Classic Film : CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979 **Closed**

CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979 **Closed**

Alrighty let's do this. Time to tell everyone what films you like, this time from...

1979
...The year of Maggie Thatcher, Ayatollah Khomeini, and the invention of the Snowboard. Battling it out for the gold will be three mega-film-buff-favourites: Apocalypse Now, Alien, and Stalker - and there's a wealth of other goodies not to be forgotten.

If you rate films on this site, here's a handy link to help you form your list: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?my_ratings=restrict&release_date=1979,1979&sort=my_ratings

There's also a thread highlighting recommended films from the year, do take a look: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000010/nest/262933608


Rules:

- List between 5 and 20 titles, either ranked or unranked (and additional mentions if you like, but they must be separate and won't get points)

- For ranked ballots, the top-ranked title will receive a number of points equal to the number of titles on the ballot, with each succeeding title receiving one fewer point. For unranked ballots, each title will receive an equal share of the total points that would have been allotted to the ballot had it been ranked.

- Features, documentaries, short films, TV films and mini-series are eligible

- Present your ballot however you like but if it's unranked, make it clear

- You must use IMDb dates. Only titles listed as 1979 on this site can be included; it's far easier for consistency.

- You can play with your ballot as much as you like until the poll closes

And that's pretty much it, as far as I'm concerned! The poll will be open for three weeks, closing on or soon after 21 December.

The next poll will be 2016, run by zetes, followed with 1940, run by Farne.


I'll be waiting, with a gun and a pack of sandwiches.

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
2. Sibiriada (Andrei Konchalovsky)
3. The Wanderers (Philip Kaufman)
4. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)

5. Being There (Hal Ashby)
6. Vengeance is Mine (Shôhei Imamura)
7. Skazka skazok / Tale of Tales (Yuriy Norshteyn)
8. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
9. Kusa-meikyû / Grass Labyrinth (Shûji Terayama)
10. Heartland (Richard Pearce)

11. Quintet (Robert Altman)
12. Alien (Ridley Scott)
13. Woyzeck (Werner Herzog)
14. Scum (Alan Clarke)
15. Breaking Away (Peter Yates)
16. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Werner Herzog)
17. Saint Jack (Peter Bogdanovich)
18. Wise Blood (John Huston)
19. Murder by Decree (Bob Clark)
20. The Brood (David Cronenberg)


Midnight cowboy stained in black
reads dark roads without a map

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

I like this year, quite a few 10/10 and 9/10 films for me.

1. Alien ...Ridley Scott
2. Nosferatu the Vampyre ...Werner Herzog
3. Quadrophenia ...Franc Roddam
4. Manhattan ...Woody Allen
5. Real Life ...Albert Brooks
6. Vengeance Is Mine ...Shôhei Imamura
7. Log Driver's Waltz ...John Weldon
8. Rock 'n' Roll High School ...Allan Arkush
9. Scum ...Alan Clarke
10. Apocalypse Now ...Francis Coppola
11. All That Jazz ...Bob Fosse
12. Getting Started ...Richard Condie
13. Stalker ...Andrei Tarkovsky
14. Christ Stopped at Eboli ...Francesco Rosi
15. Return of the Secaucus Seven ...John Sayles
16. My Brilliant Career ...Gillian Armstrong
17. Bravery in the Field ...Giles Walker
18. 1941 ...Steven Spielberg
19. Breaking Away ...Peter Yates
20. Heartland ...Richard Pearce

Near misses (all 8/10): Life of Brian, Kataku, Tess, The Black Stallion, The Wanderers

Watched for this poll: Every Child, Zulu Dawn, Camera Buff, Butch & Sundance: The Early Days, Roller Boogie, Winter Kills, The Champ.

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

01 The Champ
02 Escape from Alcatraz
03 Rocky II
04 Kramer vs. Kramer
05 The Muppet Movie
06 The Amityville Horror
07 Moonraker
08 Apocalypse Now
09 Mad Max
10 Jack Frost (tv movie)
11 Star Trek: The Motion Picture
12 The Black Hole
13 Firepower
14 The Villain
15 Meatballs
16 1941
17 Love at First Bite
18 Meteor
19 The Passage
20 The Castaways on Gilligan's Island (tv movie)

