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Title: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 12, 2019, 05:35:23 AM
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It didn't begin easy.  In North America, film had hit a financial slump.  But creatively, film was already heading in the right direction, with a "new Hollywood" emerging in the late 60's with film finding success in an unlikely source in the meandering and introspective Easy Rider, a film about contemporary America.  From then on, a new young crop of directors emerged that shaped the decade with new types of filmmaking and new focuses and subjects for film.  With restriction in film related to sex, violence, profanity and previously taboo subjects lifting, film makers found more freedom to make different kinds of films than the eras previous.  Now, to a certain extent, each era is different than what came before but the 70's are still cited as possibly the most formative decade in film, along with the original Golden Age of Hollywood.

For one, it was both an era where the blockbuster was born, the idea of huge crowd-pleasing movies that film-goers were so excited about that people would line up around the block to see them.  At the same time, it was an era where, creatively, directors of huge Hollywood movies were inspired to be more daring.  Though no era was immune to cynicism or dark story telling, it's hard to imagine the previous generation having anti-hero protagonists like Travis Bickle or Alex DeLarge, horrifying monsters that the audience is invited to see the perspectives of.  But it wasn't all audacity, either.
It was about experimentation and presenting different kinds of ways to tell stories.  It was about films that dealt with moral ambiguity and attempts to deal with social issues in an emotionally honest way.  The world of the films no longer felt beholden to look polished or pretty and many films began to look grittier.  Even Star Wars, an optimistic fairy tale full of dazzling effects that was one of the pioneers of the modern blockbuster, took place in a lived-in world where even hover cars look like they've absorbed years of dust and grime.  This was especially prevalent in the big crime films of the era, where the cops weren't just clean cut do-gooders and became more complex.

Disenfranchisement also became a huge theme in cinema, with many of the heroes and antiheroes being outsiders or feeling apart from the values of the world they live in.  Many of the characters are tragic while others are success stories of an underdog finding their place in the world.  And some are a little more ambiguous, with no easy answers for the characters.

Many popular films of the era were new takes on a classic genre.  Sometimes it was simply taking said genre and using new forms of visual storytelling to make it feel new again, such as the new generation of noir and gangster pictures.  The industry began learning from the success of films like the Graduate and tried to make films that appealed to younger audiences (a strategy that didn't always work but lead to some interesting films).
Oh, horror came back in a big way this decade, too.  Hammer Studios had kept the genre alive in the 60s, but this was the introduction of horror movies that really had audiences talking and even making national news.  Interestingly, many of the films also preceded (and perhaps was responsible for) the Satanic Panic that would be big in the 70s and especially (in my mind) the 80s.

And that's just North American cinema.  There was a lot of fascinating stuff going on in this decade all over the world and I anticipate some amazing lists as a result.  Big classic, hidden gems, old favourites and hopefully some people will learn about, consider watching and even just revisiting beloved films of the era.  I hope you join in.

Here's the rules (and with the Hays Code gone, they are going to be freer than most).
Sweet Johnny's Baaaadaaaaassssssss Rules

If you need help, here's a list of lists of films from the 70s by year.
- 1970 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_in_film#Notable_films_released_in_1970
- 1971 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_in_film#Notable_films_released_in_1971
- 1972 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_in_film#Notable_films_released_in_1972
- 1973 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_in_film#Notable_films_released_in_1973
- 1974 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_in_film#Notable_films_released_in_1974
- 1975 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_in_film#Notable_films_released_in_1975
- 1976 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_in_film#Notable_films_released_in_1976
- 1977 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_in_film#Notable_films_released_in_1977
- 1978 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978_in_film#Notable_films_released_in_1978
- 1979 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_in_film#Notable_films_released_in_1979
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: George-2.0 on February 12, 2019, 06:06:33 AM
Seems like it's been a while since your last hosting gig, Johnny?

