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  1. 1974 in film - Wikipedia

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    • Events
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    • Notable Films Released in 1974
    • Births
    • Film Debuts
    February 7 – Blazing Saddlesis released in the United States.
    May 28 - Joseph E. Levine, the founder of Embassy Pictures, resigns as president.
    June 20 – Chinatown, directed by Roman Polanski and featured Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston, is released to worldwide critical acclaim.
    November 1 – Technicolorceases its legendary dye-transfer printing process.

    Palme d'Or(Cannes Film Festival): 1. The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, United States Golden Bear(Berlin Film Festival): 1. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, directed by Ted Kotcheff, Canada

    United Statesunless stated 1. The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army (Urutora Roku Kyōdai tai Kaijū Gundan) – (Japan/Thailand) 2. 11 Harrowhouse, starring Charles Grodin, Candice Bergen, James Mason 3. 36 Ghante, starring Raaj Kumar and Sunil Dutt – (India) 4. 99 and 44/100% Dead, starring Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Edmond O'Brien, Chuck Connors

    January 5 – Daisy Bates, English actress
    January 10
    January 24 – Ed Helms, American actor and comedian
    January 30 – Christian Bale, English actor
    Armand Assante – The Lords of Flatbush
    Chevy Chase – The Groove Tube
    Jeff Goldblum – Death Wish
  2. List of American films of 1974 - Wikipedia

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    A list of American films released in 1974.. The Godfather Part II won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

  3. 1974 - Wikipedia

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    1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1974th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 974th year of the 2nd millennium, the 74th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1970s decade. Calendar year.

  4. 1979 in film - Wikipedia

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    • Major Events
    • Awards
    • Notable Films Released in 1979
    • 1979 Film Releases
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    March 2 - Buena Vista release their first film since the advent of U.S. movie ratings to not be G-rated, Take Down.
    March 5 - Production begins on The Empire Strikes Back.
    March - Frank Price becomes president of Columbia Pictures.
    May 25 - Alien, a landmark of the science fictiongenre, is released.

    Academy Awards: 1. Best Picture: Kramer vs. Kramer - Jaffe, Columbia 2. Best Director: Robert Benton - Kramer vs. Kramer 3. Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer 4. Best Actress: Sally Field - Norma Rae 5. Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas - Being There 6. Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep - Kramer vs. Kramer 7. Best Foreign Language Film: The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, W. Germany Golden Globe Awards: 1. Drama: 2. Best Picture: Kramer vs. Kramer 3. Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer 4. Best Actress: Sally Field - Norma Rae 1. Comedy or Musical: 2. Best Picture: Breaking Away 3. Best Actor: Peter Sellers - Being There 4. Best Actress: Bette Midler - The Rose 1. Other 2. Best Supporting Actor (tie): Melvyn Douglas - Being There 3. Best Supporting Actor (tie): Robert Duvall - Apocalypse Now 4. Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep - Kramer vs. Kramer 5. Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Apocalypse Now 6. Best Foreign La...

    U.S.A.unless stated # 1. 10, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Robert Webber, Brian Dennehy 2. 1941, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Nancy Allen, Toshiro Mifune, Treat Williams, Warren Oates, Robert Stack A 1. The Actress, the Dollars and the Transylvanians (Artista, dolarii şi ardelenii) - (Romania) 2. L'adolescente (The Adolescent), directed by Jeanne Moreau, starring Simone Signoret - (France) 3. The Adventure of Sudsakorn, the first and only cel-animated feature film from Thailand 4. Adventures of Sinbad 5. Agatha, directed by Michael Apted, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman - (U.K.) 6. Ah! Nomugi Toge (Nomugi Pass) - (Japan) 7. Air Crew (Ekipazh) - (U.S.S.R.) 8. Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto - (U.S.A./U.K.) 9. All Quiet on the Western Front, a TV film directed by...

    January–March

    1. January 1979 1.1. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert 1.2. Take Down 2. February 1979 2.1. February 2 2.1.1. The First Great Train Robbery 2.2. February 9 2.2.1. Agatha 2.2.2. Murder by Decree 2.2.3. The North Avenue Irregulars 2.2.4. The Warriors 2.3. February 23 2.3.1. Fast Break 3. March 1979 3.1. March 2 3.1.1. Norma Rae 3.1.2. Real Life 3.2. March 7 3.2.1. Starcrash 3.3. March 9 3.3.1. The Passage 3.4. March 14 3.4.1. Hair 3.4.2. Tourist Trap 3.5. March 16 3.5.1. California Dreaming 3.5.2....

