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Year-by-Year Polls: 1974 (***CLOSED***)

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Year-by-Year Polls: 1974 (***CLOSED***)

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Post by Rufus-T » June 7th, 2020, 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Year-by-Year Poll!

This poll is for the year 1974

These polls are fairly simple. We work our way through film history selecting a different year each time, and you list your top films from the given year. Depending on the number of voters, the poll usually produces a list of around 50-90 films and is a great way of finding recommendations. Lots of people will also list other films outside their top 20 as honorable mentions or runners-up.


The Rules

- You can vote for a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 films.

- Feature films, documentaries, short films, TV movies, and TV mini-series are all eligible, but not continuing TV series or individual TV episodes.

- We use IMDb dates for consistency, so a title should be listed on IMDb as 1974.

- Your ballot can be either ranked or unranked, but I will assume it's ranked unless otherwise stated. For ranked ballots it makes it easier if you use a numbered list.

- IMPORTANT: Along with a list of the titles from 1974, please include the corresponding list of bare IMDb urls for the same films. Your ballot will be deemed disqualified if the IMDb urls are not included.


The Scoring

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. So the top title on a list of 20 films will receive 20 points, the next 19 points and so on. If the list has only 10 films, the top title will receive 10 points, the next one 9, and so on. If there are 5 films on the list, the top film will receive 5 points, the next one 4, well you get the idea.

For unranked ballots, each title will receive an equal share of the total points that would have been allotted to the ballot if it had been ranked. If there are 20 films on the ballot, this means each one would receive 10.5 points.


Some resources

1974 films with the sorted by most votes on IMDb

1974 films you've rated on IMDb

Wikipedia's 1974 in film article

1974 films you've checked on ICM

1974 films you *haven't* checked on ICM


Year-by-Year Polls Challenge

Challenge to watch 1974 films before the poll ends: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2973


Previous poll results as ICM lists

2017: 1940 results, 1981 results, 2005 results, 1927 results, 1968 results, 1939 results, 1976 results, 1997 results
2018: 1958 results, 2017 results, 1948 results, 1983 results, 1969 results, 1925 results, 1991 results, 1957 results, 2006 results
2019: 2018 results, 1932 results, 1972 results, 1942 results, 1987 results, 1964 results, 1994 results, 2007 results, 1955 results
2020: 2019 results, 1945 results, 1935 results


The Deadline

This poll will run for about 3 weeks and will close on Sunday June 28 midnight Eastern Daylight Saving Time or whenever I sign on the Monday. You may revise or add a ballot anytime until the poll is indicated closed in the subject header.

The next poll will be 1960 followed by 1951.

Thank you and happy listing!
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Post by jeff_v » June 7th, 2020, 11:31 pm

1. The Godfather, Part II
2. Chinatown
3. Young Frankenstein
4. Celine and Julie Go Boating
5. A Woman Under the Influence
6. The Gambler
7. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
9. Lacombe, Lucien
10. Lenny
11. The Conversation
12. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
13. Cockfighter
14. Blazing Saddles
15. California Split
16. Hearts and Minds
17. Edvard Munch
18. L'horloger de Saint-Paul
19. Martha
20. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071562
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071315
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071381
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072417
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071532
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071141
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071249
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071733
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071746
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071360
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072271
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071338
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071269
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071604
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074462
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071622
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070374
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071115

Amazing year. Tough to leave off Alice in the Cities, The Phantom of Liberty, The Mouth Agape, The Parallax View, Effi Briest, Mes petites amoureuses, The Yakuza, The Castle of Sand, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Female Trouble, etc.

