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Alex Hawkins
Re: 1970's Cinema
on Dec 5, 2013 at 11:50:04 pm

[Tim Wilson] "First up, you MUST READ Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation S.... The author points to 67's Bonnie & Clyde and 69's Easy Riders as the foundations, but it's otherwise a breathtaking account of the golden age of 70s indie-spirited moviemaking.

Absolutely. Great book, and Tim have you also read "Scenes From A Revolution" by Mark Harris? Another great book which discusses that breakthrough year of 1967 when the Production (Hays) Code was being dismantled and it looks in depth at the 5 nominated pictures that year: Doctor Dolittle, In The Heat of the Night, Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

BTW There's a doco made of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls that's essential viewing.

The 70's was the decade of filmmaking in my opinion. Just check out 3 of the all time great performances on celluloid:

1. Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon
2. Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver
3. Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

All absolutely brilliant. If you can think of any better then, truly, I would love to hear your opinion. . .

Alex Hawkins
Canberra, Australia

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