Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

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Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby Petri » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:21 am

I think it's time to open the 1980s poll.

The rules:

You can post a list of anywhere between 1 and 20 films (or more, but only 20 will be counted) from the period we're covering. The deciding factor in terms of release dates is the IMDb list and the top 15 of each period will go on to the final top 150. The deadline is 15th of April. I will open the 1981 voting in about three weeks (after the final results of 1990s poll has been released).

The points scheme is as follows:
1. 50
2. 40
3. 35
4. 30
5. 25
6. 20
7. 18
8. 16
9. 14
10. 12
11. 10
12. 9
13. 8
14. 7
15. 6
16. 5
17. 4
18. 3
19. 2
20. 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 1980:

IMDb
RYM
Films101
RottenTomatoes

If you vote for 4 movies or less, this is the adjusted scores:
4 votes
1. Movie 40 p
2. 35 p
3. 30 p
4. 25 p

3 votes
1. Movie 35 p
2. 30 p
3. 25 p

2 votes
1. Movie 30 p
2. 25 p

1 vote
1. Movie 25 p

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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby Petri » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:24 am

Some general questions and requests.

i) No one voluntered to host 1980s polls so I’m going to do that. Still it would be a big help if someone(s) would do following things (or at least a) or b) of them)
a) Get the URL (links) of pictures of the finalists (using Google picture search. If the link doesn’t end .jpg, .bnb etc. it probably won’t work)
b) Get short quotes from every movie that qualifies (IMDb is best site for this but of course you can search quotes via Google too)
c) Check the placement of the qualified movies in the last round. You can check it here
(it’s not a big job).
I would do all the calculations and present the results. If you want to do only one of those things it would be great help too (especially a. and b. which take more time).


ii) Should 150 movies qualify (15 per year) or should we diminish that to 100 movies?

iii) Is four weeks enough for a single year (a new poll opens every fortnight (two polls are running simultaniously)) or should we extend this to six weeks (a new poll opens every three week))?

I think 150 movies would be better (there are often much more interesting (and sometimes even better) movies at #11-#15 than in top 10.)
Six weeks would be better. The final round of 1990s has been taken more time than ever because it seems that people really need more time.

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Postby Petri » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:52 am

1. The Shining
2. The Elephant Man
3. Berlin Alexanderplatz
4. Permanent Vacation
5. Mon oncle d'Amérique [My American Uncle]
6. Raging Bull
7. Stardust Memories
8. The Empire Strikes Back
9. Atlantic City
10. Airplane!
11. Le roi et l'oiseau [The King and the Mockingbird]
12. Shogun Assassin
13. Cruising
14. Le dernier métro [The Last Metro]
15. The Blues Brothers
16. Macabro [Macabre]
17. Spetters
18. Tulipää [Flame Top]
19. Täältä tullaan elämä! [Right On, Man!]
20. 影武者 [Kagemusha]

Edit. Added Atlantic City. Flash Gordon out.
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Postby bonnielaurel » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:21 am

Collecting quotes is something I could do. If you still need quotes for the 1990s poll I could collect some too.

I would prefer to keep it at fifteen qualifiers a year. In the 90s poll two of my #1s finished 11th, so I would like to keep those in.

To me four weeks is enough, but we'll see what others say. I'll wait to post my list for 1980 because I'm going to watch "Berlin Alexanderplatz" this week. I think "Shogun" is another miniseries with a theatrical release in 1980.

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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby Miguel » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:37 am

To me four weeks is ok, but I would prefer six weeks. And fifteen films per year.

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Postby Petri » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:46 pm

bonnielaurel wrote:Collecting quotes is something I could do. If you still need quotes for the 1990s poll I could collect some too.


Thanks a lot bonnielaurel. I haven't collect quotes from following movies

Quiz Show
Reservoir Dogs
Riget [The Kingdom]
Rosetta
Rushmore
Safe
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
Se7en
Short Cuts
Simple Men
Sleepless in Seattle
Smoke
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Adjuster
The English Patient
The Fugitive
The Ice Storm
The Insider
The Iron Giant
The Lion King
The Matrix
The Piano
The Player
The Remains of the Day
The Shawshank Redemption
The Silence of the Lambs
The Sixth Sense
The Straight Story
The Thin Red Line
The Truman Show
The Usual Suspects
Thelma & Louise
Tierra
Todo sobre mi madre [All About My Mother]
Total Recall
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Trois couleurs: Blanc [Three Colors: White]
Trois couleurs: Bleu [Three Colors: Blue]
Trois couleurs: Rouge [Three Colors: Red]
Trust
Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö [The Match Factory Girl]
Twelve Monkeys
Underground
Unforgiven
When We Were Kings
Wild at Heart

Thanks again if you have time to collect at least some of them.