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Post by rnilsson19 » June 7th, 2020, 11:34 pm

1. Behindert (Stephen Dwoskin)
2. Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins)
3. Femmes femmes (Paul Vecchiali)
4. Penda's Fen (Alan Clarke)
5. Mahler (Ken Russell)
6. Lacombe, Lucien (Louis Malle)
7. Symptoms (José Ramón Larraz)
8. Alice in den Städten (Wim Wenders)
9. The Text of Light (Stan Brakhage)
10. Female Trouble (John Waters)
11. Les Hautes solitudes (Philippe Garrel)
12. Les Possédées du diable (Jesús Franco)
13. Black Christmas (Bob Clark)
14. Dead of Night (Bob Clark)
15. Score (Radley Metzger)
16. Dérive ‘Le naufrage de Vénus’ (Yvan Lagrange)
17. Vampyres (José Ramón Larraz)
18. Three, Two, One (Lino Brocka)
19. Le Milieu du monde (Alain Tanner)
20. Face & Body Parts (Fred Parke)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071201/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074462/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071493/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325965/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071797/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071733/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072239/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069687/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267972/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072979/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071600/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072019/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071222/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068457/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069236/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1244687/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072354/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072257/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071842/
*not on imdb*
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Post by blocho » June 8th, 2020, 2:20 am

Wow. Mel Brooks and Coppola had themselves a year in 1974.

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Post by blocho » June 8th, 2020, 2:37 am

1. The Conversation
2. The Godfather: Part II
3. Chinatown
4. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
5. Murder on the Orient Express
6. Young Frankenstein
7. Lacombe Lucien
8. California Split
9. The Gambler
10. Les Valseuses
11. The Longest Yard
12. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
13. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
14. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
15. Dark Star
16. Lenny
17. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
18. Zardoz
19. The Parallax View

Dishonorable Mentions
The Cars That Ate Paris. I think that's the only movie from 1974 that I really disliked. There were several, though, that I think are OK but overrated: The Yakuza, A Woman under the Influence, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Phase IV, Harry and Tonto.


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Post by Traveller » June 8th, 2020, 4:54 am

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Post by Ivan0716 » June 8th, 2020, 9:30 am

1. Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
2. Céline and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette)
3. The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel)
4. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola)
5. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
6. Pastoral: To Die in the Country (Shūji Terayama)
7. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah)
8. We All Loved Each Other So Much (Ettore Scola)
9. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola)
10. The Man Who Sleeps (Bernard Queysanne)

11. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
12. Rabid Dogs (Mario Bava)
13. Himiko (Masahiro Shinoda)
14. Cousin Angelica (Carlos Saura)
15. Je tu il elle (Chantal Akerman)
16. Weighed But Found Wanting (Lino Brocka)
17. School of the Holy Beast (Norifumi Suzuki)
18. At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (Nikita Mikhalkov)
19. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Francesco Barilli)
20. Cat's Play (Károly Makk)


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Post by Lonewolf2003 » June 8th, 2020, 9:46 am

1. The Godfather: Part II
2. A Woman Under the Influence
3. Chinatown
4. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
6. Kozure Ôkami: Jigoku e ikuzo! Daigoro [Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell]
7. Alice in den Städten
8. Mossafer [The Traveller]
9. Céline et Julie vont en bateau [Celine and Julie Go Boating]
10. Edvard Munch
11. The Parallax View
11. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
12. Murder on the Orient Express
13. Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken [The Street Fighter]
14. Angst essen Seele auf [Ali: Fear Eats the Soul]
15. Conversation Piece
16. La Gueule ouverte [The Mouth Agape]


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Post by Melvelet » June 8th, 2020, 10:58 am

Everyone who plans to watch a few 1974 movies before deadline, consider taking part in the Year-by-Year Polls Challenge :banana:


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Post by Smoover » June 8th, 2020, 5:03 pm

1. Chinatown
2. The Godfather: Part II
3. A Woman Under the Influence
4. Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle
5. Hearts and Minds
6. The Conversation
7. Alice in den Städten
8. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
9. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
10.Martha
11.Ankur
12.Lacombe Lucien
13.L'horloger de Saint-Paul
14.Gruppo di famiglia in un interno
15.Céline et Julie vont en bateau
16.Angst essen Seele auf
17.Young Frankenstein
18.Le mouton enragé
19.Glissements progressifs du plaisir
20.Supermarkt



https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071315
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071562
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072417
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071691
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071604
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071360
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069687
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072251
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071115
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070374
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071145
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071733
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071622
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071585
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071381
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071141
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071864
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070116
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070755

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » June 8th, 2020, 5:19 pm

Thanks for running this poll Rufus.

