Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekly Film Poll #3: The Results

This was our biggest (in terms of choices and in overall votes) poll yet.  You, the adoring public, were asked to name your favourite movie from the brothers Coen.  The following, based on a record 44 votes, are the results of that poll.

The Big Lebowski - 10 (22%)
Barton Fink - 8 (18%)
No Country For Old Men - 6 (13%)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - 6 (13%)
Miller's Crossing - 4 (9%)
Raising Arizona - 3 (6%)
Fargo - 2 (4%)
The Hudsucker Proxy - 2 (4%)
The Man Who Wasn't There - 2 (4%)
A Serious Man - 1 (2%)
Blood Simple - 0 (0%)
Burn After Reading - 0 (0%)
Intolerable Cruelty - 0 (0%)
The Ladykillers - 0 (0%)

I thought it would probably be a tight race between Lebowski and Fargo.  Well, I was half right.  It is really no surprise considering the cult following Lebowski has.  It ranks a mere seventh in my mind (No Country just beating out Barton Fink and Miller's Crossing for my top spot), but hey, what are ya gonna do?   I should probably take another look at Lebowski anyway (only having seen it once, when it first opened lo those many years ago).  Also not much of a surprise with the last two on the list, though I did think Burn and Blood would get at least a little love.

Anyway, I want to thank everyone who participated in this week's poll.  The stated goal was 50 votes though, so tell all your friends to vote next time (or if you have no friends than tell all your enemies instead).  Whatever the case, vote early and vote often (okay, you can only vote once per browser but hey...).
The poll is going on a break this week-end (since it ended up getting a late start last week due to NYFF obligations) and will return this coming Monday with a brand new topic.  See you then.  Excelsior!

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