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Old 08-10-09, 07:37 PM
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Re: Criterion Film Club

Originally Posted by Trevor
Just some random thoughts/ideas. Feel free to ignore it all.

In theory, if everyone makes their choices, you could have the schedule up months in advance. Say 45 people sign up in your other thread, and make their selections, you could have a 45 week schedule in a post in the master club thread. This will give people plenty of time to plan their purchases, renting, or borrowing.

Start each week's selection thread on Monday, saving plot discussion until the weekend. That thread and discussion on that specific film might last one day, or months.
I was coming on here to post the same type of idea. It would be nice to know at least a couple of weeks in advance so that we could get our hands on copies...and I'm sure that we all have titles in mind already.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

For those that may be unaware. There is a "join the club" thread here:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/55...film-club.html
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I don't know that I would want all the titles lined up in advance like that. To me part of the fun is the anticipation of the reveal for which title is going to be next. I wouldn't mind the OP picking title #1 now though so we know what we are starting with.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

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I don't know that I would want all the titles lined up in advance like that. To me part of the fun is the anticipation of the reveal for which title is going to be next. I wouldn't mind the OP picking title #1 now though so we know what we are starting with.
i concur. i like the unknown.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

Originally Posted by Maxflier
I don't know that I would want all the titles lined up in advance like that. To me part of the fun is the anticipation of the reveal for which title is going to be next. I wouldn't mind the OP picking title #1 now though so we know what we are starting with.
Originally Posted by hindolio
i concur. i like the unknown.
Well, it looks like there will be an updated schedule in the other topic, for those to get it lined up ahead of time.

The first week is Empire Of Passion (I got picked to choose), and Week 4 is Do The Right Thing.
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I'm all for this.

But make sure you don't overlook the Eclipse series when picking films.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

Originally Posted by Maxflier
I don't know that I would want all the titles lined up in advance like that. To me part of the fun is the anticipation of the reveal for which title is going to be next. I wouldn't mind the OP picking title #1 now though so we know what we are starting with.
Originally Posted by hindolio
i concur. i like the unknown.
Just don't look at the schedule. Problem solved for you, and everyone else has time to plan/shop!
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Re: Criterion Film Club

Originally Posted by MTRodaba2468
The first week is Empire Of Passion (I got picked to choose), and Week 4 is Do The Right Thing.
Is there an official thread for the club already? I didn't see it, where is it posted what movies we'll be watching already?

I'm also in the camp that doesn't like it being a fixed schedule that we know ahead of time what movies we'll be watching. I like the surprise factor, but mainly, for most of us that probably use netflix, I don't like that some people may order a movie that we aren't watching for 2 weeks, & may just keep it for 2 weeks so they can have it in time.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

^ there are only two threads, this one and the join thread. That schedule is in post #1 of one of them. Edit to add: here it is. Was on my iphone and in a slow browsing area.

Regardless of what netflix tactics are employed, they only have x number of copies. The more notice we get, the more of us will be able to participate by using libraries or buying copies.

Keeping titles "secret" until a week or even a month beforehand just limits participation. If one really wants to be "surprised" and doesn't have the willpower to not look or cover the list as they read just the top item, perhaps the OP can put the future list in spoiler tags to partially help.

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Are we required to participate each week. I joined the club, but I am not sure if I will be able to get my hands on the title each week (since I don't have Netflix) or that I will necessarily have the time each week. I will definitely try my best though, and will participate for sure when I have the title, and when I can.
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your not required at all sir
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^ Darn. I had already googled his address and had the duct tape and DVDs ready to go.
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Haha. What I meant was, would I be kicked out of the club for non-participation? I didn't think Trevor would be showing up to my house with a Anthony Hopkins mask on.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

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Haha. What I meant was, would I be kicked out of the club for non-participation? I didn't think Trevor would be showing up to my house with a Anthony Hopkins mask on.
He isn't planning on that.

He's planning on wearing a Zsa Zsa Gabor mask...
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It's actually Eva, but my voice sounds more like Zsa Zsa, so I understand the confusion.
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I'm totally in. I own the entire collection yet still haven't watched 1/2 of them. This would help!
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Are we required to participate each week. I joined the club, but I am not sure if I will be able to get my hands on the title each week (since I don't have Netflix) or that I will necessarily have the time each week. I will definitely try my best though, and will participate for sure when I have the title, and when I can.
once you join the club, you are in for life and there is no turning back.
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Picked up a copy of Empire of Passion tonight in anticipation of week 1 and the dude that checked me out at Barnes and Noble had to point out that I had JUST missed the 50% off sale
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I'm ready to go!
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Re: Criterion Film Club

Originally Posted by Maxflier
Picked up a copy of Empire of Passion tonight in anticipation of week 1 and the dude that checked me out at Barnes and Noble had to point out that I had JUST missed the 50% off sale
Its well worth the msrp =) if that makes you feel any better
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Its well worth the msrp =) if that makes you feel any better
I'm sure they at least used the current 15% coupon.

Good enough to pick as a club choice? I'm planning on picking one of the blu-ray releases when my turn comes, I have way too many unopened blu-rays, including all the Criterions.
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Every Criterion would be a good choice! =)
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Originally Posted by Trevor
I'm sure they at least used the current 15% coupon.
Indeed. But that extra 25% off that I missed out on still stings.
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Originally Posted by gglass4269
Every Criterion would be a good choice! =)
For watching in the club, yes, but overall? No. I have watched plenty of Criterion film I have loved, plenty I have liked, and plenty I have disliked. Not that it's necessarily what you were trying to say but as much as I love Criterion films it all comes down to personal taste and not everything will appeal to everyone.
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Originally Posted by GenPion
For watching in the club, yes, but overall? No. I have watched plenty of Criterion film I have loved, plenty I have liked, and plenty I have disliked. Not that it's necessarily what you were trying to say but as much as I love Criterion films it all comes down to personal taste and not everything will appeal to everyone.
Which is exactly why the club is important. I can't wait to see the first heated arugument a film presents =)

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