Full list,in order:

1:The Conversation
2:Black Christmas
3:Harmonica/Saz Dahani
4:Vampyres
5:Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
6:Second Coming of Eva
7:The Rat Catcher
8:Sister Street Fighter
9:Almost Human
10:Spasmo
11:China Girl
12:Someone Is Bleeding/Les seins de glace
13: Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter
14:Lancelot of the Lake
15:The Centerfold Girls
16:Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread
17:Sugar Hill
18:Emergency Squad
19:The Man With The Golden Gun
20:Man About The House

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071360/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071222/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072117/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072354/?ref_=tttr_tr_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071249/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072013/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377016/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073714/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071840/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072196/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123673/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069243/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071276/?ref_=rvi_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071737/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071295/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183704/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072225/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072200/?ref_=adv_li_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071807/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071804/?ref_=adv_li_tt
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Post by 1SO » June 8th, 2020, 5:23 pm

1. Scenes from a Marriage
2. The Godfather: Part II
3. Phantom of the Paradise
4. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
5. The Conversation
6. A Woman Under the Influence
7. Gone in 60 Seconds
8. Blazing Saddles
9. Juggernaut
10. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
11. California Split
12. The Sugarland Express
13. Young Frankenstein
14. Chinatown
15. That’s Entertainment
16. Murder on the Orient Express
17. Phase IV
18. Hearts and Minds
19. Un Homme Qui Dort
20. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6725014
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071562
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071994
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072251
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071360
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072417
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071571
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071706
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071155
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071269
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072226
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071315
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072272
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071877
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070531
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071604
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192718
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072288


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Post by Rufus-T » June 8th, 2020, 7:39 pm

Melvelet wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 10:58 am
Everyone who plans to watch a few 1974 movies before deadline, consider taking part in the Year-by-Year Polls Challenge :banana:
That's cool! I'll include the link in the OP :thumbsup:

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Post by zzzorf » June 9th, 2020, 11:00 am

1. The Cay
2. Appassionata
3. Born Innocent
4. Herbie Rides Again
5. Earthquake
6. Phase IV
7. Blazing Saddles
8. Black Christmas
9. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
10. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
11. Cockfighter
12. Emmanuelle
13. Seven Alone
14. Murder on the Orient Express
15. Alice in the Cities
16. Santo y Blue Demon contra el doctor Frankenstein
17. Le scomunicate di San Valentino
18. Young Frankenstein
19. Carry on Dick
20. The Towering Inferno


1. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0246477/
2. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071154/
3. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071240/
4. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071607/
5. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071455/
6. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070531/
7. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/
8. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071222/
9. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072251/
10. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072271/
11. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071338/
12. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071464/
13. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073686/
14. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071877/
15. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069687/
16. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258123/
17. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147374/
18. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431/
19. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071281/
20. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072308/


Missing out are: Chinatown & The Godfather: Part II

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Post by peeptoad » June 9th, 2020, 12:21 pm

1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
2. Cani arrabbiati aka 'Rabid Dogs'
3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
4. Cockfighter
5. Black Christmas
6. Phase IV
7. Vampyres
8. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
9. Chinatown
10. Il profumo della signora in Nero aka 'The Perfume of the Lady in Black'
11. Symptoms
12. No profanar el sueño de los Muertos aka 'Let Sleeping Corpses Lie'
13. The Conversation
14. She sha shou aka 'The Killer Snakes'
15. Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter
16. La polizia chiede aiuto aka 'What Have They Done to Your Daughters'
17. Deranged
18. Lisa, Lisa aka 'Axe'
19. The Parallax View
20. Young Frankenstein


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Post by Gordon_Gekko » June 9th, 2020, 3:16 pm

1. Scener ur ett äktenskap
2. Chinatown
3. Angst essen Seele auf
4. The Conversation
5. Godfather 2
6. The Phantom of Liberty
7. Hearts and Minds
8. The Parallax View
9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
10. Murder on the Orient Express
11. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
12. Kaspar Hauser - Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle
13. ...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo!
14. Martha
15. The Man who sleeps
16. Ankur
17. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare
18. Alice in den Städten
19. Young Frankenstein
20. Phase IV

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Post by Minkin » June 9th, 2020, 6:46 pm

