The Best Films of 1978 (1979)

Grease, Animal House, Jaws 2, Heaven Can Wait, An Unmarried Woman, Straight Time, Days of Heaven, Autumn Sonata, The Medusa Touch, The Wild Geese

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    January 8, 2019 at 9:30 am
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    This episode, “The Best Films of 1978,” was taken from the cut down edit that was shown on Ebert Presents At the Movies on Aug. 26, 2011. This episode is available in its full, unedited form at the IMDb.

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    April 18, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    Of all the special shows they did, this is my favorite because they actually predicted movie theaters being dominated by so many blockbusters. Nowadays we get more sequels. superhero films, modern animated films, more high concept films, and more movie franchises. We barely go to see small, serious films in theaters these days. Now we find them on streaming services like Amazon or Netflix.

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    May 29, 2020 at 9:03 pm
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    Out of all the topics they talk about on the show, the rise of the blockbusters is by far the most relevant. In 1981, they covered the same topic again, this time focusing on Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman II, Stripes, and other summer blockbusters. And it still wasn’t enough. Over the years, probably starting with the box office failure of The Right Stuff, they began to criticize the press for reporting the opening weeks grosses. But they (the press) don’t care at all.

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