Movies about heartland/rural 70's America

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by antonkk, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. antonkk

    antonkk Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    Basically I'm looking for authentic stuff with tons of 70's America fetishes - big cars, hairstyles, houses, fashion etc. Not the modern takes with cheesy moustaches but the real thing. Could be small town America, southern states etc. We have plenty of films about 70's NYC and LA but you know what I'm talking about.
     
  2. Halfwit

    Halfwit Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin
    Badlands
    Nashville
     
  3. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Location:
    Deep Maryland
    Breaking Away . . . about a group of young Townies in a college town.
     
  4. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

    Location:
    Ottawa
    Dazed and Confused
    Almost Famous
     
  5. antonkk

    antonkk Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    Yeah, but these are modern. I was talking vintage stuff from that era.
     
  6. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

    Location:
    Ottawa
    So, you want to hear about movies flimed in the 1970s about the 1970s?
     
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  7. antonkk

    antonkk Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    Exactly!:righton:
     
  8. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Irmo, SC
    Days of Heaven
     
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  9. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans
    Although it was released in the 80's, I'd go for "At Close Range", which is probably Christopher Walken's finest performance. It's based on a true story/true people from the 70's.
     
  10. SteevG

    SteevG Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    Walking Tall 1973 Small town rural.

    Slap Shot 1977 PA small town hockey.

    Deer Hunter 1979 (post Viet Nam scenes)
     
  11. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

    Location:
    Honolulu
    Buster and Billie. Southern small town melodrama. Very affecting and heartbreaking.

    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. Great film.
     
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  12. stewedandkeefed

    stewedandkeefed Came Ashore In The Dead Of The Night

    Melvin And Howard. Shot on location in Vegas and Utah. Totally captures 1970s era Americana.
     
  13. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    Vanishing Point

    Two-Lane Blacktop
     
  14. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    "Americana" with David Cassidy as a vet trying to get a merry -go -round operating in Bumfuzzle Va.
     
  15. P(orF)

    P(orF) Forum Resident

    If you’ll settle for the suburbs, The Ice Storm captures the 70’s perfectly. It’s a great, great movie with actor/actresses like Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Christina Ricci, and Joan Allen(especially) at their very best and throws in a young Toby Maguire and Elijah Wood as a bonus. (as a special added attraction, the only time, ever, when Katie Holmes was sexy).
     
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  16. live evil

    live evil Forum Resident

    Location:
    ohio
    Tender Mercies with Robert Duvall.
     
  17. VU Master

    VU Master Forum Resident

    Five Easy Pieces.
     
  18. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Location:
    Silver Creek, NY
    Over The Edge. The film felt mostly realistic when I was a teenager at the time I watched in in 1980. The music/soundtrack was spot-on for the time and subject matter. It is a work of its' time but is strong enough to hold up today.

    Over the Edge (film) - Wikipedia
     
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  19. Texastoyz

    Texastoyz Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas, USA
    Race With The Devil
    Wanda Nevada
    Hardcore
    Bless the Beasts and the Children
    Billy Jack
    Norma Rae
    Urban Cowboy
     
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  20. Morpheus

    Morpheus Forum Resident

    Location:
    Tyler, Texas
    The Last Picture Show
     
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  21. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member

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    Mee-chigan
    Norman Lear’s Cold Turkey, filmed on location in Iowa. Pretty funny movie, too.

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  22. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    WI
    "Smokey and the Bandit" (J/K)
     
  23. Olompali

    Olompali Forum Resident

    Last American Hero
    Conrack
    Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
     
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  24. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Location:
    Marple, PA, USA
    The River
     
  25. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Two great movies that have the backdrop of the 70s. My favorite decade.
     
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