Wednesday, November 19, 2008

1981 at 24fps

My favourite films released in the U.S. in 1981. Top 30 & many honorables.

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30.          AMERICAN POP

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29.    SOUTHERN COMFORT

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                 FEHÉRLÓFIA:
28.  SON OF THE WHITE MARE

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27.              EXCALIBUR

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26.              SCANNERS

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25.       MODERN ROMANCE

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24.              POLYESTER

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23.            THE HOWLING

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22. THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER

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                 AN AMERICAN
21.    WEREWOLF IN LONDON

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20.            MAN OF IRON

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19.         MAN OF MARBLE

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18.    PERMANENT VACATION

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17.       VERNON, FLORIDA

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16.                   LOLA

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15.              GALLIPOLI

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14.      THE AVIATOR'S WIFE

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13.                  MS. 45

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12.           ATLANTIC CITY

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11.                   THIEF

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10.                   REDS

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9.    MY DINNER WITH ANDRE

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8.              TIME BANDITS

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7.             CUTTER'S WAY

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6.             THE EVIL DEAD

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5.    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

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4.                   PIXOTE

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3.   RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

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2.              POSSESSION

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1.                BLOW OUT



*****







ALSO ESSENTIAL. NOT RANKED.
(other titles of 1981 I loved that could've placed)







FROM THE
LIFE OF THE MARIONETTES
.
OVER THE EDGE
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S.O.B.
.
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
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EINMART
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THEY ALL LAUGHED
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OUT OF THE BLUE
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LE PONT DU NORD
[THE NORTH BRIDGE]

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DREADNAUGHT

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THE FOX AND THE HOUND
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THE FRENCH
LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN
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SHARKY'S MACHINE
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THE FUNHOUSE
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RAGGEDY MAN
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TANGO
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KNIGHTRIDERS
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THE DECLINE
OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
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CATTLE ANNIE
AND LITTLE BRITCHES
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PINCHCLIFFE GRAND PRIX
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HEAVEN'S GATE
[Director's cut]
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MOMMIE DEAREST
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STRIPES
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BODY HEAT
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LION OF THE DESERT
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MEPHISTO
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PRINCE OF THE CITY
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OUTLAND
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THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY
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HEAVY METAL
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BLOOD WEDDING
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CRIPPLED AVENGERS  
[RETURN OF THE 5 DEADLY VENOMS]
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THE HISTORY
OF THE WORLD: PART 1
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THE POSTMAN
ALWAYS RINGS TWICE
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TAPS
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CRAC
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NIGHTHAWKS
*****



1981
TOP 30
  1. BLOW OUT (De Palma)
  2. POSSESSION (Zulawski)
  3. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (Spielberg)
  4. PIXOTE (Babenco)
  5. ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (Carpenter)
  6. THE EVIL DEAD (Raimi)
  7. CUTTER'S WAY (Ivan Passer)
  8. TIME BANDITS (Gilliam)
  9. MY DINNER WITH ANDRE (Malle)
  10. REDS (Beatty)
  11. THIEF (Mann)
  12. ATLANTIC CITY (Malle)
  13. MS. 45 (Ferrara)
  14. THE AVIATOR'S WIFE (Rohmer)
  15. GALLIPOLI (Weir)
  16. LOLA (Fassbinder)
  17. VERNON, FLORIDA (Morris)
  18. PERMANENT VACATION (Jarmusch)
  19. MAN OF MARBLE (Wajda)
  20. MAN OF IRON (Wajda)
  21. AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (Landis)
  22. GREAT MUPPET CAPER (Henson)
  23. THE HOWLING (Joe Dante)
  24. POLYESTER (John Waters)
  25. MODERN ROMANCE (Albert Brooks)
  26. SCANNERS (Cronenberg)
  27. EXCALIBUR (Boorman)
  28. FEHÉRLÓFIA (Marcell Jankovics)
  29. SOUTHERN COMFORT (Hill)
  30. AMERICAN POP (Bakshi)

RUNNER UP
LIFE OF THE MARIONETTES (Bergman), OVER THE EDGE (Jonathan Kaplan), S.O.B. (Edwards), PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (Herbert Ross), THEY ALL LAUGHED (Bogdanovich), OUT OF THE BLUE (Hopper), LE PONT DU NORD (Rivette), DREADNAUGHT (Yuen Woo-ping), FOX AND THE HOUND (Art Stevens), FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN (Karel Reisz), SHARKY'S MACHINE (Burt Reynolds), THE FUNHOUSE (Hooper), RAGGEDY MAN (Fisk), TANGO (Zbigniew Rybczynski), KNIGHTRIDERS (Romero), DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION (Spheeris), CATTLE ANNIE AND LITTLE BRITCHES (Lamont Johnson), HEAVEN'S GATE (Cimino), MOMMIE DEAREST (Frank Perry), STRIPES (Ivan Reitman), BODY HEAT (Kasdan), LION OF THE DESERT (Akkad), MEPHISTO (István Szabó), PRINCE OF THE CITY (Lumet), OUTLAND (Peter Hyams), HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (Fulci), HEAVY METAL (Potterton), BLOOD WEDDING (Saura), CRIPPLED AVENGERS (Cheh Chang), HISTORY OF THE WORLD: PART 1 (Mel Brooks), POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (Rafelson), TAPS (Harold Becker), CRAC (Frederic Back), NIGHTHAWKS (Bruce Malmuth)

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