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Recommend some seventies movies please

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Given it's plot, it sure feels like a 1970s film.

 

Perhaps the idea that decades don't actually follow the ten year demarcation has some merit. ie- the 1960s, as we define that decade, didn't begin in 1960 but actually began in the wake of the JFK assassination in 1963.

 

Just a thought.

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(Apologies for any duplications of titles already cited.)

 

_Comedies_

 

*Where's Poppa?* (1970) - George Segal, Ruth Gordon

*Start The Revolution Without Me* (1970) - Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland

*Cold Turkey* (1971) - Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart

*Hearts Of The West* (1975) - Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin

*Oh, God!* (1977) - George Burns, John Denver

*I Wanna Hold Your Hand* (1978) - Nancy Allen, Wendie Sperber

*The In-Laws* (1979) - Peter Falk, Alan Arkin

 

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_Dramas_

 

*The Great White Hope* (1970) - James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander

*Airport* (1970) - Burt Lancaster, George Kennedy, Helen Hayes, more

*The Candidate* (1972) - Robert Redford, Melvyn Douglas

*Young Winston* (1972) - Simon Ward, Robert Shaw

*The Paper Chase* (1973) - Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman

*Breaking Away* (1979) - Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid

*Yanks* (1979) - Richard Gere, William Devane

 

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_Mystery Thrillers_

 

*Play Misty For Me* (1971) - Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter

*Get Carter* (1971) - Michael Caine

*Don't Look Now* (1973) - Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland

*The Conversation* (1974) - Gene Hackman

*Taking Of Pelham, One, Two, Three* (1974) - Robert Shaw, Walter Matthau

*The Seven-Percent Solution* (1976) - Nicol Williamson, Robert DuVall

*Magic* (1978) - Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret

*Time After Time* (1979) - Malcom McDowell, Mary Steenburgen

 

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> {quote:title=twinkeee wrote:}{quote}Body Heat

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> William Hurt, Kathleen Turner

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I love "Body Heat," too. But it also was released in 1981.

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Thriller:Profondo rosso

 

Comedy:The adventures of Sherlock Holmes' smarter brother/The world's greatest lover/Sleeper/Annie Hall/Manhattan

 

 

 

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A few more I like:

 

THE MOLLY MAGUIRES (1970)

LUCKY LADY (1975)

...TICK...TICK...TICK... (1970)

SOLDIER BLUE (1970)

WATERLOO (1970)

THE HINDENBURG (1975)

FULL CIRCLE retitled THE HAUNTING OF JULIA (1977)

W.C. FIELDS AND ME (1975)

HENNESSY (1975)

BLACK SUNDAY (1977)

EMPEROR OF THE NORTH (1973)

AUDREY ROSE (1977)

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THE HOSPITAL

SUMMER OF '42

THE NEW CENTURIONS

BLUE COLLAR

THE DAY OF THE JACKAL

 

Sepiatone

 

Edited by: Sepiatone on Apr 21, 2013 12:35 PM

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These may already have been mentioned but just in case:

 

Chinatown

The Man who would be King

 

both are excellent; hope that you enjoy them.

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I personally prefer films of the 30's-50's and always will, I think...but, there was something about the seventies where I think everyone had had enough time and distance to evaluate the films of the thirties through the fifties and realize how important they were.

 

So, my favorites of the seventies are the *period pieces/homages* to the first four decades of sound film:

 

 

What's Up Doc? (1971)

American Graffiti (1973)

The Long Goodbye (1973)

Chinatown (1974)

 

 

The Day of the Locust (1975)

Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

Murder on the Orient Express (1975)

Murder by Death (1976)

 

 

and then besides that, there's:

 

 

Scars of Dracula (1970)

The Night Digger (1971)

Harold and Maude (1971)

Juggernaut (1974)

Jaws (1975)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Network (1976)

American Raspberry (1977)

 

Edited by: AddisonDeWitless on Apr 22, 2013 10:21 AM

 

 

I think I messed up on some of these years.

 

Edited by: AddisonDeWitless on Apr 22, 2013 10:22 AM

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There's a member here( I won't mention names, mostly because I FORGOT who!) that feels ANY movie made after 1960 isn't worth watching.

 

THIS thread must be driving him NUTS!

 

Anyway, I now have a hankering to see most of the movies mentioned here. A lot of good 'uns were brought up.

