Thursday, April 1, 2010
1970's - The Golden Era of Filmmaking
AFI has come out with the most widely recognized list of the '100 Greatest Movies of All Time' and that list includes 20 films from the 1970's. This is greater than any other decade by a good amount. Think about that. Film has been around for over 100 years and hundreds of films come out every year and 20% of the one's recognized as 'greatest' came from this decade alone. Remarkable.
Film is an art form unlike any other we have. A painting or a picture can capture a moment in time but films have the unique ability to capture our emotions. From joy to sadness and everything in between films have the ability to induce emotions unlike any other art form on the planet. This was never greater than in the 1970's. It will surely be fun to see how the newer generation is able to gain a greater control and understanding of the tools they work with and still create some movie magic.