Films of the 1950s: 1958

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Two more years to go!

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 August 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 1958:

RYM: http://rateyourmusic.com/films/chart?pa ... countries=
RT: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/?year=1958
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/year/1958
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1. Touch of Evil / Orson Welles / U.S.
2. Vertigo / Alfred Hitchcock / U.S.
3. Ashes and Diamonds / Andrzej Wajda / Poland
4. Some Came Running / Vincente Minnelli / U.S.
5. The Hidden Fortress / Akira Kurosawa / Japan
6. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof / Richard Brooks / U.S.
7. Big Deal on Madonna Street / Mario Monicelli / Italy
8. Horror of Dracula / Terence Fisher / U.K.
9. The Music Room / Satyajit Ray / India
10. Ivan the Terrible, Part 2 / Sergei Eisenstein / U.S.S.R.
11. Eroica / Andrzej Munk / Poland
12. The Left Handed Gun / Arthur Penn / U.S.
13. Buchanan Rides Alone / Budd Boetticher / U.S.
14. The Magician / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden
15. Cairo Station / Youssef Chahine / Egypt

16. The Long Hot Summer / Martin Ritt / U.S.
17. The Fly / Kurt Neumann / U.S.
18. A Night to Remember / Roy Ward Baker / U.K.
19. The Tarnished Angels / Douglas Sirk / U.S.
20. The Big Country / William Wyler / U.S.
21. The Blob / Irvin Yeaworth / U.S.
22. Equinox Flower / Yasujiro Ozu / Japan
23. Enjo / Kon Ichikawa / Japan
24. Mon oncle / Jacques Tati / France
25. Murder by Contract / Irving Lerner / U.S.
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1. Vertigo
2. I Want to Live!
3. Elevator to the Gallows [Ascenseur pour l'échafaud]
4. A Tale of Two Cities
5. Bonjour Tristesse
6. Touch of Evil
7. The Defiant Ones
8. Separate Tables
9. The Law Is the Law [La Loi c'est la loi]
10. Desire under the Elms
11. Dracula
12. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
13. Some Came Running
14. The Lovers [Les Amants]
15. The Fly
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1. Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud (Louise Malle)
2. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
3. Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati)
4. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
5. Kakushi-toride no San-akunin/The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa)
6. Ansiktet (Ingmar Bergman) 5 pt
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1. Vertigo
2. 彼岸花 [Equinox Flower]
3. 隠し砦の三悪人 [The Hidden Fortress]
4. Touch of Evil
5. Popiół i diament [Ashes and Diamonds]
6. Les amants [The Lovers]
7. The Defiant Ones
8. Ansiktet [The Magician]
9. Mon oncle [My Uncle]

So far I've seen only nine movies from 1958 (last one is Pekka ja Pätkä miljonääreinä an all time bottom 20 movie for me) but I have Ashes and Diamonds, Elevator to the Gallows and Ivan the Terrible, Part 2 (I have seen part 1) ready to watch them. So I will edit my list before deadline.
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Vertigo
The Music Room
Touch Of Evil
Ashes and Diamonds
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1. Vertigo
2. Touch of Evil
3. The Hidden Fortress
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I have only seen six films from this year. And two were not that great. So here are my Fab Four...

1. Vertigo (1958)
2. Touch of Evil (1958)
3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
4. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
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1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
2. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
3. I soliti ignoti [Big Deal on Madonna Street] (Mario Monicelli)
4. Mon oncle [My Uncle] (Jacques Tati)
5. Ascenseur pour l'échafaud [Elevator to the Gallows] (Louis Malle)
6. Bonjour tristesse (Otto Preminger)
7. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks)
8. Popiół i diament [Ashes and Diamonds] (Andrzej Wajda)
9. জলসাঘর [The Music Room] (Satyajit Ray)
10. En cas de malheur [Love Is My Profession] (Claude Autant-Lara)
11. Les amants [The Lovers] (Louis Malle)
12. Le beau Serge [Handsome Serge] (Claude Chabrol)
13. Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone)
14. Maigret tend un piège [Maigret Lays a Trap] (Jean Delannoy)
15. 隠し砦の三悪人 [The Hidden Fortress] (Akira Kurosawa)
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1. Vertigo
2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
3. Mon oncle [My Uncle]
4. Touch of Evil
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1. Vertigo
2. Touch of Evil
3. Ashes and Diamonds
4. Ivan the Terrible Part 2
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15. A Movie

