Top Movies 1979

By | May 29, 2009

The Jerk took Steve Martin from a stand-up comic and comedy writer to a movie star. And the role rags-to-riches-to-rags that Martin played fit him perfectly. Not surprisingly when considering that he also was one if the writers of the movie.

10 was the brainchild of Blake Edwards and starred a little known Dudley Moore and less known Bo Derek. Afterward both were stars and the number 10 had a new meaning.

The Muppet Movie came after Jim Henson’s Muppets had become famous. First on Sesame Street and then through their half hour syndicated TV show. This was the first of the Muppet Movie series and also one of their best.

Apocalypse Now although a troubled film during its production. During the film Marlon Brando arrived on set much overweight and martin Sheen suffered a heart attack. But it still turned out to be one of the best movies to be made about Viet-Nam and was the third highest grossing film of the year.

More than 10 years after the original TV series ended and a new series was in production, but never filmed, it was decided to make the movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Everyone flocked to see the film during its first week of release and after attendance dropped. Fans of the show didn’t like it, probably because it was more serious than the series. As the movie series goes it falls somewhere near the high middle of the series.

Kramer vs. Kramer did something that has not been done very often. It not only was the highest grossing film of the year it also won the Oscar for Best Picture. Both of the Kramers won Oscars that year as well. Dustin Hoffman won best Actor and Meryl Streep was Best Supporting Actress.


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