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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2012, 07:08:57 PM »
I will probably watch these on top of high rated things available at the library and the stuff I listed in my post that I can track down.

Caged Heat
Foxy Brown
The Front Page
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Thieves Like Us

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2012, 08:58:09 PM »
This is what I've seen with rankings from Criticker...

Tier 10 Films
The World at War        90
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three   88
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia    85
The Godfather: Part II    85
The Missiles of October    85


Tier 9 Films
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman   80
Blazing Saddles    80
Chinatown    80
Harry and Tonto   80
The Miracle of Flight    80


Tier 8 Films
The Execution of Private Slovik    78
The Longest Yard    78
Swept Away    77
Young Frankenstein    77


Tier 7 Films
California Split    74
Macon County Line    74
The Sugarland Express      74
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot    72


Tier 6 Films
Freebie and the Bean    69

Tier 5 Films
Homebodies    68
The Savage Is Loose   68
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre    68
Foxy Brown    66
The Front Page    66
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore   65
Death Wish    65
The Towering Inferno    65


Tier 4 Films
Mr. Majestyk    64
Lenny    62


Tier 3 Films
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry    60
The Trial of Billy Jack    60
Earthquake    58
The Lords of Flatbush   58
The Man with the Golden Gun   58


Tier 2 Films
Big Bad Mama   57
The Groove Tube      57
McQ    57
Airport 1975    54


Tier 1 Films
Daisy Miller    28


What I'm hoping to watch...

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul    
A Woman Under the Influence    
The Conversation    
Lacombe Lucien    
Phantom of Liberty    
Edvard Munch    
Hearts and Minds    
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser    
Celine and Julie Go Boating    
General Idi Amin Dada    
The Parallax View    
Animals Are Beautiful People    
The Odessa File    
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad    
The Cars That Ate Paris
Thriller: A Cruel Picture
Murder on the Orient Express
Zardoz
The Night Porter
Emmanuelle
The Yakuza
Black Christmas

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2012, 09:10:48 PM »
I don't care how low you rated Mr. Majestyk... I just like that you've experienced the unsurpassed jumping of pick-ups and 'sploding of watermelons it offers. :)



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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2012, 09:23:50 PM »
I don't care how low you rated Mr. Majestyk... I just like that you've experienced the unsurpassed jumping of pick-ups and 'sploding of watermelons it offers. :)

It's standard fare for a Bronson film. If you're a fan of his, have you ever watched Hard Times? I think it's his best role after The Mechanic.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2012, 10:30:17 PM »
The best short movie of the year is the 16 minute veritÚ short ...No Lies First video on that page. That's the one I hope more people will watch.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2012, 10:33:18 PM »
I don't care how low you rated Mr. Majestyk... I just like that you've experienced the unsurpassed jumping of pick-ups and 'sploding of watermelons it offers. :)

It's standard fare for a Bronson film. If you're a fan of his, have you ever watched Hard Times? I think it's his best role after The Mechanic.

I have not. The Mechanic I enjoyed alright. The Brosnan bits anyways. It's too bad Hard Times is 1975... so close!

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2012, 10:39:53 PM »
So...

F for Fake is really 1973?

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2012, 11:01:15 PM »
Pretty much the same list AAAutin posted, with a few additions.  Like this....

Mahavishnu Orchestra: Live at Montreux 1974-1984 1974 NR 2.9 Jean-Luc Ponty, Michael Walden, John McLaughlin, Bill Evans 220 minutes | play

Sheesh.  Mahavishnu Orchestra is okay, but nearly 4 hours of it sounds like overkill.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2012, 11:23:04 PM »
My top films from 1974 (currently):

Chinatown
A Woman Under the Influence
The Godfather Part II
Young Frankenstein
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!
The Missiles of October
The Front Page
The Conversation
The Year Without a Santa Claus
The Towering Inferno

What I Want to Watch:

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
The Phantom of Liberty
The Man with the Golden Gun
The Odessa File
The Parallax View
Luther
Harry and Tonto
California Split
Dark Star
For Pete's Sake (which may be a rewatch.  I think I saw it on TV in 1975.  I don't remember much)

Maybe:
The Murder on the Orient Express
QB VII
The Night Porter

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1974: The Discovery Project
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2012, 11:45:17 PM »
Updated my post with links to my reviews for those who are curious.  Most of the reviews are older and pretty bad, but maybe someone will find them useful.