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    Battle of the Movies ; Tournament!!

    I have decided to do a tournament featuring 64 greatest movies of all time; This is my first tourney so if I screw it up...sorry in advance. Here are the match-ups:

    Hey everybody.I figured I'd give people a good insight to what I'm about and get to know everybody else by setting up a tournament . And with that...

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    1.Round - 64 movies
    2.Round - 32 movies
    3.Round - 16
    4.Round - 8
    5.Round - 4
    6.Round - 2
    WINNER : ?


    1.ROUND:
    The Godfather(1972) vs. Full Metal Jacket(1987)
    Pulp Ficton(1994) vs. For a Few Dollars More(1965)
    The Shawshank Redemption(1994) vs. Sin City(2005)
    The Good,the Bad and the Ugly(1966) vs. Dirty Harry(1971)
    Taxi Driver(1976) vs, To Kill a Mockingbird(1962)
    Se7en(1995) vs. Once Upon a Time in the West(1968)
    A Clockwork Orange(1971) vs. Aliens(1986)
    The Apocalypse Now(1979) vs. Saving Private Ryan(1998)

    Blade Runner(1982) vs. The Graduate(1967)
    Fight Club(1999) vs. City of God(2002)
    The Usual Suspects(1995) vs. Dr.Strangelove(1964)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975) vs. Unforgiven(1992)
    Schindler s List(1993) vs. The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
    The Silence of the Lambs(1991) vs. Snatch(2000)
    The Godfather 2(1974) vs. The Shutter Island(2010)
    The Deer Hunter(1978) vs. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)

    Forrest Gump(1994) vs. Chinatown(1974)
    Reservoir Dogs(1992) vs. Raging Bull(1980)
    Once Upon a Time in America(1984) vs. Terminator 2:The Judgemant Day(1991)
    The Shining(1980) vs. Inception(2010)
    Psycho(1960) vs. Memento(2000)
    2001:A Space Odyssey(1968) vs. Casablanca(1942)
    The Big Lebowski(1998) vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)
    Citizen Kane(1941) vs. Seven Samurai(1954)

    The Matrix(1999) vs. American Beauty(1999)
    The Goodfellas(1990) vs. Leon(1994)
    Gladiator(2000) vs. Empire Strikes Back(1980)
    Alien(1979) vs. Braveheart(1995)
    Vertigo(1958) vs. A New Hope(1977)
    Scarface(1983) vs. The Return of the King(2003)
    Back to the Future(1985) vs. 12 Monkeys(1995)
    L.A.Confidential(1997) vs. American History X(1998)
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    1.ROUND:
    The Godfather(1972) vs. Full Metal Jacket(1987)
    Pulp Ficton(1994) vs. For a Few Dollars More(1965)
    The Shawshank Redemption(1994) vs. Sin City(2005)
    The Good,the Bad and the Ugly(1966) vs. Dirty Harry(1971)
    Taxi Driver(1976) vs, To Kill a Mockingbird(1962)
    Se7en(1995) vs. Once Upon a Time in the West(1968)
    A Clockwork Orange(1971) vs. Aliens(1986)
    The Apocalypse Now(1979) vs. Saving Private Ryan(1998)

    Blade Runner(1982) vs. The Graduate(1967)
    Fight Club(1999) vs. City of God(2002)
    The Usual Suspects(1995) vs. Dr.Strangelove(1964)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975) vs. Unforgiven(1992)
    Schindler s List(1993) vs. The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
    The Silence of the Lambs(1991) vs. Snatch(2000)
    The Godfather 2(1974) vs. The Shutter Island(2010)
    The Deer Hunter(1978) vs. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)

    Forrest Gump(1994) vs. Chinatown(1974)
    Reservoir Dogs(1992) vs. Raging Bull(1980)
    Once Upon a Time in America(1984)
    vs. Terminator 2:The Judgemant Day(1991)
    The Shining(1980) vs. Inception(2010)
    Psycho(1960) vs. Memento(2000)
    2001:A Space Odyssey(1968) vs. Casablanca(1942)
    The Big Lebowski(1998) vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)
    Citizen Kane(1941) vs. Seven Samurai(1954)

    The Matrix(1999) vs. American Beauty(1999)
    The Goodfellas(1990) vs. Leon(1994)
    Gladiator(2000) vs. Empire Strikes Back(1980)
    Alien(1979) vs. Braveheart(1995)
    Vertigo(1958) vs. A New Hope(1977)
    Scarface(1983) vs. The Return of the King(2003)
    Back to the Future(1985) vs. 12 Monkeys(1995)
    L.A.Confidential(1997) vs. American History X(1998)
    Last edited by mean; 01-01-2011 at 03:33 PM.