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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby BleuPanda » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:34 pm

Petri wrote:ii) Should 150 movies qualify (15 per year) or should we diminish that to 100 movies?

iii) Is four weeks enough for a single year (a new poll opens every fortnight (two polls are running simultaniously)) or should we extend this to six weeks (a new poll opens every three week))?



I'd say stick to 150, but I'm wondering if we could shake this up a bit. Having a solid 15 for year (or any number, really) creates a problem of giving all years equal strength, which isn't necessarily true. I believe we saw that in the 90s poll (compare 1993 to 1996). Could we do an alternative? When I ran something like this on another forum, I had a bonus round at the end, where all works that placed in the 5 or so spots that didn't move on could be voted on again. So, we could do something like have the top 13 always move on, then everything that ranked in spots #14 to #20 would be combined into a bonus round (where people can only vote for those select films); from there, the top 20 make it to the final. We still have 150, but it gives a chance for movies in stacked years to place as well. The problem with this idea is that it would have to take place after the last year poll finishes, so it would extend the poll by another month. But, hey, we managed to cut the length in half by running simultaneous years, it wouldn't hurt to go a tiny bit longer if it means strong films don't get overlooked.

(Another option is doing what they do in the music polls)

I would prefer a month for time's sake; voting in the yearly polls really shouldn't be that time consuming, since everyone tends to vote for what they've already seen. To make up for that, I think having the final list submission period be longer works. That way, everyone knows what has qualified and therefore know what they should be watching if they intend to strengthen their knowledge before voting. Having the list submission period be two months would be good, especially since the current cycle makes it hard to keep up with what actually moves on. To me, these polls are all about this final period, with the yearly polls simply being the qualifying rounds that tell everyone what they should consider watching if they have time.

To summarize: 150 movies but consider changing how the lower ranks move on, four weeks for each year, but eight weeks for final list submissions.
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Postby luney6 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:37 pm

1. Stardust Memories
2. Raging Bull
3. The Big Red One
4. Kagemusha
5. The Shining
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Postby bonnielaurel » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:49 pm

Petri wrote:I haven't collect quotes from following movies.

Can you see my edits in the Google sheet?

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Postby Michel » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:16 pm

1. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
2. The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
3. Mon oncle d'Amérique [My American Uncle] (Alain Resnais)
4. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
5. Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino)
6. Stardust Memories (Woody Allen)
7. Un mauvais fils [A Bad Son] (Claude Sautet)
8. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner)
9. Gloria (John Cassavetes)
10. Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg)
11. Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa)
12. Loulou (Maurice Pialat)
13. Sauve qui peut (la vie) [Every Man for Himself] (Jean-Luc Godard)
14. The Gods Must Be Crazy (Jamie Uys)
15. Airplane! (Jerry Zucker / David Zucker / Jim Abrahams)
16. Cruising (William Friedkin)
17. Le voyage en douce [Sentimental Journey] (Michel Deville)
18. Une semaine de vacances [A Week's Holiday] (Bertrand Tavernier)
19. La terrazza [The Terrace] (Ettore Scola)
20. The Blues Brothers (John Landis)

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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby bootsy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:35 am

Not really a big fan of 80s movies but I'll try my best:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. The Shining
3. Raging Bull
4. Caddyshack
5. Flash Gordon
6. The Blues Brothers
7. Airplane!
8. Stir Crazy
9. Seems Like Old Times
10. Friday The 13th
11. Cheech & Chong's Next Movie
12. Any Which Way You Can
13. 9 to 5
14. Smokey and the Bandit II
15. Popeye

These are all the movies I've seen for this year honestly. Never seen Ordinary People or Elephant Man.
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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby Petri » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:57 am

bonnielaurel wrote:
Petri wrote:I haven't collect quotes from following movies.

Can you see my edits in the Google sheet?

Yes I can see them. Thank you very much bonnielaurel!

bonnielaurel wrote:I think "Shogun" is another miniseries with a theatrical release in 1980.

Yeah Shogun seems like an eligible one.

