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    Best Decade post-WW2

    Right, its been a while since a battle on here, and I thought I'd start one with a twist. This will be a battle to find out which is the 'best' decade since World War Two - the criteria for 'best' is up to you.

    What this will consist of is a series of battles to find the defining moments of each decade which can then be compared in order to determine which is the 'best' decade.

    The defining moments that will be considered are:

    1. Best film of the Decade
    2. Best music of the Decade (by act - i.e. if the Beatles are nominated in the 1960s category, this would only be for their music in the 1960s)
    3. Historic Moment of the Decade (e.g. Kennedy assassination, Man on the Moon)
    4. Sporting Achievement of the Decade (e.g. first sub 10 second 100m)

    This will give a total of 24 mini-Battles in order to determine the 'Best Decade'

    You can nominate 2 for each category, and second 3.

    The categories are as follows:

    1. Best Film of the 50s:
    2. Best Music Act of the 50s:
    3. Historic Moment of the 50s:
    4. Sporting Acheivement of the 50s:

    5. Best Film of the 60s:
    6. Best Music Act of the 60s:
    7. Historic Moment of the 60s:
    8. Sporting Acheivement of the 60s:

    9. Best Film of the 70s:
    10. Best Music Act of the 70s:
    11. Historic Moment of the 70s:
    12. Sporting Acheivement of the 70s:

    13. Best Film of the 80s:
    14. Best Music Act of the 80s:
    15. Historic Moment of the 80s:
    16. Sporting Acheivement of the 80s:

    17. Best Film of the 90s:
    18. Best Music Act of the 90s:
    19. Historic Moment of the 90s:
    20. Sporting Acheivement of the 90s:

    21. Best Film of the 00s:
    22. Best Music Act of the 00s:
    23. Historic Moment of the 00s:
    24. Sporting Acheivement of the 00s:

    Looking for approximately 8 to 16 contenders for each category. Battles to be run in "decade" groups - i.e. 4 mini-battles at a time.
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    Going for a "first thing that comes into my head" vibe:

    1. Best Film of the 50s: On The Water Front
    2. Best Music Act of the 50s: Elvis Presley
    3. Historic Moment of the 50s: Hilary climbing Everest
    4. Sporting Achievement of the 50s: Bannister's 4-minute mile

    5. Best Film of the 60s: Lawrence of Arabia
    6. Best Music Act of the 60s: The Kinks (leave the fabs for someone else)
    7. Historic Moment of the 60s: Moon Landing
    8. Sporting Achievement of the 60s: 1966 & all that

    9. Best Film of the 70s: The Godfather
    10. Best Music Act of the 70s: The Clash
    11. Historic Moment of the 70s: Siege at Munich Olympics
    12. Sporting Achievement of the 70s: The British Lions winning in New Zealand

    13. Best Film of the 80s: Withnail & I
    14. Best Music Act of the 80s: The Smiths
    15. Historic Moment of the 80s: Falklands War
    16. Sporting Achievement of the 80s: Arsenal winning the league title at Anfield in 89

    17. Best Film of the 90s: Reservoir Dogs
    18. Best Music Act of the 90s: Nirvana
    19. Historic Moment of the 90s: Death of Diana & Dodi ()
    20. Sporting Achievement of the 90s: Linford Christie winning 100m in 92 Olympics

    21. Best Film of the 00s: Memento
    22. Best Music Act of the 00s: Doves
    23. Historic Moment of the 00s: 9/11
    24. Sporting Achievement of the 00s: England winning union world cup in 2003


    I suppose they're all nominations.
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    seconding all of Brumby's there, all very good suggestions, all deserving of a place (even the Arse v Liverpool match)

    My nominations (will try for 2 if i can)
    1. Best Film of the 50s: Roman Holiday, Bridge OnThe River Kwai
    2. Best Music Act of the 50s: Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry
    3. Historic Moment of the 50s:Munich Air Disaster, Berlin Airlift
    4. Sporting Acheivement of the 50s: 1953 FA Cup Final ('The Stanley Matthews Final')

    5. Best Film of the 60s: To Kill a Mockingbird, Dr Strangelove
    6. Best Music Act of the 60s: Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground
    7. Historic Moment of the 60s:Assassination of JFK, Cuban Missile Crisis
    8. Sporting Acheivement of the 60s: Gwan then, Euro Cup Final 1968

