Here are the ordered results of the balloting, complete with links to film clips.
(If you are a member, you don’t need to get the film clips from those storage locker sites. They are in the members’ page along with more than 50,000 others. Aesthete alone has done more than 5,000 film clips, and Defoe about 3,400!)
Although it takes me a long time to assemble the choices, create the thumbnails, create the poll page, create the film clips and assemble the results page, I have to say that it was fun to look back on 1998. I really enjoyed recalling some of those great scenes and seeing how you evaluated them. I usually have a lot of reservations about the results of our “real time” polls, but I felt that this one came out almost exactly the way I would have done it personally. (Although one commenter reminded me that Dangerous Beauty probably placed far too low. Fair point. I would not have placed it second, as he suggested, but probably would have pegged it for the #6 slot.)
Given that it seemed to be a pleasant experience for all of us, I’ll trudge along on 1997 as soon as I muster sufficient ambition.