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  1. Star Wars (1977) Deep Red (1975) Halloween (1978) Dawn of the Dead (1978) Superman (1978) Rocky (1976) Phantasm (1979) Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Suspiria (1977) Kelly's Heroes (1970) Blazing Saddles (1974) Duel (1971) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Airport (1970) American Graffiti (1973) A Clockwork Orange (1971) Jaws (1975) The Conversation (1974) The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) Grease (1978) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Zombie (1978) The Outlaw Jose Wales (1976) Deliverance (1972) The Exorcist (1973) The Warriors (1979) MASH (1970) Rocky II (1979) Soylent Green (1973) Saturday Night Fever (1977) The French Connection (1971) The Towering Inferno (1974) Alien (1979) Moonraker (1979) The Longest Yard (1974) Laura (1979) Young Frankenstein (1974) Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) Dirty Harry (1971) Black Sunday (1977) The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) Rollerball (1975) The Parallax View (1974) What Have You Done to Solange? (1972) Adios, Sabata (1970) Foul Play (1978) Time After Time (1979) Capricorn One (1978) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Spazmo (1974) Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) Winter Kills (1979) Sorcerer (1977) Silent Running (1972) Three Days of the Condor (1975) Smokey and the Bandit (1977) The Sting (1973) Death Wish (1974) Magnum Force (1973) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) The Black Hole (1979) The Seven-Ups (1973) The Eiger Sanction (1975) The Poseidon Adventure (1972) Marathon Man (1976) Hooper (1978) What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974) Logan's Run (1976) Coma (1978) Alucarda (1978) French Connection II (1975) Dark Star (1974) Don't Torture a Duckling (1972) The Hospital (1971) The Fury (1978) Battlestar Galactica (1978) Caligula (1979) Night Moves (1975) The Goodbye Girl (1977) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) The Jerk (1979) Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) Airport '75 (1974) The Omen (1976) Silver Streak (1976) Alice Doesn't Live here Anymore (1974) Five Deadly Venoms (1978) Live and Let Die (1973) Tourist Trap (1979) King Kong (1976) When a Stranger Calls (1979) Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) Play Misty for Me (1971) The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971) Annie Hall (1977) Slap Shot (1977) The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie (1978) I think I could do a top 200 70's films. Now I hope someone does a top 100 thread for my favorite decade of film, and that's the 1980's.
  2. Baumer, I was looking at your list back on page 6 and noticed that you have Black Christmas at both 29 & 36, as well as Slap Shot at 48 & 59. I'm sure you noticed this a while back but I thought I would mention it just in case.
  3. Thank You. I just finished rewatching Chinatown. Beautiful looking movie and impeccable in all other departments, but yet it just doesn't quiet grab me enough to make my top 100 films of the decade.
  4. I'm not sure when the exact deadline is. Is it midday sunday October 6? I decided to do this just a few days ago, so I'm trying to cram a few more films at the last minute. Thursday I watched the Long Goodbye (wonderful dialog) for the first time and rewatched The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (a film filed with great New York based character actors). Friday I rewatched Black Friday (fantastic thriller that is only slightly let down by the lack of technology to pull off the ending as well as the rest was.) and a watch of a movie I had seen parts of and that is Breakheart Pass. I really like Breakheart, but the final act gets bogged down by overly complicated action. This morning I watched the best of the lot: The Outlaw Jose Wales. This film is a masterpiece! If anyone had doubted the skills of Clint Eastwood as a director they were certainly silenced after seeing this.
  5. I see, and will resend my list later. I'm doing this at work, from my phone and this thread is very hard for it to display, much less message from, but I will look back at the last 4 pages to get the full scoop.
  6. Was there a question for me? I haven't looked at this thread for some days, spending all my time on the top 100 B&W one, and now that I return I see that some cheating has been committed. I then see that my user name was brought up on a list for questioning for some reason. If any info about me is needed, then ask away. BTW. I would like to see the list reposted, with the bogas votes tossed out. I guess that would be a lot of work though.
