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Old 01-29-06, 05:26 PM
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Going by most reponses in the this thread, you would think the only country to make movies in the 70's was the U.S.
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Not everyone likes or is interested in foreign films.
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A lot of good choices.
How about Three Days of the Condor?
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The Taking of Pelham 123
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Originally Posted by Coral
Going by most reponses in the this thread, you would think the only country to make movies in the 70's was the U.S.
Le Cercle Rouge and Scenes From a Marriage made my list. Even still, I feel quite confident in saying that the United States contributed far, far more great films during the 1970's than did the rest of the world. Coppola, Scorsese, Altman, Woody Allen, Bogdanovich, Mel Brooks...these guys were at or nearing the top of their game in the 70's. Plus, you had guys like Spielberg coming into their own and making some exciting stuff. Meanwhile, most of the renowned foreign filmmakers simply weren't at their best during that time. As such, American films dominated the decade.

There were some great foreign films in the 1970s, just as there are in every other decade. However, I have no problem with everybody's "best of the 70s" lists being dominated by American films. It's only honest.

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Originally Posted by gfoots
The Taking of Pelham 123


I'll add:

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Old 01-30-06, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by gfoots
The Taking of Pelham 123
That's one of my favorites. I was going to post that one and two other serious Walter Matthau flicks:

The Laughing Policeman
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Originally Posted by NatrlBornThrllr
Le Cercle Rouge and Scenes From a Marriage made my list. Even still, I feel quite confident in saying that the United States contributed far, far more great films during the 1970's than did the rest of the world. Coppola, Scorsese, Altman, Woody Allen, Bogdanovich, Mel Brooks...these guys were at or nearing the top of their game in the 70's. Plus, you had guys like Spielberg coming into their own and making some exciting stuff. Meanwhile, most of the renowned foreign filmmakers simply weren't at their best during that time. As such, American films dominated the decade.

There were some great foreign films in the 1970s, just as there are in every other decade. However, I have no problem with everybody's "best of the 70s" lists being dominated by American films. It's only honest.

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Not to mention some great performances from De Niro, Pacino, Nicholson, Hackman, Hoffman, and others. Some of those being their best ever. The 70s were just great all around. I'm not sure we'll see a better group of actors and directors hitting their peak like we saw in the 70s.
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The Godfather
The Godfather, Part 2
Rocky
Star Wars
Jaws
Superman
Slap Shot
Animal House

Everyone of these movies has aged very well, and comparing these to movies today shows the sad state of new movies.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Not to mention some great performances from De Niro, Pacino, Nicholson, Hackman, Hoffman, and others. Some of those being their best ever. The 70s were just great all around. I'm not sure we'll see a better group of actors and directors hitting their peak like we saw in the 70s.
Yeah, I don't know why I didn't even think to mention the actors. The guys you named go hand-in-hand with the directors I mentioned. One without the other doesn't add up to such a great film/decade of film. Their work together was what made for such consistant quality. Well put.

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