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Essential Movie Posters  "Film Posters of The 70s: The Essential Movies of The Decade" [1998]
Edited by Tony Nourmand & Graham Marsh

Overlook 11¾x9¾ pb [1/2000] for $15.75
Overlook 12¼x10 hardcover [10/98] for $22.05
Black Film Explosion of the '70s book by Martinez & Chavez  "What It Is... What It Was!: The Black Film Explosion of The '70s In Words & Pictures" [1998] by Gerald Martinez, Denise Chavez & Andres Chavez
Miramax Books 10¾x8½ pb [10/98] out of print/used

see also Magic Lantern's Afro-American Film Festival Page

Lost Illusions / Watergate & Vietnam  "Lost Illusions: American Cinema In The Age of WaterGate & Vietnam,
1970-1979" [1999] by David A. Cook
(History of The American Cinema, Vol. 9)
Univ CA Press 9½x7½ pb [3/2002] for $30.88
Scribner's 10¼x7½ hardcover [11/99] for $99.00
Movies of the 70s   "Movies of The 70s" [2003] by Jürgen Müller
Taschen 9¾x7¾ pb [9/2003] for $26.39
"Best Movies of The 70's" [2006]
Edited by Jürgen Müller

Taschen 9x7 hardcover [8/2006] for $10.19
Decade Under the Influence docu film  "A Decade Under The Influence" [I.F.C. April 2003]
Directed by Ted Demme & Richard LaGravenese; interviewees include Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen, Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Corman, Milos Forman, William Friedkin, Sidney Lumet, Paul Mazursky, Mike Medavoy, Sydney Pollack, Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese & Robert Towne
New Video Group color DVD [9/2003] for $21.99
The 70s Dimension by by Matt McCormick & Morgan Currie  "The 70s Dimension: What The 70s Really Looked Like" [2005]
A 100-minute treasure trove of 16mm commercials, PSAs, and TV ephemera from that delirious, lost, and impossibly innocent world – from way back in the good ol' 20th Century. Curated by Matt McCormick & Morgan Currie
Other Cinema color DVD [6/2005] out of prodn/used
not listed on IMDB
The 1970s   "The 1970s: American Popular Culture Through History" [2007]
by Kelly Boyer Sagert

Greenwood Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [1/2007] for $49.95
American Cinema of The 1970s   "American Cinema of The 1970s: Themes & Variations" [2007]
Edited by Lester D. Friedman

Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [4/2007] for $22.95
Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/2007] for $68.00

Best of The '70s Collection DVD box set  "Best of The 70's Collection" DVD Box Set [2003]
Warner Home Video DVD set [12/2003] 4 disks for $49.95
contains 4 feature films: "Deliverance" [1972] directed by John Boorman; "Mean Streets" [1973] by Martin Scorsese; "Network" [1976] - won 4 Oscars; and "All The President's Men" [1976] starring Redford & Hoffman - won 4 Oscars

