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Movies In The 1970s

How The Movie 'Halloween' Was Made, Against All Odds

October 25, 2019

Directed by John Carpenter and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween is a horror classic -- but behind the scenes, it was a ramshackle affair. The making of Hallowe...

The Curse Of The Exorcist: Behind The Scenes Of The Sca...

October 12, 2019

When The Exorcist premiered in 1973, horror-movie audiences had never seen anything quite like it. But was the movie cursed? The tale of a young girl possess...

1976: 'Network' Newsman Rants, 'I'm As Mad As Hell, And...

September 18, 2019

Even if you’ve never seen the 1976 movie Network, you know the line delivered by TV newsman Howard Beale (Peter Finch): "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not goin...

Ali MacGraw: Young 'Love Story' Beauty, Then And Now

September 1, 2019

Ali MacGraw in a fashion photo shoot for Glamour magazine, 1967. Photo by Sante Forlano/Condé Nast via Getty Images Ali MacGraw, co-star of Love Story (1970) and Th...

How The 1960s Made Us Scared Of Quicksand

August 31, 2019

Why were we afraid of quicksand? On TV shows and in movies of the '60s and '70s, quicksand was a go-to plot twist that could be inserted virtually anywhere for a jolt of susp...

With 'The Harder They Come,' Jimmy Cliff Brought Reggae...

August 22, 2019

In 1973, reggae music came to America thanks to... Jimmy Cliff? Bob Marley fans might beg to differ, but The Harder They Come, a surprise hit movie starring ...

11 Forgotten Sci-Fi Films From The 1970s: 'THX-1138,' '...

July 23, 2019

After the independent film revolution of the late ‘60s it was easier than ever to film a movie and find distribution. Coupled with advances in special effect...

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory: Untold Stories Fro...

July 21, 2019

In 1971, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, took audiences into a world of pure imagination. The sinister children’s story has beco...

Stories From The Making Of 'Jaws:' Fiasco On The High S...

June 20, 2019

Left: Bruce the shark. Right: Richard Dreyfuss feigns happiness during production. Sources: (IMDB; Universal Pictures/Getty Images) Jaws (1975) has taken on l...

How Funny Fighter Jackie Chan Became The Action Comedy ...

June 16, 2019

Left: Jackie Chan in 'Drunken Master' (1978). Right: Chan at the Trocadero in Paris in 1981. Sources: IMDB; URLI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images In a career that...

Hammer Horror: How Christopher Lee's Dracula Rebooted A...

May 14, 2019

Left: Veronica Carlson with Christopher Lee in a publicity portrait issued for the film, 'Dracula Has Risen from the Grave', United Kingdom, 1968. (Photo by Sil...

'Warriors, Come Out To Play:' Story Of The Line From A ...

April 12, 2019

"Warriors, come out to play."The line from The Warriors is like a secret code for lovers of the cult classic film -- while a lot of people haven't even seen ...

What Is 'Deliverance's 'Squeal Like A Pig' Scene Really...

April 4, 2019

You've heard the line "squeal like a pig!" and you're probably aware that it's from the 1972 film Deliverance. What happens in the "squeal like a pig" scene ...

'American Graffiti:' True Stories About The First Ever ...

March 26, 2019

Ron Howard and Cindy Williams on the set of the film 'American Graffiti', 1973. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images) The 1973 film American Graffiti is ...

'Love Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry:' What Doe...

March 9, 2019

Ali MacGraw as Jennifer Cavalleri and Ryan O'Neal as Oliver Barrett IV in a scene from 'Love Story', directed by Arthur Hiller, 1970. (Photo by Archive Photos...

Pam Grier: From 'Foxy Brown' And 'Coffy' To 'Jackie Bro...

March 1, 2019

Actress Pam Grier poses for a photo circa 1972 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images) Pam Grier has gone by a lot of names o...

Could Dolphins Be Used For Evil? George C. Scott And 'D...

November 20, 2018

In The Day of the Dolphin, George C. Scott played a marine biologist who trains dolphins to do complicated tasks. But then a sinister power kidnaps them, int...

