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GoonSquad
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01 Oct 2014, 10:46 pm

'twas a good year for film...

I remember seeing these gems on a Saturday afternoon.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiPd7DcChZI[/youtube]

and my favorite movie of ALL TIME:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI--bNamHgo[/youtube]


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01 Oct 2014, 11:01 pm

Are we gonna do every year on this forum? :)

For anyone who needs help with this: 1973 in film.

Anyway, my favorites:

1. The Sting
2. Everything else. :)

In no particular order:

Coffy
Enter the Dragon
The Exorcist
Flesh for Frankenstein
Godzilla vs. Megalon
The Legend of Hell House
Mean Streets
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
Scream, Blacula, Scream
Serpico



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02 Oct 2014, 6:11 am

Badlands
High Plains Drifter
Mean Streets
Papillon
Robin Hood
Serpico


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02 Oct 2014, 7:47 am

The Sting was the biggest box office hit of 1973, and a movie I enjoyed because it featured my favorite actor at the time, Robert Shaw. And being a fan of horror movies, I found The Exorcist, the second highest grossing film of the year, quite interesting. I did watch Papillon, and although entertaining, I found the film lengthy and tiring to watch. I usually find James Bond films fun to watch, and Live and Let Die was a delight. An animated children's story, Charlotte's Web made it to film with the voices of Debbie Reynolds and Henry Gibson. The musical Godspell provided us with critically acclaimed songs as it made to the big screen. And I will never forget the brutal true story of an infamous sheriff in Walking Tall. And there was Jonathan Livingston Seagull. But perhaps my favorite film of 1973 was the movie Jesus Christ Superstar, of which I had the privilege of seeing Ted Neeley perform on stage as Jesus at a theatre near my home.


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02 Oct 2014, 10:22 pm

movies I watched back in the day, and stuck with me all these years-
"charley varrick" is a relatively little known low key crime drama, with grisly and brutal moments and a surprise at the end. I found it to be an uncommon pleasure to watch.
"breezy" was an absorbing time capsule look into the early 70s and a most unconventional love story. clint eastwood can be seen in a cameo.
"emperor of the north" was a flavorful bit of depression-era hardscrabble. nobody did rough and tough and rude better than lee marvin.
*I remember back in the day, watching "the exorcist" for the first time, the projectionist fell asleep and allowed the film spool to run out and the screen flashed blinding white, and I wasn't sure if that was part of the movie or not. then the film was interrupted again when somebody in the back rows got a heart attack and had to be hauled out.
*"executive action" was my first exposure to holes in the "magic bullet theory."
*"the last detail" gave my young 70s self a bad foretaste of military life.
*"Oklahoma crude" was my first exposure to the nasties of unrestrained capitalism.
*"serpico" was my first exposure to how nasty many cops could be.
*"soylent green" has stuck in my head all these years. we may head there yet.
*"walking tall" was my first exposure to how nasty people [in general] could be.



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06 Oct 2014, 10:20 am

^^^ Soylent Green too? 1973 really was an exceptional year for film....

here's another from that year. I didn't see it until few years later...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcL3eP0Hfy4[/youtube]


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08 Oct 2014, 8:24 am

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Paper Moon. Almost as good as the book and that's as much as one could ask for.


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16 Oct 2014, 9:20 pm

American Graffiti



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24 Nov 2014, 4:42 pm

KyleTheGhost wrote:
Badlands
High Plains Drifter
Mean Streets
Papillon
Robin Hood
Serpico


Enter the Dragon


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24 Nov 2014, 5:48 pm

Three Nuts for Cinderella.
The Wicker Man.



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24 Nov 2014, 6:19 pm

I quite liked "Westworld"
Even now I like to walk like the bad robot Yul Brynner played, really fast but in a way that your head and torso stay dead level and only your legs move.

People think I'am odd.



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27 Nov 2014, 3:06 am

GoonSquad wrote:
^^^ Soylent Green too? 1973 really was an exceptional year for film....




Soylent Green was interesting concept-wise, and better in many respects than Logan's Run, but I think it was a real clunker on the screen. Needed far more competent and inspired direction and script.



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27 Nov 2014, 3:07 am

that was Edward G. Robinson's last flick.



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27 Nov 2014, 3:23 am

Hmm...

'Badlands'
'Don't Look Now'
'Fantastic Planet'
'Heavy Traffic'
'Lady Snowblood'
'Mean Streets'
'Sisters'
'Theater of Blood'
'Thriller: A Cruel Picture'
'Torso'
'Walking Tall'
'Westworld'
'The Wicker Man'

Wow, probably the golden year for blaxploitation, too: 'The Mack', 'Coffy', 'Hell Up in Harlem', 'Cleopatra Jones', 'Black Caesar', 'Ganja & Hess'...all great flicks. 'Shaft in Africa' and 'Blackenstein'...not so much.



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04 Dec 2014, 10:20 am

Without a doubt American Graffiti is my favorite movie of 1973. I love the cars and the music of that time and I wish that a time where our cars looked that good and we can just go out for a cruise like that still existed.