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American Films of the 70s: Conflicting Visions

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While the anti-establishment rebels of 1969's Easy Rider were morphing inot the nostalgic yuppies of 1983's The Big Chill, 70's movies brought us everything from killer sharks and teen comedies to haunting views of a divided America at war. As Lev argues, the films of the 1970s constitute a kind of conversation about what American society is and should be - open, diverse, ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by University of Texas Press
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Danijel Jedriško
"American Films of the 70s" by Peter Lev is very interesting read. Seventies were (or still are) romanticized era of movie-making; where freedom of creative generation called "Hollywood brats" made some of the most iconic titles of the media. Peter Lev in this book really writes about "conflicting visions" and because of that doesn't write about movies that are not important for his concept, so few of the cult titles of the era weren't mentioned at all, "Godfather" as a good example. On the othe ...more
Tried too hard to be scholarly, resulting in some conclusions were were stretching pretty far. Managed to make some the greatest movies of all time sound dull. Really missed the mark in some cases (I would hardly call Princess Leia your typical damsel in distress). Seems to me that a book about movies should just be more fun.
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