Aaron over at the Death Rattle blog asked me to list my top 5 favorite films of this genre and it's been running all week over there, check out our write-ups. We both picked the same number one by the way, great minds think alike! Just to have my full list here too, here it is! Also, I realized that I left off THREE O'CLOCK HIGH in my list at Death Rattle! Can't believe I spaced that one! I know there's a whole bunch I'm not thinking of, so hit me with ideas/suggestions people!
Had a reader request this and it seemed to connect very well to my last post so I thought I'd throw down a list of my favorite Roy Scheider films. Here goes:
1. JAWS(1975; Steven Spielberg) 2. SORCERER(1977; William Friedkin) 3. BLUE THUNDER(1983; John Badham) 4. THE FRENCH CONNECTION(1971; William Friedkin) 5. MARATHON MAN(1976; John Schlesinger) 6. LAST EMBRACE(1979; Jonathan Demme) 7. KLUTE(1971; Alan J. Pakula) 8. THE SEVEN-UPS(1973; Philip D'Antoni) 9. JAWS 2(1978; Jeannot Szwarc) 10. NAKED LUNCH(1991; David Cronenberg) 11. STILL OF THE NIGHT(1982; Robert Benton) 12. 52 PICKUP(1986; John Frankenheimer) 13. LOVING(1970; Irvin Kirschner) 14. 2010(1984; Peter Hyams) 15. PUZZLE OF A DOWNFALL CHILD(1970; Jerry Schatzberg) 16. ALL THAT JAZZ(1979; Bob Fosse) 17. LISTEN TO ME(1989; Douglas Day Stewart)
Why? Why not. Love the guy and am hoping that WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT doesn't prove to be his last film! Here's a shortlist of my favorites from his filmography:
1. THE CONVERSATION(1974; Francis Ford Coppola) 2. NIGHT MOVES(1975; Arthur Penn) 3. PRIME CUT(1972; Michael Ritchie) 4. SCARECROW(1973; Jerry Schatzberg) 5. CISCO PIKE(1972; Bill L. Norton) 6. THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE(1972; Ronald Neame) 7. THE FRENCH CONNECTION(1971; William Friedkin) 8. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN(1974; Mel Brooks) 9. ANOTHER WOMAN(1988; Woody Allen) 10. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS(2001; Wes Anderson) 11. DOWNHILL RACER(1969; Michael Ritchie) 12. SUPERMAN(1978; Richard Donner) 13. REDS(1981; Warren Beatty) 14. MARCH OR DIE(1977; Dick Richards) 15. EUREKA(1983; Nicolas Roeg) 16. HOOSIERS(1986; David Anspaugh) 17. TWILIGHT(1998; Robert Benton) 18. THE QUICK AND THE DEAD(1995; Sam Raimi) 19. THE UNFORGIVEN(1992; Clint Eastwood)
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