The year 1979 in film involved many significant events.
The top ten 1979 released films by North American gross are as follows:
|1.||Kramer vs. Kramer||Columbia||$106,260,000|
|2.||The Amityville Horror||AIP||$86,432,520|
|3.||Rocky II||United Artists||$85,182,160|
|5.||Star Trek: The Motion Picture||Paramount||$82,258,456|
|6.||Alien||20th Century Fox||$80,931,801|
|10.||The Muppet Movie||Associated Film Distribution||$65,200,000|
|International market||Title||Distributor||Gross (local currency)||Gross (US$)||Production country|
|India||Suhaag||Sharma Cine Associates||₹ 100,000,000||$12,310,000||India|
|Japan||Galaxy Express 999||Toei||¥ 16,500,000,000||$76,120,000||Japan|
|Soviet Union||Sholay||R. K. Films||15,000,000 руб||$23,290,000||India|
|United Kingdom||Superman||Columbia-EMI-Warner||£11,547,308||$24,455,309||United States|
The cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India. Cinema is immensely popular in India, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year. Indian cinema produces more films watched by more people than any other country; in 2011, over 3.5 billion tickets were sold across India, 900,000 more than Hollywood. Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad are the major centres of film production in India.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is an American film distributor owned by The Walt Disney Company. It handles theatrical distribution, marketing and promotion for films produced and released by the Walt Disney Studios, including Walt Disney Pictures, Disneynature, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios. The company was originally established in 1953 as Buena Vista Film Distribution Company, Inc. It took on its current name in April 2007,
Take Down is a 1979 American comedy-drama sports film directed by Kieth Merrill and released by Buena Vista Distribution Company. The plot concerns an unqualified teacher who finds himself saddled with coaching duties after a small group of high school seniors form a wrestling team in a last-ditch effort to end a 9-year losing streak against a rival school.
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10 is a 1979 American romantic comedy film written, produced, and directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber, and Bo Derek in her first major film appearance. It was considered a trend-setting film at the time and was one of the year's biggest box-office hits. It follows a man in middle age who becomes infatuated with a young woman whom he has never met, leading to a comic chase and an encounter in Mexico.
William Blake Crump, better known by his stage name Blake Edwards, was an American filmmaker.
Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer.
The Actress, the Dollars and the Transylvanians is a 1979 Romanian film directed by Mircea Veroiu and scripted by Titus Popovici. It is the second in a Red Western trilogy that also comprises The Prophet, the Gold and the Transylvanians and The Oil, the Baby and the Transylvanians. American characters speak in English and the Romanian ones in Romanian.
The Adolescent is a French drama film directed by Jeanne Moreau in 1978, released January 1979. It was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival. Set deep in the French countryside just before the start of World War II, it shows the often idyllic life of a remote village in the mountainous Auvergne where a family from Paris have come to spend a holiday with relations, an occasion which marks a coming-of-age for their daughter Marie, the adolescent of the title.
Jeanne Moreau was a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director. She won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Seven Days... Seven Nights (1960), the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for Viva Maria! (1965), and the César Award for Best Actress for The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea (1992). She was also the recipient of several lifetime awards, including a BAFTA Fellowship in 1996, Cannes Golden Palm in 2003 and César Award in 2008.
Baby Snakes is a film which includes footage from Frank Zappa's 1977 Halloween concert at New York City's Palladium Theater, backstage antics from the crew, and stop motion clay animation from award-winning animator Bruce Bickford.
Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his era.
Ball Lightning is a 1979 Czechoslovak comedy film. The screenplay was written by Zdeněk Svěrák, Ladislav Smoljak and Zdeněk Podskalský and the film was directed by Smoljak and Podskalský.
C.H.O.M.P.S. is a 1979 American comic science fiction family film produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and directed by Don Chaffey, his final feature film.
Donald Chaffey was a British film director, writer, producer, and art director.
