Tag Archives: 1970s

Richard Lester – The Four Musketeers (1974)

Synopsis:
D’Artagnan has become a Musketeer. Protestants hold La Rochelle, and the Queen loves Buckingham, who’ll soon send ships to support the rebels. Richelieu enlists Rochefort to kidnap Constance, the Queen’s go-between and D’Artagnan’s love. The Cardinal uses the wily, amoral Milady de Winter to distract D’Artagnan. But soon, she is D’Artagnan’s sworn enemy, and she has an unfortunate history with Athos as well. Milady goes to England to dispatch Buckingham; the Musketeers fight the rebels. Milady, with Rochefort’s help, then turns to her personal agenda. Can D’Artagnan save Constance, defeat Rochefort, slip de Winter’s ire, and stay free of the Cardinal? All for one, one for all. Read More »

Georges Lautner – La route de Salina AKA Road to Salina (1970)

Quote:
A drifter in his 20s, having just walked 10 miles through the desert, comes upon a diner/filling station and helps himself to the water pump; the diner’s proprietress, an older woman–possibly mad–welcomes the young man in believing him to be her long-lost son Rocky, a volatile kid who apparently left his mother and sister four years ago after a family row. Unpredictable bughouse melodrama, a French-Italian co-production shot in the Canary Islands, which lends to the story’s netherworld atmosphere. Well-directed by Georges Lautner, who also co-adapted the screenplay with Jack Miller and Pascal Jardin, from the novel “Sur la Route de Salina” by Maurice Cury. Read More »

Woody Allen – Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

Synopsis:
Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from “Do Aphrodisiacs Work?” in which a court jester gives an aphrodisiac to the Queen and is, in the end, beheaded to “What Happens During Ejaculation?” in which we watch “control central” during a successful seduction. Read More »

Yavuz Sezer – Bekleyis AKA The Waiting (1978)

IMDB:
Fikret Hakan is imprisoned, he is visited by his wife and son, he is once taken outside to receive medial treatment from a young woman doctor. Read More »

Domenico Paolella – Le Monache di Sant’Arcangelo AKA The Nun and the Devil (1973)

1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition from tormented lesbian Sister Chiara and the lusty Sister Carmela.

The unholy nuns at Sant’Arcangelo Convent will do anything to succeed their dying Mother Superior. Corruption, lust and Catholic-guilt galore in this sumptuous and erotic Italian ‘nunsploitation’ classic Read More »

Steven Spielberg – The Sugarland Express (1974)

Synopsis:
Lou-Jean, a blonde woman, tells her husband, who is imprisoned, to escape. They plan to kidnap their own child, who was placed with foster parents. The escape is partly successful, they take a hostage, who is a policeman and are pursued through to Texas… Read More »

Günter Peter Straschek – Filmemigration aus Nazideutschland AKA Film Emigration from Nazi Germany (1975)

Essay Film Festival:

Straschek was among the first cohort to graduate from the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB). He started studying film in 1966, alongside Hartmut Bitomsky, Harun Farocki, Holger Meins, Helke Sander and others. The Director of the DFFB confiscated his student film, A Western for the SDS (Ein Western für den SDS) (1967-1968), which led to an occupation of his office and eventually the dismissal of Straschek and other students in 1968. Read More »