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1970s Challenge (Official, August 2020)

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Post by ororama » September 1st, 2020, 12:08 pm

30. How much Wood would a Woodchuck chuck... - Beobachtungen zu einer neuen Sprache (1976) * 46 min.
37. Pioniere in Ingolstadt/ Pioneers in Ingolstadt (1971) * 87 min.

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1. The Night Stalker (1972) 75 min.
2. The Night Strangler (1973) 90 min.
3. Pays de cocagneLand of Milk and Honey (1971) * 75 min.
4. Mean Streets  (1973) 112 min.
5. Land des Schweigens und der DunkelheitLand of Silence and Darkness (1971) * 85 min.
6. Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner / The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974) * 46 min.
7. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) * 100 min.
8. Qiu XiaChelsia My Love (1976) * 100 min.
9. Di er dao cai hongRainbow in My Heart (1979) * 84 min.
10. L'Eden et aprèsEden and After (1970) * 98 min.
11. N. a pris les dés... / N. Took the Dice (1971) * 79 min.
12. The Bloody Judge (1970) * 103 min.
13. L'ultimo treno della notteLast Stop on the Night Train (1975) * 94 min.
14. Götter der PestGods of the Plague (1970) 91 min.
15. San De huo shang yu Chong Mi LiuIron Fisted Monk (1977)  89 min.
16. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes/ Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) 94 min.
17. Warum läuft Herr R. Amok/ Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970) * 88 min.
18. Les Démoniaques (1974) * 100 min.
19. Magnum Force (1973) 123 min.
20. Slaughter (1972) * 92 min.
21. Le genou de Claire/ Claire's Knee (1970) 106 min.
22. The Last House on the Left (1972) 84 min.
23. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Ripper (1974) 51 min.
24. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) * 74 min.
25. Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle/ The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) 110 min.
26. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Zombie (1974) 51 min.
27. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be... (1974) 51 min.
28. Pauk/ The Spider (1970) * 9 min.
Rüblik (1975) * 10 min.
Tichý týden v dome/ A Quiet Week in the House (1971) 19 min.
Canada Vignettes: Onions and Garlic (1978) * 4 min.
Pesni ognennykh let/ Songs of the Years of Fire (1971) * 19 min.
29. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Vampire (1974) 51 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by flavo5000 » September 1st, 2020, 1:26 pm

My last post of the challenge! Thanks blocho for pulling hosting duties!

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212a. The Rocking Horse Winner (1977)
212b. The Spider Will Kill You (1976)

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213. Doberuman deka a.k.a. Doberman Cop (1977)

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214. L'ambizioso a.k.a. The Climber (1975)

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215. The Groove Tube (1974)

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216. Toys Are Not for Children (1972)

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217. Blutiger Freitag a.k.a. Bloody Friday (1972)

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218. Au Pair Girls (1972)

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219. The Alien Factor (1978)

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220. Sladké hry minulého léta a.k.a. The Sweet Games of Last Summer (1970)


