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Favorite Movies of 1973?


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I've never been very good at keeping tabs and lists, but just from the hip...

1. The Last Detail
2. Mean Streets
3. The Exorcist
4. Badlands
5. The Long Goobye
6. The Wicker Man
7. Pat Garrett/Billy the Kid (dc)
8. Paper Moon
9. Serpico
10. American Graffiti

I'm sure I'm missing several.

minds his own damn business
(Looking at other lists)

For some reason, I thought F For Fake was '74.

I'll have to squeeze that on there along with oversights Don't Look Now, Holy Mountain, Belladonna, Beehive, Day For Night, urgh....

1. The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman)
2. Don't Look Now (Nic Roeg)
3. Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich)
4. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
5. The Last Detail (Hal Ashby)
6. The Three Musketeers (Richard Lester)
7. Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg)
8. Day for Night (Francois Truffaut)
9. My Name is Nobody (Tonino Valerii)
10. Serpico (Sidney Lumet)
11. The Sting (George Roy Hill)
12. Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice)
13. Badlands (Terrence Malick)
14. Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman)
15. American Graffiti (George Lucas)
16. Pat Garret & Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah)
17. Charley Varrick (Don Siegel)
18. The Day of the Jackal (Fred Zinnemann)
19. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy)
20. Papillon (Franklin J. Schaffner)
21. High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood)
22. F for Fake (Orson Welles)
23. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates)
24. O Lucky Man! (Lindsay Anderson)
25. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
"Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream it takes over as the number one hormone. It bosses the enzymes, directs the pineal gland, plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to Film is more Film." - Frank Capra

I went through the 1973 list on letterboxd and found a few

The Wicker Man (previously posted)
Holy Mountain
Lady Snowblood
Soylent Green
The Hourglass Sanatorium
Thriller: A Cruel Picture
Immoral Tales
Sex & Fury
Woods are Wet
Lovers are Wet.
Lost Horizon

and the film I saw from that year that was a waste of my movie watching


The Exorcist
The Wicker Man
Theater of Blood
Lady Snowblood
F For Fake
Fantasy Planet
Mean Streets
Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

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I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse
Fantastic Planet
The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe
The Art of Mirrors
Belladonna of Sadness
Lady Snowblood
Favourite films list:

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Can't believe no one has mentioned The Way We Were

Barbara? Ewwwwwww!

Just kidding. Each to their own.
She was a great singer though.

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There, you just said it all! I didn't realize how great it was until I rummaged through them all.
I don't think I missed one movie on your list!