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It's that time again folks. Final 100, of the '70s!

In order to keep the results more of a surprise, I'm going to ask you to send your ballots by email to: stephan [at] neoptolemos [dot] com (replacing the [text] thingies by @ and . of course). I will send a reply to every list I receive within 48 hours, so if I do not reply please leave a message here or send me another email.

I've provided the top 100 in an Excel sheet, which should speak for itself, although please keep the #, Title, and Director columns intact.

The deadline is September 30th, but as always lists handed in shortly after the deadline will still be counted if they arrive before I finish up collating.
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The full list of films making it to the top 100:

A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
All the President's Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)
Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973)
American Graffiti (George Lucas, 1973)
Angst Essen Seele Auf [Ali: Fear Eats The Soul] (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974)
Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
Being There (Hal Ashby, 1979)
Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)
Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1978)
Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
Deliverance (John Boorman, 1972)
Der Amerikanische Freund [The American Friend] (Wim Wenders, 1977)
Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975)
Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973)
Duel (Steven Spielberg, 1971)
Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
Escape from Alcatraz (Donald Siegel, 1979)
Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson, 1970)
Gimme Shelter (Albert Maysles / Davis Maysles / Charlotte Zwerin, 1970)
Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)
Höstsonaten [Autumn Sonata] (Ingmar Bergman, 1978)
Il conformista [The Conformist] (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970)
Interiors (Woody Allen, 1978)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle [The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser] (Werner Herzog, 1974)
Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1977)
Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton, 1979)
La maman et la putain [The Mother and the Whore] (Jean Eustache, 1973)
La nuit américaine [Day for Night] (François Truffaut, 1973)
Le Boucher [The Butcher] (Claude Chabrol, 1970)
Le cercle rouge [The Red Circle] (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970)
Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie [The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie] (Luis Buñuel, 1972)
Le locataire [The Tenant] (Roman Polanski, 1976)
Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
Little Big Man (Arthur Penn, 1970)
Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979)
Marathon Man (John Schlesinger, 1976)
MASH [M*A*S*H] (Robert Altman, 1970)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)
Midnight Express (Alan Parker, 1978)
Monsieur Klein (Joseph Losey, 1976)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam / Terry Jones, 1974)
Morta a Venezia [Death in Venice] (Luchino Visconti, 1971)
Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975)
Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht [Nosferatu the Vampyre] (Werner Herzog, 1979)
Novecento [1900] (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1976)
O thiasos [The Travelling Players] (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Miloš Forman, 1975)
Padre Padrone (Paolo Taviani, 1977)
Patton (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970)
Performance (Nicolas Roeg, 1970)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)
Rocky (John G. Avildson, 1976)
Roma (Federico Fellini, 1972)
Scener ur ett Äktenskap [Scenes from a Marriage] (Ingmar Bergman, 1973)
Sleuth (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1972)
Solyaris [Solaris] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)
Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah, 1971)
Stroszek (Werner Herzog, 1977)
Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)
The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)
The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971)
The Front Page (Billy Wilder, 1974)
The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
The Godfather, Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)
The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, 1978)
The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston, 1975)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood, 1976)
The Sting (George Roy Hill, 1973)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
The Warrriors (Walter Hill, 1979)
Trafic (Jacques Tati, 1971)
Ultimo Tango a Parigi [Last Tango in Paris] (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972)
Una Giornata Particolare [A Special Day] (Ettore Scola, 1977)
Viskningar och Rop [Cries and Whispers] (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)
Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, 1971)
Woodstock (Michael Wadleigh, 1970)
Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
Zerkalo [The Mirror] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
Дерсу Узала [Dersu Uzala] (Akira Kurosawa, 1975)
Сталкер [Stalker] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)

Directors with multiple films:
4 films: Francis Ford Coppola, Werner Herzog
3 films: Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Ingmar Bergman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Nicolas Roeg, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Andrei Tarkovsky
2 films: Hal Ashby, Federico Fellini, William Friedkin, Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, Sidney Lumet, Terrence Malick, Roman Polanski

And a downloadable file of all the votes of the past months.
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Some surprising entries (Interiors, Trafic, The Front Page) and omissions here (Blazing Saddles, Dirty Harry, Assault On Precinct 13, Three Days Of The Condor, High Plains Drifter), making overall a very interesting list, not without the necessary classics of course.

