This is @Rock8man’s Second World War March Madness.
Selection Status: Our Champion is Run Silent, Run Deep
For his Stooge selection this month, Rock8man has decided to psychedelically combine NCAA College Basketball March Madness and Second World War Films. All Eight films are in a seeded bracket. Each Bracket must receive one vote. The Winners of that round will then advance to the Final Four, and Finally the Championship!
Click here to Jump to the Championship and vote.
About Quarter To Three Movie Club
After some recent film discussions in various threads @ChristienMurawski and I started discussing what happened to Qt3 Movie Club and slowly decided that iwe really wanted to restart it and bring it back. We thought that if it was done as a fun game designed to maximize discussion and participation in Movie Club, it would keep everyone’s interest.
Here’s how it will work. Once a month, we’ll issue a call for nominations for a film. After a period of time, we’ll hold a vote via poll. Whatever film wins will be watched by a certain date. And then…well, we’ll review/comment/give impressions and discuss.
We’'re currently running with with 10 days for nominations/voting, 10 days to watch the film and 10 days of discussion. But its new, so we’ll be flexible. Semper Gumby!
One thing we wanted was a dedicated cadre of
useful idiots who would always provide reviews/comment/give impressions - The Three Stooges so @Rock8man joined us (I claim dibs on being the “Shemp” of the group). This would ensure maximum participation in all phases of Movie Club; even if you can’t find the time to write something up, you can still participate in the process, nominate and vote and later discuss, knowing that Four Stooges will dance to the tune of the Vox Populi. But we want as many members as possible to review/comment/give impressions on each film.
This isn’t really fair. Son of Saul is the best film here. It’s really not close.
There’s no cryng in basketball. And Lee Marvin will destroy Röhrig in the low post. Elbows and physical play. Old school.
So the theme is grandpa movies?
(And in this case, literally so - my grandpa was a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam… though the first one only technically, as he joined up towards the end of the war and we won before he actually saw combat.)
Wow, fantastic work Navaronegun. I can’t believe you combined WW2 and Basketball into a single image. Very cool.
I’ll be fine with any of these winning, so I’ll abstain from voting this month and just see where it leads.
I confess to casting votes randomly :O
Well, not so randomly, the text influenced me I think.
I’ve never heard of about half these movies, including Son of Saul, but as the latter is the only movie that’s not older than I am, it wins my vote by default.
It’s a bracket. Not an election. You have to vote for all or none. Odd vote totals will be disqualified-possible point shaving or other gambling scandals.
Well, good luck then. I’m out.
It’s the theme. Gotta respect it.
Clay fixed the polls everyone, but you’ll need to revote on Brackets 3 and 4.
Early Game Recaps from the Navaronegun Sports Network
Game 1 – The Kwais Assassinate the Eagle Landed’s 62-38
Somewhere in Burma, March 4, 4:15 PM Local Time . – They don’t call him Air Guiness for nothing. Sir Alec pulled off a triple-double and seemed to live above the rim and made Sutherland look like he’d just gotten out of the hospital. As well, Hawkins had a few long-range explosive shots, and Holden dazzled in the paint with moves that were so unpredictable, some people thought he might have had one too many. Lean’s expansive, panoramic Triangle Offense proves again that it can always get to the Championship. For the Eagle Landed’s, Hagman disappointed off the bench, and Duvall inexplicably went 0-8 at the line.
The Kwais will face the Game 4 winner in the Final Four on Thursday.
Game 2 – The Red Ones Slap the Pattons 50-46
El Guettar, Tunisia, March 4, 6:33 PM Local Time . – In an unbelievable upset, Fuller’s surprisingly hard-bitten youngsters worked wonders against the favored Pattons. Marvin held Scott in check all day, and Apprentice sensation Hamill made clutch shot after clutch shot, including the go-ahead score with 15 seconds left. The kid said after the game, “I just trusted my feelings”. If he keeps having feelings like that, they could go all the way.
The Red Ones will face the Game 3 winner in the Final Four on Thursday.
Late Game Recaps from the Navaronegun Sports Network
Game 3 – Run Silent, Shoot Deep! The Deeps Sink the Longest Day 56-45
Under the Pacific Ocean, No one knew what time it was, how can you tell? – This may be the last trip to the big dance for Zanuck and his aging team of all-time stars. The Duke couldn’t get it done in the paint, missing shots, and spent a lot more time on the bench then he’s used to. Buttons was hung up all day out beyond the three-point line and even a late appearance by the injured Fonda couldn’t spark the team. Lancaster and Gable couldn’t give a damn about the Days’ rep though they argued quite a bit on the court and during time outs. Coach Wise said he won’t address the issue again, Gable is the Captain of the Team, regardless of Lancaster’s status as top scorer. Warden also turned in a solid Double-Double at Guard.
Note - @Brooski and @ledshok voted for Run Silent, Run Deep, but their votes were accidentally nuked. This won the Day for that film.
Game 4 – The Dirty Dozen Beat the Sauls Back to Budapest 68-30.
A Château near Rennes in Brittany, March 4, Sometime After Dinner and Drinks . – Lee Marvin owns the low post. Röhrig fouled out in early in the second half but was dominated by the physical play inside long before his departure. The Sauls were left playing weak Euro small-ball and couldn’t buy a three-point shot, with Bronson, Cassavetes and Borgnine playing press defense on the outside. Brown seemed to run all game long. On a sad note, Savalas was ejected for a lascivious gesture on the court to the opposing cheerleaders. It’s still uncertain whether he’ll play on Thursday. Coach Aldrich said after the game, “We play to have fun out there, and it shows. But Savalas swears he’s found God, and that sort of thing won’t happen again”.
Aaargh, forgot to vote last time and now the bracket’s buggered.
You only could have sent Patton or The Longest Day into Overtime.
Only a few more hours left to vote! The games are about to end!
Late Game Recaps from the Navaronegun Sports Network
Game 1 – The Dozen Dust Up the Kwais 42 -30
Somewhere in Burma, March 7 , 6 :15 PM Local Time . –Sir Alec looked like a ghost of himself and seemed in a befuddled daze, and Holden passed out mysteriously in the 2nd Half. Aldrich’s team dominated with tough, physical defense in the paint, and Brown came through in the clutch with Marvin ordering everyone around on the court. On a sad note, Savalas was ejected again when he took offense with the way Hawkins was “looking at him” and cried “Praise Jesus!” as he pulled a knife on the unsuspecting player on the court. His teammates restrained him, but this was his second ejection and there is no word on whether he’ll play on Sunday.
Game 2 –The Deeps Torpedo The Red Ones 48 -33
Under the Pacific Ocean, No one knew what time it was, how can you tell? – The Hamill kid couldn’t get it done in the Final Four. In the Second Half, he suffered a severe hand injury, argued with his personal trainer (who told him “Play better, you must!”) and was escorted to the locker room, reportedly crying about his father. The Deeps got it done again, but Gable and Lancaster seemed to argue again on-court repeatedly, evidently about shot selection. We’ll see if they can keep the ship afloat for the big dance on Sunday.