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1. Siberiade / Sibiriada - Andrei Konchalovsky
2. The Great Santini - Lewis John Carlino
3. Hair - Milos Forman
4. House of Flame / Kataku - Kihachiro Kawamoto
5. Apocalpyse Now - Francis Ford Coppola
6. All That Jazz - Bob Fosse
7. Every Child - Eugene Fedorenko
8. Tale of Tales / Skazka skazok - Yuri Norstein
9. Stalker - Andrei Tarkovsky
10. Manhattan - Woody Allen
11. Tess - Roman Polanski
12. Life of Brian - Terry Jones
13. The Tin Drum / Die Blechtrommel - Volker Schlondorff
14. Wise Blood - John Huston
15. Return of the Secaucus Seven - John Sayles
16. Chilly Scenes of Winter - Joan Micklin Silver
17. Time After Time - Nicholas Meyer
18. Breaking Away - Peter Yates
19. Being There - Hal Ashby
20. Kramer vs. Kramer - Robert Benton

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1. Manhattan
2. Apocalypse Now
3. Wise Blood
4. Kramer Vs. Kramer
5. All That Jazz
6. Breaking Away
7. Norma Rae
8. Being there
9. The In-Laws
10. The Onion Field

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

For now:

1. Apocalypse Now ( Francis Coppola )
2. Alien ( Ridley Scott )
3. Manhattan ( Woody Allen )
4. Stalker ( Andrey Tarkovskiy )
5. Buffet Froid ( Bertrand Blier )
6. Vengeance Is Mine ( Shohei Imamura )
7. Les Soeurs Brontë ( André Téchiné )
8. Wise Blood ( John Huston )
9. Heartland ( Richard Pearce )
10. All That Jazz ( Bob Fosse )
11. Camera Buff ( Krzysztof Kieslowski )
12. Legend of the Mountain ( King Hu )
13. The Marriage of Maria Braun ( Rainer Werner Fassbinder )
14. Life of Brian ( Terry Jones )
15. The Tin Drum ( Volker Schlondorff )
16. Nosferatu the Vampyre ( Werner Herzog )
17. Série noire ( Alain Corneau )
18. Time After Time ( Nicholas Meyer )
19. Les bronzés font du ski ( Patrice Leconte )
20. I as in Icarus ( Henri Verneuil )

21. Escape from Alcatraz ( Donald Siegel )

Watchlist: The Warriors, Norma Rae, Don Giovanni, From the Clouds to the Resistance

#JeSuisCharlie 🇫🇷 Liberté, liberté chérie !

Flying close to the sun.

Hi 3000,with having read some praise for the movie,I was wondering how you found I as in Icarus to be?

Thanks.

Re: Flying close to the sun.

Hi son, from what I remember, Verneuil's take on Kennedy assassination and Milgram's experience is a decent, uncompromising thriller with a strong Yves Montand in the lead role. Cinematography is not spectacular though, it does not help that the film was shot in one of the typical 70's Paris suburb Villes Nouvelles that aged very bad. I have watched The Parallax View recently which has similar themes and I found a better film on all aspects.

#JeSuisCharlie 🇫🇷 Liberté, liberté chérie !

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Full list,in order.

1:Fascination

2:The Warriors

3:The Plumber

4:The Evictors

5: Screams of a Winter Night

6:Time After Time

7:Porridge:The Movie

8:Home Before Midnight

9: Star of David: Beauty Hunting

10:Love on the Run

11:Bloodline

12:Christ Stopped at Eboli

13:Spaced Out

14:Kaala Patthar

15:Dirt.

16: Six Swedish Girls in a Boarding School

17: Play Motel

18:The Death of Ocean View Park

19:The Plank (TV)

20:Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair


Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

for The Plumber - until you mentioned it, I had overlooked this somewhat obscure gem from Peter Weir when I was compiling the list of 1979 films that I've seen.

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 TV Mini-Series)
2. Manhattan
3. Time After Time
4. All That Jazz
5. Apocalypse Now [theatrical cut only - redux would not make my list]
6. Breaking Away
7. Life of Brian
8. North Dallas Forty
9. ...and justice for all.
10. Alien
11. The China Syndrome
12. 10
13. Last Embrace
14. The Onion Field
15. Kramer vs. Kramer
16. Murder by Decree
17. The Warriors
18. Escape from Alcatraz
19. Being There
20. Zulu Dawn


"He was a poet, a scholar and a mighty warrior."

