Pleasure to meet ya, brother!I was born in 1952. Joined the Marines on April 1st 1971. They didn't do drug testing at that time and alot of us were doing drugs after coming back from Vietnam. And when I got out in '73 it was sex, drugs and rock n' roll. Along with an excess of alcohol And I didn't get my act together for another 25 years. lol
I never heard the phrase "grindhouse" until the Rodriguez/Tarantino movie. I think there mostly thought of as B-movies or drive-in fare. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, starring the aforementioned Peter Fonda got loads of plays on the late show in the 1970s.It regularly played those movies that have now become known as Grindhouse movies (or maybe they were always called that, I don’t know)—lots of Roger Corman-type stuff.
Gritty, low-budget movies with a lot of language, nudity and violence in their theatrical releases, but poorly edited for TV Broadcast—as in the cussing wasn’t bleeped, just “blanked” like the soundtrack wasn’t working in that portion. The scenes with drugs, nudity or graphic violence were just excised, without any thought to what was happening to the dialog or continuity of the film. Two people would be in a room and suddenly the scene would change and you didn’t know somebody had gotten killed, you just never saw them again.
Occasionally there would be a semi-“big” film with a “bigger” star like Peter Fonda or Joe Don Baker or a bigger director like Sam Peckinpah, but with the same crappy editing.
I remember seeing a few of these films on KTVT and then seeing them again on VHS or DVD or Cable later, thinking, “Hey! Let me watch that again!” but turning it off almost immediately because (with the excised portions restored) I realized that it was just smut on celluloid (besides being poorly made).
DM, CL was exactly the kind of movie they’d show.I never heard the phrase "grindhouse" until the Rodriguez/Tarantino movie. I think there mostly thought of as B-movies or drive-in fare. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, starring the aforementioned Peter Fonda got loads of plays on the late show in the 1970s.
On the other hand, I remember watching THX-1138 on the Saturday afternoon monster/sci-fi movie series in '77 or '78 after Star Wars made George Lucas a superstar, and the local station must not have pre-screened the film, given that the nude scene aired on TV.
Covenant College?I came from the South, specifically the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. No-one hated us in the South out of principle at that point. I spent the first half of the '70s going through high school, learning and playing all the cool music that was on the radio, hiking in the hills of the Smokies, swimming in the Tennessee River, and living in the shadow of the Vietnam War. I didn't get drafted but many guys from the area did, and went and did what they considered their duty.
I sent the second half of the '70s either at the state university, which was an amazing metropolitan experience, or living at a remote mountaintop college in Georgia studying Theology, Philosophy, and History, for a Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts degree.