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(Wikipedia)   21-year-old Farker just looked at a list of American movies that came out in 1971. Dirty Harry was there, along with The French Connection, and Billy Jack. Can you be nostalgic for a time in which you weren't even born?   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line 121
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2014-07-12 07:25:15 AM
The Mad Magazine spoof of "Billy Jack" was classic.  After you see the movie, and if you can find a copy of the magazine, read it.  You will lol.

/the problem with older movies is that they are dated
 
2014-07-12 07:26:15 AM
 
2014-07-12 07:29:30 AM
I'm going to take this right foot, and I'm going to whop you on that side of your face ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v325wdgoFH4
 
2014-07-12 07:30:03 AM
I was around then.

/check out Bullitt
 
2014-07-12 07:38:22 AM
Not truly nostalgic, no. If you didn't live through those times but grew up with parents that did and basically didn't escape the 70's, then you could get nostalgic for the 70's in a way, but it's just not the same.

The 70's were not good. Muscle cars were turning to shiat, people were getting tired of union corruption, oil prices skyrocketing, disco freely roamed the land, horrid fashions that could only be tolerated with copious amounts of drugs...the only thing that saved us were the great movies that came out in that decade, and some truly great rock albums, too many to mention.
 
2014-07-12 07:41:27 AM
I remember playing Billy Jack at recess in elementary school. And the teachers scolding us. "Billy Jack didn't kick people DOWN THERE!" The halcyon days when kids were expected to beat the hell out of each other and a teacher would blush when talking about your balls.
 
2014-07-12 07:41:29 AM
I was two.
 
2014-07-12 07:42:31 AM
And I've never seen any of those movies. They sound dull.
 
2014-07-12 07:57:06 AM
From Merriam-Webster: 
nos·tal·gia. noun \nä-ˈstal-jə, nə- also nȯ-, nō-; nə-ˈstäl-\. : pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you ...

So I would say no. You can't remember something that you weren't alive for.
 
2014-07-12 08:30:08 AM
Dang...there are some really good movies on that list.
 
2014-07-12 09:00:06 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Dang...there are some really good movies on that list.


Indeed.
Also, 'A Clockwork Orange' was released in Dec.1971
 
2014-07-12 09:16:11 AM

bearded clamorer: 'A Clockwork Orange' was released in Dec.1971


 One of my faves on the list...

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2014-07-12 09:33:10 AM

Confabulat: And I've never seen any of those movies. They sound dull.


Not even Willy Wonka?
 
2014-07-12 09:33:10 AM
I've heard that nostalgia is the death of hope.
 
2014-07-12 09:35:45 AM
The Fark Science Compliance Squad will jump on my ass if I suggest reincarnation, so I will just say that many of us have an unreasonably strong call to an era in the past or distant past.  One day you'll just be minding your own business, trolling through the internet or the library and then bam! -- find a culture and time in history where things like art, the literature, the architecture, etc., seem to resonate with you in  a way that the times you're in don't.

Thus a really cool obsession is born.
 
2014-07-12 09:36:29 AM
 
2014-07-12 09:40:10 AM
I was going to run off and be with Billy Jack. He was my kind of man. Probably still is.
 
2014-07-12 09:40:45 AM
The sad thing is, if they did a Billy Jack remake, he'd either be a right wing tea bagger standing his ground, or he'd be an Earth First! type who was out spiking trees.

Kudos to that Mad Magazine parody though. How else do you think kids back then kept up with R rated movies?

The one for A Clockwork Orange was pretty good too.
 
2014-07-12 09:40:57 AM

SauronWasFramed: /the problem with older movies is that they are dated


Some movies withstand the test of time. So what if they took place over 40 years ago?  The plot could still hold up.  The movie could be made well.  I actually like movies from the '70s - well some of them.  Some movies today kind of suck.
 
2014-07-12 09:42:51 AM

Confabulat: And I've never seen any of those movies. They sound dull.



I feel sorry for you.   Dirty Harry was a great franchise.  Andrew Robinson (Garrik, of Deep Space Nine) was the Scorpio Killer.

The Mayor: Callahan... I don't want any more trouble like you had last year in the Fillmore district. You understand? That's my policy.
Harry Callahan: Yeah, well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard that's my policy.
The Mayor: Intent? How'd you establish that?
Harry Callahan: When a naked man is chasing a woman through a dark alley with a butcher knife and a hard on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross.
[Callahan leaves]
The Mayor: I think he's got a point.

And, everyone's all time favorite scene: Dirty Harry Do You Feel Lucky Punk?
 
2014-07-12 09:43:39 AM
Shut up, kid.
 
2014-07-12 09:46:59 AM

gfid: SauronWasFramed: /the problem with older movies is that they are dated

Some movies withstand the test of time. So what if they took place over 40 years ago?  The plot could still hold up.  The movie could be made well.  I actually like movies from the '70s - well some of them.  Some movies today kind of suck.




