April 4, 2016

Movies You Know Because of One Clip: Good 70s Movies

Not just bad movies are known for one clip, here are some good movies that conjure a specific scene when people talk about them in mixed company.

Taxi Driver
The scene: “You talking to me?”

Why you should watch it: It's a classic film, if you really haven't seen it, you should watch it now.

Planet of the Apes:
The scene: “Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!”

Why you should watch it: Another classic, but on the other end of the good spectrum. This comes from an era where Heston was considered sexy and the makeup effects were considered cutting edge.

Soylent Green
The scene: “Soylent Green is people!”

Why you should watch it: This one is the most questionably good movie on the list, but it's another Heston classic.

The Shining
The scene: “Heeeeeere's Johny!”

Why you should watch it: One of the best Stephen King adaptations (according to everyone but him) and a classic horror movie. (Follow up watching this with the documentary room 237, if you dare...)

The Network
The scene: “I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!”

Why you should watch it: This is film from a past predicting it's own future. The film both makes you want to take up the “mad as hell” mantra, and immediately shows you how those collective feelings can be exploited.

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