BleuPanda wrote: So, we could do something like have the top 13 always move on, then everything that ranked in spots #14 to #20 would be combined into a bonus round (where people can only vote for those select films); from there, the top 20 make it to the final. We still have 150, but it gives a chance for movies in stacked years to place as well.

I will comment this more later. Sounds great (but also 70 semifinalists (+130 finalists) is a lot to watch).

bootsy wrote:Not really a big fan of 80s movies but I'll try my best:
10. Mad Max
These are all the movies I've seen for this year honestly. Never seen Ordinary People or Elephant Man.

Mad Max is from 1979.

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Postby bootsy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:53 pm

Petri wrote:
bootsy wrote:Not really a big fan of 80s movies but I'll try my best:
10. Mad Max
These are all the movies I've seen for this year honestly. Never seen Ordinary People or Elephant Man.

Mad Max is from 1979.

Thanks and updated.

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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:15 pm

1980:
1. Raging Bull
2. The Shining
3. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
4. The Elephant Man
5. Berlin Alexanderplatz
6. Kagemusha
7. Mon oncle d'Amerique
8. Airplane!
9. Sauve qui peut (la vie)
10. The Blues Brothers
11. Stardust Memories
12. Heaven's Gate
13. Solo Sunny


Another decade I'm not all that familiar with. I'm probably not going to go all-in like I did with the 90s poll, but I'll try to get to those I'm interested in. Luckily I've already seen at least 3 of the big mini-series this time.
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Postby Gillingham » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:07 pm

1. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
2. Chère Inconnue (Moshé Mizrahi)
3. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
4. The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
5. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kirshner)
6. Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg)
7. Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa)
8. Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino) 10 points
9. The Blues Brothers (John Landis) 6 points
10. The Gods Must Be Crazy (Jamie Uys) 2 points

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Postby Dexter » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:18 am

1. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese/USA/Drama)
2. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner/USA/SciFi-Fantasy)
3. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker/USA/Comedy)
4. The Elephant Man (David Lynch/USA/Drama)
5. Atlantic City (Louis Malle/Canada-France/Romantic Crime)
6. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick/UK/Drama, Horror)
7. Ordinary People (Robert Redford/Drama/USA)
8. Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa/Japan/Epic)
9. Le Dernier Métro [The Last Metro] (François Truffaut/France/Drama)
10. Breaker Morant (Bruce Beresford/Australia/Drama)
11. Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme/USA/Comedy-Drama)
12. The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller/USA/War)
13. Manila by Night (City After Dark) (Ishmael Bernal/Philippines/Drama)
14. The God Must Be Crazy (Jamie Uys/South Africa/Comedy)
15. Mon Onclie D'Amerique [My American Uncle] (Alain Resnais/France/Comedy-Drama)
16. Le roi et l'oiseau [The King and the Mockingbird] [anim] (Paul Grimault/France/Fantasy)
17. The Blues Brothers (John Landis/USA/Comedy)
18. Superman II (Richard Lester, Richard Donner (uncredited)/UK/SciFi-Fantasy)
19. Friday the 13th (Sean S. Cunningham/USA/Horror)
20. Caddyshack (Harold Ramis/USA/Comedy)

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Postby Rocky Raccoon » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:20 am

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. The Elephant Man
3. Raging Bull
4. Superman II
5. The Gods Must Be Crazy
6. Nine to Five
7. Private Benjamin
8. The Shining
9. Kagemusha
10. Airplane!

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Postby bonnielaurel » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:27 pm

1. The Elephant Man
2. Le Dernier Métro [The Last Metro]
3. Atlantic City, USA
4. Berlin Alexanderplatz [mini-series]
5. Nine to Five
6. Fame
7. Loulou
8. Brubaker
9. L'Avare [The Miser]
10. Dressed to Kill
11. The Shining
12. Raging Bull
13. Private Benjamin
14. The Blue Lagoon
15. Shogun [mini-series]
16. Stardust Memories
17. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark [TV movie]
18. La Boum [The Party]
19. Foxes
20. Airplane!

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Postby antonius » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:05 pm

1. The Elephant Man
2. Raging Bull
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. American Gigolo
5. Melvin and Howard
6. Gloria
7. Ordinary People
8. The Shining
9. La Citta delle donne
10. Spetters
11. Dressed To Kill
12. The Blues Brothers
13. Airplane
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Postby Dexter » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:17 am

antonius wrote:1. Pixote

Isn't this a 1980 film? If 1981 then Imma change my list.

