Monthly Archives: February 2011

Film Response for March 7: The Red, The White, or Daises

For your second blog assignment, please compose and entry on either The Red and the White or on Daisies which were prominent films during our class discussion on Eastern European cinema today. Your blog post on either film is due … Continue reading

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The Icon, The Trend Setter, The Exorcist…

William Friedkin’s 1973 production of The Exorcist is an iconic horror film whose use of new, racier subject matter exemplifies the meaning of New Hollywood.  From the shadowy figure of the priest to young Regan McNeil, played by Linda Blair, … Continue reading

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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

The 1971 blaxploitation film “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song”, dir. Melvin Van Peebles, opens with a shocking scene of a woman having sex with a young boy. The prominent theme of gritty sexuality is explicitly made clear very early on. The … Continue reading

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Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 film directed by Sidney Lumet that starred Al Pacino and John Cazale. Distributed by Warner Bros., the film tells the story of two men, Sonny and Sal, who decide to rob a bank on … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

 For my new Hollywood film, I chose Dog Day Afternoon, starring Al Pacino.  The New Hollywood “movement” of films was a real breakthrough for films.  For the first time films were presented with wider framing and the much better sound.  … Continue reading

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Chinatown (1974)

Chinatown is a neo-noir film, meaning its a modern genre of the classic film noirs. It was made in the midst of what is referred to as the American New Wave (New Hollywood). This period began in the mid to … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

I’ve always been a fan of movies that are based upon true stories and of course Al Pacino as well. So put them both together and you’ve got me watching it. Surprisingly I have never heard about this movie or … Continue reading

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The Scariest Movie of All Time

The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, is a film that defines what a horror movie should be about.  Coming out in 1973, The Exorcist brought a new type of horror movie to the table of films.  A young girl who … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon awwww yeeaah

There are little films which compare to the riveting, intense, amusing, and avant garde aspects that make up Dog Day Afternoon. The critically and audience acclaimed bank heist flick boasts a top notch cast and kick-ass screenplay, both of which … Continue reading

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Alice vs. Dorothy

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore When I first started watching this movie I had a flashback to The Wizard of Oz. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore starts off with a little girl singing which is the kind of feel that … Continue reading

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The Exorcist sets the Tone

The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin is not only a clear definition of a New Hollywood film but it is also a film that set the new tone for horror films. Prior to films like The Exorcist, we had psychological … Continue reading

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MASH, 1970 Film Phenom’

   My memories of M*A*S*H come from years ago, summers spent visiting my grandparents in Brooklyn. We would watch re-runs of the television series between the nightly news and re-runs of All in the Family with the elegant Archie Bunker. … Continue reading

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The Exorcist 1973

     I found the opening scenes of the film interesting and how the director juxtaposed the aspects of good and evil. The priest is shown standing across from the statue (which is later presumed to be the devil) and the … Continue reading

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Chinatown (1974)

The Chinatown is a movie about many things. But above all it’s a really good crime movie that has all the suspense and thrills of a noir film. In Chinatown Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is a private investigator who used … Continue reading

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The Exorcist

he Exorcist (1973) directed by William Friedkin, was one of the first horror movies to be considered a blockbuster. Based on the novel by Peter Blatty, the movie follows Regan (Linda Blair) who becomes possessed by a demon. Regan begins showing … Continue reading

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Chinatown

Roman Polanskis Chinatown (1974) contains elements of new Hollywood and noir-ish american crime films. Released in 1974 but filmed to portray the 1930s this film starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway contains elements of political and social commentary commonly found in … Continue reading

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A Hilariously and Painful Afternoon

I thought Dogs Day Afternoon was a great fantastic film. It was purely funny and had a very dynamic story that was expressed in a very good way. The film first starts off with three men Sonny, Sal and Stevie … Continue reading

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The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist is an American horror film that was released in 1973 and directed by William Friedkin based on the novel of the same name written by William Peter Blatty. The main plot of the movie is that a young … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

The New Hollywood era had many great films and breakthrough subject matters, things that the film industry had never seen before.  Film directors were younger and therefore willing to take bigger risks with their films in order to attract more … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon(1975)

On a normal day in Brooklyn during the seventies, a couple of men decided to rob a bank. Unknown to the audience is their motive for committing this crime until midway through the film when it is discovered that the … Continue reading

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The Exorcist

The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, can be classified as a New Hollywood film as it follows many of the characteristics of the movies of that time period and of the stylistic times.  Among these would be the appearance of … Continue reading

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Chinatown : A New Hollywood Film

Chinatown is about a private detective, Jake Gilles, who is hired by Evelyn Mulwray, wife of the city’s chief of water Hollis Mulwray, in order to find out if he is having an affair with another women. As the film … Continue reading

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The Exorcist (1973)

          The Exorcist (1973) is a sensational, shocking horror story directed by William Friedkin, adapted from the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty. This 1973 film is about devil possession and the sebsequent exorcism of the demonic spirits from … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon is one of my all time favorite films. “As a New Hollywood Film” it’s easy to see how it stands out when being categorized as such a film. New Hollywood Cinema to me was a form of … Continue reading

Posted in Film Response 02/23, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Oh What an Afternoon

The films of New Hollywood were groundbreaking, influential, and, in a word, new for that generation of movie goers. This era bore many great films as well as filmmakers. These filmmakers were educated on the matters of film and counterculture. … Continue reading

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