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Old 01-27-03, 02:34 PM
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Best Film of 1958 (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 1958 (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 1958 (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 -- Vertigo

All Years:
2001 -- (currently) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 -- Fight Club*
1998 -- Saving Private Ryan*
1997 -- L.A. Confidential*
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) Aliens
1985 -- Back to the Future*
1984 -- Ghostbusters*
1983 -- Return of the Jedi*
1982 -- (currently) E.T.
1981 -- Raiders of the Lost Ark*
1980 -- The Empire Strikes Back*
1979 -- Apocalypse Now*
1978 -- (currently) Halloween
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) Midnight Cowboy
1968 -- 2001: A Space Odyssey*
1967 -- The Graduate*
1966 -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly*
1965 -- Dr. Zhivago*
1964 -- Dr. Strangelove*
1963 -- 8 1/2*
1962 -- Lawrence of Arabia*
1961 -- The Hustler*
1960 -- Psycho*
1959 -- North by Northwest*
1958 -- Vertigo*
1957

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 01-27-03, 02:38 PM
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My favorite Hitchcock film, featuring a brilliant mix of suspense, terror, and romance...

1) Vertigo - 10/10
2) A Night to Remember - 9/10
3) Touch of Evil - 8/10
4) The Defiat Ones - 8/10

The only other film of the year that I've seen is the only Cary Grant misstep I've yet witnessed, Indiscreet (4/10).

I'll be back later to fill in the usual oscar list and other notables unless someone else beats me to it (feel free to do so! )

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Old 01-27-03, 03:10 PM
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I have not voted for the Hitchcock film the last two polls because I thought those movies were a tad overrated and there was a better choice. But this one was his best. Easy choice this year:

Vertigo
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EASY.

#1. VERTIGO

#2. Touch of Evil
#3. Hidden Fortress

other notables that I've seen:

Big Deal on Madonna Street
The Horror of Dracula
Mon oncle
A Night to Remember
Disney's Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Ivan the Terrible, Part Two
The Defiant Ones

Other notables I've not seen:

Ashes and Diamonds (Wajda)
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Last Hurrah
The Big Country
Separate Tables


...VERY strong year IMHO.
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Originally posted by JonTurner
The only other film of the year that I've seen is the only Cary Grant misstep I've yet witnessed, The Defiant Ones (4/10).

Not sure what you're confusing it with, but the only Defiant Ones from 1958 that I know of is the classic Stanley Kramer film, starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier - not Cary Grant.


'58 was a truly great year - and as great as Vertigo is, I still don't consider it Hitchcock's best. Touch of Evil is, however my favorite Orson Welles film, and definitely one of my top 5 films ever.

1. Touch of Evil
2. Vertigo
3. The Defiant Ones
4. The Last Hurrah
5. Run Silent, Run Deep
6. The Horse's Mouth
7. The Left Handed Gun
8. Mon Oncle
9. The Hidden Fortress
10. I Want to Live!
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I've only seen two..

1. Legend of Sleepy Hollow ~!
2. A Touch Of Evil
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Originally posted by ToddSm66
Not sure what you're confusing it with, but the only Defiant Ones from 1958 that I know of is the classic Stanley Kramer film, starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier - not Cary Grant.
Doh - my bad... I was in a hurry and that slipped out since I'd just put The Defiant Ones at #4 on my list. I've changed it now, but the Cary Grant borefest from '58 is Indiscreet!
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I'm going to be totally different and vote for the Disney animated classic from that year....wait, there was none.

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Top Ten:
1)Vertigo
2)The Blob
3)The Fly
4)Horror of Dracula
5)No Time for Sergeants
6)Man of the West
7)King Creole
8)Touch of Evil
9)The Hidden Fortress
10)The Defiant Ones

Useless List of Movies from 1958:
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Attack of the Puppet People
Bell Book and Candle
The Brothers Karamazov
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Colossus of New York
The Cry Baby Killer
Fiend Without a Face
Frankenstein - 1970
From the Earth to the Moon
House on Haunted Hill
How to Make a Monster
I Bury the Living
I Married a Monster from Outer Space
It! The Terror from Beyond Space
Macabre
Machine-Gun Kelly
Monster from Green Hell
Monster on the Campus
Queen of Outer Space
The Revenge of Frankenstein
Terror in the Haunted House
Thunder Road
War of the Colossal Beast


MST3K Fodder:
The Crawling Eye
Earth vs. the Spider
Night of the Blood Beast
The Screaming Skull
The Space Children
Teenage Cave Man
Terror from the Year 5000
The Thing That Couldn't Die

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Originally posted by movielib
I have not voted for the Hitchcock film the last two polls because I thought those movies were a tad overrated and there was a better choice. But this one was his best. Easy choice this year:

Vertigo
I agree with your comments.

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1. Vertigo
2. The Big Country
3. No Time for Sargeants
 
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1. Vertigo
2. Touch Of Evil
3. Horror Of Dracula
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Easy one...Vertigo
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Looks like a landslide. Funny thing is, I think the movie's overrated, and not Hitchcock's best. I still think it's better than The Big Country or Touch of Evil, which is saying something...
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