By Alan Hurst
Our own John H. Foote has written the cover story for the latest edition of “Cinema of the ‘70s”, a terrific magazine out of Britain that focuses on one of the greatest decades for movies since their inception.
“Cinema of the 70’s” is fast becoming one of the hottest selling magazines in Great Britain, and is showing strong growth in Canada and the United States, as well as on Amazon. Here’s a link: Cinema of the 70’s.
The magazine focuses solely on that great decade between 1970 and 1979. John’s contribution will be profiles of directors, actors and films. In the current issues John writes about the films of Hal Ashby, the director responsible for such classics as Harold and Maude (1971), The Last Detail (1973), Shampoo (1975) and Coming Home (1978).
Hooked from a first viewing of Mary Poppins at four and after school reruns of I Love Lucy, Alan has been a movie and TV enthusiast ever since. A particular aficionado of films from the late thirties through the seventies, he enjoys helping others discover the joys of those films, directors and stars. His career has careened from journalism to public relations to marketing, always with one foot in the arts and with a unique ability to relate all work and life experiences back to a movie. Alan’s top five desert island films are Bonnie and Clyde, Sunset Boulevard, Cabaret, Mildred Pierce and, with no apologies, Mary Poppins. Alan’s focus will be on films from Hollywood’s first golden era (and a little beyond) as well as TV.