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The 1970s Were the Golden Age of Hollywood Disaster Movies

Chaos was so much simpler then

The Towering Inferno (Image: 20th Century Fox)

Long before we were subjected to the-world-is-ending films like The Day After Tomorrow and 2012, there were movies that presented potential disasters that didn’t require taking a position on global warming or believing that the earth’s core could suddenly overheat. In the 1970s, our chaos was more practical: fire…




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