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DVD Gurus: Scouting Out 70s Cinema

Jul 11, 2013

Bruce Lee's final film, a cyborg Yul Brenner and Tatum O'Neal's Oscar-winning performance all have one thing in common-- they hit the silver screen in 1973.

Paper Moon featured Tatum O'Neal's Oscar-winning performance.

On Friday's Up to Date, DVD Gurus Mitch Brian and Jason Heck join Steve Kraske to look back 40 years at their favorite films from 1973.

Their picks:

  • Enter the Dragon
  • Serpico
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Paper Moon
  • Westworld
  • The Exorcist

Listener picks

  • The Way We Were
  • The Sting

Mitch Brian has written screenplays and teleplays for major Hollywood studios, television networks and independent producers. He co-created and wrote episodes for Batman: The Animated Series and co-wrote the NBC miniseries The '70s. He has written screenplays for directors Chris Columbus, Oliver Stone and Robert Schwentke, as well as producers Geena Davis, Mike Medavoy and Dino De Laurentiis. Brian directed the award-winning short film James Ellroy's Stay Clean as well as Hang Ups and Rhubarb Pie. He contributed essays to Harper Collins' The Book of Lists: Horror, and teaches screen writing and film studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He writes for 435 South magazine. 

When not commenting on cinema with Steve Kraske and Mitch Brian, Jason Heck is a film critic for the Kansas City Star as well as a part-time clerk at Hollywood at Home, Kansas City's oldest movie store. He enjoys windsurfing, backgammon, women who aren't afraid to cry, and finds traveling a breeze, as he's a licensed airplane pilot. His fantasy crushes include Famke Janssen, TV's Wonder Woman and Cate Blanchett. His favorite films include Lawrence of Arabia, Black Belt Jones, The Big Combo and Pee-wee's Big Adventure.