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It Came from the '70s: From the Godfather to Apocalypse Now

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It Came From the '70s is the book movie lovers old and new have been searching for. The 1970s represented a fertile decade that producedsuch films as: Alien, Dirty Harry, Apocalypse Now, The Exorcist, Chinatown, The French Connection, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Godfather (Parts I and II), Star Wars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and many, many more. ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published August 25th 2010 by Createspace
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Lori L (She Treads Softly)
It Came from The '70s by Connie Corcoran Wilson is a selection of movie reviews Connie wrote in the seventies for the Quad City Times of Davenport Iowa. Connie writes: "I saved almost all of my original reviews in scrapbooks....They've been there for 39 years. Now, they're coming out to play.(pg. 4)." Movie aficionados who know or remember movies from the seventies are in for a treat.

Movie reviews in It Came from The '70s include: the title of the movie; the year it was released; the number of s
Jul 17, 2011 Leslie rated it really liked it
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My prime movie going years were in the ’70s, so when I was asked to review a copy of It Came From the ’70s, I jumped at the chance to relive those movie experiences. Back then, before cable television and HBO, VCRs, DVDs and streaming video on demand, going to the movie theater once or twice a week was a major source of entertainment for me and my friends. Saturday was date night and I would pour over the movie pages in the newspaper to decide which new release we would see that weekend. Many of ...more
Jul 26, 2011 Gmr rated it liked it
Recommends it for: movie buffs
In its simplest form, this book is a collection of movie reviews from days gone by delivered to us by a voice of the generation. It's a walk down memory lane with the blockbuster hits of an era that brought us timeless classics like Rocky, Carrie, and Alien....films that despite their age of production live on vividly today. If we expand our view though, we find not only a chance to experience many of these films "first hand", but also the opportunity to learn a lot of little known facts that ...more
What a wonderful book – it probably doesn’t hurt that I grew up when most of these movies were coming out. The winners : The French Connection (I remember being at the drive-in, yes the drive in and the double feature was Around the World in 80 Days and The French Connection – the opening scene has some cussing in it and my younger brother said “The must be a ‘grown-up’ movie and then he rolled over and fell asleep in the back of the station wagon.

She has a great way of using her original review
Jan 16, 2016 Mareena rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes non-fiction
Recommended to Mareena by: Teddy Rose From a Book Tour Group
Ms. Wilson is an inveterate movie-goer. For years, she was a writer for the Quad City Times specializing in movie reviews. In this book, she covers the classics to the clunkers of the decade of the '70s. I have to admit that I agreed with most of her ratings.

I have not seen many of the movies as I was born in the later part of the '70s, but thanks to DVDs I have watched some: Superman: The Movie, The Exorcist as well as a number of others. The clunkers for me were the sequels of some of the mov
Jul 14, 2011 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Connie Corcoran Wilson takes the movie reviews she written in the seventies and compiled them in this book. The seventies had some classics and some flops and she covers many of them in this book. It‘s like going back through a time machine and reliving an era of cinema. I actually saw about 80% of the movies that are reviewed in this book and agree with about 90% of her assessments. I felt like I was back in my times deciding what movie to take my date to. I enjoyed the nostalgic trip to the ...more
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Connie Corcoran Wilson has published 10 books since 2003. "Hellfire & Damnation" ( came out in February, 2010. Her three volumes of true ghost stories of Route 66 (Ghostly Tales of Route 66, are out from Quixote and in E-book format from Quad City Press. Her first book ("Training the Teacher As A Champion") was published by PLS ...more
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