Hate to spoil an otherwise good article, but it was the "anti-establishment" films of the 70s,
I don't know that you'd call Patton, True Grit, Dirty Harry, the French Connection and the Exorcist "anti-establishment" unless you are marking the very good case that the establishment was the left. Granted there was gore and bad words in those movies, but all espoused conservative values.
And actually, the top grossers in 1970-- Love Story and Airport -- were rather uncontroversial.
Check the top all-time top grossers (adjusted gross). Few of the films could be called edgy.
posted on 10/31/2005 10:07:45 AM PST
I was just watching a special on "The Exorcist". It said that Jane Fonda was one of the first choices for the mother, but she turned it down and called it a "bourgeois piece of #%$^&$%#$
posted on 10/31/2005 10:31:01 AM PST
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