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1982 poll

Ben Simingt​on

over 3 years ago

Man, I really want HEY GOOD LOOKIN’ to get released by…anybody.

MovieGu​ide1

over 3 years ago

Last call, 24 hrs. left!

Nohea

over 3 years ago

1 Boat People

2 Parsifal
3 How the World is Losing Poets
4 Fitzcarraldo
5 If You Could See What I Hear

ys

over 3 years ago

Boat People
King of Comedy
Fitzcarraldo
Missing
Legendary Weapons of China
Nomad
The Prodigal Son
Chan Is Missing
The Verdict

Dr.Smys​lov

over 3 years ago

1. ET
2. The King of Comedy
3. Auther! Auther! ( let me bounce this off YOU!)
4. Fitzcarraldo
5. Star Trek 2

Fanny And Alexander
Brittania Hospital
Monty Python Live At THe Hollywood Bowl
Pink Floyd The Wall
Ghandi
Sophie’s Choice
The Verdict
Cat People
My Favorite Year

still need to watch Blade Runner, The Class of 1984, and Frances

greg x

over 3 years ago

I don’t know, 1982 was an awfully strange year for film. So many awful movies were made, and even some of the good ones tended to either be bold but odd or flawed, or very well made but minor in ambition. It was a year where genre films and sequels were really continued to reassert themselves as being commercial mainstays after the more experimental or complex narratives of the late sixties and much of the seventies, as the movies once again became about simpler more conservative pleasures. Many of the better commercial films seemed to hearken back to the ideals of the forties and fifties where the director creates meaning between the lines rather than more overtly, a conscious appreciation of the auteur theory and Hollywood history perhaps, combined with a changing reality of film production as studios found ways to rake in big dollars once again after years of struggling.

It doesn’t help matters that I saw so many from the year given that was around the time I became hooked on going to the movies and cable television and VHS renting had really just caught on in a big way shortly before. It’s almost painful to note I’ve seen around 220 movies from that year and most of them wouldn’t be missed if they were completely erased from film history. A lot of time was used to poor advantage I guess, but that’s how it goes. It seemed exciting at the time, learning about movie language and how they worked, reading about them and watching them just for the sake of seeing anything on film even when the options weren’t too enticing.

Anyway, here’s my list, biased towards films that haven’t received as many mentions but deserve notice as much as those that have been more frequently noted, plus a few personal faves were thrown in as well.

1. Secondary Currents – Peter Rose

The Quack / Zchanor – Jerzy Hoffman
Gauche the Cellist / Sero hiki no Gôshu – Isao Takahata
Une Chambre en Ville – Jacques Demy
So is This – Michael Snow
La nuit de Varennes – Ettore Scola
The Trout / La Truit – Joseph Losey
Godard’s Passion – Jean-Luc Godard
Invitation au Voyage – Peter Del Monte
Basket Case – Frank Henenlotter
Parsifal – Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
Qi men dun jia / Miracle Fighters – Yuen Woo-ping
Toute une Nuit – Chantal Akerman
Chong xiao lou / House of Traps – Chang Cheh
Moonlighting – Jerzy Skolimowski
Barbarosa – Fred Schepisi
Starstruck – Gillian Armstrong
Tempest – Paul Mazursky
Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd / Flight of the Eagle – Jan Troell
Mother Lode – Charlton Heston

Ben Simingt​on

over 3 years ago

^Oh, yeah, what he said:

Nohea

over 3 years ago

Secondary Currents is 16 mins. of odd

greg x

over 3 years ago

Yes, yes it is, but it’s an odd I very much enjoyed. It’s closely related to the Michael Snow film too, so if you liked one you may well like the other, of course if you didn’t like one then skipping the other might not be a bad plan if you have something else to do that would fill the time more pleasantly.

MovieGu​ide1

over 3 years ago

10/24/2010 Results: http://mubi.com/lists/16168

Thanks to all who contributed!

Nohea

over 3 years ago

Another oddity by Michael Snow…if you let it…So is This

“a 15 min segment of the 46 min film creating a kind of moving concrete poetry while throwing a monkey wrench into a theoretical debate (is film a language?) that has been going on sporadically for 60 years…”

Greg, did you not like Wavelength …. said to be of his best.

greg x

over 3 years ago

Oh, I think Wavelength is great. Last year I put it up in the World Cup thingy we did. Sadly it lost to Lubitsch’s To Be Or Not to Be by 2 votes. :-(
But it seemed to have won few new fans anyway…

Pierre

over 3 years ago

DIner
Fanny and Alexander
Missing
La colmena
The State of Things – Wenders
King of Comedy
Fitzcarraldo
Veronika Voss – Fassbinder
They Grey Fox – my shout out to Richard Farnsworth
The Return of Martin Guerre – wow Depardieu was thin at one time!
The Thing
The Trout – Losey
The Vedict

ororama

over 3 years ago

Forgot to make a timely post, but anyway:

1. Blade Runner
2. The Thing
3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
4. Missing
5. My Favorite Year
6. Moonlighting
7. Poltergeist
8. The Draughtsman’s Contract
9. Creepshow
10. Fitzcarraldo
11. Hammett
12. Fanny and Alexander
13. The Miracle Fighters
14. 48 Hours
15. Veronika Voss
16. Vincent
17. An Officer and a Gentleman
18. The Return of Martin Guerre
19. Cat People
20. The Dead and the Deadly