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Postby antonius » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:17 pm

RYM has it as a 1980 film. But IMDB has it as a 1981 film.
So it's 1981, as IMDB is the point of reference.
I'll adapt my list accordingly (and hope that I don't forget it for the 1981 list)

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Postby Petri » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:00 am

antonius wrote:RYM has it as a 1980 film. But IMDB has it as a 1981 film.
So it's 1981, as IMDB is the point of reference.
I'll adapt my list accordingly (and hope that I don't forget it for the 1981 list)

Yeah it's a 1981 movie because IMDb say so (although Wikipedia and RYM say it is a 1980 movie). If you forget to vote it next month I try to remind you (it's going to be very high on my list too).

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Postby fredp » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:34 pm

the 80's is probably my least favourite decade
Only top10

1 Spetters (Paul Verhoeven NED)
2 Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (Pedro Almodovar ESP)
3 Gloria (John Cassavetes USA)
4 Cannibal Holocaust (Ruggero Deodato ITA)
5 Les bons débarras (Francis Mankiewicz CAN)
6 My American Uncle (Alain Resnais FRA)
7 Stardust Memories (Woody Allen USA)
8 Taxi zum Klo (Frank Ripploh FRG)
9 Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Vladimir Menshov URS)
10 Loulou (Maurice Pialat FRA)

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Postby Petri » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:15 pm

BleuPanda wrote:
Petri wrote:ii) Should 150 movies qualify (15 per year) or should we diminish that to 100 movies?

iii) Is four weeks enough for a single year (a new poll opens every fortnight (two polls are running simultaniously)) or should we extend this to six weeks (a new poll opens every three week))?



I'd say stick to 150, but I'm wondering if we could shake this up a bit. Having a solid 15 for year (or any number, really) creates a problem of giving all years equal strength, which isn't necessarily true. I believe we saw that in the 90s poll (compare 1993 to 1996). Could we do an alternative? When I ran something like this on another forum, I had a bonus round at the end, where all works that placed in the 5 or so spots that didn't move on could be voted on again. So, we could do something like have the top 13 always move on, then everything that ranked in spots #14 to #20 would be combined into a bonus round (where people can only vote for those select films); from there, the top 20 make it to the final. We still have 150, but it gives a chance for movies in stacked years to place as well. The problem with this idea is that it would have to take place after the last year poll finishes, so it would extend the poll by another month. But, hey, we managed to cut the length in half by running simultaneous years, it wouldn't hurt to go a tiny bit longer if it means strong films don't get overlooked.
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OK what about top 12 goes straight to the final and every movie in top 20 that has at least 65 points will go to the semifinal (bonus round). Then top 30 of semifinalists make it to the final. 65 points would mean that at least two people likes the movie (and has seen it). I guess the biggest problem in the bonus round is that the most have seen only few of the movies (at the moment I've seen 12 of top 13 movies but nothing ranked in spots #14 to #20).

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Postby BleuPanda » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:25 pm

Another option I realized that is probably too late to implement now: we could simply give a free pass to the top 50 from the last time we did the decade poll, and then each year is finding the top 10 excluding those. So, in this situation for 1980...
Caddyshack
Berlin Alexanderplatz
The Empire Strikes Back
Raging Bull
The Shining
The Elephant Man
...all would automatically place. Thus, we would end up with 16 films from the year, with the poll finding the next 10 strongest. That way, years aren't treated as equals, but in a way that is immediately apparent. That would end up giving us a final 150, but where we know the contents of each year as soon as the poll closes. I think it would be a great solution to a lot of issues, and I believe would help switch things up due to its effect on point distribution. Because, ultimately, it feels kind of pointless to give my 50 points to Raging Bull, which is an easy entrant guaranteed to place high in the final list. The problem, of course, being that it would reduce the amount of 'eligible' movies people have seen...perhaps people could post their full lists including those that already place for the purpose of establishing their knowledge of the year, but only those that need points are counted.