    9. Best Film of the 70s: M*A*S*H, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (are we counting the Godfathers seperate or together here?)
    10. Best Music Act of the 70s: David Bowie, Elton John (his 70's stuff only of course, did go a bit toss in the 80's)
    11. Historic Moment of the 70s: Watergate
    12. Sporting Acheivement of the 70s: ... cant think of any ATM, might add later

    13. Best Film of the 80s: Rain Man, Full Metal Jacket
    14. Best Music Act of the 80s: Michael Jackson, Guns 'N' Roses
    15. Historic Moment of the 80s: Hillsborough, Fall of the Berlin Wall
    16. Sporting Acheivement of the 80s: Carl Lewis getting Gold in 100m & Long jump in both 84 & 88, Bothams Ashes

    17. Best Film of the 90s: The Shaweshank Redemption, Silence of the Lambs
    18. Best Music Act of the 90s: Pearl Jam, Jeff Buckley
    19. Historic Moment of the 90s: 1st Gulf War
    20. Sporting Acheivement of the 90s: That night in Barcelona (tm Clive Tyldsley), Hendry's dominance of Snooker

    21. Best Film of the 00s: Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Walk The Line
    22. Best Music Act of the 00s: Arctic Monkeys, The Music
    23. Historic Moment of the 00s: ..... think that ones been defined
    24. Sporting Acheivement of the 00s: Ashes 05, England managing not to be any good at football
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    1. Best Film of the 50s: 12 Angry Men; Rear Window
    2. Best Music Act of the 50s: Elvis Presley
    3. Historic Moment of the 50s: Korean War

    5. Best Film of the 60s: To Kill a Mockingbird; 2001: A Space Odyssey
    6. Best Music Act of the 60s: The Beatles
    7. Historic Moment of the 60s: Neil Amstrong and the Moon

    9. Best Film of the 70s: The Godfather; The Godfather Part 2
    10. Best Music Act of the 70s: Pink Floyd

    14. Best Music Act of the 80s: U2
    15. Historic Moment of the 80s: Birth of most CWers
    16. Sporting Acheivement of the 80s: India World Cup 83 win

    17. Best Film of the 90s: The Shawshank Redeption; Se7en
    18. Best Music Act of the 90s: U2 (again)
    19. Historic Moment of the 90s: Ushering in Y2K
    20. Sporting Acheivement of the 90s: Tendulkar

    21. Best Film of the 00s: LOTR FOTR; Hotel Rwanda
    23. Historic Moment of the 00s: 9/11
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    1. Best Film of the 50s: Streetcar Named Desire
    2. Best Music Act of the 50s: Elvis
    3. Historic Moment of the 50s: Death of Stalin
    4. Sporting Acheivement of the 50s: 4 minute mile by Bannister

    5. Best Film of the 60s: Battle of Britain/ To Kill a Mockingbird
    6. Best Music Act of the 60s: Stones
    7. Historic Moment of the 60s: Cuban Missile Crisis
    8. Sporting Acheivement of the 60s: Bob Beaman's high jump at Mexico

    9. Best Film of the 70s: Apocolypse Now
    10. Best Music Act of the 70s: Miles Davis (though this could be from 50s to 90s really)
    11. Historic Moment of the 70s: Dismissal of EG Whitlam
    12. Sporting Acheivement of the 70s: Frazier/ Ali 1; Rumble in the Jungle or the Thrilla in Manilla

    13. Best Film of the 80s: Ghandi
    14. Best Music Act of the 80s: Queen
    15. Historic Moment of the 80s: Berlin Wall coming down
    16. Sporting Acheivement of the 80s: 1989 Ashes

    17. Best Film of the 90s: American Beauty
    18. Best Music Act of the 90s: Madonna
    19. Historic Moment of the 90s: Gulf War 1
    20. Sporting Acheivement of the 90s: Man Utd's treble in 99

    21. Best Film of the 00s: Million Dollar Baby
    22. Best Music Act of the 00s: U2
    23. Historic Moment of the 00s: 9/11
    24. Sporting Acheivement of the 00s: Cathy Freeman's 400m in Sydney.
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    1. Best Film of the 50s: The Bridge on the river Kwai.
    2. Best Music Act of the 50s:Elvis.
    3. Historic Moment of the 50s: Launching of Sputnik 1. (Second BoyBrumby also)
    4. Sporting Acheivement of the 50s: Restart of the Formula 1 Championship.

