The Moving Image Source Calendar is a selective international guide to retrospectives, screenings, festivals, and exhibitions.
Descriptions are drawn from the calendars of the presenting venues.
Paramount in the 1970s
June 2–July 1, 2012 at
Museum of the Moving Image
, New York
Paramount Pictures, founded in 1912 as the Famous Players Film Company, is celebrating its centennial. Part of Paramount's longevity has come from its ability to respond to social change and make films that capture the zeitgeist of their times. In the New Hollywood of the 1970s, when young auteurs took the reins amid the rubble of the collapsed studio system, the success of the Godfather movies paved the way for a fascinating and adventurous cinematic decade, with Paramount producing films by such directors as Hal Ashby, Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Elaine May, Roman Polanski, John Schlesinger, and others.
A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971); Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971); The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972, pictured); Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich, 1973); The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates, 1973); Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974); The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974); The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974); Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975); Marathon Man (John Schlesinger, 1976); The Tenant (Roman Polanski, 1976); Saturday Night Fever (John Badham, 1977); Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978); Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978); The Warriors (Walter Hill, 1979); The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 1980)