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The Aussie Canuck 
"Australian, Canadian Drama Doctor."

Canada

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  00:12:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have seven reviews in the all-time Top 100 which I'm pretty fond of (it was eight but foxy bet me about five years back that I wouldn't Smithee a review in the Top 100: he lost the bet. *edit* - just checked, and the said review has dropped to #114. It was in the 40s when I deep-sixed it though), but many of my favourite reviews are for less prominent films ('The Last Emperor', 'Robocop') which might not be represented. With that said, sometimes you get surprised - I was astonished to see a fairly forgettable review I'd written be listed as an example on the FWFR Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Word_Film_Review) so maybe a few more will sneak through. I'd be stoked to see a few in, and I'll guess that I might see eight or ten (out of nearly nine thousand personal reviews that's not a great ratio!!): regardless, I'm just chuffed to see that the book is really happening. Well done Yuke and benj.

Edited by - The Aussie Canuck on 01/02/2010 00:13:58
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Josh the cat 
"ice wouldn't melt, you'd think ....."

East Yorkshire, England.

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  00:21:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AussieCanuck

I have seven reviews in the all-time Top 100 which I'm pretty fond of (it was eight but foxy bet me about five years back that I wouldn't Smithee a review in the Top 100: he lost the bet.



I had/have voted for that smitheed review if we are talking Frodo and the website and if I had written such a fantastic review I have to say I would never have given it away. Clearly you are a man of your word it is a great review to give away.

Josh the cat
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Salopian 
"Four ever Salopian"

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  02:54:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Yukon

This is bad news for one of my favorite reviews "Tense, intense. In tents." for Blair Witch Project

Thank goodness for that -- the single most over-rated review on the whole site!
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When compiling the book, I was avoiding reviews from Krugerbait -- they were brilliant, but I didn't think we'd get persmission.

That's weird -- Joss publicly changed his name to Kruegerbait (N.B. not Krugerbait) some time ago, well before the publication was confirmed, but recently enough to identify him as still an active F.W.F.R.er.

As for the prediction, for me my guess is 0.

Edited by - Salopian on 01/02/2010 02:58:10
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Sean 
"Necrosphenisciform anthropophagist."

New Zealand

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  05:16:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Salopian

As for the prediction, for me my guess is 0.

"Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shalll never be disappointed."

Having said that, I don't believe you honestly expect 0 unless you know something I don't (e.g., you haven't agreed to the terms or something).
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w18dheartlivie 
"Kitty Lover"

United States

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  05:51:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd venture a guess at 2 or 3. I hope they are the ones I'm most pleased with, in any case. Um... where I can read a copy of the new terms I agreed to?
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ChocolateLady 
"500 Chocolate Delights"

Israel

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  12:14:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by thefoxboy

I'll be happy with 10, ok may be 2.

Happy New Year to everyone, this is my first time back this year.



Welcome back and I'd be surprised if you didn't get at least 5.
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BiggerBoat 
"Pass me the harpoon"

London, UK

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  13:54:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What I WON'T be doing is going through the book with a fluorescent marker as soon as I receive it and highlighting my reviews with little annotations saying things like, 'not one of my better ones, but okay', 'a mere glimpse of my genius' and 'the original of this review was so close to the true name of God that I was scared that everyone who read it would be struck dumb at the wonder of such purity and goodness', before leaving the book open at these pages and steering guests towards it with a cattle prod and then humbly waving away their resultant adulation and cheering by mumbling about "mere bagatelles", before donning my smoking jacket, placing a cigggie in my cigarette holder and doing my best Noel Coward impression. No, won't be doing that.

I'm hoping for about 80 and a section dedicated to me.
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  15:35:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BiggerBoat


I'm hoping for about 80 and a section dedicated to me.



Gonna need a biggerbook.
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Beanmimo 
"August review site"

Ireland

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  17:14:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


My ego'd like a couple of hundred.

I'd settle for three and a half.
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rabid kazook 
"Pushing the antelope"

Posted - 02/02/2010 :  21:41:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If one does gets in, I hope it's not the one I stole from The Simpsons. Because cough... lawsuit...cough...



Edited by - rabid kazook on 02/02/2010 21:41:43
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GHcool 
"Forever a curious character."

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Posted - 03/02/2010 :  00:01:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow. I haven't been on the forum for a while and I saw the ad for the book! This is so cool!
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TitanPa 
"Up your nose..."

United States

Posted - 03/02/2010 :  04:38:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Id like to have at least 1. But realistically Id say 0. My reviews arnt even in the top 500. Im sad to say Im not the best FWiffer that I could be.

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Wheelz 
"Double Your Pleasure!"

United States

Posted - 03/02/2010 :  20:18:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Given my relatively scant output here, I'd be thrilled to see even one. (Though there are a handful I'm particularly proud of and probably fit the criteria for inclusion.)

Nevertheless, you can bet I'll be ordering a copy!



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demon18c 
"Cinemaniac"

United Kingdom

Posted - 03/02/2010 :  20:38:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TitanPa

Id like to have at least 1. But realistically Id say 0. My reviews arnt even in the top 500. Im sad to say Im not the best FWiffer that I could be.





I should think you'll be alright TitanPA - you've got plenty of 20+ reviews and currently over 220 top-rated reviews... I should think that'll get you at least 1!
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Yukon 
"Co-editor of FWFR book"

Kingston, Canada

Posted - 07/02/2010 :  00:52:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've said this before in another thread and I'll say it again here, just in case somebody hasn't seen the other threads.

Benj and I are trying our best to make sure the top reviewers and fourum regulars have at least one review in the book.

Some reviewers have a lot, some have a few. The good news -- everyone in this thread (except for Salopian) has at least one review in the book. (Assuming the book editors don't make any drastic changes, it should stay that way.)

Edited by - Yukon on 07/02/2010 01:00:05
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