Burt Reynolds died yesterday at 82.
I love 70s movies, as I have said here before and will say again. It was a cinematic decade of the auteur. Post-1960s disillusion left a thick layer of cynicism over cinema that made for some great storytelling. But, most of all, the 70s was the last decade Hollywood was comfortable telling stories about the working class in flyover country. And the king of those movies was Burt Reynolds