4 thoughts on “Take 2: The Best Films of the ’70s, 1979

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    January 8, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    I don’t know what the official title was of this episode, but based on how Siskel and Ebert actually describe it, I think it’s more accurate to call this one “Overlooked Classics of the 70s.” This Take 2 episode is not available at the IMDb. It’s a bit confusing trying to figure out when this episode was shown. At the end of this episode Siskel says that the next Take 2 episode is about “movie love stories in the 70s and who is falling in love.” That might or might not mean that the following week’s episode was the Take 2 show “Romance in the Movies.” “Romance in the Movies” contains Kramer vs. Kramer, which wasn’t released until the 3rd week in December, so I think it’s safe to assume that “Romance in the Movies” was shown towards the end of the year in 1979. At the end of “Romance in the Movies” Ebert says “next time, join us for Take 2 … “Guilty Pleasures.” As far as I know this episode has yet to surface anywhere. This episode of Guilty Pleasures is not to be confused with another episode of Guilty Pleasures that aired in the summer of 1981. What makes it even more difficult to figure out is that Sneak Previews was a twice a month show back then, so there doesn’t seem to be much room on the 1979-1980 calendar for these Take 2 episodes. “The Best and Worst of 1979” episode has a 1980 copyright date, which should mean that it was not shown until January 1980.

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    January 9, 2019 at 4:07 pm
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    Hi, you’re right about the title of this episode. The episode of the best of the 1970s has not been upload yet, but was on the original website.

    Also, the 1980 Guilty Pleasure episode is not posted on IMDB, but was posted on the original website. So stay tuned. Siskel and Ebert did four of these Guilty Pleasures show (1980, 1981, 1987, 1992)

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    April 18, 2019 at 8:11 pm
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    Wrong title. This is actually their Overlooked Classics of the 70’s episode. The Best Movies of the 1970’s episode contains scenes from Last Tango in Paris, An Unmarried Woman, The Sorrow and the Pity, Apocalypse Now, Annie Hall, Amarcord, The Emigrants and The New Land, and Breaking Away. The remaining choices are The Godfather I and II, The Conversation, Mean Streets, The Last Detail, Saturday Night Fever, Le Boucher, Nashville, Days of Heaven, The Deer Hunter, Heart of Glass, and Cries and Whispers.

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    May 2, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    Yes, this is the wrong video for this special. The official title for this episode is “Overlooked Classics: Great Movies of the 70’s That Nearly Everybody Missed” and it aired on May 29, 1980. This video should be re-uploaded with the correct title in the 1980 section.

    That actual episode here, “Take 2: The Best Films of the ’70s” aired on December 20, 1979 and still needs to be uploaded.

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