Get your votes in

Posted by · 5:39 pm · April 21st, 2009

Part one of the first round on our big, mammoth “most influential movie ever” poll closes tomorrow and part two will launch on Thursday, so make sure you get your votes in.  I’m happy to see “Rashomon” has pushed into the top five, but poor “Battleship Potemkin” is left in the cold, apparently largely unseen and, therefore, not receiving the fair leg up.  But it’s a readership poll so I’m leaving it all in your hands.

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  • 1 4-21-2009 at 6:12 pm

    Mikey Filmmaker said...

    Can’t believe Potemkin may not make it. That’s like essential viewing for any film student. I think I watched it like five times in film school.

  • 2 4-21-2009 at 6:30 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    As soon as I post, “Rashomon” falls OUT of the top 5. Go figure. I’d love to here some rather captivating reasons people are voting for “E.T.,” however. Same with “Apocalypse Now,” to a lesser extent. Hell, it’s my #7 movie of all time and I didn’t vote for it.

  • 3 4-21-2009 at 6:32 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Gonna need a cut-off time for this and since the first poll was posted close to 2:00 pm 4/16, I’ll make it the same for tomorrow, so this one’s over at 2:00pm tomorrow, folks. Make ’em count.

  • 4 4-21-2009 at 6:32 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    P.S.: I just realized Bonnie, Rashomon and Battleship are each within a vote of each other. Wow.

  • 5 4-21-2009 at 6:42 pm

    Mikey Filmmaker said...

    Yeah, E.T. doesn’t really make sense to me for this list. I love the movie, but don’t find it very influential.

  • 6 4-21-2009 at 6:51 pm

    Alex C. said...

    “Citizen Kane” and “Gone With the Wind” are the only ones in the top 5 that deserve it. “Battleship Potemkin” and “Rashomon” better sneak in there. Also, I think “It Happened One Night” and “This is Spinal Tap” should be on this list.

  • 7 4-21-2009 at 7:04 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Alex: We’ve got 50 titles still to come. Though “Spinal Tap” never made the cut. Where were ya last week???

  • 8 4-21-2009 at 7:15 pm

    Cinebrooding said...


    I don’t know how I feel about Texas Chainsaw being on this list? I mean it’s certainly one of the most influential films on the horror genre but not on other movies.

    Can I ask why it was chosen for the contest?

  • 9 4-21-2009 at 8:03 pm

    Speaking English said...

    How is “Apocalypse Now” even close to being one of the most influential films of all time? Bizarre.

    “Potemkin” is perhaps the most influential film on this entire list, perhaps even of all time.

  • 10 4-21-2009 at 8:05 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Cinebrooding: You’d have to ask whoever it was that originally mentioned it. I happen to think it’s an inspired choice because influence on a genre is influence on the medium, however you dice it.

  • 11 4-22-2009 at 8:50 am

    Matthew said...

    “Potemkin” is certainly influential. Half the directors’ today live off that Soviet style montage. Paul Greengrass comes to mind. My question is this: why the heck is Saving Private Ryan on there? Who the heck has that influenced?

  • 12 4-22-2009 at 11:10 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Boy, the race is getting heated. Three more hours!

  • 13 4-22-2009 at 12:52 pm

    M.Harris said...

    In my humble opinion I think that “Bonnie and Clyde” should be way ahead of E.T as far as the votes are concerned.”Bonnie and Clyde” was a revolutionary movie at the time.Were talking the mid to late sixties were women were still thought of as weak adversaries.Not physically weak,but incapable of doing things (good or bad)that men do.The style of dress also influenced women.Faye Dunaway’s trademark hat became a style amongst young women after the movie came out.E.T was a great movie,and seeing it as a ten year-old kid I loved it. I can remember the phrase “E.T phone home” being a part of pop culture at the time.But this poll is about a movie’s influence on society right? Not which one was thought of to be a better movie than the other.

  • 14 4-22-2009 at 1:51 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    10 minutes left and we have a stubborn tie between Potemkin and E.T. for the #5 spot. Someone break that tie quick!