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OK I open the thread but JimmyJazz you can take care of rest of this if you want.

The rules:

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 June 30th.

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 1956:

IMDb
RYM
Films101
RottenTomatoes
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1. Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut [A Man Escaped or: The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth]
2. The Man Who Knew Too Much
3. 早春 [Early Spring]
4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
5. The Killing
6. The Wrong Man
7. The Searchers
8. Around the World in Eighty Days (1 p)
9. Lust for Life (1 p)
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1. The Searchers / John Ford / U.S.
2. Written on the Wind / Douglas Sirk / U.S.
3. Bigger Than Life / Nicholas Ray / U.S.
4. The Burmese Harp / Kon Ichikawa / Japan
5. A Man Escaped or: The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth / Robert Bresson / France
6. Seven Men from Now / Budd Boetticher / U.S.
7. Crazed Fruit / Ko Nakahira / Japan
8. Early Spring / Yasujiro Ozu / Japan
9. The Killing / Stanley Kubrick / U.S.
10. Bob le flambeur / Jean-Pierre Melville / France
11. Invasion of the Body Snatchers / Don Siegel / U.S.
12. Giant / George Stevens / U.S.
13. Aparajito / Satyajit Ray / India
14. The Wrong Man / Alfred Hitchcock / U.S.
15. Street of Shame / Kenji Mizoguchi / Japan
16. The Mystery of Picasso / Henri-Georges Clouzot / France
17. Forbidden Planet / Fred M. Wilcox / U.S.
18. And God Created Woman / Roger Vadim / France
19. Samurai III: Duel on Ganryu Island / Hiroshi Inagaki / Japan
20. The Forty-First / Grigori Chukhrai / U.S.S.R.
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1. Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut [A Man Escaped]
2. The Man Who Knew Too Much, 30p
3. The Killing, 20p
4. The Wrong Man, 10p
5. The Searchers, 3p
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1. The Man Who Knew Too Much
2. Et Dieu... créa la femme [...And God Created Woman]
3. The Searchers
4. Around the World in Eighty Days
5. Lust for Life
6. Forbidden Planet
7. The Wrong Man
8. The Ten Commandments
9. Tea and Sympathy
10. The Killing
11. War and Peace
12. Moby Dick
13. Anastasia
14. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
15. The Harder They Fall
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1. Le mystère Picasso [The Mystery of Picasso] (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
2. Baby Doll (Elia Kazan)
3. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock)
4. Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray)
5. ビルマの竪琴 [The Burmese Harp] (Kon Ichikawa)
6. Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut [A Man Escaped or: The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth] (Robert Bresson)
7. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick)
8. The Searchers (John Ford)
9. Forbidden Planet (Fred M. Wilcox)
10. La traversée de Paris [Four Bags Full] (Claude Autant-Lara)
11. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock)
12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel)
13. Assassins et voleurs (Sacha Guitry)
14. Gervaise (René Clément)
15. Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk)
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I'm shocked how few movies I've seen from this year, especially next to the years before and after.

1. A Man Escaped
2. Aparajito
The Searchers (5 pts)
Written On The Wind (1 pt)
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1. The Searchers (John Ford)
2. Bob Le Flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville)
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I've only seen six films from 1956.

1. Un Condemné à Mort s'est Échappé ou Le Vent Souffle où il Veut (Robert Bresson)
2. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick)
3. The Searchers (John Ford) 25
4. Bob le Flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville) 15
5. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock) 5
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1. The Killing
2. The Searchers
3. Invasion of the body snatchers
4. Written on the wind
5. Le Ballon rouge
6. The Wrong man
7. The man who knew too much
8. Giant
9. Lust for life
10. The King & I
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1. The Searchers
2. The Killing
3. Written on the Wind
4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
5. A Man Escaped
6. The Wrong Man
7. Giant
8. Bigger Than Life
9. The Man Who Knew Too Much
10. The Girl Can't Help It
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1. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick)
2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel)
3. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock)
4. Il ferroviere (Pietro Germi)
5. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock)
6. Forbidden Planet ( Fred M. Wilcox)
7. Friendly Persuasion (William Wyler)
8. Attack (Robert Aldrich)
9. Around The World in 80 Days (Michael Anderson)
10. The Harder They Fall (Mark Robson)

Bubbling under:
Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (Helmut Käutner)
Moby Dick (John Huston)
Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur)
Giant (George Stevens)
While The City Sleeps (Fritz Lang)

