1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards

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Of those you've seen, what was the worst fiml on Harvard Lamppoon's 1974 list of worst films?

Lenny
0
No votes
S*P*Y*S
2
29%
Harry & Tonto
0
No votes
Airport 1975
1
14%
Blazing Salles
0
No votes
The Night Porter
0
No votes
The Trial of Billy Jack
0
No votes
Murder on the Orient Express
0
No votes
Daisy Miller
0
No votes
The Front Pge
4
57%
 
Total votes: 7

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Re: 1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards

Postby Reza » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:02 am

The Night Porter is a masterpiece. It's the kinky subject matter along with the Nazo angle that dodn't go down well with American critics.

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Re: 1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards

Postby flipp525 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:23 pm

Re: The Night Porter: Rumor has it that when Dirk Bogarde walked out in full Nazi regalia while filming in Austria he was afraid of a potential negative reaction. Ironically, the people who saw him applauded.
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Re: 1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards

Postby flipp525 » Tue May 19, 2015 10:16 am

I couldn't vote for Airport '75 because it's such a camp classic favorite of mine. I love Karen Black's walk through Dulles Airport in the beginning which is one of the airports of my childhood (and was partly designed by my uncle). I ran into a group of gay men at Winter Party in Miami seven years ago who were dressed up (in drag) as the cast of Airport '75, down to the last stitch. It was absolutely incredible.

And The Night Porter is great stuff! Charlotte Rampling is simply haunting in it.

I'll vote for the unnecessary The Front Page remake as well.
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Re: 1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards

Postby Big Magilla » Tue May 19, 2015 7:03 am

Precious Doll wrote:I can't vote as I have never seen S*P*Y*S.


Nor have most people. That's why the vote is for the worst film you've seen from among the nominees.
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Re: 1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards

Postby Big Magilla » Tue May 19, 2015 7:02 am

Heksagon wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:The-Curse-of-the-Living-Corpse Award: Gloria Swanson, an actress only slightly older than the mountains she is imperiled above in Airport 1975

This would be so politically incorrect these days.

Yes, especially since she's no longer living. :(
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Re: 1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards

Postby Precious Doll » Tue May 19, 2015 6:26 am

I can't vote as I have never seen S*P*Y*S but of the remaining nominees Airport '75 would get my vote.
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Re: 1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards

Postby Heksagon » Tue May 19, 2015 12:50 am

Big Magilla wrote:The-Curse-of-the-Living-Corpse Award: Gloria Swanson, an actress only slightly older than the mountains she is imperiled above in Airport 1975

This would be so politically incorrect these days.

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Re: 1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards

Postby Big Magilla » Mon May 18, 2015 3:48 pm

My award goes Billy Wilder's embarrassingly bad remake of The Front Page.
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1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards

Postby Big Magilla » Mon May 18, 2015 3:47 pm

Other 1974 Harvard Lampoon Movie Worst Awards:

Kirk Douglas Award for Worst Actor: Burt Reynolds, The Longest Yard
Natalie Wood Award for Worst Actress: Julie Andrews, The Tamarind Seed
The Exhausted Udder (presented by the Dairy Farmers Association in recognition of attempts to milk every penny possible from a marketable idea): To the producers of Our Time, Macon County Line, The Lords of Flatbush and Buster and Billie for trying to eke piquancy from an era as colorless as the tag on a pair of over-laundered pedal pushers.
The Victor Mature Memorial Award (for the most embarrassing line of dialogue): George Kennedy's astute remark in Earthquake, "Earthquakes bring out the worst in people."
The-Curse-of-the-Living-Corpse Award: Gloria Swanson, an actress only slightly older than the mountains she is imperiled above in Airport 1975.
The Merino Award: Maureen O. McGovern, the curtailing of whose adipose warbling in The Poseidon Adventure and now The Towering Inferno excuses in part the effects of the disasters that follow.
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