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    I know it's probably my age, but I will reiterate my belief that the 1970s remains the best decade of films.
    Yeap, the 70's for me too, with maybe the 90's right behind it.
    It's funny because while there are a handful of films I love in this decade, overall I've been struggling in this tournament. I love older films, and I love the 80s onward, but the 70s seem to be a gap for me.
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    I know it's probably my age, but I will reiterate my belief that the 1970s remains the best decade of films.
    Yeap, the 70's for me too, with maybe the 90's right behind it.
    It's funny because while there are a handful of films I love in this decade, overall I've been struggling in this tournament. I love older films, and I love the 80s onward, but the 70s seem to be a gap for me.
    Is it just movies you don't particularly like, or just haven't seen yet?

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    Hear me out: Once we are done with all our tournaments, we take all the films that didn't make it into our tournaments and do a Best of the Rest Tournament.

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    I know it's probably my age, but I will reiterate my belief that the 1970s remains the best decade of films.
    Yeap, the 70's for me too, with maybe the 90's right behind it.
    It's funny because while there are a handful of films I love in this decade, overall I've been struggling in this tournament. I love older films, and I love the 80s onward, but the 70s seem to be a gap for me.
    Is it just movies you don't particularly like, or just haven't seen yet?
    A lot of movies I haven't seen, but I also have no desire to watch those. I did watch a couple I hadn't seen previously, even one that has been on my list forever, but honestly didn't really care for them.
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    The 70's was a unique period of time for films. It was the decade of film that reflected milestones in American culture; things like the Vietnam war (and its impact on American psyche), the civil rights movement, class and race wars, a sexual revolution etc.,

    This is the decade film makers started moving away from the Hollywood mold and started telling tales that were more daring, more pessimistic, bolder.
    What did you expect?

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    I could argue that the 70s is when we truly started to see the medium turn into an art form.

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    Updating the standings after four rounds:

    Moving on:

    Eliminated:

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    Not a Western to be found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Not a Western to be found.
    Wait until the '50s.

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    And we are through five rounds! Thank you, everyone, for your continued diligent voting! We are now in the endgame...

    Moving on:

    Eliminated:


    Interestingly, The Godfather was in 20th place after Round 2. After Round 5 it's in 3rd. Speilberg also has two movies in the top 4 and Friedkin two in the top 16.

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    I think I have watched more movies that I had not already seen for this tournament than all of the rest of the tournaments combined. Unfortunately, some were after the movies were eliminated, like Papillon and Network. Watching The Last Picture Show makes me mad that it was eliminated already.

    I also have rewatched several. Alien was on just last night (and was followed by Aliens so I did not get enough sleep.)

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    Things are winding down now, folks! Semifinals start on Monday!

    Moving on:
    1. Alien 533.52%
    2. The Godfather 496.37%
    3. Jaws 496.24%
    4. Star Wars 495.51%
    5. Halloween 495.50%
    6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind 489.72%
    7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 482.21%
    8. Rocky 477.83%

    Eliminated:
    1. The Exorcist 442.05%
    2. Taxi Driver 430.88%
    3. Escape from Alcatraz 414.66%
    4. Dirty Harry 412.75%
    5. Deliverance 410.15%
    6. Young Frankenstein 387.88%
    7. The Omen 367.24%
    8. The French Connection 337.58%

    The Godfather has made it to second place!

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    That's a solid final 8!

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    Next Round:

    Jaws vs One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - The battle of 1975 right there folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Dogz_AK47 View Post
    Next Round:

    Jaws vs One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - The battle of 1975 right there folks!
    I look at it as the battle of the 1976 Oscars - Jaws, Cuckoo's Nest, Barry Lyndon, Dog Day Afternoon, and Nashville - holy crap what a line up. I watched it and was so disappointed when Jaws lost. At least John Williams won. Now comes the payback!
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    And so we are down to our last four movies of the 1970s! Thank you, everyone, once again, for such great participation and diligence! As we wind down the 1970s, and then take a month-long break, we will be back with our next decade of voting: the 1960s! It's never too early to start building your lists, so I'll drop some food for thought links below:

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    And the final four:

    Moving on:
    1. Alien 593.52%
    2. Star Wars 578.84%
    3. Jaws 558.74%
    4. The Godfather 548.37%

    Eliminated:
    1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind 537.72%
    2. Halloween 535.50%
    3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 519.71%
    4. Rocky 494.50%

    The Godfather dropped from second down to fourth. Will it get back to second? Or first?

