Category: 1970s

Final Girl Essay - The Black Cat Movie Film

‘The Psychic,’ ‘The Black Cat’ and the Concept of the ‘Final Girl’

“Even though ‘The Psychic’ and ‘The Black Cat’ don’t exist as prominently in the cultural consciousness as ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘Halloween,’ there is a sense that the Final Girls do exist in the wider world of horror…”

Western Movie Essay - Little Big Man

The Western Enters the 70s – Part 4: The Iconoclast’s Dilemma

“Faced with the death of its utopian hopes, the remnants of America’s counterculture split into two tendencies: the pastoral and the criminal. Its despondency was turned inwards and outwards; one side sought to build alternative structures in line with a higher authority, while the other strove to rearrange the wreckage of the existing order.”

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