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Postby OscarGuy » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:44 pm

It appears I have gotten all the votes I'm going to get. I'll post these, but you're welcome to vote later if you have not already done so.

I will post the rankings of Oscar's most recent decade since that is the set that has more votes than any other, thus giving people time to vote in the rest.

1. The Departed (average 3.95)
*. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (average 3.95)
3. Million Dollar Baby (average 3.86)
4. No Country for Old Men (average 3.82)
5. Chicago (average 3.77)
*. Shakespeare in Love (average 3.77)
7. American Beauty (average 3.33)
8. Gladiator (average 2.64)
9. Crash (average 2.36)
10. A Beautiful Mind (average 1.81)

It's very interesting to see what films top these on the overall list, but considering that fewer than half the people who voted on the above ten participated all the way through the beginning of Oscar history, the averages and comparisons aren't quite complete.




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Postby OscarGuy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:26 pm

In the list below, which has now been edited, I somehow missed Annie Hall, which doesn't appear on any of my previous lists or this one, so I've updated it. Those who've already sent in their ratings, please consider this film as well.
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Postby OscarGuy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:04 pm

BTW, here's the rest of the years so you can copy and paste if necessary.

1977 Annie Hall
1976 Rocky
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1974 The Godfather, Part II
1973 The Sting
1972 The Godfather
1971 The French Connection
1970 Patton
1969 Midnight Cowboy
1968 Oliver!
1967 In the Heat of the Night
1966 A Man for All Seasons
1965 The Sound of Music
1964 My Fair Lady
1963 Tom Jones
1962 Lawrence of Arabia
1961 West Side Story
1960 The Apartment
1959 Ben-Hur
1958 Gigi
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
1956 Around the World in 80 Days
1955 Marty
1954 On the Waterfront
1953 From Here to Eternity
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
1951 An American in Paris
1950 All About Eve
1949 All the King's Men
1948 Hamlet
1947 Gentleman's Agreement
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
1945 The Lost Weekend
1944 Going My Way
1943 Casablanca
1942 Mrs. Miniver
1941 How Green Was My Valley
1940 Rebecca
1939 Gone With the Wind
1938 You Can't Take It With You
1937 The Life of Emile Zola
1936 The Great Ziegfeld
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
1934 It Happened One Night
1932/33 Cavalcade
1931/32 Grand Hotel
1930/31 Cimarron
1929/30 All Quiet on the Western Front
1928/29 The Broadway Melody
1927/28 Wings




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Postby OscarGuy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:34 pm

Wow. I've fallen behind on this. Sorry about the delay, folks.

Let's just do this. Everyone submit me your entire lists (excluding any you've already seen). There were 19 responses to my original request, 15 to my second, 10 for the third...so, at this rate, no one will rate any of the older films. So, if you started the first round, please submit. If you haven't voted yet, you're welcome to send input at any time.

Let's get this thing finished!
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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:34 am

It's never too late. So far, just the last 30 years.
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Postby criddic3 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:12 am

I was not aware of this poll.

Are we submitting our ratings for every Best Picture winner?

Am I too late to start?
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Postby paperboy » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:31 pm

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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:30 pm

I had only half the first group of voters voting in the second round, so I was giving them more time, but I guess they aren't going to respond any time soon. I'll post results only after we've gone through all 80 films...and I make sure everyone has voted. So, here goes:

1987: The Last Emperor
1986: Platoon
1985: Out of Africa
1984: Amadeus
1983: Terms of Endearment
1982: Gandhi
1981: Chariots of Fire
1980: Ordinary People
1979: Kramer vs. Kramer
1978: The Deer Hunter

Your scale is:

5: Excellent
4: Good
3: Average
2: Weak
1: Awful




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Postby MovieWes » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:21 pm

So when is the next set of films coming? And when are we going to see the results?
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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:05 am

I don't care how you feel about them as Best Picture winners. The list is just made up OF Best Picture winners. We're looking at the quality of the film itself.

As for "not seen", when I do not enter a score, it does not get added into the value. I use excel and what it does is it averages only the fields that have values, ignoring those that don't, so a score of 5, 4, 4, 5, 0 would be 4.5...
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:38 am

paperboy wrote:What happens when we get to a film we haven't seen? Giving it no score makes it seem worse than awful.

You can indicate it as "not seen".
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:37 am

MovieWes wrote:BTW, OscarGuy, are we rating the movies themselves, or are we rating them as choices for Best Picture?

The film itself as noted in the initial post.
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Postby paperboy » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:57 am

What happens when we get to a film we haven't seen? Giving it no score makes it seem worse than awful.

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Postby MovieWes » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:15 am

BTW, OscarGuy, are we rating the movies themselves, or are we rating them as choices for Best Picture? I mean, I don't think that there is a single Best Picture winner that I've seen that I would rate a 1 as a movie itself, but there are films that I would rate a 1 as a Best Picture winner. Case in point: I think that both Crash and A Beautiful Mind are 2's as movies on their own terms, but I would rate them both a 1 as Best Picture winners, and not because I believe they beat worthier films (if To Kill a Mockingbird had beaten my favorite film, Lawrence of Arabia, for Best Picture, I would still rate it a 5). I just think that they were awful and glaringly stupid choices to hold the title of Best Picture.



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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:44 pm

BTW: I have received only 13 responses so far and a number of long time members have not given their input so far.

Please get your votes in soon.

And, here is the next set of entries:

1997: Titanic
1996: The English Patient
1995: Braveheart
1994: Forrest Gump
1993: Schindler's List
1992: Unforgiven
1991: The Silence of the Lambs
1990: Dances With Wolves
1989: Driving Miss Daisy
1988: Rain Man

Your scale is:

5: Excellent
4: Good
3: Average
2: Weak
1: Awful




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