Unwanked list

20 favourites, unwanked:

Vsichko e lyubov
The Wanderers
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Time After Time
Pyat vecherov
The Ninth Heart
Corps à coeur
Night Train
Vengeance Is Mine
L'enfant secret
Canh dong hoang
Skazka skazok
La nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua
Ballad of Tara
Provincial Actors
A Intrusa
La vita è bella
My Brilliant Career
Bako, l'autre rive
Ina ka ng anak mo


God Save the King

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

That would be a frosty bobsled

Ooops couldn't resist, now back to the poll, ahem.


I'll be waiting, with a gun and a pack of sandwiches.

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Kind of like a skateboard, except for snow. Aha, fanks shipmate. I've amended me owiginal post to include me twenty favourite flicks from 1979. Hope I 'aven't forgotten anyfink I weally like!

Fanks for overseeing the poll, lass! You're a winner.


God Save the King

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

_1. The Wanderers The Wanderers (1979)
_2. The Black Stallion The Black Stallion (1979)
_3. Angi Vera Angi Vera (1979)
_4. Christ Stopped at Eboli Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (1979)
_5. Five Evenings Pyat vecherov (1979)
_6. An Unnamed Star Bezymyannaya zvezda (1979)
_7. The Warriors The Warriors (1979)
_8. Time After Time Time After Time (1979)
_9. Last Embrace Last Embrace (1979)
10. Tess Tess (1979)
11. Home Movies Home Movies (1979)
12. Winter Kills Winter Kills (1979)
13. That Sinking Feeling That Sinking Feeling (1979)
14. Breaking Away Breaking Away (1979)
15. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
16. Being There Being There (1979)
17. Saint Jack Saint Jack (1979)
18. Giallo Napoletano Giallo napoletano (1979)
19. Wise Blood Wise Blood (1979)
20. The Swordsman Le cavaleur (1979)

Worthy runners-up:
Autumn Marathon Osenniy marafon (1979)
Escape from Alcatraz Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
A Perfect Couple A Perfect Couple (1979)
Provincial Actors Aktorzy prowincjonalni (1979)
Vengeance is Mine *beep* suru wa ware ni ari (1979)


Put it on a tripod!

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Ranked

1. Being There (1979) / Hal Ashby
2. Manhattan (1979) / Woody Allen
3. Alien (1979) / Ridley Scott
4. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) / Robert Benton
5. Hair (1979) / Milos Forman
6. The Muppet Movie (1979) / James Frawley
7. The Onion Field (1979) / Harold Becker
8. All That Jazz (1979) / Bob Fosse
9. The Great Santini (1979) / Lewis John Carlino
10. Real Life (1979) / Albert Brooks

11. Life Of Brian / Terry Jones
12. Time After Time / Nicholas Meyer
13. Agatha / Michael Apted
14. The China Syndrome / James Bridges
15. Rupan Sensei: Kariosutoro No Shio (Lupin III: The Castle Of Cagliostro) / Hayao Miyazaki
16. Apocalypse Now / Francis Ford Coppola
17. Stalker / Andrei Tarkovsky
18. …And Justice For All / Norman Jewison
19. The Warriors / Walter Hill
20. Mad Max / George Miller

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Trust me. I'm The Doctor.

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1 Manhattan /1979/ Woody Allen
2 Apocalypse Now /1979/ Francis Coppola
3 The Black Stallion /1979/ Carrol Ballard
4 Stalker /1979/ Andre Tarkovsky
5 Alien /1979/ Riddley Scott
6 Being There /1979/ Hal Ashby
7 Wise Blood /1979/ John Huston
8 Norma Rae /1979/ Martin Ritt
9 The Tin Drum /1979/ Volker Schlondorff
10 The Life of Brian /1979/ Terry Jones

11 Tess /1979/ Roman Polanski
12 Heartland /1979/ Richard Pearce
13 The Great Santini /1979/ Lewis John Carlino
14 The Warriors /1979/ Walter Hill
15 The In-Laws /1979/ Arthur Hiller
16 All That Jazz /1979/ Bob Fosse
17 The Inlaws /1979/ Arthur Hiller
18 The Electric Horseman /1979/ Sidney Pollack
19 Saint Jack /1979/ Peter Bogdonovich
20 Going in Style /1979/ Martin Brest


Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

You've got The In-Laws listed twice.

