Author Topic: Gritty, Natural, Realistic Movies of the 1970s  (Read 1930 times)

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Re: Gritty, Natural, Realistic Movies of the 1970s
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2021, 07:09:24 PM »
Never thought of Buffalo 66 as gritty.

Me neither, it's a highly stylised film.

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Re: Gritty, Natural, Realistic Movies of the 1970s
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2021, 03:52:02 AM »
I remember seeing the Jon Voight-starring The Revolutionary at one point, might fit the bill.

A modern version of what you're looking for might be something like Heaven Can Wait.

Re: Gritty, Natural, Realistic Movies of the 1970s
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2021, 05:53:18 PM »
Some great examples above, especially "Wise Blood" (who also dreicted "Fat City")

 "Payday" is on YouTube in full, as is one of my favorite movies, "MIkey and Nicky".... "Stroszek" is a fine movie, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l12ZoYDTkMg

'Payday' was a good tip - thanks. Lots of seedy desperation. Michael C.Gwynne as the road manager is excellent.

Re: Gritty, Natural, Realistic Movies of the 1970s
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2021, 08:33:16 PM »
I watched a really good 70s obscure/art film called Wanda on youtube. It's basically just about a woman who has extreme ennui and drifts from place to place. It kind of touched me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsIh8DWq_PU

Re: Gritty, Natural, Realistic Movies of the 1970s
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2021, 08:46:58 PM »
Straight Time

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Re: Gritty, Natural, Realistic Movies of the 1970s
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2021, 11:42:59 AM »
Junior Bonner - directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen as an aging rodeo rider who returns to his hometown in Arizona to ride in a competition and reuniting with his estranged family. One of Peckinpah's lowest-key films. It was a flop at the time of it's release, but it's well worth watching.

Re: Gritty, Natural, Realistic Movies of the 1970s
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2021, 04:56:11 PM »
Natural Enemies, starring the late, great Hal Holbrook fits this bill perfectly. It's on YouTube and well worth a watch if you're in the mood for something grim but compelling.

Short Eyes and Skinflicker would be some other solid choices.

Re: Gritty, Natural, Realistic Movies of the 1970s
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2021, 08:29:27 PM »
I watched a really good 70s obscure/art film called Wanda on youtube. It's basically just about a woman who has extreme ennui and drifts from place to place. It kind of touched me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsIh8DWq_PU

Barbara starred, wrote, and directed.. Unfortunately, she died very young.. Interesting movie, might like it more with a second viewing (unfortunately, I'm too busy deciding on what I HAVENT seen that I end up not seeing anything)



"Junior Bonner" was a good Peckinpah, "Straw Dogs" was very gritty.

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