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Mon, Nov 4, 2019 1:08 AM

Live Poll: IMDb Poll Board Users' Top 10 All Time Classic Movies

Intro:

The poll board users have chosen their most beloved all time classic movies. They all have reasons for picking their special candidate from 1960s and earlier. Which user's pick would you agree the most? Tell us about your favorites here.

Rules:

It got to be made in the 1960s or earlier. Only 10 per user. There has to be a reason for picking the personal #1 of every user. Please state why you would your #1 as #1. I'll take your statement 1:1 to the list, except the staff has reasons why I should not take it on the list, or if it's offensive or something like that. Please give me the tt-numbers of the movies to put them on the list.

Link:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097362665/

Poll:

https://www.imdb.com/poll/tCR9ErOTg10/

Responses

Champion

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1 y ago

1.- Le Trou (1960)

It's a film about a group of prisoners making a hole in an attempt to escape, but what sounds like a slow and maybe boring plot is actually a cinematic jewell where everything works to leave you totally inmersed with the film, and also having a powerfull social commentary. Movies show its magic when they create something so great out of something apparently so simple.

2.- On the Waterfront (1954)
3.- All About Eve (1950)
4.- Inherit the Wind (1960)
5.- Singin' in the Rain (1952)
6.- Le Salaire de la peur (1953)
7.- Casablanca (1942)
8.- La Grande Illusion (1937)
9.- I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
10.- Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)

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Pencho15:
Thank you, Pencho. I've put your suggestion to the list.

Champion

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1 y ago

This was very difficult but also fun. Below are my ten favorites, not in any particular order. 

  1. Lawrence of Arabia
  2. Rear Window
  3. To Killl a Mockingbird
  4. On the Waterfront 
  5. Ox-Bow Incident
  6. Elevator to the Gallows
  7. The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  8. Double Indemnity
  9. Tokyo Story
  10. Bonnie and Clyde

Champion

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Oh no, we have to choose a #1 and give the reason... eek, lol. That is going to rip at my soul, lol. It is a really good idea, though - 'really sets the bar. 

I'll try to complete this soon. : )

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Thank you, ruby. I've put your picks to the list. Pretty good picks, like all of us did. We can be proud of our movie knowledge, everyone of us. Thank you for suggesting. As you mentioned - it would be nice, if you have a quote for a definite number one of yours. But you don't have too, if the decision hurts you too much. I'll keep the "n/a" on your picks. But on the other hand, your suggestion would be more complete, if you put a line for your #1.

When you think into the other direction: Maybe it's more easy to pick your definite #1, when it's the most easy for you to post a text on it? ;)

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Did you try thy other list?
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097400659/

Champion

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Oh, I'll definitely choose one and write an explanation. I think it's a great idea and I like challenges, lol. I think I already chose one to write about. I'm not absolutely sure that it's my #1 but I've thought off some things to say. 

And I saw the "since 1970" one and that just overwhelmed me, lol. Don't worry, I'll do that one, too. I already know five: The Florida Project, Red (from the Three Colors trilogy), Salaam Bombay, Reds, Pulp Fiction. Choosing the other five will be painful, lol, but like I said, I like challenges. : )

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"And I saw the "since 1970" one and that just overwhelmed me, lol." Dear freaking lord that overwhelmed me. The parameters are too wide. I mean... if they were from 1970 to say... 1990? I could easily make a throwaway list. Most of my all time favorite films come much later than that. But to wittle it down to ten? That will be painful and frustrating.

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i felt the same way stephen.,although most of mine will probably come from the 70's..the best decade of film...

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Thank you guys! All of you! I've made this idea because I see a change of style of movies since 1970. There were several chages in public in the late 60s and the early 70s and movies changed like the whole society changed. So I decided to put the "change mark" on 1970. These two polls are equal in quality, but show up two principly different time-ages of making movies. In the times before 1970, there also were a hundret thousands of productions. But the time-span is about more than 80, 85 years.

Today the ammount of technolization of the zivilization is exploding so many moviemakers can do productions below 1 million. (Look at 'Paranormal Avtivity', which easily was made of a 5 digits ammount of money - and made more than 190 millions at the box office). But we got many very good otherwise production that doesn't have to cost more than 5 millions. Anyway the time-span between 1970 and 2020 is only ~50 years (this time-stamp is still at 2019). I know it's more difficult to choose movies from that decade. But on the other hand: When there is no challange, it could get boring. So the aim for the second poll suggestion is set a little bit higher to find out for yourself, which top 10 on 1970-2020 is your favorite.

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I actually think movies have dropped significantly in their quality since late 1980's. There are still great movies, classics, movies that try to say something, movies that experiment with stuff, movies that aren't afraid to go against conventional ideas. But they are getting fewer and fewer by day, as big studios ruin everything with copycat films, characters and plots.

If you gave us the option to name, let's say, 100 favorite titles from the pre-70 era, I'd still have difficulty selecting, and feel sorry that I have to leave certain titles out. On the other hand, if you asked me to name 100 favorite titles after 1970, I'd probably get stuck at around 50, and have difficulty filling in the rest.

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Thank you. I don't think exact like you.
There were high and highest quality movies right after 1990. Think of 'Shawshank Redemption', 'Schindler's List', 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Forrest Gump'. There always were good and very high productions. The turn why we think productions all in all were better at an earlier time is, that we don't remember on 3/10s before the 1970s, because who would promote a 3/10 in that times? There always were productions which didn't get compliance and weren't metioned ever after. But today with fully developed marketing machines, it's another time for even selling rubbish.

