The U.K. started exporting its signature brand of comedy to the U.S. in the 1970s, ushering in a wave of influence that narrowed the gap between “humour” and “humor.”
The rock guitarist insolently smashing his expensive instrument onstage is a long-standing cliché. But how did it get that way, and when did it start?
It was a big year for movies: There were huge action flicks, hotly anticipated sequels, and another bumper crop of super-heroes. It took a lot to stand out from the crowd, but these films and stars managed to do it (hint: nudity always helps), and earned prestigious Dirty Dozen Awards.