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I have a list of Best Picture Nominees and Winners that I'm in a very, very slow quest to see all of. I knock off at least one BP winner a year (I'm down to the ones I have no desire to see -- the Greatest Show on Earths, Broadway Melodies and the like) and a couple nominees as well -- did you know Three Coins in the Fountain was a Best Picture nominee? Me neither?

But while watching Blue is the Warmest Color today, I started to wonder how many Palme d'Ors I had seen. And since I know some of you like list-making almost as much as I do, I figured this would make a good thread. I've reproduced the list below, and included the years from 1964 to 1974 where Cannes changed the Golden Palm to the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film. I've egotistically bolded the ones I've seen. Note: they may not be the ones you've seen :D

    1955: Marty
    1956: The Silent World
    1957: Friendly Persuasion
    1958: The Cranes of Flying
    1959: Black Orpheus
    1960: La Dolce Vita
    1961: The Long Absence / Viridiana
    1962: Keeper of Promises
    1963: The Leopard
    1964: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
    1965: The Knack...and How to Get It
    1966: A Man and a Woman / The Birds, the Bees, and the Italians
    1967: Blow-Up
    1968: No award -- Mai 68!
    1969: If...
    1970: MASH
    1971: The Go-Betweens
    1972: The Working Class Goes to Heaven / The Mattei Affair
    1973: The Hireling / Scarecrow
    1974: The Conversation
    1975: Chronicle of the Years of Fire
    1976: Taxi Driver
    1977: Padre Padrone
    1978: The Tree of Wooden Clogs
    1979: Apocalypse Now / The Tin Drum
    1980: All That Jazz / Kagemusha
    1981: Man of Iron
    1982: Missing / The Way
    1983: The Ballad of Narayama
    1984: Paris, Texas
    1985: When Father Was Away on Business
    1986: The Mission
    1987: Under the Sun of Satan
    1988: Pelle the Conqueror
    1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
    1990: Wild at Heart
    1991: Barton Fink
    1992: The Best Intentions
    1993: Farewell My Concubine / The Piano
    1994: Pulp Fiction
    1995: Underground
    1996: Secrets & Lies
    1997: Taste of Cherry / The Eel
    1998: Eternity and a Day
    1999: Rosetta
    2000: Dancer in the Dark
    2001: The Son's Room
    2002: The Pianist
    2003: Elephant
    2004: Fahrenheit 9/11
    2005: L'Enfant
    2006: The Wind that Shakes the Barley
    2007: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
    2008: The Class
    2009: The White Ribbon
    2010: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
    2011: The Tree of Life
    2012: Amour
    2013: Blue is the Warmest Color
    2014: Winter Sleep


So I'm doing much, much worse here than on the Oscar Best Pictures. 27 films seen out of 67 total. Clearly plenty of work for me to do when I finish with the Best Pictures.

Observations:

- Unlike the Oscars, there are (in my opinion) far fewer middling or bad movies here. Fahrenheit 9/11 springs to mind, and I think that's a anomaly: a year into the Iraq War the French were probably more than thrilled to give a movie made by an American that sharply criticized the war the Golden Palm (though Tarantino was the Jury President, so who knows). Other than that, there are certainly movies that I didn't like -- or in the case of Elephant, hated -- but there are very few, if any, movies I would call "middlebrow" or empty spectacle.
- The choices here have dated in many cases just as poorly (if not worse) than the Academy's picks. There are at least a dozen movies on here that I've never heard of. Even some of the recent ones have no cachet at all: I have The Wind That Shakes the Barley on my Instant Q, but I haven't heard anyone talk about it since 2006.
-America's done pretty well, despite occasionally frigid relationships between our nations. WOOOO MOVIES!

How many have you seen? What thoughts do you have? SHARE! SPEAK!

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*hangs head in shame*

I've only seen five. :oops:

Viridiana
Taxi Drivier
Pulp Fiction
The Pianist
Blue Is the Warmest Color

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I've only seen six.

Apocalypse Now
Pulp Fiction
Secrets & Lies
The Pianist
Fahrenheit 9/11
Tree of Life


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ilovemovies wrote:
I've only seen six.

Apocalypse Now
Pulp Fiction
Secrets & Lies
The Pianist
Fahrenheit 9/11
Tree of Life


Go watch If...

NOW.

It will excite you with the power of cinema and the thrill of revolution. You'll want to go out and shoot something. A movie or an authority figure. Either/or.

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(I'm down to the ones I have no desire to see -- the Greatest Show on Earths, Broadway Melodies and the like) and a couple nominees as well -- did you know Three Coins in the Fountain was a Best Picture nominee?


how many Best Pic nominees do you have left? That's a long list.


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Black Orpheus
La Dolce Vita
Viridiana
The Leopard
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Blow-Up
MASH
The Conversation
Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now
Kagemusha
Missing
Paris, Texas
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Wild at Heart
Barton Fink
Farewell My Concubine
Pulp Fiction
The Pianist
The White Ribbon
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
The Tree of Life
Amour
Blue is the Warmest Color

Looks like I've seen 24 of them. I consider that respectable, although looking through the list there are some I'm realizing I really need to get to watching. If..., All That Jazz, The Ballad of Narayama, Secrets & Lies and Taste Of Cherry will be the highest priority. And before Kunz jumps in repeat his adoration for If..., allow me to say, "Dude! See The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, Paris, Texas and Barton Fink! NOW!"

