Thursday, October 15, 2015

Every ’70s Movie Is Five Years Old!


With more than 1,750 reviews of ’70s movies completed. Every ’70s Movie has reached a milestone with the completion of five years of daily publication. The end of this massive project is visible in the horizon, though there are still years of reviews yet to appear. Since these occasions provide natural opportunities for taking stock, here are some statistics. As of this writing, my best guess is that approximately 2,675 titles meet my criteria for inclusion—American feature films released theatrically in the U.S. between January 1, 1970, and Dec. 31, 1979, with a smattering of key documentaries and foreign films. (Porn is excluded, so I’ll leave the project of reviewing Every ’70s XXX Movie to some other brave soul.) With the addition of TV movies, which enjoyed an apex of popularity and variety during the ’70s, and releases from 1980, many of which were completely or partially produced during the ’70s, my goal is to land somewhere around 3,000 total reviews, and that content ideally will become a book down the road. (Or, more realistically, a mutli-volume book set.) Meantime, there’s work to be done tracking down remaining titles, and I’ve definitely reached a stage where creating this blog involves tangible costs. So, once again, it’s time to ask you, my valued readers, for support. Please cosider donating through the PayPal icon located near the top of the homepage’s right-hand information column. (To those who’ve given generously in the past, thank you again.) Oh, and one last number—the tally of total page views for the site presently stands at an amazing 1.8 million, meaning that a total of 2 million, something I never thought possible, is likely to become a reality before this project is done. Thank you, and keep on keepin’ on!

5 comments:

Richard said...

"The end of this massive project is visible in the horizon..."

(reader bites knuckle in alarm)

"...though there are still years of reviews yet to appear."

(lets out a sigh of relief)

My financial state doesn't allow for a monetary contribution at the moment...but until it does, I hope a reader's thanks for reminding me of a lot of great stuff -- and introducing me to much more I missed at the time -- counts for something.

Charles Tatum said...

Congratulations on your milestone!

Bob Johns said...

Congrats on 5 years! Here is to a few more.

Unknown said...

Congratulations! Read your blog every day during my lunch at work. Love it!

Tommy Ross said...

Congrats Peter! Don't forget you promised to do one on the 60's after you cover all the 70's ha ha, keep up the great work!