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Live Poll: Back to the Ancestors

This is a suggestion to debate about. 35 possibillities, I took one in as example. It's about traveling 100 years back in time to show the folks a movie that you want them to see.

So what movie would you like them to see?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022536035/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/CFDZOTXtP90/

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Il y a 4 y

I wonder, if I should cut the first part of the intro?

P.S.:
35 possibilities means 35 different users.

Only one per user.First 34 users picks are near to be chosen.
Presentation by your username in the list as suggester.
Please choose wisely. :D No guarantee to be the chosen one. ;))

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The movie has to be from the 2018 Top-250-movie list of IMDb.

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Il y a 4 y

Great idea! :)

Corrections: 

According to the German wikipedia site, the first commercial cinematic presentation for an audience was 123 years ago in 1895 a.d. on bioskop-format in the Berliner Wintergarten in Berlin, Germany. 

Worldwide: Doc Brown lends you his DeLorean with a proper flux capacitor and two loads of plutonium to travel 100 years back in time to the year 1918when movies were young, and then back.

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Thank you, I corrected it. :D

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Added ... and tell us later ...
What do you think about that?

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That's very interesting and reminds me of a (real) story Béla Balázs told in his book "The Spirit of Film" (1930). It's about a man who was considered an intellectual and was always up to-date with the latest cultural and technological news. Only he lived in a very small village for some time and didn't have the chance to witness the advent of cinema.

After fifteen years, the same man arrives in a big city, and he is eager to go to the movie theater. He goes to see the movies that attract big audiences like comedies, adventure movies, etc. Someone asks him, "so what do you think of those movies?" - "They look fantastic, but I don't have the slightest idea what happened."
Apparently, despite his intellectual capacities, the man was unable to link the shots into a coherent narrative; something that was easy even for children at that time. It was all too developed, too fast and arranged with complex codes. Balázs says, "Four or five years ago, we wouldn't have understood the most simple films that are being made today."
It seems incredible what he writes. Let's be optimistc against these statements. My pick is The Shining. I'd like to see what impact a movie that is frightening even to modern audiences can make on the people of 1918.

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'The Shining' is on the list. Thank you for  contribution.
That's a heavy experiment you would start. Interesting pick!
I hope some others will contribute, too. ;)

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Il y a 4 y

That is an interesting thought experiment, especially since movies evolved gradually and so did people's fascination with the medium. Earliest movies just needed to show anything to get the attention (which never prevented even pioneers like Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince or Lumière brothers from experimenting further and actually making some live-action fiction) but chances are that for people not familiar with medium and its rules it would have been impossible to even comprehend what's going on... 

Cinema is like a visual language that we learn just as any other. It is actually what I research from the perspective of political studies, by the way. 

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Hello, Nikolay. :)
Didn't the Lumière-brothers cooperate with Edison?

I might be wrong, so I guess the first serious story-teller by moving pictures was Georges Méliès. I think all of the pioneers are surely fascinating. Without them, I wouldn't have a head full of movies. ;)
Nikolay, Do you want to suggest a movie for this poll-suggestion? :)

If you don't want, you don't have to. :D
But I'm curious what of the movies you would pick for the ancients
and maybe why. ;)

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No, I'd say they rather competed with each other. Eidson did movies for his own invention known as Kinetoscope, while Lumières brought projection to larger masses, although invention by earlier pioneer Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince was a bit similar to both of that and he disappeared mysteriously...

Oh, and a suggestion is below. :) 

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Il y a 4 y

Mad Max [2015]

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Ok, so here we go. 'Mad Max' (2015) suggested by SeventhAr7.  Thank you for contributing. :D

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Il y a 4 y

Any suggestions?

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Il y a 4 y

I would show them Vertigo (1958). 

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Thank you, Jessica. :D  'Vertigo' is in, suggested by Jessica. ;)

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Il y a 4 y

I'm finally up for a suggestion: Highlander (1986)

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The film has to be from IMDb's Top 250 list.

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Oh. Back to the drawing board. :( 

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I know, it's really hard to decide. I actually first considered The Martian or Gravity, but neither are in the Top 250.

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If that didn' break the rule, it would have been good choices. :)

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Il y a 4 y

If this poll suggestion doesn't reach the 35 suggestions, I would cut it down to 25. But it has time .... ;)

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I think it's impossible or very difficult for you to get 35 suggestions by 35 users, usually this forum has at most a round of 10/15 active users who can answer topics and things like that.
Don't get me wrong.

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I guess you're right. I'll let that stay for one or two more week and the cut the rule down.
Maybe some souls would be come here? ;)

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Il y a 4 y

No one else? Really?

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Il y a 4 y

Breumaster,

For your consideration:
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

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Il y a 4 y

Thank you Dan! That's great. I'll put it on the list. :D

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Il y a 4 y

Like the Idea, Breu.

FYC: Fight Club (1999)

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And do use my IMDb profile name iakhtar-33380.
And it might be great if you link our names with our profiles.

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You mean on IMDb? Ok, I'll do. How do I find the link? What was your last list?

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If you want the link of poll board members you can get it in here.
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.in/2015/0...

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Thank you. I'll do that. But I'll do that maybe tomorrow, because I'm  sick today and got to sleep now to get healthy again.  Yesterday I slept in my seat and the sun did catch me for a while. I got too much sun ... 30°C in the shadow. Much too hot today. I'm fine at 20°C. ;)

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Breumaster,

The link that Ibrahim provided is polls By Vote and Author. This is a list of polls by all of the poll authors in descending order of vote. This list includes authors who are no longer active; in some cases these authors no longer have an IMDb account.

This is a more concise list of poll authors: Votes by Author

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I tried to link ibrahim's name in the list with his profile. That didn't work with [link=] ... [/link] . Is there a trick to link a persons profile?

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Breumaster,

This format should work:

[link=https://www.imdb.com/user/ur73755009/]iakhtar-33380[/link]

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Yes, that worked. :)

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Il y a 4 y

Hello, Ibrahim :)
Very nice you have a suggestion for me. I'll pick it up on the list.
Thank you very much for contributing. :)

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Glad I could be of any help.

This is the link to Jessica's account.
[link=http://www.imdb.com/user/ur52829101/]...]

For albstein's may be you could use his Getsatisfaction account link.
[link=https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/peop...].

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I'd show them an apocalypse movie like 2012 and say its a documentary. ;)