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Unranked 20.. I can't be bothered writing the numbers.

alien
all that jazz
apocalypse now
breaking away
the brood
manhattan
the marriage of maria braun
my brilliant career
north dallas forty
nosferatu
over the edge
quadrophenia
real life
the return of the secaucus 7
rock 'n' roll high school
stalker
tess
the tin drum
winter kills
wise blood


Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Unranked:

Apocalypse Now
The China Syndrome
Escape from Alcatraz
Love on the Run
Mad Max
Manhattan
Life of Brian
Moonraker
The Muppet Movie
Murder by Decree
The Onion Field
Zulu Dawn
The Great Train Robbery
Stalker
Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears
Christ Stopped at Eboli (Cristo si è fermato a Eboliby)
Don Giovanni

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Ranked List ...

01. Amateur Night At The Dixie Bar And Grill ... Joel Schumacher
02. Murder By Natural Causes ... Robert Day
03. When You Comin'Back, Red Ryder? ... Milton Katselas
04. The Onion Field ... Harold Becker
05. The Rose ... Mark Rydell
06. Time After Time ... Nicholas Meyer
07. Norma Rae ... Martin Ritt
08. Apocalypse Now ... Francis Ford Coppola
09. Hair ... Milos Forman
10. Natural Enemies ... Jeff Kanew
11. And Justice For All ... Norman Jewison
12. Real Life ... Albert Brooks
13. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square ... Ralph Thomas
14. Meetings With Remarkable Men ... Peter Brook
15. The Great Santini ... Lewis John Carlino
16. The Tempest ... Derek Jarman
17. Wise Blood ... John Huston
18. The In-Laws ... Arthur Hiller
19. Agatha ... Michael Apted
20. The Double McGuffin ... Joe Camp

End.

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Unranked:

Alien (Ridley Scott)
All Quiet on the Western Front (TV) (Delbert Mann)
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
Escape from Alcatraz (Don Siegel)
The First Great Train Robbery (The Great Train Robbery) (Michael Crichton)
Hardcore (The Hardcore Life) (Paul Schrader)
The Knowledge (TV) (Bob Brooks)
Kramer vs Kramer (Robert Benton)
Life of Brian (Monty Python's Life of Brian) (Terry Jones)
Moonraker (Lewis Gilbert)
Murder by Decree (Bob Clark)
North Sea Hijack (Ffolkes) (Andrew V. McLaglen)
The Odd Angry Shot (Tom Jeffrey)
Porridge (Doing Time) (Dick Clement)
The Riddle of the Sands (Tony Maylam)
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Time After Time (Nicholas Meyer)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (TV) (John Irvin)
Yanks (John Schlesinger)
Zulu Dawn (Douglas Hickox)


Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1. Manhattan
2. The Brood
3. Nosferatu the Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht)
4. Scum
5. The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel)
6. Alien
7. The China Syndrome
8. The Warriors
9. Apocalypse Now
10. Kramer vs. Kramer
11. Escape from Alcatraz
12. Life of Brian
13. Quadrophenia
14. Zombie Flesh Eaters (Zombi 2)
15. Phantasm
16. Fascination
17. The Black Hole
18. Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens
19. Dominique
20. Being There

...Frazer
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Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Oh boy, that was quick. Okaaaay, here goes. Remarkable quality at the top end, remarkable dross at the bottom. That's the 70s for you, I guess.

THE CLOUDS, THE RESISTANCE
1. Dalla nube alla resistenza (Straub, Huillet)
2. Le Navire Night (Duras)
3. The Tempest (Jarman)
4. Harpya (Servais, short)
5. Stalker (Tarkovsky)
6. La Drôlesse (Doillon)
7. Don Giovanni (Losey)
8. Life of Brian (Jones)
9. ¡Que viva México! (Eisenstein)

THE RESISTANCE, MORE EARTHLY
10. Bako, l'autre rive (Champreux)
11. Die Ehe der Maria Braun (Fassbinder)
12. Die Blechtrommel (Schlöndorff)

FRANCE OFF-BEAT
13. Série noire (Corneau)
14. Corps à coeur (Vecchiali)
15. Le Maître-nageur (Trintignant)
16. Charles et Lucie (Kaplan)

THE CITY
17. Manhattan (Allen)
18. Town Bloody Hall (Hegedus)
19. The Warriors (Hill)

ONLY JUST MADE THE CUT, BUT IT DID
20. Alien (Scott)

STILL QUALITY STUFF
Wise Blood
Twee Vrouwen
Buffet froid
La Luna
Nosferatu: Phantom der nacht

FUN EURO STUFF
Les Egouts du Paradis
L'Amour en fuite
Passe ton bac d'abord
Caligola

WORTHY STUFF
Les Soeurs Brontë
Tess
Agatha
Clair de femme

SILLY STUFF
Dove vai in vacanza?
Porridge
Gardenia, il giustiziere del male
Courage fuyons
Et la tendresse? ... Bordel!

