2006 Edendale Shortlist

The initial results of AJ Schnack’s annual Edendale Shortlist poll have been released. Over fifty writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers (including yours truly), and other cultural types submitted ballots.

The Edendale Shortlist Nominees…

Children of Men
The Departed
Little Miss Sunshine
Pan’s Labyrinth

Band of Horses – Everything All the Time
Cat Power – The Greatest
Joanna Newsom – Ys
TV on the Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain
Tom Waits – Orphans

As for my ballot, it consisted of five films that didn’t end up making the cut. Eh, what can I say? I went with my heart voting for some relatively obscure titles (at least compared with the films on the list above). No regrets.

I did contribute to the balloting for The Greatest. It’s not Cat Power’s greatest (that would be, for me, You Are Free), but it’s definitely a keeper.

ADDENDUM 2/3/07: I just got home from (finally) seeing Pan’s Labyrinth. This would have made it onto my ballot, easily, had I seen it in time.

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