Jacob

over 3 years ago

1. Blade Runner
2. Fanny and Alexander
3. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
4. Tootsie
5. Passion
6. The Verdict
7. Fitzcarraldo
8. Diner
9. Gandhi
10. Veronika Voss
11. The World According to Garp
12. The Night of the Shooting Stars
13. Toute une nuit

Danny Bailey

over 3 years ago

Gandhi
Draughtman’s Contract
Fanny and Alexander
The Verdict
Sophie’s Choice
Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl
An Officer and a Gentleman
ET

Eurich

about 3 years ago

1. A Japanese Village (Shinsuke Ogawa)

Batch ’81 (Mike de Leon)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
The Case is Closed (Mrinal Sen)
The Draughtsman’s Contract (Peter Greenaway)
Fanny & Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
Farewell to the Land (Mitsuo Yanagimachi)
Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog)
Heart, beating in the Dark (Shunichi Nagasaki)
Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio)
The Living Koheiji (Nobuo Nakagawa)
Missing (Constantin Costa-Gavras)
Silvestre (João César Monteiro)
The State of Things (Wim Wenders)
Yol (Yılmaz Güney & Şerif Gören)

Jaspar Lamar Crabb

about 3 years ago

In no particular order

Time Stands Still
The King of Comedy
White Dog
La nuit de Varennes
The World According to Garp
Fitzcarraldo
The Year of Living Dangerously
Missing
Basket Case
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
Frances (ONLY for the acting of J. Lange & K. Stanley)
My Favorite Year
Liquid Sky
Sophie’s Choice
Diner
The Border
Blade Runner
Eating Raoul
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Shoot the Moon
Starstruck
Smithereens
The Escape Artist

MovieGu​ide1

about 3 years ago

The results of the 1982 poll will be updated next weekend.

Kate

about 3 years ago

Maybe it is too late but BLADE RUNNER

ralch

about 3 years ago

Reloaded

still on top:
fanny and alexander – i. bergman

new additions:
burden of dreams — l. blank
rat-trap — a. gopalakrishnan

out:
author! author! – a. hiller
tootsie – s. pollack

WBA

about 3 years ago

My favorites:

Bakuretsu toshi “Burst City” (Sogo Ishii / Japan)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott / USA)
Conan the Barbarian (John Milius / USA)
Der Aufenthalt “Turning Point” (Frank Beyer / East Germany)
Der Fan “Trance” (Eckhart Schmidt / West Germany)
Die Erben “The Inheritors” (Walter Bannert / Austria)
Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio / USA)
Moonlighting (Jerzy Skolimowski / UK)
Mortelle randonnée “Deadly Circuit” (Claude Miller / France)
Moznosti dialogu “Dimensions of Dialogue” (Jan Svankmajer / Czechoslovakia)
Rdeci Boogie ali Kaj ti je deklica? (Karpo Acimovic Godina / Yugoslavia)
Sans soleil “Sunless” (Chris Marker / France)
So Is This (Michael Snow / Canada)
Tenebre (Dario Argento / Italy)
The Secret of NIMH (Don Bluth / USA)
Victor/Victoria (Blake Edwards / USA, UK)
Vincent (Tim Burton / USA)

MovieGu​ide1

about 3 years ago

Elvis Is King

about 3 years ago

Holy F***! What a year!
1) SHOOT THE MOON (Alan Parker)
2) Personal Best (Robert Towne)
3) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
4) Diner (Barry Levinson)
5) Yol (Serif Gorin, Yilmaz Guney)
6) La notte di San Lorenzo / The Night of the Shooting Stars (Paolo and VittorioTaviani)
7) Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Robert Altman)
8) The Border (Tony Richardson)
9) The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir)
10) Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (Joe Layton)
11) Tootsie (Sydney Pollack)
12) The World According to Garp (George Roy Hill)
13) Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (Nicholas Meyer)
14) La guerre de feu / Quest for Fire (Jena-Jacques Annaud)
15) The Secret of NIHM (Don Bluth)
16) 48 Hrs. (Walter Hill)
17) Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (Carl Reiner)

ZaCumen

about 3 years ago

Hope I’m not too late:

1. Fanny and Alexander
2. Pink Floyd The Wall
3. Moonlighting
4. The Year of Living Dangerously
5. The King of Comedy
6. Fitzcarraldo
7. Burden of Dreams
8. Gandhi
9 .Shoot the Moon
10.Tootsie
11. La traviata
12. Sophie’s Choice
13. La nuit de Verennes
14. The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time
15. Das Boot
16. Yol
17. The Verdict
18. The Loveless
19. The Return of Martin Guerre
20. Godard’s Passion

GOLDENE​YE0001

about 3 years ago

Cyborg 2
Rocky III
48 Hrs.
Gandhi
Missing
Blade Runner
The Border
Cat People
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Conan the Barbarian
Death Wish II
Diner
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Firefox
First Blood
The Flight of Dragons
Honkeytonk Man
Quest for Fire
Tex
The Thing
The Year of Living Dangerously

Pierre

about 3 years ago

Fitzcarraldo

Missing
Diner
Yol
The State of Things
Veronika Voss
48 Hours
Chan is Missing
The Grey Fox
The Return of Martin Guerre,
White Dog
The Thing
Frances
Fanny and Alexander
The Beehive
Monkey Grip
Blade Runner