Odd Couples And Midnight Cowboys: Dynamic Duos of TV an...

October 28, 2018

Laverne and Shirley, Butch and Sundance -- call them partners in crime or dynamic duos, a well-matched TV or movie team is comedy or drama gold. The buddy mo...

“The Exorcist” – A Movie that Paved the Way for Many Ot...

October 25, 2018

The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, 1973. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) It's that time of year again! Yep… Halloween is comin...

Denise Nickerson…More Than Just a Character in the Groo...

October 21, 2018

Denise Nickerson as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.Like so many other child actors, Denise Nickerson was initially on the fast t...

Hankies Out For '70s Chick Flicks: The Way Love Stories...

October 18, 2018

The term "chick flick" may be recent, but audiences flocked to chick flicks in the '70s -- movies like Love Story, The Way We Were, and Annie Hall had 'em we...

Scary, Spooky Songs Of The Sixties And Seventies

October 15, 2018

The 1960s and 1970s were the best eras for spooky, scary novelty songs, and with Halloween just around the corner, now is a great time to remember the creepy tunes tha...

Lee Majors: The Six Million Dollar Man Who Became The F...

September 26, 2018

'The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War,' from 1973, starring Britt Ekland as Soviet agent Katrina Volana and Lee Majors as Steve Austin. Photo by ABC ...

The Hottest Actresses From The 1960s

March 5, 2018

Actress Tina Louise Reclining on Hay Bales (Photo by John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) The counterculture movement of the 60’s had a quite an impact on f...

“The Graduate” A Coming of Age Movie, Like No Other!

January 18, 2018

American actor Dustin Hoffman looks down at the leg of actor Anne Bancroft, as Mrs. Robinson, in a still from director Mike Nichols's film, 'The Graduate.' (Photo...

Smokey & The Bandit: Rare Facts And Stories Behind The ...

January 5, 2018

Smokey and the Bandit was a 1977 action comedy film with just a touch of romance that starred Burt Reynolds as the Bandit, Jerry Reed as Cledus "Snowman" Sno...

That Time Bewitched's Elizabeth Montgomery Played An Ax...

December 18, 2017

In 1975, Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched fame starred in The Legend of Lizzie Borden, a historical mystery made-for-TV movie on ABC. The program chronicled...

'Grease' Trivia: 17 Facts You Probably Didn't Know Abou...

December 12, 2017

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John attend a party following the gala premiere of 'Grease.' The party was held on a Paramount sound stage that was decorated li...

Goldie Hawn… More Than Just A Beautiful Face!

December 7, 2017

Vogue 1969: Actress Goldie Hawn leaning back on her elbows and wearing a high-necked black velvet dress. ((Photo by Bert Stern/Condé Nast via Getty Images) Goldie Hawn h...

Mel Brooks: A Peek Inside of a Brilliant Mind

December 6, 2017

1978: Head shot of American comedic actor, writer, and director Mel Brooks acting surprised. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Mel Brooks might possibly be one of the...

How '70s Stars Besmirched The Beatles In 'Sgt. Pepper'

October 13, 2017

Left: Billy Preston as Sgt. Pepper. Right: The Bee Gees and Peter Frampton as the band. Sources: Getty Images / Moviepix / Michael Ochs; IMDB After the Beatles ha...

'The Parent Trap's Hayley Mills: A '60s Disney Movie Ph...

October 10, 2017

Portrait of Hayley Mills circa 1965, and on her 1962 album cover 'Let's Get Together With Hayley Mills.' Source: Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images;...

Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Cult Film That Will Neve...

October 9, 2017

Tim Curry as Dr. Frank N. Furter in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show.' Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult movie...

Animal House: How Belushi And The Deltas Changed Comedy

October 2, 2017

John Belushi (left) and Martha Smith in 'Animal House.' Source: Getty Images / IMDB National Lampoon’s Animal House is often cited as a revolutionary movie comed...

Cheech & Chong, Then and Now: Young Stoner Comics Who G...

September 28, 2017

Comedy team Cheech (Left) and Chong photographed while touring Australia in 1974. (Photo by Trevor James Robert Dallen/Fairfax Media via Getty Images). In the...