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Question: Which Decades do you feel produced the bulk of your favorite films?
1920s and Earlier - 0 (0%)
1930s - 2 (2.5%)
1940s - 5 (6.3%)
1950s - 8 (10.1%)
1960s - 12 (15.2%)
1970s - 18 (22.8%)
1980s - 27 (34.2%)
1990s - 4 (5.1%)
2000-now - 3 (3.8%)
Total Voters: 37

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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2007, 12:46:29 PM »

This is a tough one for me, since my tastes cover many different genre. I like alot of the 70's Sci-fi and Blaxploitation flicks, and a bunch of 80's cronneberg movies and other 80's cheese. Although, IMO, the 90s were a crappy time for movies in general, some of my favorites (Boondock Saints, The Matrix Trilogy, Braindead, Naked Lunch, Donnie Darko, CB4) came from there, and the early 2000's. I know these aren't all, or even mostly BAD movies, I don't really consider many of the "Mainstream". All in all, I'd say the 80s are my most prefered decade. . It just seems like there something for every occasion that came out of the 80s, everything from Return of the Jedi to Bad Taste to Sixteen Candles. With the big boom of Cable television, there was an ungodly (or GODLY, depending on your outlook) of cheap T&A flicks, the kind that gave Cinemax the nickname "Skin-a-Max", which is always a good thing in my book. Not to mention all the 80s porn :)
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« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2007, 03:17:13 PM »

B-Movies alone:

20s and 30s are good for really atmospheric good movies, like Fritz Lang, James Whale, or Tod Browning. I try to avoid 40s and 50s with few exceptions, too much "nukular commu-nazi" in thick period American accent (I am gonna be cursed with bad karma after this one).

60s thru 80s are my main feed, the "Hammicus International Productions", Price, Lee, Cushing, and Quarry in the 60s and 70s, then the golden slashers in the 80s. Then they started the "MTV editing" techniques really heavily in the 90s, most of the good B-Movies now are obscure horror-comedies (Think Monster Man and mebbe Slither), though Full Moon is still OK in my opinion, and SciFi originals (Which will go on for decades) are usually good for a laugh.
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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2007, 04:07:54 PM »

I guess I have to go with the 1940s, but like most here have suggested, I like films from each decade, particularly of a vein...like early 1970s Horror, or 1960s Sexploitation, or 1950s SCIFI and HITCHCOCK, or 1930s comedy, or 1940s crime/detective/romance/melodrama... I won't knock you Mr. Briggs for disliking the 40s and 50s, but you really don't know what you're missing just from the 40s: DARK PASSAGE (1947) KEY LARGO (1948) OUT OF THE PAST (1947) HIGH SIERRA (1941) THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) CASABLANCA (1942) (DERF: you're right, apparently BOGART RULES for me, too.)  ...WHITE HEAT (1949) CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT (1945) NOW VOYAGER (1942) THE LETTER (1940) THE LITTLE FOXES (1941) DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) BALL OF FIRE, MEET JOHN DOE, THE LADY EVE (all 1941)...  I could go on !!!
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2007, 04:27:08 PM »

As much as I love cheesy kung fu flicks and blaxploitation from the 70s and 80s not to mention the tonnes of sci-fi actioners from the 80s and 90s, nothing compares to the love I have for the true bona fide black and white classics of yesteryear, even of the drive-in variety. I'm really fond of 1930s-40s mystery/detective films (there's some really great stuff from this period), the film noir of the 40s and 50s, all the classic black and white Horror filled with shadows and thick fog, the 1950s giant monster on the loose phase, the Old Dark House murder mystery, the Hot Rod car racing of the 50s, the teen rebels of the 50s, nearly every film had some element or another that was plain fun. In most of these films too, the stars are instantly recognizable to me every time I see 'em unlike the many Bruce Lee clones or lesser action heros of the 80s.
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2007, 02:48:08 PM »

I dig the 70's because the atmosphere. Sometimes crazy stories and grittiness many of them have. Plus, I like to check out the cool wardrobe, funiture, wallpaper and cars.
I enjoy most decades but I really don't like much that was put out in the 90's till present. Although, it doesn't seem as bad as it was a couple years ago.
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2007, 04:04:39 PM »

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I dig the 70's because the atmosphere. Sometimes crazy stories and grittiness many of them have. Plus, I like to check out the cool wardrobe, funiture, wallpaper and cars.

