Welcome to the 1979 film club
November 13, 2015 9:22 PM - Subscribe

Posts will be infrequent, volunteer contributions welcome.

If you'd like to contribute a film, please schedule it via the club sidebar and put your Mefi name in brackets so it's clear who's doing what.

If a movie has already been posted to FanFare, but you'd like to view it as part of the club and discuss as a group, go ahead and schedule it so we can plan to watch and discuss in-thread!

Posts will be on a more infrequent basis.

Should be fun, let's talk below.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome to 1979 (8 comments total)
(I'm currently working on a post for the film Breaking Away so - dibs! :))
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:23 PM on November 13, 2015

FYI: IMDB's list of Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1979.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:34 PM on November 13, 2015 [1 favorite]

Ooh, All That Jazz and Quadrophenia. How to decide...
posted by thetortoise at 10:40 PM on November 13, 2015 [1 favorite]

1979 ... my favorite year for just about everything.

Very much looking forward to "Breaking Away," which was regular fare on independent TV in the eighties but which I haven't seen in years. I'm in with a cold today so it's a good time to revisit.

Thanks to awesome joe!!
posted by Sheydem-tants at 4:21 AM on November 14, 2015 [2 favorites]

I'm all in for this one. I really enjoyed Breaking Away when I first saw it, plus I was born in 1979.
posted by drezdn at 1:00 PM on November 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

Some other 1979 movies of note (some more notable than others)...

Norma Rae, the China Syndrome, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Life of Brian, Quintet, The Angry Shot, Rock 'n' Roll High School, The Visitor, Being There, Escape from Alcatraz, Hair, Tess, The Onion Field, Nosfertu the Vampire, Kramer vs Kramer, The Jerk.
posted by el io at 2:57 PM on November 14, 2015 [3 favorites]

More: The Black Hole, Meatballs, The Tin Drum, The Amityville Horror, The Marriage of Maria Braun (German), Love at First Bite, Killer Nun, The Frisco Kid, North Dallas Forty, Hardcore, The Brood, 1941, The Butterfly Murders, Wise Blood, The Rose, Fast Company, Love at First Bite, Vengeance is Mine (Japanese), Woyzeck (German), Richard Prior: Live in Concert, From the Clouds to the Resistance (German).
posted by el io at 6:31 PM on November 19, 2015

I may have to take The Black Hole. It warped my little mind way back when.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 6:51 AM on December 17, 2015

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