I will make no secret of the fact that I think the 1970s was the best decade for American film. Ever. In an age of never-ending superheroes, CGI and see-through star vehicles, it's sometimes necessary to retreat back some forty-plus years ago to a time when creativity was rampant, directors considered themselves artists and sequels were the exception, not the rule. We may still get a dozen or so great films every year, but it's nothing in comparison to what we were offered back then. In fact, the 1970s gave birth to so many outstanding films that some of them have, inevitably, fell through the cracks. With the competition being so strong (for example - the films up for Best Picture at the 1977 Academy Awards were Network, Rocky, All The President's Men, Taxi Driver and Bound for Glory), it seems that some of the more low-key releases have gone unnoticed, despite their brilliance.