I saw each of mine in the cinema when they were released.
Honestly surprised I see so many people nominate horror films; love my horror but thought I would be in a minority.
I almost went with Suspiria for ‘77, that would’ve been another.
The Rocky Horror show gained a cult following at the Valhalla cinema, as it was played there at midnight on a Friday, for what seemed like years. People used to go regularly to see it every week, some dressed up in costume and make up. High camp entertainment. went one Friday night so see what the fuss was all about, that’s the only time l have seen the movie. The stage version was more impressive.
Pffft! Not surprised in the slightest.
When they do the 2000’s and 2010’s, it’ll be all fantasy and superheroes.
What? No Korean films!!!
So anyone own up to seeing Deepthroat or Deebie Does Dallas in a cinema.
They haven’t aged we’ll im guessing compared to what’s available now.
Not a fan of horror at all?
Not in the slightest. Saw a few in my 20’s. That’ll do me.
Same here. The closest l ever got to a horror movie was seeing Alien in a theatre. I went with a mate from work. Neither of us knew what to expect. It scared the daylights out of both of us, genuine fright. He refused to consider it science fiction as a result.
Okay. I’ve looked at filmsite.org for a list of films that are usually regarded as the best of each year. I’ve seen some but by no means all of them (eg I’ve never actually seen all of Jaws). What I’ve done below is list, for each year, my personal favourite film, and then others I like a lot. Sometimes I can’t split two or three as favourite, and in those cases I have put double or triple favourite.
Others: Patton, Gimme Shelter, Claire’s Knee, MASH
1971 (great year)
Favourite: Sunday ■■■■■■ Sunday, Klute
Others: Get Carter, McCabe and Mrs Miller, Two Lane Blacktop
Others: The Candidate, Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Godfather
1973 (great year)
Favourite: The Long Goodbye, The Day of the Jackal
Others: American Graffiti, Badlands, Day for Night, Don’t Look Now, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Save the Tiger, The Sting
Others: The Conversation
Others: Barry Lyndon, Night Moves, The Passenger, Dog Day Afternoon
Others: All the President’s Men, Taxi Driver
Favourite: Annie Hall, Saturday Night Fever
Others: 3 Women
Favourite: Days of Heaven
Others: Heaven Can Wait, The Last Waltz
1979 (great year)
Favourite: Alien, Nosferatu the Vampire
Others: Apocalypse Now, The China Syndrome, Kramer vs Kramer, The Marriage of Maria Braun
Nice to see Barry Lyndon get a mention.
I don’t understand the love for Barry Lyndon. To me, it’s an overbloated borefest.
l thought the same when l first saw it at first release in the cinema. As a result l have never revisited it. The Ryan O’Neill character in particular failed to interest/engage.
l get that the whole film was trying to be literary, as in reflect the literature of the time, but that didn’t stop me from almost falling asleep.
I put it in because it comes into my mind quite often. I thought it was boring when I saw it, but several scenes have stayed with me. I hesitated before mentioning it but decided I would.
I only watched it a few months ago (for the first time). I was really looking forward to it and watched the whole damned thing.
3 hours and six minutes of my life I will never get back
It was such a disappointment
l feel the same about when l went to watch it, only l paid to see it in a cinema.
Can’t believe I only just noticed these threads. Awesome idea for a thread!
71- French connection
72- the Poseidon adventure
74- towering inferno( juggernaut is very good too)
77- Star Wars
78-death on the Nile
79- alien( was incredibly hard not to pick Kramer v.s Kramer or Rocky 2)
Then try this one as well: