1971 in film

The year 1971 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
In television
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1971 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1971
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Fiddler on the Roof United Artists/The Mirisch Production Company $40,500,000[1]
2 Billy Jack Warner Bros. $32,500,000[1]
3 The French Connection 20th Century Fox $26,300,000[1]
4 Summer of '42 Warner Bros. $20,500,000[2]
5 Diamonds Are Forever United Artists/Eon Productions $19,727,000[2]
6 Dirty Harry Warner Bros. $18,000,000[2]
7 A Clockwork Orange $17,000,000[2]
8 Carnal Knowledge Embassy Pictures $14,075,000[2]
9 The Last Picture Show Columbia Pictures $13,110,000[2]
10 Willard Cinerama Releasing Corporation $9,300,000[2]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 29th Golden Globe Awards
February 6, 1972
25th BAFTA Awards
February 26, 1973
44th Academy Awards
April 10, 1972
Drama Comedy or Musical
Best Film The French Connection Fiddler on the Roof Sunday Bloody Sunday The French Connection
Best Director William Friedkin
The French Connection
John Schlesinger
Sunday Bloody Sunday
William Friedkin
The French Connection
Best Actor Gene Hackman
The French Connection
Chaim Topol
Fiddler on the Roof
Peter Finch
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Gene Hackman
The French Connection
Best Actress Jane Fonda
Klute
Twiggy
The Boy Friend
Glenda Jackson
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Jane Fonda
Klute
Best Supporting Actor Ben Johnson
The Last Picture Show
Edward Fox (actor)
The Go-Between
Ben Johnson
The Last Picture Show
Best Supporting Actress Ann-Margret
Carnal Knowledge
Margaret Leighton
The Go-Between
Cloris Leachman
The Last Picture Show
Best Screenplay, Original The Hospital
Paddy Chayefsky
The Go-Between
Harold Pinter
The Hospital
Paddy Chayefsky
Best Screenplay, Adapted The French Connection
Ernest Tidyman
Best Original Score Isaac Hayes
Shaft
Michel Legrand
Summer of '42
Michel Legrand
Summer of '42
John Williams
Fiddler on the Roof
Best Original Song "Life Is What You Make It"
Kotch
N/A "Theme from Shaft"
Shaft
Best Foreign Language Film The Policeman N/A The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Go-Between, directed by Joseph Losey, United Kingdom

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy / W. Germany

1971 film releasesEdit

United States unless stated

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Notable films released in 1971Edit

United States unless stated

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Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 5 Douglas Shearer 71 Canada Sound Engineer
5 Fanfulla 57 Italy Actor
15 John Dall 52 US Actor
20 Broncho Billy Anderson 90 US Actor, Director, Writer
25 Isobel Lennart 55 US Screenwriter
February 3 Jay C. Flippen 71 US Actor
22 Frédéric Mariotti 87 France Actor
26 Fernandel 67 France Actor
March 5 Winnie Lightner 71 US Actress
8 Harold Lloyd 87 US Actor, Director, Writer
8 Borden Chase 71 US Screenwriter
12 Roy Glenn 56 US Actor
12 Tor Johnson 67 Sweden Actor
15 Bebe Daniels 70 US Actress
21 Nan Wynn 55 US Singer, Actress
23 Basil Dearden 60 UK Director
30 Werner Peters 52 Germany Actor
April 9 Paulette Noizeux 83 France Actress
20 Cecil Parker 73 UK Actor
21 Edmund Lowe 81 US Actor
28 John Tansey 69 US Actor, Director
May 1 Glenda Farrell 66 US Actress
26 John Longden 71 UK Actor
27 Chips Rafferty 62 Australia Actor
28 Audie Murphy 45 US Actor
June 8 Piero Gherardi 61 Italy Production, Costume Designer
9 Harold Lloyd Jr. 40 US Actor
10 Michael Rennie 61 UK Actor
14 Kenneth Macpherson 69 Scotland-Italy Film-maker
18 Thomas Gomez 65 US Actor
July 6 Louis Armstrong 69 US Actor, Musician
11 Carleton G. Young 64 US Actor
17 Cliff Edwards 76 US Actor, Singer
19 Norman Reilly Raine 77 US Screenwriter
23 Van Heflin 60 US Actor
August 3 Ernst Eklund 81 Sweden Actor
15 Paul Lukas 80 Hungary Actor
16 Spyros Skouras 78 Greece Producer, Studio Executive
17 Horace McMahon 65 US Actor
September 7 Spring Byington 84 US Actress
10 Pier Angeli 39 Italy Actress
11 Bella Darvi 42 Poland Actress
October 11 Chester Conklin 85 US Actor
12 Fritz Achterberg 90 Germany Actor
13 Phoebe Ephron 57 US Screenwriter
19 Betty Bronson 64 US Actress
24 Cheryl Walker 53 US Actress
26 Vincent Coleman 71 US Actor
November 2 Martha Vickers 46 US Actress
4 Ann Pennington 77 US Actress
17 Gladys Cooper 82 UK Actress
19 Stuart Gilmore 70 US Editor, Director
26 Bengt Ekerot 51 Sweden Actor
December 12 Frank Wolff 43 US Actor
13 Dita Parlo 63 Poland Actress
18 Diana Lynn 45 US Actress
26 Robert Lowery 58 US Actor
28 Max Steiner 83 Austria Composer
30 Dorothy Comingore 58 US Actress
31 Marin Sais 81 US Actress

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Top 20 Films of 1971 by Domestic Revenue
  3. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/jun/05/features.review