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iCM Forum Film World Cup match 4A: Spain vs Hungary; Voting deadline: October 14
Topic Started: Oct 2 2015, 01:08:30 AM (3,664 Views)
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This is match 4A of the iCM Forum Film World Cup.

SPAINvHUNGARY
Blancanieves (2012)vFeherlofia (1981)
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Voting Rules:
- You must watch both films before you vote.
- To vote, rank the 2 films from most favorite to least favorite. (note: you're ranking the individual films, not the countries)

The film with more #1 votes wins. If there's a tie, the match will be extended 3 days.

Here's a quick summary of how the tournament works
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Feherlofia 8/10
Blancanieves 5/10
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Alas, I haven't made it to a single WC match so far, but if Fehérlófia comes anywhere near trouble in this one, I'll make sure to support it.
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Torgo
Oct 2 2015, 01:16:47 AM
Alas, I haven't made it to a single WC match so far, but if Fehérlófia comes anywhere near trouble in this one, I'll make sure to support it.
LOL if Fehérlófia loses I'll leave this forum indefinitely! Meaning for like a few hours probably.
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1. Blancanieves

2. Feherlofia


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1. Blancanieves
2. Feherlofia
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Oct 2 2015, 01:09:58 AM
Blancanieves 5/10
So now what do you think abt this with respect to The Artist? Still better?
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tommy_leazaq
Oct 2 2015, 06:08:29 AM
Ettinauer226XL
Oct 2 2015, 01:09:58 AM
Blancanieves 5/10
So now what do you think abt this with respect to The Artist? Still better?
Oh yea definitely.
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I love how Arthur's threat is immediately followed by two votes for Blanca :lol:

I like em both but I five the animation the edge

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brokenface
Oct 2 2015, 06:37:25 AM
I love how Arthur's threat is immediately followed by two votes for Blanca :lol:
Probably people that just read the first half and voted so I would leave the forum and give them happiness :(
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I just don't like Feherlofia and really like Blancanieves :P
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If I knew I was going up against Blancanieves, I would've picked Hofeher instead of Feherlofia.

Spanish Snow White vs Hungarian Snow White:

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Why is the deadline for this match October 11th? We run each match for two weeks, right? A new match starts after ten days, so there is a few days overlap. At least this is how we've done things in round 2 and 3.
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joachimt
Oct 2 2015, 08:40:33 AM
Why is the deadline for this match October 11th? We run each match for two weeks, right? A new match starts after ten days, so there is a few days overlap. At least this is how we've done things in round 2 and 3.
Fixed. I changed it to the 14th.
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Why the sudden hate for Blanca, Arthur? What made you like it that much less after your rewatch?
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Oct 2 2015, 09:52:57 AM
Why the sudden hate for Blanca, Arthur? What made you like it that much less after your rewatch?
Not really hate, just that the love is gone :P I don't dislike it like I dislike The Artist.

I remember finding the first half to be quite dull and underwhelming. The cliches weren't really bothersome since it is based off of a fairy tale, but it did feel like it lacked the magic that the Disney version has.
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Oh shit so I have to see the only animation I was saving after all. And it's up against a 9
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Feherlofia was one hell of a trip, not in a great way. Expressionist style aesthetics was fine though at time it was difficult to grasp what was happening. Underworld sequence was boring with some redundant and predictable scenes. I'm a huge fan of animation, esp non-3d experimental films but this one was quite underwhelming overall. 6.4
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Armoreska
Oct 2 2015, 05:39:22 PM
Oh shit so I have to see the only animation I was saving after all. And it's up against a 9
What do you mean by "only"? Surely it can't be the only good animated film that you haven't seen. Another one that you haven't seen is Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen.
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mjf314
Oct 2 2015, 10:00:28 PM
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Oct 2 2015, 05:39:22 PM
Oh shit so I have to see the only animation I was saving after all. And it's up against a 9
What do you mean by "only"? Surely it can't be the only good animated film that you haven't seen. Another one that you haven't seen is Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen.
I don't mean non-standalone and series, I'm sure there's a few giants left.
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1. Blancanieves
2. Feherlofia
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Oct 3 2015, 08:13:35 PM
1. Blancanieves
2. Feherlofia
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I love Blancanieves when I watched it a few years ago and I was fully expecting to put it at number one before watching the other film, but then I was blown away within a few minutes by Fehérlófia. I was loving Feherlofia for the first twenty minutes or so. Unfortunately,
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I'm at least glad that I like both films in a match :lol: I just wish Feherlofia stayed strong so I could have rated the last three films I watched in a row 8/10 because I haven't done so since January of this year :'(

1. Blancanieves
2. Feherlofia
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Oct 3 2015, 08:13:35 PM
1. Blancanieves
2. Feherlofia
What did you think of Feherlofia?
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I kept a perfect voting record for some time, but I went through movie burn out for a the past few months and I missed a bunch. Hopefully I won't be greeted with a chorus of boos in returning.