01 Phantom of the Paradise
02 In Danger and Deep Distress the Middle of the Road Spells Death
03 Play for Today: Penda’s Fen
04 The Man with the Golden Gun
05 The Conversation
06 Young Frankenstein
07 Dark Star
08 Zardoz
09 A Woman Under the Influence
10 The Cars that Ate Paris
11 Animals are Beautiful People
12 The Island at the Top of the World


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Post by lineuphere » June 9th, 2020, 7:30 pm

1. Tabiate bijan | Still Life (Sohrab Shahid Saless)
2. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
3. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola)
4. La gueule ouverte | The Mouth Agape (Maurice Pialat)
5. Angst essen Seele auf | Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
6. Yek Etefagh sadeh | A Simple Event (Sohrab Shahid Saless)
7. Mes petites amoureuses | My Little Loves (Jean Eustache)
8. Martha (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
9. Den-en ni shisu | Pastoral: To Die in the Country (Shūji Terayama)
10. Ankur the Seedling (Shyam Benegal)
11. A Very Natural Thing (Christopher Larkin)
12. Duhul aurului | Gold Fever (Dan Pita, Mircea Veroiu)
13. Behindert | Hindered (Stephen Dwoskin)
14. Zézero (Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias)
15. Score (Radley Metzger)
16. Cocorico monsieur Poulet | Cock-a-doodle-doo Mr. Chicken (Jean Rouch)
17. C'eravamo tanto amati | We All Loved Each Other So Much (Ettore Scola)
18. Je Tu Il Elle (Chantal Akerman)
19. Female Trouble (John Waters)
20. Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto | Swept Away (Lina Wertmüller)

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Post by Ebbywebby » June 11th, 2020, 11:37 pm

Scenes from a Marriage is listed as 1973....

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Post by gromit82 » June 12th, 2020, 2:32 am

Ebbywebby wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 11:37 pm
Scenes from a Marriage is listed as 1973....
"Scenes from a Marriage" (1973) is the mini-series version:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070644/

Scenes from a Marriage (1974) is the theatrical version:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6725014/

My personal opinion is that the mini-series should be eligible for the 1973 poll and the theatrical version for the 1974 poll.

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Post by Ebbywebby » June 12th, 2020, 5:23 am

gromit82 wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 2:32 am
Ebbywebby wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 11:37 pm
Scenes from a Marriage is listed as 1973....
"Scenes from a Marriage" (1973) is the mini-series version:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070644/

Scenes from a Marriage (1974) is the theatrical version:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6725014/

My personal opinion is that the mini-series should be eligible for the 1973 poll and the theatrical version for the 1974 poll.
So if some film has a belated "director's cut" released, you'd deem it eligible for the later year's "best" lists?

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Post by hurluberlu » June 12th, 2020, 9:04 am

1 . Un homme qui dort ( Bernard Queysanne )
2 . The Godfather: Part II ( Francis Ford Coppola )
3 . Chinatown ( Roman Polanski )
4 . Gruppo di famiglia in un interno ( Luchino Visconti )
5 . L'invenzione di Morel ( Emidio Greco )
6 . A Woman Under the Influence ( John Cassavetes )
7 . Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris ( Jacques Rivette )
8 . Lacombe Lucien ( Louis Malle )
9 . The Parallax View ( Alan J. Pakula )
10 . Profumo di donna ( Dino Risi )
11 . The Sugarland Express ( Steven Spielberg )
12 . Les valseuses ( Bertrand Blier )
13 . The Conversation ( Francis Ford Coppola )
14 . Le fantôme de la liberté ( Luis Buñuel )
15 . The Front Page ( Billy Wilder )
16 . Lancelot du Lac ( Robert Bresson )
17 . La société du spectacle ( Guy Debord )
18 . The Taking of Pelham One Two Three ( Joseph Sargent )
19 . Murder on the Orient Express ( Sidney Lumet )
20 . Parade ( Jacques Tati )


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Post by Y U M E » June 12th, 2020, 9:14 am

THE BEST OF 1974
Top 20 (ranked) selected from a total of 125 features seen.

