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Grand Hotel (1932)
Roger says that "Airport" was like taking "Grand Hotel" out of the vault and putting wings on it
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Roger mentions that "Jaws" surpassed the film to become the top box-office grosser of all time
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
Roger says that in the old days, "Easy Rider" would have been considered a B movie that would have competed with the film
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Roger contrasts the film with "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song"
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Roger says that the film used to typify summer releases before the major studios started releasing major films in the summer
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Roger says that as big a hit as the film was, it was not immediately influential because it was not easy to imitate
Chariots of the Gods (1970)
Roger mentions that the film was part of the same trend as "Beyond and Back"
Shaft (1971)
Gene mentions that "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" influenced the film
Super Fly (1972)
Gene mentions that "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" influenced the film
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
a still from the disaster film is shown
Airport 1975 (1974)
a still from the disaster film is shown
Earthquake (1974)
a still from the disaster film is shown
The Towering Inferno (1974)
a still from the disaster film is shown
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Gene says that "The Wilderness Family" was part of the same trend as "Beyond and Back"
Taxi Driver (1976)
Gene says that the film's director Martin Scorsese got the opportunity to direct films thanks to "Easy Rider"
In Search of Noah's Ark (1976)
Roger mentions that the film was part of the same trend as "Beyond and Back"
Airport '77 (1977)
a still from the disaster film is shown
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Roger says that when they were finally able to duplicate "2001," they made the film
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Gene says that the film's director Steven Spielberg got the opportunity to direct films thanks to "Easy Rider"
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Gene suggests that the film may start a trend of romantic remakes
Hurricane (1979)
a still from the disaster film is shown
Alien (1979)
Roger mentions that the film was a horror film that came out the past summer
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Roger mentions that the film was a horror film that came out the past summer
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Christy suggests that the film started the independent movie boom
Idioterne (1998)
Ignatiy says that the film started the trend of unsimulated sex in arthouse films
The Brown Bunny (2003)
Ignatiy says the film was part of the trend started by "The Idiots"
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Ignatiy says the film helped start the trend of hand-held, shaky cameras in action films
Shortbus (2006)
Christy says that the film was part of the trend started by "The Idiots"
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Ignatiy says the film helped start the trend of hand-held, shaky cameras in action films
Avatar (2009)
Christy says that the film started the trend of every movie having to be in 3-D

Features 

Vixen! (1968)
a clip from the film that started the trend of sex films for Middle America is shown
Easy Rider (1969)
clips from the film that started the youth movie trend are shown
Airport (1970)
clips from the film that started the disaster movie trend are shown
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
a clip from the film that started the "angry black" movie trend is shown
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
a clip from the film that started the trend of karate films is shown
Jaws (1975)
a clip from the film that started the major summer thriller trend is shown
Sneak Previews (1975) (TV Series)
most of an episode from 1979 is shown
Beyond and Back (1978)
clips from the trailer for the film that started the trend of hard-sell television advertising campaigns are shown
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
a clip from the film is shown
The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
a clip from the film is shown
Meteor (1979)
a clip from the film is shown

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