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post #1 of 26
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*Marc Maron "Are we doin' this" cue* 
 

Standard Draft Rules: 
 

1. Five rounds, plus a bonus. 

 

2. Drafting will occur in each drafter's assigned daily time-slot.

 

3. If everyone in the time-slot immediately preceding yours has drafted, then the next slot can go, so forth and so on.

 

4. Once a film has been drafted, it is taken off the table and can no-longer be drafted.

 

5. Sign-ups go until Wednesday the 18th. 

 

6. Draft starts Monday, Jan 23rd. 

 

 

Rules for This Draft:

 

1. Films must have received a United States theatrical release between January 1, 1940 and December 31, 1949. 

 

2. All genres are eligible - animation, documentary, etc. 

3. All lengths are eligible - if you want to do an entire draft of 40s WB/Disney shorts, you can.

 

4. It is helpful, but not required, for your film to be currently available or available at some point. If you're drafting a "lost film," then providing some kind of verifiable documentation when you draft is preferred.

 

5. THE NAZI RULE: Films made under Nazi Germany, 1933-1945, are ineligible except for the following on the basis of historical and/or artistic purposes: Olympia, Triumph of the Will, Jud Suss. I don't believe anyone would pick these films, but hey, it's CHUD, shit's crazy, let's have a debate. 

 

6. You can draft an entire year of a serial, but not beyond that a single calendar year. So, for example - and I'm not too familiar here - you couldn't draft "Flash Gordon (1941-1945)," but if there was a storyline from a particular year you wanted to draft that ran entirely in 1943, you could do that. And obviously, you wouldn't be able to draft an entire year of Merry Melodies or something like that - thinking that the drafted narrative must be self-contained to qualify.


Edited by Boone Daniels - 1/23/17 at 6:19am
post #2 of 26

In.

post #3 of 26
In!
post #4 of 26
Sure.
post #5 of 26

I'm in. Hope we get a crowd.

post #6 of 26

I'll give it a try even though I'm probably in over my head in this decade.  

post #7 of 26

Hi

post #8 of 26

In like Flynn.

post #9 of 26

So in.

post #10 of 26
Yup
post #11 of 26

Count me in.

post #12 of 26
In. Now have to check eligibility of some international classics.
post #13 of 26

In, see.

post #14 of 26
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Sign-ups end at midnight tomorrow! Get in while you still can! 
 

Worth noting that I, also, am in.

post #15 of 26

Boone: Isn't Monday January 23rd?

post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

Boone: Isn't Monday January 23rd?

 

You are correct! I will change that.

post #17 of 26

Confession: I've never done a draft, so not 100 percent on the rules. However, I'd love to take part in this.

post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

Confession: I've never done a draft, so not 100 percent on the rules. However, I'd love to take part in this.

1) It's really easy.

2) We're gentle.

3) With Trump in office you might want to familiarize yourself with the idea of drafts.
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

Confession: I've never done a draft, so not 100 percent on the rules. However, I'd love to take part in this.

 

I went back and edited the original post to list the standard draft rules.

post #20 of 26
Doesn't Rule 1 make Rule 5 irrelevant. Rule 1 also basically eliminates Japan from consideration.
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by EvilTwin View Post

Doesn't Rule 1 make Rule 5 irrelevant. Rule 1 also basically eliminates Japan from consideration.

 

U.S. Theatrical Release was, I thought, the standard rule for decade drafts. Additionally, both Triumph of the Will and Olympia screened in the U.S. during the 1940s, which is why I added it as a rule.  

post #22 of 26
I can't imagine that any 1940s screenings were the initial release for those films.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by EvilTwin View Post

I can't imagine that any 1940s screenings were the initial release for those films.

 

It's not "initial release," it's "U.S. theatrical release." This is how stuff like Army of Shadows and Killer of Sheep, released in 1969 and 1978, respectively, made it into the 2000s draft. There is documentation of Triumph/Olympia screening in the U.S. in the 40s. 

 

I honestly don't see what the big deal is. I think we can all get behind wanting to be as anti-Nazi as possible and still have a discussion about art. 

post #24 of 26
I meant initial US theatrical release. We probably should check if they're eligible in the first place for the forties.

No big deal, I'm just suggesting that we perhaps don't need a second rule as I think that sticking to the first accomplished the same thing.

Also, crossing Kurosawa and Ozu off my list.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by EvilTwin View Post

I meant initial US theatrical release. We probably should check if they're eligible in the first place for the forties.

No big deal, I'm just suggesting that we perhaps don't need a second rule as I think that sticking to the first accomplished the same thing.

Also, crossing Kurosawa and Ozu off my list.

 

Regarding the second rule, I was personally more comfortable making it as clear as possible. 

 

Regarding the theatrical release rule, if a film was made in another country in the 30s, but didn't screen in the US until the 40s, then it's eligible. This is harder because the further back you go, the less accessible archival material is online, but that's part of the challenge, isn't it? 

post #26 of 26

We ran into this with the 50s draft, where you could draft the English dub/recut Godzilla, but not the original Japanese edition Gojira which didn't play theatres in America until much later. IMDB is your pal.

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