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I love crime films. The 1970's
Jan 26th, 2017 at 11:58am
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I love crime movies.  Bad men.  Bad women doing bad deeds.  Sometimes they get away with it.  Sometimes not.  I like the ones that capture the look of the decade of the 70's on film.  Bell bottom pants, leisure suits, snappy dialog and concealed weapons.  Let me list my favorite crime films from the 1970's. 

13.  Dillinger (1973) - Although not set in the 1970's, actor Warren Oates makes John Dillinger, a killer and bank robber, into such a likeable character, we can almost forget what a swine the man truly was in real life. 

12   Chinatown (1974) - Jack Nicholson as private dick Jake Gettes gets involved in murder, water and a history lesson on how LA became a great metropolis.  Look for director Roman Polanski as a hood with a switchblade

11.  The Getaway (1972) - Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw are chased across the southwest by the mob and a killer looking to recover their stolen money.  Some truly disreputable characters get taken out along the way and the climax is a classic slow motion shootout.

10.  Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) - At the time of its release, the "Blaxploitation" era of Black movies was going on.  Cheaply made movies with Black audiences in mind.  Most were trash but this one was a pioneer.  Two tough Black cops cracking heads and making you laugh out loud along the way.  "Blink once and you're dead... Blink twice and you're buried!"

9.    The Godfather Parts 1 & 2 (1972, 1974) - These two superb films taken together became instant classics.  Although made in the 1970's, they were set during different times of the 20'th century.  They made you an offer you could not refuse.

8.    The Silent Partner (1979) - This film hails from Canada.  Christopher Plummer is a bank robber, a sadist and a fairly bad man, but he meets his match during a robbery with bank teller Eliot Gould.  What follows is two men who at first have nothing in common then find they DO have something in common but only one can win.

7.    Get Carter (1971) - One may haul coal to Newcastle but you don't want Michael Caine to do it unless you want somebody to get very dead very fast.  Caine plays a London "fixer" that goes home to take care of some family business, which he does with dispatch. 

6.    Frenzy (1972) - Alfred Hitchcock came up with this story about a serial rapist and killer that is so dark you wonder how he even got it made.  Nonetheless, it has all the Hitchcock elements that made him great.  The innocent man on the run that has to resolve the situation he's in through no fault of his own.  Not for the squeamish.

5.    Dirty Harry (1971) - The hunt for a serial killer and a .357 Magnum made Clint Eastwood's day.  "Do you feel lucky... PUNK!".

4.    Death Wish (1974) - So how do you cope when your wife is murdered and your daughter raped by thugs?  If you're Charles Bronson, you pick up a .44, make yourself a target and start killing them.  A tale of revenge and absolution.

3.    The French Connection (1971) - A dirty city with dirty people selling drugs and the cops using dirty tactics to bring them in.  This one had Gene Hackman and a classic car chase under a New York City El train. 

2.    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) - In the 70's, it was not uncommon for airliners to get hijacked to Cuba but how do you hijack a subway train and expect to get away with it?  Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw lead this one over and under the streets of New York. 

1.    The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) - Robert Mitchum plays Eddie Coyle, a middle aged Boston thief facing 3-5 years in Concord for getting caught driving a truck with boot jacked liquor in New Hampshire.  He thinks he can get out of it by playing the crooks he associates with against the feds.  Coyle is a loser and you know it right from the start.  It's only a matter of time and you get to watch as his time runs out. 


My picks for the decade.

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Re: I love crime films. The 1970's
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I realize it was 68, but Bullet should at least get an *
Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico

and what about Super Fly
  

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billy.pilgrim wrote on Jan 26th, 2017 at 1:00pm:
I realize it was 68, but Bullet should at least get an *
Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico

and what about Super Fly


Hey, that's the swingin' 60's!

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Greg55_99 wrote on Jan 26th, 2017 at 1:06pm:
Hey, that's the swingin' 60's!

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only Bullet

Dog Day and Serpico (and super fly) were all 70s








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Re: I love crime films. The 1970's
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The 70's?

The worst styles in history.

99% of the car are a puking hazard (80's weren't much better)



Crime movies are great, but I don't know if Ive seen any of those.
  

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Re: I love crime films. The 1970's
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JohnnyBgood wrote on Jan 26th, 2017 at 5:53pm:
The 70's?

The worst styles in history.

99% of the car are a puking hazard (80's weren't much better)



Crime movies are great, but I don't know if Ive seen any of those.



where have you been

jack in Chinatown is at least in the top 50 movies of all time

Cuckoo's Nest may have been his best, but mr. Kesey and lsd did help

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071315/

the French Connection is one of Gene's best

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067116/?ref_=nv_sr_1


run right out to netflix and get you a betamax copy. quick before trump builds a wall around maine
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JohnnyBgood wrote on Jan 26th, 2017 at 5:53pm:
The 70's?

The worst styles in history.

99% of the car are a puking hazard (80's weren't much better)



Crime movies are great, but I don't know if Ive seen any of those.



You've never seen The Godfather?  Oh... you need to settle down a bit.

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Re: I love crime films. The 1970's
Reply #7 - Jan 29th, 2017 at 9:02am
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Greg55_99 wrote on Jan 26th, 2017 at 7:30pm:
You've never seen The Godfather?  Oh... you need to settle down a bit.

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Ok, when it comes to The Godfather I'll back down.
  

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