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Best Movie of 1977

Old 12-17-08, 12:32 AM
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Best Movie of 1977

What's the best movie of 1977, or what movie do you consider your favorite?
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Old 12-17-08, 12:37 AM
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We all know "Star Wars" and "Annie Hall" will get the most numbers. But my personal favorite is "Close Encounters".
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Old 12-17-08, 12:51 AM
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People keep bringing up this movie, but I've never been able to find it on Netflix

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You left off the list the number 2 money maker of that year SMOKEY & THE BANDIT.
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I've never seen Star Wars, but even if I had, I'm sure I'd still cast my vote for Annie Hall.

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Star Wars all the way
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Old 12-17-08, 08:49 AM
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If Star Wars wasn't released that year, I might have voted for The Hobbit or Desperate Living.
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Tough to choose between Star Wars and Close Encounters. Love 'em both but I think Star Wars gets the nod.

I got a chuckle you included Suspiria on the list. While a big fan of the movie, I thought it would've been more appropriate to have Julia on the list.
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Old 12-17-08, 09:09 AM
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Eraserhead, narrowly over Killer of Sheep.
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Old 12-17-08, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
You left off the list the number 2 money maker of that year SMOKEY & THE BANDIT.
That would be my choice over the ones in the poll.
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Old 12-17-08, 09:35 AM
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Going with Star Wars. Even watching it today I am awestruck at it.
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Star Wars.
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Star Wars (Close Encounters... comes in 2nd)
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Old 12-17-08, 10:34 AM
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"Star Wars" might be the most important film of that year (because of introducing ILM and a whole new style of merchandising), but I have a hard time saying it's the best movie of any category. I don't think it's even the best "Star Wars" film (that's still "Empire") or the best George Lucas-directed film (still "American Graffiti").

"Smokey and the Bandit" really ought to have been on this ballot, as wm lopez noted, but I don't know that I'd have picked that as the year's best, either. Ultimately, I'm going with "The Spy Who Loved Me," because I saw it in a theater for the first time this year and while I already enjoyed it going into that screening, I came away from it even more impressed at how thoroughly enjoyable it is. Plus, it's amazing how much clearer the nudity in the main titles and Barbara Bach's shower scene are on a theater screen! (Important criteria in evaluating any film, if I do say so myself.)
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A few personal favorites of mine from that year are:

'Islands In The Stream' - One of my favorite George C Scott performances. That moment when he realizes why she's talking so much about the boy. There at the end. "I was learning so fast there at the end."

'Slap Shot' - If you don't love this movie there's something wrong with you.

'Rolling Thunder' - It's a good film.

I voted for 'Aguirre' in the poll because it's an amazing film.
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Of the films listed in the poll:

1. Annie Hall
2. Star Wars
3. Eraserhead
4. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
5. The Spy Who Loved Me
6. New York, New York
7. Saturday Night Fever
8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
9. Suspiria (I *loathe* this fucking movie more than words can say...)
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Smokey and the Bandit, no contest you sumbitches.

Now put your hands on the car and wait for someone to come along. And no touching yourself -- you can think about it ... just don't do it.
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Old 12-17-08, 11:33 AM
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Voted Eraserhead

Some others not mentioned:

That Obscure Object of Desire
Short Eyes
The Duellists
The Man Who Loved Women
Cross of Iron
Allegro non troppo
Looking for Mr. Goodbar
3 Women
Opening Night

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Old 12-17-08, 12:07 PM
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I voted Suspiria since it is one of my 3 favorite movies ever, The others being Halloween and Empire Strikes Back. Obviously I think Empire is the best of the SW movies, but my love for Star Wars is endless haha
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Aguirre came out in 1972, no?

And Eraserhead came in 1978, I believe.
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Old 12-17-08, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
We all know "Star Wars" and "Annie Hall" will get the most numbers. But my personal favorite is "Close Encounters".
That's what I voted for as well. Star Wars is a fun movie, but overrated. I've never seen Annie Hall. I really like Suspiria, but I have no idea why it's in this poll.
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Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
We all know "Star Wars" and "Annie Hall" will get the most numbers. But my personal favorite is "Close Encounters".
me too!
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