47 episodes

From Witch Mountain to the Planet of the Apes; from the Bad News Bears to Billy Jack; from Roller Boogie to Rock-n-Roll High School… 70 MOVIES WE SAW IN THE 70S is “Teen Movie Hell” author Mike McPadden and University of Wisconsin film guru Ben Reiser revisiting the 1970s cinema they experienced as kids in the New York City of Sidney Lumet, Uncle Floyd, the Forty-Deuce, and “Fright Night” on channel 9.

70 Movies We Saw in the 70s 70 Movies We Saw in the 70s

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

From Witch Mountain to the Planet of the Apes; from the Bad News Bears to Billy Jack; from Roller Boogie to Rock-n-Roll High School… 70 MOVIES WE SAW IN THE 70S is “Teen Movie Hell” author Mike McPadden and University of Wisconsin film guru Ben Reiser revisiting the 1970s cinema they experienced as kids in the New York City of Sidney Lumet, Uncle Floyd, the Forty-Deuce, and “Fright Night” on channel 9.

    Ep. 47 - Little Murders (1971) & Carnal Knowledge (1971)

    Ep. 47 - Little Murders (1971) & Carnal Knowledge (1971)

    On a special double feature/dual podcast episode of 70 Movies We Saw in the 70s/Cinematalk commemorating the screenings of both films at UW Cinematheque, Ben Reiser and Jim Healy take a deep dive into a “Fistful of Feiffers”, discussing both LITTLE MURDERS (1971) and CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (1971). ‘71 was a big year for screenwriter/playwright/cartoonist Jules Feiffer, with Alan Arkin’s LITTLE MURDERS and Mike Nichols’ CARNAL KNOWLEDGE both hitting screens within six months of each other. Listen along as Jim and Ben try to suss out Feiffer’s inspirations, figure out what genres these films do and don’t fall into, Elliott Gould on top of the world, Candice Bergen’s best work, waiting for Godard, Gordon Willis goes wild, Nicholson as man-baby, magnificent Ann Margret, and much more, including not one, but TWO rounds of “What else was playing that week?”.

    • 2 hr 32 min
    Ep. 46 - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

    Ep. 46 - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

    All aboard as Scott Lucas and Ben Reiser dissect one of the all-time great thrillers, Joseph Sargent's The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Hang on to your straps as we:

    - Wrap our heads around the catch-all: Neo-Noir
    - Bow down to the great Peter Stone (Not a pen name!)
    - Pay our respects to Tom Pedi
    - Talk NYC Jews and Italians
    - Badmouth Tony Scott
    - Guess the mayor
    - Say gesundheit!

    And much, much more!!

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Ep. 45 - The Omega Man + Soylent Green

    Ep. 45 - The Omega Man + Soylent Green

    On the long-awaited return of 70 Movies We Saw in the 70s, Scott and Ben indulge their 70s Heston-Dystopia fixation with a double bill of The Omega Man and Soylent Green.

    Soak in the radiation vibes as S&B:

    - Wax poetic about dad bods and tummy hair
    - Argue for the inclusion of The Omega Man as a blaxploitation forefather
    - Discover the origins of Phantasm and Dawn of the Dead
    - Get all squishy about squibs and uzis
    - Wonder about the wardrobe departments of both of these 70s sci-fi fashion-awkward spectacles.

    And so much more!

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Ep.44 - Westworld (1973)

    Ep.44 - Westworld (1973)

    Boy have we got a podcast for YOU!

    Scott and Ben tackle Michael Crichton's 1973 masterpiece, WESTWORLD. Highlights include:

    Richard Benjamin, movie star
    Yul Brynner, movie star
    James Brolin, movie star
    John Carpenter, thief
    Stephen King, approachable celebrity
    Vincent Canby, film critic

    And much much more!

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Ep. 43 - Earthquake

    Ep. 43 - Earthquake

    On a brand new episode of 70 Movies We Saw in the 70s, Ben is joined by Jim and Pat Healy for an earth-shattering discussion of the 1974 disaster movie, EARTHQUAKE. Aftershocks include:

    McPadden tackles INCUBUS
    Reiser dragged out of TOWERING INFERNO
    Heston goes shirtless, AGAIN!
    Goddamn Gardner!
    Bujold reads the script
    Nolan goes Transatlantic
    Kennedy cries!
    Forlorn Greene!
    Marjoe is a madman!
    Corduroy is king!
    Victoria’s pointy Principals!

    And much much more…

    • 2 hr 23 min
    Ep. 42 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Ep. 42 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Just in time for Halloween, a brand new episode of 70 Movies We Saw in the 70s takes a fully committed swing at the Citizen Kane of horror movies: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
    Join Scott and Ben as they discuss:
    • Adventures in the projection booth
    • Tobe Hooper - auteur or not sure
    • Tobe or not to be, that is the question
    • Paul Partain – actor or not sure
    • Ed Neil – James Franco or Roger Waters
    • TCM vs Evil Dead – avant-garde vs calling card
    • Last House on the Left – classic or crap
    • Why is the old Franklin house called the old Franklin house?
    • Tobe Hooper calls the MPA for advice on getting a PG
    • Gunnar Hansen hates Paul Partain
    • Marilyn Burns – track star or not sure
    • Grandpa IS Mr. Six
    • Daniel Pearl is the Gregg Toland of TCM
    • Daniel Pearl shoots every music video ever made
    And much more!
    Plus: What was playing the week TCM was released in NYC

    • 2 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

drummergurl ,

5 months!

Luv this podcast, you guys need to do a new episode, it's MAY, the last one was in JANUARY. Boooooo haha.

asdlkfjasd ,

Came for face-melting rawk, got educated about diagetic scoring

I am a Local H fan who has really loved the Lifers podcast and the unique chemistry shared among the hosts. That led me to this movies podcast and I have since gone down the rabbit hole on tons of movies-er, motion pictures-I’ve never even heard of. The repartee is worth the subscription alone, but I’ve actually learned a lot about movies from these two film and theater (is it thee-ate-er or thee-ter?) nerds.

akdonelly ,

Still Great

McBeardo was one of my favorite voices ever. While he’s irreplaceable, Scott has filled in nicely and I love he and Ben’s bond and knowledge.

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