Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Movie trailers to three great American road movies from the 1970's

These three films are highly entertaining, beautifully shot, acted and directed:

Scarecrow (1973)

Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Writer: Garry Michael White
Stars: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino and Dorothy Tristan

Vanishing Point (1971)

Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Writers: Malcolm Hart (story), Guillermo Cabrera Infante (screenplay)
Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little and Dean Jagger

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

Director: Michael Cimino
Writer: Michael Cimino
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis and George Kennedy.

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is my favourite of the three and I've included the full recording of 'Where Do I Go from Here' by Paul Williams.

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