221a. Gurendaizâ, Gettâ Robo jî, Gurêto Majingâ - Kessen! Daikaijû a.k.a. Grendizer, Getter Robo G, Great Mazinger: Decisive Battle! Great Sea Beast (1976)
221b. Yuki no Taiyou a.k.a. Yuki's Sun (1972)
221c. Kenju giga a.k.a. Anthropo-Cynical Farce (1970)
221d. Kore ga UFO da! Soratobu enban a.k.a. That Is an UFO! The Flying Saucer (1975)
SpoilerShow
1. Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)
2. Meteor (1979)
3. Le fond de l'air est rouge a.k.a. A Grin Without A Cat (1977)
4. Hokkyoku no Mushika Mishika a.k.a. Adventures of the Polar Cubs (1979)
5. Pays de cocagne a.k.a. Land of Milk & Honey (1971)
6. Tiger by the Tail (1970)
7. Rejs a.k.a. The Cruise)
8a. Star Garden (1974)
8b. Come Dancing (1971)
8c. A Recollection... Hanging Rock 1900 (1975)
9. La coda dello scorpione a.k.a. Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)
10. Homesdale (1971)
11. The Internecine Project (1974)
12. The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
13. Vem var Dracula? a.k.a. In Search of Dracula (1975)
14. Les amis (1971)
15. Sürü a.k.a. The Herd (1978)
16. Kindaichi Kosuke no boken a.k.a. The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi (1979)
17. Stone Cold Dead (1979)
18. The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976)
19. Fårö dokument (1970)
20. Fårö-dokument 1979 (1979)
21. Slaughter (1972)
22. Robot Taekwon V a.k.a. Voltar the Invincible (1976)
23. El retorno de Walpurgis a.k.a. Curse of the Devil (1973)
24. Abhimaan (1973)
25. Gozaresh a.k.a. The Report (1977)
26. The World Beyond (1978)
27. The Hart of London (1970)
28. Maîtresse (1976)
29. Executive Action (1973)
30. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
31. The Wiz (1978)
32. Supermen dönüyor a.k.a. Return of Superman (1979)
33. Rocky II (1979)
34. O lipotaktis a.k.a. The Deserter (1970)
35. A Thief in the Night (1972)
36. Seven (1979)
37. Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)
38. Providence (1977)
39. Mädchen im Nachtverkehr a.k.a. Girls in the Night Traffic (1976)
40. Free to Be... You & Me (1974)
41. Chi l'ha vista morire? a.k.a. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
42-54. I Claudius (1976) E1-13
55. Lin Shi Rong a.k.a. Magnificent Butcher (1979)
56. Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga a.k.a. Gamera vs. Jiger (1970)
57. Play for Today: Robin Redbreast (1970)
58. The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979)
59. Hababam Sinifi Sinifta Kaldi a.k.a. The Chaos Class Failed the Class (1976)
60. Figures in a Landscape (1970)
61. A Tattered Web (1971)
62. Angels Die Hard (1970)
63. Pakeezah (1972)
64. Xing xing wang a.k.a. The Mighty Peking Man (1977)
65. L'araignée d'eau a.k.a. The Water Spider (1971)
66. Shatranj Ke Khilari a.k.a. The Chess Players (1977)
67. La porta sul buio: Il vicino di casa a.k.a. Doors of Darkness: The Neighbor (1973)
68. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
69. Maidstone (1970)
70. I Heard the Owl Call My Name (1973)
71. Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
72. Alice in den Städten a.k.a. Alice in the Cities (1974)
73. The Norliss Tapes (1973)
74. Anomalo fortio a.k.a. Dangerous Cargo (1977)
75. Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
76. The White Buffalo (1977)
77. Mame (1974)
78. The Premonition (1976)
79. Yek Etefagh sadeh a.k.a. A Simple Event (1974)
80. Ban jin ba liang a.k.a. The Private eyes (1976)
81. Blaise Pascal (1972)
82. Alambrista! (1977)
83. Tatsu no ko Tarô a.k.a. Taro the Dragon Boy (1979)
84. Pure S (1975)
85. Os Inconfidentes (1972)
86a. Children of the Fields (1973)
86b. A Linguagem da Persuasão (1970)
86c. O Aleijadinho (1978)
87. Earthquake (1974)
88. Who? (1973)
89. Hell's Bloody Devils (1970)
90. The Stud (1978)
91. Quadroon (1971)
92. Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977)
93. La porta sul buio: La bambola a.k.a. Doors of Darkness: The Dolls (1973)
94. Pink Narcissus (1971)
95. Un'ombra nell'ombra a.k.a. Ring of Darkness a.k.a. Satan's Wife (1979)
96. China Girl (1975)
97. Black Love (1971)
98. Erotic Point of View (1974)
99. Homer... The Late Comer (1970)
100. La morte risale a ieri sera a.k.a. Death Took Place Last Night (1970)
101. Les deux Anglaises et le continent a.k.a. Two English Girls (1971)
102. The Plumber (1979)
103. How much Wood would a Woodchuck chuck... - Beobachtungen zu einer neuen Sprache (1976)
104. Uchû senkan Yamato a.k.a. Space Battleship Yamato (1977)
105. Gyeoulyeoja a.k.a. Winter Woman (1977)
106. Nuits rouges a.k.a. Shadowman (1974)
107. La orgía de los muertos a.k.a. The Hanging Woman (1973)
108. Moonwalk One (1971)
109. Vigilante Force (1976)
110. Mr. Horatio Knibbles (1971)
111. Criminally Insane (1975)
112a. Peege (1973)
112b. Serene Velocity (1970)
112c. I, an Actress (1977)
112d. Multiple SIDosis (1970)
113-114. Cartesius (1974) E1-2
