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70's films

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:50 pm

Alien has been on tonight, 1979 it was made! got me thinking just how good the 70's were for films, there was a rawness to them you very rarely see now what with all the CGI stuff etc, I always think 80's when I think of my favourite films, but thinking back and looking at this list:

http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/ ... #gallery-1

the 70's had some of the very best of all time.

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Post by Bluce_Ree » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:58 pm

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Post by pratty » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:52 am

Serpico is a good one.

It's on TV next Friday night/Saturday morning if anyone hasn't seen it. I was surprised that didn't make that list of 25, but then again I suppose there's a lot of competition.

Monty Python's Life of Brian deserves a mention too.
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There were several other classic Hong Hong/Chinese martial arts movies from the 70s too, like 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Jackie Chan's Drunken Master, and A Touch Of Zen.
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Post by nokgod » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:17 am

Can't believe Grease isn't in that list. It was the only film of that decade (apart from Star Wars) that i saw at the cinema more than once. :)
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Post by Katzkatz » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:25 am

pratty wrote:Serpico is a good one.

That's a great film featuring Al. I also love Dog Day Afternoon with him in it - and also directed by Sidney Lumet.

The 70s were truly a great time for films. The sort of second "Golden Era" of film-making in the US. There's loads more that you could put on to that list :-

Cabaret - From Bob Fosse. A novel musical.
Frenzy - Hitchcock's last masterpiece - and he returns home to the UK.
American Graffiti - George Lucas' best film.
M*A*S*H - Ignore the TV series, see this. It's how it should be - a proper black comedy set in the Korean War, but commenting on Vietnam, from Robert Altman.
Nashville - Another great film from Robert Altman.
Day of the Jackal - Great thriller from Fred Zinnemann.
Manhattan - Great drama comedy from Woody Allen.

The 70s were interesting times for films, the "movie brats"(Lucas, Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg, De Palma) got into making films - and they were allowed a lot of creative freedom. Meanwhile, you did have different people like Robert Altman turning up, and doing his quirky stuff. You also had older directors like Hitchcock, Zinnemann and Ingmar Bergman putting out some great stuff. As well, as Woody Allen turning up towards the end. I could have listed a lot more films. I'm sure other people have their favourites.

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Post by aztecca » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:28 am

The 70's had some ace films.Blazing saddles being my favourite.

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Post by The Beans » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:42 am

A lot of great films were made in the 70s.

But for me it's all tainted beyond repair by the sheer amount of Michael York and Doug McClure.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:39 pm


The Wanderers


Young Frankenstein

One of my favourite actors from the 70s was Gene Hackman - he had such a screen presence.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:21 pm

pratty wrote:Serpico is a good one
It is indeed. I would also suggest Dog Day Afternoon and The Panic In Needle Park for quality 70s Pacino movies.

My fav Birtish movie of the 70s has to be Get Carter
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Post by dste » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:38 pm

I thought that I hadn't seen that many films from the 70's but after reading the list I realised that I have and if I haven't I own the likes of The Coversation and The French Connection and plan on watching them eventually.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:21 am

ChinaTown is a great film
Star Wars is apparently alright.
Young Frankenstein
The Godfather
The Poseideon Adventure

I wish there was more coverage of stuff like this in mags, Empire just doesn't have enough for me :(

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:46 am

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Post by theantmeister » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:27 am

Wow, a lot of love for Young Frankenstein! Most of the people I know hate Mel Brooks' films with a passion, but I love them - especially Young Frankenstein.

When I think of 70's films I immediately think of The French Connection - that film just screams 70s to me. Back when New York was an interesting place to set a cop film - dark, gritty, crime ridden :lol:

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Post by The Beans » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:43 am

Checking out 70s films brought a minor surprise for me. Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 film. I always thought it was a mid-60s sort of thing. It's one of my favourite caper movies. One of those films I'll always watch if it's on telly.
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