The 2017 Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

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Re: The 2017 Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby anonymous1980 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:03 am

I was gonna post this by the end of the week since Travers has been releasing his Top 10 list earlier and earlier in the year. Glad to see you're at it again, Sonic! :)

1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2. Call Me By Your Name
3. Lady Bird
4. The Shape of Water
5. Dunkirk/Darkest Hour - yep!
6. The Post
7. Get Out
8. The Florida Project
9. Blade Runner 2049
10. Mudbound

This feels right.

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Re: The 2017 Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Precious Doll » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:43 am

Sonic Youth wrote:Has anyone accused Peter Travers of anything yet?



Only bad taste.
"I have no interest in all of that. I find that all tabloid stupidity" Woody Allen, The Guardian, 2014, in response to his adopted daughter's allegations.

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Re: The 2017 Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:41 am

And here's my submission:

1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri
2. Dunkirk
3. Phantom Thread
4. The Shape of Water
5. Call Me By Your Name
6. Lady Bird
7. Get Out
8. The Florida Project
9. The Post
10. Blade Runner 2049/Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Remember, I'm just as clueless as you are.
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The 2017 Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:36 am

Has anyone accused Peter Travers of anything yet?

Let's get this party started once again! You know the game; here are the rules. Good luck, peeps!

"The Peter Travers contest, which I started here I think 10 years ago, is really a statement disguised as a contest. The statement is, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine is the most unoriginal, unidiosyncratic, yet highly dependable film critic around, both in his writing style - it's not for nothing that he's "the most blurbed film critic", according to Wiki - and in his taste in films. He slightly defies convention by positioning his tastes moderately left-of-center, very much like a white, college-age male just discovering "cool" movies would. That's not a bad starting point, but Travers has never opened his tastes up from there. And what better way to expose his predictibility than to build a contest around it?"

a). One (1) point is awarded for correctly guessing which films will be on his top ten list.

b). One (1) additional point is awarded for accurately guessing precisely where on the list a film will end up. (Total: two (2) points.)

c). One (1) more additional point is awarded for accurately guessing the number one film of the year. (Total: three (3) points)

d). Three (3) bonus points for accurately predicting which movies will result in a tie, if any. Remember, there may or may not be a tie this year. Travers is one of those critics that likes to put ties in his lists, so you may want to take that under consideration. That said, not every yearly list has ties, so predict at your own risk. (Accurately predicting that there will be no tie gets you zero (0) points. Nice try, but no.)

e). One (1) point is docked for every inaccurately predicted tie. This is to discourage contestants from predicting too many ties.

f). The poll is officially closed when his list is released, and it's authenticity has been verified to my satisfaction.

g). Anyone caught revising his or her list after Travers releases his list will be disqualified.

h). In the event of a first place tie, the completely arbitrary solution is: whoever has guessed more higher-ranking movies on the list wins. If there is still a tie, then the winners will agree to share the honor with grace and humility.

i). Sonic Youth and anonymous1980 are not prohibited from winning their own contest.
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