115-120. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) E1-6
121. Play for Today: Nuts in May (1976)
122. Through the Looking Glass (1976)
123. Furimukeba ai a.k.a. Take Me Away (1978)
124. Absolution (1978)
125. Blood Stalkers (1978)
126. Omnibus: Dance of the Seven Veils (1970)
127. Disco Godfather (1979)
128. The Rose (1979)
129. Dang kou tan a.k.a. Bloody Fists (1972)
130. La porta sul buio: Testimone oculare a.k.a. Eyewitness (1973)
131. Akai kami no onna a.k.a. The Woman with Red Hair (1979)
132. Demons of the Mind (1972)
133. Roma drogata: la polizia non può intervenire a.k.a. Hallucination Strip (1975)
134. The Eiger Sanction (1975)
135. Genèse d'un repas a.k.a. Origins of a Meal (1979)
136. Trouble Man (1972)
137. Satan's Children (1975)
138. Betrayal (1974)
139. Al-risâlah a.k.a. The Message (1976)
140. A Safe Place (1971)
141. Confessions of a Young American Housewife (1974)
142. Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
143. Sticenik a.k.a. Ward (1973)
144. Bombay to Goa (1972)
145. Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim a.k.a. The Girl with the Red Scarf (1977)
146-150. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag a.k.a. Eight Hours Don't Make A Day (1972) E1-5
151. Emma, puertas oscuras (1974)
152. Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977)
153. Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland a.k.a. Hitler: A Film From Germany (1977)
154. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
155. Le genou de Claire a.k.a. Claire's Knee (1970)
156. Son of Dracula (1974)
157. Korol Lir a.k.a. King Lear (1971)
158. Bleacher Bums (1979)
159. L'uomo, la donna e la bestia - Spell (Dolce mattatoio) a.k.a. Man, Woman & Beast (1977)
160. Awdat al ibn al dal a.k.a. Return of the Prodigal Son (1976)
161. Foes (1977)
162. Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
163. If Footmen Tire You What Will Horses Do? (1971)
164. Zai jian Zhongguo a.k.a. China Behind (1978)
165. Hwabun a.k.a. The Pollen of Flowers (1972)
166. Storm Boy (1976)
167. Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (1970)
168. Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)
169. Stigma (1972)
170. Agit a.k.a. Elegy (1972)
171. Behind the Green Door (1972)
172. La noche de Walpurgis a.k.a. The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)
173-175. L'età di Cosimo de Medici a.k.a. Age of Medici (1972)
176. Hornets' Nest (1970)
177. Bound for Glory (1976)
178. San Francisco Ball (1971)
179a. Ascensor (1978)
179b. Wilmington (1970)
179c. I'm a Fool (1977)
180. Herbie Rides Again (1974)
181. A*P*E (1976)
182. Pursuit (1972)
183. Billy Two Hats (1974)
184. Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)
185. Anderusen dôwa ningyo-hime a.k.a. The Little Mermaid (1975)
186. Das Frauenhaus a.k.a. Blue Rita (1977)
187. Kotch (1971)
188. Cromwell (1970)
189. The House That Would Not Die (1970)
190. Le diable probablement a.k.a. The Devil Probably (1977)
191. Hitomi no naka no houmonsha a.k.a. The Visitor in the Eye (1977)
192. The California Kid (1974)
193. Massacre at Central High (1976)
194. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
195. Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
196. Supercock (1975)
197. A Piece of the Action (1977)
198. Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978)
199. I violenti di Roma bene a.k.a. Violence for Kicks (1976)
200. Hercules in New York (1970)
201a. To Fly (1976)
201b. The Shetland Experience (1977)
201c. Wind Vane (1972)
202. Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman a.k.a. Gatchaman: The Movie (1978)
203. The Pied Piper (1972)
204. Çöpçüler Krali a.k.a. The King of the Street Cleaners (1977)
205. Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)
206a. The Summoned (1974)
206b. A Taste of Flesh (1976)
207a. Despondent Yearning (1973)
207b. Interspersions (1974)
207c. Homicidal (1975)
207d. A Fistful of Pasta (1974)
208. Devicanska svirka (1973)
209. Hera Pheri (1976)
210. The Legacy (1978)
211. Godspell: A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew (1973)
212a. The Rocking Horse Winner (1977)
212b. The Spider Will Kill You (1976)
213. Doberuman deka a.k.a. Doberman Cop (1977)
214. L'ambizioso a.k.a. The Climber (1975)
215. The Groove Tube (1974)
216. Toys Are Not for Children (1972)
217. Blutiger Freitag a.k.a. Bloody Friday (1972)
218. Au Pair Girls (1972)
219. The Alien Factor (1978)
220. Sladké hry minulého léta a.k.a. The Sweet Games of Last Summer (1970)
221a. Gurendaizâ, Gettâ Robo jî, Gurêto Majingâ - Kessen! Daikaijû a.k.a. Grendizer, Getter Robo G, Great Mazinger: Decisive Battle! Great Sea Beast (1976)
221b. Yuki no Taiyou a.k.a. Yuki's Sun (1972)
221c. Kenju giga a.k.a. Anthropo-Cynical Farce (1970)
221d. Kore ga UFO da! Soratobu enban a.k.a. That Is an UFO! The Flying Saucer (1975)

