TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

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Pick the winner of each matchup!

Russian Ark (2002)
11
18%
Up (2009)
5
8%
The Descendants (2011)
4
7%
Amelie (2001)
9
15%
Letters From Ima Jima (2006)
5
8%
The Act of Killing (2012)
8
13%
Together (2000)
5
8%
Waiting for Happiness (2002)
2
3%
The Son (2002)
8
13%
White Material (2009)
3
5%
 
Total votes: 60
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TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Fri May 15, 2015 3:09 pm

I love brackets and tournaments. After half-paying attention to the NCAA March Madness stuff, I thought it would be fun to do a poll-only film bracket. No extensive write-ups are required, you just have to vote (if you want to write about your choices, go ahead please!).

Using the They Shoot Pictures Don't They 21st Century list, I made up a bracket of 250 films.

Here it is.

The top six seeds according to TSPDT get a bye and will come into play in the second round. Here they are:

1. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000)
2. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
3. Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
5. Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr, 2000)
6. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)

The rest of the films were placed randomly

If you haven't seen one of the films, it's your choice whether to vote or not. You can abstain or not. It's flawed, but oh well.

This post will be updated with the newest matches as they appear. The poll will go until there are no ties. Let me know what you think. Feel free to post what you voted for.
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Fri May 15, 2015 3:13 pm

I'm down for this.
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by Trip » Fri May 15, 2015 3:37 pm

Sounds fun. Easy round. Have not seen Doorstep still, so I may get on that then vote. Voted on the others though.
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Fri May 15, 2015 3:38 pm

My pick in Bold

Black Swan (2010) v. Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
Waking Life (2001) v. In the City of Sylvia (2007)
2046 (2004) v. The Dark Knight (2008)
The Pianist (2002) v. No Country for Old Men (2007)

Haven't seen The Return so I didn't vote on that matchup.
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Fri May 15, 2015 3:38 pm

The forum apparently only lets you put up 10 options at a time. Otherwise, I would've added more matchups.
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by Trip » Fri May 15, 2015 3:40 pm

I like that this will get me to watch movies. Also, prob a good thing to go slow...ish anyway. How long until next round, btw?
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Fri May 15, 2015 3:41 pm

I haven't decided. There a toooon of matchups for the first round. Maybe until Sunday night? Want to see how participation will be like.
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Post by Trip » Fri May 15, 2015 3:44 pm

Sounds good.
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by Colonel Kurz » Fri May 15, 2015 3:44 pm

Waking Life v. In the City of Sylvia
2046 v. The Dark Knight
The Pianist v. No Country for Old Men

Haven't Devils on my Doorstep or George Washington. Can't imagine voting for The Return or Black Swan though...
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Fri May 15, 2015 3:54 pm

roujin wrote:2046 (2004) v. The Dark Knight (2008)
Haha. Easiest decision ever?

Voted.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Fri May 15, 2015 4:21 pm

voted only when I saw both films, so only once! cool idea
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Post by Epistemophobia » Sat May 16, 2015 5:45 am

roujin wrote:The forum apparently only lets you put up 10 options at a time. Otherwise, I would've added more matchups.
google forms
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Post by LEAVES » Sat May 16, 2015 6:00 am

The Dark Knight is starting its fearsome comeback.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sat May 16, 2015 11:06 am

THIS REMINDS ME OF SOMETHING
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Post by roujin » Sat May 16, 2015 2:14 pm

Epistemophobia wrote: google forms
ooh, will have to try that for the next batch.
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Post by Immaculate » Sat May 16, 2015 2:38 pm

JediMoonShyne wrote:THIS REMINDS ME OF SOMETHING
:D
Viewed
Girlhood (Sciamma, 2015)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (McQuarrie, 2015)
House of Tolerance (Bonello, 2011)
Tangerine (Baker, 2015)
Snake Eyes (De Palma, 1998)


Reviewed

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Post by Trip » Sun May 17, 2015 6:02 am

Watched and voted for Doorstep. All ready for round 2 (and more?).
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by wigwam » Sun May 17, 2015 2:41 pm

roujin wrote: George Washington (2000) v. The Return (2003)
Black Swan (2010) v. Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
Waking Life (2001) v. In the City of Sylvia (2007)
2046 (2004) v. The Dark Knight (2008)
The Pianist (2002) v. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Havent/dont want to see Doorstep, only tough decision was Geo W vs Return

great thread!
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Mon May 18, 2015 1:30 pm

Thanks everyone for voting. Here are the results:

George Washington (2000) (#136) - The Return (2003) (#201)= 9-4
Black Swan (2010) (#90) - Devils on the Doorstep (2000) (#128) = 4-7
Waking Life (2001) (#120) - In the City of Sylvia (2007) (#166) = 4-9
2046 (2004) (#61) - The Dark Knight (2008) (#127) = 17-2
The Pianist (2002) (#109) - No Country For Old Men (2007) (#23) = 2-17
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Post by roujin » Mon May 18, 2015 1:30 pm

Moving to the second round:

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George Washington (2000)

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Devils on the Doorstep (2000)

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In the City of Sylvia (2007)

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2046 (2004)

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No Country For Old Men (2007)
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Post by roujin » Mon May 18, 2015 1:31 pm

