- Mar 26, 2007
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Because, with movies in "decline" (ie., audiences not wanting to go out to see depressing Nixon-era Oscar-bait before Star Wars came along), television was THE national bread-and-circuses entertainment, period.
Yeah, all those depressing movies like Funny Girl, Oliver, What's Up, Doc?, Romeo & Juliet, Planet of the Apes, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Lon in Winter, The Odd Couple, Bullitt, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hello, Dolly, True Grit, Cactus Flower, Airport, Sweet Charity, The French Connection, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Poseidon Adventure, Fiddler on the Roof, Summer of '42, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Shaft, Willy Wonka, A Touch of Class, Paper Moon, The Sting, and American Graffiti. Just to name a few.