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Postby Damien » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:43 pm

Eric wrote:What were the overall results?

1. The Son -- Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
2. Zodiac -- David Fincher
3. Yi Yi -- Edward Yang
4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford -- Andrew Dominik
5. Edge of Heaven -- Fatih Akin, In the Mood for Love -- Wong Kar-Wai
7. The Heart of the World -- Guy Maddin
8. Mysterious Skin -- Gregg Araki, Bus 174 -- Jose Padilha and Felipe Lacerda
10. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu -- Cristi Puiu, Head-On -- Fatih Akin, Spirited Away -- Hayao Miyazaki
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Postby Eric » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:43 pm

What were the overall results?

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Postby Damien » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:31 pm

When my gang and I held our Ira awards a couple weeks ago, we voted on the 10 Best Films of The Naughts. Here's my list (I know a couple are from the 90s, but we were going according to New York Release dates:

TOP 10 FILMS OF THE NAUGHTS
1. The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci)
2. La Commune (Peter Watkins)
3. ABC Africa (Abbas Kiarostami)
4. A.I.: Artifial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg)
5. Kinsey (Bill Condon)
6. L’Humanité (Bruno Dumont)
7. The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami)
8. Paranoid Park (Gus van Sant)
9. The Color Of Paradise (Majid Majidi)
10. In Praise Of Love (Jean-Luc Godard)
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Postby Precious Doll » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:59 pm

This was the list I submitted.

1. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (Peter Watkins)
2. Mysterious SKin (Greg Araki)
3. Still Walking (Hirokarzu Kare-eda)
4. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh)
5. In the Bedroom (Todd Field)
6. The Lady and the Duke (Eric Rohmer)
7. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Ponti)
8. My Winnipeg (Guy Madden)
9. Dog Days (Ulrich Seidl)
10. The Magalene Sisters (Peter Mullen)
11. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)
12. Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
13. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
14. Capturing th Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki)
15. Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (Lone Scherfig)
16. Morphine (Aleksey Balabanov)
17. Lantana (Ray Lawrence)
18. Il Divo (Paolo Sorrentino)
19. Sideways (Alexander Payne)
20. Palindromes (Todd Solondz)
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Postby Bog » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:19 pm

Would you both post what are/would have been your 20 whether you did or did not submit to this potential list?



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Postby Eric » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:03 pm

Readers' polls in FC are always so disappointing.

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Postby Precious Doll » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:01 am

Film Comment held a readers poll in their last issue for the best films of the decade. The requested number of films was 20. Only 3 of my 20 made reader's list:

1. Mulholland Drive David Lynch, France/U.S., 2001 (1) 796 points
2. In the Mood for Love Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong, 2000 (2) 598
3. There Will Be Blood P.T. Anderson, U.S., 2007 (5) 517
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry, U.S., 2004 (32) 421
5. Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2002 (25) 357
6. The Royal Tenenbaums Wes Anderson, U.S., 2001 (19) 344
7. A History of Violence David Cronenberg, U.S./Canada, 2005 (7) 315
8. The New World Terrence Malick, U.S., 2005 (10) 310
9. Zodiac David Fincher, U.S., 2007 (12) 302
10. Yi Yi Edward Yang, Taiwan/Japan, 2000 (3) 291
11. No Country for Old MenJoel & Ethan Coen, U.S., 2007 (33) 277
12. Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 2001 (21) 271
13. Caché Michael Haneke, France/Austria/Germany/Italy, 2005 (16) 258
14. Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola, U.S./Japan, 2003 (73) 250
15. The Lives of Others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany, 2006 (124) 237
16. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Andrew Dominik, U.S., 2007 (92) 216
17. Punch-Drunk Love P.T. Anderson, U.S., 2002 (77) 209
18. City of God Fernando Meirelles, Brazil/France, 2002 (—) 208
19. Memento Christopher Nolan, U.S., 2000 (139) 182
20. Children of Men Alfonso Cuarón, Japan/U.K./U.S., 2006 (59) 181
21. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Peter Jackson, U.S./New Zealand, 2003 (—) 175
22. Grizzly Man Werner Herzog, U.S./Canada, 2005 (35) 173
23. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson, U.S./New Zealand, 2001 (—) 172
24. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Cristian Mungiu, Romania, 2007 (9) 171
25. Pan’s Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro, Mexico/Spain/U.S., 2006 (105) 169
26. Match Point Woody Allen, U.K./U.S., 2005 (—) 168
27. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Peter Jackson, U.S./New Zealand, 2002 (—) 166
28. Before Sunset Richard Linklater, U.S., 2004 (20) 163
29. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg, U.S., 2001 (30) 161
30. Elephant Gus Van Sant, U.S., 2003 (18) 158
31. Dogville Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/France/U.K./Germany/Netherlands, 2003 (15) 155
32. Goodbye, Dragon Inn Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan, 2003 (23) 148
33. Mystic River Clint Eastwood, U.S./Australia, 2003 (113) 141
34. Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee, U.S., 2005 (58) 139
35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee, Taiwan/Hong Kong/U.S./China, 2000 (—) 137
36. I’m Not There Todd Haynes, U.S./Germany, 2007 (40) 135
37. Y tu mamá también Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico, 2001 (57) 134
38. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Julian Schnabel, France/U.S., 2007 (—) 129
39. Adaptation Spike Jonze, U.S., 2002 (72) 128
40. Letters from Iwo Jima Clint Eastwood, U.S., 2006 (90) 127
41. 2046 Wong Kar Wai, China/Hong Kong/France, 2005 (41) 125
42. The World Jia Zhangke, China/Japan/France, 2004 (24) 124
43. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Quentin Tarantino, U.S., 2003 (108) 123
44. Wendy and Lucy Kelly Reichardt, U.S., 2008 (86) 122
45. Russian Ark Alexander Sokurov, Russia/Germany, 2002 (29) 111
46. Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino, U.S., 2009 (—) 110
47. Requiem for a Dream Darren Aronofsky, U.S., 2000 (—) 108
48. The Departed Martin Scorsese, U.S./Hong Kong, 2006 (79) 107
49. Werckmeister Harmonies Béla Tarr, Hungary/Italy/Germany/France, 2000 (34) 106
50. Still Life Jia Zhangke, China/Hong Kong, 2006 (27) 105
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Postby Eric » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:46 pm