    5. Best Film of the 60s: To Kill a Mockingbird.
    6. Best Music Act of the 60s: The Rolling Stones
    7. Historic Moment of the 60s: March on Washington.
    8. Sporting Acheivement of the 60s: Cassius Clay vs Sonny Liston

    9. Best Film of the 70s: Grease
    10. Best Music Act of the 70s: Led Zeppelin
    11. Historic Moment of the 70s: Fall of Saigon
    12. Sporting Acheivement of the 70s:The Cricket World Cup

    13. Best Film of the 80s: Return of the Jedi
    14. Best Music Act of the 80s: Duran Duran
    15. Historic Moment of the 80s: Death of John Lennon
    16. Sporting Acheivement of the 80s: NZ winning the first Rugby World Cup

    17. Best Film of the 90s: Schindler's List
    18. Best Music Act of the 90s: Elton John (Second BoyBrumby)
    19. Historic Moment of the 90s: Moscow Coup/Break-up of Soviet Union (Second BoyBrumby)
    20. Sporting Acheivement of the 90s: SA winning the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

    21. Best Film of the 00s: Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    22. Best Music Act of the 00s: Foo Fighters
    23. Historic Moment of the 00s: Invasion of Iraq. (Second BoyBrumby)
    24. Sporting Acheivement of the 00s: Michael Schumacher's seventh World Championship.

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    Historic Moment of the 50s: Crushing of the Hungarian Uprising
    Sporting Achievement of the 50s: Uruguay winning the 1950 World Cup

    Historic Moment of the 60s: May 1968
    Sporting Achievement of the 60s: Spurs doing the double for the 2nd time in history (had to)

    Historic Moment of the 70s: 1973 oil crisis
    Sporting Achievement of the 70s: Billie Jean King beating Bobby Riggs

    Historic Moment of the 80s: Chernobyl disaster
    Sporting Achievement of the 80s: Miracle on Ice

    Historic Moment of the 90s: Rwandan genocide
    Sporting Achievement of the 90s: Sri Lanka winning the 1996 World Cup

    Historic Moment of the 00s: Election of George W Bush
    Sporting Achievement of the 00s: Tottenham's incredible double treble (yet to occur)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Alfresco View Post
    Historic Moment of the 50s: Crushing of the Hungarian Uprising

    Historic Moment of the 60s: May 1968

    Historic Moment of the 70s: 1973 oil crisis

    Historic Moment of the 80s: Chernobyl disaster

    Historic Moment of the 90s: Rwandan genocide

    Historic Moment of the 00s: Election of George W Bush
    Noticing a distinct trend tbh.
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    1. Best Film of the 50s: The 39 Steps.
    2. Best Music Act of the 50s: Elvis
    3. Historic Moment of the 50s: ?
    4. Sporting Acheivement of the 50s: ?

    5. Best Film of the 60s: The Italian Job
    6. Best Music Act of the 60s: Congratulations (Eurovision entry)
    7. Historic Moment of the 60s: Man on the Moon.
    8. Sporting Acheivement of the 60s: England winning the World Cup

    9. Best Film of the 70s: The Godfather part 2
    10. Best Music Act of the 70s:?
    11. Historic Moment of the 70s:?
    12. Sporting Acheivement of the 70s:?

    13. Best Film of the 80s: The Untouchables (Great Robert De Niro performance)
    14. Best Music Act of the 80s:?
    15. Historic Moment of the 80s:Botham's Ashes
    16. Sporting Acheivement of the 80s: Botham's Ashes

    17. Best Film of the 90s: Goodfellas/ Casino
    18. Best Music Act of the 90s:?
    19. Historic Moment of the 90s:There was none (lol)
    20. Sporting Acheivement of the 90s:Gazza crying infront of millions. (Great embarresment)

    21. Best Film of the 00s: ?
    22. Best Music Act of the 00s:?
    23. Historic Moment of the 00s:The world trade center.
    24. Sporting Acheivement of the 00s:?