Champion

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1 y ago

Hey Breu, I finally chose what film can go first and wrote an explanation for that movie:

  1. The Ox-Bow Incident
  2. Lawrence of Arabia
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird
  4. Rear Window
  5. On the Waterfront 
  6. Elevator to the Gallows
  7. Double Indemnity
  8. The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  9. Tokyo Story
  10. Bonnie and Clyde

 The Ox-Bow Incident
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This nominee for the Best Picture Oscar is one of the most compelling and potent morality tales I have ever come across in any medium, whether it be literature, television and streaming, film, or any other artistic genre. I don’t generally like Westerns but this one has the mood of film noir. This Western also has a humanity that many others miss and instead of glorifying violence and machismo, The Ox-Box Incident criticizes both. Several other common behaviors are put under this movie’s thoughtful lens, especially the topically relevant group-think. Anyone who watches this film becomes a student of sociology and social psychology while feeling only entertained, sobered, reflective, and deeply moved. The lessons in film are likewise several and thorough: The dialogue is engaging, the cinematography exquisite, and the acting is skilled and nuanced. Henry Fonda shines, bringing a passion to his performance that empowers the film as a whole. The Ox-Bow Incident showcases the best of the cinema of its time and is simultaneously ahead of its time. Indeed, time seems to stop when I view this film as I becomes completely emerged in this beautiful and dark, yet life-affirming, work of art. 

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Thank you ruby. That's a mass of text. The option would look a little overloaded with text. Would you mind shortening it a little? I think that an ideal form in that case would be 5 lines. Maybe you can pack it a little. That would be very kind of you. But it should still be your words, so I won't change it. Meanwhile

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... I did the changes. :D

Champion

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I'll revise it.

After I wrote it, I saw what others wrote and knew I'd cut a lot of what I wrote. I don't think there's much of a reason for an explanation when, with such brevity, everyone will say approximately the same thing and not enough of substance to be meaningful to the reader. Voters probably won't read them anyway, actually. I will nonetheless revise it down to something very short. I'd suggest moving what people wrote to be below the list of ten movies so that voters can look at a list without an 

Anyway, The Ox-Bow Incident is not my #1. I don't have one single favorite but, if I did, it probably wouldn't be this movie. I just placed it first because I was more easily able to write about it because it happened to be on TV last nights so I was able to watch it right before writing a blurb. 

Champion

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The Ox-Bow Incident:

One of the most sobering and potent morality tales in any medium, it has a humanity that many other Westerns miss and instead of glorifying violence and machismo, The Ox-Box Incident criticizes both. It is also a searing commentary on topically relevant group-think. Henry Fonda shines in this beautiful and dark, yet life-affirming, film.


Oh, and could you add that "the list is in no particular order."

Thanks. :)

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ruby:
Thank you. I'll put your shortened reason to the list. :D

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*bump*

Champion

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Thank you, Breu. : )

Champion

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1 y ago

Hi Breu,

Could you capitalize the "a" in "All in the title? 

Also, may I suggest a few small edits to the intro? (Below in bold)

The poll board users chose their most beloved all time classic movies. They all have given their reasons for picking their first candidates made before 1970. With which user's list would you agree the most?

'Well done poll, Breu. These kinds of polls are hard work. Bravo!

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ruby:
Thank you, I corrected it. I'm happy with this work, too.
But I think it'll be not catching that ammount of attention or simply votes, like my sub-icon suggestion would. But on the other hand that is just a personal feeling of me. I'm in suspense about how popular this one will get. Mixed feelings. ;)

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Anyway I'm lucky that so many of you found it interesting enough to give me your contributions. Nice. :D

Champion

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1 y ago

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Thank you! All who contributed. It's also your poll and I'm in best company. :D

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Many thanks from me as well, but as it is, there are two The Good, The Bad & The Ugly choices.

Also, my #8 favorite is not Der letzte Mann (1955), it's Der letzte Mann (1924). I should have mentioned the year. No big deal, just wanted to point it out.

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I'm sorry to hear that. That's why I asked for the tt-links in the rules. When you give me the tt-#'s then there will never be a mistake. It's very clear then. ;) I'll ask for a re-push. Maybe we can correct that. Example for a tt-link:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015064/

The tt-link would be [link=tt0015064], or simply the whole link up there. That's very usable, too. I guess that this movie I found is your suggestion. So I'll ask for a re-push.

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You don't need to, really, it's no matter of life or death. But you may need to remove one of the The good, The Bad & The Ugly choices, or join them into one, if that's possible. You may remove mine if necessary, I don't mind.

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No worries about a second 'The Good, The Bad & The Ugly'-option. I took this into consideration from beginning. I thought from beginning that this would be ok, because it's the personal decision of everybody himself / herself / * who wants to present his / her / * personal top ten. No matter which covers would be twice, third, fourth, etc. ...

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It's already done. The change to the 1924 movie is done. :D

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Congrats Breu!

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Thank you, NIA.
Also for contributing. I can't emphasize enough, that this poll only was able with all of the users who took part with their personal contributions . With free decision of the reason-line and all your wonderful top-10 suggestions. Thank you all for that. :D

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Ardan Tüzünsoy? You're new(ish) to the IMDb Polls. You cannot remove options once a poll is pushed into publication. It'd glitch out and likely kill the whole poll page.

Plus, people are supposed to be voting for the top 10 list (itself) not just the singular number one film on said list that happens to be the image of said respective voting option.

Champion

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1 y ago

Congratulations Breumaster on your 47th live poll! As of 2-Mar-2020 3:35 AM Pacific your polls have 27,924 or more votes, for an average of 594 votes per poll.

IMDb Poll Board Users' Top 10 All Time Classics
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