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    The Godfather(1972) vs. Full Metal Jacket(1987)
    Pulp Ficton(1994) vs. For a Few Dollars More(1965)
    The Shawshank Redemption(1994) vs. Sin City(2005)
    The Good,the Bad and the Ugly(1966) vs. Dirty Harry(1971)
    Taxi Driver(1976) vs, To Kill a Mockingbird(1962)
    Se7en(1995) vs. Once Upon a Time in the West(1968)
    A Clockwork Orange(1971) vs. Aliens(1986)
    The Apocalypse Now(1979) vs. Saving Private Ryan(1998)

    Blade Runner(1982) vs. The Graduate(1967)
    Fight Club(1999) vs. City of God(2002)
    The Usual Suspects(1995) vs. Dr.Strangelove(1964)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975) vs. Unforgiven(1992)
    Schindler s List(1993) vs. The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
    The Silence of the Lambs(1991) vs. Snatch(2000)
    The Godfather 2(1974) vs. The Shutter Island(2010)
    The Deer Hunter(1978) vs. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)

    Forrest Gump(1994) vs. Chinatown(1974)
    Reservoir Dogs(1992) vs.
    Raging Bull(1980)
    Once Upon a Time in America(1984)
    vs. Terminator 2:The Judgemant Day(1991)
    The Shining(1980) vs. Inception(2010)
    Psycho(1960) vs. Memento(2000)
    2001:A Space Odyssey(1968) vs. Casablanca(1942)
    The Big Lebowski(1998) vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)
    Citizen Kane(1941) vs. Seven Samurai(1954)

    The Matrix(1999)
    vs. American Beauty(1999)
    The Goodfellas(1990) vs. Leon(1994)
    Gladiator(2000) vs. Empire Strikes Back(1980)
    Alien(1979)
    vs. Braveheart(1995)
    Vertigo(1958) vs. A New Hope(1977)
    Scarface(1983) vs. The Return of the King(2003)
    Back to the Future(1985) vs. 12 Monkeys(1995)
    L.A.Confidential(1997) vs. American History X(1998)
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    1.ROUND:
    The Godfather(1972) vs. Full Metal Jacket(1987)
    Pulp Ficton(1994) vs. For a Few Dollars More(1965)
    The Shawshank Redemption(1994) vs. Sin City(2005)
    The Good,the Bad and the Ugly(1966) vs. Dirty Harry(1971)
    Taxi Driver(1976) vs, To Kill a Mockingbird(1962)
    Se7en(1995) vs. Once Upon a Time in the West(1968)
    A Clockwork Orange(1971) vs. Aliens(1986)
    The Apocalypse Now(1979) vs. Saving Private Ryan(1998)

    Blade Runner(1982) vs. The Graduate(1967)
    Fight Club(1999) vs. City of God(2002)
    The Usual Suspects(1995) vs. Dr.Strangelove(1964)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975) vs. Unforgiven(1992)
    Schindler s List(1993) vs. The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
    The Silence of the Lambs(1991) vs. Snatch(2000)
    The Godfather 2(1974) vs. The Shutter Island(2010)
    The Deer Hunter(1978) vs. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)

    Forrest Gump(1994) vs. Chinatown(1974)
    Reservoir Dogs(1992) vs. Raging Bull(1980)
    Once Upon a Time in America(1984) vs. Terminator 2:The Judgemant Day(1991)
    The Shining(1980) vs. Inception(2010) abstain
    Psycho(1960) vs. Memento(2000)
    2001:A Space Odyssey(1968) vs. Casablanca(1942)
    The Big Lebowski(1998) vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)
    Citizen Kane(1941) vs. Seven Samurai(1954)

    The Matrix(1999) vs. American Beauty(1999)
    The Goodfellas(1990) vs. Leon(1994)
    Gladiator(2000) vs. Empire Strikes Back(1980)
    Alien(1979) vs. Braveheart(1995)
    Vertigo(1958) vs. A New Hope(1977)
    Scarface(1983) vs. The Return of the King(2003)
    Back to the Future(1985) vs. 12 Monkeys(1995)
    L.A.Confidential(1997) vs. American History X(1998)


