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Re: 70's films

Post by SirClive » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:44 pm

Dog Day Afternoon is one of my all time faves. Shame it was up against One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest at the Oscars.
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Post by RetroAerosmith » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:39 am

"Duel" is a fave of mine from the 70s, a simple concept done well.
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Re: 70's films

Post by felgekarp » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:29 am

There's way too many to do a proper list but I'll at least mention
The Sting
Slapshot
Lord Of The Rings
Fantastic Planet
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Mean Machine
Drunken Master
Omega Man
What's Up, Doc?
Holiday On The Buses
Of course your mileage will vary on some of those.
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Re: 70's films

Post by joefish » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:47 am

There's a lot of tense courtroom/detective/crime stuff on that list, with only a few nods to more popular entertainment.
I grew up in the 80s and never got to go to the cinema, so all the films I saw were 70s ones on TV. Star Wars, Alien and Jaws are true greats off that list, but there's not a single Burt Reynolds comedy there and they were all glorious. Even Clint Eastwood got into the adventure-comedy genre in Any Which Way But Loose. I still love these films, although I see lousy ratings for them on the likes of IMDB. Some people just don't have a soul.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:15 am

There's a distinct lack of kid's movies too, with stuff like Robin Hood missing.
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Re: 70's films

Post by Megamixer » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:47 pm

Love the Clint Eastwood films from the 70's and his characters that just don't mess about.

Also really like the police/cop type of films from the era with the enormous, American cars squealing around the likes of New York and killing the Earth with their (surely) insane emissions :)
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Re: 70's films

Post by joefish » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:56 pm

Ooh, Watership Down, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Herbie Rides Again (ah, that classic 'old person vs. property developer' plotline), Scrooge (the Albert Finney musical, second only in greatness to the production starring Michael Caine, Bean Bunny, and assorted other comedically-voiced cinematic Muppets.
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Re: 70's films

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:16 pm

Duel - 1971
Westworld - 1973

love both these films

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Re: 70's films

Post by RetroAerosmith » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:49 pm

The live action bits of The water babies is worth showing the kids..the animated bits are alright too.
The Amazing Mr Blunden, ghost story with the late Diana Dors.
Id probably add The Boy From Space as a classic 70s story that kids need to watch.

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Re: 70's films

Post by theantmeister » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:13 am

RetroAerosmith wrote:The live action bits of The water babies is worth showing the kids..the animated bits are alright too.
The Amazing Mr Blunden, ghost story with the late Diana Dors.
Id probably add The Boy From Space as a classic 70s story that kids need to watch.
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Re: 70's films

Post by SirClive » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:51 am

HalcyonDaze00 wrote:Duel - 1971
Westworld - 1973

love both these films
Westworld tv series due later this year
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Re: 70's films

Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:18 am

SirClive wrote:
HalcyonDaze00 wrote:Duel - 1971
Westworld - 1973

love both these films
Westworld tv series due later this year

Tbh it astonishes me that no-one has remade this film as it has a great premise. Then again themepark-turns-bad, substituting cowboys for dinosaurs was done in Jurassic Park.
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Re: 70's films

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:28 am

Good topic!!

My favourite era. Off the top of my head - Godfather 1 and 2, Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Badlands, Jaws, Star Wars, Exorcist, Raging Bull (made in the 70s I think but released in 1980?), Close Encounters, Halloween...and on and on. Great films.

Ah - good list here http://letterboxd.com/paullyons/list/19 ... of-cinema/
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Re: 70's films

Post by MadManDan79 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:42 am

Plenty of classic horrors came out in the 70s: The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Deep Red, Halloween and so on...

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Re: 70's films

Post by Matt_B » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:51 am

paranoid marvin wrote:
SirClive wrote:
HalcyonDaze00 wrote:Duel - 1971
Westworld - 1973

love both these films
Westworld tv series due later this year

Tbh it astonishes me that no-one has remade this film as it has a great premise. Then again themepark-turns-bad, substituting cowboys for dinosaurs was done in Jurassic Park.
Michael Crichton created both Westworld and Jurassic Park, so I'd think that the parallels between the two are quite deliberate. A good chunk of his other work is basically disasters that happened because people messed with technology they didn't understood.

I'd be a bit dubious of the Westworld TV series though as, let's face it, it's Yul Brinner's performance as the gunslinger that totally makes the film; and you can see that in the forgettable sequel, Futureworld. Still, it's not without strong themes, so perhaps they can make something of it?

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