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Monday, 14 September 2015

A new top 200 movies (3)

Ah, the 1970s! conspiracy movies, the new Hollywood of Scorsese and Spielberg, Coppola, Altman and De Palma, and maybe the last great decade for European cinema ? A good year for sleazy trash too ...

1970s:

ALL THAT JAZZ / KLUTE / CHINATOWN / SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY / DON’T LOOK NOW / ZABRISKIE POINT / THE PASSENGER / BARRY LYNDON / 
AUTUMN SONATA / PADRE PADRONE / AMARCORD / FOX AND HIS FRIENDS / THE AMERICAN FRIEND / HAROLD AND MAUDE / MCCABE & MRS MILLER / NASHVILLE / THE LONG GOODBYE / L’INNOCENTE / LUDWIG / ROBIN AND MARIAN / THE CONFORMIST / SEVEN BEAUTIES / BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON / CABARET / CLOSE ENCOUNTERS ...
CRIES AND WHISPERS / INNOCENTS WITH DIRTY HANDS / TAXI DRIVER / OBSESSION / THE GODFATHER / GODFATHER II / ANNIE HALL / NETWORK / INTERIORS / NEW YORK NEW YORK / DAY FOR NIGHT / DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE / FELLINI CASANOVA / THE MUSIC LOVERS / DELIVERANCE / THREE DAYS OF THE CONDER /THE PARALLAX VIEW / HISTORY OF ADELE H / THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT / WHAT’S UP DOC? / YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN / THE STEPFORD WIVES / A BIGGER SPLASH / TIME AFTER TIME / A DELICATE BALANCE / ROYAL FLASH / SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE / THE THREE & FOUR MUSKETEERS / YANKS / DAYS OF HEAVEN / LIFE OF BRIAN / ALIEN / ANOTHER MAN ANOTHER CHANCE / THE MAGIC FLUTE  / APOCALYPSE NOW / TOMMY / THE LAST WALTZ / MEAN STREETS.

1970s trash classics:

DORIAN GRAY / GOODBYE GEMINI / ALL COPPERS ARE / SHORT NIGHT OF THE GLASS DOLLS / THE SQUEEZE / HENNESSEY / BRANNIGAN / THE LOVE MACHINE / VALENTINO / LISZTOMANIA / MY LOVER MY SON / BLUEBEARD / BLOODLINE / EARTHQUAKE / THE PASSAGE / WHATS THE MATTER WITH HELEN?

1980s:  The arrival of VHS (I got my first one in December 1979) changed how we viewed films, now we could own them! Little did we know those clunky cassettes would be obsolete a decade later as we all switched to those shiny disks ...

AMERICAN GIGOLO / RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK / BODY HEAT / THE ELEPHANT MAN / AMADEUS / DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN / HAIRSPRAY / MAURICE / PRICK UP YOUR EARS / DONA HERLINDA AND HER SON / THE DEAD / DEATHWATCH / WINGS OF DESIRE / LAW OF DESIRE / WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN / 
CINEMA PARADISO / FANNY AND ALEXANDER / QUARTET / A ROOM WITH A VIEW / RAGING BULL / THE SHINING / SCARFACE / ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA / BLADE RUNNER / E.T. / THEY ALL LAUGHED / STARDUST MEMORIES / HANNAH & HER SISTERS / RADIO DAYS / CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS / NIJINSKY.
80s Trash: PARTNERS / VENOM!

4 comments:

  1. Don't bitchslap me too hard, but too many titles here I would NEVER consider for a top 200 :(

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    1. These are not best films, but favourites I like, though some are best of course. Unlike you I cannot confine myself to just 10 items.

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