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    1.ROUND:
    The Godfather(1972) vs. Full Metal Jacket(1987)
    Pulp Ficton(1994) vs. For a Few Dollars More(1965)
    The Shawshank Redemption(1994) vs. Sin City(2005)
    The Good,the Bad and the Ugly(1966) vs. Dirty Harry(1971)
    Taxi Driver(1976) vs, To Kill a Mockingbird(1962)
    Se7en(1995) vs. Once Upon a Time in the West(1968)
    A Clockwork Orange(1971) vs. Aliens(1986)
    The Apocalypse Now(1979) vs. Saving Private Ryan(1998)

    Blade Runner(1982) vs. The Graduate(1967)
    Fight Club(1999) vs. City of God(2002)
    The Usual Suspects(1995) vs. Dr.Strangelove(1964)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975) vs. Unforgiven(1992)
    Schindler s List(1993) vs. The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
    The Silence of the Lambs(1991) vs. Snatch(2000)
    The Godfather 2(1974) vs. The Shutter Island(2010)
    The Deer Hunter(1978) vs. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)

    Forrest Gump(1994) vs. Chinatown(1974)
    Reservoir Dogs(1992) vs. Raging Bull(1980)
    Once Upon a Time in America(1984) vs. Terminator 2:The Judgemant Day(1991)
    The Shining(1980) vs. Inception(2010)
    Psycho(1960) vs. Memento(2000)
    2001:A Space Odyssey(1968) vs. Casablanca(1942)
    The Big Lebowski(1998) vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)
    Citizen Kane(1941) vs. Seven Samurai(1954)

    The Matrix(1999) vs. American Beauty(1999) both rubbish
    The Goodfellas(1990) vs. Leon(1994)
    Gladiator(2000) vs. Empire Strikes Back(1980)
    Alien(1979) vs. Braveheart(1995)
    Vertigo(1958) vs. A New Hope(1977)
    Scarface(1983) vs. The Return of the King(2003)
    Back to the Future(1985) vs. 12 Monkeys(1995)
    L.A.Confidential(1997) vs. American History X(1998)[/FONT]

    why is the excreble Terminator2 in there, when the far superior first one isn't?
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    1.ROUND:
    The Godfather(1972) vs. Full Metal Jacket(1987)
    Pulp Ficton(1994) vs. For a Few Dollars More(1965)
    The Shawshank Redemption(1994) vs. Sin City(2005)
    The Good,the Bad and the Ugly(1966) vs. Dirty Harry(1971)
    Taxi Driver(1976) vs, To Kill a Mockingbird(1962)
    Se7en(1995) vs. Once Upon a Time in the West(1968)
    A Clockwork Orange(1971) vs. Aliens(1986)
    The Apocalypse Now(1979) vs. Saving Private Ryan(1998)

    Blade Runner(1982) vs. The Graduate(1967)
    Fight Club(1999) vs. City of God(2002)
    The Usual Suspects(1995) vs. Dr.Strangelove(1964)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975) vs. Unforgiven(1992)
    Schindler s List(1993)
    vs. The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
    The Silence of the Lambs(1991) vs. Snatch(2000)
    The Godfather 2(1974) vs. The Shutter Island(2010) - abstain
    The Deer Hunter(1978) vs. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)
    Forrest Gump(1994) vs. Chinatown(1974)
    Reservoir Dogs(1992) vs. Raging Bull(1980)
    Once Upon a Time in America(1984) vs. Terminator 2:The Judgemant Day(1991)
    The Shining(1980) vs. Inception(2010)
    Psycho(1960) vs. Memento(2000)
    2001:A Space Odyssey(1968) vs. Casablanca(1942)
    The Big Lebowski(1998) vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)
    Citizen Kane(1941) vs. Seven Samurai(1954) - abstain

    The Matrix(1999) vs. American Beauty(1999)
    The Goodfellas(1990)
    vs. Leon(1994)
    Gladiator(2000) vs. Empire Strikes Back(1980)
    Alien(1979) vs. Braveheart(1995)
    Vertigo(1958) vs. A New Hope(1977)
    Scarface(1983) vs. The Return of the King(2003)
    Back to the Future(1985) vs. 12 Monkeys(1995)
    L.A.Confidential(1997) vs. American History X(1998))
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    1.ROUND:
    The Godfather(1972) vs. Full Metal Jacket(1987)
    Interested to know your reasoning for this, out of genuine curoisity. Half of Full Metal Jacket is absolutely gun (excuse the pun) but gets fairly meh once they get in country.
    And The Godfather is, of course, The Godfather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Interested to know your reasoning for this, out of genuine curoisity. Half of Full Metal Jacket is absolutely gun (excuse the pun) but gets fairly meh once they get in country.
    And The Godfather is, of course, The Godfather.
    Well, quite simply... I've never watched the Godfather

    Plus, the first half of Full Metal Jacket is an absolute triumph.