STUFF I DON'T MUCH LIKE
Barbe bleue
Tim
Apocalypse Now

RUBBISH
Escape to Athena
Bear Island
Avalanche Express
Lost and Found
Lady Football

WANTED LIST (I have to say some of these sound extremely disreputable!)
El Amanecer dejó de ser una tentación; Apocalypse Now (to resee, I'm waiting till TV bothers, it's been too long for me to be fair to it); The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again; Aquella larga noche ...; Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens; Beyond De Sade; The Bitch; Bog; The Cartoon Theatre of Dr. Gaz; C.H.O.M.P.S.; Cuba; Dieppe 1942; Different Drummer: Elvin Jones; Disco Godfather; Le Divorcement; En la cuerda del hambre; Fantasy; For Richer, For Poorer; I Giorni Cantati; The Grafenberg Spot; Hair; Jesus; Jorge Amado no cinema; Kejsaren; The Kids Are Alright; The Late Great Planet Earth; Laura, les ombres de l'été; The Little Dragons; México de mis amores; Mojado Power; Never a Tender Moment; La Nouba des femmes du Mont Chenoua; Omnibus 150; A Place To Be; Punking Out; A Sense of Freedom; Los Sobrevivientes; Le Temps des vacances; Das Todesmagazin oder: Wie werde ich ein Blumentopf; I tre fratelli; T.Z.; Was ich bin, sind meine Filme; The World is Full of Married Men; Yesterday's Hero

THE FULL LIST
1. Dalla nube alla resistenza (Straub, Huillet)
2. Le Navire Night (Duras)
3. The Tempest (Jarman)
4. Harpya (Servais, short)
5. Stalker (Tarkovsky)
6. La Drôlesse (Doillon)
7. Don Giovanni (Losey)
8. Life of Brian (Jones)
9. ¡Que viva México! (Eisenstein)
10. Bako, l'autre rive (Champreux)
11. Die Ehe der Maria Braun (Fassbinder)
12. Die Blechtrommel (Schlöndorff)
13. Série noire (Corneau)
14. Corps à coeur (Vecchiali)
15. Le Maître-nageur (Trintignant)
16. Charles et Lucie (Kaplan)
17. Manhattan (Allen)
18. Town Bloody Hall (Hegedus)
19. The Warriors (Hill)
20. Alien (Scott)

If they organise the revolution like they did this meeting, what'll happen?

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Unranked:

Being There (Ashby)
Buffet Froid (Bertrand Blier)
Camera Buff (Krzystof Kieslowski)
Ecoute Voir (Hugo Santiago)
La Luna (Bertolucci)
The Marriage of Maria Braun (Fassbinder)
The Maids of Wilko (Andrzej Wajda)
Messidor (Alain Tanner)
Old Boyfriends (Joan Tewksbury)
Quintet (Robert Altman)
Stalker (Tarkovsky)
The Tempest (Jarman)
The Third Generation (Fassbinder)
Vengeance is Mine (Shohei Imamura)
The Warriors (Hill)
Winter Kills (William Richert)
Wise Blood (Huston)

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979


1. Dalla nube alla resistenza (Straub, Huillet)


While I liked (if that's the right word) this film a lot, as with all of the Straub/Huillet films (6 or 7 I believe) it was a real struggle. Any suggestions in regards to approaches? Or articles/books to read? I think the one I felt closest to cracking and likely the one that impressed me the most on one viewing was probably Nicht versöhnt, but I have the feeling that a big part of that might be having a greater knowledge of the German language and history. In the case of this film not knowing Italian was certainly a deficit as the subs were not quite adequate, but I think there are a lot of other difficulties as well beyond just figuring out "the point" of it all.


Be true, Unbeliever.

Any idea about next poll(s) after 2016?

At that time I'll be busy with the Doubling and I would like to get some work done in advance, if possible.

Re: Any idea about next poll(s) after 2016?

