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It Came from the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now
by Connie Corcoran Wilson   

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Publisher:  The Merry Blacksmith ISBN-10:  1453791027 Type: 
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256

Copyright:  January, 2011 ISBN-13:  9781453791028
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"It Came from the '70s" is the award-winning collection of 50 reviews, 76 photos, major cast and trivia of movies released between 1970-1979. It has won 5 national awards.

If you are a movie buff, especially one who loved the character-driven films of the 70s, this book is for you. It Came from the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now gathers reviews written at the time and published in the Quad City Times and adds 76 photos, major cast and trivia into the mix for a compilation that is both a great reference tool and a thoroughly enjoyable down memory lane. Highly rated on Amazon (top 60 among movie titles), the book has won 5 national awards.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Once upon a time in a decade far, far away..., February 5, 2011
By C. Dean Andersson "writer" (Texas, U.S.A.) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
This review is from: It Came From the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now (Paperback)
Once upon a time in a decade far, far away, people thrilled to movies that became legends. Grab a copy of Connie Corcoran Wilson's great new movie review book, IT CAME FROM THE '70s, and travel back to that time! The number of important 1970s films in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Action-Suspense genres alone is remarkable. The original summer blockbuster came from the `70s when Steven Spielberg's JAWS broke the surface to John William's ominous music. George Lucas created STAR WARS and proved, accompanied by John Williams' music, that Science Fiction could make big money using computer-controlled cameras. Spielberg hit paydirt again with CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND as John Williams' music lured friendly extraterrestrials to the Devil's Tower. John Badham's DRACULA, with Frank Langella, Sir Laurence Olivier, and a lush score by John Williams, gave Dracula fans the most romantic vampire to date, while Werner Herzog's NOSFERATU, THE VAMPYRE arose as an eerie Klaus Kinski interpretation. Robert Wise's STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE kept Gene Roddenberry's optimistic vision of humanity's future alive and extended it into more Trek movies and several TV series. Ridley Scott's terrifying ALIEN, designed by the Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, inspired James Cameron's classic '80s action epic, ALIENS. Stephen King's career received a boost when Brian De Palma's version of King's first novel, CARRIE, was a box office hit. John Carpenter's first HALLOWEEN stalked the screen. And beyond genre examples, Francis Ford Coppola's career-defining successes started the decade with Marlon Brando's THE GODFATHER and ended the decade with Brando again in APOCALYPSE NOW. Sylvester Stallone made ROCKY. Jack Nicholson starred in CHINATOWN and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. John Travolta got SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. On and on. So! For the best reviews possible of 1970s movies, authentically written during the films' original releases, read Connie Corcoran Wilson's IT CAME FROM THE '70s. With or without John Williams' music playing in the background, I wager you'll be glad you did!


Professional Reviews

C Dean Andersson
5.0 out of 5 stars Once upon a time in a decade far, far away..., February 5, 2011
By C. Dean Andersson "writer" (Texas, U.S.A.) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
This review is from: It Came From the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now (Paperback)
Once upon a time in a decade far, far away, people thrilled to movies that became legends. Grab a copy of Connie Corcoran Wilson's great new movie review book, IT CAME FROM THE '70s, and travel back to that time! The number of important 1970s films in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Action-Suspense genres alone is remarkable. The original summer blockbuster came from the `70s when Steven Spielberg's JAWS broke the surface to John William's ominous music. George Lucas created STAR WARS and proved, accompanied by John Williams' music, that Science Fiction could make big money using computer-controlled cameras. Spielberg hit paydirt again with CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND as John Williams' music lured friendly extraterrestrials to the Devil's Tower. John Badham's DRACULA, with Frank Langella, Sir Laurence Olivier, and a lush score by John Williams, gave Dracula fans the most romantic vampire to date, while Werner Herzog's NOSFERATU, THE VAMPYRE arose as an eerie Klaus Kinski interpretation. Robert Wise's STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE kept Gene Roddenberry's optimistic vision of humanity's future alive and extended it into more Trek movies and several TV series. Ridley Scott's terrifying ALIEN, designed by the Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, inspired James Cameron's classic '80s action epic, ALIENS. Stephen King's career received a boost when Brian De Palma's version of King's first novel, CARRIE, was a box office hit. John Carpenter's first HALLOWEEN stalked the screen. And beyond genre examples, Francis Ford Coppola's career-defining successes started the decade with Marlon Brando's THE GODFATHER and ended the decade with Brando again in APOCALYPSE NOW. Sylvester Stallone made ROCKY. Jack Nicholson starred in CHINATOWN and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. John Travolta got SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. On and on. So! For the best reviews possible of 1970s movies, authentically written during the films' original releases, read Connie Corcoran Wilson's IT CAME FROM THE '70s. With or without John Williams' music playing in the background, I wager you'll be glad you did!


Benjamin Kane Etheridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun with some classic films, January 13, 2011
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Benjamin K. Ethridge "Benjamin Kane Ethridge" (Rancho Cucamonga, California) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: It Came From the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now (Paperback)
This is a terrific read. It's full of interesting information about classic films, down to casting choices and anecdotes about actors and directors-- in addition, there's some wonderful critiquing of movies we've come to love, but the point of view here is unique. Connie Corcoran Wilson provides that uniqueness with her own brand of wit and style. If you grew up in the 70s or loved the movies that sprung from this decade, don't miss out! Pick up a copy of this today!


SenoraG@Telly
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the 70's!!!, July 21, 2011
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SenoraG "@Telly Says...." (Morris County, New Jersey, USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: It Came From the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now (Paperback)
This book covers movies from greats like The Godfather, Star Wars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and many more. It even covers the one horror movie that to this day I can't watch cause it scares me so bad: Nosferatu! Trust me, I skipped over that part!

The book is written very well. It gives us the movies, who starred in them, who directed them, what year they were made and some fun trivia questions pertaining to each one. As a child of the seventies I enjoyed going back in time and remembering where I was and who I was with when I saw these movies. I would recommend this to any movie lover.


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