Daily Polls Suggested by Others I would Like to See
by dan_dassow created 05 Apr 2012 | last updated - 30 Mar 2013
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Suggestion: Favorite cameo on Big Bang Theory?
by yrnej (Mon Mar 12 2012 14:40:48)
Poll on Google Docs
Poll on Straw Poll
It's just been announced that the king of all living scientists, Stephen Hawking, will be making a cameo appearance on the Big Bang Theory. While this is a huge "get," this is not the first appearance of a real, live scientist on BBT. Which of these cameos (scientist or not) is your favorite?
Neil deGrasse Tyson
George Smoot "With all due respect, Dr. Cooper, are you on crack?"
Brian Austin Green
Stephen Hawking ”
“ http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/189919727 
Suggestion: Favorite 'Fantasia' Segment?
by woodrr9 (Tue Oct 18 2011 21:38:37)
Which segment of Fantasia is your favorite?
-"Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"
-"The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
-"The Rite of Spring"
-"Meet the Soundtrack"
-"The Pastoral Symphony"
-"Dance of the Hours"
-"Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria"
= = =
1. woodrr9 (AKA woodr9) mistakenly deleted his account and all of his great poll suggestions ended up in the bit bucket. At least this suggestion survived. ”
Suggestion: Favorite red-headed actor?
by yrnej (Sun Jan 15 2012 05:22:58)
Red all the time, not just red for a role - tons of actresses, not many actors...
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins
William H. Macy
Mark Williams ”
Sug.: Which Martian director will own the 3010's?
by TsarStepan (Mon Oct 3 2011 12:49:30)
1. Woody Allen
2. Walt Disney, when they finally unfreeze him from his cryogenic chamber;
3. Stephen Frears of The Star Corps;
4. Werner Herzog;
5. Kang and Kodos;
6. Elvis Presley;
7. Martian Scorsese
8. Siri or another work of sentient artificial intelligence;
10. The question is completely moot as the world will end at the end of this year, the year of 2012. Thusly, no more movies will ever be made by the hand of man or the flippers of the inevitable evolved dolphins a thousand years from now.
*The question is moot since the Venetian directors outshine anything that comes out comes out of the Marsywood studio system.
*I prefer Dr. Who's war documentaries from that period.
I took out President Lincoln's descendent, Abraham Lincoln XI, as a tabloid newspaper WILL reveal in 3011 that he is in fact born on Pluto not Mars. Therefore he does not qualify for this poll. ”
Suggestion: Have you ever been to a film festival?
by yrnej (Mon Oct 10 2011 04:20:25)
Yes, I've been to one or more of the big three (Cannes, Venice, Berlin).
Yes, I've been to one or more of the big indie festivals (Telluride, Sundance, South by Southwest, Tribeca, Zero Film Festival, Raindance).
Yes, I've been to a/some festivals outside my home country.
Yes, I've been to a/some local/regional festivals.
No, but I want to.
No, I don't care to. ”
Suggestion: Is your favorite movie villain male or female?
by ElMaruecan82 (Wed Dec 7 2011 09:01:15)
It's a monster so the gender hardly matters ”
Suggestion: Favorite movie quote delivered by Elmer Fudd?
by Rafael_M (Fri Aug 13 2010 11:30:22)
"Evwyone!" - Léon
"Wosebud." - Citizen Kane
“Yo, Adwiaahn!” - Rocky
"Abwacadabwa" - The Prestige
“Fweeeedom!” - Braveheart
“It’s awive, awive!” - Frankenstein
“Won, Fowest, Won!” - Forrest Gump
"Stewahhh!"- A Streetcar Named Desire
“Ahh you not entwetained?!”- Gladiator
“Be afwaid, be vewy afwaid” - The Fly
“Say hewuou to my witel fwend!” – Scarface
“You had me at hewuow” - Jerry Maguire
“Caw it, fwendo” - No Country for Old Men
“You didn’t get me down, Way” – Raging Bull
“Soywent Gween is peopaw!” - Soylent Green
“You can’t handwe the twuth!” - A Few Good Men
“The powew of Cwist compews you! – The Exorcist
“You're tewing me apahht!” - Rebel Without a Cause
“My Pwecious” - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
“This whole twail is out of ohdeh!” - ...and justice for all.
“Whoo-ah!” – Scent of a Woman (that one stays the same)
"There's no cwah-ing in basebah" - A League of Their Own
“No, no, no, no, no. You insuwted him a wittle bit” – Goodfellas
"I’m having an owd fwend fow dinneh” - The Silence of the Lambs
“I…dwink…yow…MIWKSHAKE!...I dwink it UP!!” - There Will Be Blood
"...You just put yow wips togewah and bwow" - To Have and Have Not ”
From Time's Top 10 Eating Scenes, which is your favorite?
by NJtoTX (Thu Jan 12 2012 05:25:09)
The Gold Rush
Cool Hand Luke
Nine 1/2 Weeks
The Great Outdoors
http://entertainment.time.com/2012/01/06/top-10-memorable-movie-eating -scenes ”
Suggestion: Which of these 12 'twelve'-titled films is your favorite?
by ElMaruecan82 (Thu Dec 29 2011 01:19:31)
12 Angry Men
The Dirty Dozen
The Twelve Chairs
Twelve O'Clock High
Les 12 travaux d'Astérix
Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
12 (Russian remake of 12 Angry Men) ”
Suggestion: From these classic cinematic scenes, I have re-enacted the….
by Rafael_M (Tue Mar 30 2010 14:26:26)
Raising my arms in victory – Rocky
Speaking in gruff voice while petting a cat - The Godfather
Rapid-step dancing to Michael Sembello's Maniac - Flashdance
Dancing to "Old Time Rock'n Roll" in my undies - Risky Business
Raising my arms and yelling: “I’m the king of the world” – Titanic
Raising my index finger on the disco floor – Saturday Night Fever
Drawing a Z with a pen, pencil, etc...- Any/All of the Zorro movies
Making lightsaber hums while doing swordplay – The Star Wars series
Standing in front of a mirror asking: “You talkin’ to me?” – Taxi Driver
Waving a wand about while reciting a magic spell – The Harry Potter Series
Daring someone with the phrase: “Go ahead make my day” – Sudden Impact
Making the chilling Hannibal Lecter slurping sound – The Silence of the Lambs
Holding a cigarette like Bogart – Casablanca (or any Bogart flick for that matter)
Clicking my heels and uttering: “There’s no place like home!” - The Wizard of Oz
Wiggling my index finger saying: “E.T. phone home” – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Holding a gold ring and whispering: “My Precious” - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Holding a staff in the air for the parting of the Red Sea – The Ten Commandments
Spreading my arms and legs in the slick Bruce Lee fighting stance - Enter the Dragon
Parting my fingers in a "V" and saying: "Live long and prosper" - The Star Trek series
Wearing a tuxedo and inevitably uttering: “Bond, James Bond” – The James Bond series
Wearing cool shades and uttering in a thick Austrian accent : "I'll be back" - The Terminator
Holding a knife (or anything resembling) in stabbing motion whilst making shrieky sounds - Psycho
Dancing the Pee-wee Herman "big shoe" dance to The Champs's Tequila - Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Speaking with a Cuban accent holding a cigar (or anything resembling) like Tony Montana - Scarface
I wanna reenact scenes from Platoon with Charlie Sheen... ”
Suggestion: Could you be roommates with Sheldon Cooper?
by Catnip_Everdeen (Sun Apr 15 2012 02:09:14)
No! He would drive me crazy!
