Live Poll: Back to the Ancestors

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This is a suggestion to debate about. 35 possibillities, I took one in as example. It's about traveling 100 years back in time to show the folks a movie that you want them to see.

So what movie would you like them to see?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022536035/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/CFDZOTXtP90/
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I wonder, if I should cut the first part of the intro?

P.S.:
35 possibilities means 35 different users.

Only one per user.First 34 users picks are near to be chosen.
Presentation by your username in the list as suggester.
Please choose wisely. :D No guarantee to be the chosen one. ;))
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The movie has to be from the 2018 Top-250-movie list of IMDb.
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Great idea! :)

Corrections: 

According to the German wikipedia site, the first commercial cinematic presentation for an audience was 123 years ago in 1895 a.d. on bioskop-format in the Berliner Wintergarten in Berlin, Germany. 

Worldwide: Doc Brown lends you his DeLorean with a proper flux capacitor and two loads of plutonium to travel 100 years back in time to the year 1918when movies were young, and then back.
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Thank you, I corrected it. :D
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Added ... and tell us later ...
What do you think about that?
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That's very interesting and reminds me of a (real) story Béla Balázs told in his book "The Spirit of Film" (1930). It's about a man who was considered an intellectual and was always up to-date with the latest cultural and technological news. Only he lived in a very small village for some time and didn't have the chance to witness the advent of cinema.

After fifteen years, the same man arrives in a big city, and he is eager to go to the movie theater. He goes to see the movies that attract big audiences like comedies, adventure movies, etc. Someone asks him, "so what do you think of those movies?" - "They look fantastic, but I don't have the slightest idea what happened."
Apparently, despite his intellectual capacities, the man was unable to link the shots into a coherent narrative; something that was easy even for children at that time. It was all too developed, too fast and arranged with complex codes. Balázs says, "Four or five years ago, we wouldn't have understood the most simple films that are being made today."
It seems incredible what he writes. Let's be optimistc against these statements. My pick is The Shining. I'd like to see what impact a movie that is frightening even to modern audiences can make on the people of 1918.
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'The Shining' is on the list. Thank you for  contribution.
That's a heavy experiment you would start. Interesting pick!
I hope some others will contribute, too. ;)
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I'd probably show them something of historical socio-political & human rights related significance such as Schindler's List in the hope that such events could be prevented.

That would, of course, create the quintessential time travel paradox... :)
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Ok, shall I take that as a suggestion? So I would put 'Schindlers List' on this list suggested by Abi. Ok?
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Sure, thanks.
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Your pick and 'suggested by Abi' is on this list. :)
So we created a quintessential time paradox! Yes! Always wanted to see this. ;)
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Hey, Abi. Your suggestion is the lead. ;)
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I saw. :)
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That is an interesting thought experiment, especially since movies evolved gradually and so did people's fascination with the medium. Earliest movies just needed to show anything to get the attention (which never prevented even pioneers like Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince or Lumière brothers from experimenting further and actually making some live-action fiction) but chances are that for people not familiar with medium and its rules it would have been impossible to even comprehend what's going on... 

Cinema is like a visual language that we learn just as any other. It is actually what I research from the perspective of political studies, by the way. 
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Hello, Nikolay. :)
Didn't the Lumière-brothers cooperate with Edison?

I might be wrong, so I guess the first serious story-teller by moving pictures was Georges Méliès. I think all of the pioneers are surely fascinating. Without them, I wouldn't have a head full of movies. ;)
Nikolay, Do you want to suggest a movie for this poll-suggestion? :)

If you don't want, you don't have to. :D
But I'm curious what of the movies you would pick for the ancients
and maybe why. ;)
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No, I'd say they rather competed with each other. Eidson did movies for his own invention known as Kinetoscope, while Lumières brought projection to larger masses, although invention by earlier pioneer Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince was a bit similar to both of that and he disappeared mysteriously...

