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The final results of the 1960s poll were released a month ago. So I hope it's OK to start the thread of movie poll of 1950. JimmyJazz you can take charge in anypoint you want. Each decade poll take almost a year so I think it's good to keep them going (It's also good to avoid having the final same time than in songs and albums decade polls). So I hope I didn't step on your toes too much Jimmy and it's OK to start the poll. :P

Here's the rules (same as before).

You can post a list of anywhere between 1 and 15 films (or more, but only 15 will be counted) from the year we're covering. The deciding factor in terms of release dates is the RYM list and the top 10 of each year will go on to the final top 100. The deadline is December 31st.

The points scheme is as follows:
1. 50
2. 40
3. 30
4. 20
5. 15
6. 10
7. 9
8. 8
9. 7
10. 6
11. 5
12. 4
13. 3
14. 2
15. 1
However, these are the maximum amounts of points. If you want to put certain films on your list but don't want to give them too many points, you can choose to give these less points than in this scheme (but never more) to decrease the impact on the overall results. If you don't specifically state that you want to give (some of) your films fewer points, I will assume the standard scheme.

Here are some lists to remind you of the films released in 1950, from a variety of sources:
IMDb
RYM
Films101
RottenTomatoes
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OK I have seen only 8 movies from 1950 and one of them is Cinderella which I saw when I was about 4 or something. I'm planning to rewatch it this month. Also I have Marlon Brando movie Men waiting to watch it. All of these seven movies are really great.

1. Los olvidados [The Forgotten Ones]
2. 羅生門 [Rashomon]
3. Sunset Blvd.
4. The Asphalt Jungle
5. All About Eve
6. Harvey
7. Gun Crazy
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1. Los olvidados / Luis Bunuel / Mexico
2. The Flowers of St. Francis / Roberto Rossellini / Italy
3. Rashomon / Akira Kurosawa / Japan
4. Winchester '73 / Anthony Mann / U.S.
5. Gun Crazy / Joseph H. Lewis / U.S.
6. The Gunfighter / Henry King / U.S.
7. Night and the City / Jules Dassin / U.K.
8. In a Lonely Place / Nicholas Ray / U.S.
9. The Asphalt Jungle / John Huston / U.S.
10. Side Street / Anthony Mann / U.S.
11. Sunset Blvd. / Billy Wilder / U.S.
12. The Furies / Anthony Mann / U.S.
13. D.O.A. / Rudolph Mate / U.S.
14. La ronde / Max Ophuls / France
15. Les enfants terribles / Jean-Pierre Melville / France

16. Rio Grande / John Ford / U.S.
17. Wagon Master / John Ford / U.S.
18. Orpheus / Jean Cocteau / France
19. Variety Lights / Federico Fellini/Alberto Lattuada / Italy
20. All About Eve / Joseph L. Mankiewicz / U.S.
21. Dial 1119 / Gerald Mayer / U.S.
22. The Baron of Arizona / Samuel Fuller / U.S.
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That's ok, Petri! I'll take over from you in January to start off the 51 poll.

On to the good stuff! I'm limiting myself to one film per director, so a tearful goodbye to Stromboli..

EDIT: Here is my revised list. I figure that some of the movies on my list (In a lonely Place, Sunset Blvd., Los Olvidados, and All About Eve) are not really struggling to get into the final list for this year, so I'm lowering them on my list, and boosting some films I want to have a serious chance of getting in!

EDIT 2: Forget about my last edit, Petri. I am sorry that I appeared to be cheating. As I said before, the rankings on my lists are fairly arbitrary to begin with, and I am not so sure that certain films really are in need of help in making it to the final list. It was an error on my part, and maybe derived from my own slight disappointment at the size of some users list sizes. I guess that this is the conflict you were saying about the older years polls, how we are getting to the point where many of the users will have seen less and less films, although there are quite a few users who seem to have seen many as well. This just produces a lack of cohesive balance to the polling that can make the results appear to be a little who key sometimes. I'm not blaming or criticizing anyone here, it's just that, like with song to album polls, it is always good to have full lists sent in to make the results have more weight to them. Once again, I sincerely apologize.