I really need to watch more movies from this year.
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1. Touch of Evil
2. Vertigo
3. Man of the West
4. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
5. Mon oncle
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Edited my list
5. Popiół i diament [Ashes and Diamonds]
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1. Vertigo – Alfred Hitchcock (USA)
2. El cebo / Es geschah am hellichten Tag (It Happened in Broad Daylight) – Ladislao Vajda (Spain, Switzerland, West Germany)
3. The Vikings – Richard Fleischer (USA)
4. Mon Oncle (My Uncle) – Jacques Tati (France, Italy)
5. The Tarnished Angels – Douglas Sirk (USA)
6. Party Girl – Nicholas Ray (USA)
7. The Hunters – Dick Powell (USA)
8. The Fly – Kurt Neumann (USA)
9. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Richard Brooks (USA)
10. Bonjour tristesse – Otto Preminger (USA)
11. Touch of Evil – Orson Wells (USA)
12. A Time to Love and a Time to Die – Douglas Sirk (USA)
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1 Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
2 Touch Of Evil (Orson Welles)
3 Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (Akira Kurosawa)
4 Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks)
5 Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Louis Malle)
6 A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Douglas Sirk)
7 Es geschah am hellichten Tag (Ladislao Vajda)
8 I soliti ignoti (Mario Monicelli)
9 Some Came Running (Vincente Minelli)
10 The Big Country (William Wyler)
11 The Last Train From Gun Hill (John Sturges)
12 Cowboy (Delmer Daves)
13 Sterne (Konrad Wolf)
14 The Quiet American (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
15 Mon oncle (Jacques Tati)
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Every list so far has Vertigo at #1 or #2. Almost makes me want to not list it. But yeah, it's easily on the shortlist of best films of all time, it's easily going to win the decade.

Edit: Didn't remember I already voted
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Finally getting my list in...

1I Vertigo
2I Touch of Evil
3I The Music Room
4I Some Came Running
5I Ashes and Diamonds
6I Man of the West
7I The Tarnished Angels
8I Equinox Flower
9I Cairo Station
10I Mon Oncle
11I Bonjour Tristesse
12I Horror of Dracula
13I Elevator to the Gallows
14I Big Deal on Madonna Street
15I Party Girl

and with that, the poll is officially closed. Expect the results (including as Jirin has said, the not-so-surprising #1) tomorrow morning.
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Sorry for the late results, guys. Things have been super busy with adjusting to college and all:

1| Vertigo / Alfred Hitchcock / US / 670 pts / 14 votes / 11 #1s
2| Touch of Evil / Orson Welles / US / 445 / 14 / 2
3| Cat on a Hot Tin Roof / Richard Brooks / US / 140 / 8 / 0
4| Ashes and Diamonds / Andrzej Wajda / Poland / 138 / 7 / 0
5| Mon Oncle / Jacques Tati / France / 129 / 8 / 0
6| Hidden Fortress / Akira Kurosawa / 121 / 6 / 0
7| Elevator to the Gallows / Louis Malle / 113 / 5 / 1
8| The Music Room / Satyajit Ray / 84 / 4 / 0
9| Some Came Running / Vincente Minnelli / 50 / 4 / 0
10| Big Deal on Madonna Street / Mario Monicelli / 49 / 4 / 0

Also, I am sorry to ask this, but could somebody else start the last 1959 poll? Very busy at the moment as I said before.
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I'll try to post the next one. Also, what are you studying?
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BleuPanda wrote:I'll try to post the next one. Also, what are you studying?
Film and media studies, actually.
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Cool, we have the same major, except I tacked on Creative Writing as well.
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JimmyJazz wrote:Sorry for the late results, guys. Things have been super busy with adjusting to college and all:

1| Vertigo / Alfred Hitchcock / US / 670 pts / 14 votes / 11 #1s
2| Touch of Evil / Orson Welles / US / 445 / 14 / 2
3| Cat on a Hot Tin Roof / Richard Brooks / US / 140 / 8 / 0
4| Ashes and Diamonds / Andrzej Wajda / Poland / 138 / 7 / 0
5| Mon Oncle / Jacques Tati / France / 129 / 8 / 0
6| Hidden Fortress / Akira Kurosawa / 121 / 6 / 0
7| Elevator to the Gallows / Louis Malle / 113 / 5 / 1
8| The Music Room / Satyajit Ray / 84 / 4 / 0
9| Some Came Running / Vincente Minnelli / 50 / 4 / 0
10| Big Deal on Madonna Street / Mario Monicelli / 49 / 4 / 0

Also, I am sorry to ask this, but could somebody else start the last 1959 poll? Very busy at the moment as I said before.
Thanks for the results Jimmy. I noticed my #2 of the year (彼岸花 [Equinox Flower] with 48 points) just missed the top 10 (another Ozu-movie that missed the final by only one point). But what about Es geschah am hellichten Tag [It Happened in Broad Daylight] by Ladislao Vajda. It was Miguel's #2 and Charlie Driggs' #7 so it got 49 points too (the same score Big Deal on Madonna Street has). I know ties in movie polls are nightmare because in cases like these there are usually 0-2 people who have seen both #10 candidates. So is the new rule that movie with more votes will go to the final? I'm perfectly fine with that.
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