Yes, I enjoy a challenge.
I doubt he'd even consider taking me, since I'm just a "lousy engineer"...
Considering my OCD tendencies, the question is really "Could Sheldon Cooper be roommates with me?"
I used to be roommate with a guy worse than him.
Sheldon who? ”
Suggestion: Is there a TV show you never missed one new episode of?
by ElMaruecan82 (Sun Apr 15 2012 06:03:06)
(no watching on DVD included)
Yes, there is one long-running TV series for which I'm always watching TV at the designated time
Yes, but it's not saying much, it didn't last more than one/two seasons
Yes, from the day I started to watch it, but it wasn't the first episode
Yes, but not during all the seasons
No, and I don't think it's possible
Actually, there's more than one
Suggestion: Favorite TV witch?
by yrnej (Sun Apr 15 2012 19:19:36)
*wizards need not apply
Grandmama Addams (Blossom Rock) - The Addams Family
Endora (Agnes Moorehead) - Bewitched
Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery) - Bewitched
Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Paige Matthews (Rose McGowan) - Charmed
Phoebe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano) - Charmed
Piper Halliwell (Holly Marie Combs) - Charmed
Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty) - Charmed
Ella (Laura Pyper) - Hex
Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes) - H.R. Pufnstuf
Evil Queen/Regina Mills (Lana Parrilla) - Once Upon a Time
Sabrina Spellman (Melissa Joan Hart) - Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson) - The Secret Circle
Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) - The Vampire Diaries ”
Suggestion: Most unbearable TV mother-in-law?
by yrnej (Sun Apr 15 2012 18:35:53)
Endora (Agnes Moorehead) - Bewitched
Gloria Hodge (Dixie Carter) - Desperate Housewives
Marie Barone (Doris Roberts) - Everybody Loves Raymond
Mrs. Slaghoople (Janet Waldo/Verna Felton) - The Flintstones
Benny (Belita Moreno) - The George Lopez Show
Jackie Florrick (Mary Beth Peil) - The Good Wife
Mother Jefferson (Zara Cully) - The Jeffersons
Thelma Harper (Vicki Lawrence) - Mama's Family
Dr. Erica Noughton (Vanessa Redgrave) - Nip/Tuck
Deb Scott (Barbara Alyn Woods) - One Tree Hill
Bev Harris (Estelle Parsons) - Roseanne
Bunny McDougal (Frances Sternhagen) - Sex and the City
Gemma Morrow (Katey Sagal) - Sons of Anarchy
Livia Soprano (Mancy Marchand) - The Sopranos ”
Sug: Favorite TV theme song that made it on the Top 10 on the Pop Chart?
by yrnej (Sat Apr 14 2012 23:04:01)
S.W.A.T. by Rhythm Heritage
Welcome Back, Kotter by John Sebastian
Miami Vice by Jan Hammer
How Do You Talk to an Angel by the cast of The Heights
Believe It or Not from The Greatest American Hero by Joey Scarbury
Dragnet by the Ray Anthony Orchestra
Secret Agent Man by Johnny Rivers
Hawaii Five-0 by The Ventures
Happy Days by Pratt and McCalin
Makin' It by David Naughton
Peter Gunn by the Ray Anthony Orchestra
Bad Boys from Cops by Inner Circle
Three Stars Will Shine Tonight from Dr. Kildare by Richard Chamberlain
The Rockford Files by Mike Post
Hill Street Blues by Mike Post
I Don't Want To Be from One Tree Hill by Gavin DeGraw ”
Suggestion: Which of these 10 actors best defines authority?
by ElMaruecan82 (Tue Apr 17 2012 11:29:22)
(or has the most commanding presence)
Edward G. Robinson
James Earl Jones
George C. Scott
Lee Marvin ”
Suggestion: Favorite of EW's 'Keep the Twist Secret' Movies?
by mookindahouse (Tue Apr 17 2012 14:34:01)
-The Village (2004)
-Fight Club (1999)
-The Crying Game (1992)
-The Usual Suspects (1995)
-Planet of the Apes (1968)
-The Sixth Sense (1999)
-Super 8 (2011)
Suggestion: Famous duo you would like to see a movie about?
by pbn (Sat Mar 31 2012 15:39:36)
From these suggestions, which famous duo would you like to see a feature film about?
Sonny & Cher
Siskel & Ebert
Magic and Bird
Siegfried & Roy
Lewis and Clark
Fred and Ginger
Bogie and Bacall
Laurel and Hardy
Simon & Garfunkel
Abbott and Costello
The Lumière Brothers
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Rock Hudson and Doris Day
Woody Allen and Mia Farrow ”
Suggestion: Jack Nicholson birthday poll
by pbn (Fri Apr 20 2012 23:51:11)
Sunday, April 22, is Jack Nicholson's 75th birthday. Favourite Nicholson performance from his highest-rated movies on IMDb?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
As Good as It Gets
A Few Good Men
Five Easy Pieces
The Last Detail
The Bucket List
Terms of Endearment
Suggestion: Are you an active or passive viewer?
by WomenAndChildrenLast (Thu Nov 17 2011 07:52:38)
While watching a movie, do you analyse it and do you pay attention to camera work, editing, photography, lighting, sound, music, costumes, set design, etc...
- Yes, all the time.
- It depends on the movie.
- I absorb it the first time and if I watch it again I'll start digging.
- I try my best but my knowledge and abilities are limited.
- I only focus on what's important: the story, the action and the acting. ”
Which of the following TV families would you most like to be a part of?
by NJtoTX (Thu May 10 2012 18:44:25)
"The Addams Family"
"The Dukes of Hazzard"
The Andersons, "Father Knows Best"
The Arnolds, "The Wonder Years"
The Barones, "Everybody Loves Raymond"
The Botwins, "Weeds"
The Bradys, "The Brady Bunch"
The Bundys, "Married With Children"
The Cleavers, "Leave It to Beaver"
The Connors, "Roseanne"
The Cosbys, "The Cosby Show"
The Costanzas, "Seinfeld"
The Forresters, "The Bold and the Beautiful"
The Gilmores, "The Gilmore Girls"
The Griffins, "Family Guy"
The Keatons, "Family Ties"
The Pritchett-Delgados, "Modern Family"
The Tanners, "ALF"
The Winslows, "Family Matters" ”
Suggestion: At what point does a director deserve the...
by yrnej (Thu May 10 2012 11:02:54)
After they win an Oscar
After they win another major award
After they've been nominated for a major award
After they've made a blockbuster
After they've made 10 movies
After they've made a movie that has "buzz"
Starting with their first movie
At the point the movie is actually BY them, meaning they'd have to have written it and taken part of the producing of it as well. If they do all that with their first movie, they deserve such a credit then. ”
Suggestion: It's time to give an AFI LIfetime Achievement Award to
by ElMaruecan82 (Fri May 11 2012 02:03:07)
... this guy :
The Coen Brothers
Francis Ford Coppola*
How about Tom Cruise? John Travolta?