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Post by OldAle1 » September 1st, 2020, 2:46 pm

slumming in the 70sShow

Roger Corman in the 70s

1. Bloody Mama (Roger Corman, 1970)
2. Gas-s-s-s aka Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (Roger Corman, 1970)
3. Von Richthofen and Brown (Roger Corman, 1971)

Chuck Norris in the 70s

4. Breaker! Breaker! (Don Hulette, 1977)

sci-fi in the 70s, German-style

5. Eolomea (Hermann Zschoche, 1972)
6. Im Staub der Sterne / In the Dust of the Stars (Gottfried Kolditz, 1976)
7. Operation Ganymed (Rainer Erler, 1977)

8. Foul Play (Colin Higgins, 1978) (re-watch)

more German speculative fictions

9. Traumstadt / Dream City (Johannes Schaaf, 1973)
10. Das Millionenspiel / The Millions Game (Tom Toelle, 1970)

Iranian obscurities

11. Ghahremanan / The Invincible Six (Jean Negulesco, 1970)
12. Marg dar baran / Death in the Rain (Samuel Khachikian, 1975)

13. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (John Hough, 1974)
14. Apachen (Gottfried Kolditz, 1973)
15. The Black Hole (re-watch) (Gary Nelson, 1979)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

16. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episode 1, "Awakening" (re-watch)
17-18. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episodes 2/2a, "Planet of the Slave Girls"
19. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episode 3, "Vegas in Space"
20-21. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episodes 4-5, "The Plot to Kill a City"

21. Finalmente le mille e una notte / 1001 Nights of Pleasure (Antonio Margheriti, 1972)
22. Summer in the City (Wim Wenders, 1971) (re-watch)
23. Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter / The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (Wim Wenders, 1972) (re-watch)

Wim Wenders continued

24. Die scharlachrote Buchstabe / The Scarlet Letter (1973)
25. Alice in die Städten / Alice in the Cities (1974) (re-watch?)
26. Im Lauf der Zeit / Kings of the Road (1975) (re-watch)
27. Der amerikanische Freund / The American Friend (1977) (re-watch)

Neo-noir nostalgia attempt, x2

28. Chandler (Paul Magwood, 1971)
29. Pulp (Mike Hodges, 1972)

30. Arabian Adventure (Kevin Connor, 1979)
31. Tatort: Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße / Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (Samuel Fuller, 1972) (re-watch)

