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The Movies of 1973: World Premieres
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Top Ten List

1. Badlands Dir. Terrence Malick. With Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri A–
2. Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave Dir. Alexander Kluge. With Alexandra Kluge A–
3. Touki Bouki Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty. With Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall A–
4. The Exorcist Dir. William Friedkin. With Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Linda Blair A–
5. Scenes from a Marriage Dir. Ingmar Bergman. With Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson A–
6. A Bigger Splash Dir. Jack Hazan. With David Hockney, Peter Schlesinger, Mo McDermott A–
7. Love and Anarchy Dir. Lina Wertmüller. With Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato B+
8. Ganja & Hess Dir. Bill Gunn. With Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn, Sam Waymon B+
9. Wattstax Dir. Mel Stuart. Documentary of R&B concert in Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles B+
10. The Long Goodbye Dir. Robert Altman. With Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt B+


Remainder of Films Screened

As Above, So Below Dir. Larry Clark. With Billy Middleton, Gail Peters, Nathaniel Taylor B+
Coffy Dir. Jack Hill. With Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, William Elliott, Robert DoQui, Sid Haig B+
Don't Look Now Dir. Nicolas Roeg. With Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Hilary Mason B+
Paper Moon Dir. Peter Bogdanovich. With Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn B+
The Way We Were Dir. Sydney Pollack. With Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Lois Chiles B+

Blume in Love Dir. Paul Mazursky. With George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson B
Cleopatra Jones Dir. Jack Starrett. With Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Dan Frazer, Shelley Winters B
Coup d'état Dir. Yoshishige Yoshida. With Rentarô Mikuni, Yasuyo Matsumara, Yasuo Miyake B
Day for Night Dir. François Truffaut. With Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut B
The Day of the Jackal Dir. Fred Zinnemann. With Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Michel Auclair B
Electra Glide in Blue Dir. James William Guercio. With Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush B
La Grande bouffe Dir. Marco Ferreri. With Marcello Mastroianni, Philippe Noiret, Michel Piccoli B
Sisters Dir. Brian De Palma. With Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, William Finley, Lisle Wilson B
Sleeper Dir. Woody Allen. With Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory B
The Sting Dir. George Roy Hill. With Paul Newma, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning B
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Dir. Gilbert Cates. With Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam B
Swastika Dir. Philippe Mora. Documentary collage of Adolf Hitler in public and private B
The Wicker Man Dir. Robin Hardy. With Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland B

American Graffiti Dir. George Lucas. With Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Martin Smith B–
A Doll's House Dir. Joseph Losey. With Jane Fonda, David Warner, Delphine Seyrig, Edward Fox B–
Fantastic Planet Dir. René Laloux. Animated. Voices of Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin B–
Flesh for Frankenstein Dir. Paul Morrissey. With Udo Kier, Monique van Vooren B–
The Hireling Dir. Alan Bridges. With Sarah Miles, Robert Shaw, Peter Egan, Ian Hogg B–
The Homecoming Dir. Peter Hall. With Paul Rogers, Ian Holm, Vivian Merchant, Cyril Cusack B–
L'Invitation Dir. Claude Goretta. With Michel Robin, Cécile Vassort, Jean-Luc Bideau B–
O Lucky Man! Dir. Lindsay Anderson. With Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, Rachel Roberts B–
Robin Hood Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman. Animated. Voices of Brian Bedford, Phil Harris B–

Black Mama, White Mama Dir. Eddie Romero. With Pam Grier, Margaret Markov C+
A Doll's House Dir. Patrick Garland. With Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson C+
Save the Tiger Dir. John G. Avildsen. With Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Leineman C+
Scarecrow Dir. Jerry Schatzberg. With Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Richard Lynch C+
A Touch of Class Dir. Melvin Frank. With George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Paul Sorvino, K Callan C+

Cinderella Liberty Dir. Mark Rydell. With James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway C
Soylent Green Dir. Richard Fleischer. With Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson C

Jeremy Dir. Arthur Barron. With Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Len Bari, Leonardo Cimino C–
Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing Dir. Alan J. Pakula. With Maggie Smith C–

The Day of the Dolphin Dir. Mike Nichols. With George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere D+

A Delicate Balance Dir. Tony Richardson. With Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Kate Reid D
Godspell Dir. David Greene. With Victor Garber, David Haskell, Katie Hanley, Joanne Jonas D
The Paper Chase Dir. James Bridges. With Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, Lindsay Wagner D

In Need of Reappraisal

The Spirit of the Beehive Dir. Victor Erice. With Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería, Teresa Gimpera