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Napoleon
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I can't even conceive of thinking the 1970s were a bad decade for film.


Yeah, I'm going to say 1910's, If "Birth of a Nation" is the best movie of the period, then you are in trouble.

Lots of all time classics made in the 70's, don't know how the 2000's movies will hold up.






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Yeah, I'm going to say 1910's, If "Birth of a Nation" is the best movie of the period, then you are in trouble.


That period shouldn't even count considering the film industry was still in its infancy at that time.






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Napoleon
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That period shouldn't even count considering the film industry was still in its infancy at that time.
I totally was not being serious, unfortunately the sarc mark never caught on and tiger droppings doesn't support that alt+ code.

I would consider "The Jazz Singer" to be the first movie as we know them today, and that was 1927 I think.

Kind of amazing to see where the industry was in 1927, and how cool Wizard of Oz looked 12 years later. A huge leap in film.







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chinese58
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picture quality


My nephews wouldn't watch black and white movies before they were 11 or 12 years old. Is this kind of the way you are?

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Didn't the first two Godfathers, Apocalypse Now, and at least 2 of the original Star Wars movies come out in the 70s?


and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Chinatown, Jaws, Taxi Driver, Network, Rocky, Patton, Close Encounters, The Exorcist, American Graffiti, Blazing Saddles, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Deliverance, Young Frankenstein, The Last Picture Show, Dog Day Afternoon, Animal House, Alien, Marathon Man, The Last Detail, Dirty Harry, All the President's Men, The Deer Hunter, I could go on...











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Zamoro10
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Kind of amazing to see where the industry was in 1927, and how cool Wizard of Oz looked 12 years later. A huge leap in film.


Or better yet, Gone with the Wind.

Look at all the films immediately preceding Gone with the Wind...hell, look at the films 10 years AFTER Gone with the Wind.

Everyone talks today about the advancement or picture quality of Avatar...people in 1939 must have gone out of their minds...they had never seen a picture quality like that before.



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Napoleon
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I hate to say it..

But I have never seen that movie.

I finally got around to Casablanca and the African Queen last year.






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blueboy
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I would consider "The Jazz Singer" to be the first movie as we know them today, and that was 1927 I think.

You can't discount the silent era. It was a different art form then, but not less significant.






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Napoleon
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It was a different art form then, but not less significant.


Another thing about the silent era. The action stars of today have nothing of the action stars then.

Need to jump off a speeding car onto a train?
Ok well the actor had to do it, with no stunt double.

But after the "talkie" came out, it was hard to have a movie just set to music with caption cards.







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chinese58
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Casablanca


TCM and AMC Theaters are doing limited screenings of Casablanca. TCM

They started showing it on March 21st but it is still showing in some places. AMC Theaters







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blueboy
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why I rebuke you

Buster Keaton was indestructible.






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Lacour
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Nothing good has been released since 1977. You should know that from reading the posts on this board.





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moneybadger
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You people act like I said no good movies were ever made in the 70s.

I do think many of the examples are starkly overrated by baby boomer types, though. Which probably account for the vast majority of the responses in this thread. Should have known better.







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OMLandshark
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You people act like I said no good movies were ever made in the 70s.



No we're acting like you said it was the worst decade for movies, and in order to say something so incredibly stupid, you must not know jack shite about films. So we're going to ignore you.






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Zamoro10
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I do think many of the examples are starkly overrated by baby boomer types, though


Yep.

Godfather I and II, Jaws, Star Wars, Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver, Rocky, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Deer Hunter, Halloween, Dirty Harry, Grease, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Annie Hall...all our favorites as fans of movies...starkly overrated.
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Should have known better


Agreed.






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Sentrius
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moneybadger


We won't have to worry about him anymore guys.

I think he just got banned. He posted a thread over on the OT that had a nude woman in it. It was not porn, just nudity. Got whacked with the quickness.

And dude got fricking hammered in his own thread right here. Wow.






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I think trying to pick one whole decade means you basically have to knock out some really great films.





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chinese58
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Were you talking about the quality of the prints (grainy), shape (non-wide screen) or are you saying the plots & acting was terrible in the 70's?

If the latter is the case you are making, what are some example of great movies?






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LosLobos111
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quit while you're ahead pal





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Zamoro10
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I think trying to pick one whole decade means you basically have to knock out some really great films.


True...and people have different tastes...but when it comes to some general consensus...the 70's have such a high % of films that regularly appear in Top 100 lists.

For example: AFI's Top 100 has 20 films listed from the 70's - by comparison - the 80's has 8.

The 70's aren't really a decade you'd be close to picking as the worst.



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chinese58
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We won't have to worry about him anymore guys.

I think he just got banned


That sucks because I want to know his idea of a good movie.







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