Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Blog Tour Review: It Came From the 70’s: from The Godfather to Apocalypse Now by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Title: It Came From the 70's: From the Godfather to Apocalypese Now
Author: Connie Corcoran Wilson
Publisher: Quad City Press
Release Date: August 25, 2010
Pages: 268 pages
Genre: Reference, Movies
Source: For Review
It Came From the '70s is the book movie lovers old and new have been searching for. The 1970s represented a fertile decade that produced such films as: Alien, Dirty Harry, Apocalypse Now, The Exorcist, Chinatown, The French Connection, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Godfather (Parts I and II), Star Wars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and many, many more. Featured in these pages are over 75 photos, major casts, a multitude of reviews, "Best of/Worst of" lists, and trivia for both the film buff and the uninitiated. It Came From the '70s is a slice of film history, painstakingly documented by noted author and journalist Connie Corcoran Wilson. The original reviews found here could not be replicated today. Consider them tiny time capsules capturing the zeitgeist of a decade.
What a wonderful book – it probably doesn’t hurt that I grew up when most of these movies were coming out. The winners : The French Connection (I remember being at the drive-in, yes the drive in and the double feature was Around the World in 80 Days and The French Connection – the opening scene has some cussing in it and my younger brother said “The must be a ‘grown-up’ movie and then he rolled over and fell asleep in the back of the station wagon.
She has a great way of using her original reviews, but gives some trivia tidbits. It is a great book for any movie buff that wants to learn more about those 70’s movies.