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 film brats like Scorsese, Spielberg and Coppola wowing us with 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 from overseas and poorly 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.
With nearly 3,800 movies released in the 1970s, the concept of watching and reviewing every one of them is unquestionably a daunting task — particularly because I’d like to knock out the 1980s with equal aplomb. But it sounds fun, nevertheless. Click the header above to be taken to my sister site, SuperflySeventies.com, where you can follow my journey and develop a better understanding of what made the 70s such a superfly decade to go to the movies, indeed.