History UsefulNotes / TheSeventies

7th Feb '16 1:40:31 PM GrammarNavi
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* Meanwhile in this [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age of Animation]], a few daring filmmakers challenged the AnimationAgeGhetto with adult-oriented efforts such as Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'' and ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic'' and the movie adaptation of the novel ''WatershipDown''.
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* Meanwhile in this [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age of Animation]], a few daring filmmakers challenged the AnimationAgeGhetto with adult-oriented efforts such as Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'' and ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic'' and the movie adaptation of the novel ''WatershipDown''.
27th Dec '15 2:15:06 PM nombretomado
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** This new attention to audience profiles also led to realizing how ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' managed to hit a demographic sweet spot in the 1960s before they temporarily killed that golden goose. Between this and the huge success of ''StarWars'' on the big screen, it was a great decade for science fiction on American TV. ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' helped keep that franchise alive. Futuristic space-set shows like ''{{Space 1999}}'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' didn't work out for mass audiences, but the SuperHero genre relatively flourished when ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' were big hits. CBS commissioned several superhero properties like ''[[Series/WonderWoman The New Adventures of Wonder Woman]]'' and ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' until they got cold feet at the idea of being typed as "The Superhero Network" and cut back severely. Meanwhile, SF proved to be the backdoor that allowed that comedy genius, Creator/RobinWilliams, to hit the big time on ''Series/MorkAndMindy''.
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** This new attention to audience profiles also led to realizing how ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' managed to hit a demographic sweet spot in the 1960s before they temporarily killed that golden goose. Between this and the huge success of ''StarWars'' on the big screen, it was a great decade for science fiction on American TV. ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' helped keep that franchise alive. Futuristic space-set shows like ''{{Space 1999}}'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' didn't work out for mass audiences, but the SuperHero genre relatively flourished when ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' were big hits. CBS commissioned several superhero properties like ''[[Series/WonderWoman The New Adventures of Wonder Woman]]'' and ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' until they got cold feet at the idea of being typed as "The Superhero Network" and cut back severely. Meanwhile, SF proved to be the backdoor that allowed that comedy genius, Creator/RobinWilliams, to hit the big time on ''Series/MorkAndMindy''.
25th Dec '15 4:32:19 PM nombretomado
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* This is often considered the second golden age of Hollywood, with the NewHollywood gang making successful and challenging films like ''Film/TheGodfather'' series, ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', ''TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. Unfortunately, by the end of the decade, these filmmakers' egos started getting the better of them with Michael Cimino's ''Film/HeavensGate'' becoming the signature bomb that dampened studio heads' enthusiasm for humoring these artists.
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* This is often considered the second golden age of Hollywood, with the NewHollywood UsefulNotes/NewHollywood gang making successful and challenging films like ''Film/TheGodfather'' series, ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', ''TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. Unfortunately, by the end of the decade, these filmmakers' egos started getting the better of them with Michael Cimino's ''Film/HeavensGate'' becoming the signature bomb that dampened studio heads' enthusiasm for humoring these artists.
20th Dec '15 9:48:59 PM jormis29
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* Showing that these were still in use as late as the UsefulNotes/TheSeventies, one can be spotted in this [[https://youtu.be/kIlsqkBis3k?t=1m6s this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens.
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* Showing that these were still in use as late as the UsefulNotes/TheSeventies, one can be spotted in this [[https://youtu.be/kIlsqkBis3k?t=1m6s this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens.
20th Dec '15 9:48:34 PM jormis29
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* Showing that these were still in use as late as the UsefulNotes/TheSeventies, one can be spotted in this [[https://youtu.be/kIlsqkBis3k?t=1m6s this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens.
27th Nov '15 11:16:32 AM nombretomado
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** The phone system in the US was still very much the domain of the Bell System, and people were increasingly not happy with them. This was the era of ''SaturdayNightLive'''s "We don't care. We don't ''have to.''" skit, as well as the start of MCI's rise to fame (starting with one of the lawsuits that led to the eventual breakup of the Bells).
