Monday, September 3, 2012

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How'd I Do?

Ok, so I didn't hit 60 all right?

When I think of my first go-round at the Retrospectives, I am amused at what I considered "good enough": 47 films. I would never consider such a low number acceptable, but in those early days, I felt I had to accept the fact that not every film released then would be readily available now. If I had pushed more, I could have seen more.

Still, 60 really is good enough (those 13 make a difference!). Usually, I don't see more than 75 new releases a year, anyway, and when one factors in all the things that went wrong -- unavailable films, wonky Internet that interfered with Netflix, migraines, 8-day work-weeks -- 60 is not half-bad. I still got to see the masterpieces, the top-earners, and the cult classics; who cares if I missed out on Olivier's Three Sisters or The Happy Hooker or Emmanuelle? I still managed to get hold of Messiah of Evil, Teenage Hitchhikers and The Story of O!

The complete list of films is below. Tomorrow, I'll start on my famous longlists, followed by the Retro Hollmann Awards of 1975!

Act of Vengeance (aka Rape Squad)
At Long Last Love
Barry Lyndon
The Black Gestapo
Bite the Bullet
The California Reich
Dark Star
The Day of the Locust
Death Race 2000
The Devil's Rain
Dog Day Afternoon
The Eiger Sanction
Escape from Witch Mountain
Farewell, My Lovely
Friday Foster
Funny Lady
Give 'Em Hell, Harry!
The Hindenburg
Jacqueline Susann's Once is Not Enough
The Land That Time Forgot
Lies My Father Told Me
Lost in the Stars
Love and Death
The Magic Flute
The Man in the Glass Booth
The Man Who Would Be King
Messiah of Evil
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Other Side of the Mountain
Prisoner of Second Avenue
Race with the Devil
The Return of the Pink Panther
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Scent of a Woman
Sheba, Baby
The Story of Adele H.
The Story of O.
The Sunshine Boys
Switchblade Sisters (aka The Jezebels)
Teenage Hitchhikers
Teenage Tramp
Ten Little Indians
Three Days of the Condor
The Wind and the Lion
The Yakuza

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