Posts Tagged ‘1976’

Network

“I’m going to blow my brains out right on the air, right in the middle of the seven o’clock news.” “You’ll get a hell of a rating, I guarantee you that.  Fifty share easy.” It’s easy for us on this show to talk at great length about Sidney Lumet’s 1976 film “Network” as it’s one…

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The Outlaw Josey Wales

“Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?” For Clint Eastwood’s fifth directorial effort, he returned to one of the genres he’s most well-known for — the western — and created an absolute classic, The Outlaw Josey Wales. A western affected both by the revisionist movement within the genre that had been growing for…

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Carrie

“They’re all going to laugh at you!” Brian De Palma had been making feature films for almost a decade before he made Carrie in 1976, but it was this film that became his first blockbuster and really pushed him to the next level. By making an adaptation of the first book by an up-and-coming writer at…

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Taxi Driver

“Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores… everywhere. There’s no escape. I’m God’s lonely man.” We’re continuing our 1976 series with Martin Scorsese’s gritty film Taxi Driver, one of his greatest and arguably most talked about films. Based on a screenplay by Paul Schrader, who set out to…

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Marathon Man

“Life can be that simple — relief, discomfort.  Now which of these I next apply, that decision is in your hands.  So… take your time and tell me… is it safe?” In 1976, John Schlesinger made a film adaptation of William Goldman’s novel Marathon Man, and in the process, made everyone afraid to go back…

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All the President’s Men

“Mr. Markham, are you here in connection with the Watergate burglary?”   “I’m not here.”   And thus begins the twisted journey, movie fans, that Woodward and Bernstein have to take to track down the truth behind one of the biggest scandals our country has ever faced, which led to the President’s resignation. This week…

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