It Came From the '70s

From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now

Non-Fiction - Music/Entertainment
268 Pages
Reviewed on 07/05/2011
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Author Biography

Connie (Corcoran) Wilson, M.S., graduated from the University of Iowa and has also studied at Berkeley, WIU, NIU and the University of Chicago. She taught composition at 6 IA/IL colleges and was film and book critic of the "Quad City Times" (Davenport, IA) for 15 years. Her stories and interviews have appeared online and in numerous journals and she has written 12 books. Connie has 2 children (born 20 years apart) and lives in Chicago and East Moline, IL with her husband, Craig. In her spare time, she ponders escaping to warm weather places with beaches, like Cancun and Mazatlan. She founded 2 businesses and ran her Sylvan Learning Center and Prometric Testing Center(s) until 2002. She has authored 12 books, with "The Color of Evil," the first in a series about a young boy with paranormal abilities, due out soon and her latest "Laughing through Life" (humor) up now. She still reviews film and television for Yahoo and you can check out "The Best Films of 2000-2010" to see if you agree with this veteran critic's article on today's movies.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

A movie buff's must have, It Came From the ‘70s is a book you have been waiting for. With over 45 movies produced in the 1970's, this book is one you will cherish for years to come. The ‘70s era brought such films as Rocky, Superman, Dracula, Freaky Friday, The Godfather Parts I and II, Star Wars, The Black Hole, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and so many more masterpiece films.

The film reviews in this book were written in the Quad City Times between 1970 and 1979. Each film has its own chapter in this book. Each chapter includes a few pages about the movie, pictures of movie scenes, the movie rating, the cast, release date, director, writer and the actors. At the end of each chapter you will also find Trivia questions (and answers) about the movie actors, etc.

At the end of the book, you will find the Best and Worst films of 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979. Did you know that Animal House was the #1 best film of 1978, while Grease was the #1 worst, and that Apocalypse Now was the #1 best film of 1979? You just can’t go wrong with these 256 pages of classic information!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book about the classic movies of the ‘70s. It brought back a lot of memories and reminded me of things I’d forgotten about the movies. The author did an extremely good job of researching this information and compiling it into this awesome tribute to the‘70s era.