Live Poll: IMDb Poll Board Users' Top 10 All Time Classic Movies

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Intro:

The poll board users have chosen their most beloved all time classic movies. They all have reasons for picking their special candidate from 1960s and earlier. Which user's pick would you agree the most? Tell us about your favorites here.

Rules:

It got to be made in the 1960s or earlier. Only 10 per user. There has to be a reason for picking the personal #1 of every user. Please state why you would your #1 as #1. I'll take your statement 1:1 to the list, except the staff has reasons why I should not take it on the list, or if it's offensive or something like that. Please give me the tt-numbers of the movies to put them on the list.

Link:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097362665/

Poll:

https://www.imdb.com/poll/tCR9ErOTg10/
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Hey Breu, I finally chose what film can go first and wrote an explanation for that movie:

  1. The Ox-Bow Incident
  2. Lawrence of Arabia
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird
  4. Rear Window
  5. On the Waterfront 
  6. Elevator to the Gallows
  7. Double Indemnity
  8. The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  9. Tokyo Story
  10. Bonnie and Clyde

 The Ox-Bow Incident
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This nominee for the Best Picture Oscar is one of the most compelling and potent morality tales I have ever come across in any medium, whether it be literature, television and streaming, film, or any other artistic genre. I don’t generally like Westerns but this one has the mood of film noir. This Western also has a humanity that many others miss and instead of glorifying violence and machismo, The Ox-Box Incident criticizes both. Several other common behaviors are put under this movie’s thoughtful lens, especially the topically relevant group-think. Anyone who watches this film becomes a student of sociology and social psychology while feeling only entertained, sobered, reflective, and deeply moved. The lessons in film are likewise several and thorough: The dialogue is engaging, the cinematography exquisite, and the acting is skilled and nuanced. Henry Fonda shines, bringing a passion to his performance that empowers the film as a whole. The Ox-Bow Incident showcases the best of the cinema of its time and is simultaneously ahead of its time. Indeed, time seems to stop when I view this film as I becomes completely emerged in this beautiful and dark, yet life-affirming, work of art. 

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Thank you ruby. That's a mass of text. The option would look a little overloaded with text. Would you mind shortening it a little? I think that an ideal form in that case would be 5 lines. Maybe you can pack it a little. That would be very kind of you. But it should still be your words, so I won't change it. Meanwhile
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... I did the changes. :D
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I'll revise it.

After I wrote it, I saw what others wrote and knew I'd cut a lot of what I wrote. I don't think there's much of a reason for an explanation when, with such brevity, everyone will say approximately the same thing and not enough of substance to be meaningful to the reader. Voters probably won't read them anyway, actually. I will nonetheless revise it down to something very short. I'd suggest moving what people wrote to be below the list of ten movies so that voters can look at a list without an 

Anyway, The Ox-Bow Incident is not my #1. I don't have one single favorite but, if I did, it probably wouldn't be this movie. I just placed it first because I was more easily able to write about it because it happened to be on TV last nights so I was able to watch it right before writing a blurb. 
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The Ox-Bow Incident:

One of the most sobering and potent morality tales in any medium, it has a humanity that many other Westerns miss and instead of glorifying violence and machismo, The Ox-Box Incident criticizes both. It is also a searing commentary on topically relevant group-think. Henry Fonda shines in this beautiful and dark, yet life-affirming, film.


Oh, and could you add that "the list is in no particular order."

Thanks. :)

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ruby:
Thank you. I'll put your shortened reason to the list. :D
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*bump*
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Thank you, Breu. : )
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Hi Breu,

Could you capitalize the "a" in "All in the title? 

Also, may I suggest a few small edits to the intro? (Below in bold)

The poll board users chose their most beloved all time classic movies. They all have given their reasons for picking their first candidates made before 1970. With which user's list would you agree the most?

'Well done poll, Breu. These kinds of polls are hard work. Bravo!

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ruby:
Thank you, I corrected it. I'm happy with this work, too.
But I think it'll be not catching that ammount of attention or simply votes, like my sub-icon suggestion would. But on the other hand that is just a personal feeling of me. I'm in suspense about how popular this one will get. Mixed feelings. ;)
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Anyway I'm lucky that so many of you found it interesting enough to give me your contributions. Nice. :D
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Anyway I'm lucky that so many of you found it interesting enough to give me your contributions. Nice. :D
I made my contribution in order to feed my ego, because I simply HAVE to tell people which films I like or dislike.
Hey, at least I'm honest. :-)
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Thank you! All who contributed. It's also your poll and I'm in best company. :D
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Many thanks from me as well, but as it is, there are two The Good, The Bad & The Ugly choices.

Also, my #8 favorite is not Der letzte Mann (1955), it's Der letzte Mann (1924). I should have mentioned the year. No big deal, just wanted to point it out.
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I'm sorry to hear that. That's why I asked for the tt-links in the rules. When you give me the tt-#'s then there will never be a mistake. It's very clear then. ;) I'll ask for a re-push. Maybe we can correct that. Example for a tt-link:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015064/

The tt-link would be [link=tt0015064], or simply the whole link up there. That's very usable, too. I guess that this movie I found is your suggestion. So I'll ask for a re-push.
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You don't need to, really, it's no matter of life or death. But you may need to remove one of the The good, The Bad & The Ugly choices, or join them into one, if that's possible. You may remove mine if necessary, I don't mind.
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No worries about a second 'The Good, The Bad & The Ugly'-option. I took this into consideration from beginning. I thought from beginning that this would be ok, because it's the personal decision of everybody himself / herself / * who wants to present his / her / * personal top ten. No matter which covers would be twice, third, fourth, etc. ...
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It's already done. The change to the 1924 movie is done. :D
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Congrats Breu!
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Thank you, NIA.
Also for contributing. I can't emphasize enough, that this poll only was able with all of the users who took part with their personal contributions . With free decision of the reason-line and all your wonderful top-10 suggestions. Thank you all for that. :D
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Ardan Tüzünsoy? You're new(ish) to the IMDb Polls. You cannot remove options once a poll is pushed into publication. It'd glitch out and likely kill the whole poll page.

Plus, people are supposed to be voting for the top 10 list (itself) not just the singular number one film on said list that happens to be the image of said respective voting option.
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Thank you. Done.