Say goodbye to these:

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The Return (2003)

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Black Swan (2010)

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Waking Life (2001)

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The Dark Knight (2008)

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The Pianist (2002)
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Mon May 18, 2015 1:33 pm

The next matchups are:

About Schmidt (2002) - Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Almost Famous (2000)
Ten (2002) - Shrek (2001)
Munich (2005) - Inland Empire (2006)
Elephant (2003) - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Post by Trip » Mon May 18, 2015 2:34 pm

all mine got through 8-)
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Mon May 18, 2015 4:29 pm

Probably will watch Ten tonight.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Mon May 18, 2015 5:32 pm

About Schmidt (2002) - Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Finding it impossible to choose between two such irritating movies.
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by Das » Mon May 18, 2015 5:36 pm

This bracket kind of stinks.

But.

About Schmidt (2002) - Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) (ABSTAINING FROM PICKING.)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Almost Famous (2000) (Hate it less.)
Ten (2002) - Shrek (2001)
Munich (2005) - Inland Empire (2006)
Elephant (2003) - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Mon May 18, 2015 5:39 pm

Das wrote:(ABSTAINING FROM PICKING.)
Haha, yes.

Hoping Inland Empire wins it all.
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Mon May 18, 2015 6:22 pm

I don't even understand how Shrek has enough cachet with some of these critics to even get on a list like this...
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Mon May 18, 2015 6:28 pm

The poll will be open until either Wednesday night or Thursday morning, barring any ties.
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Post by undinum » Mon May 18, 2015 8:19 pm

About Schmidt (2002) - Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Almost Famous (2000)
Munich (2005) - Inland Empire (2006)
Elephant (2003) - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Post by Epistemophobia » Mon May 18, 2015 9:46 pm

go shrek
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Mon May 18, 2015 10:19 pm

About Schmidt (2002) - Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Almost Famous (2000)
Munich (2005) - Inland Empire (2006)
Elephant (2003) - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Post by wigwam » Mon May 18, 2015 11:24 pm

About Schmidt (2002) - Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Almost Famous (2000)
Ten (2002) - Shrek (2001)
Munich (2005) - Inland Empire (2006)
Elephant (2003) - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Post by roujin » Tue May 19, 2015 1:59 pm

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Almost Famous (2000)
Ten (2002) - Shrek (2001)
Munich (2005) - Inland Empire (2006)
Elephant (2003) - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed May 20, 2015 3:09 am

Oh wow, Ten was good!
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Post by roujin » Wed May 20, 2015 2:38 pm

Thanks everyone for voting.

About Schmidt (2002) (#149) - Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) (#156) = 8-1
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) (#98) - Almost Famous (2000) (#178) = 4-12
Ten (2002) (#104) - Shrek (2001) (#182) = 9-2
Munich (2005) (#183) - Inland Empire (2006) (#65) = 1-12
Elephant (2003) (#32) - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) (#133) = 5-11
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Post by roujin » Wed May 20, 2015 2:38 pm

Moving to the second round:

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About Schmidt (2002)

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Almost Famous (2000)

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Ten (2002)

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Inland Empire (2006)

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Post by roujin » Wed May 20, 2015 2:38 pm

Say goodbye to these:

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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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Shrek (2001)

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Munich (2005)

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Elephant (2003)
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Wed May 20, 2015 2:40 pm

New matchups:

The Five Obstructions (2003) - Bad Education (2004)
The Best of Youth (2003) - Unknown Pleasures (2002)
Gosford Park (2001) - Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Infernal Affairs (2002) - La Cienaga (2001)
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Post by Trip » Wed May 20, 2015 2:43 pm

hm, it's been a while since I've seen gosford park so I dunno
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed May 20, 2015 3:09 pm

Oh no! I've only seen 3 of the 8.
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Post by Trip » Wed May 20, 2015 3:23 pm

Haated Best of Youth
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Post by roujin » Wed May 20, 2015 4:42 pm

Always wanted to see that. So long tho.
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by snapper » Wed May 20, 2015 8:39 pm

Trip wrote:hm, it's been a while since I've seen gosford park so I dunno
so much better than basterds is everyone joking
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by wigwam » Wed May 20, 2015 10:41 pm

The Five Obstructions (2003) - Bad Education (2004)

basterds and gosford are equally worthless hollow pastiches

havent seen the others
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by Shieldmaiden » Thu May 21, 2015 10:54 pm

The Five Obstructions (2003) - Bad Education (2004)
So, I'm going to try to watch both of these in the next 24 hours. Don't take it down till then?
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Thu May 21, 2015 11:15 pm

I want more votes and they're still some ties so you're good. Have fun!
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by roujin » Fri May 22, 2015 3:04 pm

Low turnout for this batch. Hopefully the next batch gets more votes. I'll wait until Shieldmaiden votes.
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by wigwam » Fri May 22, 2015 3:28 pm

just advance 5 Obs and trash the rest like they deserve
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Re: TSPDT 21st Century Bracket

Post by snapper » Fri May 22, 2015 8:42 pm

ive been voting but not commenting
Latest notable first-time viewings:

* The Sun in a Net / Uher
** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
Bush Mama / Gerima
** Paris Is Burning / Livingston


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