Unfortunately I don't think I will be able to vote since I have only seen 33 films, making me unable to catch up with the whole list unless I start watching 2 movies per day, something which currently cannot be done with the amount of time I have available. Anyway, I wish great results!
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Barry wrote:Unfortunately I don't think I will be able to vote since I have only seen 33 films
Barry, you don't need to worry about not having seen enough films, the formula takes care of that. Everyone will rank the films they've seen and the other films get the same score as the film in the middle of your ranked list. If this sounds too good for the unseen films, you should know that the scoring scale is skewed with a bigger difference in points between the highest ranked films, so that if a film has only been ranked by a few voters and no one has put it near the top of his list, it will end up at the bottom of the total list.
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Henrik wrote:Barry, you don't need to worry about not having seen enough films, the formula takes care of that. Everyone will rank the films they've seen and the other films get the same score as the film in the middle of your ranked list. If this sounds too good for the unseen films, you should know that the scoring scale is skewed with a bigger difference in points between the highest ranked films, so that if a film has only been ranked by a few voters and no one has put it near the top of his list, it will end up at the bottom of the total list.
Then I guess this should be OK. Still, I have to discover some of the films in the list... hope I find some time.
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I have a feeling the first non-Coppola film may end up being #4.

I should probably be able to see a few more of these before the end of the month. Just need to figure out how to prioritize my viewing.
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I made a list of all the films I still have to see and divided them into categories of "must watch", "watch", and "maybe watch". Haven't made it very far into the "must watch" even, though.
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I've seen 58 out of 100, the ones I think I'm going to get around to are the ones by directors I already like. Trafic is currently at my house from Netflix, Autum Sonata is next. I suppose Le Circle Rouge should be after that. Then I don't know.
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These list are always a little bit disapointed because we lost sooooo gooood movies in the firsts polls (Papillon - Franklin J. Schaffner, Giù la Testa - Sergio Leone, Les Valseuses -Bertrand Blier, Vincent, François, Paul... et les autres - Claude Sautet, Le Vieux Fusil - Roberrt Enrico, etc)

Whatever, good job again for making this work. And it's always a pleasant thing to search new films in the lists.

The 14th first films are, for me, all chef-d'oeuvres !

EDIT : I sent the list to Stephan.
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Could you send me that list in an Excel file Romain? That would help me out immensely!
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I'll try to get mine in later today
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I've gotten 10 lists so far, and although the voting is officially closed I'll still accept lists until I find time to start working on the presentation. Barry, how about that list? :)
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Sorry for delaying it Stephan, but I didn't have much time in my hands last month-however I'm going to work for the list this week and finish ASAP.

Edit: Due to increasing amount of work to be done regarding my profession, I'm unfortunately unable to put time on this project. I'm very sorry Stephan!
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Hey Stephan, I'm in the middle of Autumn Sonata. Can I slide it in my ballot, and if so, can I just tell you what position?
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Barry: Sorry to hear it.
Jirin: Yeah, that's fine.
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Slide it in at #44 then.
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I'm sorry it's taking so long guys, but just as I thought I had some time to start on the presentation of the results a project for my thesis came up in which I have to manually enter several variables for some 8000 video games. It's really tedious and afterwards I cannot find the courage to do more tedious work in doing the preparations for the presentation. I think I have about a week's work ahead of me, so I don't know if I'll be able to put up any results before then.
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Stephan wrote:I'm sorry it's taking so long guys, but just as I thought I had some time to start on the presentation of the results a project for my thesis came up in which I have to manually enter several variables for some 8000 video games. It's really tedious and afterwards I cannot find the courage to do more tedious work in doing the preparations for the presentation. I think I have about a week's work ahead of me, so I don't know if I'll be able to put up any results before then.
Eek, I can definitely empathize with that. I did a thesis where I wrote a program which tried to determine grammatical intent of a sentence. For this, I had to manually tag the part of speech for a few thousand words.
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