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Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 28th, 2022, 9:15 pm
by gromit82
ICM Forum's Favorite Films from 1971


There were 50 voters and 233 different films voted for in this poll. The table below shows all films that received at least 25 points.

Rank Title AKA Director Points Received Number of Ballots Number of IMDB Votes Link
1 A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick 463.0 31 819,962 :imdb:
2 The Last Picture Show Peter Bogdanovich 365.5 28 48,323 :imdb:
3 Walkabout Nicolas Roeg 350.5 30 25,557 :imdb:
4 Harold and Maude Hal Ashby 329.0 26 77,364 :imdb:
5 McCabe & Mrs. Miller Robert Altman 253.0 19 25,138 :imdb:
6 The French Connection William Friedkin 250.0 24 122,380 :imdb:
7 Morte a Venezia Death in Venice Luchino Visconti 238.5 21 21,199 :imdb:
8 Wake in Fright Ted Kotcheff 191.5 17 12,452 :imdb:
9 Duel Steven Spielberg 172.0 14 70,708 :imdb:
10 Two-Lane Blacktop Monte Hellman 155.5 16 12,507 :imdb:
11 Utvandrarna The Emigrants Jan Troell 149.5 12 6,713 :imdb:
12 Shura Demons Toshio Matsumoto 149.0 14 2,299 :imdb:
13 Get Carter Mike Hodges 145.5 13 33,797 :imdb:
14 The Devils Ken Russell 139.0 14 16,280 :imdb:
15 Xia nü A Touch of Zen King Hu 130.0 12 6,398 :imdb:
16 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Mel Stuart 129.0 14 199,970 :imdb:
16 Straw Dogs Sam Peckinpah 129.0 10 60,363 :imdb:
18 Out 1, noli me tangere Out 1 Jacques Rivette 126.5 9 1,378 :imdb:
19 The Andromeda Strain Robert Wise 126.0 11 37,483 :imdb:
20 Le souffle au coeur Murmur of the Heart Louis Malle 125.5 13 9,993 :imdb:
21 Quatre nuits d'un rêveur Four Nights of a Dreamer Robert Bresson 118.5 11 2,639 :imdb:
22 Klute Alan J. Pakula 116.5 14 26,324 :imdb:
23 Dirty Harry Don Siegel 114.5 14 156,037 :imdb:
24 Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo 110.0 9 16,975 :imdb:
25 10 Rillington Place Richard Fleischer 106.5 10 8,870 :imdb:
26 A New Leaf Elaine May 102.0 11 6,668 :imdb:
27 Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit Land of Silence and Darkness Werner Herzog 100.0 11 2,883 :imdb:
28 Szerelem Love Károly Makk 99.5 10 1,974 :imdb:
29 Les deux Anglaises et le continent Two English Girls François Truffaut 93.0 8 5,466 :imdb:
30 Du côté d'Orouët Jacques Rozier 91.5 8 403 :imdb:
30 Les lèvres rouges Daughters of Darkness Harry Kümel 91.5 8 6,046 :imdb:
30 Mon oncle Antoine Claude Jutra 91.5 7 2,961 :imdb:
33 Fiddler on the Roof Norman Jewison 87.0 10 43,550 :imdb:
34 The Panic in Needle Park Jerry Schatzberg 84.0 8 18,300 :imdb:
35 The Tragedy of Macbeth Roman Polanski 83.0 7 13,950 :imdb:
36 The Go-Between Joseph Losey 81.0 9 5,839 :imdb:
37 Taking Off Milos Forman 80.0 9 4,419 :imdb:
38 Punishment Park Peter Watkins 74.0 5 7,040 :imdb:
39 Sho o suteyo machi e deyô Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets Shûji Terayama 71.0 7 2,000 :imdb:
40 Carnal Knowledge Mike Nichols 70.5 7 13,018 :imdb:
41 Giù la testa Duck, You Sucker Sergio Leone 70.0 6 34,693 :imdb:
42 Vanishing Point Richard C. Sarafian 64.0 8 28,700 :imdb:
42 THX 1138 George Lucas 64.0 6 51,631 :imdb:
44 Trafic Traffic Jacques Tati 63.0 7 6,825 :imdb:
45 Sunday Bloody Sunday John Schlesinger 62.0 7 6,368 :imdb:
45 W.R. - Misterije organizma WR: Mysteries of the Organism Dusan Makavejev 62.0 6 5,010 :imdb:
47 Reality's Invisible Robert E. Fulton 60.0 4 57 :imdb:
48 The Beguiled Don Siegel 59.0 6 17,671 :imdb:
49 Szindbád Sinbad Zoltán Huszárik 58.0 6 1,547 :imdb:
50 And Now for Something Completely Different Ian MacNaughton 56.0 6 30,362 :imdb:
50 Family Life Wednesday's Child Ken Loach 56.0 4 1,796 :imdb:
52 La région centrale Michael Snow 54.5 5 506 :imdb:
53 Trzecia czesc nocy The Third Part of the Night Andrzej Zulawski 54.0 6 2,247 :imdb:
54 Bananas Woody Allen 53.0 8 35,872 :imdb:
55 Play Misty for Me Clint Eastwood 50.5 6 28,570 :imdb:
56 Il Decameron The Decameron Pier Paolo Pasolini 49.0 5 11,027 :imdb:
57 Nicholas and Alexandra Franklin J. Schaffner 45.0 5 5,039 :imdb:
58 Gishiki The Ceremony Nagisa Ôshima 43.5 5 1,111 :imdb:
59 Una lucertola con la pelle di donna A Lizard in a Woman's Skin Lucio Fulci 43.0 4 5,135 :imdb:
60 Max et les ferrailleurs Max and the Junkmen Claude Sautet 41.0 5 2,751 :imdb:
60 La maison des bois Maurice Pialat 41.0 3 240 :imdb:
62 Fata Morgana Werner Herzog 40.0 5 3,792 :imdb:
63 Minnie and Moskowitz John Cassavetes 39.0 7 4,860 :imdb:
63 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Robert Stevenson 39.0 5 37,574 :imdb:
63 Proverka na dorogakh Trial on the Road Aleksey German 39.0 3 2,314 :imdb:
63 Ashad Ka Ek Din One Day Before the Rainy Season Mani Kaul 39.0 2 138 :imdb:
67 Gojira tai Hedora Godzilla vs. Hedorah Yoshimitsu Banno 35.0 3 5,705 :imdb:
67 In nome del popolo italiano In the Name of the Italian People Dino Risi 35.0 3 1,465 :imdb:
67 Mandara Akio Jissôji 35.0 3 406 :imdb:
70 Summer of '42 Robert Mulligan 34.0 4 8,183 :imdb:
71 Shaft Gordon Parks 33.0 6 19,200 :imdb:
71 Dolgie provody The Long Farewell Kira Muratova 33.0 4 770 :imdb:
73 The Hospital Arthur Hiller 30.0 4 6,543 :imdb:
73 Lawman Michael Winner 30.0 3 5,006 :imdb:
73 Lo strano vizio della signora Wardh The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh Sergio Martino 30.0 3 4,800 :imdb:
76 Viva la muerte Long Live Death Fernando Arrabal 29.0 3 1,386 :imdb:
77 Cuadecuc, vampir Vampir-Cuadecuc Pere Portabella 28.0 4 748 :imdb:
78 Emitaï Ousmane Sembene 27.0 3 387 :imdb:
78 Addio fratello crudele 'Tis Pity She's a Whore Giuseppe Patroni Griffi 27.0 2 450 :imdb:
80 Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman Nelson Pereira dos Santos 25.5 4 1,077 :imdb:
80 Juste avant la nuit Just Before Nightfall Claude Chabrol 25.5 4 2,095 :imdb:
82 Socrate Socrates Roberto Rossellini 25.0 3 843 :imdb:
83 Basic Training Frederick Wiseman 25.0 2 224 :imdb:


