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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 July 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 1957:

http://rateyourmusic.com/films/chart?pa ... countries=
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/?year=1957
http://www.imdb.com/year/1957

And here are the top films of 1957 on TSPDT (edited in order to fit correct release dates):

1| Wild Strawberries / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden
2| The Seventh Seal / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden
3| Nights of Cabiria / Federico Fellini / Italy
4| Sweet Smell of Success / Alexander Mackendrick / USA
5| Paths of Glory / Stanley Kubrick / USA
6| Throne of Blood / Akira Kurosawa / Japan
7| The Bridge on the River Kwai / David Lean / UK-USA
8| Pyaasa / Guru Dutt / India
9| An Affair to Remember / Leo McCarey / USA
10| The Cranes Are Flying / Mikhail Kalatozov / USSR (Russia)
11| 12 Angry Men / Sidney Lumet / USA
12| Il Grido / Michelangelo Antonioni / Italy
13| Night of the Demon / Jacques Tourneur / UK
14| The Incredible Shrinking Man / Jack Arnold / USA
15| The Wings of Eagles / John Ford / USA
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1. The Seventh Seal / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden
2. The Tall T / Budd Boetticher / U.S.
3. Wild Strawberries / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden
4. Il grido / Michelangelo Antonioni / Italy
5. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral / John Sturges / U.S.
6. Night of the Demon / Jacques Tourneur / U.S.
7. Funny Face / Stanley Donen / U.S.
8. Nights of Cabiria / Federico Fellini / Italy
9. White Nights / Luchino Visconti / Italy
10. Throne of Blood / Akira Kurosawa / Japan
11. Witness for the Prosecution / Billy Wilder / U.S.
12. 3:10 to Yuma / Delmer Daves / U.S.
13. Love in the Afternoon / Billy Wilder / U.S.
14. The Lower Depths / Akira Kurosawa / Japan
15. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? / Frank Tashlin / U.S.

16. Decision at Sundown / Budd Boetticher / U.S.
17. The Tin Star / Anthony Mann / U.S.
18. Sweet Smell of Success / Alexander Mackendrick / U.S.
19. Paths of Glory / Stanley Kubrick / U.S.
20. The Cranes Are Flying / Mikhail Kalatozov / U.S.S.R.
21. Kanal / Andrzej Wajda / Poland
22. A King in New York / Charles Chaplin / U.S.
23. Forty Guns / Samuel Fuller / U.S.
24. I am Waiting / Koreyoshi Kurahara / Japan
25. The Bridge on the River Kwai / David Lean / U.K.
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1. 12 Angry Men
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Witness for the Prosecution
4. Det sjunde inseglet [The Seventh Seal]
5. Paths of Glory
6. Smultronstället [Wild Strawberries]
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Great year for film.

1. Det Sjunde Inseglet (Ingmar Bergman)
2. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)
3. Smultronstället (Ingmar Bergman)
4. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick)
5. Letyat Zhuravli/The Cranes Are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov)
6. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean)
7. Kumonosu-jô/Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa)
8. Le Notti di Cabiria (Federico Fellini)
9. 3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves) 5 pt
10. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (John Sturges) 3 pt
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1. Det sjunde inseglet [The Seventh Seal]
2. 12 Angry Men
3. Witness for the Prosecution
4. Le Notti di Cabiria [Nights of Cabiria]
5. The Bridge on the River Kwai
6. Peyton Place
7. The Prince and the Showgirl
8. A Farewell to Arms
9. Love in the Afternoon
10. Funny Face
11. Smultronstället [Wild Strawberries]
12. An Affair to Remember
13. Paths of Glory
14. Sweet Smell of Success
15. A King in New York
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Very good year.

1. Paths of Glory
2. 蜘蛛巣城 [Throne of Blood]
3. Летят журавли [The Cranes Are Flying]
4. 12 Angry Men
5. Smultronstället [Wild Strawberries]
6. Det sjunde inseglet [The Seventh Seal]
7. Sweet Smell of Success
8. Le notti di Cabiria [Nights of Cabiria]
9. A King in New York
10. Kanał [Canal]
11. The Incredible Shrinking Man
12. Witness for the Prosecution
13. The Bridge on the River Kwai
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I would highly recommend A Face in the Crowd, for which I am the first to vote.

1. Paths of Glory (1957)
2. The Seventh Seal (1957)
3. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
4. 12 Angry Men (1957)
5. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
6. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
7. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
8. Bridge Over the River Kwai (1957)
9. An Affair to Remember (1957)
10. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
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Great year!

1. 12 Angry Men - Sidney Lumet
2. Sweet Smell Of Success - Alexander Mackendrick
3. Paths Of Glory - Stanley Kubrick
4. The Bridge On The River Kwai - David Lean
5. Throne of Blood - Akira Kurosawa
6. Witness For The Prosecution - Billy Wilder
7. Wild Strawberries - Ingmar Bergman
8. The Seventh Seal - Ingmar Bergman
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1. Smultronstället [Wild Strawberries] (Ingmar Bergman)
2. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick)
3. Det sjunde inseglet [The Seventh Seal] (Ingmar Bergman)
4. Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder)
5. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean)
6. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)
7. Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur)
8. A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan)
9. Kanał [Canal] (Andrzej Wajda)
10. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (John Sturges)
11. Love in the Afternoon (Billy Wilder)
12. Night of the Demon [Curse of the Demon] (Jacques Tourneur)
13. Le notti di Cabiria [Nights of Cabiria] (Federico Fellini)
14. Pot-Bouille [Lovers of Paris] (Julien Duvivier)
15. 蜘蛛巣城 [Throne of Blood] (Akira Kurosawa)
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1. Paths of Glory
2. Sweet Smell of Success
3. 12 Angry Men
4. A Face in the Crowd
5. The Bridge on the River Kwai

