Poll: Most Iconic French Score
A poll by ElMaruecan82
Results of 477 votes:
Léon: The Professional (1994)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
The Professional (1981)
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Children of Paradise (1945)
Forbidden Games (1952)
The Big Blue (1988)
Le Samouraï (1967)
The Chorus (2004)
Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
La Femme Nikita (1990)
Jean de Florette (1986)
Mon Oncle (1958)
The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)
Monsieur Gangster (1963)
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
The Sicilian Clan (1969)
The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973)
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
La Cage aux Folles (1978)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Army of Shadows (1969)
Delusions of Grandeur (1971)
The Cabbage Soup (1981)
Bay of Angels (1963)
Diên Biên Phú (1992)
The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
Favourite Synth Soundtrack
Choose your favourite film score that use synthesized sounds. Discuss the list here
Best Spy Comedy
Most spy movies are serious, but some take a more comedic route. Which spy comedy blends the two genres the best? Discuss it here
Translation: "Ready to Wear" Or the movie of the same name. Of course anyone who saw this movie knows that they wore nothing in the end. This poll has an article of clothing, footwear, or headgear that one would wear in the title. What's your favorite title? After voting, please discuss here.
It is hard to believe that any of these scores were snubbed of an Oscar nomination, some were even the best parts of the film. So, which of these Oscar snubs surprises you the most? Discuss the list here (one score per composer)
Classic Mystery Comedies
If the mystery film genre originated many classic Hitchcock suspense-thrillers and detective stories, it also proved itself capable to inspire many memorable -if not downright hilarious- comedies. The following movies focus on the efforts of detectives, private investigators, sleuths, amateurs or pros, to unravel a crime or solve a specific problem or situation. Which of these classic mystery comedies is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
The Uncle Sam Movies
Uncle Sam is the nickname of the United States of America. In 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812. Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with "U.S." for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as "Uncle Sam's." The local newspaper picked up on the story and Uncle Sam eventually gained widespread acceptance as the nickname for the U.S. federal government. In the late 1860s and 1870s, political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902) began popularising the image of Uncle Sam. Nast continued to evolve the image, eventually giving Sam the white beard and stars-and-stripes suit that are associated with the character today (history.co.uk). European colonization of the Americas began in 1492, when a Spanish expedition headed by the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sailed west to find a new trade route to the Far East but inadvertently landed in what came to be known to Europeans as the "New World" (source: wikipedia.org). These movies are a good representation of the history, culture, spirit and landscapes of the United States of America. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with the United States of America? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for movies about each State of America
The Worst Yoga Award Winner for Worst Foreign Film
Since 1990, the Catacric collective, self-described as 'anonymous and mutant', has recognized on a yearly basis the underachievement of the worst in the Spanish and foreign film industries. Which of the past winners of the Worst Foreign Film category do you think deserved this 'honor' the most? Discuss this poll here
Vive le Remake!
This poll is dedicated to the many French classics that have been remade into Hollywood movies... some more successfully than others. Which of these memorable Hollywood versions of French movies is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the list ici
Movies with "Red" in the title. Which is your favorite?
Who's that "Gueule"?
The French word "Gueule" usually referring to an animal's mouth, is also used to define a mug, an ugly or intimidating one, nothing really pleasant to look at anyway. But in French Cinema, the word has become a 'term of endearment' describing a face exuding a natural charisma whether for its rugged beauty, its intimidating look or some unique oddity. So if Norma Desmonds said, "we had faces," a French nostalgic movie lover would say, "we had some 'gueules'" and he would be right because the early generations of French actors (debuts before 1960) were full of these 'gueules'. So, which one would you say is or was the most cinematically appealing? Discuss here
For which movie Sigourney Weaver should've received an Oscar?
Sigourney Weaver was nominated 3 times for the Academy Awards, and lost all 3 times. There few other great roles for which she wasn't even nominated. Please discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/246827887
Triplet Movie Sets, Favorite Triple Play?
Triplet films are movies with similar plots or themes developed by different studios at the same time. Some of these movies result from capitalizing on the timely relevance based on recent events or an anniversary. Other projects are the product of a script being shopped at different studios at the same time. Finally, some films are purposefully developed to piggyback and capitalize off the big budgeted marketing efforts of a competing studio. Whatever the reason, the result is usually a mad rush to be the first studio to release their film version in theaters. Which of these similar themed triplet movie groups developed at the same time is your favorite threesome movie group? Take the companion poll: Favorite Twin Movie Offspring, Second Born Discuss the topic here.
The Master of One's Own Fate: International Independence Films
As the United States celebrates its independence over the 4th of July weekend, there are many films celebrating the independence of other countries (and of groups within), as well, illustrating the sometimes horrific realities of such efforts as much as the joyous victories. Which of the following films, while sometimes portraying both the struggles and the triumphs of independence, do you find to be the most inspirational? Discuss here: Discuss here
Ridley Scott Leads
Which one is your favorite lead character in a film directed by Ridley Scott? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also vote for: Martin Scorsese Leads
Scores That Give You Goosebumps
You know that sensation that just starts in your neck, a cold little thrill that goes all over your living body and makes you forget for one brief moment where you are... and you just leave the film, leave the place you are... and let the music leave its movie and you just live the music, whatever that strange sentence means. That's the power of music, that's the power of many scores that transcended their film and became something that inhabits you: they all have one thing in common, a specific moment that sends shivers down your spine and inspire your heart a cocktail of exhilarating sensations. These are the scores that give you goosebumps. Which of these powerful scores* has got the strongest effect on you? After voting, you might discuss the list here OSCAR WINNER Oscar nominee *on an emotional level; another poll will be dedicated to adventurous, thrilling or heart-pounding scores à la John Williams or Bernard Herrmann
Your Favorite Ridley Scott Film?
November 30 is Ridley Scott's Birthday We frequently think of him as a master, a filmmaker with huge ambition and bigger talent who can bring any vision to the big screen. His resume certainly seems to confirm that. Space opera, war movies, period pieces, spy thrillers, Best Picture winners — he’s pretty much done them all. Out of these films directed by Ridley Scott, which one is your favorite? Discuss Here
"At least, you'll never be a vegetable: even artichokes have heart" You're probably already familiar with this memorable line from Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie (2001) but did you know that French cinema is full of similarly stinging insults or retorts? Some of them are more 'general' and aren't deprived of existential poetry while others work on a subtly self-deprecating way, and the rest is so delightfully harsh the only possible answer is, as they say in French, "Touché!". Which of these French movies' quotes would you most like to use in real life? Après avoir voté, vous pouvez discuter ici
Iconic Movie Themes
These movies have some of the most famous and memorable theme songs of all-time. This list only contains original themes from English language films but does not include musicals and sequels. Which of these films do you think has the greatest main theme? Discuss here.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Ruling the Universe is cool too. Nothing ever lasts forever. Rulers come and go. Sometimes they miss the mark and don't rule. Which of these Ruler Movies or TV Titles is your favorite? After voting, please discuss here.
Favorite Set of Twin Films
Twin Films are movies with more or less the exact same plot, released at nearly the same time (within a year of each other, for the purposes of this list). Which if your favorite set of twin films? Discuss the list here.