As I mentioned in the other thread, I'm mixing 5-star movies with Fun-star movies. I've cut my list down to 30, need to chop that down and then figure out the order.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: RVR II on February 12, 2019, 06:35:03 AM
Didn't think I was going to participate this time around but I managed to scrounge up a list..
Sent! 8)
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Pak-Man on February 12, 2019, 07:14:38 AM
Got mine in before the first post. The '70s just didn't turn out a lot of great movies in my wheelhouse (except, of course, for a couple of the best movies ever made), but there were a lot of great animated movies that decade, and a few cult (and not-so-cult) comedies that I happen to adore.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: stethacantus on February 12, 2019, 12:21:09 PM

I needed clarification on the accepted years before I could compile any list. As you remember from High School, decades actually begin on year one and end on year ten. So basically the 70s began on 1971 and ended in the final minutes of 1980. Of course, most popular culture would say the 70s began 1970 and ended 1979. This would be up to the LoC host which years were included. My problem is that a lot of my all time favorite films were released in 1980. So depending on which years the host decided would qualify would result in radically different lists.

Of course, my all time favorite film, Times Square, was released in 1980. As did Airplane, The Blues Brothers, Caddyshack, Fame, Raging Bull, The Shining, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Superman II, all of which would have been top contenders for my final 25 list. Not to mention that year also had The Idolmaker, The Jazz Singer, Little Darlings, My Bodyguard, One Trick Pony, Ordinary People, Used Cars and Xanadu, all which I liked a lot.

With 1980 films out of contention, I don't need to worry about cutting those films from my top 25. And 1970 has only two films I would consider putting on my top 25 list. ( Hint: both have Donald Sutherland in the cast. ) So in the immortal words of Bela Lugosi: "How fortunate. This simplifies everything."

Now all I have to do is either return home or find a work PC that doesn't block Yahoo, because I had already compiled a year by year list of my favorite 70s films that was color coded so the film's that I decided definitely would make my 25 list were in red, then tier 2 films in blue, and if there was still space on the list, tier 3 films in green. And unfortunately, my mobile device doesn't reproduce the Yahoo Mail text in color
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 12, 2019, 12:44:42 PM
As you remember from High School

That's very presumptive.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: ColeStratton on February 12, 2019, 12:54:56 PM
List submitted.

I think the 70-79 is good and we can save those 80's releases for another list? Which I would love to do sometime as the 80s are my wheelhouse.

I definitely went with a lot of personal favorites vs. "the best" films of the decade...
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Darth Geek on February 12, 2019, 01:10:44 PM
List submitted.

I think the 70-79 is good and we can save those 80's releases for another list? Which I would love to do sometime as the 80s are my wheelhouse.

We already did a Best Movies of the 80s list. I hosted it. It was LoC #66, back in 2012.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: linszoid on February 12, 2019, 01:25:23 PM
List submitted.

I think the 70-79 is good and we can save those 80's releases for another list? Which I would love to do sometime as the 80s are my wheelhouse.

I definitely went with a lot of personal favorites vs. "the best" films of the decade...

I hope somebody does an 80s list. I can't wait to watch the horse race between Space Mutiny and Hobgoblins
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: George-2.0 on February 12, 2019, 01:41:57 PM
Well son of a biscuit! Instead of cutting down to 25, I'm now up to 40! I found an unpublished "best of the 70s" list at Letterboxd that I apparently started working on a year ago, then forgot about.




Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 12, 2019, 02:12:44 PM
My list is submitted! Looking forward to the results! Might be all over the map for all I know.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 13, 2019, 06:02:37 AM
Compiled my list.  86 so far but basically this is a list of all non-mst3k movies I've seen so I expect to cull a bunch real quick.  Just want to give some of them a second thought before dismissing them outright, just in case.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 13, 2019, 11:41:55 AM
Compiled my list.  86 so far but basically this is a list of all non-mst3k movies I've seen so I expect to cull a bunch real quick.  Just want to give some of them a second thought before dismissing them outright, just in case.
86!? Holy crap.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 13, 2019, 12:34:09 PM
If it makes you feel better, it's now been carved down to a trim 71.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: George-2.0 on February 13, 2019, 01:14:06 PM
^ ;D

I didn't get that many because I'd think, "I love (such and such movie), but it realistically wont make the 25" so I didn't bother to add it.

I have it whittled to 25. All of my Best Picture winners from my blog were guaranteed a slot. Then I sprinkled in those I remember enjoying and watching over and over and over again back in the day.  I wanted to try and get at least one film in from directors and actors I admired at the time (and still do... but I was really trying to re-live the 70s in my mind. Tap into what was important to me then. And blend in what's important to me now)

I'm over explaining the process... sorry. But that was my mindset in building the 25. So it's done, but I'm going to wait a spell, make sure nothing else pops up, before I send it in.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: linszoid on February 13, 2019, 01:26:19 PM
Full length movies only.  Sorry, no shorts.

