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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James Bond will return… and so will the inevitable speculation

It feels like we’ve been waiting an age to see 007 again, but eager as we are to see No Time To Die, there seems to be a huge swathe of the internet and British press determined to skip over Daniel Craig’s swansong completely and get straight to the speculation about who’s going to take his place.

Of course, there’s a place for that, but taking a look at social media or listening to the radio today, it seems the discussions have again been overtaken by lazy, ugly discourse which – frankly – isn’t helpful, entertaining or shining a positive light on some of those taking part.

Adopts Desmond Llewellyn voice

“Oh, grow up 007 ‘fans’.”

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