The Female Voice in Subversive Soundtracks of the Counter-Culture Era. After a recent viewing of Alan J. Pakula’s crime thriller, Klute (1971), something occurred at the back of my mind that connected the film with a number of others. At first, I struggled with my memory as to what exactly it was about the film that was bringing other films of the era to mind; … Continue reading The Female Voice in Subversive Soundtracks of the Counter-Culture Era.
America in the early 1970′s seems like a magical, foreign land these days. A country where the youth were dispossessed with the establishment, anger at Vietnam was raging, Kennedy, Malcolm X and King had all been killed mere years before and the Nixon spin machine was in full swing. This heady mix produced a new wave of hard hitting social drama from America’s independent film … Continue reading Two-Lane Blacktop – Monte Hellman (1971)