Beyond:
The Searchers (John Ford)
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1. The Killing – Stanley Kubrick (USA)
2. The Man Who Knew Too Much – Alfred Hitchcock (USA)
3. Tea and Sympathy – Vincente Minelli (USA)
4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers – Don Siegel (USA)
5. Written on the Wind – Douglas Sirk (USA)
6. Calle Mayor (Main Street) – Juan Antonio Bardem (Spain)
7. Lust for Life – Vincente Minelli (USA)
8. The Harder They Fall – Mark Robson (USA)
9. Giant – George Stevens (USA)
10. Blacklash – John Sturges (USA)
11. A Hill in Korea / Hell in Korea – Julian Amyes (UK)
12. A Kiss Before Dying – Gerd Oswald (USA)
13. La mort en ce jardin (Death in the Garden) – Luis Buñuel (France / Mexico)
14. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt – Fritz Lang (USA)
15. The Searchers – John Ford (USA)
16. Slightly Scarlet – Allan Dwan (USA)
17. High Society – Charles Walters (USA)
18. Baby Doll – Elia Kazan (USA)
19. Forbidden Planet – Fred M. Wilcox (USA)
20. Calabuch (The Rocket from Calabuch) – Luis García Berlanga (Spain)
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1| The Searchers - John Ford
2| A Man Escaped - Robert Bresson
3| Bigger Than Life - Nicholas Ray
4| The Killing - Stanley Kubrick
5| Bob le Flambeur - Jean-Pierre Melville
6| Aparajito - Saryajit Ray
7| The Wrong Man - Alfred Hitchcock
8| Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Don Siegel
9| Written on the Wind - Douglas Sirk
10| Street of Shame - Kenji Mizoguchi
11| The Girl Can't Help It - Frank Tashlin
12| Early Spring - Yasujiro Ozu
13| Forbidden Planet - Fred M. Wilcox
14| The Burmese Harp - Kon Ichikawa
15| Tea and Sympathy - Vincente Minnelli

Also, I will officially close this poll in roughly 6 hours, so if anyone has last minute lists they want to get in, now is the time to do it!
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Well, seeing as how it is very unlikely that anyone is going to get another ballot in at this point, here is the Best Films of 1956 According to the Acclaimed Music Film Board!

1| The Searchers / John Ford / USA / 321 points / 12 votes / 4 # 1 votes
2| The Killing / Stanley Kubrick / USA / 307 / 11 / 3 #1 votes
3| A Man Escaped / Robert Bresson / France / 280 / 8 / 4 #1 votes
4| The Man Who Knew Too Much / Alfred Hitchcock / USA / 221 / 8 / 1 #1 vote
5| Invasion of the Body Snatchers / Don Siegel / USA / 147 / 8 / 0 #1 votes
6| Written on the Wind / Douglas Sirk / USA / 114 / 7 / 0 #1 votes
7| The Wrong Man / Alfred Hitchcock / USA / 100 / 10 / 0 #1 votes
8| Bigger Than Life / Nicholas Ray / USA / 88 / 4 / 0 #1 votes
9| Bob le Flambeur / Jean-Pierre Melville / France / 76 / 4 / 0 # 1 votes
10| Aparajito / Satyajit Ray / India / 53 / 3 / 0 #1 votes

I will get the 1957 poll thread started later...
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I was eying the results and noticed the surprisingly high score of Bob le Flambeur (considering the only high placement was Stephan’s #2 but he voted for only two movies).
During the 70s poll we decided that five movies isn’t the minimum amount of movies to vote (it’s possible to vote for only one movie) but we also decided that if someone votes less than that the points given are lower.
Stephan wrote: If you submit a list of fewer than 5 films, the maximum number of points you can give to each film is lowered.
So Stephan’s score is: 1. The Searchers (John Ford) 20 p and 2. Bob Le Flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville) 15 p. And Jirin’s 1. A Man Escaped 40 p, 2. Aparajito 30 p, 3. The Searchers (5 pts) (max would be 20), 4. Written On The Wind (1 pt) (max 15).

Luckily (because of our other unwritten rule) the only change in the list is that The Killing beats The Searchers. Le mystère Picasso [The Mystery of Picasso] has more points than Aparajito but there is also a rule that movie has to have more than one vote.

1. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick) | 307 / 11 / 3
2. The Searchers - John Ford | 291 / 12 / 4
3. Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut [A Man Escaped or: The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth] (Robert Bresson) | 270 / 8 / 4
4. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock) | 221 / 8 / 1
5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel)| 147 / 8 / 0
6. Written on the Wind - Douglas Sirk | 114 / 7 / 0
7. The Wrong Man - Alfred Hitchcock | 100 / 10 / 0
8. Bigger Than Life - Nicholas Ray | 88 / 4 / 0
9. Bob Le Flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville) | 51 / 4 / 0
10. Aparajito / Satyajit Ray / India | 43 / 3 / 0

11. Le mystère Picasso [The Mystery of Picasso] (Henri-Georges Clouzot) | 50 / 1 / 1
12. 早春 [Early Spring] | 42 / 3 / 0
13. Baby Doll (Elia Kazan) | 40 / 1 / 0
13. Et Dieu... créa la femme [...And God Created Woman] | 40 / 1 / 0
15. Tea and Sympathy – Vincente Minelli (USA) | 38 / 3 / 0
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Oh, I'm very sorry Petri! I was not aware of this rule...
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I’m also sorry if I sounded rude. It wasn’t meant to be. I’m really thankful that you’re hosting the poll now again.

I was a bit surprised that “less than five movies”-rule was so old (I should have written it in the rules again). If I haven’t checked I would have thought it was taken along during the 60s poll. Nevertheless here are the maximum points.

4 votes
1. Movie 40 p
2. 30 p
3. 20 p
4. 15 p

3 votes
1. Movie 30 p
2. 20 p
3. 15 p

2 votes
1. Movie 20 p
2. 15 p

1 vote
1. Movie 15 p
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