Catch a Classic! Warner Bros. 100th Anniversary: Warner Embraces a New Hollywood in 1970s
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Tonight’s lineup airing as part of Turner Classic Movies’ celebration of Warner Bros.’ centennial features films produced by the studio in the 1970s, as the creativity of the New Hollywood continued to flourish with a number of unique and enduring titles. Ahead of the lineup is the 1950 Looney Tunes short What’s Up, Doc? (led by Bugs Bunny, in case you couldn’t tell from the title). After this levity, the film lineup turns serious as it kicks off with the Best Picture Oscar-nominated All the President’s Men (1976), the Robert Redford/Dustin Hoffman-led political thriller based on investigations into the Watergate scandal. Following that is the legendary 1973 chiller The Exorcist, another Best Picture nominee, helmed by Best Director nominee William Friedkin and starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair and Jason Miller, all of whom received Oscar nods for their work. The night continues with Scarecrow (1973), a road movie starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino; Badlands (1973), Terrence Malick’s neo-noir crime drama starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek; and Night Moves (1975), Arthur Penn’s very bleak but terrific neo-noir mystery starring Hackman as a private investigator.