One thing I’ve always wanted to do is watch and review every single movie from a particular decade.
As a child of the 80s, the most clear and obvious choice was the one that helped form my movie-loving mind. Then again, I’m equally fascinated by the sheer schizophrenic nature of the movies that were released in the 1970s.
Not only were neophytes like Scorsese, Spielberg and Coppola taking full advantage of Hollywood’s newfound permissiveness, but exploitation flicks exploded onto the scene and played right alongside the movies they were exploiting. Drive-ins, grindhouses and adult theaters were thriving. Cheap throwaway flicks were being imported and dubbed in an attempt to make a quick buck off ingenuous audience members. Bijou mainstays such as John Wayne, Liz Taylor and Richard Harris struggled to stay relevant in a landscape that was giving way to Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Burt Reynolds.
My intention is to watch every movie from the 1970s, in order, and post a review once I’m done. Nearly all of the movies are available to the public, however several lesser-known pics seem to have gone the way of the double-knit fancy. For a comprehensive list of those pictures, simply click on the “Lost Films” link at the top of the page and DM me on Twitter if you somehow find yourself in possession of a watchable copy.
If this project is half as fun as I’m expecting, the next 10 years are going to be super fly, indeed.