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Everything Sounds Beautiful in German

February 19, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes • Wiki Entry

We're creating the Incomparable Film Festival! Each day for a week, one of us will introduce five films (to be screened at an imaginary location not to be determined). To prevent duplication of selections, our seven participants will choose favorite films in a draft format. When all is said and done, 35 classic movies will be chosen by our panel of geeks. (Part 1 of 2.)

Special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, and Steve Lutz.

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Part one consists of the first two rounds of our draft. Part two, featuring rounds three through five, will appear next week.

Again, The Incomparable Film Festival does not exist. Though you can stage it in your home if you want. You could even invite us over to watch with you, but we're busy that day.

Below, in the show links, we are going to list all the picks from this episode. If you would like to be surprised by what's being picked, do not look!

If, on the other hand, you want to spoil yourself, or you've already listened, then go nuts.


  1. "Wings of Desire" (1987), Wim Wenders (Glenn)
  2. "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), Nicholas Meyer (Scott)
  3. "Alien" (1979), Ridley Scott (Steve)
  4. "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980), Irvin Kershner (John)
  5. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), Steven Spielberg (Dan)
  6. "The Rocketeer" (1991), Joe Johnston (Ren)
  7. "The Princess Bride" (1987), Rob Reiner (Jason)
  8. "Blade Runner" (1982), Ridley Scott (Glenn)
  9. "The Hudsucker Proxy" (1994), The Coen Brothers (Scott)
  10. "Caddyshack" (1980), Harold Ramis (Steve)
  11. "The Godfather" (1972), Francis Ford Coppola (John)
  12. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), George Roy Hill (Dan)
  13. "Metropolis" (1927), Fritz Lang (Ren)
  14. "This is Spinal Tap" (1984), Rob Reiner (Jason)