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    But your not a big Star Wars fan Brice. Not to mention, you haven't looked at the effect on films that Star Wars and Empire had with regards to their special effects.
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    Oh, I've looked at it. I just don't feel it matters that much. Aesthetic is god in these types of contests for me. And I don't think I ever said I didn't like them. I actually liked this one okay. It just isn't that great IMO...or at least there are ALOT of much greater films.
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    Like I said, you're not a Star Wars fan. No Star Wars fan could say that "there are ALOT of much greater films". You just have to trust me on that one dude. Let me ask you though, what is YOUR number 1, favorite film of all the films you have seen. Mine is Seven Samurai, hands down and no question.
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    I'd have to think a bit on which was singularly my favorite.
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    Now I'd be curious to know what everyone would list for the their picks for "best movie of all time" since a lot of people wouldn't put these two up here, yet somehow they're the ones that made it on. I might make a thread if no one's opposed. I know there's the 50 favorite movies thread, but I know personally my top films for best movie would not necessarily be my all time favorites.
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    I'm starting a new thread already. Check it out, but it's going to take some thinking.

    http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...ead.php?t=6748
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    Am I the only one who thinks the Star Wars movies sucked? All of them? And I'm SpaceMaN!

    Shawshank is a great movie of hope and truth and yes, redemption. Just so happens that it is my favorite movie of all time, followed closely by Aladdin, (yes, that Aladdin), Blazing Saddles, See No Evil Hear No Evil, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, etc., mostly comedies, as is my taste.

    What I'm wondering is why all the old school movies aren't considered BMOAT, i.e., Casablanca, Gone With The Wind, Citizen Kane, etc....
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    Some of those very titles were in the original vote, but didn't advance.

    And no, you're not the only one who disliked Star Wars. Now if I could get your name and address so you can be eliminated from the gene pool. We don't need those genes floating around as they are obviously defective, as evidenced by your dislike of one of the greatest films in the world.
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    Ah.

    I got nothing against the Star Wars films, I just didn't like the cheesy effects and how everyone made a huge deal about them, and I know people will probably hate me, and have every right to, but I'd rather watch grass grow than a Star Wars film. As for my genes, don't worry about those spreading, they have a process that prevents that.
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    What you must remember with regard to the special effects is how much the Star Wars films advanced effects. Nearly everything they did had never been done before and didn't have any way of being done. The effects guys literally had to invent the way they created the effects. You should watch some of the older science fiction films to get an appreciation for what Star Wars did for the film world. Add to that the marketing aspect, which was virtually nonexistent and it was a HUGE influence on the world we live in now. The "cheesy" effects that you mention were leaps and bounds beyond anything that had been done at that time.

    I read something not long ago that rings true. If it was invented after you were born, it is technology; if it was invented before your birth, it's always been there as far as you're concerned. People today look at Star Wars and other groundbreaking films and say "looks like not much" because they grew up with those films being on video and have seen so much more come along that is built on the shoulders of the groundbreaking films. Those films are their barometer for advances, not the groundbreakers.
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    Tight race so far...
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    The Empire Strikes Back isn't even my favorite Star Wars movie so it can't get my vote for best movie of all time.

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    Unfortunately, I won't be voting in the final round. I just don't feel either film is deserving of the BMOAT title.

    Star Wars is a great trilogy and Empire is the best of the bunch, but The Lord of the Rings trilogy pretty much destroys it in every category. IMO of course.

    I love Shawshank, but it really shouldn't even sniff the top 50 of most lists such as these. I'm not even sure it's the best film adapted from King's material.

    Well, it was fun anyway. Great Job Feev running the thread. I know it must not have been easy, but you did a real nice job.

    *starts the slow crowd clap used in most films*


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    I'm surprised that it came down to these two movies. I voted for Shawshank. It is in my own personal top five movies of all time so good on ya!

    Thanks feev for setting this up and seeing it to the finish. Good f'n times for sures!



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    Yeah, thanks Feev for putting this all together.

    Sam, I hear you. I'm surprised by the Star Wars haters myself. The irony is that I was born in 82 and am still impressed with Empire in comparison to modern special effects. Might elaborate more on that later or might not. It would probably fall on deaf ears in this thread.

    Anyways, I'm glad it came down to these two.

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    feevie, feevie, he's our man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
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    Feev is the man. Very nice work on seeing all of this through!

    Regardless of my feelings on the results, the process itself has been a lot of fun, especially all the debate about what makes for a "best" movie. It's always fun to try to objectify the subjective.

    Thanks to everyone who participated and if anyone still hasn't voted in the final, what the hell are you waiting for?

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    *Bump!
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
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    Shawshank is not my BMOAT, but I have no problem with it winning this contest. Since this is not my personal list, and noone elses for that matter. It is what a vote is all about. Everyone voted for their favorite movie, but not everyones movie can win. Its all very personal anyway. What I think is awesome, others might think is trash and vice versa. No biggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feverishparade View Post
    http://www.empireonline.com/500/96.asp

    Look at numbers 3 and 4.

    this just reinforces the reason to stratify by time period. too many excellent pre 1960 movies get shortchanged because they came to the theatre before the voters were born and too many mediocre post 1980 schlock is given undue weight.

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    That list is compromised of movies from all time periods, check it out.

    Besides, as someone pointed out in the main BMOAT page - It wouldn't be the best movie of all time if we did it by decades, right?
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    Here's the current top 10 from imdb.com's list, the only poll I know of that's perpetually ongoing:

    1. The Shawshank Redemption
    2. The Godfather
    3. The Godfather: Part II
    4. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo., Il (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly)
    5. The Dark Knight
    6. Pulp Fiction
    7. Schindler's List
    8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    9. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
    10. 12 Angry Men

    and look, what's that waaaay down there? I can barely make it out!
































    169. The Princess Bride

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    Glad to see TDK getting recognition across several different movie boards.



    P.S - The poll closes tomorrow!
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    I'm going to be sad when this is all over. Despite me not agreeing with how it turned out, it was alot of fun.
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