Wesley Eure is an American actor, singer, author, producer, director, charity fundraiser, and lecturer. He is best known for appearing as Michael Horton on the American soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1974 to 1981, during which he also starred on the popular children's television series Land of the Lost. He later hosted the popular children's game show Finders Keepers in 1987 and 1988, and co-created the children's educational television show Dragon Tales in 1999. He subsequently published several books, and has produced plays and raised funds for HIV/AIDS and other causes.
David is a 1979 West German film by director Peter Lilienthal. It tells the story of a rabbi's son in Germany during the Holocaust, who tries to raise money to escape to Mandate Palestine.
Derek and Clive Get the Horn is a 1979 British documentary comedy film that chronicles the recording of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's 1978 comedy album Derek and Clive Ad Nauseam, their third and final outing featuring their controversial alter-egos Derek and Clive, two foul-mouthed lavatory attendants who banter at length about their surreal day-to-day existences. The footage was shot in early September 1978. The film was the directorial debut of Russell Mulcahy, who would go on to direct Highlander.
Peter Edward Cook was an English satirist and comedic actor. He was a leading figure of the British satire boom of the 1960s, and associated with the Anti-Establishment comedic movement that emerged in the United Kingdom in the late 1950s.
|16||Peter Butterworth||59||UK||Actor, Writer|
|18||Cyril J. Mockridge||82||UK||Composer|
|25||Dick Crockett||63||USA||Stuntman, Actor|
|February||12||Jean Renoir||84||USA||Director, Writer, Actor|
|22||Ben Lyon||78||USA||Actor, Writer|
|May||6||Rosemary La Planche||55||USA||Actress|
|8||Victor Saville||83||UK||Producer, Director|
|29||Mary Pickford||87||USA||Actress, Producer, Writer|
|June||2||Larisa Shepitko||41||Soviet Union||Director|
|11||John Wayne||72||USA||Actor, Producer, Director|
|16||Nicholas Ray||67||USA||Director, Writer, Actor|
|21||Julian Orchard||49||UK||Actor, Writer|
|July||8||Michael Wilding||66||UK||Actor, Producer|
|31||Beatrix Lehmann||76||UK||Actress||The Spy Who Came in from the Cold|
|27||Gracie Fields||81||UK||Actress, Singer|
|20||Michael Darbyshire||62||UK||Actor, Writer|
|23||Merle Oberon||68||USA||Actress, Producer|
|30||Zeppo Marx||64||USA||Actor, Director|
|December||5||Jesse Pearson||49||USA||Actor||Bye Bye Birdie|
|12||Jon Hall||64||USA||Actor, Director|
|23||Ernest B. Schoedsack||86||USA||Director, Cinematographer, Producer|
The year 1989 involved many significant films.
The following is an overview of events in 1984 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.
The following is an overview of events in 1980 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.
The year 1978 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1977 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1976 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1975 in film involved some significant events, with Steven Spielberg's thriller Jaws topping the box office.
The year 1974 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1973 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1972 in film involved several significant cinematic events including the release of Francis Ford Coppola's Academy Award-winning film, The Godfather.
The year 1971 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1970 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1969 in film involved some significant events, with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dominating the U.S. box office and becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time and Midnight Cowboy, a film rated X, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The year 1967 in film involved some significant events. It is widely considered as one of the most ground-breaking years in film, with "revolutionary" films highlighting the change, including: Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Cool Hand Luke, The Dirty Dozen, and In the Heat of the Night.
The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. A Man for All Seasons won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
The year 1965 in film involved some significant events, with The Sound of Music topping the U.S. box office.
The year 1964 in film involved some significant events, including two highly successful musical films, My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins.
The year 1963 in film involved some significant events, including the big-budget epic Cleopatra, Alfred Hitchcock's horror The Birds, and two films with all-star casts, How the West Was Won and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
The year 1962 in film involved some very significant events, with Lawrence of Arabia the year's top-grossing film as well as winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.