Films that received 1st-place votes
(ranked in order of number of first-place votes received, then by total points received)

8 - A Clockwork Orange – blocho, filmbantha, Leopardi, Lonewolf2003, maxwelldeux, murnaunosferatu, Opio, pitn
3 - The Last Picture Show – Gordon_Gekko, matthewscott8, sol
3 - Utvandrarna – hurluberlu, lineuphere, Mysterious Dude
3 - Out 1, noli me tangere – MoTH, OldAle1, Smoover
2 - Harold and Maude – klaus78, ororama
2 - McCabe & Mrs. Miller – cinewest, jeff_v
2 - The French Connection – Rufus-T, Teproc
2 - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory – gunnar, zzzorf
2 - Ashad Ka Ek Din – airdolll, RogerTheMovieManiac88
1 - Morte a Venezia – Caracortada
1 - Duel – AB537
1 - Shura - Torgo
1 - Two-Lane Blacktop - peeptoad
1 - The Andromeda Strain - Hunziker
1 - Klute – Silga
1 - Les lèvres rouges – beavis
1 - Mon oncle Antoine – Fergenaprido
1 - Fiddler on the Roof – gromit82
1 - The Panic in Needle Park – St. Gloede
1 - Trafic – Minkin
1 - Reality’s Invisible – viktor-vaudevillain
1 - Szindbád – joachimt
1 - La région centrale - Dolwphin
1 - Gishiki – RolandKirkSunglasses
1 - Mandara – Traveller
1 - Dolgie provody – Y U M E
1 - Addio fratello crudele - timshelboy
1 - The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (Emilio Miraglia) – TraverseTown (1 ballot, 20 points)
1 - Zvahlav aneb Saticky Slameného Huberta (Jan Svankmajer) – Good_Will_Harding (1 ballot, 20 points)

