Monday, February 23, 2009

Round Two - Updated

If you wish to refer to my previous post, I've put the 16 films that I've restored to the list that will be in round 2 in red bold-face type. You can see that I'm not including any extra films from group B, but all films from group F have made it to the second round. (Also recall that My Life as a Dog has been added to the list, and will almost certainly make the top ten.)

I've gone ahead and randomly sorted these 49 films into 7 groups of 7 films each, with the one requirement that no more than 2 films that were in the same group in round one can be in the same group in round two. The groups appear below. It seems that groups D and F will require some tough calls. However, I am reserving the right to restore a few films to the round three list after the initial cut has been made. I (or we, if I can get some input from you) will choose 3 films from each group, to produce a list of 21 films. I/We will then restore 4 films to the list, to produce a top 25 list. That would probably be a good place to stop, but we'll have one (?) more round to produce a top ten list. Then we'll either call it quits or start all over again, adding some of the films that have so far been left out of the "competition", such as Casablanca.

Update: No one has indicated to me what films they prefer from any of these groups. I take it upon myself to make the next cut. The top three films in each groups now appear in bold-face type. As i have previously mentioned, 4 extra films will be selected to make a top 25 list, so let me know what I missed. A few of these choices were very tough.

Group A)
The Devil's Backbone
Straw Dogs
The Third Man
Night of the Living Dead
Big Night

Group B)
The City of Lost Children
Pan's Labyrinth
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
A Face in the Crowd
Gods and Monsters

Group C)
The Lord of the Rings
Bonnie and Clyde
A Clockwork Orange
The Grifters
The Hidden Fortress
Cool Hand Luke

Group D)
Waiting for Guffman
Pulp Fiction
Midnight Cowboy

Group E)
Blood Simple
River's Edge
Resevoir Dogs
Blue Velvet
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Group F)
Dancer in the Dark
Felicia's Journey
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Requiem for a Dream
My Life as a Dog

Group G)
Dr. Strangelove
The Deerhunter
This is Spinal Tap
Run Lola Run
Seven Samurai
Blade Runner


Escape Goat said...

My only differences would be

Group C
The Hidden Fortress over The Lord of the Rings

Group G
Seven Samurai over Blade Runner
The Deerhunter over Run Lola Run

L. Chupacabra said...

I will give this some further thought. I was about to name the 4 remaining films that would make up my top 25 as

Blood Simple
Dancer in the Dark
Dr. Strangelove

Escapegoat has named 3 others, no overlap at all. I think I will consult a third party belore making my final choices.