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Round of 64 (Tier 2): The Silence of the Lambs vs. Die Hard

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Morrissey, Nov 16, 2021.

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Which film should advance?

Poll closed Nov 20, 2021.
  1. The Silence of the Lambs

    80.0%
  2. Die Hard

    20.0%
  1. Morrissey

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    Round one is here. 61 years of film with 3 convenient ties. What film will come out on top?

    For this round, we start with:



    THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, the film that gave us a villain so devious that he has become synonymous with calculating killers, despite being not much more than a supporting role.

    Against...



    DIE HARD, the action film that defined a generation of imitators. Yippee-ki-yay.

    The winner will move on to the next round. The full bracket is attached below.
     

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  2. Jason Tolpin

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    No. Again, this is NOT fair... How are we supposed to only choose 1.... Come on now.
     
  3. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Jonathan Demme easy
     
  4. Morrissey

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    This is probably the weakest matchup so far.
     
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  5. Jason Tolpin

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    I just checked the matrix of the movies... some of these are seriously unfair. That we have to choose between 2 beauties....

    Both of these movies... Without either one, we would not have a lot of other movies. These have spawned so many others , similar to their style...

    And the catch phrases from both of them - a tossup: from chianti to yippie kai yay
     
  6. phaynes12

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    all due respect to the christmas movie but if you vote for die hard you're a dweeb
     
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  7. Jason Tolpin

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    noun
    DEROGATORY•INFORMAL
    1. a boring, studious, or socially inept person
    Die Hard put Bruce Willis on the map. There could be no Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, Armageddon, or 6th Sense....

    Forget Christmas.... Maybe Bruce Willis isnt the best actor, sure, but this movie deserves some credit.

    But Silence of the Lambs? This isnt fair at all. Die Hard deserves SOMETHING.

    Are there ANY negatives to Silence though? I dont think so.
     
  8. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Goodbye Horses
     
  9. Picked die hard because I felt like it
     
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  10. delvec19

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  11. Jason Tolpin

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    Damnit.... Im sorry Bruce.
     
  12. CarpetElf

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    voted Die Hard cause fuck you
     
  13. phaynes12

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    dweeb
     
  14. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

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  15. Morrissey

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    Die Hard is definitely the worst film to make the bracket.
     
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  16. Nathan

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    By a significant margin
     
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  17. Jason Tolpin

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    Starship Troopers?
     
  18. OhTheWater

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  19. Jason Tolpin

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    ... said no one, ever.

    (full disclosure: have no idea what it is but based on IMDB, Id choose the other 2 over this one). JMTC

    IMDB says this: Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.

    So like... yeah....
     
  20. phaynes12

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    raiders of the lost ark and good time are worse but die hard is probably third worst
     
  21. Jason Tolpin

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    :( That just sounds wrong.
     
  22. Nathan

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  23. Nathan

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    And I mean it’s not like being towards the bottom tier of this collection of films is a bad thing, most of these are really strong
     
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  24. SpyKi

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    Watching Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets right now for the bracket and this is definitely my pick for weakest, its the only film I don't really like. Die Hard is probably bottom 5 but I still love it.

    Starship Troopers is fantastic, check it out.
     
  25. secretsociety92

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    Die Hard, easily. It is endlessly watchable even after nearly two decades of seeing it at least once a year.
     
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