Archive for the ‘1975’ category

50 Essential Films from the 1970s

18/01/2016

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Grit, music, misogyny, feminist, family, mayhem, horror, disillusionment, loneliness, etc.  These are 50 essential 1970s films that I have actually seen and in random order.  Notice huge gaps like All That Jazz, Dawn of the Dead, Manhattan, or Solaris or films that I haven’t seen enough times like Apocalypse Now and The Godfather (perhaps they aren’t on the list for a reason?).

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Shampoo (Hal Ashby, 1975)

20/06/2009

Julie Christie and Warren Beatty

Very funny comedy about the exploits of… him (up there).  Sexual pentagon climaxes in a hilarious dinner / party sequence where all characters meet and … detonate.  GREAT comedic performances by Lee Grant, Julie Christie, the late, great Jack Warden (esp the late Jack Warden) and..Carrie Fisher.  This story about very liberal antics takes place on the election night of Richard Nixon which gives a very clever, ironic backdrop.  Stupid Hollywood ending wraps everything up in a tight little silly bow.  This is a very enjoyable film!

**** / *****