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JonTurner
02-08-02, 01:18 PM
I know we've got polls like this all the time around here, but I figure this one will be a little more comprehensive and perhaps even informative.

This thread will be for your pick for best film released during 1990 (think Oscar considerations for what's eligible). I'm not making it a poll because whether you like it or not, that would influence some people's choice.

Results will be posted in this thread, and all subsequent threads for each year, and they will be ongoing... so you can still vote here even weeks after other year's polls have begun.

Please start your post with your #1 film from 1990 (try to limit it to one - after all, that's the point - two at the most (I'll split the vote)), and yes, discussions are more than welcome!

Current Leader -- Goodfellas

All Years:
2000 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=169768) -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=170274) -- (currently) Fight Club
1998 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=171440) -- (currently) Thin Red Line
1997 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=172054) -- (currently) L.A. Confidential
1996 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=173057) -- Fargo*
1995 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=174141) -- (currently) Braveheart
1994 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=175192) -- (currently) Pulp Fiction
1993 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=176491) -- Schindler's List*
1992 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=177944) -- Unforgiven*
1991 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=179517) -- Silence of the Lambs
1990 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=182060) -- Goodfellas*
1989 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=183974)

If you haven't voted on the previous years, feel free to go back and do so.

*Poll closed, winner declared.

JonTurner
02-08-02, 01:20 PM
1) Goodfellas
2) Misery
3) Dances With Wolves
4) Reversal of Fortune

Of course, I've only got 18 total films on my list of what I've seen from '90, so I can't claim much of a top ten... still I'll be shocked if Goodfellas doesn't run away with this one.

Sunday Morning
02-08-02, 01:38 PM
1990

#1 WILD AT HEART

02. goodfellas
03. millerís crossing
04. the grifters
05. pump up the volume
06. henry: portrait of a serial killer
07. the hot spot
08. dreams (kurosawa)
09. henry & june
10. edward scissorhands
11. reversal of fortune
12. after dark my sweet
13. jesus of montreal
14. postcards from the edge
15. miami blues
16. vincent & theo
17. cry-baby
18. the reflecting skin
19. close-up
20. internal affairs

of note...
berkeley in the 60ís
cold dog soup
cyrano de bergerac
the garden
I love you to death
jacobís ladder
the krays
life is sweet
longtime companion
moí better blues
the nasty girl
paris is burning
q & a
rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead
the unbelievable truth
welcome home, roxy carmichael

Sunday Morning
02-08-02, 01:42 PM
Jon,
La femme nikita was released here in the states in 1991
which qualifies it as a 1991 release

drc
02-08-02, 02:10 PM
Goodfellas followed closely by Miller's Crossing

ToddSm66
02-08-02, 02:20 PM
Miller's Crossing

LBPound
02-08-02, 02:27 PM
Feel free to laugh at my top choice, but these are how I arrange my favorites from this year:

Home Alone

Freshman, The
Arachnophobia
Men at Work
Goodfellas
Ghost
My Blue Heaven
Back to the Future Part III
Lord of the Flies

randy1320
02-08-02, 02:56 PM
My Pick: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

#2: Goodfellas
#3: Dances with Wolves

Keyser_Soze2
02-08-02, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by LBPound
Feel free to laugh at my top choice, but these are how I arrange my favorites from this year:

Home Alone


Okay.

rotfl

My choice would have to be Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, followed closely by GoodFellas (which I'm confident will win the poll by a landslide).

Gdrlv
02-08-02, 02:57 PM
Jacob's Ladder...followed by Goodfellas

Mr. M
02-08-02, 03:08 PM
Goodfellas

paratize
02-08-02, 03:27 PM
#1: GOODFELLAS
#2: THE GODFATHER, PART III
#3: DANCES WITH WOLVES

Man, that year sucked much ass (except for #1).

evenflow
02-08-02, 04:32 PM
Goodfellas.

It's my second best movie of the 90's behind Pulp Fiction.

