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A Decade Under The Influence

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  • Actors: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Steven Soderbergh, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen
  • Directors: Richard LaGravenese, Ted Demme
  • Producers: Alison Palmer Bourke, Caroline Kaplan, Gini Reticker, Jerry Kupfer, John Miller-Monzon
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 26 April 2004
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00018HTIM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,522 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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This documentary of the 'Second Hollywood Golden Age', discusses colleagues, films and memories from key players of that extraordinary era.


How did Hollywood make so many great, challenging, offbeat films in the 1970s? A Decade Under the Influence lists the reasons--or rather, lets the people who did the filmmaking list the reasons. The decade-shaping interviewees include Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Francis Coppola, et al. The film's argument has actually been conventional wisdom for at least 10 years, but it's well-supported by an abundance of clips, which should inspire even hardcore film buffs to seek out rarities such as Thunderbolt and Lightfoot or The King of Marvin Gardens. One might observe that the scarcity of women directors or black filmmakers suggests that the decade was not entirely golden, and the memories may be burnished a bit by nostalgia. But there's no question that the big studios were far more adventurous back then, and this briskly moving survey gives a lively Film 101 lecture in exactly why. --Robert Horton

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The 1970s was an extraordinary time of rebellion. As political activism, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, and the music revolution contributed to social unrest across America, American cinema witnessed the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers.

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