*Norman groan*
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 13, 2019, 02:43:31 PM
To be fair I wouldn't exactly consider myself a 70's film buff. I've only seen probably between 50-60 films from the 70's in my whole life. It was just a matter of going to IMDB and reminding myself what movies I've seen that came from the decade and how I'd personally rank them.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 13, 2019, 03:03:05 PM
I'd say that's actually a considerable number, especially for someone who doesn't consider themselves a film buff.  I think it's easier for people to miss out on older film these days if they aren't seeking them.  Netflix is one of the main sources of seeing films these days and their collection of classics tend to be a bit anemic (though there are some good ones.  I found Orsen Welles' the Stranger on Netflix.)
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: George-2.0 on February 13, 2019, 03:05:11 PM
Looking at my stats. Of what I can remember and marked, I've watched 990 films (excluding shorts) released in the 1970s.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 13, 2019, 03:09:29 PM
About 45% of those were Benji movies.  It was a wild decade.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: George-2.0 on February 13, 2019, 03:17:03 PM
You know, I've actually never seen Benji.

However, I did watch a lot from Charles B. Pierce

(Ahh, Lee Majors as a Viking... what sweet memories...)

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Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 13, 2019, 03:26:40 PM
He looks like a snazzier MC Bat Commander.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/superheroes/images/4/40/MC_Bat_Commander.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140902002332)
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 13, 2019, 03:31:49 PM
Compiled my list.  86 so far but basically this is a list of all non-mst3k movies I've seen so I expect to cull a bunch real quick.  Just want to give some of them a second thought before dismissing them outright, just in case.
86!? Holy crap.

Mine started at 173
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 13, 2019, 04:48:50 PM
I think I've seen a lot more movies from the 80's and 90's.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: CJones on February 13, 2019, 05:19:35 PM
I think I've seen a lot more movies from the 80's and 90's.

No joke. I was born in 1975, so I'm a child of the 80s. But I have about a dozen or so 70s films that are definitely on my list. I REALLY don't want to resort to looking stuff up and picking names I recognize. I did that for the Westerns List and regretted it.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 13, 2019, 05:52:21 PM
I think I've seen a lot more movies from the 80's and 90's.

No joke. I was born in 1975, so I'm a child of the 80s. But I have about a dozen or so 70s films that are definitely on my list. I REALLY don't want to resort to looking stuff up and picking names I recognize. I did that for the Westerns List and regretted it.

I was born in 1980.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: RVR II on February 13, 2019, 08:51:53 PM
I think I've seen a lot more movies from the 80's and 90's.

No joke. I was born in 1975, so I'm a child of the 80s. But I have about a dozen or so 70s films that are definitely on my list. I REALLY don't want to resort to looking stuff up and picking names I recognize. I did that for the Westerns List and regretted it.

I was born in 1980.
You young whipper snappers, I was born in 1969 8)
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 13, 2019, 10:31:03 PM
I myself was born in 1978 and living in a very sheltered household severely limits your entertainment options. We had The Movie Channel, HBO and Showtime when we lived in Texas but when we moved to New Mexico in 1988, Mom and Dad must have thought it got to be too pricey or they were afraid I might try and watch something R-rated. Back in the days before internet you had some options when you have basic cable... mostly though all you can do is watch movies that have been edited for TV or rent something from Blockbuster. Again, that curtails your options when you're a kid and aren't allowed to rent anything R-rated. 
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: George-2.0 on February 13, 2019, 10:54:51 PM
Tell me I'm not the only one here who was a pre-teen to teenager in the 70s?



(and list is sent)
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: stethacantus on February 14, 2019, 07:21:33 AM
Tell me I'm not the only one here who was a pre-teen to teenager in the 70s?


