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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:22 pm

Reminder. You have one more week to submit these...and I've only gotten five so far.
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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:05 pm

I'm going to try and get some of these re-started.

FYI: I am asking for this information again because, in its infinite idiocy, this message board software has deleted all of the results mails, so I don't really have any of the data left.

Monday, Noon will continue to be the default due date. This will be given extra time because we're just starting up again. Due Monday, April 5, 2010.


Step 1: Send list of 2008 films for consideration. United States theatrical release required in the given year.

Step 2: Take the 2007 list and perform two actions as listed below.

1) Rank every film in the list (that you've seen) on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 = awful, 10 = awesome.
2) Go through the same list and select the 10 best films and rank them assigning 10 points to the best film on the list and 1 to the worst of the 10.

2007 Qualifiers:
12:08 East of Bucharest
Across the Universe
Atonement
Away from Her
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Bridge to Terabithia
Dan in Real Life
Grindhouse
Hairspray
Hot Fuzz
I'm Not There
Into the Wild
Juno
Lust, Caution
No Country for Old Men
Persepolis
Ratatouille
Sunshine
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Darjeeling Limited
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Lives of Others
The Orphanage
There Will Be Blood
Zodiac
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:31 pm

Due to the busy nature of the week and some site downtime, I'm going to hold off on this polling until next Monday.
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:06 pm

Step 1: Send list of 2008 films for consideration. United States theatrical release required in the given year.

Step 2: Take the 2007 list and perform two actions as listed below.

1) Rank every film in the list (that you've seen) on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 = awful, 10 = awesome.
2) Go through the same list and select the 10 best films and rank them assigning 10 points to the best film on the list and 1 to the worst of the 10.

2007 Qualifiers:
12:08 East of Bucharest
Across the Universe
Atonement
Away from Her
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Bridge to Terabithia
Dan in Real Life
Grindhouse
Hairspray
Hot Fuzz
I'm Not There
Into the Wild
Juno
Lust, Caution
No Country for Old Men
Persepolis
Ratatouille
Sunshine
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Darjeeling Limited
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Lives of Others
The Orphanage
There Will Be Blood
Zodiac
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:02 am

Step 1: Send list of 2007 films for consideration. United States theatrical release required in the given year.

Step 2: Take the 2006 list and perform two actions as listed below.

1) Rank every film in the list (that you've seen) on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 = awful, 10 = awesome.
2) Go through the same list and select the 10 best films and rank them assigning 10 points to the best film on the list and 1 to the worst of the 10.

2006 Qualifiers:
A Prairie Home Companion
Babel
Breaking and Entering
Casino Royale
Children of Men
Dave Chapelle's Block Party
Dreamgirls
Infamous
L'Enfant
Letters from Iwo Jima
Linda Linda Linda
Little Children
Monster House
Notes on a Scandal
Pan's Labyrinth
Stranger Than Fiction
Thank You for Smoking
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
The Departed
The History Boys
The Prestige
The Queen
The Science of Sleep
United 93
V for Vendetta
Volver
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:28 pm

Step 1: Send list of 2006 films for consideration. United States theatrical release required in the given year.

Step 2: Take the 2005 list and perform two actions as listed below.

1) Rank every film in the list (that you've seen) on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 = awful, 10 = awesome.
2) Go through the same list and select the 10 best films and rank them assigning 10 points to the best film on the list and 1 to the worst of the 10.

2005 Qualifiers:
A History of Violence
Batman Begins
Brokeback Mountain
Cache
Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck.
Grizzly Man
Howl's Moving Castle
Junebug
King Kong
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kung Fu Hustle
Match Point
Munich
Myserious Skin
Oldboy
Pulse (Kairo)
Serenity
Sin City
The Aristocats
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
The Best of Youth
The Constant Gardener
The New World
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Squid and the Whale
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
The White Diamond
Tropical Malady
Wallace & Gromit's Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Yes
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:16 pm

Step 1: Send list of 2005 films for consideration. United States theatrical release required in the given year.

Step 2: Take the 2004 list and perform two actions as listed below.

1) Rank every film in the list (that you've seen) on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 = awful, 10 = awesome.
2) Go through the same list and select the 10 best films and rank them assigning 10 points to the best film on the list and 1 to the worst of the 10.

2004 Qualifiers:
Bad Education
Before Sunset
Closer
Dogville
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fahrenheit 9/11
Goodbye, Lenin
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hero
Hotel Rwanda
House of Flying Daggers
Kill Bill Volume 2
Kinsey
Million Dollar Baby
Primer
Sideways
Spider-Man 2
Stage Beauty
The Aviator
The Dreamers
The Incredibles
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Passion of the Christ
The Return (Vozvrashchenie)
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:13 pm

Step 1: Send list of 2004 films for consideration. United States theatrical release required in the given year.

Step 2: Take the 2003 list and perform two actions as listed below.

1) Rank every film in the list (that you've seen) on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 = awful, 10 = awesome.
2) Go through the same list and select the 10 best films and rank them assigning 10 points to the best film on the list and 1 to the worst of the 10.

