Author Topic: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project  (Read 11381 times)

spoko

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2062
  • Hero of the Great Taco Syndicate
    • Bullet in the Brain
Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 03:46:55 PM »
Potential Discoveries/I Didn't (or Barely) Knew This Existed
Animals are Beautiful People

I just discovered this one too. Must see. This project is paying dividends already.

roujin

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 15423
  • it's all research
Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 04:23:05 PM »
Masterpieces

Phantom of the Paradise (De Palma)
The Mouth Agape (Pialat)
Blood for Dracula (Morrissey)
Lancelot Du Lac (Bresson)
A Man Asleep (Queysanne)
School of the Holy Beast (N. Suzuki)

+

A Woman Under the Influence (Cassavetes)

sdedalus

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 16567
  • I have a prestigious blog, sir!
    • The End of Cinema
Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012, 04:23:13 PM »
This is my current ranking of everything I've seen from 1974:

1974:

1. Celine and Julie Go Boating
2. Chinatown
3. The Godfather Part II
4. Gone in 60 Seconds
5. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
6. Lancelot du lac
7. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
8. Every Man for Himself and God Against All
9. That's Entertainment!
10. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
11. The Conversation
12. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
13. Five Shaolin Masters
14. Cartesius
15. Edvard Munch
16. The Parallax View
17. Murder on the Orient Express
18. Lenny
19. Herbie Rides Again
20. The Man with the Golden Gun

I'll have to spend some time going through this thread before I can rank a list of what I hope to watch.
The End of Cinema

Seattle Screen Scene

"He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?"

Bondo

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 20009
Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012, 04:51:02 PM »
1974 Retrospot Watch List

I will not get to many/most of these due to availability but this is what I'd like to watch along with some of the other stuff.

Female Directed
'Gator Bait (Beverly and Ferd Sebastian)
Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman (Jill Godmilow and Judy Collins)
Cafe Bar (Alison De Vere)
Deadly Weapons (Doris Wishman)
Double Agent 73 (Doris Wishman)
Getulio Vargas (Ana Carolina)
The Night Porter (Liliana Cavani)
The Single Girls (Beverly and Ferd Sebastian)
Swept Away (Lina Wertmuller)
All Screwed Up (Lina Wertmuller)
Die letzten Tage von Gomorrha (Helma Sanders-Brahms)
Woman of the Ganges (Marguerite Duras)
The Clamdigger's Daughter (Roberta Findlay)
Summer School Teachers (Barbara Peeters)
Old-Fashioned Woman (Martha Coolidge)
Film About a Woman Who… (Yvonne Rainer)
Tsarevich Prosha (Nadezhda Kosheverova)
Perma Mtashi (Liana Eliava)
Devadasu (Vijaya Nirmala)

Indian Film Award Winners
Rajnigandha
Ankur
Parinay
Kora Kagaz
Sonar Kella
Uttarayanam
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
Garm Hava

pixote

  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 32344
  • Up with generosity!
    • yet more inanities!
Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2012, 05:03:58 PM »
Exploitation/B Pictures/Oddities
Vampyres

This one looks to be 1975.

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

And 1973 for this one.

pixote
« Last Edit: July 20, 2012, 05:08:05 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

toro913

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 558
Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2012, 05:08:15 PM »
Exploitation/B Pictures/Oddities
Vampyres

This one looks to be 1975.

pixote

Thanks. I was going by criticker dates, so a few of these might not match IMDB.

pixote

  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 32344
  • Up with generosity!
    • yet more inanities!
Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2012, 05:16:47 PM »
QB VII

Made-for-TV movies are eligible but mini-series are not.

pixote
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

AAAutin

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4189
Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2012, 06:24:44 PM »
According to InstantWatcher, here are all the '74 films currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly:

Act of Vengeance
Amazing Grace
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Arabian Nights
Bamboo Gods and Iron Men
Bank Shot
The Bat People
Big Bad Mama
Busting
Butley
Caged Heat
Chinatown
Dead Cert
Deathdream
Demoniacs
Deranged
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
Dirty O'Neil
The Dove
Foxy Brown
The Front Page
The Girl from Petrovka
Going Places
Golden Needles
Grave of the Vampire
Harry and Tonto
How to Kill a Judge
Huckleberry Finn
Inserts
Janis
Juggernaut
Kidnap
Kiss Me, Killer
The Longest Yard
Luther
Madhouse
Melvin Purvis: G-Man
Mixed Company   
My Name Is Nobody
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
Nude for Satan
Once Upon a Scoundrel
The Perfume of the Lady in Black
Street Law
Sugar Hill
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Thieves Like Us
TNT Jackson
The Trial of Billy Jack
Weighed But Found Wanting
Wife to Be Sacrificed
Willie Dynamite

pixote

  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 32344
  • Up with generosity!
    • yet more inanities!
Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2012, 07:00:17 PM »
Some titles that haven't been mentioned:

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman - I've always wanted to see this. And I imagine that Cicely Tyson could be a contender in the Best Actress race.

Sandakan 8 - Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign-Language film; directed by Ken Kumai.

Shapoklyak - More Russian animation.

The Year Without a Santa Claus - Not the best Rankin/Bass film of the year by a long shot, but...

It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown - Peanuts!

The Miracle of Flight - A Terry Gilliam short.

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too - Oscar-nominated short by Wolfgang Reitherman.

The Happy Prince - Another animated short, this one featuring the voices of Christopher Plummer and Glynis Johns.

Janis - Golden Globe-nominated Joplin doc.

Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell - This series has always intrigued me.

The Castle of Sand - Awesome-sounding Japanese detective story.

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others - As seen in my Top 100.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - The third-best animated Christmas short of all time.

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! - Peanuts!

The Questor Tapes - Gene Roddenberry sci-fi tv movie.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Perhaps The Rescuers isn't the best animated feature film of the year after all.

Otpisani - "Careless lives of few Belgrade youths are shattered when Nazis occupy their town in 1941. Soon they join the resistance movement and their activities bring their names to Gestapo's termination list. This movie inspired the series that would get cult status in former Yugoslavia."

Romance with a Double Bass - A John Cleese short.

Reflections of Murder - John Badham directs a made-for-tv remake of Diabolique, with a sinister turn from Sam Waterson? Okay, I'm intrigued.

Almost Human - Umberto Lenzi crime film with reportedly good performances from Tomas Milan and (as the good guy!) 1957 fave Henry Silva.

Harmonica - Iranian drama. If it's available, I'd love to give it a look.

Aap Ki Kasam - Highly-regarded Bollywood film (or so I'm told).

Majboor - Hitchcockian Indian cinema, according to IMDb. Intriguing.

A Night at Karlstein - Czech musical comedy.

Bread and Chocolate - Italian comedy that got nominated for a lot of international awards.

Closed Mondays - Oscar-winning animated short.

And Now My Love - The screenplay by Claude Lelouch and Pierre Uytterhoeven earned an Oscar nomination.

Free to Be... You & Me - Emmy-winner for Outstanding Children's Special. Sounds ... scary, honestly.

Hunger - Oscar-nominated short from Canada.

Pastoral Hide and Seek - This one might have been mentioned already, but it sounds good enough to mention again.

More later...

pixote
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

MartinTeller

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 15541
  • martinteller.wordpress.com
    • my movie blog
Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2012, 07:03:30 PM »
Free to Be... You & Me - Emmy-winner for Outstanding Children's Special. Sounds ... scary, honestly.

This was a major part of my childhood.