The following voters submitted unranked ballots:

Angel Glez
cayado-coro
insomnius

From the predecessor poll

On the IMDb Classic Film board, a version of this poll for 1971 was conducted in 2011.
The top 30 films that time around were:

01. … 31 ….. 477.5 ... The Last Picture Show … Peter Bogdanovich (this time: 2)
02. … 31 ….. 435.0 ... A Clockwork Orange … Stanley Kubrick (1)
03. … 26 ….. 357.0 ... McCabe & Mrs. Miller … Robert Altman (5)
04. … 21 ….. 318.5 ... Death in Venice (Morte a Venezia) … Luchino Visconti (7)
05. … 24 ….. 285.0 ... Harold and Maude … Hal Ashby (4)
06. … 24 ….. 280.0 ... The French Connection … William Friedkin (6)
07. … 25 ….. 267.5 ... Dirty Harry … Don Siegel (23)
08. … 21 ….. 232.0 ... Walkabout … Nicolas Roeg (3)
09. … 21 ….. 231.0 ... Duel … Steven Spielberg (9)
10. … 19 ….. 219.0 ... Straw Dogs … Sam Peckinpah (16)
11. … 22 ….. 217.5 ... Play Misty for Me … Clint Eastwood (55)
12. … 19 ….. 215.0 ... Klute … Alan J. Pakula (22)
13. … 16 ….. 208.5 ... Bananas … Woody Allen (54)
14. … 20 ….. 207.0 ... Murmur of the Heart (Le souffle au coeur) … Louis Malle (20)
15. … 16 ….. 206.5 ... The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) … Jan Troell (11)
16. … 15 ….. 191.0 ... Fiddler on the Roof … Norman Jewison (33)
17. … 17 ….. 179.0 ... The Beguiled … Don Siegel (48)
18. … 14 ….. 170.0 ... Sunday Bloody Sunday … John Schlesinger (45)
19. … 12 ….. 154.5 ... Two-Lane Blacktop … Monte Hellman (10)
20. … 14 ….. 145.5 ... Carnal Knowledge … Mike Nichols (40)
21. … 12 ….. 142.5 ... Get Carter … Mike Hodges (13)
22. ….15 ….. 142.0 ... Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory … Mel Stuart (16)
23. … 07 ….. 135.0 ... Out 1 (Out 1, noli me tangere) … Jacques Rivette (18)
24. … 10 ….. 127.0 ... The Devils … Ken Russell (14)
25. … 09 ….. 119.5 ... 10 Rillington Place … Richard Fleischer (25)
26. … 11 ….. 115.0 ... The Tragedy of Macbeth … Roman Polanski (35)
27. … 08 ….. 114.5 ... The Decameron (Il Decameron) … Pier Paolo Pasolini (56)
28. … 08 ….. 112.0 ... A New Leaf … Elaine May (26)
29. … 07 ….. 107.0 ... King Lear (Korol Lir) … Grigori Kozintsev (ineligible now; listed as a 1970 film)
30. … 10 ….. 103.0 ... Nicholas and Alexandra … Franklin J. Schaffner (57)
31. … 11 ….. 102.5 ... Trafic … Jacques Tati (44)
32. … 11 ….. 101.5 ... The Andromeda Strain … Robert Wise (19)
33. … 08 ….. 097.5 ... Two English Girls (Les deux Anglaises et le continent) … Francois Truffaut (29)
34. (tie) …. 09 ….. 095.5 ... The Boy Friend … Ken Russell (2 ballots, 23 points)
34. (tie) …. 11 ….. 095.5 ... Punishment Park … Peter Watkins (38)
36. (tie) …. 07 ….. 094.0 ... Land of Silence and Darkness (Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit) … Werner Herzog (27)
36. (tie) …. 11 ….. 094.0 ... The Omega Man … Boris Sagal (2 ballots, 13 points)
38. … 08 ….. 091.5 ... The Merchant of Four Seasons (Handler der vier Jahreszeiten) … Rainer Werner Fassbinder (ineligible now; listed as a 1972 film)

