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  • The Empire Strikes Back

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  • The Shawshank Redemption

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Thread: BMOAT - FINAL!

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    Default BMOAT - FINAL!



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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    All those tough choices, and it comes down to a fast, simple answer.
    Beyond the scope of light, beyond the reach of Dark. . . what could possibly await us?
    And yet, we seek it, insatiably. Such is our fate. . .

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    It won't be so simple for some of the others.... myself included
    Death comes for all us all... but you first!

    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Simple choice for me.

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    same for me
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    No offence intended , but these are the two finals?

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    http://www.empireonline.com/500/96.asp

    Look at numbers 3 and 4.

    Death comes for all us all... but you first!

    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    I am stunned, but ok....if I have to choose which one I think is the "better film" here, and I dont happen to be a fan of the films, I'd vote Star Wars. If it were on the other hand a personal choice (which film I'd rather watch) Shawshank hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinda View Post
    No offence intended , but these are the two finals?
    Yeah, I'm with ya there. After this is all done, I'll find some "best of" lists from around the web and media and see how we chose compared to them, just for fun.

    About the final itself, I mean, this IS a Stephen King site, what do you think is gonna win?

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    I know who I voted for, BUT... neither of these films is in my short list for BMOAT. Empire is in my top ten, but it ain't #1 now or ever and Shawshank is even farther down the list.
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    how the hell did this happen?

    i demand a recount haha
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    These are definitely not my top two movies of all time

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    me neither... but I'm still gonna vote!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spencer View Post
    Yeah, I'm with ya there. After this is all done, I'll find some "best of" lists from around the web and media and see how we chose compared to them, just for fun.
    About %90 of the movies that made it to the post season in our tournament are within the first 50 of Empire's Top 500 Movies of all Time. (check the link I provided above)

    The Shawshank Redemption and The Empire Strikes Back are 4th and 3rd place, respectively, so this final is not as farfetched as some may think.
    Death comes for all us all... but you first!

    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by feverishparade View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Spencer View Post
    Yeah, I'm with ya there. After this is all done, I'll find some "best of" lists from around the web and media and see how we chose compared to them, just for fun.
    About %90 of the movies that made it to the post season in our tournament are within the first 50 of Empire's Top 500 Movies of all Time. (check the link I provided above)

    The Shawshank Redemption and The Empire Strikes Back are 4th and 3rd place, respectively, so this final is not as farfetched as some may think.
    I wasn't surprised at all. Both titles have extreme gravitas but for different reasons.

    Everybody should vote, even if these aren't their personal favorites.

    For me, I had to go with Empire Strikes Back.

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    Empire's top 500 movies of all time is off too in my opinion. Jaws certainly ranks in the top ten since it had such a huge impact on the current movie world. It was the first huge summer blockbuster in a world without summer blockbusters. But Shawshank and Empire Strikes Back above Jaws, no. And this is coming from a HUGE Star Wars nut who can quote damn near the entire original trilogy.

    Raiders of the Lost Ark is #2? and The fucking Godfather at #1?!? That list needs some serious renovations.
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    *snicker* yeah Clockwork and Pulp Fiction am I right ?

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    yeah here's my thought on that. if everythign were put aside. how they affected future movies, etc, and compared them, how would yo rate them? btw that means if night of the living dead affected so many movies, then it can be the only zombie film (unless there was an earlier oen that didn't infuence it).
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    And yet, we seek it, insatiably. Such is our fate. . .

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    If I think something is boring, I'm not gonna say it's one of the best films of all time, just because it influenced great films. that gives it a high ranking, but it's not The Shit.
    (btw you can probably guess, Jaws didn't do anythign for me)
    Beyond the scope of light, beyond the reach of Dark. . . what could possibly await us?
    And yet, we seek it, insatiably. Such is our fate. . .

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    I find these as the top two a bit surprising, myself. Though I definitely see Empire in the top five, I wouldn't have placed Shawshank there at all. And let's be honest, The Godfather Part II beats the original everytime. Hands down.
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    I would have put Empire in my top ten for sure, but from an entertainment AND affect on the industry stand point I'm not sure where it would land. I rather think Jaws would be in the top ten as well. I wish you could have seen it Razz (heck I wish I could have too). From what I was told, Jaws had people so afraid of the water that they were scared of getting in the tub. Now THAT"S an impact. But then you've got films like Gojira and Dr. No that have created film franchises that continue to this day. Oh well.
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    Shawshank is my BMOAT, though I voted Empire through most of the contest.



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    I love Shawshank, but my love for Star Wars is stronger. So...Empire.

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    Empire wouldn't make MY top 100...or even top 1,000.
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    ...and it is my favorite of the Star Wars movies.
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