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theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies 1975

The Mirror  Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union #29

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles  Chantal Akerman, Belgium #96

The Traveling Players  Theo Angelopoulos, Greece #179

Salo, or the 100 Days of Sodom  Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy #202

Dersu Uzala  Akira Kurosawa, Soviet Union #445

India Song  Marguerite Duras, France #491

Xala  Ousmane Sembane, Senegal #649

Numero Deux  Jean-Luc Godard, France #787

Sholay  Ramesh Sippy, India #924

Jonathan Rosenbaum's top 1000 movies

Anatomie d'un rapport  Luc Mollet, France
India Song  Marguerite Duras, India
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai de Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles  Chantal Akerman, Belgium
Numero deux  Jean-Luc Godard, France

 

 

 

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Wrong Movement (1975) is another existential road picture by Wim Wenders.  Rudiger Vogler plays a writer who meets then travels with a trio of lost souls.  Hans Christian Blech, Hanna Schygulla and a very young Nastassja Kinski co-star.  Its lack of a conventional plot is actually one of its appealing features.

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1. Furtivos/Poachers. José Luis Borau. Spain. With Ovidi Montillor, Lola Gaos, Alicia Sánchez.

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2. Presagio/The Omen. Luis Alcoriza. Mexico. With David Reynoso, Lucha Villa, Erick del Castillo.

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3. Pasqualino Settebelleze/Seven Beauties. Lina Wertmüller. Italy. With Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler.

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4. Pim, Pam,Pum, ¡Fuego!/Fire!. Pedro Olea. Spain. With Concha Velasco, José María Flotats, Fernando Fernán Gómez.

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5.Más Negro que la Noche/Darker than Night. Carlos Enrique Taboada. Mexico. With Claudia Islas, Helena Rojo, Susana Dosamantes, Lucía Méndez.

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Battle of Chile - This documentary follows the last days of Salvador Allende as he was ousted from power by the US backed Pinochet. His funding for this film was frozen after Pinochet took power so he was funded in part to complete it with money from Chris Marker in France. This is a good, informative documentary that shows the unrest in the last days. The full trilogy has been on TCM before. 

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Le sexe qui parle - This film is a very dirty sex comedy/ adult film. In this film, a woman executive is unhappy with her married life. After sleeping with her husband she discovers that her "female part" has got a voice of its own and won't shut up even when in very uncomfortable situations. At the end of the film her husband catches whatever disease she has and his body part gets a voice of its own too! This film was remade in America as the English language film "Chatterbox!" This film is available on various sites online.

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1 hour ago, Gershwin fan said:

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Le sexe qui parle - This film is a very dirty sex comedy/ adult film. In this film, a woman executive is unhappy with her married life. After sleeping with her husband she discovers that her "female part" has got a voice of its own and won't shut up even when in very uncomfortable situations. At the end of the film her husband catches whatever disease she has and his body part gets a voice of its own too! This film was remade in America as the English language film "Chatterbox!" This film is available on various sites online.

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I have seen the 1977 remake Chatterbox!   When I was an assistant working in the cutting room we used to get all sorts of 35mm prints from the laboratory which was to be used as fill or spacing in the track lay of the magnetic sound.  A lot of it was porn which we would then run through the moviola at lunch time.  Chatterbox was so outrageous it has proved to be memorable.

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The 1975 winner of the Japan Blue Ribbon Award was …

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The Fossil (1975) Masaki Kobayashi, Japan

 

 

The 1975 winner of the Mainichi Film Award was …

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The Fossil (1975) Masaki Kobayashi, Japan

 
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I have seen the 1977 remake Chatterbox!   When I was an assistant working in the cutting room we used to get all sorts of 35mm prints from the laboratory which was to be used as fill or spacing in the track lay of the magnetic sound.  A lot of it was porn which we would then run through the moviola at lunch time.  Chatterbox was so outrageous it has proved to be memorable.

Yeah, this one is even more outrageous. Having it sing show tunes was an odd touch that was unfortunately not in the original. :lol: 

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Gina (1975) is an early dramatic feature by Canada's Denys Arcand.  Celine Lomez plays a stripper who hires some thugs to exact revenge on those that raped her.  It's a bit rough around the edges but Lomez is a good actress.

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Breaking With Old Ideas - standard film from China of this era. It is about a backwards village that the party tries to "revolutionize." It shows how they set up the apparatus in each area to get to the people. An interesting time capsule from China of this era.

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The Irony of Fate - a man and woman stumble upon one another on New Year's Eve. Love begins to bloom but it is tinged with sadness. This is one of those sentimental films. It was pretty meh but the acting and camerawork was decent. 

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A little motivation for my #1 picks of the past two weeks, both with a word for "freedom" in the original title:

In 1974 I picked The Phantom of Liberty (Le Fantôme de la Liberté) by Luis Buñuel. Heavily influenced by surrealism he used absurd events that could come out of a dream, like an ostrich or a postman walking through a bedroom. It's a string of interconnected stories, in which one secondary character in an episode always becomes the lead character in the next one. The title refers to the illusions of free will and eternal moral rules. There's a good deal of humour involved, like when a group of monks say their prayers just before an evening of drinking, smoking and dabauchery. 

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In 1975 my choice was Fox and His Friends (Faustrecht der Freiheit) by Reiner Werner Fassbinder. The director himself played Franz Biberkopf, a name borrowed from Berlin Alexanderplatz, which Fassbinder would later adapt to a miniseries. It's about a gay working class man who wins the lottery. A group of rich gay men all of a sudden becomes interested in him, but the question is whether they're not just after his money. Fassbinder played a surprisingly good role as the man who, in spite of winning a lot of money, seems doomed to be an eternal loser. 

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