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** The phone system in the US was still very much the domain of the Bell System, and people were increasingly not happy with them. This was the era of ''SaturdayNightLive'''s ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s "We don't care. We don't ''have to.''" skit, as well as the start of MCI's rise to fame (starting with one of the lawsuits that led to the eventual breakup of the Bells).
14th Nov '15 3:05:23 PM nombretomado
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** This new attention to audience profiles also led to realizing how ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' managed to hit a demographic sweet spot in the 1960s before they temporarily killed that golden goose. Between this and the huge success of ''StarWars'' on the big screen, it was a great decade for science fiction on American TV. ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' helped keep that franchise alive. Futuristic space-set shows like ''{{Space 1999}}'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' didn't work out for mass audiences, but the SuperHero genre relatively flourished when ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' were big hits. CBS commissioned several superhero properties like ''[[Series/WonderWoman The New Adventures of Wonder Woman]]'' and ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' until they got cold feet at the idea of being typed as "The Superhero Network" and cut back severely. Meanwhile, SF proved to be the backdoor that allowed that comedy genius, RobinWilliams, to hit the big time on ''MorkAndMindy''.
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** This new attention to audience profiles also led to realizing how ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' managed to hit a demographic sweet spot in the 1960s before they temporarily killed that golden goose. Between this and the huge success of ''StarWars'' on the big screen, it was a great decade for science fiction on American TV. ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' helped keep that franchise alive. Futuristic space-set shows like ''{{Space 1999}}'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' didn't work out for mass audiences, but the SuperHero genre relatively flourished when ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' were big hits. CBS commissioned several superhero properties like ''[[Series/WonderWoman The New Adventures of Wonder Woman]]'' and ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' until they got cold feet at the idea of being typed as "The Superhero Network" and cut back severely. Meanwhile, SF proved to be the backdoor that allowed that comedy genius, RobinWilliams, Creator/RobinWilliams, to hit the big time on ''MorkAndMindy''.''Series/MorkAndMindy''.
10th Nov '15 5:54:58 PM nombretomado
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* RichardNixon has his own problems when his paranoia pushed him to order his cronies to break-in to the Democratic Party campaign office to plant bugs. His cronies were caught, uncovering a trail which eventually led to Nixon's involvement. The resulting Watergate scandal resulted in the first and (so far) only resignation of a US President, and smeared Nixon's reputation forever.
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* RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon has his own problems when his paranoia pushed him to order his cronies to break-in to the Democratic Party campaign office to plant bugs. His cronies were caught, uncovering a trail which eventually led to Nixon's involvement. The resulting Watergate scandal resulted in the first and (so far) only resignation of a US President, and smeared Nixon's reputation forever.
31st Oct '15 8:01:48 PM kchishol
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* Canada had its own 9/11 when Quebec Separatist political violence culminated with the 1970 kidnappings of British Trade Consul James Cross and Quebec Provincial Labour Minister Pierre Laporte by separate cells of the terrorist organization, The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ; English: Quebec Liberation Front). Prime Minister UsefulNotes/PierreTrudeau decided to take this apparent insurrection head on and responded to a reporter's question of how far he would go with "Just watch me!" To do so, Trudeau invoked The War Measures Act which placed the nation in a state of emergency and mobilized the military to meet this threat. Although this move, which including arbitrary mass arrests without charge of suspected insurrectionists, was denounced as excessive by men of principle like politician Tommy Douglas, the move was welcomed by the public and Quebec Separatism has firmly renounced violence towards their goal ever since.
13th Oct '15 10:10:56 AM MrBadAxe
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* McDonalds introduces its Big Mac in 1968, but the sandwich really takes off in the 70's on the heels of a new ad jingle listing its contents, and a promotion where a customer could win a free burger if they rattle them off within three seconds: "Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun."
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