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PopGap #18: Movie Slot Machine Speed Round!

By dorrk, June 2nd 2016
The Movie Slot Machine Speed Round: 100 Minutes or Less!

May's Movie Slot Machine spit out over 33 hours of movies for me to cover, ending with the taxing six-hour Italian soap opera, The Best of Youth. Following that seemingly endless marathon, June has been declared the first inaugural "Speed Round." There is only one new rule added for a Speed Round: to qualify for selection this month, a single movie must not be longer than 100 minutes.

Movie Slot Machine Selections for June

Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Primer (2004)

Primer (2004)

Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965)

Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

Dir.: Jean-Luc Godard Anna Karina Trailer Amazon
In a Lonely Place (1950)

In a Lonely Place (1950)

Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Dir.: Ernst Lubitsch Masters of Cinema Trailer Amazon
Rome, Open City (1945)

Rome, Open City (1945)

Chungking Express (1994)

Chungking Express (1994)

Overlord (1975)

Overlord (1975)

The Killing of America (1981)

The Killing of America (1981)

Dir.: Sheldon Renan & Leonard Schrader Random pick from Watchlist Oldest 20 Trailer Amazon
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

Here are the lists that were picked for each of June's 12 slots, and my initial thoughts on each movie:

Trailers for May's Watchlist



The Top 20 Movies of All-Time

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#2: The Godfather (1972)

#2: The Godfather (1972)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#3: West Side Story (1961)

#3: West Side Story (1961)

Dir: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
#4: Manhattan (1979)

#4: Manhattan (1979)

Dir: Woody Allen
#5: The Graduate (1967)

#5: The Graduate (1967)

Dir: Mike Nichols
#6: Tootsie (1982)

#6: Tootsie (1982)

Dir: Sydney Pollack
#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Dir: Irvin Kershner
#9: Star Wars (1977)

#9: Star Wars (1977)

Dir: George Lucas
#10: The Exorcist (1973)

#10: The Exorcist (1973)

Dir: William Friedkin
#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Dir: Peter Jackson
#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

Dir: Martin Scorsese
#13: Annie Hall (1977)

#13: Annie Hall (1977)

Dir: Woody Allen
#14: Vertigo (1958)

#14: Vertigo (1958)

Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Dir: Steven Spielberg
#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Dir: Tobe Hooper
#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

Dir: Frank Capra
#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
#20: Zodiac (2007)

#20: Zodiac (2007)

Dir: David Fincher