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Mike Cohen
1970's Cinema
on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:32:43 pm

Although I did not catch any classic 70's films IN the 70's, I have come to love the style and artistry of this genre. Here are some of my faves (same goes for music):

Friends of Eddie Coyle

I had not heard about this movie until Anthony Bourdain's "The Layover" Boston episode. The film takes its time, uses long takes and is mostly dialogue with a few actiony sequences. Filmed in and around early 70's Boston, including a few locations I frequented as a kid. Modern viewers will note some similarities to The Town - presumably Affleck was paying homage.







Dirty Harry

Having seen this in various VHS-era forms, a year or so ago I caught this in full HD Cinemascope on AMC and rediscovered this movie. I have since purchased the complete Dirty Harry collection on DVD and this is my redeye flight entertainment. The opening sequence in downtown San Francisco is movie gold.







The French Connection

This has to be on this list. Great acting and direction and one of the all time great car chases.







The Spy Who Loved Me

There were several 70's Bond movies. I like this one the best.
Spectacular set pieces. JAWS. Submarine Car. Need I say more?







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