Decade Under the Influence

A Decade Under the Influence

Director: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese

Cast: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola

     
 
Ted Demme and Richard LaGravenese's documentary about the films and filmmakers of the 1970s, A Decade Under the Influence, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of the film, although all film clips used in the film are presented in their original theatrical aspect ratios. The English soundtrack is

Overview

Ted Demme and Richard LaGravenese's documentary about the films and filmmakers of the 1970s, A Decade Under the Influence, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of the film, although all film clips used in the film are presented in their original theatrical aspect ratios. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The best aspect of the film is the sheer number of people that sat down to be interviewed. The extras on the disc include outtakes from ten of the interviews that were not included in the film; these are all worthwhile. This is a solid disc from Docurama that should be of interest to any movie lover.

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
This documentary about the triumph of the New Hollywood employs a treasure trove of interviews and clips to create a rich understanding of the many forces -- cultural undertows, really -- that flowed together to fill the void left by the dying studio system.
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas
It is often remarked that the years between Easy Rider (1969) and Star Wars (1977) marked a second golden age in American filmmaking, and this documentary, as comprehensive as it is incisive, is a reminder of just how many terrific pictures came out during those years.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2003
UPC:
0767685955734
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
R
Source:
New Video Group
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:00:00
Sales rank:
48,029

Special Features

Additional interview footage with Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, Sidney Lumet, Roy Scheider, and others; Filmmaker bios; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Scorsese Participant
Francis Ford Coppola Participant
Robert Altman Participant
Peter Bogdanovich Participant
Ellen Burstyn Participant
Paul Thomas Anderson interviewer
Steven Soderbergh interviewer,Participant
Julie Christie Participant
Dennis Hopper Participant
Sidney Lumet Participant
Milos Forman Participant
Robert Towne Participant
Sydney Pollack Participant
Paul Schrader Participant
Pam Grier Participant
William Friedkin Participant
Bruce Dern Participant
Roger Corman Participant
Mike Medavoy Participant
Polly Platt Participant
Jerry Schatzberg Participant
Roy Scheider Participant
Jon Voight Participant
Paul Mazursky Participant
John Calley Participant
John G. Avildsen Participant
Marshall Brickman Participant
Richard LaGravenese interviewer
Ted Demme interviewer
Alexander Payne interviewer
Neil LaBute interviewer
Scott Frank interviewer
Michael De Luca interviewer
Mark Riley interviewer
Stephen Schiff Participant
Jim V. Hart interviewer
Robert Mark Kamen interviewer
Steven Schiff interviewer
Jack Nicholson Participant

Technical Credits
Ted Demme Director,Producer
Richard LaGravenese Director,Producer
Alison Palmer Bourke Executive Producer
Vivian Connoly Associate Producer
Anthony Janelli Cinematographer
Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer
John Kimbrough Score Composer
Andy Kris Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Kupfer Producer
John Miller-Monzon Associate Producer
Gini Reticker Producer
Meg Reticker Editor
Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
Clyde Smith Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [7:47]
2. A Minor Revolution [12:21]
3. The Low Budget Film [7:14]
4. The New Hollywood [10:28]
5. Counterculture Film [10:29]
6. A New Way of Seeing [6:31]
1. Introduction [7:12]
2. Director's Choice [8:56]
3. Low Expectations [7:59]
4. The New Movie Star [8:36]
5. Women's New Role [9:41]
6. Political Commentary [8:26]
1. Introduction [9:30]
2. Post War Cinema [8:02]
3. Anti-Establishment Film [4:54]
4. Escapism [5:45]
5. The Excesses of Hollywood [8:45]
6. The New Independent Movement [8:52]

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