The modern ones that dot age well involve any movie that uses 1970's or 80's computers. I have to pause them to explain to my daughter that computers really were that way back then.

And any movie where the main characters where leisure suits with collars over the lapels certainly qualify.
 
2014-07-12 09:47:11 AM
Two of my favorites, THX 1138 and Man in the Wilderness were '71 also.

 Bunch of great movies that year.  http://www.imdb.com/search/title?sort=moviemeter,asc&title_type=featu r e&year=1971,1971
 
2014-07-12 09:50:41 AM

Confabulat: And I've never seen any of those movies. They sound dull.


You've never seen Brian's Song? It's on the short list of movies that grown men are allowed (and expected) to cry while watching. And Shaft is anything but dull.
 
2014-07-12 09:59:08 AM

Lando Lincoln: Not truly nostalgic, no. If you didn't live through those times but grew up with parents that did and basically didn't escape the 70's, then you could get nostalgic for the 70's in a way, but it's just not the same.

The 70's were not good. Muscle cars were turning to shiat, people were getting tired of union corruption, oil prices skyrocketing, disco freely roamed the land, horrid fashions that could only be tolerated with copious amounts of drugs...the only thing that saved us were the great movies that came out in that decade, and some truly great rock albums, too many to mention.


I was getting ready to blast you for dissing the 70s but you acknowledged the 2 main points I was going to counter with at the end. It was a great time for music and movies.

and I was born in 71.
 
2014-07-12 09:59:45 AM

gfid: SauronWasFramed: /the problem with older movies is that they are dated

Some movies withstand the test of time. So what if they took place over 40 years ago?  The plot could still hold up.  The movie could be made well.  I actually like movies from the '70s - well some of them.  Some movies today kind of suck.


This! A good story is never dated. If you can't look past the props and costumes it your fault.
 
2014-07-12 10:00:57 AM
If you're a hipster doofus, sure you can be nostalgic for your rose colored glasses view of the past and like 5 decent movies you hand picked out of the piles and piles of crap that came out at the same time.

Believe it or not, not everything that happened in the past was better than today. In fact at least equivalent amounts of suck existed before Subby was born. But hey, go head with that nostalgia thing. Probably not missing anything good now a days anyway amirite?
 
2014-07-12 10:01:08 AM
you can justify it in the end
 
2014-07-12 10:02:56 AM

gfid: Some movies withstand the test of time. So what if they took place over 40 years ago?  The plot could still hold up.


I went forward 2 years, to 1973.

The Exorcist, The Sting, American Graffiti, Cleopatra Jones, High Plains Drifter, Serpico, Soylent Green...

And that's skipping 1972. The Godfather. 1974? Aside from The Godfather Part II, there's also Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.

The 1970s were a great time for movies.
 
2014-07-12 10:05:54 AM
Werewolves on Wheels!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0hC2rK1oTk

I'm gonna watch this later. Why? Because werewolves...on wheels!
 
2014-07-12 10:07:12 AM
French Connection is dated but I still love the chase scene. I used to live in Brooklyn and driving under the tracks always reminded me of that sequence.

/movie came out 3 years before I was born.
//first movie I remember seeing in a theater was the first Superman
 
2014-07-12 10:13:15 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: bearded clamorer: 'A Clockwork Orange' was released in Dec.1971

 One of my faves on the list...

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I was 10 when 'Last Picture Show' was released.  I saw the marque for it at the Will Rogers Theater and I was sad.  Thought it was the last film released ever.
 
2014-07-12 10:14:18 AM
1975 -- Jaws.


/Thread
//Someone please get the lights
 
2014-07-12 10:15:18 AM
As a white, land-owning, heterosexual, male WASP, I'm nostalgic for the 19th Century.
 
2014-07-12 10:18:12 AM

Gary-L: 1975 -- Jaws.


/Thread
//Someone please get the lights


That was simply setting the table for the best year of movies ever - 1976
 
2014-07-12 10:20:20 AM

Gecko Gingrich: As a white, land-owning, heterosexual, male WASP, I'm nostalgic for the 19th Century.


You said white twice, you must own stock in sunscreen too.
 
2014-07-12 10:23:50 AM
I have thought about this a lot.  At 42, my answer is no, I like things just they way they happened.
Because of my good timing I was one of the earliest  QA Analysts in the non-governmental, non-mainframe worlds and have enjoyed my introduction into a career which is hard to get into still.
 
2014-07-12 10:24:04 AM

InterruptingQuirk: You said white twice, you must own stock in sunscreen too.


I like white.

/Being from British stock, sunlight and I don't play nice.
 
2014-07-12 10:24:05 AM

RoyHobbs22: Gary-L: 1975 -- Jaws.


