Best Film of 1977 (ongoing survey)

 
Old 05-24-02, 12:27 AM
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Best Film of 1977 (ongoing survey)

A quick note:
  • Some people are now saying it's before their time, so they haven't seen enough to vote... If you've seen even one film that you really liked from the year, and thus you consider it the best you've seen (even if it's the only one you've seen), go ahead and vote. Heck, I was born in '82, so yeah, it's before my time too, but I've still got a favorite from most years back at least through the 70s, even if I've just seen 2 or 3 from the year.

I know we've got polls like this all the time around here, but I figure this one will be a little more comprehensive and perhaps even informative.

This thread will be for your pick for best film released during 1977 (think Oscar considerations for what's eligible). I'm not making it a poll because whether you like it or not, that would influence some people's choice.

Results will be posted in this thread, and all subsequent threads for each year, and they will be ongoing... so you can still vote here even weeks after other year's polls have begun.

Please start your post with your #1 film from 1977 (try to limit it to one - after all, that's the point - two at the most (I'll split the vote)), and yes, discussions are more than welcome!

Current Leader -- Star Wars

All Years:
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 -- Fight Club*
1998 -- (currently) Saving Private Ryan
1997 -- (currently) Boogie Nights
1996 -- Fargo*
1995 -- (currently) Braveheart
1994 -- Pulp Fiction*
1993 -- Schindler's List*
1992 -- Unforgiven*
1991 -- Silence of the Lambs*
1990 -- Goodfellas*
1989 -- Do the Right Thing*
1988 -- Die Hard*
1987 -- Full Metal Jacket*
1986 -- (currently) Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1985 -- Back to the Future*
1984 -- (currently) Ghostbusters
1983 -- Return of the Jedi*
1982 -- (currently) Blade Runner
1981 -- Raiders of the Lost Ark*
1980 -- (currently) Empire Strikes Back
1979 -- Apocalypse Now*
1978 -- (currently) The Deer Hunter
1977 -- Star Wars*
1976

If you haven't voted on the previous years, feel free to go back and do so.

*Poll closed, winner declared.

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Old 05-24-02, 12:28 AM
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Not that we don't already know the winner, BUT my votes goes to...

1) Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 9/10
2) That Obscure Object of Desire

The only other '77 film I've seen is something about warring stars or something like that...

Ebert:
1) 3 Women
2) Providence
3) The Late Show
4) A Woman's Decision
5) Jail Bait
6) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
7) Aguirre: Wrath of God
8) Annie Hall
9) Sorcerer
10) Star Wars

Siskel:
1) Annie Hall
2) The Late Show
3) In the Realm of the Senses
4) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
5) Saturday Night Fever
6) Harlan County, U.S.A.
7) Star Wars
8) Oh, God!
9) Pumping Iron
10) Rolling Thunder

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Old 05-24-02, 12:44 AM
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1) Star Wars

Obviously.
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1) Star Wars

Obviously.
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Eraserhead

Eat THAT, Star Wars fans!
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Eraserhead
one more for Eraserhead
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Old 05-24-02, 01:39 AM
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I'm gonna have to go with That Obscure Object of Desire.
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Old 05-24-02, 01:42 AM
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I suppose Star Wars is a foregone conclusion.

It's a pity that other deserving films from that year won't be recognized. Films like Kingdom of the Spiders starring William Shatner, The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington with Adam West, and David Cronenberg's Rabid starring Marilyn Chambers. Great performances will go unnoticed. Like Evel Knievel portraying Evel Knievel in Viva Knievel!, or Muhammad Ali as Muhammad Ali in The Greatest. It's really sad to think that movies like The Car and Orca are long forgotten while some movie that had to play in theaters for over a year in order to gain a following gets all the glory.

So, just to buck the trend, I'm voting for Spielberg's Close Encounters, followed by Mel Brook's High Anxiety, and Hal Needham's Smokey and the Bandit.
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Star Wars

For better or worse, the impact of this movie is still felt 25 years later.
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Old 05-24-02, 03:45 AM
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Thanks monkey, how could I forget Annie Hall? I'd say a tie between these two.

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EASY choice.

Annie Hall
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Star Wars

For better or worse, the impact of this movie is still felt 25 years later.
What he said.
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Although I think Close Encounters was a more intelligent film, I'd have to go with Star Wars. Such a huge impact...
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A no brainer -- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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Very easy:

STAR WARS!
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Even though there are technically better films, Star Wars has it. It's impact is a cultural phenomenon.
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Another vote for That Obscure Object of Desire, even though I love Eraserhead and Annie Hall just as much.

Star Wars may have the "cultural impact" but it's not as good as those films by Bunuel, Lynch, and Allen. And frankly, Annie Hall has had its own cultural impact.

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Star Wars.. no question about it..
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Eraserhead

IMO, there is no other answer.
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