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Lists from my childhood journals

Note: These lists are taken from my best-of lists made at the time
(the lists don't include films from these years that I saw later).

SHADOWS AWARDS   >   1981
B E S T   O F   1 9 7 1 :
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
(Norman Jewison)
B E S T   O F   1 9 7 6 :
NETWORK
(Sidney Lumet)
best of 71 2. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Robert Stevenson)
3. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart)
4. Brian's Song (Buzz Kulik)
5. On Any Sunday (Bruce Brown)
6. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (Don Taylor)
7. The Barefoot Executive (Robert Butler)
best of 76 2. A Star Is Born (Frank Pierson)
3. Silent Movie (Mel Brooks)
4. Murder by Death (Robert Moore)
5. Logan's Run (Michael Anderson)
6. Rocky (John Avildson)
7. Obsession (Brian DePalma)
8. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (Blake Edwards)
9. Marathon Man (John Schlesinger)
10. Bound for Glory (Hal Ashby)
B E S T   O F   1 9 7 2 :
THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
(Ronald Neame)
B E S T   O F   1 9 7 7 :
STAR WARS
(George Lucas)
best of 72 2. What's Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich)
3. Man of La Mancha (Arthur Hiller)
4. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (J Lee Thompson)
5. Now You See Him, Now You Don't (Robert Butler)
6. Napoleon and Samantha (Bernard McEveety)
7. The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May)
best of 77 2. The Goodbye Girl (Herbert Ross)
3. Black Sunday (John Frankenheimer)
4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg)
5. Saturday Night Fever (John Badham)
6. The Spy Who Loved Me (Lewis Gilbert)
7. The Deep (Peter Yates)
8. Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
9. Telefon (Don Siegel)
10. The Turning Point (Herbert Ross)
B E S T   O F   1 9 7 3 :
THE STING
(George Roy Hill)
B E S T   O F   1 9 7 8 :
HEAVEN CAN WAIT
(Warren Beatty)
best of 73 2. The Paper Chase (James Bridges)
3. Jesus Christ Superstar (Norman Jewison)
4. Sleeper (Woody Allen)
5. My Name Is Nobody (Tonino Valerii)
6. Tom Sawyer (Don Taylor)
7. The Three Musketeers (Richard Lester)
8. Jeremy (Arthur Barron)
9. Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer)
10. The Creeping Flesh (Freddie Francis)
best of 78 2. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino)
3. Grease (Randall Kleiser)
4. High Anxiety (Mel Brooks)
5. Coming Home (Hal Ashby)
6. Foul Play (Colin Higgins)
7. The Buddy Holly Story (Steve Rash)
8. Capricorn One (Peter Hyams)
9. Superman (Richard Donner)
10. Coma (Michael Crichton)
B E S T   O F   1 9 7 4 :
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
(Mel Brooks)
B E S T   O F   1 9 7 9 :
APOCALYPSE NOW
(Francis Ford Coppola)
best of 74 2. Mame (Gene Saks)
3. The Towering Inferno (John Guillermin)
4. Earthquake (Mark Robson)
5. The Front Page (Billy Wilder)
6. Airport 1975 (Jack Smight)
7. Harry and Tonto (Paul Mazursky)
8. The Great Gatsby (Jack Clayton)
9. The Island at the Top of the World (Robert Stevenson)
10. Juggernaut (Richard Lester)
best of 79 2. Kramer vs Kramer (Robert Benton)
3. All That Jazz (Bob Fosse)
4. Being There (Hal Ashby)
5. Alien (Ridley Scott)
6. Rocky II (Sylvester Stallone)
7. ...And Justice for All (Norman Jewison)
8. The China Syndrome (James Bridges)
9. The Muppet Movie (James Frawley)
10. The Black Stallion (Carroll Ballard)
B E S T   O F   1 9 7 5 :
JAWS
(Steven Spielberg)
B E S T   O F   1 9 8 0 :
THE STUNT MAN
(Richard Rush)
best of 75 2. Mahogany (Berry Gordy)
3. The Sunshine Boys (Herbert Ross)
4. The Hiding Place (James Collier)
5. The Other Side of the Mountain (Larry Peerce)
6. The Hindenburg (Robert Wise)
7. The Return of the Pink Panther (Blake Edwards)
8. Love and Death (Woody Allen)
9. The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Melvin Frank)
10. Funny Lady (Herbert Ross)
best of 80 2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kirschner)
3. The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
4. Tess (Roman Polanski)
5. Ordinary People (Robert Redford)
6. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
7. Gloria (John Cassavettes)
8. Altered States (Ken Russell)
9. The Final Countdown (Don Taylor)
10. Coal Miner's Daughter (Michael Apted)

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