There's a making-of documentary on the Olive BD of this feature-length film taken from the West German "Tatort" TV series which I gather was something like an anthology; I suspect the doc will shed some interesting light on this, and I also wouldn't be surprised if it's better than the film. This was dim in my memory - I think I had seen the shorter 102-minute cut back in the 90s at some point, probably at Facets in Chicago - and it wasn't one of Fuller's better films as I recalled - nor does it really improve on the re-watch, this time of the 2-hour-plus director's cut. The beginning and ending are pretty cool, but overall this attempt at a gritty noir story about an international ring of extortionists that mostly prey on big-time politicians falls flat, or at least not lumpy enough to be interesting. Poor sound recording and various actors struggling to one extent or another with their English (star Glenn Corbett is American so no problem there) is one small problem; a larger one is that it's just too repetitive, with several scenes of Corbett (an American agent working undercover to bust the ring and help a US Senator with dreams of the Presidency) and his femme fatale partner (?) Christa Lang (the director's second wife) taking very similar approaches in framing their "clients", in various scenic locales along the Rhein, mostly. There are some of the usual crazy Fuller elements, like the long opening sequence that leads into a kind of cool chase, and an ending that reflects the opening, but on the whole this isn't really successful and it may well have been better in the shorter version.

32 Corvette Summer (Matthew Robbins, 1978)

Mark Hamill's next film after Star Wars made him an instant household name has been on my to-see list for decades; I may well have wanted to see it when it came out, if it played in my neck of the woods, and as it was actually a decent-sized hit it probably did. But I never did see it then and it had to wait until this year of nostalgia and isolation, and it was perhaps a good choice for now. It's an odd little movie - it starts out much as I thought it would, as a high school comedy-drama about the geeky shop kid (Hamill) who only loves cars, but it rapidly turns into a somewhat seedy and at times depressing crime/coming of age drama, as the Corvette that Ken (Hamill) has worked on all year gets stolen, and he tracks it to Vegas and gets into all kinds of trouble, much of it involving would-be hooker Vanessa (Annie Potts, also at the beginning of her career). Hamill and Potts make an appealing couple of protagonists, and there are a few unexpected twists, but ultimately this is a little too stupid and creepy - Potts' character is really problematic, given that there's nothing given about her background and we're just supposed to accept that she's always wanted to be a hooker - to really work. Still I'd give it credit for trying to put together summer comedy, crime, and car chases all in one package and at least make it coherent, if not really good.

More Buck Rogers - all from 1979

33. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episode 6, "Return of the Fighting 69th"
34. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episode 7, "Unchained Woman"
35. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episode 8, "Planet of the Amazon Women"
36. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1, Episode 9, "Cosmic Whiz Kid"

Episode 6 is as you might guess about some old-timer pilots called out of retirement when there's a new threat - we've seen this before already in this series! Peter Graves and Woody Strode are among the geezer, so that's kind of cool, otherwise, snooze.

Episode 7 is one of too many that make reference to "girls" or "women" or have a woman's name in the title. The more I watch this show - created by Mormons by the way - the more I see how it's an excuse for cheesecake to pull in horny teenaged boys (like myself at the time). This one involves Buck trying to help a prisoner (Jamie Lee Curtis, 20 at the time this was shot but already having 20+ TV episodes under her belt) escape from an "impregnable" fortress so that she can testify in a trial. They are pursued across a desert landscape and into a town by a relentless robot jailer - shades of Westworld. Kind of fun, easily the best of this group.

"Planet of the Amazon Women" involves a planet depopulated of men that tricks male spacecraft pilots into following distress signals and then enslaves them. There is so much wrong here - common sense to begin with, but also it's yet another slavery episode; here we have a supposedly united Earth that rules over a large Federation (shades of another SF TV show from a decade earlier?) and everything's hunky-dory with equality and all that but at every turn we see that every other planet seems to be run as if no progress had ever been made. Well, what do we expect?

Gary Coleman is the "Cosmic Whiz Kid" from Episode 9, like Buck a 20th century survivor who's been thawed out to help a planet with it's problems as he's a super-super-genius. The explanation of his freezing and who he was in the 20th century just doesn't make any sense when you try to put this series and it's chronology together in some logical way, so don't bother - it's another "let's just throw this actor in there and make some shit up that out dumbass kiddie audience will like" thing. Also on hand: Ray Walston as the bad guy who kidnaps the young braniac.

