The results are in, and the LAMB has picked its Top 10 Foreign Films (for background on this, click here). There were a total of 44 voters, with their votes spread out amongst 253 films. What that means is that, with a smaller voting base than usual, and a wide, wide variety of films, that it was difficult for a film to stand out from the crowd, but the few that did (the top seven) were head and shoulders above the rest.
Here are your winners (1st place votes in parentheses):
10. The Lives of Others – 34 points from 6 voters (1)
9. M – 35 points from 6 voters (0)
8. Rules of the Game – 48 points from 7 voters (3)
7. (of course) Seven Samurai – 61 points from 7 (of course) voters (5)
6. Let the Right One In – 63 points from 12 voters (0)
5. Pan’s Labyrinth – 72 points from 8 voters (3)
4. City of God – 73 points from 9 voters (2)
3. Oldboy – 75 points from 9 voters (2)
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – 80 points from 13 voters (1)
1. Amelie – 88 points from 12 voters (3)
So…how many of your Top 10 made the list? If you’d like to see yours and all the other votes, scroll down. A post has been added with all of them, but I have dated it prior to this post so it won’t clutter the page.
Others receiving 1st-place votes: 8.5, A Tale of Two Sisters, Amarcord, Children of Men (??), Children of Paradise, Cinema Paradiso, Contempt, Damnation, Delicatessen, Departures, Elevator to the Gallows, Fanny and Alexander (2), Grave of the Fireflies, High and Low, ikiru, Mouchette, Pontypool, Run Lola Run , Still Walking, The Double Life of Veronique, Vincere, Volver, Y Tu Mama Tambien
As for our next topic: it’s time to unleash the LIONs! That’s right, it’s LIONs for LAMBs 2009, in which we take a look back at the last year in film. I’m asking you for your Top 10, Bottom 5, Best Actor and Actress and more. Shouldn’t take you but a few minutes to fill out, and the Top 10 is the only required entry should you not wish to participate in the rest of it. This poll will run through February 21st, with the results to be doled out in the final days before the Academy Awards air (on March 7th).
The poll is already up – be sure to read the instructions. Go vote now so I don’t have to hassle you later! Thanks as usual – let’s get a great turnout for this one!
Tags: Top 10s