Auteurs Run Amok (Read a Book)

1969-1976 was an unusually freewheeling time for big studio movies. They all had some impact on me and influenced my thinking about stuff.

WARNING: as expected many of these film did not age well in terms of social messaging. Which is a nice way of saying some of them are racist, *phobic and misogynist as fuck. Some of them romanticize, glorify and pornify violence. Many of them were made by truly awful, disgusting people. Some of them retain technical value and other may inform as important cultural snapshots of an era. I do not provide any further context here.

Do not watch any of these if you haven't read a book.

- Read a book
- Enjoy life

  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
  • Save the Tiger
  • Wattstax
  • Army of Shadows
  • The Boys in the Band
  • M*A*S*H
  • Catch-22
  • The Godfather
  • Little Big Man
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Husbands
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • The French Connection
  • The Last Picture Show
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Klute
  • Minnie and Moskowitz
  • Imagine
  • The Harder They Come
  • Serpico
  • The Seven-Ups
  • Cinderella Liberty
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Chinatown
  • The Conversation
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • The Man Who Would Be King
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • Taxi Driver
  • Network
  • All the President's Men
  • The Andromeda Strain
  • The Anderson Tapes
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Apocalypse Now