Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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The Year is 1976...

It's February! That means three things!

Hit the jump to find out just exactly what...

First, duh-doy, the Oscars are at the end of the month, and that's exciting.

Second, and most importantly, today is my dad's birthday! Happy Birthday, Dad! He and my sister Virginia have probably done the most to encourage my love of film. Halloween was a gas thanks to him - he once made himself up as a hanging corpse in the middle of our house! He also made me a Hunter S. Thompson Halloween costume, complete with a cigarette holder that he made from...well, I can't remember the exact household item that was used, but I do know he went to his work-bench perfecting it. Anyway, 58 years young today, Happy Birthday!

Which brings me to third: this month, the Retro Hollmann Awards are back with the year 1976! Yes, we're celebrating the Bicentennial all month long as we look at Oscar's favorites from that year, but with a special treat! See, 1976 is also the year that my parents met, so I've gotten them involved in this month's proceedings. They'll be weighing in on some of the categories, and y'all will get to know them a little better, too!

And of course, it all ends with my personal ballot for the 1976 Retro Hollmann Awards. These are the 61 films I saw, and from which I will award:

Alice in Wonderland
All the President's Men
Assault on Precinct 13
At the Earth's Core
The Bad News Bears
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
Bound for Glory
Buffalo Bill and the Indians; or, Sitting Bull's History Lesson
Bugsy Malone
Burnt Offerings
Car Wash
Cousin cousine
The Devil Within Her
The Enforcer
Face to Face
Family Plot
Fellini's Casanova
Fox and His Friends
Freaky Friday
The Front
God Told Me To
The House of Exorcism
The Incredible Sarah
Jackson County Jail
Kidnapped Co-Ed
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
King Kong
The Last Tycoon
Logan's Run
Mad Dog Morgan
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Marathon Man
Marco Polo
Massacre at Central High
Murder by Death
Next Stop, Greenwich Village
The Omen
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
The Pom Pom Girls
The Ritz
Seven Beauties
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
The Shootist
Silver Streak
A Star is Born
Taxi Driver
The Tenant
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Voyage of the Damned

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