19 Nov IN THE LADYLOOP 19-11-14 – SEVENTIES SCREEN LOVES
This week Ladyloop is taking a little trip back to the 70s via film and TV: and it’s all about free love, skateboards, cheesecloth dresses and skin-tight flares… groovy, baby!
Margherita thinks there really hasn’t been many witty or refreshing cartoons on national TV since Cavaldoli created this La Linea in 1971. And here is the Sexilinea to properly celebrate the spirit of the 70s.
Emma is still confused and bewitched by Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock since she saw it as a child. Although it was set in 1900, it has a boho 70s vibe all over it. Pan-pipes, whispy hair, flowing maxi dresses and psychadelic camera angles. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. But don’t do it sober.
Johnny Depp can normally do no wrong in Selina’s eyes, but he was no match for Gene Wilder’s trippy turn as Willy Wonka in this psychedelic version of Roald Dahl’s Chocolate Factory. And those original Oompa Loompa songs are STILL stuck in her head. Oompa, Loompa dippity-do….
Celia grew up with skateboards, the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Although her skateboarding skills didn’t get too far, it’s the Californian Dogtown vibe that makes her think of the 70’s.
Clementine was about the same age as its protagonists when she watched Good old daze (Le Péril Jeune) for the first time, and it still is one of her favorite films of all time, which happened to be set in 1975: politics, music, friendship, drugs and love, it’s got it all!
Bella maintains this is one of the best movies of all time. And not just the dancefloor scenes. It’s Travolta at his pizza-munching, cuban-heel-wearing best. If you’ve never seen it, whet your appetite here.
What are you looking at today?