1| In a Lonely Place / Nicholas Ray
2| Sunset Blvd. / Billy Wilder
3| All About Eve / Joseph L. Mankiewicz
4| Los Olvidados / Luis Bunuel
5| Wagon Master / John Ford
6| The Flowers of St. Francis / Roberto Rossellini
7| Gun Crazy / Joseph H. Lewis
8| La Ronde / Max Ophuls
9| Orpheus / Jean Cocteau
10| The Asphalt Jungle / John Huston
11| Rashomon / Akira Kurosawa
12| Stars in My Crown / Jacques Tourneur
13| The Furies / Anthony Mann
14| Baron of Arizona / Sam Fuller
15| Father of the Bride / Vincente Minnelli
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1. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder)
2. 羅生門 [Rashomon] (Akira Kurosawa)
3. Night and the City (Jules Dassin)
4. Los olvidados [The Forgotten Ones] (Luis Buñuel)
5. Stromboli, terra di Dio [Stromboli] (Roberto Rossellini)
6. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
7. The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston)
8. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)
9. Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis)
10. Harvey (Henry Koster)
11. La ronde [Roundabout] (Max Ophüls)
12. Cinderella (Clyde Geronimi / Wilfred Jackson / Hamilton Luske)
13. House by the River (Fritz Lang)
14. Orphée [Orpheus] (Jean Cocteau)
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1. All About Eve
2. Cinderella
3. Sunset Blvd.
4. Harvey
5. 羅生門 [Rashōmon]
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1. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder)
2. All about Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
3. Rashômon (Akira Kurosawa)
4. Rio Grande (John Ford)
5. Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini)
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1. Sunset Blvd.
2. All about Eve
3. King Solomon's Mines
4. Treasure Island
5. Father of the Bride
6. Rashômon
7. The Asphalt Jungle
8. Stage Fright
9. Harvey
10. Les Enfants terribles
11. Los olvidados
12. Annie Get Your Gun
13. Cinderella
14. The Happiest Days of Your Life
15. Deadly Is the Female
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Only four films from me, but all ranging from great to phenomenal.

1. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder)
2. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa)
3. All About Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz)
4. The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston)
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So far I have only 5 films but I might want to hold off finalizing the list to see Orpheus and In A Lonely Place.

Those 5:
1. Los Olvidados
2. Rashomon
3. All About Eve
4. Sunset Blvd
5. Stage Fright

Other than Stage Fright only films guaranteed to make it anyway.
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1.Sunset Blvd.
2.Rashomon
3.All About Eve
4.The Asphalt Jungle
5.Winchester '73
6.Stromboli
7.The Men
Haven't seen "In a lonely place", "Orphée" nor "Los Olvidados"
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1. Un chant d'amour (Jean Genet)
2. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa)
3. Los olvidados (Luis Bunuel)
4. Asphalt Jungle (John Huston)
5. Night and the City (Jules Dassin)
6. Orphée (Jean Cocteau)
7. In A Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)
8. The Breaking Point (Michael Curtiz)
9. Where The Sidewalk Ends (Otto Preminger)
10. Winchester 73 (Anthony Mann)
11. Broken Arrow (Delmer Daves)
12. Jetzt schlägt's 13 (E.W. Emo)
13. Crisis (Richard Brooks)
14. Cronaca di un amore (Michelangelo Antonioni)
15. Stromboli (Roberto Rosselini)

bubbling under:
All About Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz)
Stage Fright (Alfred Hitchcock)
Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder)
The Gunfighter (Henry King)
So Long At The Fair (Terence Fisher)
Der Rat der Götter (Kurt Maetzig)
Seven Days To Noon (John & Roy Boulting)

