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1971 in film

Overview of the events of 1971 in film

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The year 1971 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

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]

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Events

Awards

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

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1971 film releases

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