Oh, and a suggestion is below. :) 
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Mad Max [2015]
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Ok, so here we go. 'Mad Max' (2015) suggested by SeventhAr7.  Thank you for contributing. :D
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;)
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Any suggestions?
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I would show them Vertigo (1958). 
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Thank you, Jessica. :D  'Vertigo' is in, suggested by Jessica. ;)
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I'm finally up for a suggestion: Highlander (1986)
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The film has to be from IMDb's Top 250 list.
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Oh. Back to the drawing board. :( 
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I know, it's really hard to decide. I actually first considered The Martian or Gravity, but neither are in the Top 250.
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If that didn' break the rule, it would have been good choices. :)
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If this poll suggestion doesn't reach the 35 suggestions, I would cut it down to 25. But it has time .... ;)
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I think it's impossible or very difficult for you to get 35 suggestions by 35 users, usually this forum has at most a round of 10/15 active users who can answer topics and things like that.
Don't get me wrong.
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I guess you're right. I'll let that stay for one or two more week and the cut the rule down.
Maybe some souls would be come here? ;)
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No one else? Really?
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Breumaster,

For your consideration:
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
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Thank you Dan! That's great. I'll put it on the list. :D
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Like the Idea, Breu.

FYC: Fight Club (1999)
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And do use my IMDb profile name iakhtar-33380.
And it might be great if you link our names with our profiles.
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You mean on IMDb? Ok, I'll do. How do I find the link? What was your last list?
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If you want the link of poll board members you can get it in here.
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.in/2015/0...
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Thank you. I'll do that. But I'll do that maybe tomorrow, because I'm  sick today and got to sleep now to get healthy again.  Yesterday I slept in my seat and the sun did catch me for a while. I got too much sun ... 30°C in the shadow. Much too hot today. I'm fine at 20°C. ;)
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Breumaster,

The link that Ibrahim provided is polls By Vote and Author. This is a list of polls by all of the poll authors in descending order of vote. This list includes authors who are no longer active; in some cases these authors no longer have an IMDb account.

This is a more concise list of poll authors: Votes by Author
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I tried to link ibrahim's name in the list with his profile. That didn't work with [link=] ... [/link] . Is there a trick to link a persons profile?
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Breumaster,

This format should work:

[link=https://www.imdb.com/user/ur73755009/]iakhtar-33380[/link]
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Yes, that worked. :)
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Hello, Ibrahim :)
Very nice you have a suggestion for me. I'll pick it up on the list.
Thank you very much for contributing. :)
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Glad I could be of any help.

This is the link to Jessica's account.
[link=http://www.imdb.com/user/ur52829101/]...]

For albstein's may be you could use his Getsatisfaction account link.
[link=https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/peop...].
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I'd show them an apocalypse movie like 2012 and say its a documentary. ;)
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තරිඳු ධනංජය

So I follow your funny idea and we let them get really frightened about Yosemite's impending eruption. ;) 

I'll put 2012 on the list. Could you please post the link for linking your IMDb-profile? I wonder how your user-name is spoken. Are these Arabian or asian letters/words? I can't read them. Sorry for that. And thank you for contributing. :D
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I know what they AREN'T

They aren't middle eastern, Indian, or North East Asian.

Possibly South East Asian? Professor Google, here I come!
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Professor Google tells me this is "Sinhala", presently spoken predominantly in Sri Lanka.
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Those are Sinhala letters from Sri Lanka ;)
My Profile: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur62332483/
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and, my name in English Letters goes like "Tharindu"
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So thank you. I've linked our profile in the ancestors p.s.-list. :D  I just saw by accident at my recent Google-search that Dan linked your profile  on the Batman-poll-suggestion. ;)
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HaHa :DThat one is live. There's a new suggestion too
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තරිඳු ධනංජය

Hello, Mr. Tharindo. I just had time beside my real-life-work to check your suggestion. It doesn't fit with the rules, I sat up. It's not in the Top 250's of 2018. So I had to kick your suggestion. But that doesn't mean, your disqualified. I'm just about to set up other rules, that are more useable. Just look down.
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තරිඳු ධනංජය

Hello, Mr. Tharindo. I just had time beside my real-life-work to check your suggestion. It doesn't fit with the rules, I sat up. It's not in the Top 250's of 2018. So I had to kick your suggestion. But that doesn't mean, your disqualified. I'm just about to set up other rules, that are more useable. Just look down.
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Perhaps you could drop the "IMDb Top 250" requirement and replace it with "minimum 7.0 rating and xxx,000 votes".