    April–June

    1. April 1979 1.1. April 4 1.1.1. The Champ 1.2. April 6 1.2.1. A Perfect Couple 1.3. April 13 1.3.1. Love at First Bite 1.4. April 25 1.4.1. Manhattan 1.5. April 27 1.5.1. Dreamer 1.5.2. Saint Jack 2. May 1979 2.1. May 3 2.1.1. Winds of Change 2.2. May 4 2.2.1. Last Embrace 2.3. May 7 2.3.1. The Ballad of the Daltons 2.4. May 15 2.4.1. Zulu Dawn 2.5. May 17 2.5.1. Winter Kills 2.6. May 18 2.6.1. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 2.6.2. Over the Edge 2.7. May 25 2.7.1. Alien 2.7.2. The Prisoner o...

    July–September

    1. July 1979 1.1. July 6 1.1.1. Nutcracker Fantasy 1.2. July 13 1.2.1. Breaking Away 1.2.2. Dracula 1.2.3. The Wanderers 1.3. July 26 1.3.1. Unidentified Flying Oddball 1.4. July 27 1.4.1. The Amityville Horror 1.4.2. The Villain 2. August 1979 2.1. August 3 2.1.1. The Concorde ... Airport '79 2.1.2. More American Graffiti 2.1.3. North Dallas Forty 2.2. August 5 2.2.1. Meetings with Remarkable Men 2.3. August 15 2.3.1. Apocalypse Now 2.3.2. Star Wars(re-release) 2.4. August 17 2.4.1. Monty Py...

    January 1 - Vidya Balan, Indian actress
    January 8 - Sarah Polley, Canadian actress
    January 24 - Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer
    January 27 - Rosamund Pike, English actress
    Rosanna Arquette - More American Graffiti
    Matt Craven - Meatballs
    Ted Danson - The Onion Field
  5. 1979 - Wikipedia

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    1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1979th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 979th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1970s decade. Calendar year.

  6. Category:1974 films - Wikipedia

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    For convenience, all 1974 films should be included in this category. This includes all 1974 films that can also be found in the subcategories. This includes all 1974 films that can also be found in the subcategories.

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  8. Prophecies of Nostradamus - Wikipedia

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    Prophecies of Nostradamus was released theatrically in Japan on 3 August 1974 where it was distributed by Toho. Toho released their 90-minute international version in the United States on 13 July 1979. It was later released to television by United Productions of America as The Last Days of Planet Earth with English dubbing.

  9. Pontiac Firebird - Wikipedia

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    The first generation Firebird had characteristic Coke bottle styling shared with its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro. Announcing a Pontiac styling trend, the Firebird's bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end, giving it a more streamlined look than the Camaro. The Firebird's rear "slit" taillights were inspired by the 1966–1967 Pontiac GTO. Both a two-door hardtop and a convertible were offered through the 1969 model year. Originally, the car was a "consolation prize" for Pontiac, which had desired to produce a two-seat sports car based on its original Banshee concept car. However, GM feared this would cut into Chevrolet Corvette sales, and gave Pontiac a piece of the "pony car" market through sharing the F-body platform with Chevrolet. The 1967 base model Firebird came equipped with the Pontiac 230 cu in (3.8 L) SOHC inline-six. Based on the standard Chevrolet 230 cu in (3.8 L) inline-six, it was fitted with a single-barrel carburetor and rated at 165 hp (123 kW). The...

    The second-generation debut for the 1970 model year was delayed until February 26, 1970, because of tooling and engineering problems; thus, its popular designation as a 1970½ model, while leftover 1969s were listed in early Pontiac literature without a model-year identification.This generation of Firebirds were available in coupe form only; after the 1969 model year, convertibles were not available until 1989. Models 1. Firebird Base 2. Firebird Esprit 3. Firebird Formula 4. Firebird Trans Am Special versions and appearance packages 1. Formula Appearance Package "W50" (1976–1981) 2. Black-and-Gold Trans Am Pontiac 50th Anniversary Limited Edition (1976) 3. Black-and-Gold Trans Am Special Edition (1977–1978, 1980–1981) 4. Sky Bird Esprit Appearance Package "W60" (1977–1978) 5. Gold Trans Am Special Edition "Y88" (1978) 6. Red Bird Esprit Appearance Package "W68" (1978–1979) 7. Black Trans Am Special Edition "Y84" (1979) 8. Trans Am 10th Anniversary Edition (1979) 9. Yellow Bird Espri...

    The availability and cost of gasoline (two fuel crises had occurred by this time) meant the weight and the fuel consumption of the third generation had to be considered in the design. In F-body development, both the third generation Firebird and Camaro were proposed as possible front-wheel-drive platforms, but the idea was scrapped. Computerized engine management was in its infancy, and with fuel efficiency being the primary objective, it was not possible to have high horsepower and torque numbers. They did manage to cut enough weight from the design so that acceleration performance would be better than the 1981 models. They also succeeded in reducing fuel consumption, offering a four-cylinder Firebird that would provide 34 miles per US gallon (6.9 l/100 km).GM executives decided that engineering effort would best be spent on aerodynamics and chassis development. They created a modern platform so that when engine technology advanced, they would have a well-balanced package with acce...

