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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 1960s: Final

    For the eighth and final round of The Great Movie Tournament, please vote for one film you would like to win the tournament and be declared the best film of the 1960s.

    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):


    Psycho (1960)
    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    Directed by Stanley Kubrick

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    Holy shit I knew this was coming but all I can do is stare at my choices
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    Not my idea of a 60's final pairing but they are two classic movies.
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    I like these final two choices the more I think about them within the context of a 60s Tournament.
    They are almost perfect bookends.
    One shocked the world and changed film forever.
    One went beyond anything anyone had ever seen and also changed film forever.
    One "Horror" and one "Sci-Fi" but both transcended genres.
    Both made by two of the greatest filmmakers ever.

    I remember watching Psycho for the first time thinking damn! I have to see every film EVER now and 2001 has kept me on that path.
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    Jeremiah 9:17

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    I love Psycho, itís one of those classics that ignited my love for film and classic film specifically. But 2001 feels like a better choice to be number one and represent the decade, especially since I think Hitchcock has better films in earlier decades that could potentially win and represent him in our eventual all-time final.

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    Two classics, love them both dearly, but have to go with my personal #1 since forever - 2001 : A Space Odyssey.

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    Damn... two masterpieces. Two films emblematic of their era. Two masters of the craft.

    I'm going to sit on this one for a while...
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    Definitely Psycho for me.
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    Planet of the Apes - please!
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    Psycho.

    I went with the more watchable, accessible film.

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    Still Planet Of The Apes for me
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    I was utterly disappointed with 2001 back when I watched it as a kid in the 70's, and it hasn't gotten any better the few times I've watched it over the years thinking it might get better with my age. And, I'm sorry to say, ditto for Psycho; it might have been the wow new thing when first released but I never cared for it. So I guess I'll abstain from the final round of voting :-(
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    Tied and I still can't vote.
    Something else about these two contenders is the outstanding music used in both.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Tied and I still can't vote.
    Me either I wonder if I have time to watch both before the poll ends...
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    Some interesting ideas here...
    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

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    And in that vein:


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    I love Renegade Cut.


    This guy has analyzed Kubrick's films for years. I don't always agree but there are some good insights.



    He's done multiple other shorter pieces, one I watched recently about the significance of the 7 diamonds split into 5 and 2. Yeah, I know it sounds crazy but Kubrick's films are really, really weird when analyzed to death.



    Psycho got the works too....

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

    Jeremiah 9:17

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    Nice. Imma watch all these later today when I get home.
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

    Jeremiah 9:17

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    I can appreciate Mae's reasoning here. A greatest movie tournament spanning decades should include a Kubrick film but it should also include a Hitchcock as well. Vertigo could win the 50s and Notorious could win the 40s or at the very least be a contender. And Kubrick could also win the 50s with Paths of Glory. I will probably vote at the very last minute.
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    Jeremiah 9:17

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    I honestly don't see a Kubrick film even close to winning the 1950s, but Hitchcock totally could have a shot at everything from the 1950s and back, even the 1920s (The Lodger).

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    We're not the only ones debating...

    https://www.flickchart.com/discussio.../vs/390B369BD5

    I agree so much with that first comment...."There is no other matchup that would be more difficult. "
    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

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    See another thing that sucks about this is that there never was a year zero so the actual true end of the 1950s is the year 1960 but nobody recognizes that for some reason. @#$%^!! I just don't want to do what I know I should, damn.
    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

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    Psycho for the win obvs.

    "There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is,
    a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven."

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