One of my favourite blogs is Cara’s Silver Screen Serenade, which has recently turned two years old! I took part in Cara’s First Blogiversary Bash last year, writing about one of my favourite films ever, Spirited Away (2001). But this time I decided to write about what I have discovered is my favourite year for film – 1973. Read on for some quick reviews of some of the best of this momentous year!
When Cara announced that the 2nd Blogiversary Bash was coming up, my first instinct was to congratulate the lovely lady. But my second instinct was to reflect on what I could write for such an occasion. A little while ago I actually realised that the year of 1973 was when a number of my favourite films were released, and since the Blogiversary Bash is all about celebrating your favourite things, what better occasion to celebrate the year of these excellent films!
Without further ado, in order to celebrate the cinematically spectacular year of 1973, please find below five one-sentence reviews of five of my favourite films from this very special year.
Surreal and humorous, Frederico Fellini’s visually beautiful critique of Italian social nuances is a must watch; the storytelling is effortless, the direction is perfect and the resulting combination of the two is stunning.
One of the most iconic and nightmare-inducing horror films of all time with its disturbing content, killer direction and amazing soundtrack, The Exorcist is such a classic, and who could ever resist the lure of green projectile vomit?
The Holy Mountain
Probably my favourite film of all time and one of director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s premier works of genius, there is literally no other film like this in existence; it is a truly individual work of surreal, provocative, and highly symbolic art.
Live and Let Die
My favourite Bond film, this cheesy tale of espionage with a blaxsploitation twist is just the beginning of Roger Moore’s campy efforts as the not-so-secret secret agent.
The Wicker Man
This film is so unsettling and creepy in a subtle way, I love its themes of the druid religion and the slow building of paranoia throughout; infinitely better than the lame yet hilarious 2006 remake.
Do you guys find that there are particular years in time when a whole bunch of your favourite films are released? If so let us know below!