Best Film of 1996 (ongoing survey)

 
Old 01-09-02, 10:53 PM
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Best Film of 1996 (ongoing survey)

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 1996 (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 1996 (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 -- Fargo

All Years:
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream
1999 -- (currently) American Beauty
1998 -- (currently) Thin Red Line
1997 -- (currently) Boogie Nights
1996 -- Fargo
1995

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

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Old 01-09-02, 10:54 PM
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Fargo

My other 10/10 - Bound

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Old 01-09-02, 11:02 PM
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Two of the best films of the decade:

Chungking Express

and

Breaking the Waves
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Old 01-09-02, 11:21 PM
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Another vote for Fargo.
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Breaking the Waves, with Fargo not far behind.
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Call me crazy, but I'm gonna skirt thin ice and go against the Coen Bros. stretch and say Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet.
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It would help on these threads if you state which ones (at least the majors) qualified, since they may stretch across years.

But this one's easy: Fargo

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Originally posted by JonTurner

My other 10/10s - Bound / Dead Man Walking [/B]
Dead Man Walking was '95.
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Originally posted by Snake Plissken


Dead Man Walking was '95.
Huh, yeah... of course you're right - I don't know why that was mixed into my '96 list... been fixed.

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Call me crazy, but I'm gonna skirt thin ice and go against the Coen Bros. stretch and say Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet.
Not crazy at all. That would be my #3 choice.
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Chungking Express
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#1 for me is Bound
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Has to be Fargo.
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Keep on going with these "best of the year" threads. I really enjoy them.

My best of 1996 is easily: FARGO

English Patient would be #2.
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In my trend of picking what no one else will pick ...

Secrets & Lies

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Let me surprise everyone here:

Jerry Maguire
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Without a doubt... Fargo.

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My #1 film of 1996

Breaking the Waves
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Either Bound or Fargo.
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(3) - The People Vs. Larry Flint
(2) - Fargo
1 - Jerry Maguire
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The English Patient.
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