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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 1950s: 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 1950s.

    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):


    Rear Window (1954)
    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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    12 Angry Men (1957)
    Directed by Sidney Lumet

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    This is a tough one. Maybe I will rewatch RW first. (saw it 2 or 3 years ago), saw 12AM about 2 or 3 months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frik View Post
    Rear Window
    Yeah both are complete masterpieces, but just something about the production design and sound design in Rear Window, it elevates it for me.

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    As I mentioned in another thread, RW sweeps all the technical categories. What resonates for me with 12AM however are the themes, writing, metaphors etc.,

    Going with 12AM.
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    Two great films for the finale. I'm going with Rear Window, as that one's pretty hard to top for me. I know there was talk about the camera work 12 Angry Men in the semifinal thread, but I think these 2 are great to put up against each other. They both have interesting camera work, and both take place in smaller confined areas. Interesting to think about them side by side like that.
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    Damn, this ones a lot closer than I thought it'd be!
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    *bump* so it gets a few more votes...
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    Thanks for the bump.

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    Rear Window for the win!

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    Ironic, both movies are about a murder witnessed by a neighbor.
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    raise your hand if you wanted 12AM to win

    Let's get a little crazy.

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    I love that we were able to get this up to 20 votes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Ironic, both movies are about a murder witnessed by a neighbor.
    Coincidental, but not ironic.
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    12 Angry Men is one of the few movies I've actually seen from this decade. I remember watching it in my English class in 11th grade. I think we read the book as well. So figured I might as well vote for it.
    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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    We're tied with just minutes to go

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    The poll has closed tied. However, stated votes favored 12 Angry Men.

    It was very close yet again, but our winner of the seventh part of The Great Movie Tournament and the best film of the 1950s is 12 Angry Men (1957), directed by Sidney Lumet.


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    OMG. WHAT A COMEBACK.

    That's what I'm talking booooouuuuuuuutttttttttttt
    Let's get a little crazy.

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