 

Sepiatone

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NORTH DALLAS FORTY

 

 

 

BADLANDS

 

 

 

DAYS OF HEAVEN

 

 

 

FOUL PLAY

 

 

 

DOG DAY AFTERNOON

 

 

 

CHINATOWN

 

 

 

THE ONION FIELD

 

Edited by: kingrat on Apr 22, 2013 12:47 PM

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"Something For Everyone" (1970). Maybe the reason it isn't more well-known is that it seems to have originated from within the New York theater community, probably with East Coast backers. Who knows who controls the rights these days. Directed by Broadway titan Hal Prince, written by Hugh Wheeler, music by John Kander and starring Angela Lansbury, stiil riding the wave of her New York theater triumphs, with an early role by Michael York. It's a terrifiic black comedy set in the faux-fairy tale world of decaying European royalty. Great fun.

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1970

 

 

 

 

# The Confession

# Tora! Tora! Tora!

# The Conformist

# Five Easy Pieces

# The Red Circle

# Deep End

# Little Big Man

# The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

# The Ballad of Cable Hogue

# Woodstock

# The Go-Between

# Tristana

# Wanda

# Zabriskie Point

 

 

 

 

1971

 

 

 

 

# The Sorrow and the Pity *

# Death in Venice

# McCabe and Mrs. Miller

# Bananas

# Two English Girls

# King Lear

# The Last Picture Show

# A Clockwork Orange

# Murmur of the Heart

# Walkabout

# Land of Silence and Darkness

# Duel

# Get Carter

# Out 1: Noli me Tangere

# The Ceremony

# The Boy Friend

# Klute

# Four Nights of a Dreamer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972

 

 

 

 

# The Godfather

# The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

# Solaris

# Aguirre: # the Wrath of God

# Red Psalm

# Winter Soldier

# Cabaret

# Frenzy

# Avanti

# The Getaway

# Pink Flamingoes

# Tout va Bien

# The King of Marvin Gardens

# Chloe in the Afternoon

 

 

 

 

1973

 

 

 

 

# Cries and Whispers

# Badlands

# The Sting

# The Spirit of the Beehive

# The Mother and the ****

# O Lucky Man!

# Don’t look Now

# The Long Goodbye

# The Friends of Eddie Coyle

# The Mattei Affair

# The Day of the Jackal

# American Graffiti

# State of Siege

 

 

 

 

1974

 

 

 

 

# Murder on the Orient Express

# The Godfather, Part II

# Chinatown

# The Conversation

# Celine and Julie Go Boating

# A Woman under the Influence

# That’s Entertainment

# The Enigma of Kasper Hauser

# The Phantom of Liberty

# Scenes from a Marriage*

# Alice in the Cities

# Day for Night*

# Conversation Piece

# Fear Eats the Soul

# Arabian Knights

# Lacombe Lucien

# Lancelot du Lac

# California Split

# Thieves like Us

# Still Life

# Stavisky

# The Parallax View

# Electra my Love

 

 

 

 

1975

 

 

 

 

# Barry Lyndon

# The Mirror

# Love and Death

# Monty Python and the Holy Grail

# The Man who Would be King

# Jaws

# The Rocky Horror Picture Show

# Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

# Moses and Aron

# Nashville

# The Travelling Players

# Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom

# The Story of Adele H.

# The Passenger

# Fox and His Friends

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

 

 

# All the President’s Men

# That’s Entertainment, Part II

# Taxi Driver

# The Pink Panther Strikes Again

# The Tenant

# Cria Cuervos

# Fellini’s Casanova

# 1900

# Family Plot

# The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

# The Innocent

# Face to Face

# The Marquise of O

# Harlan County, USA.

# Edvard Munch

# Numero Deux

# A Slave of Love

 

 

 

 

1977

 

 

 

 

# Annie Hall

# Star Wars

# The Ascent

# Providence

# Killer of Sheep

# Hitler: A film from Germany

# A Grin Without a Cat

# The Devil, Probably

# Ceddo

# House

# Julia

# That Obscure Object of Desire

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

 

# Days of Heaven

# Death on the Nile

# The Lord of the Rings

# Watership Down

# The Tree of Wooden Clogs

# The Battle of Chile

# Autumn Sonata

# The Deer Hunter

# The Shout

# The Last Waltz

# The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith

 

 

 

 

1979

 

 

 

 

# Apocalypse Now

# Manhattan

# Monty Python’s Life of Brian

# Stalker

# Quadrophenia

# The Muppet Movie

# Being There

# Norma Rae

# Breaking Away

# Breaker Morant

# Vengeance is Mine

# The Human Factor

# The Black Stallion

 

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Even though I( and just about everyone else I knew) LOVED *Vanishing Point* , I never really understood why the buyer just didn't have the car shipped by train. He would have gotten it in ONE PIECE at least.

 

 

Sepiatone

 

 

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