Tuesday, June 14, 2016

5 Off My Head - Siri Says 1975

Two weeks ago I asked my telephone to pick a number between 1 and 100, and the little devil inside of it said 77, and so I did a post named My Five Favorite Movies of 1977. And I had fun doing that! And so here we are again - this will probably end up being a recurring thing, methinks; there are a lot of numbers between 1 and 100 after all.

That said Siri kinda gave me a bunk pick this time around - not that there's anything wrong with the movies of 1975 but it's so close to what we did before! I was hoping this series would flit us all over the last century of cinema but instead we're encamped in the mid-70s. Oh well, so goes randomness. And like I said, there's nothing wrong with the movies of 1975. So here are My Five Favorite!

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
(dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini)
- released on November 22nd 1975 -

Picnic at Hanging Rock
(dir.  Peter Weir)
- released on August 8th 1975 -

Fox and His Friends
(dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
- released on June 6th 1975 -

The Stepford Wives
(dir. Bryan Forbes)
- released on February 12th 1975 -

Grey Gardens
(dir. The Maysles)
- released on September 22nd 1975 -

Runners-up: Robert Altman's Nashville, Dario Argento's Deep Red, David Cronenberg's Shivers, Woody Allen's Love and Death, Ken Russell's Tommy and Lisztomania, Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon, Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, Jim Sharman's The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Steven Spielberg's Jaws. Notable Films I haven't seen: Andrei Tarkovsky's The Mirror and Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles by Chantal Akerman.

So what are your favorites of 1975?


Josito Montez said...

Barry Lyndon, The Most Important Thing: Love, Night Moves, Fox and His Friends and Dog Day Afternoon.

Carlos said...

I love a lot of the pictures you chose, but none of them come close to Barry Lyndon. Just another level IMO.

joel65913 said...

A quick top ten:

Three Days of the Condor
Dog Day Afternoon
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Funny Lady
The Hindenburg
The Wild Party
The Story of Adele H.

Calamaio said...

Deep Red by Dario Argento

JB said...

So much yes for Grey Gardens !!!

Astroboymn said...

Yes: Barry Lyndon, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Jaws, Deep Red, Stepford Wives, Love and Death, Grey Gardens! And probably a ton of others I haven't even thought of yet. 1975 was a good, good year - the second golden age of Hollywood (and filmdom in general) was still in full swing.

Carlos said...

Wow I didn´t remember Adele H. That is one performance for the ages!