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// Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Movies in the 1970s came in a wide variety, as the socially-conscious young directors that emerged in the late 60s grew in different directions, influenced by music, literature, and the nature of crime and war. ... This page indexes the individual year in film pages. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ...


Events

See Marx brothers (fencing) for the 16th century German brotherhood. ... Zeppo Marx Herbert Marx (February 25, 1901 – November 29, 1979) is best known as Zeppo Marx, the name he used when he performed with his brothers, The Marx Brothers. ... Barbara Marx, born Barbara Joanna Blakeley on October 16, 1927, was the wife of former comedian-turned agent Zeppo Marx from September 18, 1959 until she divorced him in 1972 or 1973. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered by many to have been the finest male popular song vocalist of all time. ...

Top grossing films

North America
  1. The Exorcist
  2. Deliverance
  3. The Getaway
  4. Live and Let Die
  5. Paper Moon
  6. Last Tango in Paris
  7. The Sound of Music (re-release)
  8. Live and Let Die
  9. Jesus Christ Superstar
  10. The World's Greatest Athlete by The Walt Disney Company
  11. American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, and Harrison Ford
  12. The Way We Were
  13. Lady Sings the Blues
  14. Mary Poppins (re-release)

The Exorcist is an influential and successful 1973 horror film, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. ... Deliverance is a 1970 novel by American author James Dickey that was made by Warner Bros. ... The Getaway is a 1972 crime movie, starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. ... 2002 Penguin Books paperback edition Live and Let Die is the second James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, first published in 1954. ... Paper Moon is an American motion picture comedy that was released in 1973 and was directed by Peter Bogdanovich. ... Last Tango in Paris (Italian: Ultimo tango a Parigi, French: Le Dernier Tango à Paris) is a 1972 film which tells the story of an American widower who is drawn into a sexual relationship with a soon-to-be-married Parisian woman. ... Julie Andrews as Maria, seeks guidance from the Mother Abbess, played by Peggy Wood, in this scene from the 1965 film version. ... 2002 Penguin Books paperback edition Live and Let Die is the second James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, first published in 1954. ... Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Dreyfuss as he appeared in the mid-1970s Richard Stephan Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Oscar winning American actor. ... Ron Howard on the set of Ransom Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954, in Duncan, Oklahoma) is an American actor, film director and producer of Dutch, Scottish, English, Irish, German and Cherokee Indian descent. ... Harrison Ford Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor who, between 1977 and 1983, appeared in what were then the top ten highest-grossing movies of all time. ... The Way We Were is a 1973 film which tells the story of a Jewish woman who marries a WASP following World War II, at the height of McCarthyism; their political differences eventually drive them apart. ... Lady Sings the Blues is a 1972 biographical film which tells the story of blues singer Billie Holliday. ... Mary Poppins is a 1964] feature film based on the Mary Poppins series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard. ...

Academy Awards

Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Sting was an Oscar winning caper film from 1973 based in the 1930s and centered around a convoluted plot by two professional grifters (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) to con a mob boss (Robert Shaw). ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... George Roy Hill (December 20, 1922 - December 27, 2002) was an American film director. ... The Sting was an Oscar winning caper film from 1973 based in the 1930s and centered around a convoluted plot by two professional grifters (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) to con a mob boss (Robert Shaw). ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Jack Lemmon Jack Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was a Hollywood movie star. ... Save the Tiger is a 1973 film which tells the story of an ageing businessman whose business is about to collapse under his juggling of the books. ... Janet Gaynor getting the first Best Actress Oscar from Douglas Fairbanks Sr. ... Glenda Jackson Glenda May Jackson, CBE, (born May 9, 1936) is a British Oscar-winning actress and politician, currently Labour Member of Parliament for the constituency of Hampstead and Highgate in the London Borough of Camden. ... A Touch of Class is a 1973 romantic comedy film which tells the story of a couple having an affair, who find themselves falling in love. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... John Houseman John Houseman (September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor and film producer. ... The Paper Chase was a: 1970 novel, 1973 movie based on the novel television series based on the movie. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Tatum Beatrice ONeal (born November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress best known for her film work as a child actress in the 1970s. ... Paper Moon is an American motion picture comedy that was released in 1973 and was directed by Peter Bogdanovich. ...