Wow, yeah, nearly DtC time already!
Sorry I'm not sure yet because OldAle said he wanted to decide in the new year whether or not to get back to hosting.


I'll be waiting, with a gun and a pack of sandwiches.

Re: Any idea about next poll(s) after 2016?

Perhaps you and Ale could agree upon a year and decide later who will host the poll? Just a thought. For the sake of preparation it would be really nice to know.

Re: Any idea about next poll(s) after 2016?

As below, the next poll after 2016 will be 1940.


I'll be waiting, with a gun and a pack of sandwiches.

Re: Any idea about next poll(s) after 2016?

Thank you.

Re: Any idea about next poll(s) after 2016?

Right it's been sorted, the next poll after 2016 will be 1940. So January's poll = 2016, February's poll = 1940.


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Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Excellent year for German cinema, Rock 'n Roll-themed movies, vampires, and British hoodlums such as Jack the Ripper, John Cleese and The Who.

Top 20:

1) Life of Brian (Terry Jones)
2) Wise Blood (John Huston)
3) All That Jazz (Bob Fosse)
4) Starting Over (Alan J. Pakula)
5) Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Werner Herzog)
6) The Kids Are Alright (Jeff Stein)
7) Die Ehe der Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
8) The Secret Policeman's Ball (Roger Graaf)
9) Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) (Volker Schlöndorff)
10) Radio On (Christopher Petit)
11) Manhattan (Woody Allen)
12) Time After Time (Nicholas Meyer)
13) Quadrophenia (Franc Roddam)
14) Die dritte Generation (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
15) Woyzeck (Werner Herzog)
16) Murder by Decree (Bob Clark)
17) The Brood (David Cronenberg)
18) The Frisco Kid (Robert Aldrich)
19) The Rose (Mark Rydell)
20) The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (Jones/Monroe)

Bubbling under:
The Wanderers
Alien
Being There
Dracula
Tess
The Warriors
Escape from Alcatraz
The Jerk
Rock 'n Roll High School
The China Syndrome
The Lady Vanishes
Birth of the Beatles
Mad Max
Hardcore

Bah humbug:
Hair, 10, Apocalypse Now, 1941, The Amityville Horror

Curiosa:
The Bitch, Caligula, Svartere enn natten

Among the unseen:
Buffet froid, Derek and Clive get the Horn, Going in Style, Head Over Heels, La luna, Les soeurs Brontê, Norma Rae, Quintet, Série noire, Yanks


→ God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety ←

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
2. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
3. La Luna (Bernardo Bertolucci)
4. Tess (Roman Polanski)
5. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht / Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog)
6. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
7. Die Blechtrommel / The Tin Drum (Volker Schlondorff)
8. Die Dritte Generation / The Third Generation (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
9. Die Ehe der Maria Braun / The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
10. The Warriors (Walter Hill)
11. The Brood (David Cronenberg)
12. The China Syndrome (James Bridges)
13. All That Jazz (Bob Fosse)
14. Hair (Milos Forman)
15. Caligola / Caligula (Tinto Brass)



De gustibus non disputandum est

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1. Stalker
2. Breaking Away
3. The Tin Drum
4. Alien
5. Manhattan
6. All That Jazz
7. Apocalypse Now
8. Saint Jack
9. Kramer vs. Kramer
10. Escape from Alcatraz
11. Time After Time
12. A Little Romance
13. Murder by Decree
14. Life of Brian
15. Scum
16. The Black Stallion
17. The China Syndrome
18. The Jerk
19. The Castle of Cagliostro

**my 20th favourite would be Polanski's Tess, but I really didn't care for it all that much so I won't include it.

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1. Stalker | Andrei Tarkovsky | Soviet Union
2. Série Noire | Alain Corneau | France
3. Die Ehe der Maria Braun 'The Marriage of Maria Braun' | Rainer Werner Fassbinder | West Germany
4. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht 'Nosferatu the Vampyre' | Werner Herzog | West Germany
5. Star Trek: The Motion Picture | Robert Wise | USA
6. Alien | Ridley Scott | USA
7. Tess | Roman Polanski | UK
8. Cristo si è fermato a Eboli 'Christ Stopped at Eboli' | Francesco Rosi | Italy
9. Life of Brian | Terry Jones | UK
10. Being There | Hal Ashby | USA

11. Manhattan | Woody Allen | USA
12. Die dritte Generation 'The Third Generation' | Rainer Werner Fassbinder | West Germany
13. Buffet Froid | Bertrand Blier | France
14. Mad Max | George Miller | Australia
15. Time After Time | Nicholas Meyer | USA
16. All That Jazz | Bob Fosse | USA
17. Breaking Away | Peter Yates | USA
18. L'amour en fuite 'Love on the Run' | François Truffaut | France
19. Woyzeck | Werner Herzog | West Germany
20. Die Blechtrommel 'The Tin Drum' | Volker Schlöndorff | West Germany

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Hi flaiky,

Many thanks for stepping in and running this one.


