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The year 1971 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

  • February 8 - Bob Dylan's hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New York's Academy of Music. The film includes footage from Dylan's 1966 UK tour
  • The first permanent IMAX projection system is installed at Ontario Place's "Cinesphere" in Toronto.
  • April 23 - The film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song becomes the highest-grossing independent film of 1971.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Fiddler on the Roof United Artists Topol $38,261,000
2. The French Connection 20th Century Fox Gene Hackman $32,500,000
3. Summer of '42 Warner Bros Jennifer O'Neill $26,315,000
4. Diamonds Are Forever United Artists Sean Connery and Jill St. John $20,500,000
5. Dirty Harry Warner Brothers Clint Eastwood $19,727,000
6. Carnal Knowledge Embassy Jack Nicholson and Ann-Margret $18,000,000
7. A Clockwork Orange Warner Brothers Malcolm McDowell $17,000,000
8. Klute Warner Brothers Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland $14,075,000
9. The Last Picture Show Columbia Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd and Jeff Bridges $13,100,000
10. Bedknobs and Broomsticks* Disney Angela Lansbury $11,426,000


(*) After Theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The French Connection - D'Antoni-Schine-Moore, 20th Century-Fox
Best Director: William Friedkin - The French Connection
Best Actor: Gene Hackman - The French Connection
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Klute
Best Supporting Actor: Ben Johnson - The Last Picture Show
Best Supporting Actress: - Cloris Leachman - The Last Picture Show
Best Foreign Language Film: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy / W. Germany

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The French Connection
Best Actor: Gene Hackman - The French Connection
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Klute
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Fiddler on the Roof
Best Actor: Topol - Fiddler on the Roof
Best Actress: Twiggy - The Boy Friend
Other
Best Director: William Friedkin - The French Connection

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

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