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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 August 15th.
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 (and awful) films released in 1985, from a variety of sources:
is anyone else in favor of going back to 2 weeks per year? for 1984, 11/15 voters voted within the first week, 2 in the next week, and 2 in the final week. i know some people are doing their best to watch more movies for each year and i'm all for that, but it seems like a pretty small group. anyway, not a huge deal, just wondering.
1. Shoah / Claude Lanzmann / France
2. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure / Tim Burton / U.S.
3. After Hours / Martin Scorsese / U.S.
4. To Live and Die in L.A. / William Friedkin / U.S.
5. The Angelic Conversation / Derek Jarman / U.K.
6. Louie Bluie / Terry Zwigoff / U.S.
7. Ran / Akira Kurosawa / Japan
8. The Goonies / Richard Donner / U.S.
9. The Breakfast Club / John Hughes / U.S.
10. Vagabond / Agnes Varda / France
11. Flesh + Blood / Paul Verhoeven / U.S.
12. Mala Noche / Gus Van Sant / U.S.
13. Come and See / Elem Klimov / U.S.S.R.
14. When Father Was Away on Business / Emir Kusturica / Yugoslavia
15. 28 Up / Michael Apted / U.K.
16. No End / Krzysztof Kieslowski / Poland
17. Return to Oz / Walter Murch / U.S.
18. Day of the Dead / George A. Romero / U.S.
19. Lost in America / Albert Brooks / U.S.
20. Re-Animator / Stuart Gordon / U.S.
2. Hard Rock Zombies
3. A View to a Kill
4. Ninja Terminator
5. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
6. Code of Silence
7. Better Off Dead
8. Malibu Express
9. Real Genius
10. Day of the Dead
11. Silver Bullet
12. Red Sonja
14. Return of the Living Dead
15. Rocky IV
1. Idi i Smotri (Elem Klimov)
2. Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
3. Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
4. La Historia Oficial (Luis Puenzo)
5. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes) 15
6. A Room with a View (James Ivory) 10
7. Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack) 5
Somehow, I haven't seen a lot films from 1985. Idi i Smotri is a masterpiece, though.
1. Pale Rider – Clint Eastwood
2. Brazil – Terry Gilliam
3. Runaway Train – Andrei Konchalovsky
4. La vaquilla (The Little Bull) – Luis García Berlanga
5. Back to the Future – Robert Zemeckis
6. Young Sherlock Holmes – Barry Levinson
7. Mitt liv som hund (My Life as a Dog) – Lasse Hallström
8. Witness – Peter Weir
9. After Hours – Martin Scorsesse
10. The Purple Rose of Cairo – Woody Allen
11. Flesh + Blood – Paul Verhoeven
12. Trouble in Mind – Alan Rudolph
13. Zuckerbaby (Sugarbaby) – Percy Adlon
14. Alamo Bay – Louis Malle
15. A Room with a View – James Ivory
16. The Colour Purple – Steven Spielberg
17. Männer... (Men...) – Doris Dörrie
18. La messa è finita (The Mass Has Ended) – Nanni Moretti
19. Sé infiel y no mires con quién (Be Wanton and Tread No Shame) – Fernando Trueba
20. Legend – Ridley Scott
1. Иди и смотри [Come and See] - Элем Климов
2. Back to the Future - Zemeckis
3. Otac na službenom putu [When Father Was Away on Business] - Kusturica
4. 乱 [Ran] - Kurosawa
5. After Hours - Scorsese
6. Calamari Union - Kaurismäki
7. Brazil - Gilliam
8. The Purple Rose of Cairo - Allen
9. Witness - Weir
10. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - Burton
2. Péril en la demeure [Death in a French Garden]
3. Sans toit ni loi [Vagabond]
4. 乱 [Ran]
6. Prizzi's Honor
7. Pale Rider
8. After Hours
9. The Falcon and the Snowman
10. Je vous salue, Marie [Hail Mary]
11. A Room With a View
12. My Beautiful Laundrette
13. Runaway Train
14. Иди и смотри [Come and See]
16. Le lieu du crime
17. 3 hommes et un couffin [Three Men and a Cradle]
19. Year of the Dragon
20. A Zed & Two Noughts
1. Back To the Future
2. National Lampoon's European Vacation (Underrated)
3. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
4. Return To Oz
6. The Goonies
7. Weird Science
I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet...but your kids are gonna love it.