1. Feherlofia
2. Blancanieves

I really loved Feherlofia the first time I saw it a couple years ago despite some of its flaws. Blancanieves, on the other hand, was fine. Solid filmmaking but nothing that grabbed me.
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mjf314
Oct 3 2015, 10:53:40 PM
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Oct 3 2015, 08:13:35 PM
1. Blancanieves
2. Feherlofia
What did you think of Feherlofia?
I really loved Blancanieves the first time I saw it a couple months ago despite some of its flaws. Feherlofia, on the other hand, was fine. Solid animation but nothing that grabbed me.

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If you win this round, please pick a non-animation for the final. ;)
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Oct 4 2015, 07:14:10 AM
If you win this round, please pick a non-animation for the final. ;)
If I pick an animated film for the final, you'll have no one to blame but yourself, since I have a moral obligation to turn you into an animation fan. You should've thought twice before not being blown away by Feherlofia.

I was thinking of picking smart ass vics adventures for the final. Surely everyone would agree that it's kinda fun to watch.
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well I gave that a 4
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Oct 4 2015, 07:44:59 AM
well I gave that a 4
4/10 for Vuk? Did you count the children? If you forgot to count them, that would explain it.
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I'm afraid this silent snowwhite is sortile9io's worst choice so far, and (far far far far far) x 10000000000^10000000000 than any of his previous choices. The film does have good visuals, but I really hate the director's approach of making it into a silent. To me it's all for style's sake because the film does not capture the beauty of silent films at all (on the other hand Ray of Sunshine is a sound film, but it reminds me of the charm of silents through its brilliant use of actors' body language and film editing).

However, the Hungarian film is equally bad. Similar to the Spanish one, it is of style and nothing more. Both films draw my interest on the first few minutes but then my concentration keeps decaying as the films progress since the styles are nothing new to me anymore.

I guess this is the only match that I'll wait until the last moment and support the loser.
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1. Blancanieves: 8.0
2. Feherlofia: 7.8 - How my feelings evolved while watching it in smileys: :huh: :mw_confused: :) :lol: :thumbsup: :ermm: :run:
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Oct 4 2015, 01:05:24 PM
How my feelings evolved while watching it in smileys: :huh: :mw_confused: :) :lol: :thumbsup: :ermm: :run:
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Oct 4 2015, 12:01:19 PM
I guess this is the only match that I'll wait until the last moment and support the loser.
What will you do if there's a tie?
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Blancanieves - Looks very pretty, but I felt it was rather cold/distant towards its characters.
Feherlofia - Not a fan of the psychedelic animation and I disliked the sound/music.

1. Blancanieves - 6.5/10
2. Feherlofia - 5/10
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What a close matchup for me. I have seen Blancanieves perhaps a year ago, but I might rewatch it to solidfy my vote.

1. Blancanieves - 7.5/10
2. Feherlofia - 7.5/10

My thoughts:

Blancanieves (2012, Pablo Berger)
Neo-silent modernized adaptation of Snow White, transported to a bull-fighting scenario in Spain inthe 1920s. Beautiful cinematography and a tragic story just overall exceptionally well told.
7.5/10

Fehérlófia / Son of the White Mare (1981, Marcell Jankovics)
Cute trip of a film and as impreseed I was at the start and at large parts, I still felt like it dragged a bit at times, despite its quite short runtime. But still, I give it lots of respect for being really something totally different. I don't know if there are other films like it, but if there are then I haven't seen them.
7.5/10
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sortile9io
Oct 4 2015, 04:33:28 PM
zhangalan
Oct 4 2015, 12:01:19 PM
I guess this is the only match that I'll wait until the last moment and support the loser.
What will you do if there's a tie?
I'm afraid I'll need to skip this round.
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