Swingin' Seventies 50 Classic Features DVD box set  "The Swingin' Seventies: 50 Classic Features Movie Set" DVD Box Set [2012]
Mill Creek Ent. DVD set [9/2012] 12 disks for $17.58
contains 50 feature-length films, 1970-1980; all are in color, 27 are TV movies: "A Real American Hero" TV movie [CBS-TV 1978] starring Brian Dennehy & Forrest Tucker; "Against A Crooked Sky" Western [1975] starring Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen & Henry Wilcoxon; "Border Cop"
[1980] starring Telly Savalas & Eddie Albert; "The Borrowers" TV movie [NBC-TV 1973] based on the Mary Norton children's novel, starring Eddie Albert, Tammy Grimes & Judith Anderson; "C.C. and Company" biker movie [1970] starring Joe Namath, Ann-Margret & William Smith; "Cold Sweat" [1970] starring Charles Bronson, Liv Ullmann, James Mason, Jill Ireland & Michel Constantin; "Concrete Cow-boys" TV pilot [CBS-TV 1979] directed by Burt Kennedy, starring Tom Selleck, Jerry Reed & Morgan Fairchild; "Congratulations, It's A Boy!" TV movie [ABC-TV 1971] starring Bill Bixby, Diane Baker, Jack Albertson & Ann Sothern; "The Cop In Blue Jeans" [Italy Telecolor 1976] starring Jack Palance; Charles
Dickens's "David Copperfield" TV movie [NBC-TV 1970] directed by Delbert Mann, starring Michael Redgrave, Richard Atten-borough, Wendy Hiller, Laurence Olivier & Ralph Richardson; "The Death of Richie" TV movie [NBC-TV 1977] starring Ben Gazzara, Robby Benson, Eileen Brennan & Lance Kerwin; "Death Scream" TV movie [ABC-TV 1971] written by Stirling Silliphant, star-studded cast; "Divorce Hers" TV movie [ABC-TV 1973] starring Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton; "Divorce His" TV movie [ABC-TV 1973] starring Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton; "The Driver's Seat" [Italy 1974] starring Elizabeth Taylor & Ian Bannen; "Evel Knievel"
[1971] starring George Hamilton & Sue Lyon; "Fair Play" comedy Western TV movie [1972] starring Paul Ford; "Firehouse" TV movie [ABC-TV 1972] starring Michael Lerner, Paul Le Mat, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Duggan, Vince Edwards & Richard Roundtree; "The Four Deuces" [1976] starring Jack Palance; "Get Christie Love!" TV pilot [1975] starring Teresa Graves & Harry Guardino; "Good Against Evil" TV movie [1977] starring Dack Rambo, Dan O'Herlihy, Richard Lynch & Elyssa Davalos; "The Gun and The Pulpit" Western TV movie [ABC-TV 1974] starring Marjoe Gortner, Slim Pickens & Geoffrey Lewis; "The Hanged Man" Western TV movie [ABC-TV 1974] starring Steve Forrest, Dean Jagger & Will Geer; "Hannah, Queen of The Vampires" [1973] starring Andrew Prine, Patty Shepard & Mark Damon; "How Awful About Allan" TV movie [ABC-TV 1970] starring Anthony Perkins, Julie Harris & Joan Hackett; "Hustling" TV movie [ABC-TV 1975] starring Lee Remick & Jill Clay-burgh; "James Dean" TV movie [NBC-TV 1976] starring Stephen McHattie, Michael Brandon & Brooke Adams; Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" TV movie [NBC-TV 1970] directed by Delbert Mann, starring George C. Scott, Susannah York, Ian Bannen; "Jory" Western [1973] starring Robby Benson, John Marley & B.J. Thomas; "Katherine" TV movie [1975] starring Sissy Spacek, Art Carney, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner & Jane Wyatt; "The Klansman" [1974] co-written by Samuel Fuller from the novel by William Bradford Huie, starring Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Cameron Mitchell & O.J. Simpson; "The Last of The Belles" TV movie [ABC-TV 1974] starring Richard Chamber-lain (as F. Scott Fitz-gerald}, Blythe Danner & Susan Sarandon; "Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring" TV movie [ABC-TV 1971] starring Sally Field, David Carradine, Eleanor Parker, Lane Bradbury & Jackie Cooper; "Mr. Scarface" aka "Rulers of The City" [Italy 1976] starring Jack Palance & Edmund Purdom; "Mr. Sycamore" [1975] co-written & directed by Pancho Kohner, music by Maurice Jarre, starring Jason Robards Jr., Sandy Dennis & Jean Simmons; "The New Adventures of Heidi" TV movie [NBC-TV 1978] starring Katy Kurtzman & Burl Ives; "The Proud and The Damned" [1972] starring Chuck Connors, Aron Kincaid, Cesar Romero & José Greco; "The River Niger" [1976] starring James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, Louis Gossett Jr. & Glynn Turman; "Rogue Male" TV movie [BBC-TV 1976] starring Peter O' Toole, Alastair Sim & Harold Pinter; "Stunts" [New Line Cinema 1977] starring Robert Forster; "The Swiss Conspiracy" [1976] starring David Janssen, Senta Berger, John Ireland, John Saxon, Ray Milland & Elke Sommer; "The Squeeze" aka "Diamond Thieves" [1978] starring Lee Van Cleef, Karen Black, Edward Albert & Lionel Stander; "They Call It Murder" TV movie [NBC-TV 1971] based on characters of Erle Stanley Gardner, starring Jim Hutton; "To All My Friends On Shore" TV movie [CBS-TV 1972] directed by Gilbert Cates, starring Bill Cosby; "The Treasure of The Jamaica Reef" [1976] starring Stephen Boyd, David Ladd & Roosevelt 'Rosey' Grier; "Wacky Taxi" [1972] co-directed by & starring John Astin; "Wanted: Babysitter" aka "Scar Tissue" [1975] directed by René Clément, starring Maria Schneider, Sydne Rome, Vic Morrow & Robert Vaughn; "War of The Robots" [Italy 1978]; "Warhead" [1977] starring David Janssen; "The Were-wolf of Washington" [1973] starring Dean Stockwell


