“The Stewardess Is Flying The Plane!”
And she was fresking out while doing so! Yes, the late Actress Karen Black was in the cockpit as those words were uttered! It’s just one reason I love 70’s films, and a great book tells the whole wild wild tale!
“The Stewardess Is Flying The Plane! American Films Of The 1970s!”
This “Wednesday Bookmobile” heads back to the golden age of 70’s cinema, with an in-depth look at some of the greatest films of that decade!
Author Ron Hogan is joined by Director Peter Bogdanovich, who made such seminal 70’s films as “The Last Picture Show” and “What’s Up Doc?” for this terrific look at a decade where disaster films ruled!
“The Stewardess flying the plane” happened in the disaster film “Airport ’75” – a film that showcased 70’s cinema at its most disastrous!
“It’s Nancy Pryor… stewardess. Something hit us! All the flight crew is dead or badly injured! There’s no one left to fly the plane! Help us! Oh my God, help us!”
How can you not love this dialogue?
Yes, Karen Black was the “Stewardess Who Flew The Plane”! This book is a fantastic love letter to the movies of the 70’s, looking at disaster films, comedies, blaxploitation, cult films and more.
The 70’s were the decade for classic films like these:
Here is what Publishers Weekly had to say about this great book:
“With films such as The Godfather, Star Wars, The Sting, Rocky, Apocalypse Now, Jaws and M*A*S*H, the 1970s is now considered the second Golden Age of Hollywood. There is renewed interest in some of the decade’s most durable genres, including disaster films and blaxsploitation flicks, allowing viewers to rediscover early performances from major stars such as Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton.”
The book helps uncover some of the decade’s “forgotten” films, like “Looking For Mr. Goodbar” – the intense story of a lonely schoolteacher roaming the bar of New York in the 70’s…you can see the trailer Lus more about this film by clicking on my story here:
“The Stewardess is Flying the Plane!” is a lavishly illustrated, fun and informative look at more than 400 films of the decade – not just classics like “The Godfather” or “Taxi Driver”, but other amazing disaster films like “The Poseidon Adventure!”
“Hell Upside Down!”
This is one of the greatest movie taglines ever! An all-star cast including Gene Hackman, Shelley Winters and Ernest Borgnine have to climb “UP TO THE BOTTOM” of a capsized ocean liner!
Click here to see the trailer and more about this film – and why it had one of the best celebrity feuds of the decade:
It was a decade of some of the best films of all time – and some great action thrillers as well:
Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw and Hector Alizondo head up a stellar cast – the story of the hijacking of a New York subway car!
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