Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

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Quentin Tarantino’s Top 5 Boxing Movies

Boxing Clever at the Boxing Scene recently posted Quentin Tarantino Breaks Down His Top 5 Boxing Movies.  The first one mentioned was Rocky and here is what Tarantino had to say…

“If we talk about boxing and cinema, the first thing that comes to mind is Rocky. By far the most successful boxing film in history. The story of the Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa was written by and starred Sylvester Stallone, in the role that catapulted him to stardom.

“The history of cinema mixes the necessary ingredients to be liked by most of the public. The humble man who attains fame by pure heart, a love story behind the rise of relevance in a super emotional finale. And some action in a fight worthy of the great boxing evenings in boxing history.

“The film won 3 Oscars and was a huge box office success, as well as being the kickoff for its sequels.”

Tarantino rounded out his top five with Million Dollar Baby, The Fighter, Cinderella Man and Raging BullClick over and check out Tarantino’s thoughts on each film.  (If it was my list I would have found a spot for The Set-up! – Craig)

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“Death Race 2000” Named One of the All-Time Best Car Racing Movies

Alex Maidy at Joblo.com posted his choices for the Top Ten Car Racing Movies.  There are a few surprising choices (Cannonball RunTalladega Nights?) and some expected ones.

I’m happy to say that Sly Stallone made the list.  My first thought would have been Driven, but actually it was for Death Race 2000.

Click over and see Maidy’s full list and his comments on each.

“Rocky” Named One of the Best Movies of the 70s

 

 

Eric D. Snider posted his choices at Mental Floss for The 21 Best Movies of the 1970s.  Snider’s list contains great choices. He listed his picks (except for Godfather 2) by their year of release.  I rated Snider’s choices by how they resonated with me.  Here’s how things came out…

Eric’s List

Craig’s List

01. A Clockwork Orange (71)

01. Rocky (76)

02. The Last Picture Show (71)

02. The Godfather (72)

03. The French Connection (71)

03. Godfather 2 (74)

04. The Godfather (72)

04. Jaws (75)

05. The Godfather II (74)

05. Alien (79)

06. Serpico (73)

06. Blazing Saddles (74)

07. The Exorcist (73)

07. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (75)

08. Chinatown (74)

08. The Exorcist (73)

09. Blazing Saddles (74)

09. Apocalypse Now (79)

10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (74)

10. Chinatown (74)

11. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (75)

11. Being There (79)

12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (75)

12. A Clockwork Orange (71)

13. Jaws (75)

13. All the President’s Men (76)

14. Taxi Driver (76)

14. Star Wars (77)

15. Rocky (76)

15. Serpico (73)

16. All the President’s Men (76)

16. The French Connection (71)

17. Network (76)

17. Taxi Driver (76)

18. Star Wars (77)

18. The French Connection (71)

19. Apocalypse Now (79)

19. Network (76)

20. Alien (79)

20. The Last Picture Show (71)

21. Being There (79)

21. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (75)

If I created the list I would have found spots for Dirty Harry, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Superman and F.I.S.T.  just to name a few.  

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