ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
THE 100 GREATEST MOMENTS IN MOVIES: THE SEVENTIES
Yes, it was a tacky decade, filled with leisure suits, toe socks, and shag carpets. But as far as movies were concerned, the ‘70s were a golden age of good taste. With the studio system apparently gasping its last gasp, a new breed of maverick directors –with names like Scorsese, Coppola, Mazursky, and Polanski- found themselves enjoying unprecedented creative freedom. For the first time, truly adult material was making its way on screen, with movies about grown-ups being made for grown-ups. Of course, it was also the decade that invented the Event Movie (ground zero being Steven Spielberg’s Jaws), but then, that’s the story for the next decade.
September 24, 1999


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Jack Nicholson shows off his Carnal Knowledge.

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