View Poll Results: When should I start the 2001 poll?
The week after In The Bedroom comes out on DVD since it's the last really major release save for...
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We might as well wait all the way until the last major release of 2001 is on DVD - Monsters Inc in late September
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The obligatory twikoff
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Best Film of 1968 (ongoing survey)

 
Old 08-02-02, 03:28 AM
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Best Film of 1968 (ongoing survey)

A quick note:
  • Some people are now saying it's before their time, so they haven't seen enough to vote... If you've seen even one film that you really liked from the year, and thus you consider it the best you've seen (even if it's the only one you've seen), go ahead and vote. Heck, I was born in '82, so yeah, it's before my time too, but I've still got a favorite from most years back at least through the 70s, even if I've just seen 2 or 3 from the year.

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 1968 (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 1968 (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 -- 2001: A Space Odyssey

All Years:
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 -- Fight Club*
1998 -- (currently) Rushmore
1997 -- (currently) Boogie Nights
1996 -- Fargo*
1995 -- (currently) Braveheart
1994 -- Pulp Fiction*
1993 -- Schindler's List*
1992 -- Unforgiven*
1991 -- Silence of the Lambs*
1990 -- Goodfellas*
1989 -- Do the Right Thing*
1988 -- Die Hard*
1987 -- Full Metal Jacket*
1986 -- (currently) Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1985 -- Back to the Future*
1984 -- Ghostbusters*
1983 -- Return of the Jedi*
1982 -- (currently) Blade Runner
1981 -- Raiders of the Lost Ark*
1980 -- (currently) Empire Strikes Back
1979 -- Apocalypse Now*
1978 -- (currently) The Deer Hunter
1977 -- Star Wars*
1976 -- Taxi Driver*
1975 -- Jaws*
1974 -- The Godfather: Part II*
1973 -- (currently) The Exorcist
1972 -- The Godfather*
1971 -- A Clockwork Orange*
1970 -- Patton*
1969 -- (currently) The Wild Bunch
1968 -- 2001: A Space Odyssey*
1967

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 08-02-02, 03:35 AM
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Based on the quality of the films I've been fortunate enough to see from '68, this would be the best year of cinema I know of! Of course I've only seen 3 from the year, but they're all absolutely briliant.

My #1 film of all time, Kubrick's greatest of his many masterpieces gets my vote:

1) 2001: A Space Odyssey - 10/10
2) Rosemary's Baby - 10/10
3) The Odd Couple - 9/10

Unfortunately Siskel and Ebert's lists have run out. If you know of any lists from Pauline Kael or any other respected critic or even publication from '68 or any year farther back, please post them or send me an email.
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Top Ten:
1)Planet of the Apes
2)2001: A Space Odyssey
3)The Producers
4)Targets
5)Night of the Living Dead
6)Charly
7)Bullitt
8)The Thomas Crown Affair
9)Hang 'em High
10)The Odd Couple

Bottom Ten:
10)Head
9)The Green Slime
8)She-Devils on Wheels
7)The Blood of Fu Manchu
6)The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
5)Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
4)Candy
3)Barbarella
2)Lady Godiva Rides
1)Funny Girl

Some more movies from the same year:
Bandolero!
Blackbeard's Ghost
The Boston Strangler
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Coogan's Bluff
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
The Green Berets
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
If...
Live a Little, Love a Little
The Love Bug
The Night They Raided Minsky's
The Party
Romeo and Juliet
Rosemary's Baby
The Shakiest Gun in the West
Speedway
Where Eagles Dare
Yellow Submarine
Yours, Mine and Ours
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My vote goes to 2001 and I have no doubt that will win this poll. It's not the masterpiece some claim it is, but it is a pretty cool ride.

I say wait for Monsters Inc to do 2001 poll.
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Planet of the Apes.
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Give half a vote to PotA and 2001 each for me....too hard to call.
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Give half a vote to PotA and 2001 each for me....too hard to call.
I hope Jon Turner doesn't somehow read your vote as PotA (2001)...
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2001, defintiely.

And as for the poll above, I voted "wait for monsters inc". It's not my favorite 2001 movie, but I still love it and it deserves to be an option in the 2001 poll.
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Back then, my favorite movie was The Love Bug (I was 6).

In retrospect, that wasn't quite as good as it seemed at the time, so I vote for 2001
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I think this is the easiest choice out of all these polls.
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what crap won the Oscar that year? oh wait, Oliver! I really like that movie, probably my favorite film musical.
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Originally posted by JonTurner

Unfortunately Siskel and Ebert's lists have run out. If you know of any lists from Pauline Kael or any other respected critic or even publication from '68 or any year farther back, please post them or send me an email.
hmm, I recommend the films selected by the National Film Registry
Those films can be found listed at this Top Films List site: http://www.filmsite.org/greatlists.html
or more specifically, here:
http://www.filmsite.org/filmreg.html
they are unfortunately arranged by alphabetical order, not by year.

In 1988, the Library of Congress established the National Film Preservation Board to preserve 25 films each year to add to the National Film Registry. As of 2001, there were 325 films selected. The films that are selected must meet two criteria: they must be culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant and they must be at least ten years old.
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Planet Of The Apes

2001 provided some interesting ideas about space travel - but the film is noticeably lacking in plot and character. IMHO anyway...

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My top 10 (in order):
01. Planet of the Apes (1968)
02. Will Penny (1968)
03. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
04. Lion in Winter, The (1968)
05. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
06. Party, The (1968) ~ One of my favorite comedies.
07. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
08. Bandolero! (1968)
09. Firecreek (1968)
10. Producers, The (1968)

Honorable mentions (in no particular order):
War and Peace (1968)
Devil's Brigade, The (1968)
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
Charge of the Light Brigade, The (1968)
Targets (1968)
Hang 'em High (1968)
Bullitt (1968)
Green Berets, The (1968)
Swimmer, The (1968)
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Devil Rides Out, The (1968)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Odd Couple, The (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)


A must mention outlandish cult film:
Wild in the Streets (1968)

Most hated film of the year:
Barbarella (1968) ~ with Hanoi Jane

This was actually a pretty good year for movies. It's not like the 30's or the 40's but not bad either.~ IMHO

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