Monday, March 08, 2010

569 - You Aught to Know - Epilogue

It's over! I'd like to issue a sincere thanks to all participants and readers.

Some trivia items:

- Each voter ranked their preferences from 1 to 10, with 15 points being awarded to the top spot, 14 to the second, on down to 6 points for #10. This means that each voter had a 105 point influence on the 2100 point total.
- Christopher Nolan, with 231 total points, easily made out the best of any director. Three of his films ranked in the top 10 (The Dark Knight, Memento, and The Prestige) and another (Batman Begins) received a single vote. His only film from the decade not to score any points was 2002's Insomnia.
- Punch-Drunk Loveis the only film which had two #1 votes (from Steve Carlson and Tony Girard). Paul Thomas Anderson had a great percentage, as 100% of his two films made it into the top 10 (both Punch-Drunk Love and There Will Be Blood).
- The highest ranked Best Picture nominee was Sideways, which came in at fourth place.
- The highest ranked Best Picture winner was The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which tied for 15th place with an astounding seven other films.
- Some of cinema's most renowned directors didn't fare too well. Martin Scorsese scored a mere 8 points total with his Bob Dylan doc No Direction Home. Steven Spielberg nabbed 20 total, 10 each for Minority Report and Munich. Quentin Tarantino scored 10 for Inglourious Basterds, Roman Polanski received 8 for The Piano, and Woody Allen just barely slipped in with 6 points for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
- Christian Bale struck a nerve: his five films earned a total of 204 points.

List of all 20 participants (linked to their lists):

Danny Baldwin
Scott W. Black
Tiffany Bullen
Steve Carlson
Scott Cawelti
Paul Clark
Ryan Droste
James Frazier
Tony Girard
Ramin Honary
Dustin Lilleskov
Aaron McNally
Lucas McNelly
Eric Mohling
Nick Roos
Tom Slife
Philip Tatler
Ryan Toppin
Christian Toto
Dylan Venneman

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