Round 5 - THE FINAL - #5 Powell & #3 Hawks

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THE FINAL - #5 Michael Powell & #3 Howard Hawks

Poll ended at October 29th, 2011, 1:45 pm

Michael Powell
7
47%
Howard Hawks
8
53%
 
Total votes: 15

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Dancin' with the STARS... (That Howard!)
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But Michael can tell TALES with his living dolls!

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So could Howard!
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This becoming a You Tube Tug of War - SSO Style! :wink:
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aw, Lauren Bacall can WIGGLE better'n that.....(and so can Walter Brennan!!!!)

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You can have Walter Brennan. Many here would prefer James Mason. And as far as "wiggle", howzabout Helen Mirren underwater with a spear. Sigh. (One has to sign up for the Adult Youtube to see her wiggles.)

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You can TOTALLY HAVE Helen Mirren!!!
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and I'll take Pottsie aka the Yum Yum guy, ANY DAY!

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You'll have a fight on your hands, knitty! Oh I guess I could settle for Oskar Homolka.
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I know, isn't he a doll in this? THE DIRECTOR KNEW HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF EACH OF THEM :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Here is the Honor Roll of those who nominated Michael Powell. A more distinguished and diverse group is hard to imagine.

Ann Harding
charliechaplinfan
ChiO
JackFavell
Jezebel38
kingrat
Moraldo Rubini
Mr. Arkadin
pvitari
srowley75

Honorable Mention: LzCutter -- nominated Michael Powell and some other person. Ms. Cutter -- it is not too late.

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Hey! No soliciting/campaigning/begging within 50 feet of the polling place..........
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The ChiO Super-PAC does not solicit, campaign or beg. It merely lays out the facts and lets the people decide. (And accepts donations from anyone.)
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[b][u]ChiO[/u][/b] wrote:Here is the Honor Roll of those who nominated Michael Powell. A more distinguished and diverse group is hard to imagine.

Ann Harding
charliechaplinfan
ChiO
JackFavell
Jezebel38
kingrat
Moraldo Rubini
Mr. Arkadin
pvitari
srowley75


Honorable Mention: LzCutter -- nominated Michael Powell and some other person. Ms. Cutter -- it is not too late.

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You named names. Good to see. Verrrry good to see.

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ChiO wrote:A more distinguished and diverse group is hard to imagine.
My presence contributes to the "diverse" part... :mrgreen:

Looking back and considering Hawks' career a bit more closely, I suppose my vote should have been more difficult than it was (though after giving it some more thought, I would still back Powell). Hawks made quite a few films I count among my favorites, and I should probably have given more consideration to his contribution to the art of screwball comedy (which I still believe is the most difficult genre to do well, having seen SO MANY rotten comedies). But Powell's films are much more unique to me - and not just from the standpoint of that gorgeous color which so many consider to be his trademark. His films are full of wit, often precisely and deliberately paced [among other things, Black Narcissus is a very well-crafted thriller], and have stayed planted in my mind long after I've watched (and rewatched) them. I agree with ChiO that A Matter of Life and Death is one of the most beautiful of films, and the opening lingers in the memory not only because of the visuals, but because the dialogue is so brilliant and the characters so memorable.

I guess I also find it surprising that a British director was one of our top two. Among my acquaintances, there are quite a few who tend to downplay the contributions of the British to world cinema (they prefer the French, Italians, and Japanese).
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