Release Date: 9/30/2003 Original Release: 2003 Format: DVD Length: 180 minutes Rating:R (MPAA) Rating Reason: language, and images of sexulality, violence, and drug use UPC: 767685955734 Studio: New Video Group, Inc.
Musical & Performing Arts, Media Arts, Documentary, Recommended, Theatrical Release, Cinema, Film About Film, Hollywood, Actors, 1970s, Filmmakers, Filmmaking, Film History, Directors
Decade Under the Influence DVD Description
Examining the 1970s, the decade that has come to be seen as North American cinema's most revolutionary and experimental, this reverent documentary directed by Richard LaGravenese and the late Ted Demme interviews a handful of the key players and survivors of that fertile time. Beginning with EASY RIDER (1969) and other offshoots of producer/director Roger Corman's virtual training ground for young directors at b-movie studio American International Pictures, DECADE traces the trajectory of filmmakers such as Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, William Friedkin, and Paul Schrader. With clips from TAXI DRIVER, SHAMPOO, MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER, THE GODFATHER, and many more, the film conveys the richness of talent that the 1970s film world possessed. But the birth of the blockbuster (namely JAWS and STAR WARS) raised the studios' expectations for financial performance in the industry, virtually killing the chances of riskier productions--a development which gave birth to the thriving independent scene we know today. While even the filmmakers go out of their way to point out that their film is by no means all-inclusive, A DECADE UNDER THE INFLUENCE is flashy and informative, a trip well worth taking for both the novice cinema-goer and film scholar alike.
Region 1 Keep Case Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo - English Additional Release Material: Additional Interview Footage: 1. Robert Altman - Director 2. Francis Ford Coppola - Director 3. Peter Bogdanovich - Director 4. Sidney Lumet - Director 5. Roy Scheider - Actor Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Access Text/Photo Galleries: Biographies