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    Default The Great Movie Tournament: Overall Event Overview

    Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I start this particular thread, as it will serve as the launchpad for The Great Movie Tournament, our endeavor to go through each of the ten decades of film and yes, it will take a long time. For reference, here is the original announcement/discussion thread. All further announcements and discussion can be had in this thread, and this first post will be continually updated with the schedules and links for all of the tournament polls.

    As it stands, and as discussed previously, the goal is to go through each decade of film, starting with the three latest (the 1990s, the 2000s, and the 2010s). We will then go back in reverse order through the 1980s, the 1970s, the 1960s, the 1950s, the 1940s, the 1930s, and the 1920s (perhaps along with the 1910s for good measure). At the end, each of the ten winners will face-off with one another in a round-robin ranking/tournament to determine the ultimate film of all time. Each decade should take us about four months to do as has been our average with these types of tournaments. That means two decades a year for five years. I know, it sounds daunting, and I hope we all make it to the end (if I don't for whatever reason, I would hope someone picks it up and gets it over the finish line).

    So the preliminary (rough) overall schedule is as follows:

    1990s: February 2019 - May 2019
    2000s: August 2019 - November 2019

    2010s: February 2020 - May 2020
    1980s: August 2020 - November 2020

    1970s: February 2021 - May 2021
    1960s: August 2021 - November 2021

    1950s: February 2022 - May 2022
    1940s: August 2022 - November 2022

    1930s: February 2023 - May 2023
    1920s: August 2023 - November 2023

    Tournament Final: January/February 2024

    The 1990s


    The 2000s


    Last edited by mae; 07-15-2019 at 08:23 AM.

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    Thanks for organizing this, Mae, and making it easy for us to do the "easy" part.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    Thanks for organizing this, Mae, and making it easy for us to do the "easy" part.
    It's honestly my pleasure and I hope this gets everyone to watch some great movies they haven't seen in a while or always been meaning to.

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    Hopefully after Oscars season. Gotta prioritize!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    Hopefully after Oscars season. Gotta prioritize!

    I feel you. This is my list of movies to watch in the next two months.


    Paddington 2 - Jan 12
    Black Panther - Feb 16
    Annihilation - Feb 23
    The Death of Stalin - March 9
    Thoroughbreds - March 9
    Love, Simon - March 16
    Isle of Dogs - March 29
    Revenge - May 11
    Book Club - May 18
    First Reformed - May 18
    American Animals - June 1
    Won't You Be My Neighbour? - June 8
    Damsel - June 22
    Three Identical Strangers - June 29
    Sorry To Bother You - July 6
    Eighth Grade - July 13
    Nico 1988 - August 1
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post - August 3
    BlacKKKlansman - August 10
    The Wife - August 17
    The Little Stranger - August 30
    Mandy - September 14
    Colette - September 21
    The Sisters Brothers - September 21
    the Old Man and The Gun - September 28
    Bad Times at the El Royale - October 12
    First Man - October 12
    Can You Ever Forgive Me? - October 19
    Galveston - October 19
    Boy Erased - November 2
    Widows - November 16
    Vice
    If Beale STreet Could Talk
    Burning
    Cold War
    Capernum
    Shoplifters
    Never Look Away
    You Were Never Really Here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    Hopefully after Oscars season. Gotta prioritize!

    I feel you. This is my list of movies to watch in the next two months.


