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Feed the Queue #101

Here are the results of last week's poll.

  1. The Nun's Story (1959)
  2. Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
  3. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
  4. Room at the Top (1959)
  5. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
  6. The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

The Nun's Story wins and goes into my queue.

Here's the deal: every week, I will be calling for suggestions of films to be added to my Netflix queue. Each person makes one suggestion and one alternate (in case I have seen one of your suggestions). The next week, when I call for new suggestions, we begin a one-week voting period to select the film to be placed immediately into my Netflix queue to be reviewed the weekend after (because I'll already have my Netflix queue selections for the coming weekend). Then, you'll find out what I thought in my weekly Morning After feature on Monday morning.

Sometimes a genre gets stuck in the rotation and it makes for a rough viewing schedule. Starting this week, I'm going to be asking for suggestions that fit a specific genre so each week can be a bit spicy. The genre or event listed each week will be posted at the end of this post.

To help decide what to pick, here is a list of what I've seen (or at least that I have personally logged).

Full List of Films I've Seen (updated through 3/10/11; a small number of titles may be missing still)
Here's what you need to post today (and through next Wednesday):

  1. Below, please provide your suggestions to add to my Netflix queue.
  2. Next, please rate each of the following entries in order of preference. Item 1 will be most preferred, 2 next most preferred and so forth.
  • Baby Doll (1956)
  • The Country Girl (1954)
  • Detective Story (1951)
  • The Heiress (1949)
  • Johnny Belinda (1949)
  • Roman Holiday (1953)

This Week's Category: Oscar Nominated Best Actresses (1937-1946)

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  1. Recommendations:
    The Little Foxes (Bette Davis)
    The More the Merrier (Jean Arthur)

    Rankings:
    1. The Heiress
    2. Roman Holiday
    3. Johnny Belinda
    4. The Country Girl
    5. Detective Story
    6. Baby Doll

  2. Mike’s Question-
    Question: When making recommendations and voting, do you place more emphasis on the film, the performance, or are they of equal value? I generally give more weight to the film, but if a performance is especially noteworthy, or if it actually won the Oscar, I may select it, even if I wasn’t too thrilled about the film.

    For me, seem to place the emphasis on the performance – being many times better than the sum of it’s parts.

  3. Suggestions:
    Margaret Sullivan Three Comrades
    Bette Davis The Letter

    The Heiress
    Roman Holiday
    Johnny Belinda
    Detective Story
    The Country Girl
    Baby Doll

  4. Recommendations:
    Brief Encounter (Celia Johnson, 1946)
    Leave Her to Heaven (Gene Tierney, 1945)

    Rankings:
    1. The Heiress
    2. Roman Holiday
    3. Johnny Belinda
    4. The Country Girl
    5. Detective Story
    6. Baby Doll


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