I was pre-teen to teenager in the second half of the 70s. Which meant that I actually saw a lot of 70s films in the theaters on their initial release. And only one of those films made my 25 list. ( HINT: the original  title began and ended with the letter "S" ) Of course the first half of the 70s was G movies only, which were almost all just Disney. But hey, they were all timeless classics like The Castaway Cowboy and Island at the Top of the World.   In 1975 I was considered old enough to see PG films. But not Jaws, which I would not get to see until it's first television broadcast on ABC about four years later. They did let me see the Earthquake / Airport 75 re-release double feature, and when that didn't give me a nightmare, allowed me to see Logan's Run. I didn't tell my parents that Logan's Run had nudity, so they allowed me to see a lot of other PG films. Back then most theaters imposed the PG code. That meant if you were under 12, you were not allowed into a theater without an adult.  However, some theaters would allow kids in without an adult if the parents bought the tickets and said to the guy in the box office it was okay for their children to see the film.  So almost all of the PG films I saw without my parents. Also, while the theaters imposed the PG rule, they never actually asked children for proof of age. So if you were 10 and claimed you were 12, then they would sell you a ticket. The thing is,  12 and up were charged the adult price for a ticket. So you needed that extra 50ยข, and with the recession, most kids couldn't afford that extra half buck. A few of the films I saw on screen in the 70s came close to making my top 25. But most of them I saw for the first time, edited and pan/scan on network television two to five years after their theatrical run. There would be no home video until the mid 80s, and cable didn't show up where we live until 1989. So like most of you, the films on my list ended up being something I saw for the first time on the small screen as a DVD or Laserdisc release.


Different story with the 80s when I was old enough to see R films.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: ColeStratton on February 14, 2019, 10:52:31 AM
76, y'all. So thus my extreme love of all things 80s. I worked at an indie video store for like a decade so I've seen plenty of films from all decades, and the 70s really had a lot of great stuff so this list was pretty easy for me to put together.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Charles Castle on February 14, 2019, 01:54:26 PM
I am a child of 1975, but i spent a lot of time with 70's cinema on UHF stations and cable growing up. One of my local channels showed barely edited versions (some cursing was silenced, some wasn't. No violence was removed, but nudity was) of Taxi Driver and Dog Day Afternoon and many other films with strong adult content during the daytime on both Saturday and Sunday, until local churches bought most of that time to air their own pornographic weekly rituals to warp my fragile little mind.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: PsychoGoatee on February 14, 2019, 04:59:51 PM
You can tell we're all big film fans here at the rifftrax forum, you've probably seen that news link going around that says you're smart if you watch B-movies! So you know we're top tier film fans when we find the charm in the weird stuff on the sidelines as well.

I was born in the 80s, I've seen 140 movies from the 1970s at least. I was just going through letterboxd deleting some of the erroneous stuff from the imdb import. I love classic movies, film noir etc, but for me the number does taper off each decade earlier I go. It's fun having those stats, especially since I see imdb removed the button to sort your movie ratings by release date on their web site.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: F-Zero on February 14, 2019, 09:01:14 PM
Me discovering The Ninth Configuration was made in 1980

(https://media.giphy.com/media/2mG3TDbUTFY5UznyjS/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 16, 2019, 11:40:23 AM
My list is in.

Wasn't has hard as I thought to sort them, ended up with about 40 on my big list.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 18, 2019, 01:59:31 AM
OK, finally decided to lock it in. I'm likely to be the only list missing a few big movies, my 26-28 were some really big ones.

But, no regrats
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 18, 2019, 05:14:50 AM
Up to 8 lists (not including mine, which is almost done).  Hoping for even more by Friday!
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: George-2.0 on February 18, 2019, 06:48:31 AM
Hopefully we'll hit the 10 list mark.  The more the merrier.

OK, finally decided to lock it in. I'm likely to be the only list missing a few big movies, my 26-28 were some really big ones.

But, no regrats

I think we're all going to be forced to leave off some big name titles. I know I have a few, and at least 1 where I might be the only one who left it off... unless you left it off as well. Then there'll be two  ;)

About 45% of those were Benji movies.  It was a wild decade.

Last night I was looking around Netflix and, hey, there was Benji! So I clicked on it, watched it a spell before realizing that I had seen it before. I must have blocked it from my memory (it wasn't so hot). Lots of 60s TV stars from the U.S. in it.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: CJones on February 18, 2019, 07:38:02 AM
I have 25, but a few of them are mostly filler, so I'm still thinking about it.