/Thread
//Someone please get the lights

That was simply setting the table for the best year of movies ever - 1976


Rocky rode the Jaws blockbuster wave but didn't have people shiatting their pants.  Taxi Driver took Cannes by the nutsack.  People got mad as hell and couldn't take it anymore.  The best movie that year however put "jugs" into vernacular and the world got carpal tunnel fapping to Raquel Welch.
 
2014-07-12 10:26:06 AM
Uh......fark you, young turds.

Star Wars.
Battle Beyond the Stars
Star Crash
 
2014-07-12 10:35:08 AM
chaplin
marx brothers
 
2014-07-12 10:37:34 AM

Generation_D: Kudos to that Mad Magazine parody though. How else do you think kids back then kept up with R rated movies?


Mad Magazine also did a parody of Midnight Cowboy, which was rated X upon its release. In the age before internets, how did they expect kids to see the source material, and therefore get the jokes?

The early 70s were definitely a golden age of cinema. Political correctness hadn't yet taken hold (Blazing Saddles would be unmakeable today), and the summers weren't yet defined by the blockbuster.
 
2014-07-12 10:39:35 AM

DanInKansas: The Fark Science Compliance Squad will jump on my ass if I suggest reincarnation, so I will just say that many of us have an unreasonably strong call to an era in the past or distant past.  One day you'll just be minding your own business, trolling through the internet or the library and then bam! -- find a culture and time in history where things like art, the literature, the architecture, etc., seem to resonate with you in  a way that the times you're in don't.

Thus a really cool obsession is born.


Yes there are things we don't understand about the human existence, for example, my father and my 100 year old grandmother both say I am just like my grandfather, he died a year before I was born.  It is just unusual the way my tastes line up with his and not my father's.
 
2014-07-12 10:40:42 AM
Harold and Maude
Walkabout
Bananas
Death in Venice
McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Wow. And bless my parents for taking me to real movies.
 
2014-07-12 10:43:06 AM
For 70s cinema, it doesn't get any better than  Jack Nicholson trying to order a sandwich in Five Easy Pieces (1970)
 
2014-07-12 10:47:08 AM

flaminio: Generation_D: Kudos to that Mad Magazine parody though. How else do you think kids back then kept up with R rated movies?

Mad Magazine also did a parody of Midnight Cowboy, which was rated X upon its release. In the age before internets, how did they expect kids to see the source material, and therefore get the jokes?

The early 70s were definitely a golden age of cinema. Political correctness hadn't yet taken hold (Blazing Saddles would be unmakeable today), and the summers weren't yet defined by the blockbuster.


The country was much less puritanical in the 70s, nudity wasn't as taboo, someone yelling THINK OF THE CHILDREN would have been seen as a nutcase, and people were a lot less risk adverse.  If my children had as many ER visits as me and my brother did I'm sure DFACS would investigate.

/My stingray's banana seat would hold 2 people, so it must be okay to jump with that many right?
 
2014-07-12 10:53:22 AM
The internet lets people find dragonkin find other people who think they are also the soul of a dragon trapped in a human body, so if you want to identify with roller skates, party vans, hairy bush, the failure of the sixties, multiple dead Grateful Dead keyboardists and the rise of Reagan then go for it. Also, Pete Biskind has a book out about that film era that you should check out.
 
2014-07-12 10:54:46 AM
Check out 1984's list:

Amadeus
Bachelor Party
Beverly Hills Cops
Blood Simple
Footloose
Ghostbusters
Gremlins
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Karate Kid
The Natural
The NeverEnding Story
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Once Upon a Time in America
Purple Rain
Red Dawn
Repo Man
Revenge of the Nerds
Romancing the Stone
Sixteen Candles
Splash
Star Trek III
The Terminator
This is Spinal Tap
Top Secret

I was only 2, so unfortunately had to enjoy all of these many years later.
 
2014-07-12 10:55:15 AM
A lot of 70s movies are really f*cking good. That's why people keep watching them.

Plus if you're a horror fan, then you'd agree the genre has never really progressed past the 70s. The Exorcist, Black Christmas, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Horror, I Spit on Your Grave - all have been remade, rebooted, and ripped off 1,000 times.
 
2014-07-12 10:57:12 AM

Grey Street: Check out 1984's list:

Amadeus
Bachelor Party
Beverly Hills Cops
Blood Simple
Footloose
Ghostbusters
Gremlins
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Karate Kid
The Natural
The NeverEnding Story
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Once Upon a Time in America
Purple Rain
Red Dawn
Repo Man
Revenge of the Nerds
Romancing the Stone
Sixteen Candles
Splash
Star Trek III
The Terminator
This is Spinal Tap
Top Secret

I was only 2, so unfortunately had to enjoy all of these many years later.


And most of those movies had boobs or overt sex acts in it, hell one had a donkey show and now one complained.  What the hell happened to this country,
 
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