Best Film of 1970 (ongoing survey)

Old 07-17-02, 11:37 PM
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Best Film of 1970 (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 1970 (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 1970 (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 -- Patton

All Years:
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 -- Fight Club*
1998 -- (currently) Rushmore
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 -- 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 -- Taxi Driver*
1975 -- Jaws*
1974 -- The Godfather: Part II*
1973 -- (currently) The Exorcist
1972 -- The Godfather*
1971 -- A Clockwork Orange*
1970 -- Patton*

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 07-17-02, 11:39 PM
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The Conformist (Il Conformista) gets my vote - the first #1 pick in another language for me.

[obligatory statement]PLEASE RELEASE IT ON DVD!!!![/obligatory statement]

1) Il Conformista - 9/10
2) Woodstock - 8/10
3) M*A*S*H - 6/10

I'd have the great documentary, Salesman, on my list as Siskel does, but I'm sticking with 1969 on the release date (this date's pretty up in the air).

1) My Night at Maud's
2) M*A*S*H
3) Women in Love
4) Five Easy Pieces
5) The Passion of Anna
6) Adalen 31
7) Salesman
8) Woodstock
9) Triolgy
10) The Wild Child

1) Five Easy Pieces
2) M*A*S*H
3) The Revolutionary
4) Patton
5) Woodstock
6) My Night at Maud's
7) Adalen 31
8) The Passion of Anna
9) The Wild Child
10) Fellini Satyricon

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#1. five easy pieces
02. women in love
03. the landlord
04. zabriskie point
05. love story
06. fellini satyricon
07. gimme shelter
08. mash
09. brewster mccloud
10. hi, mom

11. catch-22
12. patton
13. tristana
14. le boucher
15. husbands
16. I never sang for my father
17. little big man
18. joe
19. claire’s knee
20. diary of a mad housewife

of note:
bed & board
the bird with crystal plummage
bloody mama
the boys in the band
the confession
donkey skin
let it be
the out-of-towners
multiple maniacs
my night at maud’s
myra breckinridge
ned kelly
the red circle
trash (andy warhol)
tropic of cancer
the twelve chairs
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Fellini Satyricon
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Five Easy Pieces - i think?!

Fellini Satyricon was made and released 1969. US had to wait until 1970.

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Love Story

one of the few love stories that doesn't make me puke

Ali MacGraw was f'ing fantastic in this. Her attitude was great and feisty as hell.
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Catch-22 hands down. Of course Patton is going to win it. Nixon would be proud. *sniff*
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Are we going to do 2001 soon?

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Top ten:
1)Little Big Man
2)Five Easy Pieces
3)Tora! Tora! Tora!
5)House of Dark Shadows
8)Kelly's Heroes
9)The Cheyenne Social Club
10)The Aristocats

Bottom ten:
10)Taste the Blood of Dracula
8)Hercules in New York
7)Watermelon Man
6)C.C. and Company
5)Blood Mania
4)The Touch of Satan
2)The Owl and the Pussycat
1)On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Another list of movies from the same year:
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
The Boatniks
Carnival of Blood
Count Yorga, Vampire
Countess Dracula
The Dunwich Horror
Elvis: That's the Way It Is
The House That Dripped Blood
The Horror of Frankenstein
A Man Called Horse
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Rio Lobo
The Student Nurses
Where's Poppa?
Which Way to the Front?
The Wizard of Gore
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This seemed to be a year for war movies

#01 ~ Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) ~ Still much better than Pearl Harbor (2001)
#02 ~ Patton (1970)
#03 ~ Catch-22 (1970)
#04 ~ Ryan's Daughter (1970)
#05 ~ MASH (1970)
#06 ~ Kelly's Heroes (1970)
#07 ~ Five Easy Pieces (1970)
#08 ~ Little Big Man (1970)
#09 ~ Darling Lili (1970)
#10 ~ Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The (1970)

Honorable Mentions:
Rio Lobo (1970) ~ Best Western Of The Year
Dunwich Horror, The (1970) ~ Best Horror Of The Year
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) ~ Best Sci-Fi Of The Year
Horror of Frankenstein, The (1970)
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) ~ Best Z Movie Of The Year
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Good year for war movies...

1. M*A*S*H
2. Patton
3. Kelly's Heroes
4. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
5. Catch 22
6. Tora! Tora! Tora!
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I'd pick MASH, but the football game at the end doesn't age well.
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