* only 4 major films, but they gave one to George Lucas ”
Suggestion: In 1962, many directors were at the top of their game...
by woodr9 (Fri May 11 2012 00:01:53)
which of this list of films is your favorite? (In honor of the 50th anniversary of the year 1962 in cinema, and inspired by ElMo's 1974 poll: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/196363373)
-Lolita - Stanley Kubrick
-La Jetée - Chris Marker
-The Trial - Orson Welles
-Sanjuro - Akira Kurosawa
-Harakiri - Masaki Kobayashi
-Cape Fear - J. Lee Thompson
-Le Doulos - Jean-Pierre Melville
-Vivre Sa Vie - Jean-Luc Godard
-Lawrence of Arabia - David Lean
-Jules and Jim - François Truffaut
-L'eclisse - Michelangelo Antonioni
-The Miracle Worker - Arthur Penn
-Mamma Roma - Pier Paolo Pasolini
-Advise & Consent - Otto Preminger
-Ivan's Childhood - Andrei Tarkovsky
-Knife in the Water - Roman Polanski
-An Autumn Afternoon - Yasujirô Ozu
-The Exterminating Angel - Luis Buñuel
-To Kill a Mockingbird - Robert Mulligan
-Ride the High Country - Sam Peckinpah
-Days of Wine and Roses - Blake Edwards
-Birdman of Alcatraz - John Frankenheimer
-Long Day's Journey Into Night - Sidney Lumet
-The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - John Ford
-The Manchurian Candidate - John Frankenheimer
-What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - Robert Aldrich ”
Suggestion: Favorite Astronaut Movie
by Mister_Milich (Fri Nov 18 2011 01:01:40)
2001: A Space Odyssey
2010: The Year We Make Contact
The Astronaut Farmer
The Astronaut’s Wife
Mission to Mars
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
The Right Stuff
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
The movie I'd vote for is not on this list. ”
Sug.: Favorite Fistful!
by TsarStepan (Sat Aug 6 2011 16:00:23)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964);
Duck, You Sucker AKA A Fistful of Dynamite (1971);
A Fistful of Yen, a skit from The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977);
The Comic Strip Presents...A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques (1984);
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 6, Episode 8: A Fistful of Datas (1992);
The Hollows series Book 4, A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison (2006);
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007);
Community, Season 2, Episode 23: A Fistful of Paintballs (2011);
I'll go with a fistful of popcorn;
I'll go with a fistful of M&M's (with or without peanuts) or Skittles, etc...; ”
S. Which giant worm do you fear the most if you met in real life??
by TsarStepan (Tue Aug 16 2011 17:01:21)
Sug: Which fictional giant worm would you fear the most if you met in real life?
Exogorth or space slug: The Empire Strikes Back (1980);
Sarlacc: Return of the Jedi (1983);
Shai Halud: Dune (1984);
The "D'Ampton Worm" - The lair of the White Worm (1988)
Sandworms: Beetle Juice (1988);
Graboids: Tremors (1990);
Earthworm: James and the Giant Peach (1996);
Hypersuctor sensitiva or the tentacle monster: Half-Life (1998) (VG);
Alaskan Bull Work: Spongebob Squarepants, Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm/Squid on Strike (2001)(TV)
Jeff, the giant subway worm: Men in Black II (2002);
Carnictis: King Kong (2005);
All of these giant worms have me shaking in my boots.;
All worms, no matter how great or small fill me with dread!;
I'm not afraid of no stinking worms! ”
Suggestion: Favorite Set of 4+ Films by Director in TSPDT's Top 250?
by woodr9 (Tue May 8 2012 11:53:49)
Which set of films by a director represented at least four times in the 250 highest ranked films of TSPDT's top 1000 is your favorite?
-The F.W. Murnau set (Sunrise, Nosferatu, The Last Laugh and Tabu)
-The Andrei Tarkovsky set (Andrei Rublev, The Mirror, Stalker and Solaris)
-The Martin Scorsese set (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and Mean Streets)
-The Akira Kurosawa set (Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Ikiru, Ran and Throne of Blood)
-The Carl Theodor Dreyer set (The Passion of Joan of Arc, Ordet, Gertrud and Vampyr)
-The Federico Fellini set (8½, La Dolce Vita, La Strada, Amarcord and Nights of Cabiria)
-The Billy Wilder set (Some Like it Hot, Sunset Blvd., The Apartment and Double Indemnity)
-The Jean-Luc Godard set (Breathless, Contempt, Pierrot le fou, Vivre sa vie and Week-End)
-The Michelangelo Antonioni set (L'Avventura, Blow-Up, L'Eclisse, La Notte and The Passenger)
-The Jean Renoir set (The Rules of the Game, Grand Illusion, Partie de campagne and The River)
-The Orson Welles set (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, The Magnificent Ambersons and Chimes at Midnight)
-The Alfred Hitchcock set (Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Notorious and The Birds)
-The Howard Hawks set (Rio Bravo, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, Red River and Only Angels Have Wings)
-The Francis Ford Coppola set (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now and The Conversation)
-The Charlie Chaplin set (City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times, The Great Dictator and Monsieur Verdoux)
-The Robert Bresson set (Au hasard Balthazar, Pickpocket, A Man Escaped, L'Argent and Diary of a Country Priest)
-The Ingmar Bergman set (Persona, The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Fanny and Alexander and Cries and Whispers)
-The Sergei Eisenstein set (Battleship Potemkin, Ivan the Terrible: Part II, Ivan the Terrible: Part I and Alexander Nevsky)
-The Stanley Kubrick set (2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, Barry Lyndon, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Paths of Glory)
-The Michael Powell set (A Matter of Life and Death, The Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Black Narcissus and Peeping Tom)
-The Steven Spielberg set (Jaws, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Schindler's List)
-The John Ford set (The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine, The Grapes of Wrath and The Quiet Man)
-The Luis Buñuel set (Viridiana, L'Âge d'or, Los Olvidados, The Exterminating Angel, Un Chien Andalou, Belle de jour and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) ”
Sug.: Highest Rated _________-Language Feature Films is your favorite?
by TsarStepan (Tue May 22 2012 13:59:52)
Which of the Highest Rated _________-Language Feature Films With At Least 10,000 Votes is your favorite?
1. Mandarin Chinese: Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
2. Spanish: Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
3. English: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
4. Arabic: Paradise Now (2005)
5. Hindi: Like Stars on Earth (2007)
6. Portuguese: City of God (2002)
7. Russian: Andrei Rublev (1966)
8. Japanese: Seven Samurai (1954)
9. German: M (1931)
10. French: Amélie (2001)
Devised the list from the world's most popular spoken languages.
I threw out Bengali which was listed as number 7 on the world's most popular spoken languages and promoted French which was 11 since Bengali really doesn't have a viable (well known) film industry and no movie didn't meet the 10,000 minimum vote floor to qualify here. ”
Suggestion: Favorite last line of a movie?
by yrnej (Tue May 22 2012 23:36:26)
One, final sentence.
