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We will examine film genres, actors, and trends that are associated with the “Me Decade,” as well as how the ‘70s provided a transition from the industry’s experimental phase in the’60s to its corporate phase of the ‘80s. As our nation’s attention switched from the war in Vietnam to Watergate, Hollywood did its best to entertain and distract us with New-Aged screwball comedies, high-tech conspiracy thrillers, Dirty Harry, demonic babies, and more. With the advent of cable television by the mid-1970s, Tinsel Town searched for means to fill movie houses.
GROUP LEADER: Jeff Long has been a film critic for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette since 2008, and has taught various film courses for WISE.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609