    The fourth-generation Firebird amplified the aerodynamic styling initiated by the previous generation. While the live rear axle and floorpan aft of the front seats remained largely the same, ninety percent of the Firebird's parts were all-new. Overall, the styling of the Firebird more strongly reflected the Banshee IVconcept car than the 1991 "facelift" did. As with the Camaro, major improvements included standard dual airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, 16-inch wheels, rack-and-pinion power steering, short/long-arm front suspension, and several non-rusting composite body panels. Throughout its fourth generation, trim levels included V6-powered Firebird, and V8-powered Formula and Trans Am. Standard manual transmissions were the T5 five-speed manual for the V6s, Borg-Warner's T56 six-speed manual for the V8s. The 4L60 four-speed automatic was optional for both in 1993, becoming the 4L60E with built-in electronic controls in 1994.

    The Trans Am was a specialty package for the Firebird, typically upgrading handling, suspension, and horsepower, as well as minor appearance modifications such as exclusive hoods, spoilers, fog lights and wheels. Four distinct generations were produced between 1969 and 2002. These cars were built on the F-body platform, which was also shared by the Chevrolet Camaro. Despite its name, the Trans Am was not initially used in the Trans Am Series, as its smallest engine exceeded the SCCA's five-liter displacement limit. The second generation was available from 1970 to 1981. The Firebird Trans Am was selected as the Official Pace Car for the 1980 Indianapolis 500. The Trans Am GTA (Gran Turismo Americano) was an options package available on the Firebird Trans Am which added gold 16-inch diamond-spoke alloy wheels, a monochromatic paint scheme, and special cloisonné GTA badges. The GTA (along with the Formula model that was intended to fill the gap between the base model Firebird and mid-l...

    In 1974, a graphics-delete Brewster Green ’73 Trans Am starred as John Wayne’s personal transportation in McQand featured in an extended chase sequence. James Garner drove a Firebird Esprit during six seasons of The Rockford Filesfrom 1974-1980. From 1974 through 1978, the current model year Firebird was used, always finished in Copper Mist gold. For better stunt performance, the cars were built to Formula 400 specifications but were badged to look like the luxury-focused Esprit. The 1977 Trans Am Special Edition was featured in Smokey and the Bandit. The 1980 Turbo model was used for Smokey and the Bandit II. Both cars were driven by Burt Reynoldsin the films. A modified 1982 Trans Am known as the Knight Industries Two Thousand (or KITT) is driven by Michael Knight (played by David Hasselhoff) in the TV series Knight Rider. Aside from many useful features, the car has a built-in computer that interacts with Knight with the voice by an uncredited William Daniels.

    In 2012, General Motors signed a licensing deal with Trans Am Depot to use the Trans Am name and Pontiac logos in custom coach built versions of new Trans Am. Under this agreement, Trans Am Depot takes brand-new model Chevrolet Camaros, strips them down to their basic components and rebuilds what looks like a new Trans Am. They make these in the designs of the 6T9 version Trans Am, 6T9 Goat ("GTO"),7T7 Trans Am and the limited-edition Hurst Trans Am. On March 26, 2017, at the New York International Auto Show, the Bandit Edition Trans Am was introduced. Built by Trans Am Depot, only 77 will be produced, each signed by Burt Reynolds. Powertrain is a 455 cu in (7.5 L) direct injection version of the current Generation V LT1 V8 engine equipped with a 2.3 litres (140.4 cu in) Magnuson superchargerwith a boost of 14 psi (0.97 bar), developing 1,000 hp (746 kW) and 1,046 lb⋅ft (1,418 N⋅m) of torque.

    Firebirds were used in the Trans-Am series in the 1960s and 1970s. When the Firebird Trans Am was released, there was controversy over the model's inability to compete in the Trans-Am because the smallest available engine was too large for use in the series at 400 cubic inches (6.6 L). The name also caused controversy because it was used without permission from the SCCA, who threatened suit. GM settled the dispute by paying $5 to the SCCA for each car they sold. When the Trans-Am was last seen, the model year 2002 Firebirds were in use. From 1996 to 2006, a WS6 Trans Am coupe provided the body style for the mechanically identical racing cars used in the International Race of Champions(IROC). During the 1995, 1996, and 1997 NHRA seasons, 14-time funny car champion John Force used a Firebird body to replace the obsolete Oldsmobile Cutlass and Chevrolet Lumina bodies he had used since 1988. He used it for three seasons, winning the championship in all three years. The Firebird was also...

    Pontiac Firebird and Pontiac Trans Amat The Crittenden Automotive Library
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