for discussion & Oscar-break fun
The Tuesday Top Ten will get more article-like soon once we're clear of Oscar-Night Mania but since it was so fun to discuss the 1930s in brief recently, let's talk about the other greatest American cinematic decade for a minute, the 1970s. Like all of you I know I have holes in my viewing but off the top of my head here are my 10 favorites from that much obsessed-over decade.The order is semi random beyond the top three which are always my top three from that decade though the order has occasionally varied.
- Manhattan (Woody Allen)
- Cabaret (Bob Fosse)
- Nashville (Robert Altman)
- Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
- Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
- Network (Sidney Lumet)
- Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
- All That Jazz (Bob Fosse)
- Carrie (Brian de Palma)
- Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)
- The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola)
oops i cheated... I forgot Carrie when I was typing it up.
With apologies to: Klute, Three Women, Jaws, McCabe and Mrs Miller, and The Godfather (I know it's supposed to be everyone's favorite... but I'm allowed to think it's brilliant without personally loving it) and whatever else I forgot. I'm sure I did! And with a warm hug/shout out to four sentimental childhood favorites: Star Wars, Grease, Breaking Away and Superman.
Your Turn! I'd love to hear your list... especially if you want to champion something you think is criminally underseen or underdiscussed. Maybe it'll give others rental ideas. Hell, maybe it'll spur me on to finally see it.