"The horror." - Apocalypse Now
"From here on in, I rag on nobody." - Bang the Drum Slowly
"It was perfect." - Black Swan
"For a moment there, I thought we were in trouble." - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." - Casablanca
"Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown." - Chinatown
"Merry Christmas, and may God bless us, every one." - A Christmas Carol (1938)
"After all, tomorrow is another day!" - Gone with the Wind
"It was Beauty killed the Beast." - King Kong (1933)
"One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires." - The Lost Boys
"Love means never having to say you’re sorry." - Love Story
"Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight?" - Mister Roberts
"Wanna dance, or would you rather just suck face?" - On Golden Pond
"There is a silence where no sound may be, in the cold grave, under the deep, deep sea." - The Piano
"Take off the red shoes." - The Red Shoes
"It already came true." - Sixteen Candles
"You look good wearing my future." - Some King of Wonderful
"Well, nobody’s perfect." - Some Like It Hot
"All right, Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my close-up." - Sunset Boulevard
"And oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home." - The Wizard of Oz
= = =
"How green was my valley!" from film of same title
"A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting." Patton
"Out there.... thatta way." Star Trek: The Motion Picture
"Atta boy, Clarence!"-It's a Wonderful Life
"Yo, Adrian, I did it!"-Rocky II
“Mein Führer, I can walk!”
“The son of a bitch stole my watch!”
And like that – poof – he’s gone!”
“The stuff that dreams are made of.”
"Because if a machine, a terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too."
"It's a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known."
"God damn you all to hell!"
"I didn't know how long we'd have together. Who does?" - Blade Runner
"Where we're going, we don't need roads."
"Ash, Captain Dallas are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off." - Alien³
"Welcome to the new world, sir." - Hunt for Red October ”
sug.: Favorite villain and cat pair?
by TsarStepan (Sat May 26 2012 19:36:57)
1. Lady Tremaine and Lucifer from Cinderella (1950);
2. Oda Nobunaga and his several cats from Ninja, A Band of Assassins (1962);
3. Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his white Turkish Angora cat from From Russia with Love (1963), etc...;
4. Q and white cat from Mighty Jack (1968);
5. Vito Corleone and The Cat from The Godfather (1972);
6. Auntie and her Persian cat from House (1977);
7. Dr. Claw and M.A.D. Cat from Inspector Gadget (1983);
8. Rattigan and his white cat Felicia from The Great Mouse Detectives (1986);
9. Dr. Evil and his cat Mr. Bigglesworth from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), etc...;
10. Velma von Tussle and a white Persian from Hairspray (2007); ”
Sug.: Favorite silent city life documentary?
by TsarStepan (Sat May 26 2012 14:44:51)
Probably one of the most esoteric suggestions made by me if not ever made.
Which of these silent documentaries that depict life in a city is your favorite?
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927 Documentary)
Living Russia, or The Man with a Camera (1929)
Moscow Clad in Snow (1909)
Others? There has to be more right? ”
Suggestion: Favorite movie directed by David Lean
by jalapenoman (Fri Feb 17 2012 08:14:12)
Favorite film directed by David Lean
1984 A Passage to India
1970 Ryan's Daughter
1965 Doctor Zhivago
1962 Lawrence of Arabia
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
1954 Hobson's Choice
1952 Breaking the Sound Barrier
1949 One Woman's Story
1948 Oliver Twist
1946 Great Expectations
1945 Brief Encounter
1945 Blithe Spirit
1944 This Happy Breed
1942 In Which We Serve
1941 Major Barbara (uncredited)
I love too many to choose just one
I don't like any of these movies
I've never seen any of these movies
This has probably been suggested and used several times before, but... I watched Doctor Zhivago again last night and can't get Lean out of my head this morning. ”
Sug.: Which genre of television tends to have the best soundtracks?
by TsarStepan (Tue Oct 11 2011 06:13:49)
Which genre of scripted television tends to have the best soundtracks?
REMEMBER: By soundtrack, I mean music other then the singular opening credit theme song/music!
2. Children's animation;
3. Hour-long drama;
4. Made for TV movies;
6. Reality TV(noncompetition based series: Jersey Shore; The Real World; Etc...);
* I prefer television shows that don't have a noticeable soundtrack or no soundtrack at all.
Another genre altogether?
I'm not going to allow dancing and music competition shows (American Idol; America Doesn't Have Talent; Dancing with the Nobodies; etc...) onto this suggestion BECAUSE best soundtracks and dancing and music competition shows are TOO OXYMORONIC a concept. ”
Suggestion: Favorite film with a 'pro' as the lead character?
by yrnej (Sun Feb 5 2012 18:19:45)
Irma la Douce
Belle de Jour
Leaving Las Vegas
My Own Private Idaho
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Nights of Cabiria
I'm purposely leaving out films I think are awful, such as Duece Bigelow, Male Gigolo. ”
Suggestion: Favorite Red Movie?
by woodrr9 (Thu Jun 14 2012 17:58:02)
-The Red Shoes
-Red Rock West
-Le Cercle Rouge
-The Red Balloon
-The Big Red One
-The Thin Red Line
-Three Colors: Red
-Ruggles of Red Gap
-Moulin Rouge (1952)
-Moulin Rouge! (2001)
-Raise the Red Lantern
-The Red and the White
-The Hunt for Red October
-The Red Badge of Courage
Note: With at least 1000 IMDb votes and a rating of 6 or higher. ”
Suggestion: Your fave Oscar-winning director mainly known as an actor?
by yrnej (Tue Jun 12 2012 14:42:55)
Robert Redford ”
Sug.: favorite feature film (nonHoly Grail) from Terry Gilliam?
by TsarStepan (Fri Jun 15 2012 17:46:42)
1. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
2. Tideland (2005)
3. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
5. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
6. The Fisher King (1991)
7. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
8. Brazil (1985)
9. Time Bandits (1981)
10. Jabberwocky (1977) ”
Suggestion: My favorite Sci-fi film is set ...
by ElMaruecan82 (Fri Nov 25 2011 01:54:07)
... on Earth, in a dystopian future
... on Earth, with Alien characters
... on Earth, in different points in time
... in another planet, with human characters
... a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away
... in a parallel universe
... in space
... inside a body ”
Suggestion: Favorite performance as a robot?
by yrnej (Mon Jun 11 2012 14:55:18)
Jude Law as Gigolo Joe in A.I.
Haley Joel Osment as David in A.I.
Ian Holm as Ash in Alien
Lance Henriksen as Bishop in Aliens
Winona Ryder as Call in Alien: Resurrection
Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade Runner
Sean Young as Rachael in Blade Runner
Brigitte Helm as Robot Maria in Metropolis
Michael Fassbender as David in Prometheus
Brent Spiner as Data in the Star Trek movies
Anthony Daniels as C3P0 in the Star Wars movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator in the Terminator movies
Robert Patrick as T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Russell Crowe as SID 6.7 in Virtuosity
Yul Brynner as Gunslinger in Westworld
= = =
Robby the Robot in Forbidden Planet
Kenny Baker as R2D2 in the Star Wars movies
Robin Williams in The Bicentennial Man
Daryl Hannah as Pris in Blade Runner
Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade Runner
Kristanna Loken as T-X in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Mario Van Peebles as Solo in Solo
Brion James as Leon in Blade Runner
Joanna Cassidy as Zhora in Blade Runner ”
Suggestion: Favorite sitcom vacation?
by yrnej (Wed Jun 20 2012 11:37:30)
The Brady Bunch - Hawaii
Everybody Loves Raymond - Rome
The Facts of Life - Sydney
Family Ties - England
Friends - The Bahamas
Friends - London
Full House - Disney World
Glee - NYC
Happy Days - Hollywood (jumping the shark!)
