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« on: May 19, 2015, 02:46:51 PM »

I am looking for good mystery movies, preferably from the 70s.  There is just something that I like about the visual aesthetic of films of the 70s.

I have recently been on a giallo kick, and a blog led me to the film PuzzlePuzzle lacked the horror elements that I find in most giallo films, and I liked that about it.  Now I want more.  I also want to broaden my focus beyond just Italian films. There are plenty of other great mystery films, like The Last of Sheila or Hitchcock's Family Plot.


Does anybody have any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 03:04:47 PM »

Yes, there are. Unfortunately, I don't have any suggestions. I will say . . .

That "Family Plot" is notable for being Hitchcock's last film as a director and . . .

"The Last of Sheila" is being remade for release later next year. Ugh!
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 03:49:01 PM »

Some of these may be too obvious but I don't know what you've already seen.

CHINATOWN (1974)
SLEUTH (1972)
THE LONG GOODBYE (1973)
MARATHON MAN (1976)
MURDER BY DEATH (1976) (mystery/comedy)
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974)
DEATH ON THE NILE (1978)
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 04:24:45 PM »

Murder by Decree (1979)
Horror Express (1972)
Don't Look Now (1973)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Frenzy (1972)
Soylent Green (1973)
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
The French Connection (1972)
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

A number of these also have horror and/or sci-fi elements.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 07:38:22 PM »

* THE LATE SHOW (1977) - Art Carney and Lily Tomlin
* FAREWELL, MY LOVELY (1975) - Robert Mitchum and Charlotte Rampling
* DEEP RED (1975) - David Hemmings and Daria Nicolodi
* THE DROWNING POOL (1975) - Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward [Note - this is a sequel to HARPER (1966).  HARPER is a better movie . . . but you asked for 1970s!]
* SHAFT (1971) - Richard Roundtree and Moses Gunn
* ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976) - Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford
* THE CONVERSATION (1974) - Gene Hackman and John Cazale
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2015, 08:45:29 PM »

Thanks! Many of these are movies that have I have thought about seeing, especially Murder By Death, Sleuth, and The Conversation.
I hadn't heard of The Late Show, but I'm pretty sure I want to check that out now.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2015, 04:43:54 PM »

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974) is lotsa fun!  Thumbup

Some more...
.ALICE,SWEET ALICE (1976.)
.NIGHT CHILD (1975)
.BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL (1970)
.the SHOUT (1978)
.the OTHER (1972)
.LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (1971)
.YOU'LL LIKE MY MOTHER (1972)
.the TOUCH OF SATAN
Gotta add MURDER BY DEATH (1976)  BounceGiggle

Its even got Elsa (the BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN) Lanchester!

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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2015, 09:45:59 PM »

Play Misty For Me - GREAT Eastwood flick!
The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane - KICKASS little movie with an awesome performance by a 13 year old Jodie Foster. Feels like a made-for-TV effort. Again EXCELLENT!
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2015, 12:45:16 PM »

  ONE OF MY WIVES IS MISSING- great ABC made-for-television film written by the creators of Columbo.
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