Not seen:
Harvey
La ronde
The Flowers of St. Francis
Gun Crazy
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1. Orphée [Orpheus]
2. 羅生門 [Rashomon]
3. The Asphalt Jungle
4. Los olvidados [The Forgotten Ones]
5. In A Lonely Place
6. Sunset Blvd.
7. All About Eve
8. Night And The City
9. La ronde [Roundabout]
10. Francesco giullare di Dio [The Flowers of St. Francis]
11. Wagon Master
12. Cinderella
13. Rio Grande
14. Un chant d'amour [A Song of Love]
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1. Sunset Blvd. – Billy Wilder (USA)
2. Les enfants terribles – Jean Pierre Melville (France)
3. Winchester 73 – Anthony Mann (USA)
4. All about Eve – Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA)
5. Broken Arrow – Delmer Daves (USA)
6. Branded – Rudolph Maté (USA)
7. Cinderella – Hamilton Luske / Wilfred Jackson / Clyde Geronimi (USA)
8. Devil's Doorway – Anthony Mann (USA)
9. In a Lonely Place – Nicholas Ray (USA)
10. King Solomon’s Mines – Andrew Marton / Compton Bennett (USA)
11. The Men – Fred Zinnemann (USA)
12. Gun Crazy / Deadly is the Female – Joseph H. Lewis (USA)
13. Mistery Street – John Sturges (USA)
14. Till glädje (To Joy) – Ingmar Bergman (Sweden)
15. 羅生門 (Rashomon) – Akira Kurosawa (Japan)
16. The Asphalt Jungle – John Houston (USA)
17. El último caballo (The Last Horse) – Edgar Neville (Spain)
18. No Way Out - Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA)
19. Cyrano de Bergerac – Michael Gordon (USA)
20. Where the Sidewalk Ends – Otto Preminger (USA)
21. Rio Grande – John Ford (USA)
22. D.O.A. – Rudolph Maté (USA)
23. Stromboli – Roberto Rossellini (Italy)
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Actually, looking at how the voting is playing out, Petri, you can swap the places of Sunset Blvd. (2) and The Flowers of St. Francis (7) on my list. Just strategically voting to ensure that Rossellini has a film enter for this year. :mrgreen:
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1. Sunset Blvd.
2. All About Eve
3. Gun Crazy
4. In a Lonely Place
5. Rashomon
6. The Asphalt Jungle
7. Wagon Master
8. Orpheus
9. Winchester '73
10. Los Olvidados
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1. Sunset Boulevard
2. Rashomon
3. In a Lonely Place
4. Born Yesterday
5. Gun Crazy
6. The Gunfighter
7. The Men
8. Cheaper By the Dozen
9. The Asphalt Jungle
10. Un Chant d’amour
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JimmyJazz wrote:Actually, looking at how the voting is playing out, Petri, you can swap the places of Sunset Blvd. (2) and The Flowers of St. Francis (7) on my list. Just strategically voting to ensure that Rossellini has a film enter for this year. :mrgreen:
I do hope you're joking.
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Gillingham wrote:
JimmyJazz wrote:Actually, looking at how the voting is playing out, Petri, you can swap the places of Sunset Blvd. (2) and The Flowers of St. Francis (7) on my list. Just strategically voting to ensure that Rossellini has a film enter for this year. :mrgreen:
I do hope you're joking.
Okay, I am sorry, Gillingham. I will change my ballot to reflect my original choices, although in all honesty the rankings on my lists are pretty arbitrary to begin with. I didn't know that I was breaking any forum rules. I simply noticed that some films that were on my list weren't really struggling to get into the final results, and I think we can all agree on what those particular films are. The problem appears to be some of the voters have seen many films from this year, and some have not really. I am not criticizing anyone at all, it can just create weird results sometimes for (understandable) reasons due to the lack of symmetry between ballot sizes.
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Anyways, I have tallied the results and so, if Petri doesn't mind, will announce the top ten films of 1950. That way I can start the 1951 thread. In the brackets are the point total, and then the number of ballots the film appeared on:

1. Sunset Blvd. / Billy Wilder / USA (535/14)
2. Rashomon / Akira Kurosawa / Japan (426/15)
3. All About Eve / Joseph L. Mankiewicz / USA (354/12)
4. Los Olvidados / Luis Bunuel / Mexico (246/8)
5. The Asphalt Jungle / John Huston / USA (158/11)
6. In a Lonely Place / Nicholas Ray / USA (97/7)
7. Winchester '73 / Anthony Mann / USA (87/5)
8. Gun Crazy / Joseph H. Lewis / USA (81/7)
9. Orpheus / Jean Cocteau / France (77/5)
10. Harvey / Henry Koster / USA (63/4)
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Thanks for counting the results Jimmy. Great list.
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Petri wrote:Thanks for counting the results Jimmy. Great list.
You're welcome, Petri. :)
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JimmyJazz wrote:
Gillingham wrote:
JimmyJazz wrote:Actually, looking at how the voting is playing out, Petri, you can swap the places of Sunset Blvd. (2) and The Flowers of St. Francis (7) on my list. Just strategically voting to ensure that Rossellini has a film enter for this year. :mrgreen:
I do hope you're joking.
Okay, I am sorry, Gillingham. I will change my ballot to reflect my original choices, although in all honesty the rankings on my lists are pretty arbitrary to begin with. I didn't know that I was breaking any forum rules. I simply noticed that some films that were on my list weren't really struggling to get into the final results, and I think we can all agree on what those particular films are. The problem appears to be some of the voters have seen many films from this year, and some have not really. I am not criticizing anyone at all, it can just create weird results sometimes for (understandable) reasons due to the lack of symmetry between ballot sizes.
Thanks for the explanation.
I understand you're beef with the difference in numbers of films voters have seen, but I'm afraid it's just something we have to deal with, especially when we go further and further back in time. We had this discussion just before the start of the 50s round.
Still, I think strategic voting is something we should try to avoid. Maybe even more so when you're the one to do the counting (which is appreciated, of course!).
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