I Love Lucy - Europe
I Love Lucy - roadtrip to Hollywood
Modern Family - Hawaii
My Name is Earl - Mexico
Roseanne - Disney World
Saved By the Bell - Hawaii
Seinfeld - The Hamptons
Sex and the City - LA
Ugly Betty - The Bahamas
= = =
The Beverly Hillbillies in England
The Brady Bunch in the Grand Canyon
The Munsters in England
The Andy Griffith Show in Hollywood (they visited Gomer Pyle one time, went for filming of a biography of Sheriff Taylor one time, and Aunt Bee went on a game show another time)
The Nanny - Paris ”
Sugg: Which of these movie titles makes the coolest business card?
by Rafael_M (Thu Jun 21 2012 15:09:56)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Captain America: The First Avenger
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
My pick is: “Winston Wolf -I solve problems…” (Pulp Fiction) ”
Suggestion: Favorite costume designer to win 3 or more Oscars?
by yrnej (Thu Apr 26 2012 13:29:26)
James Ascheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons, Restoration)
Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice In Wonderland (2010))
Milena Canonero (Barry Lyndon, Chariots of Fire, Marie Antoinette)
Edith Head (The Heiress, Samson and Delilah, All About Eve, A Place in the Sun, The Greatest Show on Earth, Carrie (1953), Roman Holiday, Sabrina, The Facts of Life, The Sting)
Dorothy Jeakins (Joan of Arc (1948), Samson and Delilah, The Night of the Iguana)
Charles LeMaire (All About Eve, David and Bathsheba, The Robe, Love is a Many Splendored Thing)
Orry-Kelly (An American in Paris, Cole Porter's Les Girls, Some Like It Hot)
Anthony Powell (Travels with My Aunt, Death on the Nile, Tess)
Sandy Powell (Shakespeare in Love, The Aviator, The Young Victoria)
Irene Sharaff (West Side Story, Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The King and I, An American in Paris) ”
Sug: which version... [FACEBOOK edition!]
by TsarStepan (Sat Sep 17 2011 14:42:47)
If you HAVEN'T seen a particular movie, given a choice, you'd watch the _____ version of the film first?
1. The original theatrical release;
2. The unrated/uncut DVD/BluRay version;
3. The director's cut;
4. Another cut/edition of the film altogether;
5. The remake/reboot version made year's later; ”
Sug.: Which of these film reboots/remakes starring Muppets as the...
by TsarStepan (Tue Mar 13 2012 09:46:27)
Sug.: Which of these film reboots/remakes starring Muppets as the main characters would you watch?
1. The Muppetfather:
Don Vito Corleone: Animal
Tom Hagen: Fozzie Bear
Kay Adams: Miss Piggy
2. The Muppet of the Baskervilles:
Sherlock Holmes: Fozzie Bear
Dr. Watson: Gonzo
Sir Henry Baskerville: Kermit
Barryman (the butler): Beeker
Beryl Stapleton: Miss Piggy
John Stapleton: Rizzo
The Muppet (Hound): Animal
J.J. Gittes: Fonzi Bear
Evelyn Mulwray: Miss Piggy
Noah Cross: Kermit
Detective Loach: Rolf the Dog
Hollis Mulwray: Doctor Benson Honeydew
Ida Sessions: Janice
Man with Knife: Rizzo
Katherine Cross: Camilla the chicken
4. The Great Muppet Escape:
Hilts (Cooler King): Kermit
Hendley (Scrounger): Dr. Teeth
Bartlett (Big X): Swedish Chef
Ramsey (The SBO): Rowlf
Danny (Tunnel King): Animal
Blythe (The Forger): Dr. Honeydew
Sedgewick (Manufacturer): Fozzy
Von Luger (Kommandant): Miss Piggy
Willie (Tunnel King): Gonzo
Werner (Ferrett Guard): Beaker
5. The Third Muppet:
Holly Martins: Fozzie Bear
Harry Lime: Gonzo
Anna Shmidt: Camilla the Chicken
Major Calloway: Kermit
Sgt. Paine: Beauregard
The Porter: George the janitor
Baron Kurtz: Statler
Dr. Winkel: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
6. Kermit Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:
Etta Place...Miss Piggy
News Carver...Fozie Bear
Harvey Logan...Sam the Eagle
the rest of the Hole in the Wall Gang...Gonzo's chickens
7. His Pig Friday:
Hildy: Miss Piggy
8. Twelve Angry Muppets:
Henry Fonda's role: Kermit
Lee J. Cobb's role: Sam the Eagle
Martin Balsam's role: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
John Fiedler's role: Rowlf
Jack Klugman's role: Animal
Camilla the Chicken
The Swedish Chef
9. Muppet in a Shell:
Major Motoko Kusanagi: Miss Piggy;
Batô (voice): Rowlf the dog;
Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki: Pepe, the king prawn
Project 2501 aka 'The Puppet Master': Kermit
Section 6 Department Chief Nakamura: Sam the Eagle
10. The Frog in Winter
Henry II....Kermit the Frog
Eleanor of Aquitaine...Miss Piggy
Richard....Sam the Eagle
Phillip II of France...Ernie
11. I would rather see another classic movie adapted with the Muppets.
Thanks to everybody here in my JFF thread for the suggestions! [[cheers]] :
Your favorite visual euphemism for sex in old films?
by tmaj48 (Thu Jun 21 2012 11:23:50)
Before the censorship codes disappeared in films of the '60s and later, moviemakers had to find different ways to signal to the audience that a sexual encounter was taking place without actually showing it. Sometimes these were clever, sometimes corny, but almost always coy. At any rate, I often preferred these to sex scenes in the post-censorhip era (particularly sex scenes in '80 films, with obnoxious music playing on the soundtrack while the actors feign ecstasy). In older films, the couple would approach
each other, gaze into each other's eyes, the music would swell, and the camera would pan or dissolve to--
Crashing ocean waves
Train going through a tunnel
Two birds snuggling on a nearby windowsill
Cutesy suggestion of impregnation (baby's picture; bird's nest with hatchlings)
Ashtray full of cigarettes
Close-up of hand knocking over wineglass or other breakable glassware, which
The morning-after exchange of smug smiles
Suggestion: Nora Ephron Memorial Poll
by jalapenoman (Tue Jun 26 2012 18:58:06)
With the death of writer/film make Nora Ephron, which of the eight movies she directed is your favorite:
2009 Julie & Julia
2000 Lucky Numbers
1998 You've Got Mail
1994 Mixed Nuts
1993 Sleepless in Seattle
1992 This is My Life
I am not familiar with any of these films/I don't have a favorite here
I love too many to pick just one ”
Sug.: Your ideal food from a movie theater concession stand?
by TsarStepan (Sun Nov 6 2011 11:08:18)
1. Overpriced soda and other nonalcoholic beverages (water, tea, coffee, slushies, etc...);
2. Overpriced candy you can buy at any drug store or supermarket but in smaller containers;
3. Overpriced popcorn with lots of "butter" and salt;
4. Simple pastries like cookies and brownies;
5. Gourmet pastries and candy (cheesecake, carrot cake, croissants, organic chocolate bars, imported candies and snacks from other countries, etc...);
6. Hot junk food like hot dogs, nachos and "cheese", microwaved pizza, etc...;
7. I go to a movie theater with a full comfort food dinner menu.
8. I dream of going to a movie theater that serves from a menu created by a 5 star fine dining experienced chef.
9. I never eat or drink anything while watching a movie at my local cinema.
10. Shhh! I smuggle in my choice of snacks. Much cheaper that way.
Shhh! I smuggle in a much stronger beverage in a flask. ”
Suggestion: Most annoying thing from movie extras ...
by ElMaruecan82 (Wed Jun 27 2012 09:05:51)
No contest, it's the 'Roman soldier' who waves at the camera
The one who reacts to a gun shot or explosion before it happens.
