Round 1: Casablanca vs. Chinatown
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:39 PM
No polls, just a review and your opinion on why you believe the film you've chosen should stay higher up in the list. 50 words or more, 40 is accepted if you have expressed your opinion in a satisfactory standard.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:34 AM
40 words in a satisfactory manner?
Haha, but seriously. Casablanca has been, and will always be my favourite film of all time. Bogey and Ingrid put in a masterful performance.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:39 AM
|QUOTE (Maverick. @ Saturday, May 5 2012, 00:34)|
|Casablanca has been, and will always be my favourite film of all time. Bogey and Ingrid put in a masterful performance.|
Does this count as a legitimate vote? Don't think I'm picking on your vote, mate, I'm just genuinely curious what does and does not pass for gaining two points. (besides, it doesn't meet the 50 word requirement )
I just watched Chinatown yesterday and did very much enjoy it, and that says a lot coming from someone who normally doesn't care for drama/detective films (much less film noire). But sadly I haven't even seen Casablanca yet so I'll have to report back to this thread sometime tomorrow after having watched it.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:59 AM
|QUOTE (TheCacti @ Saturday, May 5 2012, 12:39)|
Does this count as a legitimate vote?
Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:08 AM
So yeah, Casablanca for me - definitely amongst my favourites.
Also, I haven't checked around other Top 100 topics, but how are the movies drawn?
Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:29 AM
|QUOTE (mark-2007 @ Saturday, May 5 2012, 15:08)|
|Also, I haven't checked around other Top 100 topics, but how are the movies drawn?|
Indi puts them in a random generator and picks out two at a time.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:01 PM
It's a romantic film masterpiece, a man who has nothing to lose, life that has been tough on Rick Blaine. The love of his life suddenly drawn away from him; and he never expected it. The film also goes through the Nazi Germany dictations at the time, preventing Ilsa Lund from leaving Casablanca as she is married to a well-known fugitive leader for the independence of Czechoslovakia. The plot ensues through Rick crossing paths once again with the love of his life Ilsa and the film is throughout a well-written, awesome masterpiece.
Ingrid Bergman provides a solid performance throughout as well as Humphrey Bogart proving a solid leading role.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:16 PM
My vote goes to Casablanca, which isn't very surprising.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:31 PM
I see many similarities between the two in that both were presenting scandalous stories of some bold and memorable characters. While Casablanca certainly had much more emphasis in the sentiment of love, which threatens to lump it in with a tiresome old theme, the strong performance of the lead characters, along with convicting dialogue, made it ever so engaging and genuine. I just feel that the overall attitude surrounding the betrayal and trust in Casablanca makes it more relatable to peoples' lives and thus is more likely to withstand the test of time.
Here's looking at you, Casablanca.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:31 AM
I could go on and on, but it's pretty clear Chinatown is dead in the water.
I vote for Chinatown.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:54 AM
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