Another 1950s year for which my viewing record is woefully deficient... My top two are probably in my all-time top 50.
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1. Sweet Smell Of Success
2. Wild Strawberries
3. The Seventh Seal
4. Throne of Blood
5. The Bridge On The River Kwai

Also seen Nights Of Cabiria and Paths of Glory but not a fan of those two. Nights of Cabiria is one of those Fellini films where imbecilic women get victimized and Paths of Glory presents real injustices in a preachy indignant tone that undercuts the reality of it.
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1. Letyat zhuravli (Mikhail Kalatozov)
2. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)
3. The Incredible Shrinking Man (Jack Arnold)
4. Witness For The Prosecution (Billy Wilder)
5. Det sjunde inseglet (Ingmar Bergman)
6. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam (Robert Siodmak)
7. Across The Bridge (Ken Annakin)
8. A King In New York (Charles Chaplin)
9. Kanal (Andrzej Wajda)
10. Paths Of Glory (Stanley Kubrick)
11. Porte des lilas (René Clair)
12. The Prince And The Showgirl (Laurence Olivier)
13. Jonas (Ottomar Domnik)
14. Smultronstället (Ingmar Bergman)
15. Sweet Smell Of Success (Alexander Mackendrick)
16. The Bridge On The River Kwai (David Lean)
17. Kumonosu-jô (Akira Kurosawa)
18. The Tin Star (Anthony Mann)
19. 3:10 To Yuma (Delmer Daves)
20. Ni Liv (Arne Skouen)
21. Forty Guns (Samuel Fuller)
22. The One That Got Away (Roy Ward Baker)

Out Of Competition (shorts)

A Chairy Tale (Norman McLaren)
Jamestoen Baloos (Robert Breer)
Man And Dog Out Gor Air (Robert Breer)
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1. Wild Strawberries
2. Witness for the prosecution
3. 12 Angry Men
4. Sweet Smell of Success
5. The Bridge on the River Kwai
6. The Spirit of St. Louis
7. 3:10 to Yuma
8. Gunfight at the OK Corral
9. Paths of Glory
10. An Affair to remember

Edit: added "The Spirit of St. Louis" and "An Affair to remember"
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1. 12 Angry Men - Sidney Lumet (USA)
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai - David Lean (UK/USA)
3. The Incredible Shrinking Man - Jack Arnold (USA)
4. The Wings of Eagles - John Ford (USA)
5. Hell Drivers – Cy Enfield (UK)
6. Witness for the Prosecution - Billy Wilder USA)
7. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam (The Devil Strakes at Night) – Robert Siodmak (West Germany)
8. Funny Face – Stanley Donen (USA)
9. Forty Guns – Samuel Fuller (USA)
10. The Lonely Man – Henry Levin (USA)
11. An Affair to Remember – Leo McCarey (USA)
12. The Spirit of St. Louis – Billy Wilder (USA)
13. Le notti bianche (White Nights) – Luchino Visconti (Italy)
14. Paths of Glory – Stanley Kubrick (USA)
15. Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) – Ingmar Bergman (Sweden)
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My own (very and unusually late) list:

1I Wild Strawberries / Ingmar Bergman
2I Sweet Smell of Success / Alexander Mackendrick
3I An Affair to Remember / Leo McCarey
4I Paths of Glory / Stanley Kubrick
5I Throne of Blood / Akira Kurosawa
6I Il Grido / Michelangelo Antonioni
7I Nights of Cabiria / Federico Fellini
8I 3:10 to Yuma / Delmer Daves
9I Pyaasa / Guru Dutt
10I Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? / Frank Tashlin
11I Funny Face / Stanley Donen
12I Night of the Demon / Jacques Tourneur
13I The Incredible Shrinking Man / Jack Arnold
14I The Wings of Eagles / John Ford
15I A King in New York / Charles Chaplin

Also, poll will close in about 2 hours. So anybody who wants to get in their list should do so now!
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Sorry for being so late with this, guys! Here are the Top 10 Films of 1957:

1I 12 Angry Men / Sidney Lumet / USA / 380 points / 11 votes / 3 #1s
2I The Seventh Seal / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden / 303 / 10 / 3
3I Paths of Glory / Stanley Kubrick / USA / 293 / 12 / 3
4I Wild Strawberries / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden / 292 / 12 / 3
5I Sweet Smell of Suuccess / Alexander Mackendrick / USA / 212 / 9 / 1
6I The Bridge on the River Kwai / David Lean / UK / 196 / 11 / 0
7I Witness for the Prosecution / Billy Wilder / USA / 184 / 10 / 0
8I Throne of Blood / Akira Kurosawa / Japan / 106 / 7 / 0
9I The Cranes Are Flying / Mikhail Kalatozov / USSR / 95 / 3 / 1
10I The Incredible Shrinking Man / Jack Arnold / USA / 77 / 5 / 0

I will start the next poll thread tomorrow...
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