I'd personally prefer 3 weeks, but I can live with 2 weeks as well, and to only stick to 3 weeks for me is a bit selfish.
Anyone else who wants to switch back to 2 weeks, or stick to 3 weeks, or doesn't care?
1. Come and see
3. Purple rose of cairo
4. Room with a view
6. Color purple
8. Péril en la demeure
12. My life as a dog
13. Kiss of the spider woman
14. Out of Africa
15. Breakfast Club
16. Back to the future
19. After Hours
Don't care for 3 or 2 weeks' rounds
I don't really care either. Three weeks is a bit slow, but is does give you more opportunity to watch some extra films.
1. Back to the Future
2. The Color Purple
3. My Beautiful Laundrette
6. The Breakfast Club
7. Out of Africa
1985 was the year that I started studying and watching quite a few obscure movies. Somehow I can't remember any titles, though ...
I do remember more than 7 movies, but it's not worth giving any points to Cocoon, D.A.R.Y.L., Brewster's Millions, etc..
After Hours is on my wishlist.
1. Mitt liv som hund [My Life as a Dog]
2. Back to the Future
3. The Purple Rose of Cairo
4. After Hours
5. Иди и смотри [Come and See]
6. The Breakfast Club
Nobody seems to be voting for Tokyo-Ga or Mishima, so no reason to hastily watch those before the deadline.
The Purple Rose Of Cairo
Back To The Future (10)
Day Of The Dead (5)
I strongly urge anybody who likes French new wave cinema or has any interest at all in Agnes Varda to see Vagabond. One of my favorite films of all time. Varda deserves to be mentioned in the top tier of French New Wave directors along with names like Godard and Resnais, and I really think the only reason she isn't is her gender.
God's Country is a 1986 film.
2. Back to the Future
3. After Hours
5. Lost in America
6. Prizzi's Honor
8. The Purple Rose of Cairo
9. My Beautiful Laundrette
10. My Life as a Dog
Not gonna have time to watch any films in the next few days, so here's my list a little earlier than normal:
1. Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
2. Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
3. Back To The Future (Robert Zemeckis)
4. Come And See (Elem Klimov)
5. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann)
6. My Life As A Dog (Lasse Hallström)
7. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes)
8. 28 Up (Michael Apted)
9. After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
10. The Purple Rose Of Cairo (Woody Allen)
1. The Color Purple
2. A Room With a View
3. Back to the Future
4. Out of Africa
7. After Hours
8. The Breakfast Club
14. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
15. Pale Rider
16. Enemy Mine
18. Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome
19. Better Off Dead
20. Fright Night
A very close race this week, with fights over every single spot.
#. Title (Director) - Points/Votes/#1s
1. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis) - 330/10/2
2. Brazil (Terry Gilliam) - 296/11/2
3. Ran (Akira Kurosawa) - 263/8/0
4. Idi i Smotri [Come and See] (Elem Klimov) - 220/7/3
5. After Hours Martin Scorsese) - 189/9/0
6. The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen) - 161/7/0
7. Witness (Peter Weir) - 130/8/0
8. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Tim Burton) - 119/5/0
9. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann) - 115/3/1
10. The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg) - 115/4/1
Mitt liv som hund [My Life as a Dog] - 109
The Breakfast Club - 109
Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg are the first to have 3 films continue to the next round, while Akira Kurosawa and Woody Allen get a second film through and join the ranks of the Johns: Carpenter and Landis.
Heh, it's cool Pee Wee's Big Adventure advanced. I haven't seen that since I was like 7.
Anyone know a good way to see Shoah?