After the first few episodes, which built in quality from "total dreck" to "borderline acceptable semi-entertainment", we have unfortunately plateaued. All of these four are better than the first episode or maybe the first two, but they aren't any better than "Plot to Kill a City" either. I can forgive the cheesy costumes, music, and FX, probably more than most people, even most people my age, and I've gotten a fair amount of enjoyment out of the "peers" of this show - sci-fi or exotic adventure - that I've seen over the past several years: Battlestar Galactica, The Six Million Dollar Man, Logan's Run, Bring 'Em Back Alive and especially Tales of the Gold Monkey. All of them have plenty of flaws - deep sexism usually, poor science, and generally mediocre screenplays. Little to no sense of continuity - which might be refreshing if you're tired of feeling you have to watch 30 or 70 or 120 episodes of a series in order and remember them all to "get it" with some of today's novels-in-tv-form, but is often just a sign of real laziness in writing and show-running. None of them are close to "great" television IMO and most aren't even "good" all the time. But none have quite the combination of lacking-in-charisma lead actors and atrocious storytelling as this show provides. Gil Gerard just ain't Lee Majors or Bruce Boxleitner, Erin Gray is very sexy but given little of interest to do and little snappy dialogue, and Tim O'Connor is just leaden. Even Mel Blanc as the voice of Twiki is wasted and just seems silly most of the time. And the stories are almost uniformly weak. I hate to give up on any series - too much of a completist, which is why I don't watch much TV - but I'm sorely tempted with this one; in any case I'm sure I'll be spacing out the remainder from now on.


That's it, a poor showing as with the other challenges this past month. Just couldn't get in the mood. Thanks for running it in any case blocho!

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Post by blocho » September 1st, 2020, 4:33 pm

I'll post standings and stats on Wednesday evening. Please try to get your final updates in by then.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » September 1st, 2020, 6:56 pm

17-21. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag [Eight Hours Don't Make a Day] (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder): 9.0
22. Fontane - Effi Briest (1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder): 4.2
23. Faustrecht der Freiheit [Fox and His Friends] (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder): 6.8
24. Friday Foster (1975, Arthur Marks): 7.0
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1. Numéro deux (1975, Jean-Luc Godard): 7.0
2. Five Easy Pieces (1970, Bob Rafelson) rewatch: 8.5 > 8.5
3. Drive, He Said (1971, Jack Nicholson): 6.8
4. A Safe Place (1971, Henry Jaglom): 6.5
5. The Last Picture Show (1971,Peter Bogdanovich) rewatch: 8.5 > 8.2
6. The King of Marvin Gardens (1972, Bob Rafelson) : 7.2
7. Valerie a týden divu [Valerie and Her Week of Wonders] (1970, Jaromil Jires): 6.0
8. Phase IV (1974, Saul Bass): 7.8
9. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart): 6.5
10. Wise Blood (1979, John Huston) : 6.5
11. Comment ça va? (1976, Anne-Marie Miéville & Jean-Luc Godard): 6.8
12. Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte [Beware of a Holy Whore] (1971, Rainer Werner Fassbinder): 6.2
13. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten [The Merchant of Four Seasons] (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) : 7.2
14. Les rendez-vous d'Anna [The Meetings of Anna] (1978, Chantal Akerman): 6.5
15. Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant [The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant] (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder): 5.8
16. The Towering Inferno (1974, John Guillermin & Irwin Allen): 4.0
That's it for me. I watched way less than I had lined up for this at the start of the month, unfortunately. Thanks for hosting blocho.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » September 2nd, 2020, 12:18 pm

Two to close with:

15. Espejismo / Mirage (1972, Armando Robles Godoy) - 9/10
16. Nothing But the Night (1973, Peter Sasdy) - 7/10

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Thanks for hosting, blocho!
That's all, folks!

