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1976 in film.

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Morrissey, May 22, 2021.

  1. Morrissey

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    Top ten box-office films of 1976:

    1. Rocky
    2. A Star Is Born
    3. King Kong
    4. Silver Streak
    5. All the President's Men
    6. The Omen
    7. The Bad News Bears
    8. The Enforcer
    9. In Search of Noah's Ark
    10. Midway

    What are your top three films for 1976? We will keep a running tally and eventually have some sort of bracket. For me it would be:

    1. Taxi Driver
    2. Nuts in May
    3. All the President's Men

    What are some of the forgotten gems from the year? What is overrated? What did you discover at a young age and what did you discover later?

    YEARS IN FILM • forum.chorus.fm
     
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  2. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    1. Rocky
    2. Taxi Driver
    3. Face to Face

    I have a soft spot for Rocky. Shout out to In the Realm of the Senses.
     
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  3. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

    1. Mikey and Nicky
    2. Rocky
    3. Taxi Driver

    all the president’s men honorable mention. M&N is my favorite criterion find.
     
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  4. Morrissey

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    This was a weaker year for me. After Taxi Driver, nothing really stuck out as a must-add. Nuts in May is a very little-known Mike Leigh film about an obnoxious couple in nature, is very funny. His career took off with Naked in the 90's but he was around for years before that.
     
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  5. stars143

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    1. Taxi Driver
    2. Network
    3. Rocky

    Honorable mentions:

    Buffalo Bill and the Indians
    Carrie
    The Eagle Has Landed
    Freaky Friday
    Harlan County, USA
    The Man Who Fell to Earth
    Murder By Death
    The Pink Panther Strikes Again
    Voyage of the Damned
     
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  6. George

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    Nuts in May is a great film. Both that and Abigail's Party from next year showing that Leigh was making that squirmy / uncomfortable comedy about 25 years before it became popular again.
     
  7. George

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    1. Taxi Driver
    2. Nuts in May
    3. Network

    I saw Taxi Driver on Thursday in the cinema, which was my first trip back in the cinema for about 8 months, and probably the longest gap since I was a toddler or something. In a film of horrific images and actions, by far the worst bit is Jodie Foster making herself Jam on toast, and then dousing it in sugar.

    Nuts in May as mentioned before is one of Mike Leigh's early TV films about a couple having a horrible time camping. A classic British class / value clash, with them getting into fights and just being awful company. Worth watching through your fingers.

    Third choice was a bit harder, but I went for Sidney Lumet's Network, which seems perpetually relevant and continually influential satire on media news.

    Also in contention for third spot were Mr Klein, The Tenant and In The Realm of the Senses.

    For some quality Hong Kong trashy films (a category I'll be posting more of for the next 20 years of thread or so), we have Black Magic 2, a quick sequel to the first one from 1975, and basically the same film again, as well as The Oily Maniac, which is about a man who gets cursed and becomes a big puddle of oil in human form, and ambles around yelling and killing people, before disappearing into a puddle and zooming off.

    For a really cool short film from this year, we have John Smith's The Girl Chewing Gum, which is him "directing" passers by, and then inanimate objects on a London street scene, before getting even more surreal towards the end. Great fun, and only 11 minutes, so worth your time;

     
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  8. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    1. In the Realm of the Senses
    2. News from Home
    3. Insiang

    My number one was an easy pick for this year. A film that absolutely stunned me on first watch and then felt like a genuine revelation when I caught it again on 35mm 5 years later. Picked the Akerman and Brocka for 2 and 3, but it was really a toss up that also considered Noroît, Kings of the Road, and Ici et ailleurs. I also adore Agnes Varda’s Daguerréotypes, an early foray into the docu-diary approach that would define her late career output. Just a lovely film with gorgeous 16mm photography.
     
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  9. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    1.Taxi Driver
    2. Rocky
    3. Network
     
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  10. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    1. Taxi Driver
    2. Network
    3. All the President’s Men
     
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  11. Matthewconte

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    Another year I'm leaving a few 5 stars out but..

    1. Network
    2. Rocky
    3. Bad News Bears

    (4. All the Presidents Men
    5. Mikey & Nicky)
     
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  12. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Murder by Death is amazing and the original Freaky Friday was a pleasant surprise. Good picks
     
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  13. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    1. Rocky
    2. All the President's Men
    3. The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Movies I really like:
    Silent Movie
    Network
    Murder by Death
    Taxi Driver
    Freaky Friday
    The Front
    Car Wash

    Good ones:
    Bound for Glory
    Cria Cuervos
    Fellini Casanova
    The Pink Panther Strikes Again
    The Ritz
    Voyage of the Damned
    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    Solid/fine:
    Carrie
    Bugsy Malone
    The Slipper and the Rose
    Marathon Man
    The Bad News Bears
    The Omen
    The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
    King Kong
    Novecento

    Not a fan:
    In the Realm of the Senses
     
  14. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

    *banging pots and pans in the street* watch mikey and nicky
     
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  15. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    I missed a whole week?
     
  16. Morrissey

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    I thought you were boycotting the project.
     
  17. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Taxi Driver
    All The President’s Men
    Network
     
  18. Matthewconte

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    It's so easy to forget (probably because of the many, many sequels and that Stallone is somewhat of a punchline) but Rocky is basically a perfect movie.
     
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  19. tomdelonge

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    1. Carrie
    2. Assault On Precinct 13
    3. Rocky

    Rocky might be higher or might not be there at all, I haven’t seen it in a while.

    Also dig Kings Of The Road and The Omen.

    There’s a violent discord common to a lot of these 1976 movies, much moreso than 1975. Even as I express fondness for some of them, I wonder what I’m connecting with.

    Remembering I enjoyed it as a kid, I watched The Outlaw Josey Wales recently and was shocked by its fascist, misogynist, racist, generally repellent overtones.

    Reading into it, I learned the movie is based on a book by KKK leader turned fake Cherokee author Asa Earl Carter who also wrote the George Wallace line “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever”.

    When i was 12 or whatever i think i was like fuck yeah josey wales is a badass, but now, wtf that dude sucks

    i’ve never seen Buffalo Bill And The Indians. Am i gonna be bummed?
     
  20. secretsociety92

    Music, Gaming, Movies and Guys = Life

    This is another stacked year with way more than three that I could easily pick but as per usual those I have watched most often and still adore will get prioritized and they are -

    1. Carrie
    2. The Outlaw Josey Wales
    3. All the President’s Men

    Other favorites from the year include; Robin and Marian, Assault on Precinct 13, Marathon Man, Burnt Offerings, The Eagle Has Landed, Family Plot, The Omen, Network, and The Pink Panther Strikes Again.
     
  21. CarpetElf

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    1. Taxi Driver
    2. All the President's Men
    3. Assault on Precinct 13
     
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  22. Morrissey

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    Taxi Driver wins it with 24 votes. Rocky was in second place with 14 votes. Taxi Driver will move on to the bracket.