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When Hollywood Got Real: Films of the 1970s24:51

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photoThe 1970s brought a new wave of daring and irreverent films that washed over the Technicolor dinosaurs of the '60s. Characters like Travis Bickle, Nurse Ratched, and Michael Corleone gave the disaffected and divided nation a vision of themselves in a time of moral ambiguity and public distrust. The landmark films that, for a time, subverted Hollywood.


Jeanine Basinger, head of the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University

Garen Daly, On Point Movie Maven and Artistic Director of the Dedham Theater

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst and Senior Editor of "The Atlantic Monthly"

This program aired on August 22, 2003.

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