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Barton Fink is streaming on Netflix Instant right now, so it's high on my priority list. I've also got The Umbrellas of Cherbourg sitting here waiting for Peng's next turn in my competition. Other than those, my top priorities are Apocalypse Now and The Conversation (obviously), La Dolce Vita, Blow-Up, If..., MASH, The Ballad of Narayama, and The Tree of Life.

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1955: Marty
1956: The Silent World (Maybe)
1963: The Leopard
1964: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
1965: The Knack...and How to Get It
1967: Blow-Up
1969: If...
1970: MASH
1974: The Conversation
1976: Taxi Driver
1979: Apocalypse Now
1980: All That Jazz / Kagemusha
1986: The Mission
1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
1991: Barton Fink
1994: Pulp Fiction
1996: Secrets & Lies
1997: Taste of Cherry
2002: The Pianist
2007: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
2008: The Class (aka Entre les murs)
2010: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
2011: The Tree of Life

More than I realized. One film I intensely dislike (Uncle Boonmee), and some others I don't like (Umbrellas, The Mission, to a certain degree Tree of Life), but that's a pretty good list. I honestly can't remember if I liked If... or not.

The ones I like the most are Taxi Driver, The Conversation, Kagemusha, Pulp Fiction, Secrets and Lies, and 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days.

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Let's see…

1963: The Leopard
1969: If…
1974: The Conversation
1976: Taxi Driver
1979: Apocalypse Now
1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
1991: Barton Fink
1994: Pulp Fiction
2002: The Pianist
2010: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
2011: The Tree of Life
2012: Amour
2013: Blue is the Warmest Color

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One film I intensely dislike (Uncle Boonmee), and some others I don't like (Umbrellas, The Mission, to a certain degree Tree of Life), but that's a pretty good list. I honestly can't remember if I liked If... or not.


I whole-heartedly agree, and never once understood the praise/acclaim. Perhaps it's cultural and our American mindsets can't quite grasp its bravado. However, I would firmly argue that it is the pure definition of "pretentious."

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* ones I've seen

    1955: Marty*
    1956: The Silent World
    1957: Friendly Persuasion*
    1958: The Cranes of Flying
    1959: Black Orpheus
    1960: La Dolce Vita*
    1961: The Long Absence / Viridiana
    1962: Keeper of Promises
    1963: The Leopard
    1964: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
    1965: The Knack...and How to Get It*
    1966: The Birds, the Bees, and the Italians
    1967: Blow-Up*
    1968: No award -- Mai 68!
    1969: If...*
    1970: MASH*
    1971: The Go-Betweens
    1972: The Working Class Goes to Heaven / The Mattei Affair
    1973: The Hireling / Scarecrow*
    1974: The Conversation*
    1975: Chronicle of the Years of Fire
    1976: Taxi Driver*
    1977: Padre Padrone
    1978: The Tree of Wooden Clogs
    1979: Apocalypse Now*/ The Tin Drum
    1980: All That Jazz*/ Kagemusha
    1981: Man of Iron
    1982: Missing* / The Way
    1983: The Ballad of Narayama
    1984: Paris, Texas*
    1985: When Father Was Away on Business
    1986: The Mission*
    1987: Under the Sun of Satan
    1988: Pelle the Conqueror
    1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape*
    1990: Wild at Heart*
    1991: Barton Fink*
    1992: The Best Intentions
    1993: Farewell My Concubine / The Piano*
    1994: Pulp Fiction*
    1995: Underground
    1996: Secrets & Lies*
    1997: Taste of Cherry / The Eel
    1998: Eternity and a Day
    1999: Rosetta
    2000: Dancer in the Dark*
    2001: The Son's Room
    2002: The Pianist*
    2003: Elephant*
    2004: Fahrenheit 9/11*
    2005: L'Enfant
    2006: The Wind that Shakes the Barley
    2007: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
    2008: The Class
    2009: The White Ribbon*
    2010: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
    2011: The Tree of Life*
    2012: Amour
    2013: Blue is the Warmest Color*
    2014: Winter Sleep

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I actually have a list of this ranked, so here goes the 16 of them.

1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
2. The Tree of Life
3. La dolce vita
4. Taxi Driver
5. Barton Fink
6. Apocalypse Now
7. Pulp Fiction
8. The Conversation
9. Dancer in the Dark
10. The Pianist
11. Blue is the Warmest Color
12. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
13. Wild at Heart
14. Farewell my Concubine
15. The Piano
16. Fahrenheit 9/11

Could have used more, but not too bad either. A little shameful I haven't seen Uncle Boonmee yet, since it's from my own country (the only one winning), very available, and I really like the one film from Joe I've seen (Blissfully Yours). Not to mention the award is like a delicious slap to our censor system, who has a huge, public dispute with the director over his previous film (Syndromes and a Century) in which the director lost and has to cut the film to show it in his own country. When Uncle Boonmee won they were the one who had to receive him at the airport. :P


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(I'm down to the ones I have no desire to see -- the Greatest Show on Earths, Broadway Melodies and the like) and a couple nominees as well -- did you know Three Coins in the Fountain was a Best Picture nominee?


how many Best Pic nominees do you have left? That's a long list.


