Fanfare
Published in

Fanfare

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…

--

--

--

pop culture conversations

Recommended from Medium

Judy Garland Movie Club: Week Five

Faith

Western

When Quentin mastered Tarantino

The value of my values may not be valuable at all.

Confessions From A Netflix Pitch Meeting — Jeff Deverett

Film Review — Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Paul Combs

Paul Combs

Writer, bookseller, would-be roadie for the E Street Band. My ultimate goal is to make books as popular in Texas as high school football...it may take a while.

More from Medium

Nine Guilty Pleasure Songs By Scottish Bands for Burns Night Listening

A single piper plays his bagpipes on a beach

The Lord of the Rings: 20 Years On

In a Mad, Mad, Mad World We All Need Some Calming Songs Sometimes

My Favorite Debut Album Was One of the Best of the 1990s