Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Actress of the 1970s
Looks like Boxer is on an extended sabbatical and the Milk River Madman is graciously continuing to host the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is BEST ACTRESS OF THE 1970s. This theme was way tougher than I thought it would be - and here's why. The first thing I did was look up Best Actress Oscar winners from the 1970s. Here they are:
1970 Best Actress Glenda Jackson for "Women in Love"
1971 Best Actress Jane Fonda for "Klute"
1972 Best Actress Liza Minnelli for "Cabaret"
1973 Best Actress Glenda Jackson for "A Touch of Class"
1974 Best Actress Ellen Burstyn for "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
1975 Best Actress Louise Fletcher for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
1976 Best Actress Faye Dunaway for "Network"
1977 Best Actress Diane Keaton for "Annie Hall"
1978 Best Actress Jane Fonda for "Coming Home"
1979 Best Actress Sally Field for "Norma Rae"
Jeez, Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli and Glenda Jackson - really? Are those my choices? Well, upon further inspection, I saw Sally Field on the list. Now, I thought she was pretty hot in Smokey and the Bandit and Hooper (I was in my mid-teens for christs sake). But it was Norma Rae that put her on the movie radar and that led to a bunch of other movies that I liked including Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire and Places in the Heart (Does that make me gay? Madman?). This is one of my favorite scenes from Norma Rae:
And lest we forget that she started her career in TV with Gidget and one of my favorite TV shows when I was like 8 years old - the Flying Nun. A big deal for an 8 year old Catholic School boy.
Wanna see more hot, 70s chicks (that are now in their 70s), then go over and see the Madman .