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Sports Movies WADS. Do it.


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Sports Movies WADS. Do it.



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1. Godfather
2. Rocky
3. A Clockwork Orange
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
5. Life of Brian
6. The Jerk
7. Star Wars
8. The Sting
9. Patton
10. The Exorcist
11. Deliverance
12. All the Presidents Men
13. Dawn of the Dead
14. The Outlaw Josey Wells
15. Play it again Sam
16. Dirty Harry
17. Animal House
18. Halloween
19. The Longest Yard
20. Grease


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I remember the thread, just don't remember your post...


Ah. Ha.


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Steer her back to the rules on page one and ask her to make up her top 20. We need more female views on this. The 70's was a very violent decade for film. It would be nice to see if a woman appreciated all of these violent movies.

Just ask her to put Mama Tigah at the top.


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16. Duel

Is showing tonight at 7:30 Central on Encore Suspense.

Couple more non-70's programing notes.

TCM tonight

7:00 p.m. The Big Heat Film Noir from a director named Fritz (Lang)
Stars Glen Ford, Lee Marvin, Gloria Grahme, Jocelyn Brando and a bunch of other dames and tough guys.

8:45 p.m. Bullit Director: Peter Yates
Staring Steve McQeen, Jaqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Norman Fell, Robert Duvall
Known for the chase scene. McQueen drives a 68 Mustang Fastback and Vaughn drives a Dodge Charger.

Image: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OmA74awf5AM/TaPW0q889VI/AAAAAAAADlo/Sh1tbfMLTvg/s1600/Bullitt-car%2Bchase.jpg




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There does not seem to be as much variety of movies this time around. A lot of the same movies on most lists.


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I think it's because we're younger and the 70s canon is so established. It's just hard to break free of received wisdom on this one. I know I can't really do it. I spent my whole life being told how great these movies were, I never approached them as a tabula rosa.

Also, as you go back in time, its less likely we've SEEN obscure movies. Movies come out now and we all make our decisions on what to see. But to approach an older movie, its much more difficult to stumble upon things off the beaten track. You have to intend to see it.


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I was thinking that was a big part of it. Most of us grew up in the 80's and 90's and saw more of those movies. More recent movies get played on TV more often. The older movies that get re run are the great ones that are dominating this list. And it is a strong decade. There's less variation in the top 10-20 movies of the 70's than other decades on most lists I've seen.

I also wonder if they didn't just make more movies in later decades. The Studio system ended in the early 60's. I'd guess that's ultimately lead to more independent films? Just speculating on that or course, but overall i would think there are more movies being made now than 50's years ago.


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I appreciate 70's movies, just like earlier decades...60's/50's etc for their greatness, how good they are, well-made...and the like.

But I'm not emotionally invested in them like 80's movies.

Those are personal.

When you're growing up you connect the movies of the time to who you are and they mean more because they take you back to that time/place when you saw them in the theater as an experience.

Most every 70's movie people saw later on VHS on TV and it came from another generation.
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I think it's because we're younger and the 70s canon is so established. It's just hard to break free of received wisdom on this one.


I'm old and I didn't come up with anything off the wall. I saw all of these movies except for a couple in the theater like everyone else back then. Not too many people had VCR's until the 80's. When we got them and movies became available, they only made VHS movies of the most popular current films. I don't know when they started releasing older movies but it took a while to figure out there was a huge market for them.. Also no one really had cable until the mid-eighties. After cable people started recording the odd, little known, time killer movies off HBO.

If you didn't see it in the theater, you didn't see it.

If it wasn't really popular, I don't think they ever produced it on VCR.

ETA: There are more old movies out on DVD than there ever were on VCR.

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My favorite 1970s movies. My tastes are different than most, since I'm 56.

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Taxi Driver
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4. Life of Brian
5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
6. Dog Day Afternoon
7. Dirty Harry
8. Deliverance
9. The French Connection
10. MASH
11. Jaws
12. Blazing Saddles
13. Young Frankenstein
14. Duel
15. The Warriors
16. The Godfather
17. The Jerk
18. Kelly's Heroes
19. Up in Smoke
20. Saturday Night Fever

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If you want to exchange emails are something I'd be happy to continue the conversation though.


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Ok I know I missed the writers, I must go back and check.


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If you want to exchange emails are something I'd be happy to continue the conversation though.


Yup.

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Sent you an email.


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iwyLSUiwy
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Sorry it took so long. I have literally went crazy living in a basement Norman Bates style since the Bama loss. Devastated. I would blow up on somebody in every thread on the Rant if I click on it. Can't handle the Saban is the greatest coach of all time and Les is crap talks that are surely floating around like a turd 24/7. They were better than us for one quarter + a minute in a half. That clearly makes Saban 100X better than Les. Bama scored their second touchdown a few plays after the most aggreguious play of the game, a non holding call when their O Lineman horse collared Mingo to the ground on a swing pass to Yeldon when Mingo had the angle. Instead of 3rd and 30 from the 50 it's 1st and 10 from the 20. Ugh. And why Chavis decides to switch to PREVENT DEFENSE!!! blows my mind. There wasn't 40 seconds left when they had to go deep. Bama was probably like o sweet they're giving us 10 yards every play, I'll take it. 10 yds 10 yds 10yds 10yds Touchdown thank you have a nice day I'm A.J. McCarron I'm a douche so I'm going to cry now I have a freaking giant chest tattoo lol.

I've ranted on almost everything I wanted to say about the game and it's on the M/TV board. That felt good. Sorry I can't go to the Rant right now thank you for being so kind. Now on to my list.


Turns out the 70's wasn't that hard for me. There was not a lot of obscure movies I have watched like the 00's that I just assumed there would be. And because of this list I've realized I like the 60's a good bit more than the 70's. Thought the 70's is top heavy with some of the best movies ever. Though all the top 5 of all the decades are some of my all time favorites. So yeah.

1. Godfather
2. Godfather II
3. Chinatown
4. The Muppet Movie
5. The Outlaw Josey Wales
6. Star Wars
7. The Last Waltz
8. Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory DON'T HATE ON MY CHILDHOOD
9. Taxi Driver
10 Star Wars
11. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
12. Alien
13. Days of Heaven
14. Rocky
15. The Conversation
16. A Clockwork Orange
17. Grease DONT HATE ON MY CHILDHOOD
18. Jeremiah Johnson
19. Deliverance
20. Superman


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7. The Last Waltz




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iwyLSUiwy
I really like all of yours except for
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17. Grease

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DONT HATE ON MY CHILDHOOD
I guess understand. Put yourself in my place and you'll understand my thinking it sucked. I was 19 then.
Vinny Barbarneo had never been so un-cool


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