Friday, July 12, 2024

Movie Decades

Winner: 1940s

Date: July 2024

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For this "mini-tournament," a decade was defined as the years 00 to 09. For example, 1940-49 was considered a decade.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Movie Sequels

Winner: The Godfather Part II

Date: June 2024

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One of the criteria was that these classic film sequels (or prequels) had to be originally released prior to 1990. Any film that was part of a film series was treated as a sequel.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

1980s TV Character

Winner: Rose Nylund

Date: May 2024

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Note that one of the criteria was that the character had to appear in a TV series that was broadcast during 1980-89. It could have started prior to 1980 or ended after 1989.

Disaster Movies of the 1970s

Winner: The Poseidon Adventure

Date: May 2024

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Spielberg Films

Winner: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Date: April 2024

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This tournament specified that each nominated film had to be directed by Steven Spielberg and originally released prior to 1990 (to meet the "classic" criteria).

TV Road Shows

Winner: The Fugitive

Date: March 2024

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One of the criteria for classic TV road shows was that a series had to begin its original broadcast prior to 1990.

ABC Movie of the Week

Winner: Brian's Song

Date: February 2024

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Although the term "movie of the week" can be used in a generic sense, this tournament pertained only to made-for-TV films broadcast as part of the ABC Movie of the Week and the ABC Movie of the Weekend in the late 1960s and the 1970s.

Courtroom Movies

Winner: 12 Angry Men

Date: January 2024

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One of the criteria was that these classic films had to be originally released prior to 1990. 

12 Angry Men was deemed a courtroom movie because the jury's deliberation recounts much of what happened during the trial in the courtroom. As for To Kill a Mockingbird, even though the courtroom scenes comprise only part of the plot, they play a significant role in the film's themes.

Holiday TV Specials

Winner: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Date: December 2023

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Note that one of the criteria for these classic holiday TV specials was that they were originally broadcast prior to 1990.

Disney Live Action Films

Winner: Mary Poppins

Date: November 2023

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One of the criteria was that these classic films had to be originally released prior to 1990.