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I'm trying to, but the form keeps not recognizing the amount and I can't find the paypal button.

This could be a problem, fundraisingwise.


Wait one cotton-picking minute here. I did NOT turn thumbs down on Burt! I would NEVER. They'd revoke what few Southern bona fides I have left. If you recall (and my email records bear me out) I suggested we broaden it to the more art-house 70s stuff like Macon County Line and Billy Jack. Now if you interpreted that as a lack of seriousness on my part, ah cain't help that.

A political series would go nicely with the election season. Given how things have gone for us for the past eight years, I think we could center it around The Paranoid Style in American Film.

By the way, you left "The 25th Hour" off the list from my post. Musn't diss Spike. Fine thing, you have me losing Southern face AND Brooklyn street cred. Where am I supposed to go after this?


If you're going to include MASH, you MUST also include Catch 22. They were released about the same time (virtually the same week if I recall correctly), but Catch is by far the better (stranger, darker) film.

Chris Quinones

About New York, I must speak out for my favorite New York Movie: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. I can't think of another movie that better depicts the essential anger of New York. "Whadda they want for their 35 cents, to live forever?" I love that movie.

Ken Houghton

A Burt Reynolds festival without The Longest Yard? From it's Skynyrd "Mr. Saturday Night" car-chase opening to its acknowledgment of Jimmy Carter in the credits, a classic of modern cinema.

Well, all right, it's not The Conversation, but neither is Enemy of the People.

If you're going to do a NYC festival, what about that long, incredibly boring DeNiro/WithAZed vehicle that keeps getting described as the greatest NY movie ever made? Having had the misfortune of seeing much of _DSS_ recently, it can't be much worse than that, and the auteurs of the world can tell the rest of us what we're missing as we snore.


I do like Robert Aldrich's Hustle (1975) which actually manages to utilize Burt Reynolds quite well.

"I suggested we broaden it to the more art-house 70s stuff like Macon County Line and Billy Jack"

Monte Hellman's Cockfighter (1974)?

"some late 60s-early 70s paranoia and nihlism, beginning with those three greats---Chinatown, The Wild Bunch, and Z---and including films like The Conversation, The Parallax View, Three Days of the Condor, MASH, and Network."

Well, if you're going to consider Z, why not also consider Alain Resnais' Stavisky (1974) or John Boorman's Point Blank (1964) or Alan Pakula's Rollover (1981)?

I do want to have a shout-out to one of my favorite New York movies: Michael Roemer's The Plot Against Harry.

velvet goldmine

I'd suggest Moscow on the Hudson as an underrated New York City gem.

Chris Q, did you know there's a remake of The Taking underway?

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