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Reel Talk: Lessons from the '70s

by Camille Juco and Zoe Laurente
Illustration by Patrick Lee
Style became more casual.

The Stepford Wives (1975)



Violence was a major theme in ‘70s films.

The Godfather (1972)

The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)



Cultural and political issues then are just as apparent now.

Mahogany (1975)



Love stories began to explore the deeper and more complex side of relationships.

Love Story (1970)

Annie Hall (1977)



Hip gyrations.

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Grease (1978)


The Movie List:
Mahogany, Annie Hall, Love Story, The Great Gatsby, The Godfather, Grease, The Stepford Wives, Saturday Night Fever, Klute, The Eyes of Laura Mars