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RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - bailey - 06-07-2021

Dammit, Mangy. Got my #1 for round 2.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Mangy - 06-07-2021

You got my #1 for round 1, so I have no regrets!


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - bailey - 06-07-2021

(06-07-2021, 04:59 PM)Mangy Wrote: You got my #1 for round 1, so I have no regrets!

I see that now.  You could say we were... mirroring each other.

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RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Judas Booth - 06-07-2021

CITY LIGHTS is so damned good. I know I had it on my list as well.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Mangy - 06-07-2021

DUCK SOUP and ROBIN HOOD were on my list, but I figured they wouldn't last long.

I've never heard of FE's pick. It doesn't appear to be streaming anywhere but it sounds great - https://letterboxd.com/film/wild-boys-of-the-road/


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - eviltwin - 06-07-2021

Been really busy today, yeah a lot of my potential first rounders were wiped out, but I'm satisfied with my pick.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Richard Dickson - 06-07-2021

There were a lot of heavy hitters I could have gone with, but no film had a bigger impression on pre-Star Wars me than Wizard of Oz. The annual TV viewings ingrained it in my memory, and it's really a good basic intro to the epic fantasy quest.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Pither - 06-07-2021

I received a question regarding short films, and yes, they are eligible.

(06-07-2021, 07:43 PM)eviltwin Wrote: Been really busy today, yeah a lot of my potential first rounders were wiped out, but I'm satisfied with my pick.

GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 was high on my list. Great choice!


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - hammerhead - 06-08-2021

Definitely hurts losing City Lights and Gold Diggers, but at least I'm in good company.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Judas Booth - 06-08-2021

And there goes Ratty narrowing the field for me regarding today's pick.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - eviltwin - 06-08-2021

Yeah, I have to imagine that was on a lot of lists. Including mine!


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - ratty - 06-08-2021

Hepburn is so great in BABY. She's both incredibly sexy and absolutely maddening at the same time.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - eviltwin - 06-08-2021

Mark of the Vampire. Huh.

Must be a theme here.

(06-08-2021, 11:37 AM)ratty Wrote: Hepburn is so great in BABY.  She's both incredibly sexy and absolutely maddening at the same time.

Not to mention how great Grant is too.

You could fashion a theme of Grant in the 30s alone and have no shortage of targets.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Richard Dickson - 06-08-2021

If I couldn't get my #1 Marx Brothers, I had to get my #2. Between the stateroom and the contract scene, it's an all-timer.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - eviltwin - 06-08-2021

No surprise that the big two Marx Brothers films go early.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - bailey - 06-08-2021

Out of rep after one measly +1?


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - bailey - 06-08-2021

Changing my strategy. All my day two comedies have been snaked, and although there's still plenty great stuff left to choose from I feel like casting a wider genre net.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - eviltwin - 06-08-2021

Stagecoach is a hell of a pick.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Judas Booth - 06-08-2021

Hey bailey: I get the sense that several of us were drawing water from the same well. I’m gonna keep going if I can but I suspect the competition will continue to be fierce in this category.

And yeah, STAGECOACH rocks.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Richard Dickson - 06-08-2021

11 films off my list gone now.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - ratty - 06-08-2021

Hoo boy. Day 5 on this is gonna be a chore.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - eviltwin - 06-08-2021

Snow White is arguably the most influential of the films taken so far. And one I was considering for today.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Hot Sandwich - 06-08-2021

I love the stateroom bit in Night at the Opera. It takes it's time to to just build and build. You keep expecting it to end, and it doesn't. Then it suddenly does. "Make that three boiled eggs "

The only reason it isn't my favorite Marx Brothers is that, to me, they toned down the core of their cynical commentary on human nature and society that makes their work still entirely relevant and insightful.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Richard Dickson - 06-08-2021

(06-08-2021, 02:05 PM)Hot Sandwich Wrote: I love the stateroom bit in Night at the Opera. It takes it's time to to just build and build. You keep expecting it to end, and it doesn't. Then it suddenly does. "Make that three boiled eggs "

Well there's that one and then there's the scene where the room just keeps filling up.  Which is funny enough a physical gag on its own, but what really sells it is Groucho just quipping his ass off.






RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - hammerhead - 06-08-2021

Interesting-- After I lost four titles to Round 1, Round 2 didn't intersect with my list at all. Some solid picks today, though.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - bailey - 06-08-2021

(06-08-2021, 01:40 PM)Judas Booth Wrote: Hey bailey: I get the sense that several of us were drawing water from the same well.  I’m gonna keep going if I can but I suspect the competition will continue to be fierce in this category.

And yeah, STAGECOACH rocks.

Yeah. for me 30's comedies are the most rewatchable movies from that era. That's why I wanted to do an all comedy list, particularly with the screwball comedy being so important to the 30's and early 40's.  But while there's still a ton left to choose from, losing my top two choices in 30's the screwballs (It Happened One Night and Bringing up Baby) as well as the two best Chaplin comedies, just made me think why limit myself?  Maybe I'll end up adhering to the one each from five different genres approach, or maybe I'll stay completely theme-less.

Anyway, likewise nice pick. It Happened One Night is a near perfect movie.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Mangy - 06-08-2021

I'm stuck with posting after work, so apologies for that. However, my pick was my #2 pick all along.

Also, It Happened One Night is fantastic. Snow White and Stagecoach were also on my list, but I figured they would be out pretty quickly.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Fat Elvis - 06-08-2021

Nice one, Mangy. I was rollin' with CHAIN GANG all morning, but decided to go deeper cut at the last minute. My goal for everyday is to have one person say 'I've never heard of that movie, but it sounds cool'.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Mangy - 06-08-2021

I'll probably be that person, FE. I don't see your picks on streaming, but maybe YouTube?


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - boone daniels - 06-08-2021

Hey guys. I'm not sure if I'll be able to participate after all. If I don't by tomorrow, you can count me out.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Mangy - 06-08-2021

Do what's best for you, boone. We're all thinking of you!


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - boone daniels - 06-08-2021

Well, I was actually kind of worried that because the 30s are the decade I have the least knowledge of other than the silent era, all the movies I liked would be gone by day two. But there's still a lot on the table, so I went ahead and drafted!


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Mangy - 06-08-2021

With you, Boone. I think I might have more knowledge about the silents than the early sound-era 30s, yet my first two picks were from that era. I think my next one might be as well.


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Richard Dickson - 06-09-2021

(06-08-2021, 09:56 PM)boone daniels Wrote: Well, I was actually kind of worried that because the 30s are the decade I have the least knowledge of other than the silent era, all the movies I liked would be gone by day two. But there's still a lot on the table, so I went ahead and drafted!

And stole yet another off my list, you bastard!


RE: 1930s Draft: Sign-up & Discussion - Judas Booth - 06-09-2021

The Chosen List is updated through Day 2.