01. Un Homme Qui Dort - Bernard Queysanne (1974)
02. Lenny - Bob Fosse (1974)
03. Gruppo di Famiglia in un Interno | Conversation Piece - Luchino Visconti (1974)
04. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Martin Scorsese (1974)
05. The Parallax View - Alan J. Pakula (1974)
06. Akasen Tamanoi – Nukeraremasu | Street of Joy - Tatsumi Kumashiro (1974)
07. Den-en ni Shisu | Pastoral – To Die in the Country - Shūji Terayama (1974)
08. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - Tobe Hooper (1974)
09. Il Fiore delle Mille e Una Notte | Arabian Nights - Pier Paolo Pasolini (1974)
10. Alice in den Städten | Alice in the Cities - Wim Wenders (1974)
11. La Gueule Ouverte | The Mouth Agape - Maurice Pialat (1974)
12. A Woman under the Influence - John Cassavetes (1974)
13. Seijū Gakuen | School of the Holy Beast - Norifumi Suzuki (1974)
14. Penda’s Fen - Alan Clarke (1974)
15. Duhul Aurului | Gold Fever - Dan Pita | Mircea Veroiu (1974)
16. The Conversation - Francis Ford Coppola (1974)
17. Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto | Swept Away - Lina Wertmüller (1974)
18. Cani Arrabbiati | Rabid Dogs - Mario Bava (1974)
19. Dunderklumpen! - Per Åhlin (1974)
20. Chinatown - Roman Polanski (1974)


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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071746
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071585
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071115
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071970
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071406
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072271
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071502
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069687
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071587
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072417
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0224077
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325965
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071360
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Post by mathiasa » June 13th, 2020, 3:26 pm

What a fantastic year!

1. Phantom of the Paradise
2. Cockfighter
3. Le fantôme de la liberté
4. Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner
5. Female Trouble
6. Angst essen Seele auf
7. Alice in den Städten
8. Ankur
9. Parade
10. Phase IV
11. Mossafer
12. Byeoldeului gohyang
13. Closed Mondays
14. A Woman Under the Influence
15. The Sugarland Express
16. Italianamerican
17. Jukti, Takko Aar Gappo
18. Space Is the Place
19. Dead of Night
20. Martha

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Post by St. Gloede » June 13th, 2020, 8:40 pm

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One of the strongest years of all-time:

1. Le Fantôme de la liberté (1974, Luis Bunuel)
2. Il portiere di notte / The Night Porter (1974, Liliana Cavani)
3. Macskajáték / Cat's Play (1974, Károly Makk)
4. Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974, Werner Herzog)
5. The Godfather: Part II (1974 Francis Ford Coppola)
6. Himiko (1974, Masahiro Shinoda)
7. Un homme qui dort / The Man Who Sleeps (1974, Bernard Queysanne)
8. The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
9. Angst essen Seele auf / Fear Eats the Soul (1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
10. Karl May (1974, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg)

11. Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
12. La gueule ouverte / The Mouth Agape (1974, Maurice Pialat)
13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974, Sam Peckinpah)
14. Lancelot du Lac (1974, Robert Bresson)
15. A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes)
16. Les doigts dans la tête / Touched in the Head (1974, Jacques Doillon)
17. Mahler (1974, Ken Russell)
18. California Split (1974, Robert Altman)
19. Céline et Julie vont en bateau - Phantom Ladies Over Paris / Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
20. Les valseuses / Going Places (1974, Bertrand Blier)


HMs:

