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Choose The Best Noir: Poll Results

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Out of the Past or Touch of Evil ?

Poll ended at June 11th, 2008, 9:15 am

Out of the Past
10
48%
Touch of Evil
11
52%
 
Total votes: 21

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Postby jdb1 » June 11th, 2008, 12:40 pm

Look, Boys - this is one crochety old lady who's getting tired of the prolixity (is that a word?) I'm getting an image of two bull moose butting heads and trumpeting, or mooing, or whatever bull moose do when they are peeved.

We voted twice. Those who cared enough to vote did so, and we've had a tie twice. Accept it. It's a tie. There's no shame in it -- each movie is primer inter pares in its own way.

I say let it lay. Jacques and Orson, we love you both. Ditto Mitchum and Marlene. There's enough Noir in the world to encompass them all.

Let's move on to another category. C'mon guys . . . . you know you want to. Hmmm? Pretty please?

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Postby charliechaplinfan » June 11th, 2008, 2:02 pm

It would be quite nice if there was a tie. Both are very good films and it is very difficult to chose between them.
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Postby knitwit45 » June 11th, 2008, 2:08 pm

pul-leeze!!!! Let's move on! It is too cool there was a tie, and there are lots of other genres waiting in the wings. Great posts, witty wordplay, but when a thing is dead, LET IT LIE! (LAY?) As I tell my dog when he finds something icky.....Leave it! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby ChiO » June 11th, 2008, 2:27 pm

I concur with Dewey and our friends.

Declare a tie.

Or, as Dewey's heroine would say, "Skip it."
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Postby cinemalover » June 11th, 2008, 3:30 pm

The people have spoken.

Touch of Evil and Out of the Past are declared co-victors and champions of the Noir-World!!!

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all participants. Let peace once again reign over the cyber world, until the next vote. We'll have to wait until next year to see if we can settle on a single winner in this competitive category.
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Postby Dewey1960 » June 11th, 2008, 5:02 pm

What a great and glorious day for all of us! Thanks, Chris, for an excepionally exciting competition! We anxiously await the next Battle of the Century!
And thanks, too, Brother ChiO for the wonderful Lulu cartoon. She was always an advocate of the dead heat!

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Postby ChiO » June 12th, 2008, 7:27 am

Thank you, Chris, for monitoring this exhibition (it's not a competition) and your Solomonic ruling. And thank you to all voters for tolerating my Prolix Partner and me (but what's a little prolixity among friends?).

I hereby promise never to get this passionate again...unless a Fuller or Cassavetes movie makes it to the finals of a Musical poll.
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Postby Dewey1960 » June 12th, 2008, 8:33 am

ChiO vowed: "I hereby promise never to get this passionate again...unless a Fuller or Cassavetes movie makes it to the finals of a Musical poll."

Then tune up for Friday night's TCM offering: a mighty medley featuring CASSAVETES in the 1970 neo-noir MACHINE GUN MCCAIN followed by FULLER'S 1961 classic UNDERWORLD USA.

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Postby cinemalover » June 12th, 2008, 10:56 am

Thanks everyone for the passion that made this an entertaining endeavor. I think I'll let the competition rest for a little bit and then try to figure out athe best time this summer to do the next one, based on weeks when I won't be on vacation and away from a computer.

The next competition is going to be for Silents since we have a huge base of Silent fans. Hopefully this will bring a whole new crowd to the competition in addition to the regulars.

We will do Non-Comedy Silents as a genre of its own to begin with. You will be able to include shorts in your choices if you choose to. I know that with all the very knowledgeable silent fans here that at the very least this will be a very educational competition for me.
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Postby srowley75 » June 13th, 2008, 1:13 pm

cinemalover wrote:We will do Non-Comedy Silents as a genre of its own to begin with. You will be able to include shorts in your choices if you choose to. I know that with all the very knowledgeable silent fans here that at the very least this will be a very educational competiton for me.


AAGGGH!!

Well, give me about five years, and I should be able to name my top fifteen by then. Seriously, the noir list will be a cinch compared to this one.

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Postby cinemalover » June 13th, 2008, 1:35 pm

Stephen,
Is that because there are too many that you enjoy, or not enough?

Either way, I hope it will be fun for you.

Thanks
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Postby srowley75 » June 13th, 2008, 1:41 pm

cinemalover wrote:Stephen,
Is that because there are too many that you enjoy, or not enough?


Way, way too many. If we narrowed it to "American non-comedy silents," that would help, but it'd still be hard.

And I'm sure it'll be fun. While I may give myself a headache, I always enjoy anything related to film.

-Stephen

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Postby cinemalover » June 13th, 2008, 1:53 pm

Well, we wouldn't want it to be too easy, that would take all the enjoyment out of those agonizing decisions.

Now if we just don't end in a tie....
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Postby MissGoddess » June 20th, 2008, 11:10 am

Wow, if I'd been here to vote then this would have been a tie!
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Postby Dewey1960 » June 20th, 2008, 12:43 pm

Hi MissG - welcome back! We actually did have a tie; the eleventh vote cast for TOUCH OF EVIL came after the deadline, so it was formally and happily, declared a tie betwixt it and OUT OF THE PAST! However, if you had been here, a tie-breaking vote would have been cast! A cool footnote to a heated race!


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