Reine Margot [Queen Margot] - Patrice Chéreau
11. Regarde les hommes tomber - Jacques Audiard
12. 東邪西毒 [Ashes of Time] - Wong Kar-wai
13. Ladybird Ladybird - Ken Loach
14. Shallow Grave - Danny Boyle
15. Little Odessa - James Gray
16. L'eau froide [Cold Water] - Olivier Assayas
Once again, a so incredible year, maybe the better since the beginning of this film's game.
For now, the 90's are far better than 2000's.
For honesty, the first 8 film I put in my list can easily be first an another day. They are all incredibles and strongs.
1. La cérémonie (Claude Chabrol)
2. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
3. Les roseaux sauvages (André Téchiné)
4. Les patriotes (Eric Rochant)
5. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis)
6. Trois couleurs : Blanc (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
7. La reine Margot (Patrice Chéreau)
8. Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell)
9. Le péril Jeune (Cédric Klapisch)
10. The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel & Ethan Cohen)
11. La cité des enfants perdus (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
12. Trois couleurs : Rouge (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
13. Léon (Luc Besson)
14. 重慶森林 [Chungking Express] (Wong Kar-wai)
15. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont)
16. Regarde les hommes tomber (Jacques Audiard)
17. Quiz Show (Robert Redford)
RYM puts La Ceremonie as 1995.
I saw three colours trilogy when I was too young. I liked white (and blue which I saw also later) but red mostly bored me. I try to watch the whole trilogy again before the final (although if only Blue would qualify). I saw Double Life of Veronique few years later (in the beginning of 00's when I was in my late teens) and loved it a lot.
Eat Drink Man Woman is the only movie I've seen my first time in 00's.
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Natural Born Killers
3. The Hudsucker Proxy
4. Léon [Leon: The Professional]
5. The Crow
7. 重慶森林 [Chungking Express]
8. Ed Wood
9. 飲食男女 [Eat Drink Man Woman]
10. Shallow Grave
11. Il postino [The Postman]
13. The Shawshank Redemption
14. Trois couleurs: Blanc [Three Colours: White]
15. Forrest Gump
16. Once Were Warriors
17. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
18. Heavenly Creatures
My list for 1994:
4.Soleil Trompeur/Burnt by the Sun
7.Priscilla Queen of the Desert
8.Trois Couleurs Rouge
10.Interview with the Vampire
11.Eat Drink Man Woman
12.The Last Seduction
13.Four Weddings and a Funeral
17.Trois Couleurs Blanc
18.The Browning Version
19.Death and the Maiden
1. Clerks – Kevin Smith
2. Pulp Fiction – Quentin Tarantino
3. Una pura formalità (A Pure Formality) – Giuseppe Tornatore
4. The Shawshank Redemption – Frank Darabont
5. Death and the Maiden – Roman Polanski
6. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Stephan Elliott
7. Quiz Show – Robert Redford
8. Bullets Over Broadway – Woody Allen
9. Amateur – Hal Hartley
10. Forrest Gump – Robert Zemeckis
11. L'enfer (Hell) – Claude Chabrol
12. The Hudsucker Proxy – Joel Coen
13. El detective y la muerte (The Detective and Death) – Gonzalo Suárez
14. La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) – Patrice Chéreau
15. Trois couleurs: Rouge (Three Colours: Red) – Krzysztof Kieślowski
16. Lamerica – Gianni Amelio
17. Wyatt Earp – Lawrence Kasdan
18. The Last Seduction – John Dahl
19. 重慶森林 (Chungking Express) – Wong Kar-wai
20. Exotica – Atom Egoyan
21. Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry & Chocolate) – Tomás Gutiérrez Alea / Juan Carlos Tabío
22. Go Fish – Rose Troche
23. Four Weddings and a Funeral – Mike Newell
24. Le parfum d'Yvonne (The Scent of Yvonne) – Patrice Leconte
25. The Lion King – Roger Allers / Rob Minkoff
26. Trois couleurs: Blanc – Krzysztof Kieślowski
27. Il mostro (The Monster) – Roberto Benigni
28. Mi hermano del alma (My Soul Brother) – Mariano Barroso
29. Reality Bites – Ben Stiller
30. The Mask – Chuck Russell
1 Pulp Fiction
2 Hoop Dreams
4 Natural Born Killers
5 Star Trek: Generations
6 Dumb and Dumber
7 Quiz Show
9 Forrest Gump
Pulp Fiction wins 1994 with a record amount of voters, #1's and points. The competition for the 9th and 10th spot was quite close, but Satantango and Crumb held on to their early lead and Natural Born Killers and Hoop Dreams didn't quite make it.
Film (Director) - Points/Votes/#1s
1. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino) - 506/12/7
2. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont) - 257/11/1
3. Trois Couleurs: Rouge [Three Colours: Red] (Krzysztof Kieslowski) - 182/9/1
4. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis) - 175/9/0
5. Léon [Leon: The Professional] (Luc Besson) - 152/7/1
6. Riget [The Kingdom] (Lars Von Trier) - 151/6/0
7. Clerks (Kevin Smith) - 148/6/1
8. 重慶森林 [Chungking Express] (Wong Kar-Wai) - 131/8/0
9. Sátántangó [Satantango] (Béla Tarr) - 112/3/2
10. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff) - 109/5/0
I just realized I forgot to post my own list.
2. The Shawshank Redemption
3. Forrest Gump
4. Pulp Fiction
5. Three Colours: Red
6. Chungking Express
8. The Kingdom
9. Ed Wood