Best Film of 1992 (ongoing survey)

 
Old 01-26-02, 02:18 AM
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Best Film of 1992 (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 1992 (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 1992 (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 -- Unforgiven

All Years:
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 -- (currently) American Beauty
1998 -- (currently) Rushmore
1997 -- (currently) L.A. Confidential
1996 -- Fargo*
1995 -- (currently) Usual Suspects
1994 -- (currently) Pulp Fiction
1993 -- Schindler's List*
1992 -- Unforgiven*
1991

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

*Poll closed, winner declared.

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Old 01-26-02, 02:21 AM
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1) The Crying Game

And for your consideration, here's the rest of my best of '92 (though note that there are plenty of acclaimed films and whatnot from the year that I haven't yet seen):

2) The Player
3) Reservoir Dogs
4) Scent of a Woman
5) Wayne's World
6) Unforgiven
7) Romper Stomper

I don't see a clear cut winner here, but I'd predict my #3 (though I'd expect it to be The Crying Game if I thought near as many people have seen it... we'll see).

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1992

#1 LIGHT SLEEPER

02. the player
03. wayne’s world
04. reservoir dogs
05. unforgiven
06. basic instinct
07. twin pears fire walk with me
08. bad lieutenant
09. glengarry glen ross
10. red rock west
11. american heart
12. a midnight clear
13. zentropa
14. night on earth
15. simple men
16. the crying game
17. candyman
18. highway 61
19. proof
20. one false move

of note:
the accompianist
aileen wournos: the selling of a serial killer
another girl, another planet
betty
a brief history of time
un coeur en hiver
gas food lodging
hard boiled
hard promises
the heroic trio
husbands and wives
inside monkey zetterland
laws of gravity
leolo
man bites dog
manufacturing consent
el mariachi
my cousin vinny
olivier olivier
the paint job
passion fish
poison ivy
prelude to a kiss
romper stomper
rubin & ed
samantha
la sentinelle
single white female
singles
a tale of springtime
where the day takes you
a winter’s tale

92- a good year. I had to make some hard choices.
Schrader's Light Sleeper came out on top as it was
the film that had the most impact one me.

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1-A Few Good Men
2-(Reservoir Dogs)
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Off the top of my head:

1) Husbands and Wives
2) Glengarry Glen Ross -- virtually a tie
3) Reservoir Dogs
4) Bad Lieutenant
5) The Player
6) The Crying Game
7) A Few Good Men
8) Unforgiven
9) Hard Boiled
10) One False Move
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A few good men gets my vote!
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Raise the Red Lantern

runner-ups:

Zentropa
Days of Being Wild

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Originally posted by Grimfarrow
Raise the Red Lantern

runner-ups:

Zentropa
Days of Being Wild
isn't days of being wild 91?
i have that on my 91 list.

thanks for reminding me about zentropa.
i've never actually seen raise the red lantern!
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A tie for me -
Unforgiven
Singles

About as different as two movies can get, but I can't really choose between the two ("Unforgiven" probably technically is the better film and IMHO the best Western that I've ever seen, but "Singles" for me is a more personal movie and totally sums up 1992 drunken college escapades listening to Screaming Trees and Alice in Chains and the whole era. Besides it's got one of my favorite performances from Campbell Scott in it: "Work. Work is the key here.")

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'92 wasn't such a great year for me movie-wise. I guess I'd
have to say: Unforgiven.
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Reservoir Dogs.
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Alien 3, seriously.....

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In no particular order...

Glengarry Glen Ross
The Unforgiven
Resoirvar Dogs
The Player
Red Rock West
Basic Instinct
A Midnight Clear
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I can no longer post to these because I haven't seen enough movies in this years to call my answer true.



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man, that was kinda a crappy year...anyway, guess I'll go with The Player
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Originally posted by bjhess
I can no longer post to these because I haven't seen enough movies in this years to call my answer true.



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I can just about say the same thing (which is why I'm debating how far to actually go with them), but I figure for now, if there's a movie I actually love (even though I know it might not be what I consider the best if I'd seen about 100 from the year like I have in recent years), then I'll go with that as my pick - and I'd hope you'd do the same. 'Course nobody's got a gun to your head, so whatever spins your disc will do just fine.
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Unforgiven..made me realize what certain aspects of the old West were probably like...
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Unforgiven...I don't believe any other movie had the duck of death in it.
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