Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Greatest Year in Cinema

So 1977 had Star Wars, Close Encounters and Smokey and the Bandit.

So 1979 had Alien, Mad Max, The Amityville Horror and the first Star Trek movie.

I say that 1978 is The Greatest Year in Cinema. If you were 10 going on 11, like I was, had a bunch of weird crazy friends, like I had, and had these movies piped into your house via that newfangled cable TV thing, like they were at mine, I offer up:

Capricorn One

Damien: Omen II

Dawn of the Dead


Gray Lady Down

The Fury

Force 10 from Navarone

Invasion of the Body Snatchers



Jaws 2



The Medusa Touch

Good Guys Wear Black

The Manitou




The Swarm

Watership Down

… aaaaaaaaand …

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

From the creepy to the cool to the campy, it’s all there. I’m lucky to have been around back then, for all those hours and hours and hours of fun. Often confusing and sometimes downright puzzling, but in the end, when all is said and done as they say, just good ol’ fun.


Anonymous said...

Not to mention Revenge of the Pink Panther and Animal House for laughs

LE said...

Yes! Me and my buddy must've watched that Pink Panther movie a dozen times! Didn't see Animal House though until much later, as an older teenager.