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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 1970s: Round 5 - Group 8 of 16

    During the fifth round of The Great Movie Tournament, please vote for one film you would like to move onto the next round. The top film 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):


    The Godfather (1972)
    Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

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    Animal House (1978)
    Directed by John Landis

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    The Godfather
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    Yeah remember how I said yesterday there are no easy choices left at this point. This is one, for sure. AH should not even be here at this stage, let alone challenge arguably one of the best films ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Yeah remember how I said yesterday there are no easy choices left at this point. This is one, for sure. AH should not even be here at this stage, let alone challenge arguably one of the best films ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Yeah remember how I said yesterday there are no easy choices left at this point. This is one, for sure. AH should not even be here at this stage, let alone challenge arguably one of the best films ever made.
    Yeah but I'll choose Animal House all day, every day.
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    Animal House is not fit to lick the boots of The Godfather.

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    Animal House for sure.
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    Was it over when the Germans bombed pearl harbor?
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    The meeting between Michael and Sollozo is one of the most captivating things I've ever seen on film. You can see the weight of what he's about to do physically manifest itself on Michael's face.

    Truly a masterpiece.


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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Was it over when the Germans bombed pearl harbor?
    Germans?
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Was it over when the Germans bombed pearl harbor?
    Germans?
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    Godfather - can't believe Animal House even has a single vote is this one.
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    8 votes for Animal House? That's a joke, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    8 votes for Animal House? That's a joke, right?
    Someone's going to end up on double secret probation.
    Alright, we'll call it a draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    8 votes for Animal House? That's a joke, right?
    I wish it was a joke.

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    Honestly, don't care for movies that romanticize organized crime. I'd rather laugh.
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    Not gonna debate that it glorifies violence, but just judging it off of that is an undersell. It does storytelling so well on both an intimate and operatic level.

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    Some might say there's not much distance between Dean Wormer and an organized crime boss.
    Alright, we'll call it a draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Not gonna debate that it glorifies violence, but just judging it off of that is an undersell. It does storytelling so well on both an intimate and operatic level.
    I wouldn't say I "just judged" it on that. It was just the deciding factor. I have voted for it in every round up to now. If these two movies were on tv at the same time, no doubt about it I would watch Animal House. Thus it gets my vote. Several people have stated or implied that Animal House doesn't deserve a single vote, and I am just explaining why I disagree.

    For the record, I do have the Godfather trilogy on Blu-ray (it was a blind buy, based on its reputation), while I did enjoy the movie(s), I have no desire to ever see them again.
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    The Godfather has 70% of the votes. There's no chance of Animal House moving on.

    By default I voted for Animal House because I'm one of the few that didn't care for The Godfather. I've thought about trying to give it another shot, but honestly I highly doubt I will, there's so many other films I'd rather watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Not gonna debate that it glorifies violence, but just judging it off of that is an undersell. It does storytelling so well on both an intimate and operatic level.
    I wouldn't say I "just judged" it on that. It was just the deciding factor. I have voted for it in every round up to now. If these two movies were on tv at the same time, no doubt about it I would watch Animal House. Thus it gets my vote. Several people have stated or implied that Animal House doesn't deserve a single vote, and I am just explaining why I disagree.
    That's fair enough. Hyperbolic statement aside, I think we were more in utter disbelief that AH was level with in votes against one of the greatest films of all time.

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    The Godfather is as much about family as it is organized crime.

    That's like saying Rocky is just about boxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    The Godfather has 70% of the votes. There's no chance of Animal House moving on.

    By default I voted for Animal House because I'm one of the few that didn't care for The Godfather. I've thought about trying to give it another shot, but honestly I highly doubt I will, there's so many other films I'd rather watch.
    I love films and am giving this another watch this weeekend. I watched it when I was young. And felt the same as you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    I love films and am giving this another watch this weekend. I watched it when I was young. And felt the same as you...
    Hell yeah, go for it. Try and forget about all the outside noise before you watch it. Forget about 'Best Movie of All Time', forget about how Important or Influential it may be, forget about people like me blabbering on and on about it. Just embrace the film on its own terms.

    Looking forward to hearing how you enjoyed it this time around.

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