One Year: 1977

Season 1: Bonus Episode 4
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The Blockbusters and Oddities of 1977 Film

Sam Adams and Karen Han on the 1977 movies that still influence art today.

Episode Notes

In this Slate Plus episode for One Year, Slate’s Sam Adams and Karen Han discuss outstanding films from 1977, including Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Eraserhead, House, Suspiria, and more.

Production by Chau Tu.

About the Show

The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moments that transformed politics, culture, science, religion, and more? And how does the nation’s past shape our present?

The first season of One Year focuses on 1977, a year when gay rights hung in the balance, Roots dominated the airwaves, and Jesus appeared on a tortilla.

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  • Chau Tu is a former editor of Slate Plus.