And the awards go to …

Oscars
1. A Clockwork Orange
2. The Last Picture Show
6. The French Connection (winner)
33. Fiddler on the Roof
57. Nicholas and Alexandra

11. Utvandrarna / The Emigrants (nominated in 1972)

Cannes
36. The Go-Between (1971 Palme d’Or)
zz. La classe operaia va in paradiso / The Working Class Goes to Heaven (1972 Palme d’Or co-winner) (no ballots)

Berlin
xx. Il giardino dei Finzi Contini / The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (listed as a 1970 film by IMDb; ranked #17 in the Classic Film board’s poll for 1970 held in 2012)

Shorts
No films under 45 minutes long made the main list. The highest-ranked short was Jan Svankmajer's Zvahlav aneb Saticky Slameného Huberta (Jabberwocky), which received a single first-place vote for 20 points, which would have ranked it in 92nd place.

Your mileage may vary
The following titles are well-known (over 10,000 votes) and reasonably well-liked (average rating of 7.0 or higher) by IMDb users, but they didn't make a big impression here:

Anand (over 33,000 votes, 1 ballot, 12 points)
... continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (over 15,000 votes, no ballots)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (over 15,000 votes, 4 ballots, 22 points)
Big Jake (over 13,000 votes, no ballots)
Dzhentlmeny udachi (over 11,000 votes, no ballots)

The next poll will be for 2010, followed by 1986 and 1924.

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 28th, 2022, 9:15 pm
by gromit82
The results can be found as a list at:
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... /gromit82/

A list of all films receiving votes can be found at:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls561717782/

A vote for the following film was not counted because IMDb lists it as being from a different year:
UFO's (1972)

In addition, four ballots were not counted because they didn't include lists of URLs (not including another post where the person intentionally omitted a list of URLs).

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 28th, 2022, 11:15 pm
by insomnius
I hate to be that guy (again), but even though you acknowledge my list as being unranked, looking at the points for Aaeon for example, I suspect you've counted it as ranked.

Thanks for hosting anyhow. :hug:

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 28th, 2022, 11:39 pm
by gromit82
insomnius wrote: August 28th, 2022, 11:15 pm I hate to be that guy (again), but even though you acknowledge my list as being unranked, looking at the points for Aaeon for example, I suspect you've counted it as ranked.
You're right. I left out the unranked indicator for your ballot when preparing the spreadsheet. I'll recalculate the results and repost them when I get a chance.

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 29th, 2022, 4:47 am
by gromit82
I have since corrected the original post to treat insomnius's ballot as unranked as it should have been. Hopefully everything is correct now.

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 29th, 2022, 6:56 am
by St. Gloede
Thank you so much for hosting, Gromit!

Seeing this list compared with the 1962 poll we just did is quite telling given how few non-english language films are on top. Only 1 in the top 10 vs. 7 "last time". It is often said that the 60s was the Decade of "international cinema" and that the 70s was the decade for American cinema, and at least judging by these results, that is very true.

Overall, I'm quite pleased with the results, especially Walkabout ending up in the top 3, and nice to see Shura and The Devils just outside the top 10. I would have hoped that The Panic in Needle Park would have done better than 34th after more than a decade of promotion, but then again, maybe it would have been 60th otherwise.

I'm more surprised that the apparent forum favourite, Reality's Invisible, which is in the top 100 of DtC and the top 200 of 500<400 only got 4 votes. Parts of that can be blamed on Perception (!) choosing not to have his list counted, but it should have gotten more votes.

Also very fun to see Out 1 edging at a lot of close runner-ups for best French film. That was unexpected.

I had also hoped to find time to rewatch Love, as I it was my first Makk and I may not have been fully ready for it at the time, but sadly I did not get around to it. Hopefully, I will before the 1971 poll rolls around again.

