Movies I Want Everyone to See: The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

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Review by Richard Kirkham

All you film fans out there who were born after 1970 are about to eat your hearts out. You may know that the 70s were the second golden age of Hollywood, after all that’s when “Star Wars”, “The Godfather”, and “Alien” all started. You may even be aware that the greatest adventure film ever made, “Jaws”, was released in the Summer of 1975. It would be a solid argument to make that 1975 was the apex of Hollywood film making in that decade. Here is a partial list of the movies released that year: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, Barry Lyndon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Rollerball, Three Days of the Condor, Shampoo, Nashville, Seven Beauties, Cousin cousine,The Passenger as well as the aforementioned fish story. ” That is a list of essential films for anyone who loves movies to partake of. Buried in the avalanche of great films from that year, is the one film that stars Michael Caine and Sean Connery together as the leading men (each had a small part in “A Bridge Too Far”) and as a bonus it was directed by John Huston.

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Movies That Everyone Should See: “The Maltese Falcon”

In 1539 the Knight
Templars of Malta, paid
tribute to Charles V of
Spain, by sending him a
Golden Falcon encrusted
from beak to claw with
rarest jewels – – – – – but
pirates seized the galley
carrying this priceless token
and the fate of the
Maltese Falcon remains a
mystery to this day – – -

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