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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 1990s: Round 3 - Group 14 of 32

    During the third round of The Great Movie Tournament, please vote for up to two films you would like to move onto the next round. The top two films will be moving on. Keep in mind that the percentage of the vote a given film receives will determine its standing going forward.

    The poll will run for seven days. Discussion is greatly encouraged!

    The nominees are (please let me know if any video doesn't play for you):


    Scream (1996)
    Directed by Wes Craven

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    From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
    Directed by Robert Rodriguez

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    Clerks (1994)
    Directed by Kevin Smith

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    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
    Directed by Anthony Minghella

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    Oh no, another group where all my favorites are lumped together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    Oh no, another group where all my favorites are lumped together.
    did you watch Plein Soleil by René Clément?

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    Guys, come on. You have to see The Talented Mr. Ripley.

    There's no reason it should be in 4th place in one of the weaker brackets. Scream is a fun horror film, From Dusk till Dawn is enjoyable as well and Clerks is a cult classic that I've never really understood all the praise for, but The Talented Mr. Ripley is a beautifully made film packed with some awesome performances. Please track this one down after the tournament.

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    Clerks is my favorite of this bunch. Just so fun
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    Actually a really close race for second here. Should be interesting.

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    Still a very close race for second.

    Also:

    http://collider.com/tom-ripley-tv-se...even-zaillian/
    In the age of anti-hero TV, it’s almost surprising we haven’t gotten a Tom Ripley series yet. But Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian is on it with Deadline reporting that Zaillian plans to adapt Patricia Highsmith’s novels focusing on the sociopath anti-hero. No network has signed on yet, but sources tell Deadline that this will likely be a straight-to-series order with Zaillian writing and directing most of the first season’s episodes.

    Per Deadline, “Zaillian will use the five novels written by Highsmith — The Talented Mrs. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley’s Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley and Ripley Underwater — as a road map to show Ripley’s progression from con artist to serial killer.”

    The larger question is whether or not audiences still have an appetite for this kind of character. Obviously, the Tom Ripley character has endured for decades (The Talented Mr. Ripley was first published in 1955), but in the TV landscape, anti-heroes are a dime a dozen, so I’m curious what Zaillian is going to do to make his series stand out apart from name recognition. While The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, and Ripley’s Game have all been adapted, only 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley could arguably be called a hit having earned $128.8 million at the box office off a $40 million budget and earning five Oscar nominations.

    That being said, if you play out the character over a longer time frame and you have the luxury of a road map for where you want him to go, there might be something there, so it’s not surprising that networks are eager to give this series a go, especially when they can say “From the writer of Schindler’s List and The Night Of”.

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    I'd love to see that.

    One of the more underrated performances in The Talented Mr. Ripley is Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Nobody ever talks about how good he was in that film.

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    The poll has closed. The following two titles are moving on to the next round:
    1. Scream (65.22%)
    2. From Dusk till Dawn (43.48%)

    And the following two titles have been eliminated:
    1. Clerks (39.13%)
    2. The Talented Mr. Ripley (34.78%)

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    What is it about From Dusk till Dawn? It's an okay movie but both of the eliminated ones are much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    What is it about From Dusk till Dawn? It's an okay movie but both of the eliminated ones are much better.
    No clue. I'm a big QT fan, but he can't act for shit. The film is average at best. The only reason to watch it is for this one scene.


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    I love it. But then again I'm a huge Robert Rodriguez and Tarantino fan. Is it their best movie, no way, but it's a very enjoyable film. Not sad it moved on, but I do wish Clerks had moved on instead.
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    Agree with Heather19
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