Now that we have over 20 years of perspective, which I have heard two film historians say is the litmus test for a film, which film from 1970 to 1979 have remained stable in critical opinion?
Since that is so broad I’ll limit it to the pictures winning the Best Picture Oscar – in your opinion, have any held up -or now now 20 years later do any look badly overrated?
1971 The French Connection
1972 The Godfather
1972a Caberet (did not win Best Picture, but is in a 7 way tie for 3rd most Oscar nominations ever … so I’m including it)
1973 The Sting
1974 The Godfather II
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
1977 Annie Hall
1978 The Deer Hunter
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer
IMO: Deer Hunter is less than it was seen at the time & of course so is Caberet
Depending on the competition all the rest (except maybe Kramer vs. Kramer and the Sting) would be in the Oscar running if they premiered today.