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  "The French Connection"
[20th Century Fox 1971]
full credits from IMDb

sequel  "French Connection II"  [20th Century Fox 1975]
full credits from IMDb

"The Last Picture Show"
[Columbia Pictures Oct 1971]
Last Picture Show movie  Between WWII and the Korean War, high-schoolers in a failing Texas town learn lessons about life and love and themselves, symbolized by the falling attendance at the local movie house. Co-written & directed by Peter Bogdanovich; co-written by Larry McMurtry, based on his novel; starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Sam Bottoms & Randy Quaid; won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor [BJ] & Actress [CL], Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Script, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor [JB] & Actress [EB]; won BAFTA for Best Script, Best Supporting Actor [BJ] & Actress [CL], BAFTA noms for Best Film, Best Direction & Best Supporting Actress [EB]; nominated for DGA & WGA awards; listed on the National Film Registry in 1998
Sony 'Director's Cut' widescreen b&w DVD [11/99] for $14.99
Sony 'Director's Cut' widescreen b&w VHS [11/99] out of stock/used
Sony b&w VHS [6/94] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
Last Picture Show novel  
"The Last Picture Show: A Novel" [Dial 1966]
S&S 8x5¼ pb [1/99] for $10.01
Amereon 9x5¾ hardcover [6/66] for $23.95
BooksOnTape audio [1/84] out of print/used


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won the Oscar for Best Picture   Mario Puzo & Francis Coppola won the Oscar for Best Script/Adaptation   Marlon Brando won the Oscar for Best Actor
"The Godfather"
[Paramount March 1972]
Godfather I on DVD  
Godfather I on VHS  
Co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Sterling Hayden, Talia Shire, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Abe Vigoda, Gianni Russo & John Cazale; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Script/Adaptation, Best Actor (Brando), 8 other nominations; also won BAFTA (music), DGA, WGA awards; listed National Film Registry 1990; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)
Paramount widescreen color DVD [6/2004] for $9.99
Paramount color VHS [5/2002] out of prodn/many used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
MCA soundtrack CD [3/91] for $12.99theme song [3min 7sec]
Part I credits from IMDb
Magic Lantern's 'Godfather Saga' Page

"The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie"
[France 1972]
Co-written & directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier
& Jean-Pierre Cassel; won the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film


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  "The Sting" [Universal 1973]
full credits from IMDbtheme song [2min:13sec]

sequel  "The Sting II"  [Universal 1983]
full credits from IMDb

"American Graffiti" [1973]
Directed by George Lucas; nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Picture & Best Director; full credits from IMDb


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"The Godfather Part II"
[Paramount Dec 1974]
   Godfather II on DVD  
Godfather II on VHS  
Co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. Gazzo & G.D. Spradlin; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script/Adaptation, Best Supporting Actor (DeNiro), Best Music, Best Art Direction, 5 other nominations; also won BAFTA Best Actor (Pacino), DGA, WGA awards; listed National Film Registry 1993; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)
Paramount widescreen color DVD [5/2005] for $10.99
Paramount color VHS [5/2002] out of prodn/many used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
MCA soundtrack CD [3/91] for $10.99
Part II credits from IMDb
Magic Lantern's 'Godfather Saga' Page

"Lenny" [United Artists 1974]
Directed by Bob Fosse; nominated for 6 Oscars
full credits from IMDbvideos/DVDs