Births

February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Tara Strong Tara Strong (born Tara Lyn Charendoff February 12, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a voice actress. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... Jason Frank as Tommy Oliver in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Jason David Frank (September 4, 1973) is an American actor and Martial Artist most noted and famous for playing Thomas Oliver, the Green and White Power Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Zeo Ranger 5 Red on Power Rangers: Zeo... Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (often abbreviated as MMPR) is a live-action television and movie series, based on the Super Sentai series Kyoryuu Sentai ZyuRanger, literally Dinosaur Task Force Beast Ranger and often abbreviated as Zyuranger (after the Kunrei-shiki romanization). ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... Neve Campbell Neve Adrianne Campbell (born on October 3, 1973) is a Canadian film and television actress. ...

Deaths

January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward G. Robinson (December 12, 1893 - January 26, 1973) was a Romanian-American actor of stage and film. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Tim Holt Tim Holt (February 5, 1919 - February 15, 1973) was an American film actor. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Katina Paxinou (December 17, 1900 – February 22, 1973) was a Greek film and theatre actress. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... Robert Siodmak (August 8, 1900 - March 10, 1973) was a film director born in Memphis, Tennessee (sometimes his birthplace is stated as Dresden, Germany). ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... Irene Ryan (born Irene Noblette) was one of the few entertainers who found success in vaudeville, radio, film, television, and Broadway. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... Lex Barker as Tarzan Lex Barker (May 8, 1919 - May 11, 1973) was born Alexander Crichlow Barker, Jr. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... Betty Grable Ruth Elizabeth Betty Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 3, 1973) was an American actress, singer, and pin-up girl whose famous bathing-suit poster was an icon of the World War II era. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... Veronica Lake at the height of her career in 1942. ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... Ryan in On Dangerous Ground Robert Ryan (November 11, 1909 - July 11, 1973) was an American actor born in Chicago, Illinois. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... Lon Chaney, Jr. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... John Edward Hawkins (September 14, 1910 - July 18, 1973) was a British actor who appeared in films like The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia and The Cruel Sea. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... It has been suggested that The Bruce Lee Foundation be merged into this article or section. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... Betty Field (February 8, 1913 _ September 13, American actress. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining. ... Anna Magnani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... Gene Krupa Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential Polish-American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... Sessue Hayakawa (早川雪洲 Hayakawa Sessue, June 10, 1889 - November 23, 1973) was a Japanese actor in American films, including two in the U.S. National Film Registry: The Cheat in 1915 The Bridge on the River Kwai in 1957, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... Claire Dodd on the cover of Picturegoer Magazine Claire Dodd (December 29, 1908 - November 23, 1973) was a successful film actress. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... Constance Talmadge in the 1910s Constance Talmadge (April 19, 1897-November 23, 1973) was a silent movie star born in Brooklyn, New York, USA, and was the sister of fellow actresses Norma Talmadge and Natalie Talmadge. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Laurence Harvey in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode Arthur. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... William Haines This article is about the American actor. ...

Other movies released


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Sleeper (1973) (493 words)
Filled with one-liners, Allen's film both satirizes the 1970's and parodies sci-fi books and past classics, such as Buck Rogers "Serial" (1939), Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971), George Lucas' THX 1138 (1971), George Orwell's futuristic novel 1984, and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
The film ends with the famous "sex and death" line: "Sex and death.
One sly cameo is that of Douglas Rain as an evil computer near the end of the film, gently spoofing his role as HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and Mike Myers' Austin Powers series owes a debt to this film.
Film International | filmint.nu (377 words)
The third annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between music and the entire universe of moving images (film, television, computer, video games, and interactive performance) through paper presentations, roundtables, and plenary sessions.
The 8th Tempo Documentary Festival presents new and creative documentary films with a main focus on the “New Europe”.
More than 30 films from Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria and Sweden will have Swedish premieres, and many of the directors will attend the festival.
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