Mulholland Drive David Lynch, U.S. 2001 2808
In the Mood for Love Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong 2000 2687
Yi Yi Edward Yang, China 2000 1833
Syndromes and a Century Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/Austria/France 2006 1738
There Will Be Blood P. T. Anderson, U.S. 2007 1664
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu Cristi Puiu, Romania 2005 1407
A History of Violence David Cronenberg, U.S./Canada 2005 1303
Tropical Malady Apichatpong Weerasethakul, France/Thailand/Italy/Germany 2004 1301
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Cristi Mungiu, Romania 2007 1249
The New World Terrence Malick, U.S. 2005 1223

Platform Jia Zhangke, Hong Kong/Japan/France 2000 1206
Zodiac David Fincher, U.S. 2007 1143
The Intruder Claire Denis, France 2004 1110
The Son Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France 2002 1089
Dogville Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/France/U.K./Germany/Netherlands 2003 1084
Caché Michael Haneke, France/Austria/Germany/Italy 2005 1083
Kings and Queen Arnaud Desplechin, France 2005 1080
Elephant Gus Van Sant, U.S. 2003 1036
The Royal Tenenbaums Wes Anderson, U.S. 2001 1007
Before Sunset Richard Linklater, U.S. 2004 1005

Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 2001 1000
The Gleaners and I Agnès Varda, France 2000 985
Goodbye, Dragon Inn Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan 2003 975
The World Jia Zhangke, China/Japan/France 2004 974
Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar, Spain 2002 973
Inland Empire David Lynch, U.S./France/Poland 2006 960
Still Life Jia Zhangke, China/Hong Kong 2006 934
Colossal Youth Pedro Costa, France/Portugal/Switzerland 2006 929
Russian Ark Alexander Sokurov, Russia/Germany 2002 870
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg, U.S. 2001 850

In Praise of Love Jean-Luc Godard France/Switzerland 2001 834
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry, U.S. 2004 832
No Country for Old Men Joel & Ethan Coen, U.S. 2007 791
Werckmeister Harmonies Béla Tarr, Hungary/Italy/Germany/France 2000 778
Grizzly Man Werner Herzog, U.S./Canada 2005 777
Three Times Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan 2005 767
Café Lumière Hou Hsiao-hsien, Japan/Taiwan 2003 761
Regular Lovers Philippe Garrel, France 2005 759
Blissfully Yours Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/France 2002 713
I'm Not There Todd Haynes, U.S./Germany 2007 703

2046 Wong Kar Wai, China/Hong Kong/France 2005 700
In Vanda's Room Pedro Costa, Portugal/Germany/Switzerland 2000 654
Los Angeles Plays Itself Thom Andersen, U.S. 2003 649
Millennium Mambo Hou Hsiao-hsien, France/U.S./Spain/Greece 2001 636
La Commune (Paris, 1871) Peter Watkins, France 2000 632
The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow, U.S. 2009 623
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, U.S. 2004 607
What Time Is It There? Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan/France 2001 600
demonlover Olivier Assayas, France 2002 583
The Headless Woman Lucrecia Martel, Argentina/Spain/France/Italy 2009 581

Another hundred titles at this link: http://www.filmlinc.com/b/?p=1490

Surprised by how low some of these ranked (namely Far from Heaven waaay down in the basement at #80 -- didn't that one flat-out win the poll in '02?!), delighted the only filmmaker to score two titles in the top 10 was Apichatpong "Joe," and can't resist imagining the retroactive egg on the faces of the Cannes juries of 2000 and 2001.




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