Eleven winners left (Around the World in 80 Days, The Greatest Show on Earth, Hamlet, Going My Way, You Can't Take it With You, The Great Ziegfield, Mutiny on the Bounty, Cavalcade, Grand Hotel, The Broadway Melody, and Wings) and slightly more than 100 nominees still to see. Which seems like a lot, and to a certain degree is, but then there have been 512 movies nominated for Best Picture, so I've seen 80% of them.

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Blonde Almond wrote:
Black Orpheus
La Dolce Vita
Viridiana
The Leopard
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Blow-Up
MASH
The Conversation
Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now
Kagemusha
Missing
Paris, Texas
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Wild at Heart
Barton Fink
Farewell My Concubine
Pulp Fiction
The Pianist
The White Ribbon
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
The Tree of Life
Amour
Blue is the Warmest Color

Looks like I've seen 24 of them. I consider that respectable, although looking through the list there are some I'm realizing I really need to get to watching. If..., All That Jazz, The Ballad of Narayama, Secrets & Lies and Taste Of Cherry will be the highest priority. And before Kunz jumps in repeat his adoration for If..., allow me to say, "Dude! See The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, Paris, Texas and Barton Fink! NOW!"


I know I really need to see Barton Fink. It's on my Instant Q and so I will...at some point.

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Eleven winners left (Around the World in 80 Days, The Greatest Show on Earth, Hamlet, Going My Way, You Can't Take it With You, The Great Ziegfield, Mutiny on the Bounty, Cavalcade, Grand Hotel, The Broadway Melody, and Wings) and slightly more than 100 nominees still to see. Which seems like a lot, and to a certain degree is, but then there have been 512 movies nominated for Best Picture, so I've seen 80% of them.


I'd be interested to see you do a 'if I picked the winners' for each year once you finish. Have you seen all the '39 noms? maybe even rank them among the other noms for each year. I think you'll like Mutiny On the Bounty. I tried to watch all Best Pic noms from early 30s, some aren't available unfortunately.

Did you discover any great Best Pic noms that you hadn't heard much about before?


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Only 17 for me


1955: Marty
1960: La Dolce Vita
1967: Blow-Up
1970: MASH
1973: Scarecrow
1974: The Conversation
1976: Taxi Driver
1979: Apocalypse Now
1982: Missing
1986: The Mission
1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
1993: The Piano
1994: Pulp Fiction
2002: The Pianist
2004: Fahrenheit 9/11
2011: The Tree of Life
2012: Amour

Any high recommended from the ones that I am missing?

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Eleven winners left (Around the World in 80 Days, The Greatest Show on Earth, Hamlet, Going My Way, You Can't Take it With You, The Great Ziegfield, Mutiny on the Bounty, Cavalcade, Grand Hotel, The Broadway Melody, and Wings) and slightly more than 100 nominees still to see. Which seems like a lot, and to a certain degree is, but then there have been 512 movies nominated for Best Picture, so I've seen 80% of them.


I'd be interested to see you do a 'if I picked the winners' for each year once you finish. Have you seen all the '39 noms? maybe even rank them among the other noms for each year. I think you'll like Mutiny On the Bounty. I tried to watch all Best Pic noms from early 30s, some aren't available unfortunately.

Did you discover any great Best Pic noms that you hadn't heard much about before?


Oh for sure! Z, of course, which people here probably am tired of me touting. Two from 1959 -- Room at the Top and Anatomy of a Murder. The Caine Mutiny is excellent. Breaking Away is a really fun sports movie. Atlantic City is close to brilliance. A Passage to India is an underrated near-masterpiece by David Lean, Kiss of the Spider-Woman is incredible, Hope and Glory is amazingly delightful.

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Cavalcade's pretty good, though it shows its age. You Can't Take It With You is too precious. I've heard it works better on stage. I'll watch Wings any time.

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1974: The Conversation (I saw this many years ago on TV, need to refresh myself on this film)
1976: Taxi Driver
1979: Apocalypse Now
1980: Kagemusha
1986: The Mission
1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
1990: Wild at Heart
1991: Barton Fink
1993: Farewell My Concubine
1993: The Piano
1994: Pulp Fiction (one of my all time favourite movies)
2002: The Pianist
2004: Fahrenheit 9/11

So only 13 films on that won the Palme D'Or. I'm also aiming to see The Tree of Life, Blue is the Warmest Color, MASH, Secrets & Lies, and The Ballad of Narayama (I really ought to become more familiar with the works of Shohei Imamura, given my ethnic heritage)


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Interesting note: Marty, the first Palme d'Or, won Best Picture as well. Since then it hasn't happened once

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