Old is New – The 70s (Part I)
Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:19 PM
The 1970s were a rich period in American movies. Here I wanted to give a nod to some favorites of the latter part of the decade that won't be getting their own blog post. Below are some fairly conventional award categories and the corresponding winners from the period. If you feel like I missed anything significant, let me know.
Note: some films are rated R and not suitable for children.
Best Speech Based on an Olfactory Experience - Apocalypse Now (1979)
Best Improvisational Decision Involving A Place to Change - Superman (1978)
Best Dramatic Scene Involving Surfing and Gary Busey - Big Wednesday (1978)
Best Use of Nicotine by a Medical Professional - Annie Hall (1977)
Best Use of Red Phones at a News Desk - Network (1976)
Best Fighting Stance in a Campaign Office - Taxi Driver (1976)
Best Tucked-in Sweatshirt in a Drama - Rocky (1976)
Best Drunken Sing Along Followed by Terror - Jaws (1975)
Best Use of a Nearly Dead Fellow - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Honorable Mention: Dog Day Afternoon, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, All the President's Men, The Deer Hunter, Animal House, Alien, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Jerk