Live Poll: Animal-Titled Best Picture Nominees

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Which Best Picture nominee whose title features the name of an animal is your favorite?

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025482681/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/bQ0b_R_kAJQ/
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ElMo

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The Silence of the Lambs.
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Sdk: I would suggest adding Best Picture winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to the list.
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I think I'll stick to BP nominees and maybe make a Face-Off with the 4 winners (Wolves, Lambs, Deer and Cuckoo)... otherwise, it's gonna be a predictable sweep by the usual winners.
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a few good choices elmo......cat on a hot tin roof...silence of the lambs...crouching tiger hidden dragon...maltese falcon...

but my vote goes to...dog day afternoon...
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Attica! Attica!

SotL is no longer on the list, so my favorites now are Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Dog Day Afternoon, with Crouching Tiger coming up third. My vote will go to Dog Day Afternoon. 'Good taste, rocky, as usual, and good poll, ElMo, as usual. :)
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The Adventures of ROBIN Hood

The Lives Of A BENGAL Lancer

"The YEARLING" - it is a young deer in this story. The story is about a young boy raising a young deer while he himself matures from boy to a man. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/year...

yearling

[yeer-ling]

noun

an animal in its second year.

a horse one year old, dating from January 1 of the year after the year of foaling.

adjective

being a year old.

of a year's duration or standing:


BABE - the title is the name of a pig.

SEABISCUIT - the name of a vary famous race horse to which the film was about.

SlumDOG Millionaire
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I saw Robin Hood when I made the list  but I thought this would be stretching the concept a bit too far, all these titles have one thing in common, the name is supposed to mean the animal, even in the case of Lion. Robin Hood wasn't named after the bird so I'm not sure I should use it.

Same with Babe and Seabiscuit, they're characters' names, now I can add them but then specify that the title can be an animal's name, no problem but Robin Hood will still be disqualified :)

I'll sleep over it and certainly will make a few changes tomorrow (as for Slumdog, it's a BP winner, I made another poll about it)

Yearling is in, now :)
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To fight for Babe and Seabiscuit, I reason it this way, when you said "Which Best Picture nominee whose title features the name of an animal ...", you didn't specify what type of animal name you wanted, as in the name of a type of animal, or the actual name of the animal featured in the films. To me, Babe and Seabiscuit do fit into the topic because they are the name of the animal featured in the films.

Also, if someone wants to get picky, a spider is an insect, and not an animal.
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I think I wanted titles that evoke the animal world in a literal way, you're right when we hear "Babe", we can think of the pig, but you can as well think of Babe Ruth, that's a bit far fetched but the context of the film didn't really matter (like "Dog" for Dog Day Afternoon)

A spider isn't an insect but an arachnid but it's an animal as non-human/ non-vegetal or non-mineral... I took the word 'animal' in a broad way although I didn't know insects were not considered as animals, I know they're disgusting but do they deserve this discrimination?
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Sdk: You are correct to say that spiders and insects are all classified as animals.

Also, they should not all be treated as disgusting. Some spiders and some insects are harmful to human beings, but others are beneficial.
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Cat on a hot tin roof.


If you are going to consider Babe and Seabiscuit, then you also need to add Sounder.

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***

I'd be hard-pressed to choose between these films:

Dog Day Afternoon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Little Foxes
The Lion in Winter


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Dog Day Afternoon is clearly the best one.
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