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Sat, Jan 22, 2022 6:24 PM

Live Polls: The Best Movie in Decade X, Year Zero

Intro:

In 1929 The Academy started to honor the best movies. This is an Oscar view on each decade the Film Academy honoured the best movie from the launch of the Oscars until today. (According to 2022). We start with year ... of each decade. 


Which of these best movies is your favorite? (Animated, documentations, short films are left out - just feature films)

Discuss here.

(changes are marked in italic style)
Suggestions:
This list is about the years the academy honored the movies, not the release date of the movies.
n/a - The idea is already set ... let's have a look how successful it would be?
PS:
(Changed the List titles to " The Academy Awards - Years Ending With X" --> In the title of the list, the X is changed to the number)
If it was a success: 
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10 months ago

I wonder why there are no spaces in between the lines. ... as usual ...

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10 months ago

0: Pick: Gone with the Wind (1940) (not seen: The Broadway Melody, All the King's Men)

1: Pick: Rebecca (1941) (not seen: Cimarron, The Apartment, Patton, Dances with Wolves, Nomadland)

2: Pick: How Green Was My Valley (1942) (not seen: Chariots of Fire, An American in Paris, Grand Hotel) 

3: Pick: Lawrence of Arabia (1963) (not seen: Mrs. Minivers, no 1933 ceremony, The Greatest Show on Earth, Chicago)

4: Pick: Casablanca (1944) (not seen: Cavalcade, From Here to Eternity, Tom Jones)

5: Pick: The Godfather: Part II (1975) (not seen: It Happened One Night, Going My Way, My Fair Lady)

6: Pick: Braveheart (1996) (not seen: Mutiny on the Bounty, Marty)

7: Pick: Platoon (1987) (not seen: The Great Ziefield, The Best Years of Our Lives, Around the World in 80 Days, A Man for All Seasons)

8:  Pick: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1958) (not seen: The Life of Emile Zola, Gentlemen's Agreement)

9: Pick: The Deer Hunter (1979) (not seen: Wings, You Can't Take It with You, Hamlet, Gigi, Oliver!)

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@cinephile​ 

I'm very delighted by your interest. Would you think it's better to write

"best movie" or (more exactly) "best moving picture"?

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cinephile

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@Breumaster​ 

I think it is better to write "film" or "movie".

cinephile

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It is a funny coincidence. That 3 of my picks are consecutive years (1940, 1941, 1942), and a fourth is also in the 1940s (1944).

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@cinephile​:

I see your list up there. That's what the idea is about. Sorry, I'm a little tired, I'll better go to sleep now.

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10 months ago

Year 0 ~ Parasite (2019)

Year 1 ~ The Apartment (1960)

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10 months ago

All lists are ready for the Oscar season. Don't you think it would be good for the Oscars?

Ready to go live, still open for corrections.

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10 months ago

Year 2 ~ The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Year 3 ~ Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Year 4~ Casablanca (1942)

Year 5 ~ Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Year 6 ~ Spotlight (I) (2015)

Year 7 ~ The Departed (2006)

Year 8 ~ The Last Emperor (1987)

Year 9 ~ Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

You have Casablanca on two lists. 

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@Tsarstepan​ 

Thank you. You're totally right. Casablanca has jumped one year - like The Hurt Locker, which was made in 2008, but honored in 2010.

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@Breumaster​ 

I corrected it, 1943 was 'Mrs. Miniver'. There should be no more glitches. But I'm open for necessary corrections. I guess I was a little confused about the two time stamps of 'Casablanca', which drifted apart.

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10 months ago

Breumaster. Hasn't Casablanca won in 1944 despite being 1942 film? You included it in "3" list.

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@cinephile​ 

Thank you, Cinephile. You're very attentive. But it's like 'The Hurt Locker', which was made in 2008 and honored in 2010. Casablanca was made in 1942, but honored by the academy in 1944.

Please check the date here.

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@Breumaster​ 

Seems I forgot to state that I pick up the honoring year of the Academy, not the year when they were released or made.

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10 months ago

Correction:

In 1929 the first Oscar ceremony took place in Hollywood.

I'm not sure "decade" is the best word to describe this idea. "Years ending in 0" is precise. I invite opinions on what would be the best title and description.

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@Peter_pbn​ 

I understand. But "Years Ending in 0" is too less. It should be clear in the title that it is about the Academy Awards. So I would call it: "Academy Awards: Years ending in 0" or "Academy Awards - Years Ending in 0". Another no-go from me would be: "Academy Awards - Year XXX0". ;D

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Yet another: "The Oscars in Years Ending with 0"

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Ok, now I got it. How about: "The Academy Awards - Years Ending With 0"?

I'll change the lists to give them a better face. I'm still open for even better titles.