Sweet Movie (1974, Dusan Makavejev)
Steppenwolf (1974, Fred Haines)
Lenny (1974, Bob Fosse)
Glissements progressifs du plaisir / Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974, Alain Robbe-Grillet)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974 Martin Scorsese)
Naperekor vsemu / Defying Everybody (1974, Yuri Ilyenko)
Le milieu du monde / The Middle of the World (1974, Alain Tanner)
Cani arrabbiati / Rabid Dogs (1974, Mario Bava)
C'eravamo tanto amati / We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974, Ettore Scola)
Sonar Kella / The Golden Fortress (1974, Satyajit Ray)
Cockfighter (1974, Monte Hellman)
Alice in den Städten (1974, Wim Wenders)
La société du spectacle / The Society of the Spectacle (1974, Guy Debord)
Mes petites amoureuses / My Little Lovers (1974, Jean Eustache)
Seemabaddha / Company Limited (1974, Satyajit Ray)
Ryoma ansatsu / The Assassination of Ryoma (1974, Kazuo Kuroki)
Vincent, François, Paul... et les autres (1974, Claude Sautet)
Young Frankenstein (1974, Mel Brooks)
La solitude du chanteur de fond / The Loneliness of the Long Distance Singer (1974, Chris Marker)
Il fiore delle mille e una notte / Arabian Nights (1974, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare / Almost Human (1974, Umberto Lenzi)
La femme du Gange / Woman of the Ganges (1974, Marguerite Duras)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974, Brian De Palma)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974, Joseph Sargent)
The Gambler (1974, Karel Reisz)
Path of Cessation (1974, Robert E. Fulton)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974, Sidney Lumet)
The Nickel Ride (1974, Robert Mulligan)
General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974, Barbet Schroeder)
Diwan (1974, Werner Nekes)
Black Christmas (1974, Bob Clark)
Edvard Munch (1974, Peter Watkins)
Thieves Like Us (1974, Robert Altman)
Szerelmem, Elektra / Electra, My Love (1974, Miklós Jancsó)
The Odessa File (1974, Ronald Neame)
Sandakan hachibanshokan bohkyo / Sandakan 8 (1974, Kei Kumai)


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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071910/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068891/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071691
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071609/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071360/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192718/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071360/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071141/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071713/


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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071587/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071737/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071249/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072417/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071429/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071797/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071269/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071381/

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Post by pitchorneirda » June 14th, 2020, 12:48 am

Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 9:37 pm
  1. Path of Cessation
  2. La société du spectacle
  3. The Super Cops
  4. あさき夢みし
  5. 竜馬暗殺
  6. Die letzten Tage von Gomorrha
  7. Busting
  8. The First Signs of Washoe
  9. Les filles de Kamare
  10. Confessions of a Young American Housewife
  11. Nora Helmer
  12. Light
  13. Steppenwolf
  14. Freedom on the Inside
  15. Flesh Flows
  16. Rivers of Sand
  17. 'Rameau's Nephew' by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen (1974)
  18. The Haunted Mouth
  19. Déjeuner du matin
  20. Vase de noces

The 4th link leads to John Boorman's Zardoz which is inconsistent with your list above

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Post by Rufus-T » June 14th, 2020, 2:09 am

Ebbywebby wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 5:23 am
gromit82 wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 2:32 am
Ebbywebby wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 11:37 pm
Scenes from a Marriage is listed as 1973....
"Scenes from a Marriage" (1973) is the mini-series version:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070644/

Scenes from a Marriage (1974) is the theatrical version:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6725014/

My personal opinion is that the mini-series should be eligible for the 1973 poll and the theatrical version for the 1974 poll.
So if some film has a belated "director's cut" released, you'd deem it eligible for the later year's "best" lists?
Thanks for pointing out the year for Scenes from a Marriage. To simplify things, I would just follow the year stamp from IMDb. The theatrical version would qualify for 1974. If anyone saw only the mini-series, I would recommend refrain from voting for Scenes from a Marriage. For director's cut, as compared to Mini-Series vs theatrical version, the IMDb date is the year of the theatrical release. I don't know off hand any exception.

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Post by prodigalgodson » June 14th, 2020, 10:21 am

1. Lancelot du Lac (Bresson)
2. Zardoz (Boorman)
3. Chinatown (Polanski)
4. The Text of Light (Brakhage)
5. Images of Asian Music (Hutton)
6. The Gaping Maw (Pialat)
7. Reason, Debate, and a Story (Ghatak)
8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Peckinpah)
9. The Godfather: Part II (Coppola)
10. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Fassbinder)
11. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Herzog)
12. California Split (Altman)
13. Star Garden (Brakhage)
14. The Star Are Beautiful (Brakhage)
15. Arabian Nights (Pasolini)
16. Partizani (Jankovic)
17. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (Herzog)
18. Winter Solstice (Frampton)
19. Phase IV (Bass)
20. Dejeuner de matin (Bokanowski)

