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Old 02-07-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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Planet of the Apes was just on tv last night. I remember watching those movies as a little kid. They really scared me, but I was just so fascinated by them though. I also remember going to the drive inns with my family on the week ends. My brothers and sisters and I would all go in our pajamas. Mom would make a HUGE pot of pop corn. We used to play on the swings there too. I am trying to remember what movies we saw there. I know one movie was "A Man Called Horse". I can't think of the other ones.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I was 1 year old in 1971...Dont remember much
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, I was 16 in 1972 and as Blue Willow Plate put it a "self-absorbed teen-ager." At the risk of sounding incredibly superficial, I have to admit that I don't remember much outside my own little world of driving (got my driver's license that year,) boys, girlfriends, boys, clothes (mostly mini-skirts and jeans) etc. My best friend and I wore our jeans so tight we had to lay down flat on our backs and pull the zipper up with a pair of pliers! I think some of my internal organs may be still recovering to this day!

At my school, all the guys wore their hair long...unless they were in ROTC. And the girls wore theirs long too-long and straight and usually parted in the middle.

Music-wise, I remember listening to the Beegees "How do you Mend a Broken heart?" and some song called "Don't Pull Your Love out on Me Baby" (by who knows who?) and I remember going to a Three Dog Night concert. I drove a blue and white Oldsmobile Cutlass and my best friend drove a brown Ford Pinto. My first date showed up in a navy blue Volkswagen beetle.

I remember the Viet Nam was a fairly big issue, and I think Watergate had occurred or we were at least beginning to hear rumblings about it. I watched The Dick Cavett show late at night and considered myself somewhat intellectual because I preferred him to Johnny Carson.

I think the movie "Patton" came out that year. And that's just about all I remember on my stroll down 1972 memory lane!
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Well, I was 16 in 1972 and as Blue Willow Plate put it a "self-absorbed teen-ager." At the risk of sounding incredibly superficial, I have to admit that I don't remember much outside my own little world of driving (got my driver's license that year,) boys, girlfriends, boys, clothes (mostly mini-skirts and jeans) etc. My best friend and I wore our jeans so tight we had to lay down flat on our backs and pull the zipper up with a pair of pliers! I think some of my internal organs may be still recovering to this day!

At my school, all the guys wore their hair long...unless they were in ROTC. And the girls wore theirs long too-long and straight and usually parted in the middle.

Music-wise, I remember listening to the Beegees "How do you Mend a Broken heart?" and some song called "Don't Pull Your Love out on Me Baby" (by who knows who?) and I remember going to a Three Dog Night concert. I drove a blue and white Oldsmobile Cutlass and my best friend drove a brown Ford Pinto. My first date showed up in a navy blue Volkswagen beetle.

I remember the Viet Nam was a fairly big issue, and I think Watergate had occurred or we were at least beginning to hear rumblings about it. I watched The Dick Cavett show late at night and considered myself somewhat intellectual because I preferred him to Johnny Carson.

I think the movie "Patton" came out that year. And that's just about all I remember on my stroll down 1972 memory lane!
"Dont Pull Your Love Your Love"---By Hamilton,Joe Frank & Reynolds
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Somebody already mentioned movies from that era, where the cold war was on the mind of every American and Russian at the time, I was a kid back then, but the way everybody talked back then, it made you think if the "cold war" escelated to anything beyond cold, it would certainly be the end of mankind.

I believe the first Planet Of The Apes movie came out in 1969 or 1970, but its theme and the way it ended, with Charlton Heston finding the top portion of the Statue of Liberty on the beach certainly reflected how America and Hollywood thought at the time. I have the movie on DVD, and at the end, Taylor (Charlton Heston) screams when he realized that "they did it" (nuclear annihilation) he gets on his knees and yells "Damn all of you to hell!". It's definitely a classic, and I know it had sequels that came out later, one of which was in 1972.

Dirty Harry was also a classic, which led to other good sequels in the 1970's and 1980's, and the original reflected the general attitude of the American public and how disgusted they were because a criminal (Scorpio) was able to manipulate the system to his advantage and get away with it, but Harry Calihan (Clint Easwood) was the good guy, and he was not going to play his game. That was definitely classic Eastwood.
The Dirty Harry movies, it doesn't get much better. Seen everyone a dozen times and still watch whenever I see it on TV.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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The Dirty Harry movies, it doesn't get much better. Seen everyone a dozen times and still watch whenever I see it on TV.
Yep that's for sure, it doesn't get any better.

They asked him not too long ago about the possibility of another Dirty Harry movie for the modern times, and he laughed and said that he was too old for that role now, and if he made a new sequel, he said "I'd probably be out by a lake enforcing fishing and hunting laws, or making sure everybody put their campfires out!".
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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I turned 17 in 1972. I was a big jock back then and was the QB for the West Jones High School Mustangs in Laurel, MS. It was the year the Miami Dolphins had the perfect season. Nixon won the presidential race again. We didn't know about it at the time, but would later know more than we wanted about "Watergate". Viet Nam was all over the tv every night. I couldn't get enough of Credence Clearwater Revival. We could pick up 5 tv stations and that was with a tv antenna that probably cost more than our house.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I was 12, and we just moved up in the world and recieved a new color TV for the first time, but the rabbit ears could only pick up 4 channels, as long as someone wasnt moving in the room, or we could put some tin foil to increase the reception,lol. I was in 4-H Dog trainning, and riding my horse through main street to get to the fairgrounds to pretend I was the barrel racing queen. We attended all the football games and had a snake dance in the middle of town with everybody cheering our team. Our community took care to teach each other, because that was all we had, and we liked it because we didnt have to lock our cars or worry so much. It was a good time of life, I wont forget that part.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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Planet of the Apes was just on tv last night. I remember watching those movies as a little kid. They really scared me, but I was just so fascinated by them though. I also remember going to the drive inns with my family on the week ends. My brothers and sisters and I would all go in our pajamas. Mom would make a HUGE pot of pop corn. We used to play on the swings there too. I am trying to remember what movies we saw there. I know one movie was "A Man Called Horse". I can't think of the other ones.
Boy, did this bring back memories. I was 7 in 1971 and I remember the drive-ins and wearing our pj's and me and my brother fighting over who would get the middle seat so we didn't have to look over mom and dad. It wasn't until years later that I was embarrased by my parents green, wood paneled station wagon! I really miss the summers - block parties, going to our favorite swimming hole and neighborhood families going camping together. Those days are gone, but I hope I've been able to give my kids some favorite memories.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile 1971, 1972

I was graduating from high school. I was already working 2 jobs, doing all the high school activities and all that. Very good memories! The 1972 Dolphins - I remember them!! Watching the game and I remember my dad asked me to go and get something (food) - no cars on the road. Everyone was watching the game!!

It seems that compared to today that families were more connected. You watched the same shows (there were only 3 or 4 channels), families ate dinner together. I remember busing breaking up families where kids from one family went to all different schools. I was very saddened by that.

I remember going to a lot of concerts. There were good things and bad things but not as much crime compared to today. Drugs came later in the 1970's - and in the 1980's, that cleaned up a lot. Now, it seems we have that again.

My only regret: I always hard to work so hard and still do. Where is my fairy godmother? Also, the TV shows were really good then - you could learn something from them.
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