Besides, I always wait until the last second to submit my list  8)

EDIT: Also, I'm astounded how many movies I thought were from the 70s, turned out to be from the 80s or 60s  >:(
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 18, 2019, 03:28:19 PM
EDIT: Also, I'm astounded how many movies I thought were from the 70s, turned out to be from the 80s or 60s  >:(

I had that problem too, but I'm always terrible at placing things in a timeline which is why I work strictly off of a list so I don't goof.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 18, 2019, 03:36:24 PM
I'm usually have no problem with it.  The films I don't get right usually are the cheeseball MST3k/riffttrax fare.  FRANKENSTEIN ISLAND CAME OUT IN 1981, SOMEHOW!?
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: F-Zero on February 18, 2019, 11:58:28 PM
My list is in. It's very seventies. None of the movies have aged particularly well. They all belong rotting back in that ugly decade but I still love them. The extensive wiki lists of 70s movies sure brought up a few pleasant surprises. As they say, I was there so I don't remember any of it.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 19, 2019, 12:37:06 PM
Probably 1/4 of my list can be found on IMDB's top 250. Yes I know, just call me Mister Conformist.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: PsychoGoatee on February 19, 2019, 02:20:00 PM
Speaking of IMDb, some of the well known classic movies I noticed only had 20,000 something user ratings on IMDb, less ratings than say Battle Angel that came out last week. Random note, I wonder how much you can tell about the popularity of a movie via the amount of ratings on IMDb for example, sometimes a seemingly obscure movie has a similar number of votes with a more well known movie etc. Maybe it skews towards whichever random demographics dig the hobby of rating every movie on IMDb, random ramble here. At the very least, I put a bit more stock in these random voters than the RottenTomatoes numbers, but overall everybody likes different stuff. I've been rating on IMDb forever myself.

Anyhoo, I just sent my list in, pumped for the countdown!
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: CJones on February 20, 2019, 12:05:27 PM
Me discovering The Ninth Configuration was made in 1980

(https://media.giphy.com/media/2mG3TDbUTFY5UznyjS/giphy.gif)

I was going through my list to confirm all the years, and I just discovered The Shining is from 1980. God dammit.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 20, 2019, 01:41:24 PM
If you're looking for a Stanley Kubrick movie from the 70's that was really good, I recommend
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
. Oh, and of course
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
.

Hey Johnny just out of curiosity how many lists have you received so far?
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 20, 2019, 01:50:03 PM
Making my list I realized it will be missing some of the big "hits", some I keep meaning to see and others I'm just not interested in, I'll mention them when they come up in the countdown.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 21, 2019, 06:16:03 AM
Reminder that the deadline is tomorrow.  Mostly.  I'll probably move it to Sunday, but I'd rather you get it in by Friday if possible.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: stethacantus on February 21, 2019, 02:43:44 PM
It's way too late to suggest this, but today at work we we're discussing 70s movies and someone brought up how it was a golden age for movie theme music and theme songs. This could have made a good sub list. Here is just a sample of what we came up with:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Pak-Man on February 21, 2019, 02:52:58 PM
Movie themes would make an awesome LoC by itself.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 21, 2019, 03:16:51 PM
You're probably right but I'm not sure who would want to host that list. I mean I'd totally vote for it.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 21, 2019, 03:55:43 PM
It's way too late to suggest this, but today at work we we're discussing 70s movies and someone brought up how it was a golden age for movie theme music and theme songs. This could have made a good sub list. Here is just a sample of what we came up with:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Well, it's too late for voting but there's no reason we can't point some out, especially if the movies win (and afterwards, when we can point out ones that didn't make it).

We did do film scores as a whole ages ago, but not specific themes.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 22, 2019, 05:39:58 AM
Up to 13!  OK, I'm extending this, officially, to Sunday, but the sooner you can get these in, the better for me!
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: linszoid on February 22, 2019, 12:39:32 PM
After doing my research for this list it seems that most popular movies in the 70s are pretty depressing.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: F-Zero on February 22, 2019, 01:12:36 PM
After doing my research for this list it seems that most popular movies in the 70s are pretty depressing.

Hahaha.  Sorry for laughing but that struck me funny.