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    Best Film of the 80s: Return of the Jedi
    god almighty, I would have that down as one of the worst. The entire thing was badly scripted and extremely cheesy.

    But then again, imo the only two decent stars wars films are a new hope and the empire stirkes back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    god almighty, I would have that down as one of the worst. The entire thing was badly scripted and extremely cheesy.

    But then again, imo the only two decent stars wars films are a new hope and the empire stirkes back.
    I took the question as what as what film of the 80's had the greatest influence, which I feel Star War did, and thb I just picked one of them at random.

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    1. Best Film of the 50s: Seven Samurai (second Streetcar Named Desire, Bridge on the River Kwai)
    2. Best Music Act of the 50s: Tom Lehrer (second Cash)
    3. Historic Moment of the 50s: Treaty of Rome, publication of Lord of the Rings (second Hilary, Sputnik)
    4. Sporting Achievement of the 50s: Brazil at the 1958 World Cup (second Bannister)

    5. Best Film of the 60s: The Guns of Navarone (second To Kill a Mockingbird, Dr Strangelove)
    6. Best Music Act of the 60s: Dylan, Jan Johansson (second Beatles)
    7. Historic Moment of the 60s: First heart transplant, first colour TV broadcast (second Moon Landing and the missile crisis)
    8. Sporting Achievement of the 60s: Czechoslovakia's two wins over the Soviets at the 1969 World Ice Hockey Championships, Real Madrid beating Eintracht 7-3 for their fifth European Cup title (second Beamon)

    9. Best Film of the 70s: Life of Brian (second One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest)
    10. Best Music Act of the 70s: Nick Drake, Fleetwood Mac (second Bowie)
    11. Historic Moment of the 70s: Watergate, Iranian revolution (second oil crisis and the Munich Games)
    12. Sporting Achievement of the 70s: Poland drawing at Wembley to qualify for the World Cup, 1973; Ajax winning the 1972 European Cup

    13. Best Film of the 80s: E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark (second Gandhi)
    14. Best Music Act of the 80s: Kate Bush, Sting (second Queen, The Smiths - yes, I know, this isn't possible)
    15. Historic Moment of the 80s: AIDS breakout (second Berlin, Lennon, Chernobyl)
    16. Sporting Achievement of the 80s: Norway 2-1 England, Steve Davis 18-17 Dennis Taylor (second 1989 Ashes)

    17. Best Film of the 90s: Matrix
    18. Best Music Act of the 90s: Tori Amos, R.E.M. (second Buckley)
    19. Historic Moment of the 90s: Internet, mobile phone invention (second Moscow Coup)
    20. Sporting Achievement of the 90s: France 1998 World Cup, Ronnie O'Sullivan's 147 in 5'30"

    21. Best Film of the 00s: V for Vendetta, Kill Bill
    22. Best Music Act of the 00s: Coldplay, Rufus Wainwright (second Doves)
    23. Historic Moment of the 00s: We're in it (economic/food crisis), Hurricane Katrina
    24. Sporting Achievement of the 00s: Michael Phelps winning 6 golds in Athens, Asafa Powell 9.74 (with a healthy dose of skepticism) (second Freeman, 05 Ashes)
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    For sporting achievements, I don't think someone winning a World Cup or a League really counts - there has to be a winner, and in the case of the league it's won by someone or other every year, it's not really an amazing sporting achievement in the greater scheme of things. A five minute 147, however is not done every year, and is a genuinely great achievement, as is stuff like The Treble.

    EDIT: Nominate for sporting achievement of the 60s: Celtic's 1966/7 season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Noticing a distinct trend tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey View Post
    For sporting achievements, I don't think someone winning a World Cup or a League really counts - there has to be a winner, and in the case of the league it's won by someone or other every year, it's not really an amazing sporting achievement in the greater scheme of things. A five minute 147, however is not done every year, and is a genuinely great achievement, as is stuff like The Treble.

    EDIT: Nominate for sporting achievement of the 60s: Celtic's 1966/7 season.
    Yeah, I see your point, but some league and world cup wins are special. Especially in the case of national football teams where all they really can do is win the world cup. Brazil's first title, with a 17-year-old scoring the most goals, with revolutionary formations, and the first to win the World Cup off their own continent - all that counts towards making 58 special imo.

    I put 98 up for lack of something else, tho, I'll admit.

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