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Amph Best year for cinema?

Discussion in 'Community' started by drg4, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. drg4

    drg4 Jedi Master star 4

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    I know, I know...everyone says '39. Not me, though.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you 1972!

    The Godfather
    Cries and Whispers
    Aguirre, the Wrath of God
    Cabaret
    Solaris
    Last Tango in Paris
    Sleuth

    Just let this list register for a minute; it almost makes me believe in a higher power.

    I challenge anyone to top this.
     
  2. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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  3. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I disagree.
    1975 had Jews.
     
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  4. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    1999. It had the phantom menace.
     
  5. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    I would agree with Ess Ell Gee, although for another reason.
     
  6. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Best year, just due to sheer numbers of good movies: 1984. Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Revenge of the Nerds, Police Academy

    Other good years:

    1985. Back to the Future, The Goonies, The Breakfast Club
    1986: Top Gun, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    1987: Three Men and a Baby, Good Morning Vietnam, Lethal Weapon
    1988: Die Hard, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big
    1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Back to the Future II, Dead Poet's Society
    1990: Ghost, Home Alone, Pretty Woman, Die Harder
     
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  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    1989 HAD BATMAN. I MEAN, IT WAS A CULTURAL PHENOMENON. HOW DO YOU FORGET THIS?!?!
     
  8. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I intentionally left that one out in spite of seeing it in the theater opening night. I didn't like it. :p
     
  9. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    1977. Star Wars!
     
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  10. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    1994!

    Pulp Fiction
    Forrest Gump
    The Lion King
    True Lies
    Shawshank Redemption
    Clear and Present Danger
     
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  11. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    '62 had Lawrence of Arabia and To Kill a Mockingbird
     
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  12. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    And Dr No.
     
  13. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I should probably see that at some point. :p
     
  14. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    1941.

    Citizen Kane
    Dumbo
    The Maltese Falcon
    Sullivan's Travels
    The debut Fleischer Superman short
    Who Killed Santa Claus?*


    *Admittedly I haven't seen the last one, as it's an obscure French film, but c'mon, it's called Who Killed Santa Claus?, of course it's perfect.
     
  15. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    Winner!
     
  16. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I agree, that was a very good year.
     
  17. drg4

    drg4 Jedi Master star 4

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    That doesn't quite top '72, but I would definitely place it in the Top 5.


    Runner-up: 1975

    Jaws
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Nashville
    Barry Lyndon
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
     
  18. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    1999

    Fight Club
    Being John Makcovich
    Magnolia
    Eyes Wide Shut
    American Beauty
    Toy Story 2
    Office Space
    Three Kings
    The Matrix

    Not bad
     
  19. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Done:

    1974
    Chinatown
    The Godfather: Part II
    Lenny
    The Conversation
    F for Fake
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    The Godfather: Part II matches The Godfather, Chinatown beats the others combined, the rest simply march on a road of bones and can add the extra points if there's any debate between the two Godfather films.

    Then Blazing Saddles can turn up to do the victory dance, farting all the way.

    The 1970s were one hell of a glorious decade for movies, regardless. Unmatched.
     
  20. drg4

    drg4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Darth Nub: Chinatown does not trounce Cries and Whispers and Aguirre, but I would agree to declaring a tie between '72 and '74.

    Interestingly, you forgot to mention Young Frankenstein, which is the superior Brooks comedy.
     
  21. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    OK, let's call it a tie, but IMHO, Chinatown trumps the OT itself.

    There. I said it.
     
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  22. drg4

    drg4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Outside of the genre fan community, that's not controversial at all. Chinatown IS better than Star Wars and Empire (ROTJ doesn't count).

    Of course, there would be a debate had Lucas included a scene of Luke slapping Leia, who moans "I'm your lover...I'm your sister...I'm your lover...I'm your sister!"
     
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  23. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    2009
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    All About Steve
    Couples Retreat
    G-Force
    The Final Destination
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop
    The Twilight Saga Yadda Yadda Super Long Title
     
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  24. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    1966

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Manos: The Hands of Fate

    You're welcome.
     
  25. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Oh, crap, I think we have a winner. It will be dark soon.