    So, the Godfather loses my vote by default, really. Unlike all the Star Wars films which I think are overrated pap

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Well, quite simply... I've never watched the Godfather

    Plus, the first half of Full Metal Jacket is an absolute triumph.

    So, the Godfather loses my vote by default, really. Unlike all the Star Wars films which I think are overrated pap
    Ah fair enough Didn't see The Godfather until 2009 tbh and wondered why I hadn't bothered to see it before. See it, you won't regret it

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Ah fair enough Didn't see The Godfather until 2009 tbh and wondered why I hadn't bothered to see it before. See it, you won't regret it
    My missus is sadly very much anti-Italian gangster films. She hates Goodfellas, for example, so I was hoping to see it when it was on TV, but missed the last opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    My missus is sadly very much anti-Italian gangster films. She hates Goodfellas, for example, so I was hoping to see it when it was on TV, but missed the last opportunity.
    You may have to join an indoor sport team of your choice and instead of going and playing and training etc, take in The Godfather and other seminal Mafia movies

    It could fall apart when she goes to watch you play and you come home to find her at the kitchen table with copies of Donnie Brasco and Casino spilled out of brown paper bags.

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    Well, the breaking point will come in the fact that I've convinced her that we will watch the IMDB top 250. We're making very slow progress, but that does mean she'll have to watch the Godfather 1 & 2 in order to complete the challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Well, the breaking point will come in the fact that I've convinced her that we will watch the IMDB top 250. We're making very slow progress, but that does mean she'll have to watch the Godfather 1 & 2 in order to complete the challenge.
    Haha, awesome. Will put a tenner on her liking both films.

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    1.ROUND:
    The Godfather(1972) vs. Full Metal Jacket(1987)
    Pulp Ficton(1994) vs. For a Few Dollars More(1965)
    The Shawshank Redemption(1994) vs. Sin City(2005)
    The Good,the Bad and the Ugly(1966) vs. Dirty Harry(1971)
    Taxi Driver(1976) vs, To Kill a Mockingbird(1962)
    Se7en(1995) vs. Once Upon a Time in the West(1968)
    A Clockwork Orange(1971) vs. Aliens(1986)
    The Apocalypse Now(1979) vs. Saving Private Ryan(1998)

    Blade Runner(1982) vs. The Graduate(1967) pass
    Fight Club(1999) vs. City of God(2002)
    The Usual Suspects(1995) vs. Dr.Strangelove(1964)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975) vs. Unforgiven(1992)
    Schindler s List(1993) vs. The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
    The Silence of the Lambs(1991) vs. Snatch(2000)
    The Godfather 2(1974) vs. Shutter Island(2010)
    The Deer Hunter(1978) vs. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)

    Forrest Gump(1994) vs. Chinatown(1974)
    Reservoir Dogs(1992) vs. Raging Bull(1980)
    Once Upon a Time in America(1984) vs. Terminator 2:The Judgemant Day(1991)
    The Shining(1980) vs. Inception(2010) what a crazy battle for R1!
    Psycho(1960) vs. Memento(2000)
    2001:A Space Odyssey(1968) vs. Casablanca(1942)
    The Big Lebowski(1998) vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)
    Citizen Kane(1941) vs. Seven Samurai(1954) pass

    The Matrix(1999) vs. American Beauty(1999)
    The Goodfellas(1990) vs. Leon(1994)
    Gladiator(2000) vs. Empire Strikes Back(1980)
    Alien(1979) vs. Braveheart(1995)
    Vertigo(1958) vs. A New Hope(1977)
    Scarface(1983) vs. The Return of the King(2003)
    Back to the Future(1985) vs. 12 Monkeys(1995) pass
    L.A.Confidential(1997) vs. American History X(1998)
    Last edited by Nate; 02-01-2011 at 05:58 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    My missus is sadly very much anti-Italian gangster films. She hates Goodfellas, for example, so I was hoping to see it when it was on TV, but missed the last opportunity.
    It is much more than just an Italian gangster film. Watch it

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