I'm with you there. Every time I watch Clockwork Orange, I forget it's almost as old as I am, they must have been going for a futuristic look, and it still, after all these years, seems to work. Love how everything is over the top colorful.
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2007, 06:11:40 PM »

I usually watch in the ranges of the 70's and 90.  I watch the 70's movie because some classic cults films came out.  80's had cheesy martial arts flicks, and more bad films.  90's was more of the karate flicks but not so much of the independent films I can stand. 

I think another reason why I chose the 80's was because I was born in 85 so I don't remember the 80's so I need to catch up what of some things I missed.
 
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2007, 07:31:36 PM »

To me, the old black and white films are more romantic...nearly every single one of them has an hero who falls in love with a gal, and even though sometimes it's only a secondary element, it was rarely forgotten back in those days. Guess I'm old-fashioned as the hills but I'm a sap for that moment the hero gets the girl and they kiss... at the most basic level, I'm happy if a film has that but I'm in heaven if there's also a monster of some sort or another on the loose...
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2007, 07:33:56 PM »

I picked the 80's followed by the 70's.

And as far as cheesy bad movies go, you can't get much better (or is that worse) than the 80's. 
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2007, 09:42:13 PM »

...How could I forget SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943) ?  THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (1945) ABBOT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) A LETTER TO THREE WIVES (1949) MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946) RED RIVER (1948) and not to mention my own obsession: Italian Neo-realism: CITTA APERTA ROMA (1945 ~ Open City) GERMANIA ANNO ZERO (1948 ~ German Year Zero) LA TERRA TREMA (1948 ~ The Earth Trembles) Luchino Visconti impossibly started it with OSSESSIONE (1943) and shifting gears but true to the 40s, there is Hollywood's version of the same story by James Cain: THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1946) and speaking of John Garfield as the boxer in BODY AND SOUL (1947) what about great SPORTS MOVIES like PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (1942) ?  or THE SET-UP (1949)...?  The 1940s had lots to offer... don't forget THE CAT PEOPLE (1942) I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943) THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944) CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944)...  TeddyR
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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2007, 10:02:21 PM »

...How could I forget SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943) ?  THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (1945) ABBOT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) A LETTER TO THREE WIVES (1949) MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946) RED RIVER (1948) and not to mention my own obsession: Italian Neo-realism: CITTA APERTA ROMA (1945 ~ Open City) GERMANIA ANNO ZERO (1948 ~ Germany Year Zero) LA TERRA TREMA (1948 ~ The Earth Trembles) Luchino Visconti impossibly started it with OSSESSIONE (1943) and shifting gears but true to the 40s, their is Hollywood's version of the same story by James Cain: THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1946) and speaking of John Garfield as the boxer in BODY AND SOUL (1947) what about great SPORTS MOVIES like PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (1942) ?  or THE SET-UP (1949)...?  The 1940s had lots to offer... don't forget THE CAT PEOPLE (1942) I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943) THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944) CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944)...  TeddyR


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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2007, 03:36:51 AM »

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I dig the 70's because the atmosphere. Sometimes crazy stories and grittiness many of them have. Plus, I like to check out the cool wardrobe, funiture, wallpaper and cars.

I'm with you there. Every time I watch Clockwork Orange, I forget it's almost as old as I am, they must have been going for a futuristic look, and it still, after all these years, seems to work. Love how everything is over the top colorful.

Yeah, it's not just all that though. I tend to try and compact everything of how I think and feel into the least amount of words as possible. For example, now, when it is a non work night and I've had a few drinks. :)
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« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2013, 11:17:59 AM »

For me it's gotta be the 80s, and I'll give you 10 reasons why.

1.  1980 - Flash Gordon
2.  1981 - Road Warrior
3.  1982 - E.T.
4.  1983 - A Christmas Story
5.  1984 - Ghostbusters
6.  1985 - The Goonies
7.  1986 - Aliens
8.  1987 - Spaceballs
9.  1988 - Coming to America
10. 1989 - Batman
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« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2013, 11:37:45 AM »

The 1980s. Its my favorite decade and I love everything about it. The 80s were wild, silly, cheesy, cool, imaginative and original.
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« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2013, 12:17:04 PM »

Not to mention I was young, skinny, and remarkably good looking back then!!!!!
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