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What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Posted on: November 13, 2008 8:36 am
 

Onto round 3. I just want to reiterate a rule I made up for the last round. Please vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either movie, just pick the lesser of two evils.

As we move along the choices get harder and harder.

Can Jaws take a bite out of Citizen Kane?

Will the Mockingbird break through the Rear Window or just break it's neck?

Can the Godfather withstand the Wrath of some Grapes?

Will the Wizard have enough brains, heart and courage when facing Laurence of Arabia?

Sorry couldn't think of any witty statements for the North. Feel free to add any you can think of.

Will the Raging Bull collapse before the Bridge over the River Kwai?

Can Star Wars "Force" it's way past the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life?

East

#1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs.#14 Jaws (1975)
#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) vs.#12 Rear Window (1954)

West

#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#6 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) vs.#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)

North

#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#7 High Noon (1952)
#2 Gone with the Wind (1939) vs.#6 Some Like It Hot (1959)

South

#1 Raging Bull (1980) vs.#9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs.#5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Previous results.

Round 2
http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/5827413/11514238

Round 1
http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/5827413/11375857

Category: General
Tags: Best Movie
 
Comments

Since: May 3, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2008 10:13 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Great idea, sorry I came in so late.

#1 Citizen Kane (1941
#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

#1 The Godfather (1972)
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

#1 Casablanca (1942)
#6 Some Like It Hot (1959)

#1 Raging Bull (1980)
#4 Star Wars (1977)



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 8:51 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

East

#1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs.#14 Jaws (1975)
#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) vs.#12 Rear Window (1954)

West

#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#6 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) vs.#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)

North

#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#7 High Noon (1952)
#2 Gone with the Wind (1939) vs.#6 Some Like It Hot (1959)

South

#1 Raging Bull (1980) vs.#9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs.#5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)




Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 5:14 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

East

#1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs.#14 Jaws (1975)
#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) vs.#12 Rear Window (1954)

West

#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#6 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) vs.#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)

North

#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#7 High Noon (1952)
#2 Gone with the Wind (1939) vs.#6 Some Like It Hot (1959)

South

#1 Raging Bull (1980) vs.#9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs.#5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)




Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 5:08 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

 

#1 Citizen Kane (1941)

#7 To Kill a Mockingbird

#1 The Godfather (1972

.#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)

.#7 High Noon (1952)

#1 Raging Bull (1980)

#4 Star Wars (1977)




Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 4:13 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Another fine job of tallying the vote Section.  I also love the addtion of your "match ups" commentary at the beginning of this round.  (I took a shot a helping out and added my own for the North match ups)  Keep up the nice work Section.  Now, on to the voting...

East

#1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs. #14 Jaws (1975)  My dark horse from the beginning (Jaws) is still sticking around to take another bite.
#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) vs. #12 Rear Window (1954)  Toughest decision of this round.  Fairly even films.

West

#1 The Godfather (1972) vs. #6 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)  Godfather is going to be very tough to beat.  In any round.
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) vs. #3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)  Toughest elimination of this round.  By far.

North

#1 Casablanca (1942) vs. #7 High Noon (1952)  Will Bogey finally "give a damn" or will Cooper make it past high noon?
#2 Gone with the Wind (1939) vs. #6 Some Like It Hot (1959) Will Scarlett never go hungry again or will Lemmon and Curtis make it to Florida?

South

#1 Raging Bull (1980) vs. #9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)  No disrespect to "the bridge" but this was a pretty easy choice.
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs. #5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)  SW was soooo ahead of its time and change sci-fi movie making forever.

Can't wait to see the results next week.




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2008 3:53 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

This is insane! How can Star Wars still be alive?Just out of curiosity, what do you have against Star Wars? Besides the fact that it isn't a bad movie, it was innovative in the use of special effects, producing visual stimulation that had never been seen before. It has a tough matchup this week.



Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 3:12 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

I can't believe "Gone With the Wind" is still hanging on.

CHICK FLICK!!!!!




Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 3:09 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

East

#1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs.#14 Jaws (1975)
#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) vs.#12 Rear Window (1954)

West

#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#6 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) vs.#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)

North

#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#7 High Noon (1952)
#2 Gone with the Wind (1939) vs.#6 Some Like It Hot (1959)

South

#1 Raging Bull (1980) vs.#9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs.#5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

This is insane! How can Star Wars still be alive?




Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 1:46 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs.#14 Jaws (1975    Jaws      
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#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) vs.#12 Rear Window (1954)   To kill a mockingbird

West

#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#6 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)  The Godfather
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) vs.#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)  The Wizard of Oz

North

#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#7 High Noon (1952)  High Noon
#2 Gone with the Wind (1939) vs.#6 Some Like It Hot (1959)  Gone with the Wind

South

#1 Raging Bull (1980) vs.#9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)  Raging Bull
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs.#5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)    Star Wars




Since: Nov 4, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 1:41 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

East

#1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs.#14 Jaws (1975)
#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) vs.#12 Rear Window (1954)

West - Easy choices

#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#6 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) vs.#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)

North

#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#7 High Noon (1952)
#2 Gone with the Wind (1939) vs.#6 Some Like It Hot (1959) - Tough match-up for "Hot."

South

#1 Raging Bull (1980) vs.#9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - Weak match-up comparitively. For example "Hot" or "Wonderful Life" should take either of these good movies.
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs.#5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - Two of the best movies, period.

The decisions were easier this week.



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