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » June 14th, 2020, 5:03 pm

pitchorneirda wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 12:48 am
The 4th link leads to John Boorman's Zardoz which is inconsistent with your list above
Thanks. Fixed.
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Post by beavis » June 14th, 2020, 8:35 pm

1 - Edvard Munch - 5
2 - Den-En ni Shisu - 5
3 - Mes Petites Amoureuses - 4,5
4 - UnHomme Qui Dort - 4,5
5 - L'Invenzione di Morel - 4,5
6 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 4,5
7 - Potop - 4,5
8 - Sweet Movie - 4,5
9 - Touche Pas a  la Femme Blanche - 4
10 - Cani Arrabbiati - 4
11 - Ryoma Ansatsu - 4
12 - Gruppo di Famiglia in un Interno - 4
13 - Mariken van Nieumeghen - 4
14 - Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia - 4
15 - Grandeur Nature - 4
16 - Fontane Effi Briest - 4
17 - Jeder für Sich und Gott gegen Alle - 4
18 - La Femme du Gange - 4
19 - Himiko - 4
20 - Les Valseuses - 4


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Post by timshelboy » June 15th, 2020, 4:31 pm

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A good year for paranoia...some wonderful period recreations.....and Ms Dunaway

1 CHINATOWN
2 FEMALE TROUBLE
3 THE GREAT GATSBY
4 THE CONVERSATION
5 THE TOWERING INFERNO
6 THE PARALLAX VIEW
7 THIEVES LIKE US
8 CONVERSATION PIECE
9 THE GODFATHER 2
10 MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
11 EARTHQUAKE :unsure: :blink:
12 FEAR EATS THE SOUL
13 NADA
14 THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123
15 LE TRIO INFERNALE
16 CAGED HEAT (and what a poster)Image
17 REFLECTIONS OF MURDER (TV)
18 THE ODESSA FILE
19 BLAZING SADDLES
20 FOXY BROWN



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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071970/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072251/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_4
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071266/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072070/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071935/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071517/

Honourable Mentions to: LES VALSEUSES; LENNY; THATS ENTERTAINMENT; THE MAIDS; ALICE DOESNT LIVE HERE ANYMORE; SUGARLAND EXPRESS; THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ; THE FOUR MUSKETEERS; and THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY

Predictions... the one I had in mind as a cert was CHINATOWN,,, but I forgot the mafia juggernaut's collective rep... The other Coppola and the Bunuel should do well.

Obscurities?

LE TRIO INFERNALE is a nasty period murder tale with a memorable getting rid of the bodies in acid sequence plus the late Michel Piccoli & Romy Schneider.

NADA is Chabrol's terrorist tale,,, atypical but among his best with a commanding Fabio Testi in the lead.

THE TOWERING INFERNO is certainly not obscure but I doubt will feature on many lists - a shame as it is superb entertainment and coined the year's biggest USA box office. If you do give it a whirl please watch it on bluray or dvd - commercial TV usually cut the gorier bits which contribute to overall impact. It really was the CITIZEN KANE of disaster flics with starriest cast and (I think a factor in its success) a disaster - trapped in a burning building- that could affect any of us, unlike, say, being capsized in an ocean liner or in a quake, or in a crippled 747 flown by Karen Black...

But I'll also give a shout to EARTHQUAKE... :D :whistling: now derided as laughably bad (and a Maltin "bomb"). Sure the casting director deserves prizes for nerve,,, but believe me in "Sensurround" in cinemas in 1974 it was a great night out... and it sure had a high fatality rate for cast members i.e. delivered the goods.

REFLECTIONS OF MURDER - Whilst not eclipsing LES DIABOLIQUES, this TV remake is a very respectable retread with Joan Hackett and Tuesday Weld.
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Post by St. Gloede » June 17th, 2020, 7:01 pm

Rewatched Lancelot du Lac yesterday - went from 5/10 to 9/10. <3

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Post by lineuphere » June 18th, 2020, 1:11 am

Just did a mid-month re-ranking update on my list.

And I just finished Sohrab Shahid Saless' Tabiate bijan ("Still Life") and noticed it's not on anyone else's lists so far. I recommend the ride if you're looking around for more 1974 gems.

Many more still in my queue.

Onward.

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