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on 27 Aug 2011 01:08

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The Cinephile's Top 20 Films of the 70's

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1. The Godfather (1972)
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People who added this item 1969  Average listal rating (1302 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
2. Halloween (1978)
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People who added this item 3820  Average listal rating (2459 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.8 
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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People who added this item 5319  Average listal rating (3399 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
4. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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People who added this item 5307  Average listal rating (3564 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
5. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
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People who added this item 2674  Average listal rating (1721 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
6. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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People who added this item 2375  Average listal rating (1557 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
7. Rocky (1976)
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People who added this item 1418  Average listal rating (972 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
8. Young Frankenstein (1974)
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People who added this item 3304  Average listal rating (1947 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
9. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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People who added this item 1828  Average listal rating (1072 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
10. Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 1721  Average listal rating (1074 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
11. The Deer Hunter (1978)
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People who added this item 3981  Average listal rating (2620 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
12. Jaws (1975)
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People who added this item 3728  Average listal rating (2284 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.1 
13. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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People who added this item 4056  Average listal rating (2495 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
14. Taxi Driver (1976)
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People who added this item 1497  Average listal rating (917 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
15. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
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People who added this item 123  Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.9 
16. Punishment Park (1971)
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People who added this item 766  Average listal rating (432 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
17. Straw Dogs (1971)
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18. The Omen (1976)
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19. The French Connection (1971)
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People who added this item 1181  Average listal rating (792 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
20. Rocky II (1979)
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My personal favorite films from the 1970's.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 2 8:03
Looks like your not quite done yet, but I can already see we have some very similar tastes. Check my list if you like!
http://www.listal.com/list/personal-favorites-decade-70s

I've yet to see The French Connection or Rocky II.
I didn't much care for A Clockwork Orange... which puts me firmly in the minority I know. But hey, I noticed you weren't wowed by The Shining, so meh. To each their own :)
Posted: 2 years, 12 months ago at Sep 4 4:17
Yes, indeed, I need to see some more of the "greats" from that decade. A Clockwork Orange I can see being hated by people, due to it's brutal and sadistic ways, that doesn't ever stop, lol. But, did you dislike it for a different reason?

The Shining just did nothing for me. I found it predictable, cheesy, and not even terrifying, for some reason or another. But, yeah your right, we all have different opinions, all good, :)

Oh, and The French Connection isn't particularly special, but it was quite good, especially if your into gritty and realistic cop dramas. Rocky II was inspiring, not quite like the first, but it was still very well made.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 10 8:56
Oh, I don't know. For one thing Kubrick is a taste I haven't fully acquired yet, if I'm honest. For another I felt that much of the satire present in the book didn't quite come off on screen. Instead it too often felt like a celebration of nihilism and the way the direction strong-arms the viewer into worshiping Alex as a hero was something that seemed irresponsible, or didn't sit right with me at any rate.

It's been about 7 years since I've seen it, so... it's possible I'd see it entirely differently if I watched it today.

Sounds as though there's no reason I wouldn't enjoy The French Connection from what you say. I should probably get on it.

Interesting that The Shining did nothing much at all for ya. I can certainly see how you'd find it predictable. For me it wasn't so much the actual 'happenings' on screen, so much as the tone and atmosphere that I found superb. I'll always love the music and sound editing I think as much as any other component. But I do enjoy the performances in the film a good deal, not just Jack Nicholson's but everyone's.

Anyhoo, cheers! And ha, if I'm way off base with Clockwork don't be afraid to set me straight. A friendly debate never hurt anyone, and I enjoy talking film about as much as I do watching it.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 11 1:14
Kubrick is indeed an acquired taste to say the least, ha ha. In Junior year I saw "2001" and had a hard time watching it, but I should definitely try again, knowing how much more I enjoy films these days, compared to years ago. About "A Clockwork Orange": It does embrace the negative, for the whole duration, and nothing good ever happens, and can be depressing at times. But I enjoyed the atmosphere that was presented. Very creepy, making me feel like there would be crazy things happening at every corner, which there is, ha ha. I wouldn't watch it that often, just because you have to be in a certain mood to really sit through it. The whole film was brilliant from my perspective, for many reasons, and it's difficult for me to exactly word it correctly.

"The Shining" had a very intense and creepy feel to it, and that's about the only thing I felt worked well in that film. Nicholson was great, no doubt about it. It was the other actors that bugged me. His wife I found to be a terrible actress, just overreacting far too much, and annoyed the crap out of me. Also, I could see what was going to happen from a mile away. Having said that, it's most definitely not a bad film, just not for me.

I love discussing and debating movies, so if your interested, let's do it, :) in a friendly manner of course, lol.

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