Good Movies 1975
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Produced by Michael Douglas, directed by Miloš Forman this film adaptation of the 1962 novel by Ken Kesey won all five major Academy Awards: Best Picture, Actor in Lead Role, Actress in Lead Role, Director and Screenplay. The story of small time problem boy McMurphy who cons his way our of prison and into an Oregon Mental institution. The forever war between the Randal McMurphy the free spirit and Nurse Ratchet as the blind authority. Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher played the starring roles with great character actor performances by Dale Harding, Brad Dourif, Sydney Lassick, Will Sampson and Danny DeVito. It is often rated in the top ten best movies ever made.
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The Wind and the Lion - Director John Milius gives the year yet another classic set location adventure movie, this one filed in Spain. Based rather loosely on a 1904 incident in Morocco, Sean Connery played the likeable Sultan, Candice Bergen the feisty kidnap victim and Brian Keith as the ever intense Teddy Roosevelt. All Movies review of The Wind and the Lion
Bring out your dead
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - From the Monty Python group this spoof on England and King Arthur was Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones who also starred along with the rest of the Python gang of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. It was the troupe called their first "proper" movie. It was a success then and is still one of the best loved comedies of all time. The Holy Grail at Wiki
New Movies 1975
Love and Death
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
B Movies 1975
Entertainment News 1975
Ann Margret tries to turn on Tommy
Tommy - Directed by Ken Russell and starring Who singer Roger Daltry and Ann-Margret who was nominated for a best actress oscar it is the story form the 1969 Who Album and stage musical of that deaf dumb blind kid who sure can play pin ball. It also features a star studded cast including Oliver Reed, Elton John, Eric Clapton, John Entwistle, Tina Turner, Keith Moon, Paul Nicholas and Jack Nicholson. It was the only film ever recorded in Quintaphonic!
After years of political controversy and expatriated from the United States, the father of Comedy Charles Chaplin is Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. This is a photo after the ceremony with his then wife Oona, he passed on in 1977. Charlie Chaplin website
Academy Awards 1975
Picture: "ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST", "Barry Lyndon", "Dog Day Afternoon", "Jaws", "Nashville"
Actor: JACK NICHOLSON in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", Walter Matthau in "The Sunshine Boys", Al Pacino in "Dog Day Afternoon", Maximilian Schell in "The Man in the Glass Booth", James Whitmore in "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!"
Actress: LOUISE FLETCHER in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", Isabelle Adjani in "The Story of Adele H.", Ann-Margret in "Tommy", Glenda Jackson in "Hedda", Carol Kane in "Hester Street"
Supporting Actor: GEORGE BURNS in "The Sunshine Boys", Brad Dourif in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", Burgess Meredith in "The Day of the Locust", Chris Sarandon in "Dog Day Afternoon", Jack Warden in "Shampoo"
Supporting Actress: LEE GRANT in "Shampoo", Ronee Blakley in "Nashville", Sylvia Miles in "Farewell, My Lovely", Lily Tomlin in "Nashville", Brenda Vaccaro in "Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough"
Director: MILOS FORMAN for "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", Robert Altman for "Nashville", Federico Fellini for "Amarcord", Stanley Kubrick for "Barry Lyndon", Sidney Lumet for "Dog Day Afternoon"
Top Box Office 1975
Julie Christie under the table
Shampoo - Directed by Hal Ashby but this is a Warren Beatty movie who was the producer, writer and leading man. It takes place in 1968 with accompanying politics (Nixon) and culture (joints) and the seamy steamy story of a stud hairdresser involved in far too many women. Julie Christie is about the only saving grace playing the drunken mistress. Also starring Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant and Jack Warden. New York Times Review of Shampoo
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