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The Last Great American Picture Show: New Hollywood Cinema in the 1970s
The French Connection, The Last Picture Show, M.A.S.H., Harold and Maude—these are only a few of the iconic films made in the United States during the 1970s. Originally considered a "lost generation," the 1970s are increasingly recognized as a crucial turning point in American filmmaking, and many films from the era have resurfaced from oblivion to become a reference for n ...more
Paperback, 391 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Amsterdam University Press
(first published January 1st 2004)
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This was a grab-bag of essays on the history and criticism of American films from 1967-1975. I enjoyed the historical, informational essays much more, and am now determined to check out some of the works of Monte Hellman and Barbara Loden's Wanda. Apparently, all the brainpower I had back in college to delve through the heavy lit crit essays has left me, as those basically went in one eye and out of the other. Still, I feel a little more informed about filmmaking in the 1970s, and I'm gladder fo ...more