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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. The Cuckoo's Nest at Wiki.


Al Pacino Attica Attica


dog day afternoon 1975
Dog Day Afternoon - Directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino, John Cazale and Charles Durning is based on the 1972 real bank robbery by John Wojtowicz who from prison said the movie was fair other than he was only 19, not 40 as was actor Al Pacino. The movie did well with not a few Oscar nominations and has gained stature over time. Dog Day Afternoon mini Review


man who would be king 1975

The Man Who Would Be King - From the grand Rudyard Kipling adventure John Huston directs this scenic adventure on location in Morocco. He choose heavyweights British actors Sean Connery and Michael Caine to portray the 19th Century British soldiers who go rogue to become God Kings in mountainous remote India. Michael Caine has said he hopes it will be the movie he will be remembered for. It also stars Saeed Jaffrey and Christopher Plummer as the narrator, Kipling. Original review by NY Times



wind and the lion 1975


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 1975Monty 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


Barry Lyndon

Funny Lady

Love and Death

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family
Aloha, Bobby and Rose
The Apple Dumpling Gang
Breakheart Pass
Carry On Behind
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
Cooley High
Conduct Unbecoming
The Day of the Locust
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
The Drowing Pool
The Eiger Sanction
Escape to Witch Mountain
The Fortune
The Four Musketeers
French Connection II
The Great Waldo Pepper
Hard Times
The Hindenburg
The Land of Spiders
The Land That Time Forgot
Legend of the Werewolf
Lies My Father Told Me
Lucky Lady
The Magic Flute
The Man in the Glass Booth

The Mirror
Picnic at Hanging Rock
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Rooster Cogburn
The Stepford Wives
The Strongest Man in the World
The Sunshine Boys


B Movies 1975


Rollerball Trailer

rollerball 1975Rollerball - Norman Jewison directed this Science Fiction film about a future world controlled by the corporate state which uses the game Rollerball to keep the masses happy much like Roman Emperors used Gladiators. The game is a mix of hockey and football played on ice with the added attraction of no rules and no time limit. James Caan plays the super athlete and John Houseman the Energy Corporation CEO which runs the world. Also starring Maud Adams, John Beck and Moses Gunn.

Terror of Mechagodzilla
The Werewolf of Woodstock
White Line Fever
Death Race 2000

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Entertainment News 1975


jaws 1975Jaws - Directed by Steven Spielberg from the best selling novel by Peter Benchley about a man eating shark on the rampage at the height of the New England tourist season. It starred Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw and Murray Hamilton. Jaws was the first film to use "wide release" marketing which opened on 500 screens simultaneously. It was the first film to make more than $100 million in U.S. box office receipts. The Jaws Archive

Ann Margret tries to turn on Tommy


tommy 1975Tommy - 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!



charlie chaplin knighted 1975After 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


jack nicholson 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


rocky horror 1975

Rocky Horror Picture Show - A British musical comedy, science fiction and horror film that became the most infamous cult classic in film history. It still plays in theaters today 35 years later, the genre is also called a "midnight movie". Directed by Jim Sharman from the stage play by Richard O'Brien. It stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and the theater cast including up and coming rocker Meat Loaf. Rocky Horror at Cosmos

Julie Christie under the table

shampoo 1975Shampoo - 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


1. Jaws
2. Rocky Horror Picture Show
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4. Dog Day Afternoon
5. Shampoo
6. The Return of the Pink Panther
7. Three Days of the Condor
8. Funny Lady
9. The Other Side of the Mountain
10. Tommy

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