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    Two masterpieces, and two era defining blockbusters. All 4 worthy of being here. I dig it.

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    As mentioned above, our next tournament is the 1960s. But I wanted to do a quick informal poll as to how many potential voters we may have for the following decades. I know and realize that classic movies aren't everyone's cup of tea. And I know a few of you have been waiting patiently until we hit the black-and-white! The participation thus far has been amazing, with an average of 25 votes or so. If you go back to the top of the first post of this thread, you'll see our plan for the rest of the tournament, and once we're done with the 1960s, next year we'll do the 1950s and the 1940s, and in 2023 we'll finish off with the 1930s and the 1920s (when some of those nominated films will be celebrating their 100th anniversaries!).

    So I would love to know, how many of you that have been voting so far, are likely to continue participating in some or all five of the remaining decades (1960s, '50, '40s, '30s, '20)? Details are to be determined, but I imagine at some point we will shrink the number of nominations and potentially the structure of the tournament. But if there are no people to nominate and vote for these movies, there's no tournament. I feel like if we can get even a core group of about a dozen, we should be able to finish off this entire crazy idea. Remember, that once we complete all ten decades, all the winners will face off with one another to choose the best of the best!

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    I will be out. The 70ís are as far as Iíll go. Iím just not a fan of movies older than that and even the 70ís are rocky for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    I will be out. The 70ís are as far as Iíll go. Iím just not a fan of movies older than that and even the 70ís are rocky for me.
    What a wimp!!! lol J/K. Get your film on, Kris!!! They're were films back in the day and some of them are still worth watching. Ever seen "Citizen Kane"? lol You got to open yourself up a bit. Mae and Ferny have talked me into some things I enjoy and some things I thought they were nuts on, but you gotta try. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
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    I will be out. The 70ís are as far as Iíll go. Iím just not a fan of movies older than that and even the 70ís are rocky for me.
    What a wimp!!! lol J/K. Get your film on, Kris!!! They're were films back in the day and some of them are still worth watching. Ever seen "Citizen Kane"? lol You got to open yourself up a bit. Mae and Ferny have talked me into some things I enjoy and some things I thought they were nuts on, but you gotta try. lol
    Bah, Citizen Kane lost money at the box office and according to the Academy wasn't even the best movie of 1941!
    (he says tongue firmly planted in cheek)
    Alright, we'll call it a draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCrow88 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
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    I will be out. The 70ís are as far as Iíll go. Iím just not a fan of movies older than that and even the 70ís are rocky for me.
    What a wimp!!! lol J/K. Get your film on, Kris!!! They're were films back in the day and some of them are still worth watching. Ever seen "Citizen Kane"? lol You got to open yourself up a bit. Mae and Ferny have talked me into some things I enjoy and some things I thought they were nuts on, but you gotta try. lol
    Bah, Citizen Kane lost money at the box office and according to the Academy wasn't even the best movie of 1941!
    (he says tongue firmly planted in cheek)
    Sorry, but I really like that film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
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    I will be out. The 70ís are as far as Iíll go. Iím just not a fan of movies older than that and even the 70ís are rocky for me.
    What a wimp!!! lol J/K. Get your film on, Kris!!! They're were films back in the day and some of them are still worth watching. Ever seen "Citizen Kane"? lol You got to open yourself up a bit. Mae and Ferny have talked me into some things I enjoy and some things I thought they were nuts on, but you gotta try. lol
    Bah, Citizen Kane lost money at the box office and according to the Academy wasn't even the best movie of 1941!
    (he says tongue firmly planted in cheek)
    Sorry, but I really like that film.
    I was just joshing. Citizen Kane losing Best Picture to How Green Was My Valley is one of the great travesties of the Academy Awards. Along with Goodfellas losing to Dances with Wolves, Saving Private Ryan losing to Shakespeare in Love, Brokeback Mountain losing to Crash, etc. Come to think of it, there have been a lot of travesties in the Academy Awards! But Citizen Kane losing Best Picture may be the worst.
    Alright, we'll call it a draw.

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