My choices all ranked.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV miniseries)
Hardcore
Murder By Decree
Riddle of the Sands
The Odd Angry Shot
Alien
The China Syndrome
The Butterfly Murders
Escape From Alcatraz






Go to bed Frank or this is going to get ugly .

Riddle of the Sands

Thanks for the heads up on "The Riddle of the Sands"

I didn't realize they made a movie of it. The novel is great though.

I just looked it up at Wikipedia. Seems the movie wasn't released in the USA till 1984! WTF.

No wonder I never saw it. Will look for it on DVD.

Its amazing how USA Entertainment Commissars prevented good movies from being shown in the USA or cut the crap out of them to make the distributors an extra 5 cents.

I wonder how many good foreign films I'm missing out on right now.


Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Wow I can not believe how many posts before someone mentioned The China Syndrome.

You have a public position for the idiots and the real position you keep to yourself HRC

CFB Poll: 1979 - Ranked List

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Manhattan
3. Kramer vs. Kramer
4. Alien
5. The Life of Brian
6. All That Jazz
7. The Tin Drum
8. Nosferatu the Vampire
9. Norma Rae
10. The Marriage of Maria Braun
11. The China Syndrome
12. Breaking Away
13. Tess
14. Being There
15. Over the Edge
16. Love on the Run
17. Time After Time
18. The Rose
19. The Great Santini
20. The Black Stallion

"The answers to all of life's riddles can be found in the movies."

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

#1 Wise Blood
#2 Skazka skazok / Tale of Tales
#3 Stalker
#4 Apocalypse Now
#5 Alien
#6 Scum
#7 Monty Python's Life of Brian
#8 Amator
#9 Being There
#10 Woyzeck
#11 Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
#12 Mein Fenster
#13 Harpya
#14 Hardcore
#15 Manhattan
#16 Panny z Wilka / Ladies/Young Maids from Wilko
#17 Siedem kobiet w różnym wieku / Seven Women of Different Ages
#18 Aparagus
#19 Proszę słonia / Please, Mr. Elephant
#20 The Brood

Since I'm not particularly happy with those last couple of films, I've decided to watch as much as necessary to submit a decent top-20 ballot.

Watchlist: All That Jazz, Tess, Hair, Vengeance Is Mine, L'enfant secret, Julio comienza en julio, Arrebato, Real Life, Buffet froid, The Driller Killer, Série noire, Mad Max, Grass Labyrinth, The Marriage of Maria Braun, Thirst, Phantasm, Kramer vs. Kramer, Corpus

Seen so far:
Wise Blood (1979, Jhon Huston) (2nd viewing) 9 (from 7+)
Jesus died. For obvious reasons the (true) Christians failed to achieve their goals (i.e. (among others) to instill artificial moral codes, memes and values that would lead to the eventual creation of an utopic kingdom for all that have faith in the light of one God, such that “the last will be the first”), as disparities, violence and disparities continue to pervade a decaying society where the poor, sick and whorish find themselves anew (or always) in anomie. The new insightful ascetic rumblers are false messiah hypocrites (taking advantage of the former failed beliefs), people offering entertainment, microeconomic developments (potato cutters for potato eaters) or marketing, madmen (lonely gorillas with no chains on streets) or an orphaned - “I don't need no license” - nihilist denouncing absolutely everything, especially Jesus, the former preacher that was wrong about everything. But how can anyone listen to this impulsive, deranged man who's inconsistent (“Church of Christ Without Christ” is a contradiction), but moreover cannot offer any remedy as salient as salvation, because there is no such thing - he can only offer “[le] sec, clair, sans illusion (…) ce qui est.” - i.e. “the blind can't see, the lame don't walk, and the dead stay that way” / “Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to weren't never was there, and where you are ain't no good unless you can get away from it.” etc. - harsh truth, inhospitable for anyone who wants to continue living. Hence the new preacher is marginalized, defeated by those who don't like his face, and in despair turns his destructive energy inwards, self-abasingly becoming a passively-nihilistic ascetic, esoterically suffering for its own sake.

