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The Movies of 1974: World Premieres
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Top Ten List

1. Chinatown Dir. Roman Polanski. With Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston A+
2. A Woman under the Influence Dir. John Cassavetes. With Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk A+
3. The Conversation Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. With Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield A
4. Xala Dir. Ousmane Sembene. With Thierno Leye, Seune Samb, Makhouredia Gueye A
5. The Godfather Part II Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. With Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Cazale A–
6. Ali–Fear Eats the Soul Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem A–
7. Swept Away Dir. Lina Wertmüller. With Mariangela Melato, Giancarlo Giannini, Riccardo Salvino A–
8. Claudine Dir. John Berry. With Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs A–
9. Hearts and Minds Dir. Peter Davis. Documentary about American reactions to Vietnam War A–
10. Mirror Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. With Margarita Terekhova, Philip Yankovsky, Ignat Daniltsev A–


Remainder of Films Screened

Je tu il elle Dir. Chantal Akerman. With Chantal Akerman, Niels Arestrup, Claire Wauthion A–

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Ellen Burstyn, Alfred Lutter III B+
Blood for Dracula Dir. Paul Morrissey. With Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Arno Juerging B+
Cat's Play Dir. Károly Makk. With Margit Dajka, Samu Balázs, Elma Bulla, Mari Töröcsik B+
The Sugarland Express Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Goldie Hawn, William Atherton B+
Thieves Like Us Dir. Robert Altman. With Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, Bert Remsen B+

A Very Natural Thing Dir. Christopher Larkin. With Robert Joel, Curt Gareth, Bo White B

Céline and Julie Go Boating Dir. Jacques Rivette. With Dominique Labourier, Juliet Berto B–
The Migrants Dir. Tom Gries. TV Movie. With Ron Howard, Cloris Leachman, Sissy Spacek B–
The Nickel Ride Dir. Robert Mulligan. With Jason Miller, John Hillerman, Bo Hopkins B–
The Towering Inferno Dir. John Guillemin. With Paul Newman, Steve McQueen B–
Young Frankenstein Dir. Mel Brooks. With Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Teri Garr B–

Blazing Saddles Dir. Mel Brooks. With Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, Gene Wilder C+
Conversation Piece Dir. Luchino Visconti. With Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger C+
Lenny Dir. Bob Fosse. With Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck C+

Daisy Miller Dir. Peter Bogdanovich. With Cybill Shepherd, Barry Brown, Cloris Leachman C
Harry and Tonto Dir. Paul Mazursky. With Art Carney, Philip Bruns, Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman C
Murder on the Orient Express Dir. Sidney Lumet. With Albert Finney, Richard Widmark C

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat Dir. Robert Taylor. Animated. Voice of Skip Hinnant C–
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Dir. Michael Cimino. With Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges C–

Earthquake Dir. Mark Robson. With Charlton Heston, Geneviève Bujold, Ava Gardner D+
The Savage Is Loose Dir. George C. Scott. With George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere D+

The Great Gatsby Dir. Jack Clayton. With Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston D
Lovin' Molly Dir. Sidney Lumet. With Blythe Danner, Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges D