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See also: 1972 in film 1973 1974 in film 1970s in film years in film film Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... See also: 1974 in film 1975 1976 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars. ... 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. ... Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ...


Events

February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Blazing Saddles is a Warner Bros. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... George Lucas George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... Peter Wolf (born Peter Blankfield on March 7, 1946) is an American rock and roll musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1982. ... The J. Geils Band was a very popular rock and roll band, playing to large arena crowds in the United States in the 1970s before moving towards a more pop-influenced sound in the 1980s. ... Faye Dunaway (1968) Faye Dunaway (born Dorothy Faye Dunaway on January 14, 1941 in Bascom, Florida) is an Academy Award winning actress. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... It has been suggested that John Hay Whitney/Technicolor be merged into this article or section. ... Robert Redford Charles Robert Redford Jr. ... Harry Lillis Crosby, better known as Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was one of the most popular and influential American singers and actors of the 20th century whose career flourished from 1926 until his death in 1977. ...

Top grossing films

North America
  1. The Sting
  2. The Exorcist
  3. Papillon
  4. Magnum Force
  5. Herbie Rides Again
  6. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn and Harvey Korman
  7. The Trial of Billy Jack
  8. The Great Gatsby
  9. Serpico
  10. Death Wish

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 Exorcist is an influential and successful 1973 horror film, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. ... Papillon is a 1973 movie based on the memoir of the same title by Henri Charrière also known as Papillon, which is French for butterfly. The film was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starred Steve McQueen in the title role and Dustin Hoffman as a fellow prisoner. ... Film cover for Magnum Force Magnum Force was the first of the sequels to the film Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Harry Callahan. ... Herbie Rides Again (1974) is the second in a series of movies made by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie the Love Bug, a white Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own. ... Blazing Saddles is a Warner Bros. ... Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926) is a Jewish-American actor, writer director, and theatrical producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and parodies. ... Cleavon Little (June 1, 1939 - October 22, 1992) was an American actor, best known for his lead role in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles and as the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland in the early seventies series Temperatures Rising. He was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, grew up in California... Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American actor, who has starred in more than thirty movies. ... Louis Bert Lindley, Jr. ... Madeline Kahn Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress of movie, television, and theater. ... Harvey Herschel Kormen (b. ... The cover of the Scribner Paperback Fiction Edition, 1995. ... Serpico Serpico is a 1973 film which tells the true story of New York City policeman Frank Serpico who turned in his fellow policemen for corruption and how his comrades turned against him. ... The Death Wish series consists of five movies starring Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey, who becomes a vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter raped. ...

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. ... Al Pacino as Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II The Godfather, Part II is the 1974 sequel to The Godfather. ... 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. ... Francis Ford Coppola at Cannes 2001 Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American film director, screenwriter, vintner, magazine publisher, and hotelier, most renowned for directing the highly regarded Godfather trilogy. ... Al Pacino as Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II The Godfather, Part II is the 1974 sequel to The Godfather. ... 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. ... Art Carney starring as Ed Norton from The Honeymooners Art Carney (November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003) was an American actor in film, stage, television, and radio. ... Harry and Tonto is a 1974 film which tells the story of an elderly man who goes out on the road with his pet cat. ... The Academy Award for Best 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. ... Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932 as Edna Rae Gilhooley in Detroit, Michigan) is an Irish-American actress. ... Alice is a 1974 film which tells the story of a widow who moves with her young son to Tucson, Arizona to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a diner. ... 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. ... Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro, Jr. ... Al Pacino as Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II The Godfather, Part II is the 1974 sequel to The Godfather. ... 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. ... Ingrid Bergman at 14 ▶(?) (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning Swedish actress. ... Murder on the Orient Express (Collins, London, 1934) also called Murder on the Calais Coach (Dodd Mead, New York, 1934) is a 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, made into a 1974 movie entitled The book was first published in Saturday Evening Post, from July 1 to September 30, 1933. ...

Births

January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Daisy Bates (born 5th January 1974) is a British actress. ... 1989 - Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Alaskas Prince William Sound the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (42,000 m³) of petroleum after running aground. ... Alyson Hannigan. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... Penélope Cruz Penélope Cruz Sánchez, nicknamed simply Pe, is a Spanish actress. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... Fairuza Alejandra Balk (born May 21, 1974) is an American film actress. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... Karisma Kapoor on the cover of Verve Magazine Karisma Kapoors wedding. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... Henstridge in Bela Donna where she plays a lonely wife stalked by a mysterious fisherman. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... Raymond Park (born 1974-08-23), better known as Ray Park, is a Scottish stunt man and actor. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Playboy centerfold appearance December 1996 Birthplace Skelleftea, Sweden Birthdate September 19, 1974 Measurements 35 - 25 - 37 Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Leonardo DiCaprio during press conference on The Beach, 2000 Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor well known for roles in blockbuster movies like Titanic (1997) and The Aviator (2004), and was famed for his far reaching global celebrity influence dubbed as Leo...

Deaths

January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Samuel Goldwyn (August 17, 1879, Warsaw, Poland – January 31, 1974, Los Angeles, California, United States) was a major producer of motion pictures. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Anna Q Nilsson, sometimes credited as Anna Nilsson, was born on the 30th of March 1988 and appeared in nearly 200 films in her career spanning five decades. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Florence Rice (February 14, 1911 - February 23, 1974) was a American film actress. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... Alberto Rabagliati (Milan, 26 June 1906 - Rome, 7 March 1974) was Italys first pop star. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... Edward Platt (February 14, 1916 – March 19, 1974) was a character actor best known for his portrayal of The Chief in the television series Get Smart. ... 2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... Douglass Dumbrille (October 13, 1889 – April 2, 1974) was an actor and one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... Patricia Collinge (20 September 1892 - 10 April 1974) was an Irish actress. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... William Alexander Abbott aka Bud Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974) is a legendary American actor, producer and comedian from Asbury Park, New Jersey. ... Bud Abbott (top) and Lou Costello (bottom) Louis Francis Cristillo aka Lou Costello (born March 6, 1906; died March 3, 1959) was an American actor, producer and comedian from Paterson, New Jersey of Italian and French descent. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... Moorehead as Endora on Bewitched Agnes Robertson Moorehead (December 6, 1900 – April 30, 1974) was an American character actress. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Donald Crisp (July 27, 1880 – May 25, 1974) was a film actor and director. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova (August 19, 1896 – September 6, 1974) was a Russian actress. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Edna Best (March 3, 1900 - September 18, 1974) was a British actress. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... Walter Brennan Walter Brennan, (b. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... Jacqueline Susann (August 20, 1918 – September 21, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a Jewish-American author known for her mass-appeal novels. ... Valley of the Dolls is the title of a best selling novel by Jacqueline Susann, published in 1966, and the Hollywood film which followed it in 1967. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... Ed Sullivan Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American entertainment writer and television host, best known as the emcee of a popular TV variety show that was at its height of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... Vittorio De Sica (July 7, 1901 - November 13, 1974) was an Italian neorealist director and actor. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... Johnny Mack Brown (September 1, 1904 – November 14, 1974) was an All-American college football player and successful film actor. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anatole Litvak (May 10, 1902 – December 15, 1974) was a Ukrainian-born international filmmaker who wrote, directed, and produced films in a variety of countries and languages. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Long (December 17, 1927 - December 21, 1974) was an American actor best known for his roles in The Big Valley and Nanny and the Professor. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... Jack Benny Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky, February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was a comedian, vaudeville performer, film actor, and one of the most prominent early stars of American radio and television. ...

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Film History of the 1970s (2461 words)
Other films that were backed by the studios reflected the tumultuous times, the discontent toward the government, lack of US credibility, and hints of conspiracy paranoia, such as in Alan J. Pakula's post-Watergate film The Parallax View (1974) with Warren Beatty as a muckraking investigator of a Senator's death.
Films made outside the traditional Hollywood mold, with great works of character development, were beginning to win critical praise and bring in tremendous revenues.
The film's tagline or slogan encouraged nostalgia: "Where were you in '62?" Teenage archetypes included the hot-rod loving delinquent (Paul Le Mat), the brainy student (Richard Dreyfuss), the stereotypical class president (Ron Howard), and the nerd (Charles Martin Smith).
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