Year: 1978

The Deer Hunter. Dir. Michael Cimino. EMI. 1978.

The Deer Hunter. Dir. Michael Cimino. EMI. 1978. 150 150 Ben Cole

Figure 1: Death of the deer from the first hunt. The Deer Hunter (1978). Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter explores the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans, depicting protagonist…

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The Magic of Lassie. Dir. Don Chaffey. The International Picture Show Company. 1978.

The Magic of Lassie. Dir. Don Chaffey. The International Picture Show Company. 1978. 150 150 Hannah Maul

Content: After the death of his son and his daughter-in-law, Clovis Mitchell, a Californian wine grower, takes his grandchildren Kelly and Chris home and cares for them. When the children…

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The Cat From Outer Space. Dir. Norman Tokar. Buena Vista Distribution. 1978.

The Cat From Outer Space. Dir. Norman Tokar. Buena Vista Distribution. 1978. 150 150 Bradley Savage

As we see a feline descend from the tongue-like walkway of a cat-shaped spaceship, Disney’s 1978 film The Cat From Outer Space opens, invoking a science-fiction both familiar and alien. It is…

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Gates of Heaven. Dir. Errol Morris. New Yorker Films. 1978.

Gates of Heaven. Dir. Errol Morris. New Yorker Films. 1978. 150 150 Christian Tuckell

Figure 1: The original cinematic release poster for Gates of Heaven. Eighty-Five minutes of predominantly medium close-up shots without narration with a focus, superficially at least, on the pet cemetery business. You…

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Watership Down. Dir. Martin Rosen. Cinema International Corporation. 1978.

Watership Down. Dir. Martin Rosen. Cinema International Corporation. 1978. 150 150 Emily Flint

Above left: Film Poster             Richard Adams reading Watership Down in 2008 Far from the fluffy, cotton-tailed animals we think rabbits to be, Watership Down (dir. Martin Rosen, 1978) depicts…

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