JonTurner
02-08-02, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Sunday Morning
Jon,
La femme nikita was released here in the states in 1991
which qualifies it as a 1991 release

Oops - fixed. Thanks... and to comment on some of your list: The last time I saw Wild at Heart, I was barely 16 I think, and suffice it to say that much of it went over my head. I'll be checking it out again soon.

Dreams, I watched in film classes last year and absolutely dispised. Sorry, but metaphors schmetaphors, it bored the hell out of me - and the score... god that was irritating - gave it a 2/10.

Jacob's Ladder, it's been a year or so since I've seen, but the story just didn't work for me - gave it a 4/10.

Miller's Crossing I enjoyed, but didn't find anything special about it. I'm a Coen Brother's fan, but I much prefer Fargo, and in a different genre, Big Lebowski... Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, and of course The Man Who Wasn't There are all on my "want to see asap" list! - Anyway, I gave MC 7/10.

And of note, Henry & June and Edward Scissorhands are both sitting on my shelf waiting to be watched!

Oh yeah, and to LBPound: :lol: ;) - I enjoy it everytime I see it too - 7/10.

Sunday Morning
02-08-02, 05:37 PM
Jon,
I can understand your hatred of dreams, but I rather enjoyed the poetry of the film and I dug what kurosawa was trying to say with it.

You really need to keep up on those coen films, bud. They haven't made a bad film yet!
All good in their own distinct yet similiar way.

I happen to think MC is their best film to date. Great ganster film and the the coen's visual flairs in the film are amazing. This film SCREAMS dvd. It would serve it much better.

Watch henry & june and edward scissorhands in that order.
Two very different films.

Ciao!

evenflow
02-08-02, 06:49 PM
Jon, I think the current leader for 1998 isn't Rushmore, but The Thin Red Line. Your post on 1/13 says that The Thin Red Line was leading 8.33 to 6.83 and TTRL got 1/2 more votes than Rushmore since then.

JonTurner
02-08-02, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by evenflowddt
Jon, I think the current leader for 1998 isn't Rushmore, but The Thin Red Line. Your post on 1/13 says that The Thin Red Line was leading 8.33 to 6.83 and TTRL got 1/2 more votes than Rushmore since then.

Yeah - I can't go back and change all the years' results for each new vote ;) I haven't totalled up the newest results in a few of the years for the last few weeks, but I'll get to it soon.

CrashMan
02-08-02, 09:14 PM
Goodfellas

Goat3001
02-08-02, 09:22 PM
Goodfellas

wildcatlh
02-08-02, 09:51 PM
Goodfellas.

funstan
02-09-02, 08:23 AM
Even though this vote will fall on deaf ears with the blowout of Goodfellas, I loved The Grifters.

raithen
02-09-02, 11:34 AM
Goodfellas

-matt

Khan
02-10-02, 12:38 AM
Edward Scissorhands

filmgoer
02-10-02, 02:05 AM
GoodFellas

JonTurner
02-12-02, 01:18 AM
Hopefully we can get some more votes in (even though it's pretty obvious what will win), and I'll tally it up and start the next one tuesday or wednesday night.

skuehl34
02-12-02, 01:28 AM
Goodfellas
Dances With Wolves

Johnny Zhivago
02-13-02, 03:37 PM
Dances With Wolves

randy1320
02-13-02, 04:02 PM
Looks like it's pretty clear who's going to win 1990--by a landslide.

'89! '89! '89! :D

slop101
02-13-02, 04:21 PM
I vote for Goodfellas also - by far.

-rant-
How does Costner sleep at night, knowing that he has an oscar for directing and Scorsese doesn't.

JonTurner
02-14-02, 05:05 PM
No suprise here: Goodfellas wins in a blowout, Edward Scissorhands is the only other film to get more than one vote.

1) Goodfellas (12 votes)
2) Edward Scissorhands (2)

If a mod sees this, please go ahead and close this one.

The 1989 Thread is now open here. (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=183974)

Damfino
02-14-02, 05:20 PM
I'll add a second vote for "Wild at Heart".

Goodfellas is also deserving.