Tag Archives: 70s Movies

70s Stories In The News: Making ‘Orient Express’ 1974, Soviet Life, London ’73

‘How We Made The Original Murder On The Orient Express’ With a remake in theaters, the time is right for a quick look back at the making of the original Murder on the Orient Express film in 1974. The Guardian … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘King Kong’ & ‘Kojak’ (1976)

“The most exciting original motion picture event of all time.” The never subtle Dino De Laurentiis released his version of King Kong in December of 1976. I saw it in a movie theater at the age of 10 and enjoyed … Continue reading

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(Holiday Repeat) School Movies: ‘Halloween Safety’ (1977)

***With Halloween just around the creepy corner – it’s time for a Holiday Repeat!*** “Don’t stop in the middle of the street for any reason.” Happy Halloween Weekend, everyone! You may be ready for a wild bout of frantic trick … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Papillon’ (1973) & ‘Quintet’ (1979) TV Trailers

“The greatest adventure of escape ever filmed.” TV trailers spooling out now for a pair of seventies flicks. First, Franklin J. Schaffner’s Papillon starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. The promo aired in December of 1973. I saw Papillon in … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Oh, God!’ (George Burns) & The Tony Awards (1977)

“I’m a big hit. Socko! Boffo!” Two entertaining spots from the entertainment industry for our Friday. First, George Burns narrates a November 1977 promo for his hit film, “Oh, God!”. Second, a May 1977 ABC promo for the Tony Awards. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Adventures Of The Wilderness Family’ & ‘Goodbye Norma Jean’ (1976)

“The best motion picture you will see this year.” Well, it’s all subjective, I guess. On the projector today, we have two lesser-remembered movies and their TV promos. First, The Adventures of the Wilderness Family. After that, a story of … Continue reading

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