Anyhow, my stats:

73/83

My unseen films:

57. Nicholas and Alexandra
61. La maison des bois
64. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
67. Godzilla vs. Hedorah
68. In the Name of the Italian People
74. Lawman
79. 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
81. Just Before Nightfall
82. Socrate
83. Basic Training

Of these, Chabrol's Just Before Nightfall is the only one I have had ready for viewing and been meaning to see for years. I love Pialot, so I will sit down with La maison des bois at one point as well. The rest I'm not that certain about, including the Rossellini as I'm just not excited about this stage of his career/his late biopic TV films. In the Name of the Italian People may on the other hand be pushed up a little in my watchlist after these results. I do like (though not love) Risi and he has some very good films. Basic Training is another film from a director I mainly just like that could be interesting. As for the top-ranked film, Nicholas and Alexandra, I will get to it eventually. I don't actually know why I have held it off this long as Schaffner is a fairly good director. It is likely just a like rather than love, plus 3-hour runtime issue.

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 29th, 2022, 9:07 am
by insomnius
gromit82 wrote: August 28th, 2022, 11:39 pm
insomnius wrote: August 28th, 2022, 11:15 pm I hate to be that guy (again), but even though you acknowledge my list as being unranked, looking at the points for Aaeon for example, I suspect you've counted it as ranked.
You're right. I left out the unranked indicator for your ballot when preparing the spreadsheet. I'll recalculate the results and repost them when I get a chance.
Thank you. Glad to help Out 1 gain some positions.

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 29th, 2022, 12:55 pm
by peeptoad
Good results... thanks gromit!

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 29th, 2022, 12:55 pm
by airdolll
Thank you for hosting! 44/83 for me and missing a lot of biggies, Duel goes to my wall of shame...
Very happy to see my favorite Mani Kaul on the list, thank you Roger! :cheers:

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 29th, 2022, 7:30 pm
by Y U M E
Thanks for hosting gromit

Seen: 72/83
Highest unseen: Reality's Invisible (Fulton) #47
Highest film I voted for: The Last Picture Show (Bogdanovich) #2
Rank of my #1: The Long Farewell (Muratova) #71
Added to my watchlist: In the Name of the Italian People (Risi) - currently showing on Dutch Netflix
Most urgent rewatch: Shura (Matsumoto) - still hoping for a decent blu-ray/transfer

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 29th, 2022, 10:36 pm
by RogerTheMovieManiac88
airdolll wrote: August 29th, 2022, 12:55 pm Thank you for hosting! 44/83 for me and missing a lot of biggies, Duel goes to my wall of shame...
Very happy to see my favorite Mani Kaul on the list, thank you Roger! :cheers:
Nice indeed to see the Kaul do well here. The way he films interiors and creates a mood is just remarkable and compelling. I was very glad to see your high placement of the film as well.

Thanks to gromit for the results!

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 29th, 2022, 10:40 pm
by RogerTheMovieManiac88
St. Gloede wrote: August 29th, 2022, 6:56 am I'm more surprised that the apparent forum favourite, Reality's Invisible, which is in the top 100 of DtC and the top 200 of 500<400 only got 4 votes. Parts of that can be blamed on Perception (!) choosing not to have his list counted, but it should have gotten more votes.
I was hoping to watch it before submitting my ballot, but yesterday was unexpectedly busy. I'm sorry that I didn't find time to squeeze it in as it's certainly one of my most anticipated titles for 1971!

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: August 31st, 2022, 2:56 pm
by Rufus-T
King Kubrick strikes again, and not even close. I still would have love to see Out 1 to see what the fuss is about.

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: September 2nd, 2022, 9:53 am
by timshelboy
Thanks for hosting

No big surprises at the top but obvs I need to give WAKE IN FRIGHT a go, and I too am curious re OUT1

A bit disappointed in CARNAL KNOWLEDGE not doing better but accept it may be too jaundiced for some

did TIS PITY... get a second vote?

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: September 2nd, 2022, 2:24 pm
by gromit82
timshelboy wrote: September 2nd, 2022, 9:53 am did TIS PITY... get a second vote?
Yes, it made the main list thanks to a #1 (for 20 points) from you and a #14 (for 7 points) from lineuphere.

Re: Year by Year Polls: 1971 (RESULTS)

Posted: September 3rd, 2022, 11:07 am
by viktor-vaudevillain
Not the worst top 10 everything considered. But weird it only being English language films. That's not very common for this period in film history (and yes, Death in Venice is mostly an English language film), but it seems none of the big non-English language auteurs of this time didn't have any big films out in '71. We have Rivette's Out 1, but that is very much an acquired taste, and though Quatre nuits d'un rêveur is one of my favorite Bressons it sure isn't for many other people.

Thanks for the results!