Pretend you have a ballot for the 2012 edition of Sight & Sound's top 10 movies of all time list

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It did, twice, yeah. Also Le Million and Singin' in the Rain if you count musicals.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't really rationalize my interest in these lists (other than, as said above, it was basically the start of my film education). but it's always fun to see what places around 50 and later.

ryan, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel a little bad admitting it but i basically have no desire ever to watch 'satantango.'

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Screw that noise, I obsess over every single-slot shift in the top 10 like a madman. Things that place below 10, much less 50, do not count.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 26 April 2012 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

The movies that have been on more than one ballot itt so far.

2001: A Space Odyssey
Atalante, L'
Conversation, The
Godfather I & II, The
Mulholland Drive
Playtime
Rules of the Game, The
Samourai, Le
Seventh Seal, The
Showgirls
Taxi Driver
Thin Red Line, The
Touch of Evil
Zodiac

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 26 April 2012 12:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ebert

GoT SPOILER ALERT (Gukbe), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Replacing just one movie? (also, bad form to reveal one's ballot early? I suspect others will leak too.)

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

at least he didn't put Juno on there

Number None, Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Decalogue is one work, so S&S can suck it (if Rog is representing their rules accurately).

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Think he's just bending over backwards to find some way to justify to himself not simply re-running his '02 ballot with no changes.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Of course, I have no idea what the editor specifically told contributors, or if specific titles were named as examples.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

And that kills me.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

did any of the actual real working film critics here get a ballot?

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

history maybe

jed_, Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

mayne!

jed_, Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ebert's juxtaposition of Synecdoche New York and Tree of Life is kinda inspired.

ryan, Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

he shoulda made all ten films maudit

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ballots are apparently due today.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Monday, 30 April 2012 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, I only know of one voter with whom I am acquainted, and I'm just glad there are no Family Guy feature films he can include.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 April 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

He might make a case for Breaking Bad S3 tho.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Monday, 30 April 2012 14:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha nrq:

1 the social network; 2 ferris bueller’s day off; 3 bad santa; 4 zoolander; 5 die hard; 6 wayne’s world; 7 heat; 8 dazed and confused; 9 step brothers; 10 satanstango; honourable mentions: trailer for miami vice; lebowski; grosse point blank; harold and kumar trilogy… aaand SEND

caek, Monday, 30 April 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

couldnt yr estimable friend nominate individual family guy episodes

Ms Tum-Bla-Wi-Tee (nakhchivan), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

guessing there will be 4real porn in ballots this time not just seventies big bottom bird stuff

also gifs

Ms Tum-Bla-Wi-Tee (nakhchivan), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

nakh, S&S has not yet sunk to ILEvels

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

theres a fair bit of random/contrived ephemera in the 2k2 ballots, esp from academics

KJB to thread (and poll, hopefully)

Ms Tum-Bla-Wi-Tee (nakhchivan), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

With all the online-only people I know that are involved, I wonder if this year S&S isn't opening up a third category exclusively for the new breed.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

separate and inequal?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

frogbs, ilx magazine

Ms Tum-Bla-Wi-Tee (nakhchivan), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

J. Lewis got at least one vote, allegedly: http://www.shaviro.com/Blog/?p=1046

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

ilx is my favorite blog

I will transmit this information to (Viceroy), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

jesus those ppl have terrible taste.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

However, let's be real: the one to cut is 'Tokyo Story.' Maybe because I'm consumed with parental guilt and don't like thinking about it."

i mean i just

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I couldn't finish Citizen Kane. It's not that it's not fun -- it's that the state of journalism is so bad that I couldn't stand to watch what Welles thought at the time."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aside from a couple specific voices there, I'd prefer to blame the canonization of a real good musical like Singin' in the Rain for the distaste/indifference.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I'm not going to beat around the bushes with this: 'Jurassic Park' remains a modern marvel to me. In this cinematic age where substance subsides to style among the masses, Spielberg's blockbuster masterpiece seamlessly blended a rich and fantastic story with incredible special effects that continue to awe and inspire. I truly believe it deserves a spot amongst the top 10. That being said, I've never been that fond of 'Singin' in the Rain.' Though I'm not disputing its significance in cinema's history, I'd probably bump that one to make room for 'Jurassic Park,' especially since it's ranked tenth."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I suspect I am going to vent my anti-Shining mania for publication before the summer is out.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

if only the sight and sound list more closely resembled every 15-year-old's list of interests on myspace.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Anyone who knows me could see this answer coming a mile away. I'd remove 'Singin' in the Rain,' on the grounds that I can rarely tolerate musicals. And I'd add director Darren Aronofsky's 'The Fountain,' my personal favorite movie of all time.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I suspect I am going to vent my anti-Shining mania for publication before the summer is out.

― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, April 30, 2012 1:34 PM (1 minute ago)

can't wait

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I'm that awful human being that doesn't love Francis Ford Coppola's 'Godfather' trilogy in the same way that most do, so I'd remove the two-fer of 'The Godfather Parts I and II.' Much like 'The Rules of the Game' and 'Sunrise,' they're films that I appreciate more than I outright enjoy, but they don't give me the same sort of artistic appreciation that these other works do, so my apologies to Coppola (who won't likely be sending me any of his wine anytime soon), but his films is an offer I'd be able to refuse...sorry for the pun. As for what to replace it with, I have to go with my favorite film of all time: 'The Shawshank Redemption.' It's everything that you go to the movies for, and if it's not quite as historical a film, it more than makes up for it with quality. Perhaps not a highbrow enough pick for some, but it's the most honest choice that I can make."

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I suspect I am going to vent my anti-Shining mania for publication before the summer is out.

You starting a blog?

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

how the fuck was Ric Delgado allowed to nominate films

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I guess most of the good film bloggers were out picnicking last week.

o hell no Eric

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

eric, aren't you going to make a cannes 2012 poll/thread this year?

jed_, Monday, 30 April 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know me too well, et al.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Monday, 30 April 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

cheers ;)

jed_, Monday, 30 April 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Will Leitch, Deadspin:

"I would take out 'The Godfather Parts I and II' because that is cheating: You can't put two movies in one spot, even if you want to. WHAT ARE WE, SAVAGES? I would replace it with 'The Godfather.'"

Now this I like.

Still reeling from the idea of anybody's all-time favourite movie being The Fountain, let alone someone who writes about film for a living, albeit for HuffPo.

And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink


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