‘Wise Blood' (among others) develops all that in original, bittersweet Coenesque black comedy, I love it.

Hardcore (1979, Paul Schrader) 6
What a nice Christmas film. I guess it's never too late for initiation to pornography and prostitutes, even when that involves finding one's daughter amongst that whole adult world (how childish do your blessings, Christmas carols and Calvinist camps look and sound now, right?).

Scum (1979, Alan Clarke) 7
Quintessential realist film.

Pentimento (1979, Frans Zwartjes) 2

Asparagus (1979, Suzan Pitt) (short) 6

The Black Hole (1979, Gary Nelson) 5

Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979, Terry Jones) 7

IT iS A GiANT CREEPY FiSH HEAD THiNG!

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1. New York Portrait: Chapter I
2. Harpya
3. Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari / Vengeance is Mine
4. Die dritte Generation / The Third Generation
5. When a Stranger Calls
6. Away from It All
7. Scum
8. The Amityville Horror
9. ¡Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika!
10. Moonlight Sonata
11. Zoo zéro
12. Real Life
13. The Orson Welles Show
14. Don't Go in the House
15. Tom Waits for No One
16. Sunstone
17. Unico: Kuroi kumo to shiroi hane / Unico: Black Cloud White Feather
18. Arrebato
19. Kusa-meikyû / Grass Labyrinth
20. Caligola / Caligula


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Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Hi, flaiky! From what I've seen so far...

1 All That Jazz
2 Breaking Away
3 Norma Rae
4 Apocalypse Now
5 Kramer Vs. Kramer
6 Time After Time
7 My Brilliant Career
8 Agatha
9 Manhattan
10 A Little Romance
11 Alien
12 The China Syndrome
13 The Seduction of Joe Tynan
14 Starting Over
15 The Electric Horseman
16 The Great Train Robbery
17 10
18 The Muppet Movie
19 Real Life
20 ....and justice for all

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Hey, welcome over to CFB. Excellent #1 choice btw, that will be top of my list as well.


I'll be waiting, with a gun and a pack of sandwiches.

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

1.The Muppet Movie
2.Scavenger Hunt
3.Phantasm
4.The Warriors
5.Alien
6.The Jerk
7.Zombi 2
8.Rock 'N' Roll High School
9.Life of Brian
10.Apocalypse Now
11.Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
12.Over the Edge
13.The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
14.Manhattan
15.Pentitentiary


"May the Force be with you."

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Ranked list

1. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
2. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
3. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
4. Tess (Roman Polanski)
5. Angi Vera (Pál Gábor)
6. Lachenite obuvki na neznayniya voin/ The Unknown Soldier's Patent Leather Shoes (Rangel Vulchanov)
7. Ek Din Pratidin / And Quiet Rolls the Dawn (Mrinal Sen)
8. Die Ehe der Maria Braun / The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
9. Alien (Ridley Scott)
10. Die dritte Generation / The Third Generation (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
11. Ghazieh-e Shekl-e Aval, Ghazieh-e Shekl-e Dou Wom / First Case, Second Case (Abbas Kiarostami)
12. Tcherike-ye Tara / Ballad of Tara (Bahram Beizai)
13. 復讐するは我にあり/ Vengeance is Mine (Shohei Imamura)
14. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht / Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog)
15. Saint Jack (Peter Bogdanovich)
16. Wiseblood (John Huston)
17. Hair (Miloš Forman)
18. Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton)
19. Being There (Hal Ashby)
20. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (Jeff Margolis)



Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Tentative list

1. Wise Blood (Huston)
2. Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
3. Manhattan (Allen)
4. Being There (Ashby)
5. Tess (Polanski)
6. Phantasm (Coscarelli)
7. Don't Go in the House (Ellison)
8. The Tin Drum (Schlöndorff)
9. The Brood (Cronenberg)
10. Time After Time (Meyer)
11. Alien (Scott)
12. Roller Boogie (Lester)

Re: CFB Poll: Favourites of 1979

Hair
Alien
Norma Rae
The Warriors
Scum
Meatballs
The Champ
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