Lenny Bruce [1925-66] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore


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"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"
[United Artists Nov 1975]
Best Picture Oscar   Best Picture Oscar   Best Picture Oscar   Best Picture Oscar   Best Picture Oscar  
Cuckoo's Nest video  Cuckoo's Nest movie poster  
The first movie since 1934 to win all 5 top Oscars. Considered Nicholson's best all-time performance, he plays R.P. McMurphy, who tries to avoid jail time by feigning madness, leading to a tragic yet life-affirming end. Directed by Milos Forman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey [1935-2000]; starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Will Sampson, Scatman Crothers, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Sydney Lassick & Vincent Schiavelli; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Script/Adaptation, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor (JN), nominated for Best Actor (BD), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score; won DGA, WGA & 6 BAFTA awards; listed on National Film Registry 1993
Warner color VHS [3/2001] for $13.74
Warner Special Edition DVD [9/2002] for $19.99
Warner widescreen DVD [12/97] for $15.99
Fantasy soundtrack CD [10/93] for $10.97
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" white poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" black/Oscar poster from Amazon for $9.99
Cuckoo's Nest book  "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" 1962 novel by Ken Kesey [1935-2001]
NAL pb [7/89] for $6.99
Viking 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2002] for $24.95
Penguin Audio read by Ken Kesey [12/93] for $11.20
Blackstone UNABR audio CD [4/2000] for $73.99
"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: A Play In Two Acts" [1970]
by Dale Wasserman

Samuel French pb [6/70] out of print/used

"Barry Lyndon" [Hawk/Peregrine Dec 1975]
Barry Lyndon white movie poster  Producer/director Stanley Kubrick translated Thackerey's novel into the fulfillment of Vachel Lindsay's classic "Art of the Moving Picture" [1915]: Each scene begins from the cinematic reproduction of a famous painting of the period. Kubrick and John Alcott also managed to film the interiors by candlelight! Directed by Stanley Kubrick; starring Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson & Patrick Magee; won Oscars for Cinematography, Art Direction, Costumes & Music; nominated for Best Picture, Best Director & Best Script; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)
Warner letterbox DVD [6/2001] for $22.48
Warner color VHS [6/99] 2 tapes out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" white poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" brown poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" black poster from Amazon for $9.99

won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film    "Day  For  Night"
aka "La Nuit Américaine"
[France May 1973, U.S.A. Sept 1973]

Co-written & directed by François Truffaut; starring Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Dani, Alexandra Stewart, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean Champion, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Nike Arrighi & Nathalie Baye; won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Oscar nominated for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (VC); listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (5/2005); full credits at IMDb

"Nashville" [Paramount June 1975]
Nashville movie poster  Essentially a musical, with various storylines converging at a performance at the Parthenon in Nashville. Co-produced & directed by Robert Altman [1925-2006]; script by Joan Tewkesbury; ensemble cast including Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Shelley Duvall, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, Lily Tomlin, Gwen Welles & Keenan Wynn; won Oscar for Best Original Song, nominated for Best Picture, Best Director & Best Supporting Actress (RB & LT); DGA & WGA Award noms; listed on National Film Registry (1992)
Paramount widescreen color DVD [8/2000] for $9.98
Paramount color VHS [1/98] 2 tapes - out of prodn/many used
M.C.A. soundtrack CD [5/2000] for $10.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" blue poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" white poster from Amazon for $9.99
The Making of Nashville  
"The Nashville Chronicles: The Making of Robert Altman's Masterpiece"
[2000] by Jan Stuart

Limelight Editions 8¾x6 pb [8/2004] for $13.57
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2000] out of print/used


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"Rocky"
[Chartoff-Winkler/United Artists Nov 1976]
Best Picture Oscar   Rocky I  Directed by John G. Avildsen; written by & starring Sylvester Stallone, co-starring Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers & Burgess Meredith; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, 7 other Oscar noms including Best Original Script; also won DGA, WGA & 5 BAFTA noms
MGM/UA widescreen DVD [4/2001] for $16.99
MGM/UA color VHS [4/2001] out of stock/used
Capitol soundtrack CD [10/90] for $11.98
full credits from IMDb • theme song [2min:47sec]

