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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    I don't think there's a "Pulp Fiction" of the 90's in that it created many imitations, captured the zeitgeist of a generation, and kickstarted (or restarted) several careers.

    Closest I can think would be Donnie Darko.
    I don't think so either. Not seeing the Donnie Darko comparison. Donnie Darko made like $00.05 at the box office. Pulp Fiction was a runaway theatrical hit with people seeing it multiple times. Maybe something like The Departed, but everyone was well established and the budget was much higher.
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    Predictions for the 2000s:

    • À la verticale de l'été (Tran Anh Hung, 2000)
    • About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009)
    • Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2006)
    • Los bastardos (Amat Escalante, 2008)
    • Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi, 2003)
    • Devils on the Doorstep (Jiang Wen, 2000)
    • Distant (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2002)
    • Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang, 2003)
    • Moolaadé (Sembène Ousmane, 2004)
    • La niña santa (Lucrecia Martel, 2004)
    • Platform (Jia Zhangke, 2000)
    • Shirin (Abbas Kiarostami, 2008)
    • Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, 2007)
    • Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005)
    • Tony Manero (Pablo Larraín, 2008)
    • Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
    Just because...
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    The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2021) warm
    High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) mild

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    I don't think there's a "Pulp Fiction" of the 90's in that it created many imitations, captured the zeitgeist of a generation, and kickstarted (or restarted) several careers.

    Closest I can think would be Donnie Darko.
    I think The Dark Knight fits there. You could argue that Batman Begins started the trend towards overly serious, stacked cast superhero films, but you could also argue that Reservoir Dogs started the 90s indie crime wave. Pulp Fiction and The Dark Knight took those nascent ventures and blew them up into the public consciousness and gave their creators carte blanche to do what they want.
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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    T2 > Dark Knight, if for no other reason than T2 has a sense of humor.
    It's not even close, IMO.

    Batman Returns and Batman are both miles better as well.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    I think The Dark Knight fits there. You could argue that Batman Begins started the trend towards overly serious, stacked cast superhero films, but you could also argue that Reservoir Dogs started the 90s indie crime wave. Pulp Fiction and The Dark Knight took those nascent ventures and blew them up into the public consciousness and gave their creators carte blanche to do what they want.
    The only thing for The Dark Knight is that it was an established franchise already. Not original. But you're certainly right in that it led to many imitators afterwards (everything had to be "dark") until MCU took over about 5-6 years later. It made Bale a superstar... Made Nolan the top director in the world.

    Yeah, I'll agree with this.

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    I imagine the best of the 2000's winner will be something like Gladiator.
    Only if it goes up against Juno every round.
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    Sigh. Might as well go full bro now:

    Pulp Fiction vs. Boogie Nights
    Goodfellas vs. Fargo
    Embrace the bro, yo.
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    Goodfellas vs. Fargo

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    Embrace the bro, yo.
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    Pulp Fiction vs. Boogie Nights (ouch)
    Goodfellas vs. Fargo (YAWN)
    Last edited by Idioteque Stalker; 04-28-2021 at 01:57 PM.

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    Predictions for the 2000s:

    • À la verticale de l'été (Tran Anh Hung, 2000)
    • About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009)
    • Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2006)
    • Los bastardos (Amat Escalante, 2008)
    • Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi, 2003)
    • Devils on the Doorstep (Jiang Wen, 2000)
    • Distant (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2002)
    • Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang, 2003)
    • Moolaadé (Sembène Ousmane, 2004)
    • La niña santa (Lucrecia Martel, 2004)
    • Platform (Jia Zhangke, 2000)
    • Shirin (Abbas Kiarostami, 2008)
    • Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, 2007)
    • Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005)
    • Tony Manero (Pablo Larraín, 2008)
    • Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Only if it goes up against Juno every round.
    If the Madness 3.0 Championship is Juno vs. Gladiator then someone else will need to take over for Madness 4.0, as I will announce my retirement.
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    Note that if a movie that has only been seen by one person gets in, that movie would automatically win (as long as that one person keeps voting for it) because no one could vote against it due to it not being seen. I hope that's taken into account with these rules... So À la verticale de l'été vs Gladiator for the top spot - Gladiator loses.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Only if it goes up against Juno every round.
    I forgot about Juno.

    MatchCut's best of the 2000s winner will be Juno.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    Note that if a movie that has only been seen by one person gets in, that movie would automatically win (as long as that one person keeps voting for it) because no one could vote against it due to it not being seen. I hope that's taken into account with these rules... So À la verticale de l'été vs Gladiator for the top spot - Gladiator loses.
    This is precisely why the #1 Play-In Round rule is you can only suggest movies that have more LB views than the movie you're replacing.


    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    MatchCut's best of the 2000s winner will be Juno.
    Clueless is the Juno of the 90s.
    Last edited by Idioteque Stalker; 04-28-2021 at 03:39 PM.

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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    Clueless is the Juno of the 90s.
    Nah

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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    So À la verticale de l'été vs Gladiator for the top spot - Gladiator loses.
    I should hope so. Of the two, Tran's film is the one that doesn't suck.
    Just because...
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    American Hustle will be MatchCut's #1 of the 2010's.
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    1970s will be interesting though. And maybe the better way to go, IMO

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    1970s will be interesting though. And maybe the better way to go, IMO
    The Godfather.
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    1970s will be interesting though. And maybe the better way to go, IMO
    Not for me. It's my most hated decade.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Not for me. It's my most hated decade.
    Aw, why? The 70's is my favorite decade in Hollywood history, bro...

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