Lancelot du Lac (1974)

 


Lancelot du Lac is a 1974 French fantasy drama film written and directed by Robert Bresson. It retells the story of Lancelot and Guinevere’s love as Camelot and the Round Table fall apart. It is based on Arthurian legend and medieval romances, especially the Lancelot-Grail cycle, and the works of Chrétien de Troyes.

In common with Bresson’s later films, the cast was composed of amateur actors, several of whom did not appear in any other film. Bresson’s direction demanded a purposeful lack of emotion in the acting style, and reduced or eliminated the fantastical elements of the Grail legend. This unglamorous depiction of the Middle Ages emphasizes blood and grime over fantasy.

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Killdozer (1974)

 

A meteorite crashes into the Earth’s surface on an island off the coast of Africa. Countless years later, after natural forces have buried it and restored the local environment, six construction workers are boated to the island to begin work building an airstrip for an oil drilling company at the crash site, the uninhabited island.


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TNT Jackson (1974)

 


The film is about Diana Jackson (aka TNT), who learns her brother is missing. She suspects a powerful gangster and his friends are behind the disappearance. Determined to get at the truth, she goes to Hong Kong, and along with a friend named Joe, wages war on the criminal gang she’s out to nail.

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    The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974)

     

    The Swinging Cheerleaders is a 1974 comedy-drama film written and directed by exploitation film auteur Jack Hill (who was credited for writing the film as Jane Witherspoon).

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    The film was also released under the titles Locker Room Girls and H.O.T.S. II. It is the sequel of sorts to the 1973 film The Cheerleaders, directed by Paul Glickler; and was itself followed by Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976), directed by Richard Lerner; and The Great American Girl Robbery (1979) (aka Cheerleaders Wild Weekend), directed by Jeff Werner.

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      Beyond the Door (1974)

       

      Jessica Barrett is a young mother in San Francisco. Her family and friends begin to notice odd behavior around the time she falls pregnant with her third child. As the strangeness intensifies, Jessica begins to display signs of demonic possession including spinning her head all the way around and projectile vomiting.

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        Spasmo (1974)

         

        A young couple on their nightly hormonal romp decide to go to the beach, where they first meet a mysterious man who is parked there. After asking for a light, the couple make their way to some nearby ruins, where in the midst of their passion they discover a hanging woman. Upon investigation, it turns out to be a brutalized mannequin. The mysterious man peels off in his car before they can ask him questions.

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          Identikit (1974)

           

          Identikit, also known as The Driver’s Seat, is a 1974 psychological drama starring Elizabeth Taylor, Ian Bannen and featuring Andy Warhol. Directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, it’s based on the novella The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark.
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            Devil Times Five (1974) (aka Peopletoys)

             

            Five children crawl from the wreckage of a deadly van accident in a snowy canyon. The juvenile survivors (including teen heartthrob Leif Garrett) seek shelter at a secluded mountaintop winter home occupied by a rich businessman (Gene Evans) and his friends (including Sorrell Booke and Shelly Morrison). Soon, strange mishaps occur and the group is stranded without electricity and telephones. One by one, the adults begin to fell prey to a series of shocking and violent deaths. By the time the few surviving adults suspect the demented delinquents it may be too late.

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              Fear Eats the Soul (1974) – Trailer

               

              Ali: Fear Eats the Soul aka Fear Eats the Soul is a 1974 film from West Germany written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. This powerful production stars Brigitte Mira and El Hedi ben Salem. It won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Brigitte Mira performance garnered her the German Film Award. The film runs 93 minutes. Check out more info on the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.

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                The Three Musketeers (1974) – Short Movie Clip

                 

                The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by Richard Lester and written by George MacDonald Fraser. It was originally proposed in the 1960s as a vehicle for The Beatles, whom Lester had directed in two other films. It was intended to run for three hours, but later it was split into two, the second part becoming 1974s The Four Musketeers. In 1989, the cast and crew returned to film The Return of the Musketeers, loosely based on Dumas Twenty Years After.

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                  Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)

                   


                  Silent Night, Bloody Night is a low-budget 1974 horror film directed by Theodore Gershuny. It stars Patrick O’Neal and cult actress Mary Woronov in leading roles, with John Carradine in a supporting performance. It was filmed in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York in 1972 but was not released theatrically until 1974. Cult icon Lloyd Kaufman was an associate producer on the film.

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                    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

                     

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                    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires was a 1974 horror film produced by the legendary in their own right, Hammer Studios in conjunction with Shaw Brothers Studio. It was released in North America in an edited version as The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula.

                    John Forbes-Robertson, who plays Count Dracula in the film’s prologue and ending, had previously appeared in Hammer’s The Vampire Lovers.

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                      Chinatown (1974) – Preview Trailer

                       

                      Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was inspired by the California Water Wars, a series of disputes over southern California water at the beginning of the 20th century, by which Los Angeles interests secured water rights in the Owens Valley. The Robert Evans production, a Paramount Pictures release, was the director’s last film in the United States and features many elements of film noir, particularly a multi-layered story that is part mystery and part psychological drama.

                      In 1991, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and it is frequently listed as among the best in world cinema. The 1975 Academy Awards saw it nominated eleven times, with an Oscar going to Robert Towne for Best Original Screenplay. The Golden Globe Awards honored it for Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Screenplay. The American Film Institute placed it second among mystery films in 2008.

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                        Andy Warhol’s Dracula (1974) Blood for Dracula

                         

                        Movie: Andy Warhols Dracula (1974)


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                          Udo Kier is without a doubt the sickliest of vampires in any director’s interpretation of the Bram Stoker tale. Count Dracula knows that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure virgin’s [pronounced “wirgin’s”] blood, it’s time to move into a permanent coffin. His assistant (Renfield?) suggests that the Count and he pick up his coffin and take a road trip to Italy, where families are known to be particularly religious, and therefore should be an excellent place to search for a virgin bride. They do, only to encounter a family with not one, but FOUR virgins, ready for marriage. The Count discovers one-by-one that the girls are not as pure as they say they are, meanwhile a handsome servant/Communist begins to observe strange behavior from the girls who do spend the night with the Count. It’s a race for Dracula to discover who’s the real virgin, before he either dies from malnourishment or from the wooden stake of the Communist! Written by Jonathan Dakss dakss@columbia.edu

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