The Lists Project

An ongoing survey of the Criterion Forum membership to create lists of the best films of each decade and genre.
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YnEoS
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Re: The Lists Project

#2101 Post by YnEoS » Sat May 06, 2017 10:52 am

I've fallen off the list train a bit, though I quite enjoy some of the discussions and lists it generates, I sometimes have difficulty syncing up my viewing habits with the list schedules. I was wondering if at some point in the future we could perhaps do re-votes without scheduling a certain block of viewing time? I might contribute to some lists that have already wrapped up, and if say a list can generate a good amount of discussion from a good enough variety of users after its initial vote, perhaps we could see if people want to update their lists and then re-submit without distracting from the other list projects? Maybe this will work itself out in time just seeing where people's interests go and waiting for a good mass of people to want to revisit some projects, just thinking out loud about how it might be nice if there was a mechanism to participate with these more casually on my own time, since I don't think I'm likely to keep up with all the simultaneous lists going on.


(So far mostly just been enjoying going through the history of musicals in slow detail, I've got lots of notes on what I've watched so far, but haven't sat down and written them out into reviews yet. Found a few unknown films that I think deserve more attention, so I may try to give them more elaborate write ups and see if I can convince a few others to try them out.)

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Re: The Lists Project

#2102 Post by domino harvey » Sat May 06, 2017 10:56 am

I'm open to the idea, especially since folks expressed a lot of interest in a Horror List redux, but it's hard to even find the six months such a thing would require in the schedule, which with the four months for a Musicals redux would be almost an entire year eaten up otherwise

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Re: The Lists Project

#2103 Post by swo17 » Sat May 06, 2017 12:06 pm

I don't like the idea of doing this without a viewing window.

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#2104 Post by domino harvey » Sat May 06, 2017 12:11 pm

It would have to have a window, there's no way to do it otherwise. I meant I was down for a simultaneous compilation of reduxes while other stuff is going on-- there's no way to do it dynamically that wouldn't make me want to walk into traffic

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Re: The Lists Project

#2105 Post by swo17 » Sat May 06, 2017 12:26 pm

I was responding to YnEoS's suggestion of "re-votes without scheduling a certain block of viewing time."

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Re: The Lists Project

#2106 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:24 am

Just throwing this out there: since the Chabrol Auteur List got nixed in the poll, I'll be revisiting all of Chabrol's works through 1968 in chronological order once the French New Wave Mini-List thread gets going, if anyone wants to coordinate viewings to join in the discussion (and there will of course be plenty of other directors and works to discuss as well)

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#2107 Post by knives » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:30 am

It did? That's sad. I'd love to do that if more of his work was available to me. As is I'm still missing ten of his features from the period as director let alone as producer etc.

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#2108 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:33 am

Well, at least join in on the ones you do have access to! You can def skip those de Broca pix he produced

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#2109 Post by knives » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:45 am

I'm kind of tempted to search them out if just because to my surprise the one film of his I've pre-gamed with is good. Speaking of I'm not likely going to be able to pick up the Moullet French set in time. Is the Facets' (which is at the local library) Brigitte and Brigitte just a direct port ala the Ruiz films?

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Re: The Lists Project

#2110 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:46 am

Yep, it's the exact same disc

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Re: The Lists Project

#2111 Post by knives » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:49 am

Nice and thanks.

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Re: The Lists Project

#2112 Post by swo17 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:29 pm

I liked having the second round for the pre-1920s list and would like to keep doing it, but what do others think? One week was probably enough for that one given how short most of people's orphans were, but going forward where more of the orphans will be features, would people like to have, say, two weeks?

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Re: The Lists Project

#2113 Post by TMDaines » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:03 pm

I liked it, and I thought I wouldn’t. It’s good for prioritising your late viewing.

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#2114 Post by matrixschmatrix » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:05 pm

I didn't participate much, as I was pretty burnt out by that point, but I think that's specific to the pre-20s; I wouldn't mind having that window again

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Re: The Lists Project

#2115 Post by jindianajonz » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:28 pm

Has there ever been any consideration for accepting a smaller-than-50 list into the final scoring? Real life has resulted in me not getting any viewings in for the 20's project, and since the list of films I've already seen from that decade is rather short, reaching 50 quality films seems rather daunting at this point. If I could submit a list of, say, 30 films, with the number 1 film only being worth 30 points instead of 50, it would be a good motivation to start dipping into this era, but trying to fit another 40 films in before June feels overwhelming.

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Re: The Lists Project

#2116 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:32 pm

I don't think that's a change I want to make, but by all means, you should still participate in the discussions and follow other people's recommendations to the extent you are able.

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Re: The Lists Project

#2117 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 29, 2018 6:24 pm

Just going to throw this out there as an idea: We are about to start the Summer With Jean, Jean, and John, with three back to back Auteur lists for Renoir, Godard, and Ford. Would people prefer we keep the discussion and deadlines like usual (as per the stated dates in the first post), with each running one after the other, or would you be open to a true Summer with Jean, Jean, and John with all three being open for several months concurrently and all ending at the same time? This would enable discussion to weave in and out depending on what auteur you wanted to revisit or watch, but could also potentially leave discussion stretched thin all Summer as well, or possibly overshadow one or more of the subjects. Thoughts?

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Re: The Lists Project

#2118 Post by zedz » Tue May 29, 2018 6:41 pm

I really like the idea of running those three lists / discussions concurrently. It provides a longer 'active' period to work one's way through a large number of films and should help allay burnout on a single director's work. July and August will be full-on film festival season for me, so I'm not going to have time to watch anything much at home, which would rule me out for whoever's deadline falls around then.

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#2119 Post by Ribs » Tue May 29, 2018 6:43 pm

It would also be possible, if deeply silly, to have a joint list of all three of them for no real reason in particular in addition to the three individual ones if done this way

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Re: The Lists Project

#2120 Post by Rayon Vert » Tue May 29, 2018 10:08 pm

Either is good for me, but there is an advantage, as zedz says, to have more time to revisit a director one might want or need more time to revisit (Godard for me, likely). Although I do like the idea of restricting your viewing during a continuous period to a single director.

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Re: The Lists Project

#2121 Post by swo17 » Tue May 29, 2018 10:33 pm

Ribs wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 6:43 pm
It would also be possible, if deeply silly, to have a joint list of all three of them for no real reason in particular in addition to the three individual ones if done this way
This would be dumb unless I could slip some Grémillon on there

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Re: The Lists Project

#2122 Post by movielocke » Wed May 30, 2018 1:27 am

I like concurrent

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Re: The Lists Project

#2123 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed May 30, 2018 9:23 am

The same board that always wants deadline extensions is leaning towards three concurrent lists? What a world.

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Re: The Lists Project

#2124 Post by Noiradelic » Wed May 30, 2018 4:59 pm

Well, the viewing time is the same, and if you need less time for one or two directors, it would actually give you more time for the other(s).

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Re: The Lists Project

#2125 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 30, 2018 7:05 pm

I'm hearing no real reasons not to do it, so we will try it out!

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