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Post by blocho » September 3rd, 2020, 3:11 am

Final Summary

The 1970s Challenge, much like the 1970s itself, is over. But both experiences will live on in their effect on us. It's been a lot of fun to host, and I thank all participants. I particularly want to salute adwest for participating in her first ever ICM Forum challenge. For complete results, check the OP.

Main Challenge
We finished with 30 participants who earned a cumulative total of 1,033 points. That works out to a mean score of 34.4 points and a median of 21 points. Flavo5000 won the main challenge with a commanding total of 221 points, which nearly doubled the score of runner-up Traveller (114). Traveller, in a dramatic finish, edged out blueboybob's 112 points.

Bonus Challenge #1: Every Year
A lot of participants completed this bonus challenge: flavo5000, Traveller, blueboybob, jdidaco, sol, maxwelldeux, allisoncm, OldAle1, burneyfan, peeptoad, and Obgeoff. Flavo5000 completed the challenge thirteen times over!

Bonus Challenge #2: Blocho's Recommendation
Noble peeptoad is the only winner of this bonus challenge. All hail the toad!!! Thanks for indulging my recommendation.

Bonus Challenge #3: Best Contributor
This was a tough one. There were many great contributors, and I hope this bonus challenge can become a feature regularly included in other challenges in order to encourage participation in the discussion which challenges are meant to provoke. I loved flavo5000's screenshots for each movie. Burneyfan and maxwelldeux provided consistently interesting reactions to what they saw. Morrison-dylan-fan gave us extended thoughts on the works of Seijun Suzuki, among other filmmakers. But after reading 446 points, the winner is clear. The award for Best Contributor goes to the person who offered the most consistent and voluminous thoughts on everything he saw, even TV shows I've never heard of -- Sol. Congrats, Sol!

Years
The following graph does not include shorts or episodes under 30 minutes.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » September 3rd, 2020, 10:25 am

blocho wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 3:11 am
Final Summary



Bonus Challenge #3: Best Contributor
This was a tough one. There were many great contributors, and I hope this bonus challenge can become a feature regularly included in other challenges in order to encourage participation in the discussion which challenges are meant to provoke. I loved flavo5000's screenshots for each movie. Burneyfan and maxwelldeux provided consistently interesting reactions to what they saw. Morrison-dylan-fan gave us extended thoughts on the works of Seijun Suzuki, among other filmmakers. But after reading 446 points, the winner is clear. The award for Best Contributor goes to the person who offered the most consistent and voluminous thoughts on everything he saw, even TV shows I've never heard of -- Sol. Congrats, Sol!

I love this award an do hope also it will become a standard award for each challenge. I only fear that sol might win most of them. Which speaks for his great contributions to this forum. And should be an incentive for us all to step up our game ;)

Thanks for the stats and hosting, blocho.

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Post by sol » September 3rd, 2020, 10:38 am

blocho wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 3:11 am
Bonus Challenge #3: Best Contributor
This was a tough one. There were many great contributors, and I hope this bonus challenge can become a feature regularly included in other challenges in order to encourage participation in the discussion which challenges are meant to provoke. I loved flavo5000's screenshots for each movie. Burneyfan and maxwelldeux provided consistently interesting reactions to what they saw. Morrison-dylan-fan gave us extended thoughts on the works of Seijun Suzuki, among other filmmakers. But after reading 446 points, the winner is clear. The award for Best Contributor goes to the person who offered the most consistent and voluminous thoughts on everything he saw, even TV shows I've never heard of -- Sol. Congrats, Sol!
Wow; thank you. I am humbled and touched. :$ I definitely noticed more discussion on this thread than the other two Challenges this month. Whether this was due to the extra award, I don't know, but I had some real fun discussing all of the 70s films that prefigure Donnie Darko and all of the weirdly titled films that peeps could find. tehe Now, if we could only convince others to watch that giant bunny rabbit film. :huh:
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September 3rd, 2020, 10:25 am

I love this award an do hope also it will become a standard award for each challenge. I only fear that sol might win most of them. Which speaks for his great contributions to this forum. And should be an incentive for us all to step up our game ;)
Again, really humbled and touched. :blush: Part of the fun of listing viewings for me has always been finding a cool screenshot and posting comments but I know that not everybody has the time to do this.
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