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Fri, Feb 10, 2017 5:01 AM

Live Poll: How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?

The name Maria has been used for an astounding number of memorable characters. Which do you like most? 

Maria - Metropolis 
Maria - Anthony Adverse 
María - For Whom the Bell Tolls 
Maria - The Guns of Navarone 
Maria - West Side Story 
Maria Gambrelli - A Shot in the Dark 
Maria von Trapp - The Sound of Music 
Maria I - Viva Maria! 
Maria II - Viva Maria! 
Maria - Cries & Whispers 
Maria - The Island of Dr. Moreau 
Maria Braun - The Marriage of Maria Braun 
Maria Bosic - Maria's Lovers 
María Cardenal - Matador 
Maria McGuire - Stakeout 
Maria - Johnny Stecchino 
Maria - Twelfth Night or What You Will 
Maria - Sidewalks of New York 
Maria - Darkness 
Maria Portokalos - My Big Fat Greek Wedding 
Maria - Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 
María Álvarez - Maria Full of Grace 
Maria Hughes - Stage Beauty 
Maria - Trick 'r Treat 
Maria - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 
Maria Larsson - Everlasting Moments 
Maria - Synecdoche, New York 
Maria Elena - Vicky Cristina Barcelona 
Maria - The Impossible 
Maria - The Book of Life 
Maria Altmann - Woman in Gold 

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027028741/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/inra9guS1Lg/

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3 years ago

Updated to an image list - Admins, please replace the URL above with this: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027028741

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3 years ago

'Great list. This is a tough call but maybe Maria from Maria Full of Grace

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3 years ago

Maria von Trapp.

You have the wrong image for #31.

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Thanks.

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3 years ago

From those I've seen, Maria from West Side Story

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3 years ago

Hey Jen, If you want this to be considered for the home page, could you change the capitalization in the title? 

How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?

When a title is quoting a well-known saying, or something like that, I personally prefer titles without proper title capitalization but we're trying to standardize title formatting, although exceptions have been made occasionally (but this isn't just up to me, of course). The editor who chooses the home page poll doesn't make exceptions, though. 

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Done. Can you please update the list URL on the initial post? Thanks.

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Jen, I've updated the link (URL) in your initial post.

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Jen, only Dan and Peter can edit posts.

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Aha. Sorry. And thanks Dan.

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Oh Jen, I'm so sorry: I didn't mean to change your title -- I loved it without "Maria;" I think I just had that song in my head and wrote Maria without thinking. I like the title both ways but I didn't mean to overstep my bounds and suggest that you change the title -- it's that great, infectious song that made me just add the name without even noticing, lol. 

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3 years ago

Jen,

Images #3 & #4 do not crop well:
Mara - For Whom the Bell TollsMaria - The Guns of Navarone

You may wish to reorder your poll or find better images for those choices. Images #6 & #7 crop fine, as do many other images in your image list.
Maria Gambrelli - A Shot in the DarkMaria von Trapp - The Sound of Music

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I changed both Bergman and Pappas and also uploaded even better photos for them which I will put in the list as soon as they are approved. Thanks!

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Maria Altmann - Woman in Gold

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Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/inra9guS1Lg/?ref_=po_ho. Dan said he keeps singing that song now and I am, too. :)  I love this poll!

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I can confirm that I've been singing to myself, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria" since reviewing this poll. By the way, "The Sound of Music" will be on ABC this coming Sunday.

It doesn't seem fair that we are the only ones having the song go through our heads:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvyh3IIdDk

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I've had it stuck in my mind since I made those revisions last night. ARGH!

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PS - thanks for the poll. I'll change out the Bergman photo and ask for a re-push once it is approved.