There's always one (generally a guy) who smiles like an idiot during a panic scene
When you bump into them by running in the opposite way, they just keep on walking
There's also the guy in the restaurant who never opens his mouth and just keeps on nodding
The mandatory sexy girls in bikini (one blue and one pink) in a beach scene (a device overused by the Baywatch series)
The bystanders who keep a straight face while something really unusual is happening (or don't seem to notice the weird person walking near them)
Sug.: How (on what device) do you watch television the most?
by TsarStepan (Tue Jan 10 2012 13:41:32)
1. An HD flat screen TV;
2. NonHD capable TV;
3. Front projection TV;
4. Laptop/Desktop computer;
5. Portable TV;
6. Tablet computer;
7. iPhone, smart phone, or similar handheld device;
8. I "watch" television on the radio (sound only);
9. I don't watch TV;
10. SATAN BEGONE! What is this cursed black magic of which you speak?! Images and sounds coming out of the air and forming in a tiny box for us to watch and enjoy?? NONSENSE!!
OTHER? Am I missing an option?
I thought this has been suggested or even chosen before (in a similar format/version) but I can't seem to find it on the Previous Polls page (summarily searched) or the past 28 or so IMDb Daily Poll pages. ”
Suggestion: Most recognizable director's voice (or speech mannerisms)?
by ElMaruecan82 (Wed Apr 11 2012 08:56:21)
Francis Ford Coppola ”
Suggestion: Favorite of the Current Crop of Kates/Cates
by jalapenoman (Wed Jun 27 2012 10:23:10)
There are a lot of actresses right now who are young and pretty and all named Kate/Cate. Which one of the CURRENT crop of Kates under 40 is your favorite?
I know I am probably missing some.
(known primarily as Kate/Cate, no Katies or Catherines or Cathys) ”
Suggestion: There be Dragons!
by TsarStepan (Fri Mar 30 2012 17:25:36)
Favorite animated movie [highest ranking IMDb movie] featuring the awesomeness of a dragon!
1. Spirited Away (2001)
2. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
3. Shrek (2001)
4. The Flight of Dragons (1982)
5. Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
6. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
7. Shrek 2 (2004)
8. Mulan (1998)
9. The Last Unicorn (1982)
10. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
11. I hate/fear dragons and am not a fan of any animated featuring them.
12. Awww! I have my heart set on Pete's Dragon! ”
JFF: Samples of IMDb Questions on Facebook
by jalapenoman (Tue Apr 24 2012 15:27:18)
Samples of the new IMDb questions on their facebook page:
What is your favorite Academy Award nominated movie released in 2010?
1. The Social Network
2. The Social Network
3. The Social Network
4. All of the above
5. It's just too hard to pick between the first three
What should the sequel to The Social Network be titled?
1. The Social Network II: Adventures in Farmville
2. The Social Network II: The One With The Most Facebook Friends Wins
3. The Social Network II: Making the Next Hundred Billion
4. The Social Network II: Only Nobodys Don't Use Facebook
Have you ever watched a movie in black and white?
1. Is that a racial question?
2. You mean like an ancient history movie?
3. You mean there's other films than The Artist that don't have color?
4. No, but my grandparents probably did when they road their dinosaur to the drive-in.
= = =
Any other questions?
= = =
What is your favorite number from this list?
= = =
Which of these films would you most like to see colorized and converted to 3D?
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
The Artist (2011)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Flash Gordon (1936/I)
It Happened One Night (1934)
My Little Chickadee (1940)
The Tramp (1915)
= = =
Suggestion: Who would you like to play Anna Nicole Smith when they make a bio-pic on her life?
SUGG: Which of these cartoon tv mad scientists would you vote for?
by rusties (Fri Dec 30 2011 10:37:29)
In lieu of the upcoming republican nomination elections. Which of these cartoon television mad scientists would you vote for?
Doctor Claw from Inspector Gadget
Professor Cold Heart from Carebears
Professor Farnsworth from Futurrama
Plankton from Spongebob Squarepants
Magneto from X-Men
Wile E. Coyote from Looney Toons
Skeletor! from Master of the Universe
Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Gargamel from Smurfs
Cobra Commander from GI Joe
Mad Scientist from Robot Chicken
Brain from Pinky and the Brain
by Mister_Milich (Thu May 3 2012 20:25:19)
(I was "under the weather" when I wrote this. Please forgive me).
To the polls that we suggested
And the polls that were selected
And to my fine good friend Maurice
And to the DP which is now deceased
And to JD, Woody and all of those
Who still had polls left to propose
And to the polls I had selected
And all the polls that I neglected
And to all of our regulars
And our suggestions irregular
It truly has not been not for naught
And I think that a lesson’s been taught:
We all stand together and that is a pact
To undo that our Daily Poll Board ever got sacked
Going long times without a poll filled has me with strife
Although discussions with all of you rejuvinate's my life
My favorite hobby in my life has now been stolen from me
And I now fear, without a hobby, nothing good will soon become me
= = =
by ElMaruecan82 on Fri May 4 2012 02:38:38
Thanks Mister Milich, just let me say that I am speechless,
I swear never had more touching words
... ever been spoken
To cry the loss of the greatest of all boards
... that left our hearts broken
And our days filled with an intolerable emptyness.
I think you gave me a pretty good answer
To the question: "should I leave or should I stay?"
I don't need a Daily Poll, my good sir,
Because your words already made my day.
Suggestion: From 'Flavorwire' list of 15 movie poster clichés, which one
by ElMaruecan82 (Wed Apr 18 2012 02:37:14)
would you say, is the most overused? http://flavorwire.com/233403/visual-representations-of-15-over-used-movie-poster-cliches#1 (I couldn't resist to post this, enjoy!)
Tom Cruise : Always in profile.
Horror films : The enormous, looming eye.
Thrillers : A silhouette running down a blue street.
Miscelleanous : Faces created out of film elements.
Action flick : Black and white with a shock of red flame.
Big Independent film : A super-saturated golden yellow.
Drama/ thrillers : The blindfolded hero must face justice.
Romantic comedies films : Only one possible color of dress.
Sci-Fi/ Thrillers :The ultra-dramatic back-shot, for the lonely hero.
Comic-book action flicks : Black and white with red block text and a weaponry focus.
Sexy films : The lead of the film in the background seen through a woman's sexy legs in the foreground.
Chich flicks/ Tearjerkers : A silhouette in front of the ocean, with faces floating in the clouds, all in pastel colors.
Animals films : Sapphire, and a pairs of figures in profile or from the back (with a huge white moon in the background).
Romantic comedies/ buddy movies : Standing the two leads back to back to properly express a tough-love relationship.
