Classic '70s films

The '70s
The Exorcist (1973) Rocky (1976) Dawn of the Dead (1978) Jaws (1975)

Let's re-visit the '70s and remind ourselves what a groovy time it was for movie goers.

Awwww what a time; disco balls, bell bottom jeans, muscle cars, and so much more! But, let's not forget that this was also a time for movies that were just plain awesome. They say that the golden age of movies was between 1927 and 1963, but I feel that is premature. If you really look at the number of films that left a profound impact with film audiences in the '70s, you would agree that 1963 date should be extended to 1979. If you're interested, you can also check out the links below to learn interesting facts about these films.

THE EXORCIST: Widely considered the scariest movie of all time, and it convinced just about everyone that it was an instant classic. The special effects were so innovative, disturbing, and realistic that it influenced just about every horror movie since then. http://listverse.com/2009/10/30/25-fascinating-facts-about-the-exorcist/

ROCKY: The original 'Rocky' was a sleeper hit. Nobody thought it would be such a success, grossing over $225 million. Many say this film can be called one of, if not THE, best sports movie of all time. Rocky Balboa is a man to whom we can all relate (his struggles, successes, love life, and humbleness). All he wants and needs is a break in life. Whether you like this film or not, one thing is for certain: it transformed the sports genre forever. http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/19523%7C0/Trivia-Rocky-.html

DAWN OF THE DEAD: Such a great movie (personally one of my fave's); but, at the time of its release and for so many years general audiences disliked this movie, even though it was brilliantly shot and portrayed in such a way that you become one with the film. I mean, what's not to love? Zombies-check, making a massive mall into a shelter-check, endless fun-check, great acting-check. Besides all that, there's the gore master himself Tom Savini. Every year, I at least try and watch this classic at least once or twice because of how good it is as well as to appreciate what a profound impact it had in the film world. http://www.whosdatedwho.com/tpx_621462/dawn-of-the-dead/trivia

JAWS: This movie is legendary and made Steven Spielberg a superstar director since then. This movie scared audiences so much, that every time you go swimming Whether on the beach, swimming pool etc.. In the back of your mind you always had the thought of a shark. This was a movie where the actual monster was real and the scenes shot in this film could actually happen to you. The power of this film is no joke and can still scare anyone to this day. http://www.omg-facts.com/Celebs/In-The-Movie-Jaws-The-First-Girl-That-Wa/46397

Other notable movies that I would like to point out from the '70s:

GODFATHER (1972)

The Godfather: Part II (1974 )

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Carrie (1976)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's (1975 )

GREASE (1978)

Alien (1979)

Star Wars (1977)

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Animal House (1978)

Superman (1978)

Halloween (1978)

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Enter the Dragon (1973)

Comments

That is very surprising! but either way they made a great choice to watch halloween instead of star wars!

Star Wars ran for a really long time as I remember. Some of us liked to see something different. Star Wars was the feel-good movie with all the fx. Halloween surprised everyone.

Star wars took the world by storm and a lot of people were tired of hearing about it, so they rather watch Halloween instead

I put Dawn of the Dead above it because I personally like it more then the star wars but, you are right star wars was a game changer, which is why I included in my blog

I started liking horror movies as a teenager in the 70s.Carrie,The Omen,The Exorcist,and Halloween are still good today. I love to remember going to see them. Right On!

This was a great time for horror movies!

FAR OUT! I saw Dawn Of The Dead at a drive-in with my foxy girlfriend and a few hungry mosquitoes. So so so cool.

That sounds like a awesome time! except for the mosquitoes that would suck!

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