1981 would just have Diva, Das Boot, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, so it would have 13 compared to 1980's 16.
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Postby BleuPanda » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:23 am

I edited my list to add Mon oncle d'Amerique
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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:10 pm

Edited my list to add Stardust Memories.
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Postby Greg » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:41 am

1. Raging Bull | Martin Scorsese | U.S.
2. Berlin Alexanderplatz | Rainer Werner Fassbinder | West Germany
3. Heaven's Gate | Michael Cimino | U.S.
4. The Shining | Stanley Kubrick | U.S.
5. The Big Red One | Samuel Fuller | U.S.
6. The Fog | John Carpenter | U.S.
7. The Elephant Man | David Lynch | U.S.
8. Atlantic City, USA | Louis Malle | France/U.S.
9. Bad Timing | Nicolas Roeg | U.K.
10. 影武者 (Kagemusha) | 黒澤明 (Akira Kurosawa) | Japan
11. Melvin and Howard | Jonathan Demme | U.S.
12. Μεγαλέξανδρος (Alexander the Great) | Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος (Theo Angelopoulos) | Greece
13. Mon oncle d'Amérique (My American Uncle) | Alain Resnais | France
14. La città delle donne (City of Women) | Federico Fellini | Italy
15. Spokój (The Calm) | Krzysztof Kieślowski | Poland
16. Inferno | Dario Argento | Italy
17. Permanent Vacation | Jim Jarmusch | U.S.
18. Return of the Secaucus Seven | John Sayles | U.S.
19. Stardust Memories | Woody Allen | U.S.
20. Le dernier métro (The Last Metro) | François Truffaut | France

21. The Blues Brothers | John Landis | U.S.
22. The Long Riders | Walter Hill | U.S.
23. HealtH | Robert Altman | U.S.
24. Popeye | Robert Altman | U.S.
25. The Empire Strikes Back | Irvin Kershner | U.S.

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Postby BleuPanda » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:16 pm

Edited my list to add Suave qui peut (la vie).
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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby BleuPanda » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:53 pm

Updated again with Heaven's Gate.
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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby Petri » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:27 am

Don't forget to vote! Five days to vote! (I may extend this till Monday because of Eastern.)

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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby whuntva » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:43 am

I was really trying to catch up with this year.

I was going to see more films, but this is what I have.

1) Empire Strikes Back
2) Raging Bull
3) The Elephant Man
4) Mon Oncle Amerique
5) Blues Brothers
6) Atlantic City
7) Ordinary People

And...That's about it. If there's time left over, I may expand to a Top 10. But this is pretty much my list.
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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby Midaso » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:38 pm

Damn,it's sad to see the way Ordinary People has fallen off the radar after the Oscar win over Raging Bull. It's no Crash,it's no Driving Miss Daisy

1)Ordinary People
2)The Elephant Man
3)Raging Bull
4)The Long Good Friday
5)Talking Heads (short film)
6)Bad Timing
7)Atlantic City
8)Blues Brothers
9)Dressed To Kill
10)Melvin And Howard
11)The Shining
12)The Stunt Man
13)Used Cars
14)The Empire Strikes Back
15)Altered States

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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby Miguel » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:30 pm

1. Arrebato (Rapture) – Iván Zulueta (Spain)
2. Superman II – Richard Lester (UK)
3. Le dernier métro (The Last Metro) – François Truffaut (France)
4. The Elephant Man – David Lynch (USA / UK)
5. Brubaker – Stuart Rosemberg (USA)
6. The Long Riders – Walter Hill (USA)
7. Dressed to Kill – Brian de Palma (USA)
8. Bronco Billy – Clint Eastwood (USA)
9. Stardust Memories – Woody Allen (USA)
10. Atlantic City – Louis Malle (Canada / France)
11. The Final Countdown – Don Taylor (USA)
12. Golem – Piotor Szulkin (Poland)
13. The Ninth Configuration - William Peter Blatty (USA)
14. Saturn 3 – Stanley Donen (UK)
15. The Blues Brothers – John Landis (USA)

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Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Postby Petri » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:08 pm

Sorry for the delay. Here are the results. Top 15 goes to the final.

