An informative, meticulously researched,
opinionated, fun and illustrated
book about the far-out films of the 1970s. All the cool comedies, dramas, sci-fi/horror classics,
Westerns, musicals, documentaries, award winners
and twisted drive-in flix you remember
(or have heard freaky legends about).
It's written by an accomplished author who saw these boss movies
in theaters back in the day and has been studying them ever since.
The Force is strong with this one: 300 pages of thoughtful analysis, not simple plot summaries
and cast lists. Real insight, not recycled Internet trivia. 100 movie still and posters. 150 main essays about all the movies shown at right (which are all going to be celebrating their fiftieth anniversaries soon). ⇒⇒⇒
In addition to those,
even more 1970-1974 movies
are discussed, including these: Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
The Cheyenne Social Club
Don't Open the Door
Enter the Dragon
The Four Musketeers
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
The Front Page
The Great White Hope
Harry in Your Pocket
Hearts and Minds
High Plains Drifter
The Hot Rock
Island at the Top of the World
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Minnie and Moskowitz
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Panic in Needle Park
The Savage Is Loose
Shaft's Big Score!
Shaft in Africa
Super Fly T.N.T.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Truck Stop Women
The War Between Men and Women
A Woman Under the Influence
What's more, creative lists explore
further topics for each movie. Lists like: • The decade's best movie explosions • The decade's best car chases • Non-musical actors who sang in '70s movies • Comedians, rock stars and fashion models who acted • The actual ages of actors playing those teenagers • MAD magazine's parodies of '70s movies • James Bond's '70s vehicles • Most surprising endings • Best movie quotes • May-December movie relationships • '70s movies made into TV shows • Directors' cameos in their own movies • Famous stars who debuted in '70s movies • Plus many, many, oh-so-many more
In addition, there are 1970s facts at the start of each section,
a helpful appendix, and an outta-sight index.
So much here ... like the last line of Super Fly (1972),
"Can you dig it?"