In 2010 we added Livejournal’s 100 Best Russian Movies. At the time we thought it was a poll. Recently, it came to our attention that it is mostly a personal list - only 29 of the 100 films were voted on, and the other films were either selected by the blog author or suggested by readers (without a vote).
Click here for details about how the Livejournal list was made
- kermit73 posted a list of 80 films, which he created himself.
- Many people suggested changes to the list (which films to add or remove). Based on these suggestions, kermit73 made some changes. kermit73 decided on his own which changes to make.
a. 49/80 films were kept on the list, without a vote.
b. 14/80 films were removed, without a vote.
c. 17/80 films were voted on (7/17 made the final top 100).
d. 22 suggested films were added to the list, without a vote.
- kermit73 posted 7 polls, where people voted for their favorites in different categories. The 7 polls included 65 films in total (17 from the original list + 48 from suggestions).
a. 29/65 films got enough votes and made the final list (7 from the original list + 22 from suggestions).
- In summary, the final top 100 includes 49 films the original list (not voted on), 7 films from the original list (voted on), 22 films from suggestions (not voted on), and 22 films from suggestions (voted on).
One of our rules is that a personal list cannot be official, so we are considering replacing the Livejournal list with Empire Russia’s 100 Best Russian Films: Readers’ Choice, voted by readers of the Russian edition of Empire (a film magazine). As it was voted by the public, it provides a different perspective than the Russian Guild list, which was voted by critics.
But first we want to ask, how do you feel about this replacement?
Are there other Russian lists that we should consider?
Please explain your choice, because the decision will be based not only on votes, but also the discussion.