2003 Qualifiers:
21 Grams
A Mighty Wind
Big Fish
Capturing the Friedmans
City of God
Cold Mountain
Divine Intervention
Elephant
Finding Nemo
House of Sand and Fog
Identity
In America
Kill Bill, Vol. 1
Lilya 4-Ever
Lost in Translation
Love, Actually
Master and Commander
Millennium Mambo
Mondays in the Sun
Mystic River
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Raising Victor Vargas
School of Rock
Shattered Glass
The Barbarian Invasions
The Company
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Son
The Station Agent
The Triplets of Belleville
X2: X-Men United
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:21 pm

Step 1: First, let me make the request for 5 films from 2003. Please keep in mind eligibility periods are based on first United States release excluding film festivals.



Step 2: Next, let's start on the 2002 list. You will perform two actions on this list. You have one week to complete these steps.

1) Go through the list and rank each film on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 = awful, 10 = awesome.
2) Go through the list and separately rank the ten best films from the list. To do so, assign 10 points to the first film on the list, 9 to the second and so forth. I will post a form at the end of this post for you to use if you so choose.

2002 Qualifiers:
28 Days Later
About a Boy
About Schmidt
Adaptation.
Bowling for Columbine
Catch Me If You Can
Chicago
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Esther Kahn
Far From Heaven
Frida
Gangs of New York
In Praise of Love
Femme Fatale
Late Marriage
Lovely & Amazing
Punch-Drunk Love
Road to Perdition
Signs
Spider
Spirited Away
Talk to Her
The 25th Hour
The Believer
The Hours
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Pianist
The Piano Teacher
Y Tu Mama Tambien




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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:14 pm

First, let me make the request for 5 films from 2002.



Next, let's start on the 2001 list. You will perform two actions on this list. You have one week to complete these steps.

1) Go through the list and rank each film on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 = awful, 10 = awesome.
2) Go through the list and separately rank the ten best films from the list. To do so, assign 10 points to the first film on the list, 9 to the second and so forth. I will post a form at the end of this post for you to use if you so choose.

2001 Qualifiers:
A.I. - Artificial Intelligence
Amélie
Audition
Bully
Djomeh
Donnie Darko
Ghost World
Gosford Park
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
In the Mood for Love
Memento
Moulin Rouge!
Mulholland Drive
Rat Race
Tape
The Day I Became a Woman
The Devil's Backbone
The Gleaners & I
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Others
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Werckmeister Harmonies
Waking Life
Zoolander


Top 10 Ranking Form:
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:10 pm

Rules Information and List Alteration.

If you have not seen a film, please do not rate the film at all. Giving it any rating other than <none> is not an valid valuation.

Also, when checking eligibility, although I found two films in lists that had to be removed, I apparently missed one of them below. In the Mood for Love has been removed from the valuation list below. If you have already started your rankings, please remove it from your list. It is, officially, a 2001 release.
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:23 pm

First, let make the request for 5 films from 2001. You do not have to rank these films, alphabetical is fine, but please pay attention to U.S. release dates. I had a couple of 2001 films submitted for 2000.


Next, let's start on the 2000 list. You will perform two actions on this list. You have one week to complete these steps.

1) Go through the list and rank each film on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 = awful, 10 = awesome.
2) Go through the list and separately select 10 films and rank them. To do so, assign 10 points to the first film on the list, 9 to the second and so forth. I will post a form at the end of this post for you to use if you so choose.

2000 Qualifiers:

Almost Famous
American Psycho
Best in Show
Billy Elliot
Color of Paradise
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dancer in the Dark
George Washington
Ginger Snaps
Girl on the Bridge
Gladiator
High Fidelity
Human Resources
L'humanité
Mission: Impossible 2
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Requiem for a Dream
Small Time Crooks
Sunshine
The Emperor's New Groove
The House of Mirth
The Idiots
The Wind Will Carry Us
Tigerland
Traffic
Unbreakable
Wonder Boys
Yi Yi
You Can Count on Me

Top 10 Ranking Form:
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1




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Postby OscarGuy » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:52 am

Just a reminder, you have until Monday submit your 5 films for 2000.

If you don't submit, you can't be angry if one of your favorite films doesn't make the second round balloting.
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:07 am

It was bound to be discussed and while I don't plan for this to be finished before the new year (because a number of people won't be caught up on films this year until next), I'm going to start working on it now.

This is going to go in Multiple Phases, and will be handled on a per annum basis before being combined.

All submissions are handled by PM or e-mail so as not to influence other members.

Stage 1: Every member submits five films from the selected year they want considered for the final Best-of-Decade list. Films must be released in the U.S. within the year in question. Films that were made more than 5 years prior are not eligible as we are trying to evaluate films produced within or close to the decade as an evaluation of the quality of films being produced presently. (Submission period: 1 week)

Stage 2: Once all the films are submitted, a master list is provided to the board. Each member will rate each film (on a scale of 10, 1 being worst, 10 being best). They will then rank their 10 favorites on the list. (Submission period: 1 week)

Stage 3: The tabulation will be granted two scores. One will be based on the average rank of all nominees on the list. The second will be the average rating each film receives. The two ratings will be added together and added to a master decade list.

I will not reveal any totals or results until the full decade list is completed. Ties will be broken based on the following in order: Initial number of submissions on the Five-Lists; Average Score of ranking on the Ten-Lists.

So, to start everything off, please submit your five submissions for 2000.




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