100 best films of the 70's. The 70′s were an awesome time.
Modern film as we know it launched during the decade. Modern concepts in horror, sci-fi, action and drama were established. The biggest modern directors, Spielberg, Coppola, Scott, and Scorsese, all started in this decade. Over the coming months, the staff of EatSleepLiveFilm will take each decade and figure out the 100 best films from that decade. This month we kick off this series by digging into the depths of 70′s filmmaking. Which of these have you seen and which will you see now that you know it’s one of the best films of the 70′s? 100. 97. What are your favorite films of the 70′s? DGA Nominations Shake Up Oscars With Fincher Nom, Spielberg Snub (Analysis) Woody Allen Reveals How He Conjured Up His Biggest Hit 'Midnight in Paris' If the making of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris were itself a Woody Allen movie, it would start something like this: After a tastefully understated title card -- simple white lettering on black -- and against a jazz arrangement of, say, Cole Porter's "I Love Paris," the camera slowly zooms in on a window at the Hotel Ritz Paris, where Allen is looking out over the Place Vendome.
In voiceover, we hear his thoughts: "I have a tendency to romanticize Paris," the writer-director confesses. "When the lights come up and it's almost midnight, everything looks so pretty. " Somewhere here, he knows, there has to be a movie. Cut to: Back in New York, Letty Aronson, Allen's younger sister and his primary producer since 2001, has just finished reading his latest screenplay, the fanciful tale of a modern-day Hollywood screenwriter who finds himself, suddenly, magically, wandering through the Paris of the 1920s, brushing shoulders with Ernest Hemingway and F.
Scott Fitzgerald. Serendipitously, so. Why The Movie Industry Can’t Innovate and the Result is SOPA. This year the movie industry made $30 billion (1/3 in the U.S.) from box-office revenue.
But the total movie industry revenue was $87 billion. Where did the other $57 billion come from? From sources that the studios at one time claimed would put them out of business: Pay-per view TV, cable and satellite channels, video rentals, DVD sales, online subscriptions and digital downloads. The Movie Industry and Technology ProgressThe music and movie business has been consistently wrong in its claims that new platforms and channels would be the end of its businesses. In each case, the new technology produced a new market far larger than the impact it had on the existing market. 1920’s – the record business complained about radio. Why was the movie industry consistently wrong? Technology InnovationThe movie industry was born with a single technical standard – 35mm film, and for decades had a single way to distribute its content – movie theaters (which until 1948 the studios owned.) The U.S. Video: A Beautiful Tribute to Cinema 2011.