By The Decade: Your Favourite 70s Films

I mentioned in my original piece for this week’s By The Decade that I struggled to whittle down my choices to just seven, and from the replies on Twitter, I’m really glad to see I wasn’t the only one!

There’s been a really outstanding response to #7FromThe70s, with some really great suggestions from a great cinematic decade, and from a few newcomers too, which is always nice.

Thanks so much to everyone who offered up their favourite films from the seventies, and the full list is below…

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By The Decade: 7 From The Seventies

Here we go with another By The Decade post to help broaden my cinematic horizons and welcome your recommendations from a specific era – but this one, I’m more familiar with than others.

Following the previous 3 From The 30s4 From The 40s5 From The 50s and 6 From The 60s posts, and the brilliant suggestions from readers for their favourite films from the 1930sthe 1940sthe 1950s and the 1960s, there are loads of great suggestions for you to check out too in the By The Decades section.

I’ll be honest, I was pretty spoiled for choice this decade and it was tough to whittle them down but in selecting seven I realised just how mainstream some of the choices were. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with mainstream, especially when the quality is this high, but it means I’m hoping for some suggestions which offer something a bit new or unexpected.

As always, I’ll post the latest reader recommendations later, but in the meantime here are seven of my favourites from the 1970s.

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3 Times The Book vs Movie Debate Was Won By The Movie

It’s an argument as old as cinema itself… well, pretty much – can a movie ever be as good as or better than the book it’s based on?

From early cinema’s adaptations (official and otherwise), of Dracula and Frankenstein, through the Bond franchise adding Fleming’s titles to their own stories, right up to the Marvel Cinematic Universe adjusting the themes of comics to suit their own success, viewers have been complaining “the films are never as good as the book” for the best part of a century now.

But are they always right? We here at Late Reviewer reckon there are some pretty clear examples where the adaptation has improved on the source material… and here are three of them.

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