American Films of the 70s: Conflicting Visions

American Films of the 70s: Conflicting Visions

Peter Lev

While the anti-establishment rebels of 1969's Easy Rider have been morphing into the nostalgic yuppies of 1983's The colossal kick back, Seventies videos introduced us every little thing from killer sharks, blaxploitation, and disco musicals to a loving examine normal George S. Patton. certainly, as Peter Lev persuasively argues during this e-book, the movies of the Seventies represent a type of dialog approximately what American society is and will be—open, assorted, and egalitarian, or stubbornly immune to change.

Examining 40 movies thematically, Lev explores the conflicting visions offered in movies with the subsequent varieties of topic matter:

  • Hippies (Easy Rider, Alice's Restaurant)
  • Cops (The French Connection, soiled Harry)
  • Disasters and conspiracies (Jaws, Chinatown)
  • finish of the Sixties (Nashville, the massive Chill)
  • Art, intercourse, and Hollywood (Last Tango in Paris)
  • Teens (American Graffiti, Animal House)
  • War (Patton, Apocalypse Now)
  • African-Americans (Shaft, Superfly)
  • Feminisms (An single lady, The China Syndrome)
  • Future visions (Star Wars, Blade Runner)

As obtainable to boring moviegoers as to movie students, Lev's publication is a necessary better half to those known, well-loved movies.

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