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Peter, the first ceremony took place in 1927, but it was only about the best actors not the best movies. I can change it to "In 1927 the first Oscar ceremony took place in Hollywood. They awarded the best actors. Later in 1929 The Academy started to also honor the best movies." Would that be ok?

... I changed the lists as an example. You can look at, if it's better now.

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The Academy was founded in 1927; the first awards were given in 1929. 

https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1929

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Changes it (in all 10 lists):

"In 1929 The Academy started to honor the best movies. This is an Oscar view on each decade the Film Academy honoured the best movie from the launch of the Oscars until today. ..."

To make it more clear and shorter, I've cut some text out and concentrated on the "best movie" part only.

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10 months ago

There were two Oscar ceremonies in 1930.

The Broadway Melody won for 1928-29

All Quiet on the Western Front won for 1929-30

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Thank you. IMDb says:

Best picture 1930

I didn't know that All Quiet on the Western Front also won. I'll add it with a comment.

Thank you, Peter. Do you know if there were other singularities like that?

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Peter, I'm also a little confused, because there is another best picture in 1929:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018578/awards/?ref_=tt_awd

Seems like the academy has one best picture too much, because then there were two best pictures in 1930, but none missing in 1929. One of them seems to be inbetween.

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@Peter_pbn​ 

I completed it. I made the explanation short for being exact and to the point.

Again thank you.

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8 months ago

Please correct:

Please notice: 'The Hurt Locker' is an exception. It was made in 2008, but The Academy honoured it only in 2010.

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@Jessica​ 

Thank you for pointing it out. I corrected "it" to "It".

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8 months ago

First live poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Xb0lG-I5z0w/

Congratulations Breu.

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@Pencho15​ 

Love it! Thank you, Pencho! Thank you Buddies!

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8 months ago

Year 0: Midnight Cowboy or Parasite (rated both 10)
Year 1: Rebecca or Cimarron (rated both 9)
Year 2: Grand Hotel (rated 10)
Year 3: Lawrence of Arabia (rated 9)
Year 4: Cavalcade (Rated 9)
Year 5: The Godfather Part II (rated 9)
Year 6: The Lost Weekend (rated 9)
Year 7: A Man for All Seasons (rated 9)
Year 8: Annie Hall or No Country for Old Men (both rated 10)
Year 9: Wings (rated 9)

Not seen: You Can't Take It With You, Hamlet, Oliver!, The Deer Hunter, Rain Man, Slumdog Millionaire, Green Book, The Last Emperor, The Shape of Water, The Great Ziegfeld, The Best Years of Our Lives, Around the World in 80 Days, The Departed, Moonlight, Mutiny on the Bounty, Marty, The Sound of Music, Crash, My Fair Lady, Amadeus, Birdman, Million Dollar Baby, Mrs. Miniver, The Greatest Show on Earth, Gandhi, Chicago, Argo, From Here to Eternity, Terms of Endearment, The Return of the King, 12 Years a Slave, How Green Was My Valley, Chariots of Fire, The Artist, All About Eve, Patton, The King's Speech, Nomadland, The Broadway Melody, All Quiet on the Western Front, Gone with the Wind, All the King's Men, Ben-Hur, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Hurt Locker




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@scott_l1zxrc3yyo2sw​ 

Thank you for sharing, Scott.

I guess the other parts will come live, soon. I just read your "not seen" list. There are several great movies on it, which wrote film history. I saw about 3/4 of them. Most of them I saw were a great experience, especially when watching them first time.

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@Breumaster​ I actually own copes of All About Eve and How Green Was My Valley.  I'm cutting back my library requests so I can watch some of the stuff I own.

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8 months ago

Breu, maybe its better to keep this in the idea category until all suggestions have been used. That way we can keep better track on this one.

Look at how BonaFide keeps track of this threads with multiple poll suggestions: Poll Suggestion: Various Game Awards ― Favorite Game of the Year [5/7 Live] | IMDb Community Forums (sprinklr.com) that may be a better way to go.

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@Pencho15​ 

I must admit that I wasn't sure about. I changed it and also changed the title back to poll suggestion, because there are still nine of them.

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8 months ago

Second Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/NU1RuFe8fjw/

Congratulations Breu

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@Pencho15​ 

Second thank you, Pencho ... and to all. :D.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thank you, Dan. Thank you, Buddies.

Btw: It's a good idea to leave out list #2 temporarily for picking it up later after the Oscars.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thank you, Dan. Thank you, Buddies.

Btw: It's a good idea to leave out list #2 temporarily for picking it up later after the Oscars.

I agree, since this Oscar year ends with a 2.

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@Jessica​ 

Thank you, Jessica. Thank you, Buddies! :D