Hello again. As mentioned in my previous post, I started this blog with a vague process in mind by which I could keep evolving and, hopefully, improving my top ten film list. That process involves a series of competitions, the first being somewhat unique, but all subsequent competitions running similarly to each other. Thus, I need to run one more competition to show how this will work.
The top 25 films from the previous competition will automatically be included in this competition, but not until round 2. (They get a bye in the first round.) The first round will consist of 25 films that have not shown up in any Film Fight so far. (I'm keeping a list of the films we're discarded.) I've placed these 25 films in 5 groups of 5. We will select the top 3 from each group. My plan is to add these films to the previous competition's top 25 to produce a list of 40 films, without "rescuing" any other films from round 1, but we'll see. That might end up being unfair to some great film, but I don't think I'll be changing my mind.
So vote now, you can't fix it later. (Unless you can.)
Here are the groups. As further "proof" that this competition is to be more democratic than the first one, and is not so much intended to be my top ten as it is a group effort, consider that I never would have included films like Mystery Men, The Running Man, or Bull Durham if I were only listing my own favorites. So vote, damnit. And remember you can always suggest a film for the next competition, assuming there is one.
The Running Man
Duck, You Sucker (also known as A Fistful of Dynamite)
The Wizard of Oz
The Brother from Another Planet
The Killer Inside Me
Picnic at Hanging Rock
A Life Aquatic
To Kill a Mockingbird
Night of the Hunter
On the Waterfront