Film Honors: 1973

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the menu at the top of the page.

Picture Editing

The Day of the Jackal
Don’t Look Now
The Exorcist
Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…
Shurayukihime

Sound Design

The Exorcist
High Plains Drifter
Live and Let Die
Shurayukihime
Westworld

Cast Ensemble

American Graffiti
The Exorcist
Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…
La nuit américaine
The Wicker Man

Actress Support

Linda Blair (The Exorcist)
Valentina Cortese (La nuit américaine)
Madeline Kahn (Paper Moon)
Tatum O’Neal (Paper Moon)
Lina Polito (Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…)

Actor Support

Robert De Niro (Mean Streets)
Christopher Lee (The Wicker Man)
Jason Miller (The Exorcist)
Warren Oates (Badlands)
Randy Quaid (The Last Detail)

Special Effects

Battle for the Planet of the Apes
The Exorcist
Live and Let Die
Theatre of Blood
Westworld

Costume Design

Amarcord
Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…
Shurayukihime
The Sting
The Three Musketeers

Set Design

The Exorcist
Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…
Scener ur ett äktenskap
Shurayukihime
The Sting

Score Composing

Luis de Pablo (El espíritu de la colmena)
Alain Goraguer (La planète sauvage)
Meiko Kaji (Shurayukihime)
Mikis Theodorakis (Serpico)
Nino Rota (Amarcord)

Actor Lead

Giancarlo Giannini (Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…)
Gene Hackman (Scarecrow)
Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger)
Al Pacino (Scarecrow)
Al Pacino (Serpico)

Actress Lead

Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist)
Meiko Kaji (Shurayukihime)
Mariangela Melato (Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…)
Ana Torrent (El espíritu de la colmena)
Liv Ullman (Scener ur ett äktenskap)

Cinematography

Tak Fujimoto, Stevan Larner, Brian Probyn (Badlands)
Owen Roizman (The Exorcist)
Giuseppe Rotunno (Amarcord)
Giuseppe Rotunno (Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…)
Masaki Tamura (Shurayukihime)

Directing

Víctor Erice (El espíritu de la colmena)
Federico Fellini (Amarcord)
William Friedkin (The Exorcist)
Toshiya Fujita (Shurayukihime)
Lina Wertmüller (Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…)

Screenplay Original

Ingmar Bergman (Scener ur ett äktenskap)
Víctor Erice, Ángel Fernández Santos, Francisco J. Querejeta (El espíritu de la colmena)
Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra (Amarcord)
François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean-Louis Richard (La nuit américaine)
Lina Wertmüller (Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…)

Screenplay Adapted

William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist)
Kenneth Ross (The Day of the Jackal)
Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler (Serpico)
Allan Scott, Chris Bryant (Don’t Look Now)
Anthony Shaffer (The Wicker Man)

Motion Picture

Amarcord (Federico Fellini) Italy / France
Badlands (Terrence Malick) USA
El espíritu de la colmena (Víctor Erice) Spain
The Exorcist (William Friedkin) USA
Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza… (Lina Wertmüller) Italy / France
La nuit américaine (François Truffaut) France
Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg) USA
Scener ur ett äktenskap (Ingmar Bargman) Sweden
Serpico (Sidney Lumet) USA
Shurayukihime (Toshiya Fujita) Japan

 

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3 thoughts on “Film Honors: 1973

  1. Damn fine year for international films – heyday for Fellini, Bergman, Truffaut, Wertmuller, et al – all playing in first run cinemas, nearly simultaneously. We’ll never see that again. Also nice to see some love for Scarecrow and Day of the Jackal.

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