Magic Lantern's Rocky Balboa Films Page

"All The President's Men"
[Warner/Wildwood April 1976]
Time Magazine cover of 29 March 1976  All The President's Men video  Two intrepid reporters and their editor at the Washington Post track a seemingly simple burglary at the WaterGate office building to the highest members of the Republican Party and to the Nixon White House. • Directed by Alan J. Pakula; screenplay by William Goldman from the bestselling book [below]; starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards & Jane Alexander; won Oscars for Best Script, Best Supporting Actor [JR], Best Sound, Best Art Direction, Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress [JA], Best Editing; WGA Award for Best Script; added to National Film Registry (2010)
Warner special edition DVD [2/2006] 2 disks for $17.49
Warner widescreen DVD [10/97] for $14.99
Warner color VHS [3/2003] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDbwatch official trailer [1:50] at YouTube
All The President's Men book  1974 bestseller by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
Pocket mass pb [6/2005] for $7.99
S&S 8½x5½ pb [6/94] for $11.20
Warner pb [1/75] out of print/used
S&S hardcover [6/74] out of print/many used
Recorded Books audio CD [3/2004] for $23.09
more details (synopsis, docufilms, posters, books, links) on
Magic Lantern's "All The President's Men" 1976 Movie Page

"Harlan County U.S.A." [Cinema 5 Jan 1977, P.B.S. 1978]
won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature    Harlan County U.S.A. documentary film  103-minute filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike in Kentucky. The mine owners demanded a no-strike clause in any new contract, so the 180 miners at the Brookside Mine went on strike in June 1972. The extremely bloody Brookside Strike ended in August 1973, then the national U.M.W.A. contracts expired in November 1973; the national strike was peaceful, and was settled before Christ-mas. Directed by Barbara Kopple; featuring union leaders W.A. 'Tony' Boyle, Houston Elmore & Harry Patrick, coal company execs John Corcoran & Norman Yarborough, and the miners and family members of Harlan County, Kentucky; won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature; listed on National Film Registry (1990); extras on DVD include commentary, interviews, outtakes, theatrical trailer, and the "Making of.." short
Criterion widescreen color DVD [5/2006] for $23.51
Sony Pictures Home Ent. color VHS [7/91] for $18.99
Rounder Records Umgd soundtrack CD [5/2006] 22 tracks for $14.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Making of Harlan County USA" [22 minutes; 2006]
featuring Kevin Keating, Barbara Kopple & Anne Lewis • credits at IMDb

"Network" [M.G.M. Nov 1976]
won Oscar for Best Script  won Oscar for Best Actor [Peter Finch]  won Oscar for Best Best Actress [Faye Dunaway]  won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress [Beatrice Straight]  
Network 1976 movie poster  
An aging network news anchor is fired, and his on-air tirade – "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!" – causes a sensation among his viewers, so he is rehired and given his own show. Directed by Sidney Lumet; written by Paddy Chayefsky; starring Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall & Ned Beatty; won Oscars for Best Script, Best Actor [Finch], Best Actress [FD], Best Supporting Actress [BS], nominated for Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Actor [WH], Best Supporting Actor [NB], Best Cinematography, Best Editing; won BAFTA for Best Actor [Finch], nominated for 8 more; won W.G.A. Award for Best Original Script
Warner widescreen color DVD [2/2006] 2 disks for $20.24
M.G.M. color VHS [5/96] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
novelization by Sam Hedrin
Penguin movie tie-in mass pb [11/76] out of print/used


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"Annie  Hall"
[Rollins-Joffe/United Artists April 1977]
Best Picture Oscar   Best Director Oscar   Best Actress Oscar   Best Original Script Oscar   Annie Hall  One of Woody's masterpieces, the essential film about relationships in the 1970s.
Co-written & directed by & starring Woody Allen; co-written by Marshall Brickman; also starring Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts & Carol Kane; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress & Best Original Script; also won 5 BAFTA Awards, DGA, 3 NSFC, & WGA awards
MGM/UA color VHS [1/94] for $13.99
MGM/UA widescreen color DVD [7/2000] for $16.99
full credits from IMDb


