Mixsonian Larry


Movies, Music, and TV

The science fiction movie Capricorn One came out which I had to go see since it was a science fiction movie about a mission to Mars being faked by the government. It wasn’t very good.  This went along with the conspiracy theory that the all the U.S. moon landings were faked.   I also saw The Deer Hunter, a drama about three returning Vietnam war veterans, it was good, it wone Best Picture of 1978, but I found depressing and it just mainly made me glad that I didn’t get drafted and sent to Vietnam.  The Lord of the Rings, an animation movie came out, I greatly enjoyed the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolken and had looked forward to it being made into a movie, but this animation version was very disappointing.  It would be a dozen years before a non-animated version would come out which would do the books justice.

It was a bad year for music in my view when disco hit the top of the charts for the year include three disco hits from the Bee Gees, I fully gave up on them.  There were a few songs that made the charts I liked including Linda Ronstadt ‘s "Blue Bayou", Gerry Rafferty’s "Baker Street", and Bob Welch’s "Sentimental Lady" which I then bought his French Kiss album.  

The three networks that you could get on TV, ABC, CBS, NBC, well four if you count PBS were getting pretty boring, pretty much the same shows the past few years but ABC did come out with Mork & Mindy with Robin Williams playing an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork, with Mindy, his human friend, roommate, and eventual love interest.  It was Robin at one of his bests.

Updated: 04-11-2023

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