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CINEMA HISTORY, Chapter 7

The 1970s...
Era of Cynicism, Disenchantment, & Rebellion

Varsity Theater in DinkytownCompiled by Robert E. Yahnke
Professor, General College,
University of Minnesota

A list of recommended titles follows.

 

 

 

YEAR

FILM

DIRECTOR

COUNTRY

1968

The Swimmer

Frank Perry

USA

1969

Bob and Ted and Carol and Alice

Paul Mazursky

USA

1969

Midnight Cowboy

John Schlesinger

USA

1969

Easy Rider

Dennis Hopper

USA

1970

Carnal Knowledge

Mike Nichols

USA

1970

Catch 22

Mike Nichols

USA

1970

Clockwork Orange, A

Stanley Kubrick

USA

1970

Dodes 'Ka-den

Akiru Kurosawa

Japan

1970

Five Easy Pieces

Bo Rafelson

USA

1970

French Connection, The

William Friedkin

USA

1970

M*A*S*H

Robert Altman

USA

1970

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Sydney Pollack

USA

1970

Woodstock

Michael Woodleigh

USA

1971

Harold and Maude

Hal Ashby

USA

1971

Claire's Knee

Eric Rohmer

France

1971

Last Picture Show, The

Peter Bogdanovich

USA

1971

Little Big Man

Arthur Penn

USA

1971

Murmur of the Heart

Louis Malle

France

1971

Sunday Bloody Sunday

John Schlesinger

England

1972

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Werner Hertzog

Germany

1972

Cabaret

Bob Fosse

USA

1972

Deliverance

John Boorman

USA

1972

Godfather, The

Francis Coppola

USA

1972

Last Tango in Paris

Bernardo Bertolucci

Italy

1973

American Graffiti

George Lucas

USA

1973

Cries and Whispers

Ingmar Bergman

Sweden

1973

Exorcist, The

William Friedkin

USA

1973

Serpico

Sidney Lumet

USA

1974

Chinatown

Roman Polanski

USA

1974

Conversation, The

Francis Coppola

USA

1974

Godfather, The, Part II

Francis Coppola

USA

1974

Woman Under the Influence, A

John Cassavetes

USA

1975

Dog Day Afternoon

Sidney Lumet

USA

1975

Jaws

Steven Spielberg

USA

1975

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Milos Foreman

USA

1975

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Peter Weir

Australia

1976

All the President's Men

Alan Pakula

USA

1976

Harlan County, USA

Barbara Kopple

USA

 

For the next chapter in this Cinema History
See Chapter 8
The Late 1970's--Psychological Portraits

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