Friday, January 1, 2016

Art, Commerce and Everything in Between: 1967-1979

I've already covered my favorite stretch of time in cinema (1975-1994) fairly extensively but of course, there is more to the world of cinema than just a twenty year stretch of time obsessed over for two years by a smart ass internet reviewer.  In 1967, the renaissance began in movies with the release of Bonnie and Clyde and others.

While there have always been great movies (even an off year like 1991 had some absolute gems as I showed last year), the late sixties and seventies gave way to a new breed of daring filmmakers.  Guys like Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg began long and prosperous careers while others like William Friedkin and Francis Ford Coppola kicked off artistically relevant but not always financially successful careers, though they had their fair share.

This series will not be simply an overview of the great stuff that came out during this era.  After all, is there really anything new for me to say about Taxi Driver or Bonnie and Clyde?  Probably not.  While I will cover some of the better known movies from this period, I will also delve deep into the murky second and third tiers.  After all, a cheeseburger from the local diner can be just as rewarding an experience as a gourmet meal at an expensive restaurant.

I will also divert from the usual movie route and delve into some of the more esoteric pop culture items from the period.  UFOs, Bigfoot, that sort of thing.

Also, there will might be some overlap with the previous series but I will try not to let it happen too often.  The group tag for them will be '70's series'.  Stay tuned for the first entry.

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