Friday, December 28, 2007

'70s Night

Plans for '70s night are in full swing. So far on the menu are Whatchamacallit (1976), Twix (introduced in the US in 1979), homemade California rolls (Ichiro Mashita, sushi chef at the LA Tokyo Kaikan invented the roll in the early 1970s), and fondue (nondessert fondue cookbooks first started appearing in the US in the early 1970s).

We are watching Private Parts (directed by Paul Bartel! I wonder if Mary Woronov might make an apperance), Marathon Man, Straight Time (slight Dustin Hoffman overload), O Lucky Man, Smile (I am most looking forward to this one) and Lovers and Other Strangers. We tried to stick to movies we either haven't seen or haven't seen in many years. I think we have a good assortment: satire, Nazi chasing, an allegory on life in a capitalist society, criminals, Paul Bartel.

I'm still a little stuck on dessert. Maybe the candy bars are enough? And a salty snack would be nice but most seem to predate the 1970s.