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  "The Deer Hunter" [Universal 1978]
full credits from IMDb

"Days of Heaven"  [Paramount Sept 1978]
Days of Heaven  Written & directed by Terrence Malick; Néstor Almendros won an Oscar for his superb
cinematography; starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz &
Robert J. Wilke
Criterion widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2010] for $24.32
Criterion widescreen color DVD [10/2007] for $33.99
Paramount widescreen DVD [3/99] for $33.00
Paramount color VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/98] for $4.95
FSM Silver Age soundtrack CD [8/2011] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Midnight Express"
[Casablanca Filmworks Oct 1978]
Midnight Express video  American tourist Billy Hayes is caught in possession of a small amount of drugs in Turkey, and is sentenced to four years in prison. But before his term is over, the sentence is arbitrarily extended for many years. Billy finally escapes, under great hardship, and reaches Greece. The movie emphasizes the brutality rampant inside Turkish prisons at the time, where basic human rights were non-existent. Directed by Alan Parker; script/adaptation by Oliver Stone; starring Brad Davis & John Hurt; won Oscars for Best Script Adaptation, Best Music, nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Hurt), Best Editing; won WGA & 3 BAFTA awards.
Columbia/TriStar widescreen DVD [10/98] for $13.46
Columbia/TriStar widescreen VHS [10/98] for $19.95
PolyGram soundtrack CD [10/90] for $9.98
full credits from IMDb
based on the 1980 book by Billy Hayes
Warner Books pb [3/84] out of print/used
Dutton hardcover [6/80] out of print/used


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  "Kramer vs. Kramer"
[Columbia 1979]
full credits from IMDb

"Apocalypse Now"  [Zoetrope Aug 1979]
Apocalypse Now poster   A movie like no other: Wild and weird, cuts to the bone about the madness of war. . Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, script by John Milius, based on a Joseph Conrad novella; starring Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford & Frederic Forrest; won Oscars for Cinemato- graphy & Sound, nominated for Best Picture, Director, Script, Supporting Actor, Editing & Art Direction
full credits from IMDb
LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2010] 3 disks for $41.99
Elektra soundtrack CD [8/88] 2 disks out of prodn/used
"Apocalypse Now Redux" [15 August 2001]: re-release with never-before-seen 49 minutes added
"Redux" info at IMDb
"Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier" DVD box set [2006]
Paramount widescreen color DVD [8/2006] 2 disks for $13.99
includes the complete 1981 release and the complete 2001 'Redux' release, plus outtakes, commentary & featurettes

more details (synopsis, books, re-release, posters, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Apocalypse Now" 1979 Movie Page

"Norma Rae" [Fox March 1979]
Norma Rae poster  A young Baptist mother with a dead-end job at a textile mill in the U.S. South agrees to help a Jewish New Yorker organize her co-workers into a union, going against management and many of her family & neighbors & friends. Directed by [blacklistee] Martin Ritt; written by Harriet Frank Jr. & Irving Ravetch; starring Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley, Gail Strickland & Morgan Paull; won Oscars for Best Actress, Best Original Song; Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Script Adaptation, WGA nomination for Best Feature Drama Script
Fox widescreen color DVD [4/2001] for $9.98
Fox double bill color DVD [12/2006] for $9.99 (with "Working Girl" [1988]}
Fox color VHS [1/97] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

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  "Ordinary People" [Paramount 1980]
full credits from IMDb

"Melvin and Howard"  [Universal Sept 1980]
Melvin & Howard   After an accident in the desert, small-town loser Melvin Dummar helps an old man who says he is billionaire Howard Hughes. After Hughes' death, a will appears naming Melvin as beneficiary. Directed by Jonathan Demme; starring Paul LeMat, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Michael J. Pollard, Melvin E. Dummar & Pamela Reed; won Oscars for Best Script & Best Actress [MS], nominated for Best Actor [JR]
Anchor Bay color VHS [9/99] for $9.99
Anchor Bay widescreen DVD [10/99] for $22.48
full credits from IMDb

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