Movies Came Out In (1971)
The French Connection – I enjoyed this film quite a bit. Saw as a kid, and as an adult. Somewhat paved the road for modern thrillers, as the story involves a couple of New York City cops uncovering a narcotics deal involving a foreign connection (France).
A Clockwork Orange – Saw in college, and really didn’t understand it at all. A bit “too out there” for me, as it’s a futuristic film in which the main character is imprisoned and subjected to torture experiments which do not go as planned.
Fiddler on the Roof – Enjoyed this musical about a peasant man marrying off his Jewish daughters while contending with a growing anti-Semitism movement in the community. Have watched it with my daughter quite a few times.
The Last Picture Show – Never heard of this movie until recently. I enjoyed it. Cool movie shot in black and white. A coming of age movie and some big name stars (Cybil Sheperd, Jeff Bridges and Randy Quaid) as youngsters.
Nicholas and Alexandra – Just watched this film as part of my quest. It clocks in at over 3 hours, but actually doesn’t drag on that much. It keeps a steady pace and held my interest while I was watching it. Great film to learn about Russia in the early 1900’s and the final czar, the Bolsheviks, Rasputin, and Lenin’s rise to power. I actually enjoyed this film quite a bit.
The French Connection, a really good year for movie nominations though!
Ceremony Year (1972) – Movies Came Out In (1971)