1. (3.) Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese) USA, 469 points, 13 votes , 3 #1 votes
2. (2.) The Elephant Man (David Lynch/USA/UK), 433 points, 12 votes , 2 #1 votes
3. (1.) The Shining (Stanley Kubrick/UK/Drama, Horror), 357 points, 12 votes , 3 #1 votes
4. (4.) The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner/USA/SciFi-Fantasy), 324 points, 10 votes , 3 #1 votes
5. (12.) Mon Onclie D'Amerique [My American Uncle] (Alain Resnais/France), 142 points, 7 votes , 0 #1 votes
6. (15.) Atlantic City (Louis Malle/Canada-France), 140 points, 7 votes , 0 #1 votes
7. (19.) Stardust Memories (Woody Allen USA), 137 points, 8 votes , 1 #1 vote
8. (8.) Berlin Alexanderplatz | Rainer Werner Fassbinder | West Germany, 130 points, 4 votes , 0 #1 votes
9. (9.) 影武者 [Kagemusha] (Akira Kurosawa), Japan, 121 points, 8 votes , 0 #1 votes
10. (6.) Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker/USA/Comedy), 108 points, 8 votes , 0 #1 votes
11. (5.) The Blues Brothers (John Landis) (USA), 105 points, 10 votes , 0 #1 votes
12. (32.) Ordinary People (Robert Redford/Drama/USA), 104 points, 4 votes , 1 #1 vote
13. (10.) Le Dernier Métro [The Last Metro] (François Truffaut/France), 97 points, 5 votes , 0 #1 votes
14. (11.) Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino) USA, 79 points, 4 votes , 0 #1 votes
15. (13.) Superman II (Richard Lester, Richard Donner (uncredited)/UK), 73 points, 3 votes , 0 #1 votes

16 Gloria (John Cassavetes USA), 69 points, 3 votes , 0 #1 votes
16 The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller/USA), 69 points, 3 votes , 0 #1 votes
18 Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg) UK, 66 points, 4 votes , 0 #1 votes
18 Spetters (Paul Verhoeven NED), 66 points, 3 votes , 1 #1 vote
20. (15.) Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme/USA/Comedy-Drama), 57 points, 4 votes , 0 #1 votes
21 Dressed to Kill – Brian de Palma (USA), 54 points, 4 votes , 0 #1 votes
22 Nine to Five, 53 points, 3 votes , 0 #1 votes
23 Arrebato (Rapture) – Iván Zulueta (Spain), 50 points, 1 vote , 1 #1 vote
24 Brubaker – Stuart Rosemberg (USA), 41 points, 2 votes , 0 #1 votes
24. (14.) The God Must Be Crazy (Jamie Uys/South Africa/Comedy), 41 points, 4 votes , 0 #1 votes
26 Chère Inconnue (Moshé Mizrahi), 40 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
26 Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (Pedro Almodovar ESP), 40 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
28 Loulou (Maurice Pialat FRA), 39 points, 3 votes , 0 #1 votes
29 Permanent Vacation | Jim Jarmusch | U.S., 34 points, 2 votes , 0 #1 votes
30. (7.) Caddyshack (Harold Ramis/USA/Comedy), 31 points, 2 votes , 0 #1 votes
31 American Gigolo, 30 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
31 Cannibal Holocaust (Ruggero Deodato ITA), 30 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
31 The Long Good Friday, 30 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
34 Private Benjamin, 26 points, 2 votes , 0 #1 votes
35 Flash Gordon, 25 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
35 Les bons débarras (Francis Mankiewicz CAN), 25 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
35 Talking Heads (short film), 25 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
38 Sauve qui peut (la vie) [Every Man for Himself] (Jean-Luc Godard), 22 points, 2 votes , 0 #1 votes
39 La città delle donne (City of Women) | Federico Fellini | Italy, 21 points, 2 votes , 0 #1 votes
40 Fame, 20 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
40 The Fog | John Carpenter | U.S., 20 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
40 The Long Riders – Walter Hill (USA), 20 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
43 Un mauvais fils [A Bad Son] (Claude Sautet), 18 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
44 Bronco Billy – Clint Eastwood (USA), 16 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
44 Stir Crazy, 16 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
44 Taxi zum Klo (Frank Ripploh FRG), 16 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
47 Le roi et l'oiseau [The King and the Mockingbird] [anim] (Paul Grimault/France/Fantasy), 15 points, 2 votes , 0 #1 votes
48 Friday the 13th (Sean S. Cunningham/USA/Horror), 14 points, 2 votes , 0 #1 votes
48 L'Avare [The Miser], 14 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
48 Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Vladimir Menshov URS), 14 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes
48 Seems Like Old Times, 14 points, 1 vote , 0 #1 votes

Not huge surprises in the top 15. Well the score of The Shining is smaller than I expected.

Mon Onclie D'Amerique, Atlantic City and Stardust Memories did better this time and Caddyshack worse.


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