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Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

I'd like to thank everyone who participated. If I had thought about, I would have had everyone list the genre for each movie so I could list how many Westerns, War movies, etc., were watched. Anyway, here's the final results.

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Trevor 105.25
Mister Peepers 69
MrTerrific 68
indy2003 62
Giles 61
Mondo Kane 60
NoirFan 56
Gobear 41
Doc Moonlight 38
omike 37
KaBluie 36
BlazinTy 35
jmsmath 31
advdfreak 31
hasslein 28
ororama 28
Jeffy Pop 25
JOE29 21
Dimension X 21
Chad 20
Cronenbergfan71 18
sirgallahad 17
HyperWeather 14
cardsfan111 14
CardiffGiant 14
BuddhaWake 11
smashthesymbols 11
Numes 10
caligulathegod 9
acubfaninmd 7
davidh777 6
Darth Maher 0
William Fuld 0
MinLShaw 0
InnocentBlood 0
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Thanks for organizing this challenge. I hope to improve on my performance next year. Seems like several things came up last month that slowed me way down.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Avoided last place!

Thanks for organizing, caligulathegod
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Thanks for hosting the challenge! It was loads of fun! Especially enjoyed seeing "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", "The Proposition" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" on blu-ray. SPECTACULAR movies!
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

June is a tough month for a challenge. That's kind of why I liked that it was more casual and emphasized longer movies. Kind of like a beach novel.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

^Yeah, my schedule didn't free up till mid-month and I left tons of to-be-watcheds on the table. Still fun, though.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

And Trevor crushes everyone, making them all....history.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
And Trevor crushes everyone, making them all....history.
And you had one more than me. Khhhhhhaaaaannnnn!! Wait, wrong challenge.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Gengis KHAAAAAAAAAAAHN!
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Thanks for organizing. It was fun to be able to seek more variety by genre hopping while still having a broader sense of focusing for a month on movies that reflect on society.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Of course, since we are now into the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge, I won't be getting to any of the western/war/historical movies that I meant to watch, but didn't have time to see, until next month.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Originally Posted by ororama
Of course, since we are now into the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge, I won't be getting to any of the western/war/historical movies that I meant to watch, but didn't have time to see, until next month.
Only is they're animated.

Thanks for a fun month everyone! Special thanks go to MinLShaw for taking the Challenge off of my plate and fleshing it out; and caligulathegod for running the thing splendidly.

I think it went very well and ended up with a great set of rules, participants, and choices.

I loved the heck out of my western marathon month, got a lot of unwatched films off of my pile. Particular good experiences were first time viewings of the Deadwood series and The Proposition. I can not recommend that series and film enough.

These results threads really show me how compulsive our Horror Challenge participants can be. I often "win" (lose?) these non-horror Challenges with time totals that would only be around 20th place in Horror.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

One of the great byproducts of these challenges is going through other people's lists and the discussion threads for other titles that you may have never heard of or considered. I've heard nothing but good things about The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and bought it from Amazon (it was $9.99) and am looking forward to watching it next year.

I really wish I would have got to around 20 or so, but June was a CRAZY month for me.

Amazing work, Trevor, although I was really hoping you could get to 105.4367.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Originally Posted by Numes
Amazing work, Trevor, although I was really hoping you could get to 105.4367.
I googled that #, thinking it was a reference I was missing, and this thread is one of the top 20 results.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

I enjoyed this challenge more than I thought I would since I obviousily didnt' stick to one subgenre.
I loved 'Barry Lyndon' and 'The Chess Players'

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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

I'll echo the "thanks" for organizing the challenge. While I would have liked to have watched more films within the category, I was able to get through a good amount of films that I have had sitting on the shelf, but haven't watched.

Although the Westerns I chose are generally seen as "classics," I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable they were to watch (Stagecoach, Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More were new to me).

Netflix and other viewings were at odds with me this challenge as I kept watching things that didn't fall within the parameters. Anyway, thanks again, see you all in the Criterion challenge (where I intend to contribute more than 14).
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Originally Posted by CardiffGiant
Anyway, thanks again, see you all in the Criterion challenge (where I intend to contribute more than 14).
I'm thinking you'd be a good Challenge lead.....
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Wow, that certainly wasn't my best effort, but it was definitely fun. But regardless, I'll probably try and sneak in a few more western leftovers still hanging around on my TiVo during the summer.

Till next year...
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Originally Posted by MrTerrific
And you had one more than me. Khhhhhhaaaaannnnn!! Wait, wrong challenge.
I must admit, the morning of the 4th I decided on doing a time travel marathon while hoping you wouldn't notice or watch anything history/sci-fi related. I even updated my list after each movie to give you a chance to notice and to make it more fair.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
I must admit, the morning of the 4th I decided on doing a time travel marathon while hoping you wouldn't notice or watch anything history/sci-fi related. I even updated my list after each movie to give you a chance to notice and to make it more fair.
I usually don't pay much attention to the totals, but towards the end I counted everything up and saw that no one else appeared to be headed for 100, so I pushed myself the last week or so to make sure I hit it.

My initial goal to watch that Billy the Kid pack helped inflate my totals, those films were like an hour long each.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

There was no chance of 100 for me. I watched more than a handful of films over 3 hours long including a 5 hour version of Fanny and Alexander.

The challenge didn't seem like it would be that great, honestly. After a week into it, I really started to dig it. Finished my history goal and was working on war. Next year I'll finish up my list for war and move onto westerns.

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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Originally Posted by Trevor
I'm thinking you'd be a good Challenge lead.....
Although I've never been a Challenge lead before, I wouldn't mind doing it this time around...especially if it's Criterion.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

Originally Posted by CardiffGiant
Although I've never been a Challenge lead before, I wouldn't mind doing it this time around...especially if it's Criterion.
Quoting so you can't change your mind. Awesome, thanks! We're off topic, so should probably take this to the Challenge Compendium thread for any future discussion.
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Re: Historial Challenge 2010 results thread.

It looks like the participants enjoyed the challenge, which is great. I feel horrible that after being part of the group that instigated this challenge--and originally being its host--that I didn't even get to see a single movie as a participant. I really hope next year that I'll actually be able to get into this challenge, because I had quite a To See list lined up for it.

For those who did participate, did you feel like you learned anything interesting from what you watched? Were there any subjects (people, events, etc.) that you didn't know much about prior to the challenge that maybe stood out as things that interest you now? Every now and again we get teachers on here who are looking for suggestions of things to show students; would you recommend anything specific?

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