    Paddington 2 - Jan 12
    Black Panther - Feb 16
    Annihilation - Feb 23
    The Death of Stalin - March 9
    Thoroughbreds - March 9
    Love, Simon - March 16
    Isle of Dogs - March 29
    Revenge - May 11
    Book Club - May 18
    First Reformed - May 18
    American Animals - June 1
    Won't You Be My Neighbour? - June 8
    Damsel - June 22
    Three Identical Strangers - June 29
    Sorry To Bother You - July 6
    Eighth Grade - July 13
    Nico 1988 - August 1
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post - August 3
    BlacKKKlansman - August 10
    The Wife - August 17
    The Little Stranger - August 30
    Mandy - September 14
    Colette - September 21
    The Sisters Brothers - September 21
    the Old Man and The Gun - September 28
    Bad Times at the El Royale - October 12
    First Man - October 12
    Can You Ever Forgive Me? - October 19
    Galveston - October 19
    Boy Erased - November 2
    Widows - November 16
    Vice
    If Beale STreet Could Talk
    Burning
    Cold War
    Capernum
    Shoplifters
    Never Look Away
    You Were Never Really Here
    You Were Never Really Here needs to move to the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    You Were Never Really Here needs to move to the top.

    It's chronological. The site I was using for release dates didn't have it. Added it after when I realized it. Haven't looked up the date yet, but I'm pretty sure it was April something.
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    While I wait for this tournament to start, I figured I would go ahead and start putting together a list of my favorite films from 2000-2009. I went and dug out the thread from this very forum. I found my list, and it will be a nice starting point for me, not to mention looking at what other people put on their list.

    However, that's not why I'm posting this link. Feev not once, but twice promised to put together a list of his favorite films of the decade and never did.

    You've had 10 years, my dude. Where that list at? We demand a list!

    http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...-of-the-decade

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    There's also this thread: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...s-of-2000-2009 I should probably merge them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    There's also this thread: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...s-of-2000-2009 I should probably merge them.
    That's the one I thought I linked. Not sure what happened.

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    They've been merged

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    They've been merged
    Oh, I gotcha.

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    I've barely survived a great shock now - I had a very clear, absolutely real idea, that there was no 12 Monkeys among the nominations. As soon as I got home I ran to check - and luckily, of course, it was there very early on the list. But it definitely cost me tons of those neurons or whatever they are

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    And we are live, folks! The first polls just went up! To anyone new to the process, please make sure to not vote more than the specified amount of titles per poll (six during the first round). You can vote for less, but please do not vote for more.

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    Voted. Glad to see this thing rolling along. And thanks again Mae. This is an awesome undertaking.

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    Yes, big thanks to Mae for putting in all the work.

    Best of luck, Scherie Murray!

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    It's a lot of work, but it's fun work. Please check the schedule in the first post and make sure to come back for all the upcoming polls. Each one runs for seven days so everyone should get a chance.

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    Also worth pointing out is the newly-created section for The Great Movie Tournament under the Past Tournaments sub-forum. This is an archive area for all of our previous events and I've already moved the announcement and the 1990s nominations threads there for posterity. They're still fully accessible there and you can post replies if you like. To keep things tidy-ish here at The Gem, poll threads will also be moved there shortly after the polls close and the titles moving on announced.

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    Keep up the great work, Mae. Let me know if you need my help in any way.

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    Yes thank you. These are great fun. Although after my birthdate (1976) I liked the movies but don't like a single one I can think of before hand....
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    good grief...
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    Great work, Mae.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookwhoitis View Post
    good grief...
    I know, it's the most ambitious thing ever attempted in the history of online polls, and I'm not even sure I would be able to see it through five years. But I'll damn well try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Yes thank you. These are great fun. Although after my birthdate (1976) I liked the movies but don't like a single one I can think of before hand....
    What even these?....

    Jaws (1975)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    The Godfather (1972)
    The Godfather Part 2 (1974)
    The Exorcist (1973)


    Quote Originally Posted by Lookwhoitis View Post
    good grief...
    My thoughts exactly.
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    Thanks Mae! I know how much work goes into these, and this one is a huge endeavour. I wish we could do it all at once because I'm a huge fan of classic films. I don't want to wait years to get to them



    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Yes thank you. These are great fun. Although after my birthdate (1976) I liked the movies but don't like a single one I can think of before hand....
    What! Hitchcock... Orson Welles... 2 of the best directors. There's nothing you like by them?
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