Top 10 of the Decade: The 1970's - Page 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Zoo Station
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #31
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 06:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lancemc View Post
9 Americans though, and a Polish-directed Hollywood genre film. But it was a joke, and you're certainly right on all accounts.
It'll expand as I dive further outside of the US. Bunuel, Herzog, Oshima, Bertolucci, Antonioni, Fellini and Melville will get some plays in the future.
__________________

__________________
LMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 03:51 PM   #32
Blue Crack Addict
 
Lancemc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ba Sing Se
Posts: 17,665
Local Time: 08:32 PM
Oshiiiiiiiiima! Yes.
__________________

__________________
Lancemc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 04:08 PM   #33
Blue Crack Addict
 
Screwtape2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Omaha, Nebraska “With Screwtape on Kettle Drum and Wormwood on Harpsichord!”
Posts: 18,353
Local Time: 07:32 PM
1. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
2. Close Encounters of The Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
3. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)
4. Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
5. Fellini’s Casanova (Federico Fellini, 1976)
6. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
7. Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975)
8. The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)
9. That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Brunel, 1977)
10. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)

Nothing here needs much explanation. I agree with the comment earlier about this being the best decade for American film. It was probably the best decade for horror as well. One could make a very strong argument that it was the most visually interesting decade as well. I do not mean just in special effects but in set design, imagery and tone.
__________________
Screwtape2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 06:32 PM   #34
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
gump's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 7,927
Local Time: 07:32 PM
I'm very disappointed that Laz didn't list a certain 1973 film by Jean Eustache
__________________
gump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 07:44 PM   #35
Blue Crack Supplier
 
lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 38,005
Local Time: 04:32 PM
Nice.

I'm sure there are many who won't get that reference.

 
__________________
lazarus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 07:49 PM   #36
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 04:32 PM
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 08:20 PM   #37
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 06:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gump View Post
I'm very disappointed that Laz didn't list a certain 1973 film by Jean Eustache
Hah, although I am surprised that he didn't mention Last Tango in Paris.
__________________
LMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 03:33 AM   #38
Blue Crack Supplier
 
lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 38,005
Local Time: 04:32 PM
__________________
lazarus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 03:44 AM   #39
Blue Crack Supplier
 
lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 38,005
Local Time: 04:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Screwtape2 View Post
One could make a very strong argument that it was the most visually interesting decade as well. I do not mean just in special effects but in set design, imagery and tone.
When I think of what Vittorio Storaro alone did in the 70's it's astounding:

The Conformist
The Spider's Stratagem
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage
Last Tango in Paris
1900
Luna
Apocalypse Now

And of course you have standout work by Gordon Willis:

Klute
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
The Parallax View
All The President's Men
Annie Hall
Interiors
Manhattan

Also Vilmos Zsigmond:

McCabe & Mrs. Miller
The Hired Hand
Deliverance
The Long Goodbye
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Deer Hunter
Winter Kills

There is also insanely good work in the 70's from Nestor Almendros, Laszlo Kovacs, Conrad Hall, Haskell Wexler, and others.
__________________
lazarus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 12:14 PM   #40
Blue Crack Addict
 
GirlsAloudFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25,287
Local Time: 06:32 PM
__________________
GirlsAloudFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 12:43 PM   #41
Blue Crack Addict
 
Lancemc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ba Sing Se
Posts: 17,665
Local Time: 08:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Screwtape2 View Post
One could make a very strong argument that it was the most visually interesting decade as well. I do not mean just in special effects but in set design, imagery and tone.
I on the other hand think this is sort of an idiotic statement to make about any single decade or period in particular. You can make the same very strong argument about every other decade of film to date with an equally strong set of a hundred films and filmmakers as examples.
__________________
Lancemc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 12:59 PM   #42
Blue Crack Addict
 
GirlsAloudFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25,287
Local Time: 06:32 PM
Lance, your mother is a whore.
__________________
GirlsAloudFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 12:59 PM   #43
Blue Crack Addict
 
Lancemc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ba Sing Se
Posts: 17,665
Local Time: 08:32 PM
Live and Let Die is garbage.
__________________
Lancemc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 03:02 PM   #44
Blue Crack Addict
 
Screwtape2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Omaha, Nebraska “With Screwtape on Kettle Drum and Wormwood on Harpsichord!”
Posts: 18,353
Local Time: 07:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lancemc View Post
I on the other hand think this is sort of an idiotic statement to make about any single decade or period in particular. You can make the same very strong argument about every other decade of film to date with an equally strong set of a hundred films and filmmakers as examples.
Obviously it would all be subjective but I believe that a decade can standout above others when you observe the overall body of work. Equipment, people, ideas, style and just about every element of filmmaking has been altered in multiple ways. Without a consistency I think certain periods have a perfect storm of experienced filmmakers and production personnel along with creative young talent. The 1970's for me are an example of this.
__________________
Screwtape2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 03:47 PM   #45
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,808
Local Time: 04:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazarus View Post
Nice.

I'm sure there are many who won't get that reference.

 
Can we expect Bangs of New York?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lancemc View Post
Live and Let Die is garbage.
Oh yes. For Your Eyes Only is my favorite Roger Moore Bond flick, I think.
__________________

__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com