Character studies : Photobooth faces with overlaid text denotes that the main character is the most important thing in the film.
I don't find any of these clichés overused ”
Sug.: Best title to a Singing in the Rain sequel?
by TsarStepan (Mon Nov 7 2011 17:31:37)
Singing in the Rain will be 60 years old this year. What would be the best title to it's inevitable sequel and/or prequel?
1. Crooning in a Cyclone;
2. Dueting in a Duststorm;
3. Hollering in the Hail;
4. Harmonizing in a Hurricane;
5. Piping in a Tornado;
6. Swingin' in the Sleet;
7. Tuning in a Typhoon;
8. Waltzing in the Windstorm;
9. Singin in the Rain II: Electrical Storm Boogaloo!
10. Please!! No more franchise reboots and/or sequels to our cherished classic films from the far past!
by jalapenoman (Mon Nov 7 2011 17:38:10)
Dancin' in the Downpour
Toe Tappin' To The Thunder
Swingin' in the Sleet
Strollin' in the Drizzle
by cartman_1337 (Tue Nov 8 2011 08:25:25)
Drinkin' in the Drain
by TsarStepan (Tue Nov 8 2011 09:35:07)
Whistling in a Windstorm
Gallivanting in a Gale
by ElMaruecan82 (Tue Nov 8 2011 09:39:41)
Sneezing in the Pillow
by TsarStepan (Mon Feb 6 2012 19:21:17)
Torch Songs in a Tornado
by blippster (Wed May 9 2012 09:24:50)
I'm holding out for Singin' in the Rain Part 7: The Deathly Hallows: Part 8: Part 2 ”
Sug.: When you hear Celine Dion's song, My Heart Will Go On...
by TsarStepan (Tue Apr 3 2012 04:54:28)
‘My Heart Will Go On’ Makes Kate Winslet Want to Puke a Little
When you hear Celine Dion's song, "My Heart Will Go On" (the theme song from the film Titanic), how does it make you feel?
1. I agree with Kate Winslet. The song makes me want to puke a little.
2. Worse. That song makes me projectile vomit for what feels to be hours on end.
3. I feel waves of 'meh' when I hear that song.
4. I feel weepy (not because I loved the movie Titanic and was traumatized by the film's tragic ending) because hearing the song now made me realize how I wasted those 194 minutes watching the film Titanic(worse if you were forced to watch the movie multiple times) of my life and could never get them back.
5. I have horrible taste in movies and/or music. No comment. I said "NO COMMENT!" ”
Suggestion: Character from Gilligan's Island You'd Be Stranded With
by jalapenoman (Tue May 29 2012 08:05:51)
Okay, you have been shipwrecked on an island with only one character from the S.S. Minnow. Who would you rather have has your lone companion on the island for a couple of years?
Mary Ann.... because she makes a great coconut cream pie
The Professor... because he could create all of the luxuries of life from coconuts
Ginger... because of her coconuts
Gilligan... because he's cuckoo and nuts
The Skipper... because he's large and in charge
Thurston Howell... because he's got enough money to charge anything
Mrs. Howell... because I get a charge out of old, rich women
Other: I don't remember these characters from "Lost"
(Only eight options... so it is perfect for the Facebook polls. Also, the "Lost" option would be sure to win.) ”
Suggestion: Favorite 1942 Oscar Nominated Performance-Actor
by jalapenoman (Wed Jun 6 2012 13:00:40)
Which is your favorite performance of the 1942 Oscar nominees (actor and supporting actor)?
Sergeant York: Gary Cooper (Actor Winner)
Penny Serenade: Cary Grant
The Devil and Daniel Webster: Walter Huston
Here Comes Mr. Jordan: Robert Montgomery
Citizen Kane: Orson Welles
How Green Was My Vallye: Donald Crisp (Supporting Actor Winner)
Sergeant York: Walter Brennan
The Devil and Miss Jones: Charles Coburn
Here Comes Mr. Jordan: James Gleason
The Maltese Falcon: Sydney Greenstreet
(I've always considered this one of the strongest years for performances by Actors, and there are a lot of great performances that could have been nominated but didn't make the cut.) ”
Sug. Have you ever been made sick by a film at the cinema?
by TsarStepan (Sun Oct 30 2011 16:40:49)
1. Yes! I became sick because the violence, gore, and horror of a film which induced nausea, headache, and/or other ailments.
2. Yes! I became sick because of the onscreen motion from the shaky cam which induced nausea, headache, and/or other ailments.
3. Yes! I became sickened because the movie was so outrageously (acting, story, dialogue, etc...) bad it boiled my blood, rattled my nerves, and caused me heartburn over having to pay for a movie ticket to that horrible mess.
4. Yes! I suffered a headache brought on by watching one of the latest generation of 3D films.
5. Yes! I have been afflicted with seizures and/or convulsions due to the flashing lights and colors from watching certain movies.
6. LORD YES!! Misfortune and bad health follow me wherever I go. As I suffer from a more then one of the above afflictions when I go to the movies.
7. No. The movie itself never made me sick but all the junk food (popcorn, candy, 10 gallon drum of soda, etc...) eaten before and/or during the movie put me down for the count.
8. Nope. I have an iron constitution and have never become sick while watching a movie at the cinema.
9. The question is moot as I don't go to the movie theaters for my movie viewing pleasure. ”
Suggestion: How often do you vote on the IMDb Facebook poll?
by jalapenoman (Mon Jun 25 2012 17:19:51)
How often do you vote on the IMDb poll on Farcebook/facebook/Wastebook?
Never as I don't use that social networking service
Never as a protest for removing the daily poll from IMDb
I can't find the poll on that site
I did once, but never went back
I vote on rare occasion
I vote sometimes
I vote on a regular basis
I almost never miss a vote
Suggestion: Worst movie to watch on a plane?
by - yrnej on Sat Nov 26 2011 20:30:05
Air Force One
Die Hard 2
Snakes on a Plane
United 93 ”
OT: Stop with the negativity already, please!
by cartman_1337 on Fri Apr 20 2012 15:38:29
I know, I know - the Daily Poll has been removed from the front page, and it sucks, but it's unlikely that bitching and moaning about it will help us. Unless we want to see this board get closed down permanently.
What I would like is to see this board carrying on as if nothing has happened. So what if our poll suggestions doesn't end up on the front page? Sure, that's why most of us came here in the first place, but the fact that many of us have been here pretty much daily for years bears witness to this board being more than just a place to voice your idea.
I didn't get too many polls selected myself. For a while it irritated me, but after finally getting one picked I realized that getting a poll on the front page meant much less for me than the daily discussions around here.
It was much more fun to see what brilliant poll ideas people could come up with, discuss it, suggest expansions or discuss the validity of choices. And every poll suggestion got its own run in here, with people giving their votes out loud, with even less anonymity than the front page poll offers. More importantly, the votes given here you know come from dedicated movie lovers, which for me meant I'd take much more heed of the results in a poll thread here than the actual results on the front page. We get a nick name together with the vote, and over time we get to know them. Here I could pick up pointers about new movies to watch, and in return share my own opinions and hopefully make a few suggestions myself that inspired people to investigate a new movie.
