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Thread: The Great Movie Tournament - 1960s: Octofinal 2 of 8

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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 1960s: Octofinal 2 of 8

    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):


    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

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    Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    Directed by George A. Romero

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    This one could be close. Night of the Living Dead was leading at one point.

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    This is a really tough one. I wish both could move on. I'll have to think about it for a bit.
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    Night of the Living Dead has had more of an impact on the world and was one of the first horror films I can recall seeing and will still continue to watch it and enjoy. PotA is also very influential and I love the Twilight Zone-esque ending (I have to believe that was part of Serling's initial screenplay but I haven't read the book so I'm not sure) but seeing a little girl kill and eat her parents? Come on! What's better than that? Also, that NotLD ending is brilliant. The role was written for a white man but they went with a black actor and just said make all the characters simply ignore or not even acknowledge that he is black. This was a genius bit of film making. A movie where the lead/hero was a competent black man? In those days? Without the mention of his race in the film. Still impresses me.

    Personal note, this was one of the first movies I showed my nephew because he was already into zombies at a young age. He was as engrossed as I was when I first watched it and he cried at that ending. It's still a very potent film.

    Now all the PotA voters can yell at me.
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    I never read the book but when I was a kid I read a short story "By the Rivers of Babylon". When I saw the Planet of the Apes I thought it was based on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker View Post
    I never read the book but when I was a kid I read a short story "By the Rivers of Babylon". When I saw the Planet of the Apes I thought it was based on that.
    Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    but seeing a little girl kill and eat her parents? Come on! What's better than that?
    A PLANET run by APES!!!!!!!
    Duh!!!
    Aw man I see your point but I had PotA dolls and action figures and lunchbox etc.
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    “Live to the point of tears.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker View Post
    I never read the book but when I was a kid I read a short story "By the Rivers of Babylon". When I saw the Planet of the Apes I thought it was based on that.
    I think it was "By the Waters of Babylon" - I teach it in my sophomore English class. Great story. The film though is loosely based on Pierre Boulle's novel, the original title of which is Monkey Planet. He also wrote The Bridge Over the River Kwai, another great film.
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    Oops. Having been listen to Ronstadt lately. Her fault!
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    You convinced me Tommy, I just voted for Night of the Living Dead. That ending has always stuck with me. I watched an interesting documentary about the making of the film recently. I think it was called Birth of the Living Dead. I'd definitely recommend it if you haven't seen it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    You convinced me Tommy, I just voted for Night of the Living Dead. That ending has always stuck with me. I watched an interesting documentary about the making of the film recently. I think it was called Birth of the Living Dead. I'd definitely recommend it if you haven't seen it yet.
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    The poll has closed. Planet of the Apes moves on and Night of the Living Dead is eliminated.

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