Posts Tagged: 1970s

In Search of Mythical Kings: The U.A. Years (1999) – Dory Previn

The title track from critically acclaimed Mythical Kings and Iguanas (1971) and its reprise “Going Home” bookend this album, just as they did the prior; presumably an unimaginative ploy to feign some nostalgia. The material itself is a lot less conventional

In Search of Mythical Kings: The U.A. Years (1999) – Dory Previn

The title track from critically acclaimed Mythical Kings and Iguanas (1971) and its reprise “Going Home” bookend this album, just as they did the prior; presumably an unimaginative ploy to feign some nostalgia. The material itself is a lot less conventional

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Stephen King – Cinematic Redemption, 13 key films

Stephen King’s first horror-novel, 1974’s Carrie, was adapted by Brian De Palma two years later with surprise success and there began something of a snowball effect. The novel’s themes of teenage outcast, religious fundamentalism, along with the supernatural struck a chord.

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Stephen King – Cinematic Redemption, 13 key films

Stephen King’s first horror-novel, 1974’s Carrie, was adapted by Brian De Palma two years later with surprise success and there began something of a snowball effect. The novel’s themes of teenage outcast, religious fundamentalism, along with the supernatural struck a chord.

Patchwork (1971) – Bobbie Gentry

Gentry’s first collection of entirely self-written material, the fittingly titled Patchwork is a piecemeal work of country, gospel and show-tune motifs, not to mention filmic interludes. Sounds exhausting, but as ever Gentry is more than up to task. No dark

Patchwork (1971) – Bobbie Gentry

Gentry’s first collection of entirely self-written material, the fittingly titled Patchwork is a piecemeal work of country, gospel and show-tune motifs, not to mention filmic interludes. Sounds exhausting, but as ever Gentry is more than up to task. No dark

More than magic: Bewitched 1964-1972

Sixties saccharine. Bewitched was the long running 60s /70s US sitcom in which ambitious career man Darrin (Dick York, later Dick Sargent) is married to Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery), who happens to be a modern day witch. Following the quirky revelation (on their

More than magic: Bewitched 1964-1972

Sixties saccharine. Bewitched was the long running 60s /70s US sitcom in which ambitious career man Darrin (Dick York, later Dick Sargent) is married to Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery), who happens to be a modern day witch. Following the quirky revelation (on their

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Dory Previn – Starlet from the attic gets on bus number four

Dory Previn was neither starlet nor star, but despite her limited success with a run of albums in the early 70s, her acumen for music leaves an indelible mark. She wrote dozens of insightful songs, which played off religion, sexuality

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Dory Previn – Starlet from the attic gets on bus number four

Dory Previn was neither starlet nor star, but despite her limited success with a run of albums in the early 70s, her acumen for music leaves an indelible mark. She wrote dozens of insightful songs, which played off religion, sexuality