If you can't stand the exploitation, get out of the 70s!
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 22, 2019, 04:15:16 PM
Frankly, I don't think it's the "exploitation movies".  A lot of the mainstream movies at the time were responding to America post-Watergate, Vietnam, the post-free love era and America in general so there's a lot of themes of disillusionment and disenfranchisement.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: CJones on February 22, 2019, 09:25:13 PM
Quick Update: It's past 12 midnight and I've been throwing up all day. I have a list of about 30, but it hasn't been ordered or edited. I'll try to get it done tomorrow.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 23, 2019, 05:10:17 AM
No worries.  Get well soon and take the time you need.  You have all weekend and usually the actual tabulation time means that there's a window in the few days after the deadline.  We currently have 13 lists and it looks like we'll be getting 15, at the very least!  Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Charles Castle on February 23, 2019, 12:39:05 PM
I am in. That was nearly impossible to pare down and rank.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 23, 2019, 03:20:32 PM
At this point I'd like to say... I rank as high as any in Rome!  ;D
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 24, 2019, 06:41:06 AM
Up to 15.  Hopefuly CJones will be feeling well enough to get his list in tonight or early this coming week.  A quick check makes me suspect we broke the 25 point 1 list barrier.  Yay!
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: George-2.0 on February 24, 2019, 10:40:47 AM
Up to 15.  Hopefuly CJones will be feeling well enough to get his list in tonight or early this coming week.  A quick check makes me suspect we broke the 25 point 1 list barrier.  Yay!

Cool, I like that. Westerns was the first LOC I hosted that did that (27 points was the entry point) and, while there were movies that were obviously going to make it (everything in the top 10), it did add some mystery, especially in the first 10 to 20 entries. We all needed at least one other voter to get an entry on the 50. And even that wasn't a guarantee (there were a couple that wound up on 3 lists, that didn't make the grade)
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 24, 2019, 12:49:50 PM
Well I'm glad we got at least 15 lists, that's pretty amazing. Just off-hand does anybody know the record for how many lists submitted? I'm asking because I'm too lazy to find out myself.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: George-2.0 on February 24, 2019, 02:53:18 PM
Well I'm glad we got at least 15 lists, that's pretty amazing. Just off-hand does anybody know the record for how many lists submitted? I'm asking because I'm too lazy to find out myself.

The first one I participated in had 24 lists (LoC #56, Fictional Crushes)

Edit: and a quick look at ones I thought might be popular... List of Crap #23: Top 50 MST3k Episodes, had 34 lists.

But that was just from a brief sampling. Don't know if its a record high.

Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: F-Zero on February 24, 2019, 03:22:38 PM
Frankly, I don't think it's the "exploitation movies".  A lot of the mainstream movies at the time were responding to America post-Watergate, Vietnam, the post-free love era and America in general so there's a lot of themes of disillusionment and disenfranchisement.

myeah, it was a barrel of laughs. Thank god for Cheech & Chong.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: George-2.0 on February 24, 2019, 04:12:51 PM
Hah! After my last post, I went back and looked at the first LoC I participated in (fictional crushes), and found a mistake!

Marcia Brady should have been ranked at the #25 slot with 43 points. Now D.B. Barnes misspelled her name, so maybe that's why Johnny missed it, as did I and everyone else back then. 7 years later and now it can be told - Marcia, Marcia, Marcia was robbed of her place in LoC history.

And before you say it, sorry can't fix a broken heart... or a nose

https://www.youtube.com/v/k04Wv0fydvU
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: CJones on February 24, 2019, 06:48:45 PM
Finally feeling better. List sent. Thanks for waiting  :)

So that should be at least 16 lists.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 25, 2019, 06:02:08 AM
16 indeed.  I suspect I won't be getting any more, but I will say that if someone wants to get another one in there, I'll be tabulating for a few days.  16 is a great number though.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 28, 2019, 10:51:35 AM
Tabulation complete.  I'm on vacation for a little bit, so we will begin on Tuesday!
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on February 28, 2019, 01:19:06 PM
Thank you for hosting this Johnny.  :D
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: linszoid on March 04, 2019, 01:48:27 PM
Dang, I forgot to put Blacula on my list!
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Russoguru on March 04, 2019, 08:11:45 PM
Dang, I forgot to put Blacula on my list!
But you did remember Blackenstein and The Blunchblack of Blotre Blame, right?
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 05, 2019, 05:29:40 AM
(https://frinkiac.com/gif/S16E02/40165/43293.gif?b64lines=)

Fun fact: Black Dracula is now a congressman.
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Pak-Man on March 05, 2019, 07:43:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/L-3YWDRPQQ4
Title: Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
Post by: Darth Geek on March 06, 2019, 09:16:14 AM
(https://frinkiac.com/gif/S16E02/40165/43293.gif?b64lines=)

Fun fact: Black Dracula is now a congressman.
You mean a blongressman?