And you know what? As long as this board is still open, there's no reason for all of that to end. We can still make suggestions, discuss them, pick up pointers, and just share in one anothers very diverse and interesting movie knowledge and experiences. What has changed? Our suggestions might not get picked up - most of our previous suggestions wasn't either. And who knows? Maybe one day things might change again...
And that's not even mentioning the wonderful OT topics here, with games, discussions and blogs about recent viewings.
So I bequest you all: let's just carry on as if nothing has happened. Let's not quit the fantastic things we've actually got going on this board just because the chance of getting our polls picked has dropped a notch. Besides; the polls might actually still get picked, albeit now run on the-site-that-shall-not-be-named. The responses you get from posting a poll suggestion on this board can still remain the same, though - open, insightful, interesting, poignant and enlightened (and often enlightenING too).
Tomorrow's another day. And frankly, my dears, I DO give a damn! I don't want this board to die!
Thanks for reading! Now let's hear your opinions, and discuss it. [wink] ”
OT: Deconstructing a Message ...
by ElMaruecan82 on Sun Aug 19 2012 04:51:29
You're welcome, it was our pleasure [yes]
It came as a big schock but we had no choice except to resign and accept this decision.
What's that got to do with the Daily Poll?
So, just because social media is ruling the Internet, a movie website can't afford to ask questions about movies to its users? Should everything have a purpose? How about entertainment? How about the Movie's quote or the Hit-List?
If you say so.
And what if we didn't Like? or care to Like? what if we don't have a Facebook page?
Yet it enables to share a wide range of poll questions? "only allow" "wide range" ... I smell a contradiction.
We do, but most people came for the IMDb Daily Poll, so even if we come to suggest a discussion, there won't be many users to discuss with.
You're too good, but it's been two months almost, and there wasn't a poll suggested, and once in five days or one week isn't the best way to encourage us.
What for? the users are known within IMDb, not Facebook. And the regulars only care of having their polls on IMDb, after all, how can we check the results of a previous poll, or create our personal history of polls selected, like we used to do. Let's face it, the Golden Age is over...
'slightly' is an understatement
Nah, we know it's over ... [eyes] ”
Why don't we make our own IMDb Daily Polls?
by TsarStepan on Fri Dec 28 2012 12:19:44
Seriously? We have polling sites around the internet I suppose. So why don't we make our own. Say if a given new poll gets so many votes, then we can publicly publish an online third party poll site.
Do you want to go along with my idea?
VOTE BELOW MY FRIENDS!
Suggestion: Which of these 10 films features the most memorable bus ride
by ElMaruecan82 on Wed Jul 25 2012 04:03:47
A Bronx Tale
Hearts and Souls
It Happened One Night
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Results: http://strawpoll.me/6049/r ”
Favorite Exclamatory Movie?!
by NJtoTX on Fri Jun 8 2012 17:54:34
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill!
Get Christie Love!
Good Bye Lenin!
I Do... I Did!
I Know Where I’m Going!
I Want to Live!
Munster, Go Home!
O Lucky Man!
Oh, God! You Devil
¡Que viva Mexico!
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
That Darned Cat!
That Thing You Do!
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Two Thousand Maniacs!
What a Way to Go!
Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!
Zombie Strippers! ”
Sug.: Who would you cast in a biopic on Roger Ebert?
by TsarStepan on Sat Sep 24 2011 22:53:33
With the recent publication of Roger Ebert's memoir, Life Itself, a Memoir, I was thinking about a potential adaptation of the book into a film.
1. Alec Baldwin
2. Michael Chikliss
3. Zach Gallifonakis
4. James Gandolfini
5. Paul Giametti
6. Philip Seymour Hoffman
7. Oliver Platt
8. John C. Reilly
9. Seth Rogen
10. Ebert's biopic should be an animated film and Jon Lovitz (a la The Critic and Jay Sherman) should do the voiceover role of Roger.
Results: http://strawpoll.me/6060/r ”
Sugg: Do you like re-watching films with twists?
by JBPython on Sat Nov 26 2011 11:04:36
There have always been movies with twists, and some writers and directors are better than others, so I put it to my Daily Poll Board friends; do you like to re-watch films with twists?
- I love it! It's fun picking up on little things that show the twist before it happens!
- If I love the film, twist or no twist, I'll watch it again!
- I only do that if it's a really good twist, and that happens quite a lot, so I do so frequently.
- I do that if the twist is really good, but I'm usually good at picking up on them, so I don't do it often.
- I will re-watch films no matter if they have a twist or not if they are any good.
- I hate doing that! Knowing the twist ruins the film for re-watches!
- I rarely, if ever, rewatch films in the first place, so no.
- What's a "twist"?
- I don't really care about twists, so I don't have much of an opinion.
Results: http://strawpoll.me/6064/r ”
Suggestion: Favorite film featuring an amputee or amputation?
by yrnej on Sat Jan 12 2013 03:54:00
*in honor of my mother, who came through her own amputation yesterday with flying colors
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Empire Strikes Back
Evil Dead 2
Hot Tub Time Machine
Men of Honor
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Planet Terror (Grindhouse)
The Pope of Greenwich Village
Requiem for a Dream
Rust and Bone
Results: http://strawpoll.me/6123/r ”
Suggestion: Favorite acclaimed movie with I,M,D, B in the title?
by ElMaruecan82 on Fri Feb 24 2012 06:03:53
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
McCabe and Mrs Miller
To Kill a Mockingbird
Married to the Mob
Million Dollar Baby
A Beautiful Mind
Moby Dick ”
Sug.: Have you ever attended a Q and A session after watching a movie...
by TsarStepan on Fri Feb 1 2013 13:01:14
Have you ever attended/participated in a Q and A session (with the movie director, screenwriter, actors, actresses, etc...) after watching a movie in a movie theater?
1. Yes. I attended a Q and A but did not ask anything.
2. Yes. I actually participated in a Q and A by asking questions and/or making a comment to the guest in question.
3. Yes. I attended a Q and A but to only HECKLE the guest in question because the movie was terrible!
4. Kind of/sort of yes. I attend classes where the professor/teacher is a working professional filmmaker.
5. Kind of/sort of yes. I attend schools (secondary, university, etc...) where filmmakers are invited to present theirs and other people's movies.
6. No, I have never attended a Q and A though I have had opportunity(ies) to do so.
7. No, I have never attended a Q and A because my movie theater(s) NEVER hold these postscreening events.
8. No. The question is moot for me. I never go to movie theaters. I watch all of my movies at home, school, or elsewhere just not in the cinema.
Which filmmaker was your favorite to hold a Q and A?
Which filmmaker was the most informative in their Q and A?
Which filmmaker was the most hot air filled in their nonanswers during the Q and A?
Which filmmaker [****LIVING FILMMAKER PLEASE****] would you like to hold a Q and A session? ”
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Suggestion: Favorite of AFI's Top 10 Heroes?
by ElMaruecan82 on Sat Mar 30 2013 05:07:50
Poll on Straw Poll
Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) from To Kill a Mockingbird
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) from Raiders of the Lost Ark
James Bond (Sean Connery) from Dr. No
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) from Casablanca
Will Kane (Gary Cooper) from High Noon
Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) from The Silence of the Lambs
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) from Rocky
Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) from Aliens
George Bailey (James Stewart) from It's a Wonderful Life
T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) from Lawrence of Arabia ”