Decades Blogathon – Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Hey all, second-to-last day in the Decades Blogathon! We can't believe it's already almost over, but time does fly when you're having fun! To bring the guest reviews to a conclusion, I would like to feature Rob from the prolific MovieRob and his take on a comedy classic. Anyone who hasn't given his site a … Continue reading Decades Blogathon – Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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Decades Blogathon – Deep Red (1975)

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It’s day seven of the Decades Blogathon, hosted by myself and the singular Tom from Digital Shortbread! The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the fifth year of the decade. Tom and I are running different entries each day; and this one comes from Anna at Film Grimoire. Anna’s voice is very distinctive and you could do a lot worse than to check out her great looking site.

I love giallo films – a genre defined as a murder mystery style of film, generally Italian-made, which contains a lot of blood, guts, and eroticism.

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So when it came time for the Decades Blogathon, and I saw that Dario Argento’s Deep Red (1975) would qualify for it, I knew I had to write about it. Deep Red, along with Suspiria (1977) and Tenebrae (1982), is probably one of Argento’s best known films; and for good reason…

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Decades Blogathon – The Stepford Wives (1975)

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Welcome to day three of the Decades Blogathon, hosted by myself and the incomparable Tom from Digital Shortbread. The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the fifth year of the decade. Tom and are running different entries each day; and this one comes from Mark at the never-less-than-awesome Movie Man Jackson. Mark’s site really is worth a chunk of your time; it’s amusing and intelligent at the same time. Take a look.

“I’ll just die if I don’t get this recipe" “I’ll just die if I don’t get this recipe” What is the perfect woman like? And does she know she is ‘perfect’?

In the state of Connecticut, a quiet and secluded suburb known as Stepford exists. Stepford is a place that photographer Joanna Eberhart (Katharine Ross), her lawyer husband Walter (Peter Masterson) and their two kids will make life relocating from the bustling New York state. On the surface, it is everything one would…

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Decades Blogathon – Shampoo (1975)

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It’s day two of the Decades Blogathon, hosted by myself and the irrepressible Tom from Digital Shortbread. The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the fifth year of the decade. Tom and are running different entries each day; and this one comes from Michael via the brilliant It Rains…You Get Wet. Michael’s site is a belter, full of great features and insight. Check it out!

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A heartbroken Warren Beatty looking down on a canyon road as Paul Simon’s acoustic version of Silent Eyes plays in the background. The lingering vestige of Hal Ashby’s Shampoo would use a mournful version of a cut from his Still Crazy After All These Years album out that year as the scene faded to black. Always recall this when looking back at it, and the time. The lone contemporary song of the film’s soundtrack shouldn’t work at all considering the ’60s…

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