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TO ONLY LAWRENCE, what exactly are your personal top ten all-time favorite motion pictures by the way?

As I think I also told you over the yrs-used to be on these forums starting in 01 with a different handle & then approx. 250 posts) So I first still most important rank my files of everything cinema 1st & foremost,. still)

Started around 1979 at only age 15 also when THE GREAT TRACY became my #1 idol & hero &* fell IN LOVE with the movies, I wanted to know why the likes of CARSON=)by the way JOHNNY'S fav movie CASABLANCA), TOM SNYDER (REBECCA & again Spence was his hero & idol), , MERV GRIFFIN, MIKE DOUGLAS-(he really put the hook in me because & it was a given say as example HUMPHREY BOGART, CLARK GABLE, GARY COOPER & THE GREAT: SPENCER TRACY & in same order but with different stars of the Studio-System Era-(circa 1925-63) (approx. 35-38yrs it lasted.) Don't have to tell to folks the TRACY was his idol since childhood I reckon' do I  So, I immediately first at then young age why all these celebs & others called him that, or why KANE was constantly regarded as the finest ever produced & why GARB0 was constantly ranked as the greatest all-time actress, So I felt I should start studying them 1st & worked my was up to the present,etc & A QUESTION, IT IS IMPORTANT  HAS TO DO WITH YOUNGER SO CALLED MOVIEFANS-(that ok, not movie buffs) THAT ABOUT 95% OF THE TIME OR MORE SAY & WITHOUT PAUSE AN OLD CLASSIC OH, THAT WAS BEFORE MY TIME unquote? ESPECIALLY MILLENNIALS I AM RIGHT?  IN COMEDY CINEMA WE WENT FROM>  CHAPLIN, KEATON, MARX BROS, STAN & OLLIE, W.C. FIELDS, THREE STOOGES. A & C  TO  KEVIN HART, PAULY SHORE, JACK BLACK & AVID SPADE     SAME GIOES WITH MUSIC   I know I sound like an old man, but it's true        WHAT HAPPENED?

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1970's number seen, by year:

  • 1970 - 169
  • 1971 - 193
  • 1972 - 196
  • 1973 - 198
  • 1974 - 181
  • 1975 - 154
  • 1976 - 162
  • 1977 - 154
  • 1978 - 172
  • 1979 - 156

Total - 1733

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Winners of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar that I have not seen:

  • Monsieur Vincent (1948)*
  • Sundays and Cybele (1962)
  • War and Peace (1968)
  • Black and White in Color (1976)
  • Madame Rosa (1977)
  • Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
  • Mephisto (1981)
  • To Begin Again (1982)
  • Dangerous Moves (1984)
  • The Official Story (1985)
  • The Assault (1986)
  • Journey of Hope (1990)
  • Mediterraneo (1991)
  • Belle Epoque (1993)
  • Burnt By the Sun (1994)
  • Antonia's Line (1995)
  • Kolya (1996)
  • Character (1997)
  • In a Better World (2010)
  • A Fantastic Woman (2017)

* Years listed are the year for which the films won, not necessarily the same year as their release.

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