  7. I have plenty of films on my list, so losing a few is no big deal. And by the way here's the entry for 13 Ghosts: As with several of his more famous productions, Castle used a gimmick to promote the movie. For 13 Ghosts, audience members were given a choice: the "brave" ones could watch the movie and see the ghosts, while the apprehensive among them would be able to opt out of the horror and watch without the stress of having to see the ghosts. The choice came via the special viewer, supposedly "left by Dr. Zorba." In the theatres, most scenes were black and white, but scenes involving ghosts were shown in a "process" dubbed Illusion-O: the filmed elements of the actors and the sets — everything except the ghosts — had a blue filter applied to the footage, while the ghost elements had a red filter and were superimposed over the frame.[4] Audiences received viewers with red and blue cellophane filters. Unlike early 3D glasses where one eye is red and the other is cyan or blue, the Illusion-O viewer required people to look through a single color with both eyes. Choosing to look through the red filter intensified the images of the ghosts, while the blue filter "removed" them.
  8. The color bit may be shot with color film. I'll post a paragraph I pulled from Wikipedia about this. "Although The Tingler was filmed in black-and-white, a short color sequence was spliced into the film. It showed a sink (in black-and-white) with bright-red "blood" flowing from the taps and a black-and-white Evelyn watching a bloody red hand rising from a bathtub, likewise filled with the bright red "blood". Castle used color film for the effect. The scene was accomplished by painting the set white, black and gray and applying gray makeup to the actress to simulate monochrome. Some claim that the scene is actually filmed black and white and that they only paint the "blood" red on the film. This claim remains unknown."
  9. Tower just nixed my inclusion of 'The Tingler' and '13 Ghosts' as having minor color tinting added in post production. This is rather technical but it's his rules so it's okay. I'm curious though, does this disqualify silent movies? Many of them had hand coloring as well. Also, will you really allow Mad Max: Blood and Chrome? That's the most colorful Mad Max film of them all, that is until the desaturated version that was released on home video. By the way, how does Fury Road look in black and white? I'm curious at how well a color movie can be converted to B&W. I'll have to get me a copy and see.
  10. Tower, this is the list I just sent you. Fail-Safe (1965) Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) Citizen Kane (1941) The House on Haunted Hill (1959) Night of the Living Dead (1968) Young Frankenstein (1974) Paths of Glory (1957) The Fountainhead (1949) The Canterville Ghost (1944) The Bedford Incident (1965) Random Harvest (1942) A Face in the Crowd (1957) Saboteur (1942) The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Ed Wood (1994) Mighty Joe Young (1949) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Seconds (1966) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Tarzan and His Mate (1934) Night of the Demon (1957) The Tingler (1959) Meet John Doe (1941) The Unknown (1927) Gojira (Godzilla) (1954) Seven Days In May (1964) Dr. Strangelove (1964) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) The Big Heat (1953) Dam Busters (1955) The Invisible Ray (1936) 80,000 Suspects (1963) The Thing From Another World (1951) Tarzan The Ape Man (1939) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Kiss Me Deadly (1955) The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) The Monolith Monsters (1957) The Wrong Man (1956) Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956) The Invisible Man (1933) Rocketship X-M (1950) These are the Damned (1962) They Drive by Night (1940) It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) 12 to the Moon (1960) Kronos (1957) Daikaiju Gamera (1966) Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) Freaks (1932) The Hill (1965) Last Man on Earth (1965) Psycho (1960) Girls Town (1959) The Lady From Shanghai (1947) The Elephant Man (1982) Live Wires (1946) 13 Ghosts (1960)
  11. I saw Random Harvest randomly one night on TCM and thought it was really neat, though I doubt it makes many of the 'important' B&W films lists, and I posted the first part of my list hoping to give others the idea of putting Fail-Safe on their list too. I actually prefer Fail-Safe to Dr. Strangelove, even if Strangelove is great too.
  12. In 'A Tree Grows In Brooklyn' Peggy Ann Garner gives one of the best child actor performances I have ever seen. You should definitely check it out.
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