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Thorough New Hollywood marathon. Need suggestions.
« on: April 13, 2010, 03:36:07 PM »
Inspired by the "recent" Filmspotting marathon, I decided to do it as it should be done.
These are the movies I've gotten hold of so far:

    Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows) (1959)
    bout de souffle (Breathless) (1960)
    Jules et Jim (1962)
    Bande part (1964)
    Blowup (1966)
    Chase, The (1966)
    Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    Graduate, The (1967)
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
    In the Heat of the Night (1967) MAYBE
    Faces (1968)
    Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    Targets (1968)
    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    Easy Rider (1969)
    Medium Cool (1969)
    Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    They Shoot Horses, Don't They (1969)
    Wild Bunch, The (1969)
    Five Easy Pieces (1970)
    Little Big Man (1970)
    MASH (1970)
    Patton (1970)
    Wanda (1970)
    Carnal Knowledge (1971)
    French Connection, The (1971)
    Glen and Randa (1971)
    Harold and Maude (1971)
    Klute (1971)
    Last Movie, The (1971)
    Last Picture Show, The (1971)
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
    THX 1138 (1971)
    Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
    Vanishing Point (1971)
    Cabaret (1972)
    Candidate, The (1972)
    Deliverance (1972)
    Fat City (1972)
    Godfather, The  (1972)
    American Graffiti (1973)
    Badlands (1973)
    Exorcist, The (1973)
    Last Detail, The (1973)
    Long Goodbye, The (1973)
    Mean Streets (1973)
    Paper Moon (1973)
    Sisters (1973)
    Chinatown (1974)
    Conversation, The (1974)
    Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
    Longest Yard, The (1974)
    Parallax View, The (1974)
    Thieves Like Us (1974)
    Sugarland Express, The (1974)
    Barry Lyndon (1975)
    Day of the Locust, The (1975)
    Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    Jaws (1975)
    Nashville (1975)
    Night Moves (1975)
    Shampoo (1975)
    Three Days of the Condor (1975)
    All the President's Men (1976)
    Carrie (1976)
    Network (1976)
    Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
    Rocky (1976)
    Taxi Driver (1976)
    Annie Hall (1977)
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
    Blue Collar (1978)
    Days of Heaven (1978)
    Deer Hunter, The (1978)
    Fingers (1978)
    The Deer Hunter (1978)
    Apocalypse Now (1979)
    Apocalypse Now Redux (1979)
    Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    Manhattan (1979)
    Raging Bull (1980)
    Shining, The (1980)
    They All Laughed (1981)

Have I missed an important one? Should some of the movies not be on the list? I put the French New Wave films on the list as an "origin story" and Jaws because of the impact it had on New Hollywood. Would add Star Wars too, but can't subject myself to that again..

I'm also looking for suggestions on books about New Hollywood. I've gotten "The Last Great American Picture Show" and "Scenes From A Revolution" (and "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls"..), but I'm looking for something a bit more.. complete.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Re: Thorough New Hollywood marathon. Need suggestions.
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 08:22:06 PM »
I'm not sure Kramer vs. Kramer belongs, unless you're just including all the Best Picture winners for reference.  In the Heat of the Night definitely belongs, in my opinion, especially if you're reading Scenes from a Revolution.  You might even want to give Dr. Doolittle a look, in that regard.

Films I've Seen and Recommend

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
Heaven's Gate
Hi, Mom! (instead of Sisters, for my money)
In Cold Blood

Film I Haven't Seen

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
A New Leaf
One from the Heart
The Wanderers

Other people like Point Blank more than I do.

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


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Re: Thorough New Hollywood marathon. Need suggestions.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 11:14:44 AM »
Thanks a lot for the recommendations, I'm adding all the mentioned movies to the list. I've read mostly bad things about Heaven's Gate but I'm putting it back in. =)

I haven't started reading Scenes from a Revolution yet. Other than The Last Great American Picture Show I've also began reading a book on Billy Wilder's movies and two on Kurosawa (reading as I'm going though their entire filmographies), so I'm saving it and Dr. Doolittle for once I'm done with this marathon.

I haven't actually seen Kramer vs Kramer (among many other movies on the list). I think I added it because it was in the New Hollywood Wikipedia article, which might not be a very reliable source. I'll keep it in either way as it is a pretty major movie I haven't seen yet.