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Going through a small list of potential HoF nominations I threw together 2022 should be a lot easier for y'all in terms of the stuff I'm picking for these. Stuff that'll land in the 2-2.5 star range instead of half a star.
I like nominations like Daisies. That’s exactly what the purpose of the HOF is IMO. It was fun, clever, and, yes, artistic. The chaotic and silly structure was the point.



I like nominations like Daisies. That’s exactly what the purpose of the HOF is IMO. It was fun, clever, and, yes, artistic. The chaotic and silly structure was the point.

Ok 2023 I'll pick stuff that makes Daisies look like Jaws.



It’s A Classic Rope-A-Dope
In the true spirit of the hall of fame for the next one I will be nominating Wally Pipp
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I was under the impression that Daisies would receive better reviews here since it's more well-known and widely considered to be a classic of the Czech new wave.
I sure hope the people that did like the film didn't just like it because its perceived as a classic. Giving films bonus points for being "important" or "influential" or whatever is lame af and disingenuous.



It’s A Classic Rope-A-Dope
I sure hope the people that did like the film didn't just like it because its perceived as a classic. Giving films bonus points for being "important" or "influential" or whatever is lame af and disingenuous.
How about bonus points for being strange or different?

Annoying af lmao



How about bonus points for being strange or different?

Annoying af lmao
You absolutely can give something bonus points for that since those are things that are qualities of the film. Something becoming a classic has nothing to do with the film itself.



I thought Daisies was great. Themroc was really bad, in my opinion. For the next hall I’m recommending Manos the Hands of Fate. 😉



Trouble with a capital "T"
In the true spirit of the hall of fame for the next one I will be nominating Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp? The baseball player from the early 20th century He's probably more likely to finish and HoF than Neiba



I sure hope the people that did like the film didn't just like it because its perceived as a classic. Giving films bonus points for being "important" or "influential" or whatever is lame af and disingenuous.
Yeah, agreed. What I mean though is that, if someone is aware of its reputation, it could get them to wonder "Hm, maybe there's something in there I missed", provided they weren't sure what to make of it. With Themroc, on the other hand, I don't believe it has any such reputation, so it could be easier for someone to put less thought into rating/reviewing it.

For what it's worth, I thought the film was pretty good. If it wasn't well known, I wouldn't have rated it any less.



It’s A Classic Rope-A-Dope
You absolutely can give something bonus points for that since those are things that are qualities of the film. Something becoming a classic has nothing to do with the film itself.
You don’t think classic has a certain connotation of style?

Technically I could say the same about the word different. I spent the 80’s watching Spielberg and stupid comedies. The first time I watched Kane it felt very different, despite being classic.



It’s A Classic Rope-A-Dope
Wally Pipp? The baseball player from the early 20th century He's probably more likely to finish and HoF than Neiba
Well done



Trouble with a capital "T"
I sure hope the people that did like the film didn't just like it because its perceived as a classic. Giving films bonus points for being "important" or "influential" or whatever is lame af and disingenuous.
If that was the case for me, I'd have Marienbad at the top of my list. Nah, I just vote for what I like or think is cool or whatever.



You don’t think classic has a certain connotation of style?

Technically I could say the same about the word different. I spent the 80’s watching Spielberg and stupid comedies. The first time I watched Kane it felt very different, despite being classic.
A film being different is something the filmmaker has control over. The filmmaker has no control over their film being considered a classic.



It’s A Classic Rope-A-Dope
A film being different is something the filmmaker has control over. The filmmaker has no control over their film being considered a classic.
You don’t think directors set out to make prestige pictures?



It’s A Classic Rope-A-Dope
Step Brothers is a classic, you think they were trying to make a "prestige picture" with that one?
You think people are giving Step Brothers bonus points for being a classic?

For the record I know it’s annoying to answer a question with a question so my other response is: No it isn’t a classic.



You think people are giving Step Brothers bonus points for being a classic?

For the record I know it’s annoying to answer a question with a question so my other response is: No it isn’t a classic.
Ok, it might be a bit too new for that rn but one day I think it may. I wouldn't for a second argue Chitylova was ever trying to make a prestige film but Daisies still has classic status. Same with It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World or Jaws or El Topo or whatever else. Classic is not a stylistic choice.