Round Two: Godfather vs. Schindler; Beauty vs. Cuckoo CLOSED

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Which Best Picture-winning dramas should advance?

Poll ended at Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:57 am

The Godfather (1972) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
10
10%
The Godfather (1972) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
10
10%
The Godfather (1972) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
10
10%
The Godfather (1972) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
10
10%
The Godfather (1972) and American Beauty (1999)
4
4%
The Godfather (1972) and American Beauty (1999)
4
4%
The Godfather (1972) and American Beauty (1999)
4
4%
The Godfather (1972) and American Beauty (1999)
4
4%
Schindler's List (1993) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
8
8%
Schindler's List (1993) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
8
8%
Schindler's List (1993) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
8
8%
Schindler's List (1993) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
8
8%
Schindler's List (1993) and American Beauty (1999)
3
3%
Schindler's List (1993) and American Beauty (1999)
3
3%
Schindler's List (1993) and American Beauty (1999)
3
3%
Schindler's List (1993) and American Beauty (1999)
3
3%
 
Total votes : 100

Round Two: Godfather vs. Schindler; Beauty vs. Cuckoo CLOSED

Postby Luhks on Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:57 am

Matchup One: The Godfather vs. Schindler's List
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The Godfather (1972)
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Written by: Mario Puzo (novel) and Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Richard S. Castellano, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Abe Vigoda, Al Lettieri, Sterling Hayden
Academy Awards: 3 wins, Best Picture, Actor, Adapted Screenplay; 8 nominations, Best Director, Supporting Actor (3), Film Editing, Musical Score, Sound, Costume Design
IMDB Ranking: #2; TSPDT Ranking: #6; AFI Ranking: #2

Schindler’s List (1993)
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Thomas Keneally (book) and Steve Zaillian
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
Academy Awards: 7 wins, Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Art Direction, Original Score; 5 nominations, Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Costume Design. Makeup, Sound
IMDB Ranking: #7; TSPDT Ranking: #212; AFI Ranking: #8


Matchup Two: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest vs. American Beauty
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Directed by: Milos Forman
Written by: Ken Kesey (novel), Dale Wasserman (play), Lawrence Hauben, and Bo Goldman
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Danny Devito, Christopher Lloyd
Academy Awards: 5 wins, Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Adapted Screenplay; 4 nominations, Best Supporting Actor, Film Editing, Cinematography, Original Score
IMDB Ranking: #8; TSPDT Ranking: #131; AFI Ranking: #33

American Beauty (1999)
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Written by: Alan Ball
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Benning, Chris Cooper, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari
Academy Awards: 5 wins, Best Picture, Director, Actor, Original Screenplay, Cinematography; 3 nominations, Best Actress, Film Editing, Original Score
IMDB Ranking: #38; TSPDT Ranking: #979

Next Poll: Four more Best Picture winners reduced to two.
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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby Finli Otego on Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:05 am

Jebus! This is terribly hard. I picked The Godfather and American Beauty.
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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby Magic Box on Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:13 am

Indeed, it's not getting any easier. :scared:

The Godfather and One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest
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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby Joshua on Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:17 am

:unsure:

Schindler's List and American Beauty
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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby dr mum on Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:26 am

God father and beauty

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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby Luhks on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:15 am

I think I'm going to go back to the old format for the next two matchups (two separate threads). I want to speed things up in the second round, but I don't want to clutter up the page too much.

My votes: The Godfather and One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby Iceman on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:29 am

The Godfather and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby DharmaFlashes08 on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:59 am

The Godfather and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby mom on Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:09 am

The Godfather & One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest . Hate to see American Beauty go :(
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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby oreilly on Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:08 am

Why no option for American Beauty and One Flew Over the Cuckoo`s Nest? That would be my option if I could vote for it.
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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby Luhks on Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:13 am

oreilly wrote:Why no option for American Beauty and One Flew Over the Cuckoo`s Nest? That would be my option if I could vote for it.


It's a tournament-style competition, with two head-to-head matchups here.

I'm going to split it onto separate threads next time, because I don't like the way this works (you can't do two polls on one thread).
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Re: Ultimate Best Picture, Round Two: Matchups One and Two

Postby dutchie on Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:40 am

Luhks wrote:
oreilly wrote:Why no option for American Beauty and One Flew Over the Cuckoo`s Nest? That would be my option if I could vote for it.


It's a tournament-style competition, with two head-to-head matchups here.

I'm going to split it onto separate threads next time, because I don't like the way this works (you can't do two polls on one thread).

Its a bit confusing.
Anyway, I voted for The Godfather and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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Re: Round Two: Godfather vs. Schindler; Beauty vs. Cuckoo's Nest

Postby HelloBrian on Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:02 pm

I didn't vote because I chose Cuckoo's Nest and American Beauty... :P
OK so I finally made myself choose and I went for
Godfather and Cuckoo's Nest
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Re: Round Two: Godfather vs. Schindler; Beauty vs. Cuckoo's Nest

Postby Luhks on Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:03 pm

Well, those two movies are going against each other.

EDIT: Wow, I did not expect Schindler's List to move ahead of The Godfather.

I guess The Godfather is not appreciated around here. Godfather Part II lost to Return of the freaking King, and now Schindler's List has pulled ahead of the original.
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Re: Round Two: Godfather vs. Schindler; Beauty vs. Cuckoo's Nest

Postby Brookie on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:45 am

[b]Schindler's List [/b]and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Two of my favorite films.

I like the Godfather pretty well, but the films that have been up against it so far I have just personally enjoyed better. Schindler's List was a very soul-stirring film (I have always been fascinated with WW2 history and the Holocaust) and it moves me to tears each and every time I watch it. It's almost painful to watch at some points, yet history deserves to be told and not shunned, no matter how painful that history might be.

And One Flew Over...has long been one of my favorite films. I like underdog stories and those with meanings that will sit with me for a while after I've gotten done watching the film. ;)
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