Monday, August 4, 2008

1970s

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
1970
1. Claire's Knee (Eric Rohmer, France)
2. Tristana (Luis Buñuel, Spain/France/Italy)
3. The Little Theater of Jean Renoir (Jean Renoir, France/Italy)
4. The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy/France/West Germany)
5. Le Cercle rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, France/Italy)
6. There Once Was a Singing Blackbird (Otar Iosseliani, Soviet Union)
7. Serene Velocity (Ernie Gehr, United States)
8. Le Boucher (Claude Chabrol, France/Italy)
9. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Billy Wilder, United Kingdom)
10. A Swedish Love Story (Roy Andersson, Sweden)

1971
1. La Région centrale (Michael Snow, Canada)
2. (nostalgia) (Hollis Frampton, United States)
3. The Ceremony (Nagisa Oshima, Japan)
4. Four Nights of a Dreamer (Robert Bresson, France)
5. The House in the Woods (Maurice Pialat, France)
6. Love (Károly Makk, Hungary)
7. Get Carter (Mike Hodges, United Kingdom)
8. Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, United States)
9. A Touch of Zen (King Hu, Taiwan)
10. Trafic (Jacques Tati, France/Italy)

1972
1. Pakeezah (Kamal Amrohi, India)
2. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel, France/
Italy/Spain)
3. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
4. Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock, United Kingdom)
5. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union)
6. Aguirre, Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, West Germany/Peru/
Mexico)
7. Ulzana's Raid (Robert Aldrich, United States)
8. The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
9. Avanti! (Billy Wilder, United States/Italy)
10. Love in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer, France)

1973
1. The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, Spain)
2. Badlands (Terrence Malick, United States)
3. The Age of Cosimo de Medici (Roberto Rossellini, Italy)
4. The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache, France)
5. Reed: Insurgent Mexico (Paul Leduc, Mexico)
6. A River Called Titas (Ritwik Ghatak, India/Bangladesh)
7. Touki Bouki (Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal)
8. Moses and Aaron (Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Austria/France/West Germany/Italy)
9. The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, United States)
10. Breezy (Clint Eastwood, United States)

1974
1. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, France)
2. Lancelot of the Lake (Robert Bresson, France)
3. Arabian Nights (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy/France)
4. F for Fake (Orson Welles, France/Iran/West Germany)
5. Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders, West Germany)
6. Effi Briest (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
7. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, United States)
8. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
9. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
10. Weighed But Found Wanting (Lino Brocka, Philippines)

1975
1. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, United States)
2. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France)
3. The Travelling Players (Theo Angelopoulos, Greece)
4. The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union)
5. The Messiah (Roberto Rossellini, Italy/France)
6. Xala (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal)
7. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni, France/Italy/United States/Spain)
8. India Song (Marguerite Duras, France)
9. Hard Times (Walter Hill, United States)
10. Benilde, or the Virgin Mother (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal)

1976
1. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood, United States)
2. Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders, West Germany)
3. Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock, United States)
4. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes, United States)
5. The Shootist (Don Siegel, United States)
6. The Marquise of O (Eric Rohmer, West Germany/France)
7. In the Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Oshima, Japan/France)
8. Insiang (Lino Brocka, Philippines)
9. Heart of Glass (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
10. Nuts in May (Mike Leigh, United Kingdom)

1977
1. That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel, France/Spain)
2. Providence (Alain Resnais, France/Switzerland)
3. Man of Marble (Andrzej Wajda, Poland)
4. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, United States)
5. Ceddo (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal)
6. The Gauntlet (Clint Eastwood, United States)
7. The Chess Players (Satyajit Ray, India)
8. The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson, France)
9. Amar Akbar Anthony (Manmohan Desai, India)
10. The Report (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)

1978
1. Doomed Love (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal)
2. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, United States)
3. Perceval (Eric Rohmer, France/Italy/West Germany)
4. Fedora (Billy Wilder, France/West Germany)
5. Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France/West Germany)
6. Violette (Claude Chabrol, France/Canada)
7. The Driver (Walter Hill, United States)
8. Halloween (John Carpenter, United States)
9. Alexandria... Why? (Youssef Chahine, Egypt/Algeria)
10. An Unmarried Woman (Paul Mazursky, United States)

1979
1. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union)
2. Tale of Tales (Yuri Norstein, Soviet Union)
3. "10" (Blake Edwards, United States)
4. The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
5. The Hypothesis of a Stolen Painting (Raoul Ruiz, France)
6. Eureka (Ernie Gehr, United States)
7. Vengeance is Mine (Shohei Imamura, Japan)
8. My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong, Australia)
9. ¡Qué viva México! (Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov, Soviet Union)
10. Ekdin Pratidin (Mrinal Sen, India)

Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Decade's Ten Best (in alphabetical order): Barry Lyndon (Kubrick), Celine and Julie Go Boating (Rivette), Claire's Knee (Rohmer), Days of Heaven (Malick), Doomed Love (Oliveira), Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman), Pakeezah (Amrohi), The Spirit of the Beehive (Erice), Stalker (Tarkovsky), The Travelling Players (Angelopoulos).

2 comments:

peter said...

Michael,
No sign of Chabrol's LA RUPTURE? It's my favorite Chabrol.

Peter said...

I'm surprised there is no mention of Ermanno Olmi's wonderful L'Albero degli zoccoli(Tree of Wooden Clogs). It is perhaps Olmi's masterpiece.