TSR Movie Madness: Group A SF1: Shawshank Redemption VOne Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Poll: group A: Semi Final 1
1. The Shawshank Redemption (24)
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4. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Next (18)
42.86%
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Movie Madness is an event pitting 64 films against each other in a tournament where only one will triumph (to find out more, click here).
Who will progress to the next round? You decide.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Perhaps the most famous cinematic disappointment ever, The Shawshank Redemption made up for it's poor box office with a second wind on home release based almost solely on word of mouth, catapulting it to the top of many people's film lists. Spanning decades, the film looks at life in prison and a blossoming friendship between the prison's fixer and a man convinced of his own innocence.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Milos Forman's Oscar darling (it is tied with Silence of the Lambs and It Happened One Night for winning the five main Academy Awards), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest uses it's insane asylum as a backdrop for making powerful statements about the wider culture. With memorable characters and a powerful performance from Jack Nicholson, the film has retained its bite throughout the decades.

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Voted for the former as it's more famous.
Dislike both movies.
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Some people shouldn't be allowed to vote

Cuckoo's win of all five major Academy Awards is one of the few times they've got it right.
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As with American Beauty, I expect the better film to lose.
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I thought Shawshank would walk this. I voted One Flew... it's 6 all! :eek:

Kinda want Shawshank to win though because that's how I went for the guessing...
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(Original post by mikeyd85)
I thought Shawshank would walk this. I voted One Flew... it's 6 all! :eek:

Kinda want Shawshank to win though because that's how I went for the guessing...

I just tipped it slightly in the favour of Shawshank but imagine the upset if Shawshank went out now! :eek:

7-6 as it stands atm.
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Love both but I would go for The Shawshank Redemption
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Looks like Shawshank is sneaking into the lead with 16-11.

Shawshank is just one of those films I can watch over and over again. A true classic.
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Looks like Shawshank is sneaking into the lead with 16-11.

Shawshank is just one of those films I can watch over and over again. A true classic.
Up to 17-11. Looks like balance has been restored to the universe once again.

Shawshank is winning a best movie contest.

I've only ever watched Shawshank once but would like to watch again in future.
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Shawshank is undoubtedly a fine film, but it's auto-acceptance as "one of the greatest movies ever" does still baffle me.
It's good, very good even ... but it's not that good.
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(Original post by just a dad)
Shawshank is undoubtedly a fine film, but it's auto-acceptance as "one of the greatest movies ever" does still baffle me.
It's good, very good even ... but it's not that good.

Once a film gets up there everyone thinks it's a great film and it'll stay up there since people will know it's supposed to be great so vote for it by default.
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(Original post by just a dad)
Shawshank is undoubtedly a fine film, but it's auto-acceptance as "one of the greatest movies ever" does still baffle me.
It's good, very good even ... but it's not that good.
In total agreement on this one. Cuckoo's Nest is vastly superior imho. However I probably predicted Shawshank to win this one.
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In total agreement on this one. Cuckoo's Nest is vastly superior imho. However I probably predicted Shawshank to win this one.

Same. On one hand it'd be cool to see Shawshank go out but also i predicted it getting to the overall final.
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As with American Beauty, I expect the better film to lose.
(Original post by just a dad)
As with American Beauty, I expect the better film to lose.
Only 7 votes in it atm. Closer fight than i was expecting!
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Only 7 votes in it atm. Closer fight than i was expecting!
Yes, I agree. Although there is a slightly depressing inevitability about the outcome.
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