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Five Easy PiecesFive Easy Pieces (1970) Recommended
Dir. Bob Rafelson
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Karen Black
A fascinating, complex character study of a talented drifter (Jack Nicholson) who returns to his affluent but dysfunctional family. Karen Black is…
A GunfightA Gunfight (1971)
Dir. Lamont Johnson
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Johnny Cash, Jane Alexander
An inventive late western in the Sergio Leone tradition, concerning rival gunfighters Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash (in his debut) charging admission…
Va-Va VoomVa-Va Voom (1971)
Feat. Cher, Ann-Margret, Raquel Welch
Culled from various TV Specials which aired in the 1970s, this presents a bevy of Hollywood vamps, exuding the 'zeitgeist' of the era and giving live…
Born To WinBorn To Win (Addict) (1971) Recommended
Dir. Ivan Passer
Feat. George Segal, Paula Prentiss, Karen Black
Obscure, but charmingly unique drama–comedy about a former NYC hairdresser (Segal), who has turned street hustler to finance his destructive…
Great Gatsby, TheGreat Gatsby, The (1974)
Dir. Jack Clayton
Feat. Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Karen Black
Accomplished adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald "Jazz Age" classic set among the upper classes of the roaring 20's, with a script by Francis Ford…
Day of the Locust, TheDay of the Locust, The (1974) Recommended
Dir. John Schlesinger
Feat. Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith
A decadent, densely–detailed adaptation of Nathaniel West's scalding movie–biz novel of the 1930s that recreates Golden Age Hollywood…
Airport 1975Airport 1975 (1974)
Dir. Jack Smight
Feat. Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy
First sequel to the 'disaster' blockbuster of 1970, this places its star–cast in a disabled Boeing 747 with both pilots down and the chief…
American Film Theatre - RhinocerosAmerican Film Theatre - Rhinoceros (1974)
Dir. Tom O'Horgan
Feat. Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black
Possibly the least appreciated of the American Film Theatre adaptations, this version of Eugene Ionesco's fable of totalitarianism is in fact perhaps…
NashvilleNashville (1975) Aro Favourite
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin
An American classic, 70s watermark and widely considered Altman's masterpiece. Story of 24 characters gathered for a political rally in the country…
Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (1982-1985) Recommended
Feat. Shelley Duvall, Robin Williams, Teri Garr
Shelley Duvall curated this popular Cable TV series in eighties (which she also hosts and narrates), attracting an impressive roll call of Hollywood…

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