30 September 2009

Skandies: Best Films of the Decade, #16



Zodiac (2007, David Fincher)
originally placed: #3, 2007.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really. Really. Really?

Ryan said...

No stopping Fincher fanboys from getting something in there. I suppose better this than Benjamin Button or Panic Room.

md'a said...

What surprises me isn't that Zodiac made the list for the Aughts. It's that neither Se7en nor Fight Club had enough support ten years ago.

Ryan said...

Really? No Se7en in the top 20? Btw, where can we find the 90s results?

md'a said...

Why, on the official Skandies site, of course! (That was a setup, right?) The '90s results are at the bottom of the 1999 page.

Alex said...

FWIW, I thought it was the suggestion to revisit the '90s Skandie results (sorta like the S&S 20-year / AFI 10-year polls) was kinda interesting. Not on a decade proper year, though -- maybe 2015?

The Hunting of the Snark said...

As a Skandie Fandie/list-monger, I'd second the notion to give the dusty '90s list a facelift. Perspective makes it seem a bit safe. Plus, the best film of the decade is wrongly positioned at number 18.

Gilidor said...

I love that The Dude made the Best Performance: 1990-1999 list.

msic said...

Well, if Zodiac's in the house, I think we'll be hearing a lot more from 2007. There Will Be a Silent Country in 3 Weeks and 2 Days in my opinion.

Robert Fuller said...

I would have rather seen Panic Room on the list, frankly.

Ryan said...

Maybe Silent Light will sneak in there. There Will Be Blood is a longshot, and the Romanian abortion movie and the Coens/McCarthy opus face very long odds. Neither has aroused the kind of intense passion required for admission to this select club.

Revising my guesses, I think Audition has a shot at the top ten.

md'a said...

Votes for Audition were not allowed on the grounds that it isn't from this decade. 2001 was just when it got a U.S. release.

Jason said...

I think BLOOD and NO COUNTRY are both going to place pretty high. Not so sure about 4321 ABORT!

Anonymous said...

Alex Fung's site -- that beautiful old database of yore -- has longer and more detailed lists for the best-of-the-90s polls: Top 25 for each list, plus the point and voter totals: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Theater/6696/00ram.htm

It breaks my heart that Metropolitan was one point away from breaking into the 20, but thanks to the two voters who made the effort.

Alex said...

That guy and his grotesque web sight sucks.

(Holy moley, somebody capture that data asap before it gets wiped off of Geocities! I am not kidding.)

Victor said...

How many (rejected) votes did AUDITION get?

As for the 90s ... no way does SCHINDLERS LIST place that high or Egoyan place two in the Top 10. But other than that, I think those results, at least in the Top 10 (11-20 too vulnerable to the Passiondex Effect) would otherwise largely hold up. With this pool anyway.

Joshua said...

Anonymous (re: Metropolitan): You're welcome.

Mike Lee, director of Career Girls said...

Re: Ryan's comment, TWBB's top six votes in 2007: 30, 25, 25, 25, 20, 20. Zodiac's top three votes: 30, 20, 18. No way it finishes ahead of Bloody It Shall Be.

Ryan said...

Good call, Mike Lee. I guess Blood's likely to be on the list.

I agree with Victor. And I think Rushmore would land in the top 2 on a re-vote.

Mike Lee said...

And not to overstate the power of reviewing prior Skandies, but this is why DDL will finish in the top 3 for There Will Be Blood: 30, 30, 30, 30, 26, 25, 25, 21, 20, 20, 20, 20.

It's just unfortunate that the availability of individual votes only goes back to 2006.

Skander said...

Remember though, director of All or Nothing bud, points distribution only indicates how a voter thinks a picture stacks up against that particular year's crop. A more reliable indicator might be how many 4 star ratings a picture receives. Which suggests that, blog help us all, the retarded magician picture might make an appearance, in addition to the inevitable high placement of the retarded backwards picture.

Mike Lee said...

But you remember though, writer of "Metropia" episode "Sophie Runs an Errand" bud, that most voters are giving 3 or 4 or 5 or 8 or, golly gee wilikers Daniel Waters, 20 4 starses even in a blah year like 2008. So yes, while there are some problems with The Mike Lee Method, I think it is likely to give a correcter answer than yours.

Nictate said...

Not to change the subject, but does anyone else find this to be one of the most subliminally sexually suggestive movie posters ever made? Maybe I just need to get out more.

Interloper said...

the aforementioned Daniel Waters thinks the four star system discriminates against psychopaths who see more than 250 first run movies a year. Mr. D'Angelo's 0-100 scale is infinitely more lovely and would lead to a sexier, less willikersesque stratification.

STEPHEN THE GOLDBERGER said...

I dont think DDL's TWWB performance has aged particularly well and what has it been? only 1-2 years?

I wouldn't be surprised if it's not there.

md'a said...

I didn't see There Will, Wee Bud. Was it any good?

Skander said...

This was the Good Will Hunting sequel. In this picture the student becomes the teacher, as Will counsels a troubled yet brilliant dwarf.

Skander said...

P.S. DDL lost 53 inches to play the dwarf. Okay, I am done now buds, sorry.

Skander said...

"It's not your fault, it's genetic. It's not your fault, it's genetic. It's not your fault, it's genetic . . ." Okay, really done now buds, promise.