Choose the Best Silent: A Dead Heat?

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Sunrise or The Crowd?

Poll ended at July 31st, 2008, 9:25 am

Sunrise
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50%
The Crowd
9
50%
 
Total votes: 18

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Choose the Best Silent: A Dead Heat?

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In this thread you must choose between Sunrise or The Crowd.

The voting runs through Wednesday, July 30th at 11:59pm (Pacific).

This is it, you're chance to decide SSO's bestavorite non-comedy silent for 2008. Thank you to all who participated in the process and I hope you all enjoyed the competition. I'll gone on vacation for most of the next two weeks so you'll just have to settle it without me.

Have fun!
Chris

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Post by Ann Harding »

The Crowd for me! :)
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Post by charliechaplinfan »

The final is no big surprise for me, they are two of my favorite but it has to be The Crowd for me too.
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must go for SUNRISE for that tracking shot through the swamp weeds under full moon and for the city montage
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Post by srowley75 »

I love both of these films, but as a Murnau devotee, I must go with Sunrise, one of the most beautiful films ever made.

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Post by myrnaloyisdope »

I want to say this is a tough vote, as I am a big fan of Murnau, and of this film. But this merely proves how much I absolutely love The Crowd. Without any hesitation I would go with The Crowd, it's an absolute gem.
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It was a super tough, difficult choice for me, since I've been a fan of "Sunrise" for years and when I got the DVD it was like the Holy Grial. I saw "The Crowd" for the first time only last year, but I have to admit that on an emotional level it made a bigger impact on me. It's one of the most touching films I've ever seen; and Eleanor Boardman and James Murray are perfect.
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Went with "The Crowd." I just don't think "Sunrise" was Murnau's best film. It was unquestionably great, but "The Crowd" was an amazing film on all levels.
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Post by silentscreen »

Wow, a tie thus far! Not a surprise that they would be close, both are great films. But I went with "The Crowd" too as it effects me more.
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So it's a tie!!!! :o :shock:
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Post by charliechaplinfan »

I think it's fitting these two brilliant films are tied at the top.

Maybe we should leave it that way. :D
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Post by cinemalover »

Well, I go away for awhile and you guys can't even come up with a winner? Well, that's okay. The noir finals also ended in a tie.

Thank you to everyone for participating.
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