A Decade Under the Influence


1h 48m 2003

Brief Synopsis

The 1970s was an extraordinary time of rebellion, of questioning every accepted idea: political activism, hedonism, protests, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, the civil rights movement, the music revolution, rage and liberation. Every standard by which we set our social and cultural cloc

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Also Known As
Decade Under the Influence
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003

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Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

The 1970s was an extraordinary time of rebellion, of questioning every accepted idea: political activism, hedonism, protests, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, the civil rights movement, the music revolution, rage and liberation. Every standard by which we set our social and cultural clocks was either turned inside out or thrown away completely and reinvented. For American cinema, the 1970s was an era during which a new generation of filmmakers created work for a new kind of audience--moviegoers who were hungry for stories that reflected their own experiences and who were turning their backs on aged old studio formulas. As a result, emerging filmmakers influenced by foreign directors such as Godard, Kurasowa and Fellini coupled with the social climate and a struggling studio system, converged to create a new kind of moviemaking. Through their choice of material, filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Peter Bogdonovich, William Friedkin, Roger Corman and Paul Schrader revolutionized mainstream movies and for the first time personal visions were coming out of the studio system.

Film Details

Also Known As
Decade Under the Influence
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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Nominated for the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Special by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Released in United States August 20, 2003

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States May 30, 2003

Released in United States on Video September 30, 2003

Released in United States Spring April 25, 2003

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 16-26, 2003.

Director Ted Demme died on Sunday, January 13, 2002 after suffering a severe heartattack while participating in a celebrity basketball game.

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Aired over three consecutive nights on IFC from August 20 to August 22, 2003.

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 16-26, 2003.)

Released in United States Spring April 25, 2003

Released in United States May 30, 2003 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States August 20, 2003 (IFC)

Released in United States on Video September 30, 2003