1975: Movies Sorted By Tier

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  • Great

  • Bite The Bullet
  • Dersu Uzala
  • Farewell, My Lovely
  • Jaws
  • Love And Death
  • Monty Python And The Holy Grail
  • Nashville
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Three Days Of The Condor
  • Very Good

  • A Boy And His Dog
  • Deep Red
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • The Man Who Would Be King
  • Night Moves
  • Rancho Deluxe
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Roller Ball
  • Good

  • Barry Lyndon
  • Bugs Bunny Superstar
  • Day Of The Locust
  • The Eiger Sanction
  • The Four Musketeers
  • The Lost Honour Of Katherina Blum
  • **Interesting inditement of the police and press. Katherina shacks up with a terrorist and afterwards finds her life turned upside down with accusations and slander. The story is quite the angry damnation of the freedom of the press, probably a little too one-sided for my liking. Apparently it's an important film about the political climate of West Germany in the 70's, maybe that knowledge is important to fully appreciating the film. The stylized media-flagulation can be a bit opressive and narrow (which I suppose was the point) and ended up leaving this viewer with the cold shoulder. Yet when it remains focussed on the story of Miss Blum and her woes "Lost Honor" carries quite an impact. Due mostly to a powerhouse performance by Angela Winkler as Blum and the beautifully vibrant colors the film is inveloped in.
  • The Passenger
  • The Yakuza
  • Guilty Pleasures

  • Black Christmas
  • Death Race 2000
  • Return Of The Street Fighter
  • Shivers
  • The Street Fighter
  • Average

  • Adventure Of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother
  • The Drowning Pool
  • Lies My Father Told Me
  • The Romantic Englishwoman
  • Starsky And Hutch (TV)
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Dissapointing

  • Avalanche
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo
  • The French Connection II
  • Night Caller
  • The Return Of The Pink Panther
  • Stranger In The House
  • Ten Little Indians
  • Cellar Dwellers

  • Mandingo
  • Rattlers
  • The Big Stink

  • Inserts
  • The Killer Elite
  • Unfortunately Haven’t Seen

  • Cat And Mouse
  • Every Man For Himself And God Against All
  • Fox And His Friends
  • Hester Street
  • Shampoo
  • Smile
  • The Story Of Adele H.
  • The Sunshine Boys

It makes me happy every time I've noticed you've tackled another year! A couple questions about this one:

A Boy and his Dog is "very good"? Really? A telepathic boy and his telepathic dog scavenge for food and sex in a post-apocalyptic wasteland starring a young Don Johnson, right? Sure, it's based on a novella by the great Harlan Ellison, but still...

Also, I'm kinda surprised The Four Musketeers drops two rungs from your "great" placement for The Three Musketeers. I too favor the first, but only by a hair, and the sequel *might* contain "best overall scene". It certainly has contenders.

Finally, I recently saw Three Days of the Condor for the first time and was very pleasantly surprised, so it's nice ot see it ranked so highly here.

Strangely enough, A Boy And His Dog is very good. Don Johnson pulls off his best performance with the least mugging (probably due to pre-Miami Vice pay-check). Besides that dog is a witty little fella. Yes it is based on that novella, a lot of stuff is changed. The movie is pretty darn sweet for a movie about the apocalypse.

The Four Musketeers disappointed for one single reason, I saw it following the amazing first and was not stirringly impressed. Twas fun but just didn't have that zany zing the first one so eloquently displays. I'm willing to watch again but I can't find the blasted thing.

This was a fun year in movies, a lot of different styles.

Several films I'm interested in your opinion of: Bite The Bullet and Rancho Deluxe? Two westerns that simply defy genre limitations. Plus there's a bull in a hotel room.

Tallyho

:?)

If you get a chance you have to watch the new DVDs of the Musketeers movies. I don't know about you, but prior to those new editions, every copy I've seen has been lousy, especially the night scenes, where are basically just black screen. The new DVDs cast things in a whole new light (ahem).

I haven't seen either of those westerns yet, but I'll add 'em to the list!

Will take it under advisement...if I find the DVDs I will certainly watch them.

Right now I'm watching a dreary movie and its sucking my willpower.

Tallyho

:?)

hi stooky just thought id say i saw 'One flew over cukoos nest' last night and its become one of my fave films of all time!

so well acted,shot and protrayed, a masterpiece.

just thought id let you know my thoughts! ;}

bb mate take care

Good to hear, a review any time soon?

T'ho

:?)

yeah, look out for it, because you dont know when its gonna strike!

IT COULD BE AT ANY TIME..OOOHHH (Spooky guy in a sheet with cut out holes for eyes jumps out !)

Um, okay, stook reacts on instinct and kicks sheeted man in the...um...facilities. Woops. stook is sorry afterwards.

T'ho

:?O