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Nominations Wanted for Inaugural A2K Milm & Foovie Festival!

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2003 11:40 pm
The third man is seconded with joy - as is Dr Strangelove - I can second it, cos someone else nominated it, too.

And I second ehBeth's Woman on tthe Edge of a Nervous Breakdown.
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Tim King
 
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 11:14 pm
Okey dokey, three more are nominated: The Third Man, Dr. Strangelove and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. A good start, but hardly a festival. Others?
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maxsdadeo
 
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 11:35 pm
Cutch Bassidy and the Kundance Sid.

This is fun!
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 11:38 pm
This is wonderful you guys are wise and funny too.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 08:27 pm
dlowan - whatcha gonna wear for the proposed Women on the Verge showing?

am i allowed to second hamburger's nomination of The Apartment? it definitely has serious foovie sensibilities - a good film, yet not too 'uppity'.

i think as foovies as being like the best of restaurants - great food, but check the attitude at the door.
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LarryBS
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 09:40 pm
Goodfellas
American Graffiti
High Noon
Sunset Boulevard
The Best Years of Our Lives
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Tim King
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2003 02:14 am
Of course you can second, ehBeth. Anyone can nominate and anyone can challenge a nomination.

The Apartment is added to the lineup.

Others? Larry added some potential contenders.
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 01:47 pm
The Deer Hunter
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 09:09 pm
American Graffiti is my kinda foovie. A real movie, that can almost be viewed as straight out light entertainment. A fluffy film - a foovie!

(that would be a second)
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Fri 28 Feb, 2003 05:10 pm
I'd like to second "Good Fellas". And I'd like to nominate "Road Warrior"--highly entertaining, yet open to high-brow criticism of mythic dimension...
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Letty
 
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Reply Fri 28 Feb, 2003 06:18 pm
Oh, no. If we're going to be plebian, I nominate the original Mummy and the original Body Snatchers...Are we there yet? Laughing
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 28 Feb, 2003 08:35 pm
I second Brother, Where Art Thou, and did Casablanca ever get seconded?

What about Amelie? And Smoke? And Do the Right Thing? They all seemed to play forever in the cinema when they were released (Amelie has only just been taken off the screen after having ran for more than a full year), which should prove they are good "movies". I think both Amelie and Smoke should also both easily qualify as good films - originality of idea and acting, beautifully and appropriately shot, great dialogue, and a mood that lingers on long after the details of the storyline have been forgotten (I am one to associate "movies" with plotline and "films" with mood or mode).

Do The Right Thing probably a more controversial choice, but I do think that, successful as it was as a movie (suspenseful, entertaining), it deserves great praise as a film as well for how it shot an important issues in our face with street-cred acuteness without ever becoming simplistic - and I remember impressive acting (been a while that I saw it, though).

Spike Lee should be up with Wim Wenders and Kieslowski for some prize for the most uneven filming achievements, by the way.
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Raggedyaggie
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2003 04:53 pm
Hi: You need some "oldies" here, too. I could list 100 Oldies, but I won't bore you young guys and gals. So, how about:

The Philadelphia Story - You've got to have one with Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart

All About Eve - You can't leave Bette Davis out of this festival, now can you? Now, that had dialogue.

And what about a "newbie"? Moonstruck. Laughing Loved Cher's makeover and oh, that music and glorious New York? And that great family.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2003 07:03 pm
ohhhhh, i'll second The Philadelphia Story. I love films with annoying sisters. Wasn't there one of those in My Man Godfrey as well?
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bree
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2003 09:23 pm
I'll second All About Eve (one of my top ten favorite movies) and Moonstruck (one of the best-ever New York movies).

My nomination is Tom Jones. The fact that it's based on a classic 18th-century novel gives it "film" credentials, but it's so much fun, it's also very much a "movie".
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LarryBS
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2003 09:33 pm
Vertigo and The Philadelphia Story are both deserving.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2003 09:49 pm
I like "Do The Right Thing" here, too.
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