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1973 - The Beginning
27th July 2023 • Movie of the Year •
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Movie of the Year: 1973

Introduction Part 1

What wonders and horrors will the 1973 Introduction Part 1 unleash on our delicate brains?

Wow, 1973. Let me start by saying, congratulations. And, you're welcome. And, we are so sorry. 1973 was 50 years ago y'all, and it's the ancientiest season we've ever done. Much has changed since these dimly remembered times. Unfortunately, when you look back 50 years, half the stuff has changed, but it's actually changed for the better and then back for the worse again. We are overturning landmark social movements from this time, people!

But still things were weird in 1973. By our own way of counting decades here at Movie of the Year, 1973 is basically the first true year of the 70s, because the first couple years of any decade tend to seem much more like the time that preceded them. Think of your ultimate picture of the 60s. That is exactly what 1970 looked like. Do the same with the 50s; you'll find it holds up.

However, this is 1973 and the freakin seventies have started. The music, the hair, the cameras' sudden zooming! You have NEVER seen zooming like this. A generation of directors with what can only be called the zoomies (you guys I think I just invented a cool new term here.)

All this AND the stuff that I remembered but then also remembered doobies!

While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.

Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.

You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:

1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.

2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.

3. has information about where to find clinics.

4. provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.

5. has a collection of these resources and more.

You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at





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