It Don't Worry Me: The Revolutionary American Films of the Seventies

It Don t Worry Me The Revolutionary American Films of the Seventies A close look at the maverick filmmakers of the seventies from Scorsese and Coppola to Spielberg and Lucas who forever altered the landscape of cinema The s were a landmark era in American film du

  • Title: It Don't Worry Me: The Revolutionary American Films of the Seventies
  • Author: Ryan Gilbey
  • ISBN: 9780571211241
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • A close look at the maverick filmmakers of the seventies from Scorsese and Coppola to Spielberg and Lucas who forever altered the landscape of cinema The 1970s were a landmark era in American film, during which a cadre of young directors emerged who would effectively slay the old Hollywood and become royalty in the new It Don t Worry Me celebrates the enduring geniusA close look at the maverick filmmakers of the seventies from Scorsese and Coppola to Spielberg and Lucas who forever altered the landscape of cinema The 1970s were a landmark era in American film, during which a cadre of young directors emerged who would effectively slay the old Hollywood and become royalty in the new It Don t Worry Me celebrates the enduring genius of the time by scrutinizing the work of ten directors who were prominent or promising in that uniquely creative decade and their contributions to this cinematic uprising While Francis Ford Coppola was taking Hollywood by the horns, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were fashioning the first blockbusters, and Martin Scorsese was marrying old school movie glamour to a savvy street edginess Woody Allen forged an irreverent vocabulary for film comedy Brian De Palma shot delirious horror comedies that trapped audiences between laughter and terror Stanley Kubrick and Terrence Malick labored over austere dramas that challenged viewers expectations and Robert Altman rattled off fourteen movies in the space of ten years, several of them masterpieces, most of them a miniature revolution in their own right Meanwhile, on the sidelines, a young buck named Jonathan Demme kick started his career with a series of snappy comedies and thrillers.More than just a tribute to past glory, though, It Don t Worry Me takes a close look at the work of these filmmakers with a contemporary eye, discovering an urgency and innovation still resonant today.

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    1. It's easiest to read a book of criticism when the critic shares your opinions. For the most part, I tended to approve of his assessments, though there were definitely major exceptions, especially his negative comments around Apocalypse Now. He hit on the major filmmakers and it was nice to add some perspective around people who are often overlooked like Johnathan Demme. The best part of the book was the insight offered into the different perspectives of the various filmmakers and how that affect [...]

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