2017 Movie #16: Barbarella (1968)

2017 Movie #16: Barbarella (1968)

After seeing Klute (1971), the film for which Jane Fonda won the Academy Award for Best Actress, I was curious to watch a decidedly different Jane Fonda film: The 1968 sci-fi film Barbarella, based on a French semi-pornographic graphic novel.

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2017 Movie #14: Klute (1971)

2017 Movie #14: Klute (1971)

The 1970s was, in many ways, a golden age of a certain style of cinema, and one genre in particular that succeeded in the decade was a series of slick, modern thriller films about investigation and surveillance and policework, a reimagining of the noir genre that had been so successful in the ’40s and ’50s. Many of the thrillers from this era remain key stepping stones for this genre of film, early predecessors to the modern crime thriller. Many of the biggest directors in film in the 1970s explored this particular world, including directors such as William Friedkin (The French Connection), Sydney Pollack (Three Days of the Condor), Francis Ford Coppola (The Conversation), Roman Polanski (Chinatown), and Sidney Lumet (Serpico). 

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