I was not aware Schindler's List was in the Top 250 when I suggested it, and if it had been rejected I probably would not have made the effort to check the Top 250 for a new suggestion.
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Don't Worry. I check, if it fits to the rules. Some movies I don't have to think about, if they're on top-250. Specially those like 'Schindlers List'. But there are still many other movies at the top-250-list you can choose instead, because nobody has choosen before. Or is there an movie that goes to your head and doesn't match the rules? I think it should be a real good one or very interesting to change the rules. But I relly meant from the Top 250 to keep a very tight circle of movies. Nikolay had the same problem about his choice. Maybe I should do that. I think I'll sleep over this decision. Thank you for the idea. :)
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Abi, did you want to suggest another movie as 'Schindler's List'? If it is so, now is the best occasion to do so. If you are not sure about 'Schindlers List', let me know. ;) If you are - ok, so it is 'Schindlers's List'. ;)
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If we’re going back to 1918 I might bring Lawrence of Arabia, which is set around that time.
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Nice Pick. :)
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TO ALL:

I think Abi is right. Picking from the today 250-top-movie-list is just too limitated. That doesn't automatically affect the picks of the users, that suggested before. But all of you can repick, after you read the new rules. So with that I skip the Top 250 from 2018 rule.

Everyone can pick any movie she/he wants, as long as they are still not picked, rated 7/10 or higher, with at least 10.000 votes. I sat that rule to 10.000 to make lesser known pictures able and to disable complete trashy movies. So everybody has a wide range of movies he can pick. I reduce the numbers of picks in this P.S. to 25. The first who suggests, is in! So there are at least 15 free picks. One pick per user. Thank you Abi, that was useful, because I tied the rules too tight at first. :) Debateable !

Nikolay: 'Highlander' is in. ;) Mr. Tharindu, you might pick another movie. ;)
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Updated the list. ;)
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I was never serious about that suggestion and didn't think you would add it in the first place. :/
I will think of something. :)
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Mr. Tharindu
You were invited to pick a movie. And it was my bad not proofing your suggestion according to the rules I sat, fast enough. So you are again invited to pick another movie under new rules. You're welcome. :) This time it should match the rules. Thank you for taking part. :D  But if you don't want, you don't have to.
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I was going to suggest another movie later anyway and  ask you to take my old choice down. I wasn't even a fan of that movie.  :/This time I picked Lincoln 2012 and I checked, it matches under your rules.This one is my all time favourite biography :)
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Ok, done. :D
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Typo:
... rated 7/10 or higher ...
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Looks like a type'o'swallowing types. Gotta check my keyboard, happens too often. Thank you, Jessica. :)

I corrected it. :)
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*bump*
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What a great idea! I don't know how I missed seeing this before. 'Great poll. :)

The intro. is wonderful, too; 'very informative and interesting. May I suggest just a few minor edits? (They're below in bold.)

According to the German Wikipedia site, the first commercial cinematic presentation for an audience was 123 years ago on the first of November in 1895 a.d. on bioskop-format in the Berliner Wintergarten in Berlin, Germany.

Worldwide: Doc Brown lends you his DeLorean with a proper flux capacitor and two loads of plutonium to travel 100 years back in time to the year 1918, when movies were young, and then back.

What movie - as selected by the IMDb poll board users - rated 7/10 or higher with at least 10.000 votes - would you most likely show your fellow countrymen in past time to see their reactions and tell us later?

(By the way, I love that you have the actual question in bold. I do that too. I only took it out of bold here so that that little edit - and added dash - would be visible in bold.) Your English is really getting quite good. :) I'm envious, lol: you're fluent in at least two of the most useful and most difficult languages. That's impressive. 
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Thank you rubyfruit76. :)

You're so charming - you must be a wonderful teacher to your students. :)  I corrected the typos and the lost 'the'. I learned first by Dan, - later by watching my self taking polls - that much text is a bad chance to get votes. I for myself don't want to read to much, when I take a poll. Sometimes it's needed to write something more. But to have the main question in bold is good for users interest. So many can get their orientation faster.

I've put your suggestion to the list. My goal is to get 25 suggestions, but it doesn't seem to be that easy.

My English is getting better, but that's only the half truth. I'm getting better, but in real life I stumble more when it comes to say something real fluent face to face. Here at the internet, I can train very much, when you look at my replies and comments - they are nearly all edited, some of them up to 25 times, maybe more.

That's because at the internet, one can write, overthink, rethink, write it re-edited again, again, and again. But I learned today, that my English is getting better. I bought a few things at an Japanese supermarket and I was able to get what I wanted and what they had of it. It's funny that the Japanese people here often do speak better English than German. ;)

At the internet I have time to work out, what I mean. Write it down, add something, delete other things, and, and, and. ... That's good for learning, too. That's also a learning by doing process. Here at the internet I learned much more about english, than in my school-time.

Greetings. :)
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I thought I was the only one here. :D

I've learned English by watching films more than I did in school.
Only thing I remember about my school English period is that,
once my teacher describing me as once in a blue moon.  :P