Books were my primary entertainment as a kid and a teen. I fell in love with storytelling. I read Jaws, Love Story, and The Godfather before I saw the films. In the early ‘70s, I was old enough to go to movies in the theater and I was hooked. Suddenly, all of the stories for which I was supplying the visuals for in my head, were in front of me on a screen, as big and vivid as I could imagine. I also appreciated movies that related to my life experience at the time, though in a much more dramatic way. Movies from the ‘70s started a love affair for me with film that is still strong today. I was drawn in not only by the stories, but with the creative camera work, dramatic lighting, interesting editing, and scores that became iconic.
The following films were all great the first time I saw them, and just get better on every revisit.Read More