History UsefulNotes / TheSeventies

12th Mar '17 10:56:49 AM nombretomado
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* In addition, while {{Saturday Morning Cartoon}}s, increasingly artistically shackled by pressure by parents' groups, were practically the only choices for kids on American commercial TV, Creator/{{PBS}} had its glory years with classic kids educational shows like ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''{{Zoom}}'' and ''MisterRogersNeighborhood''.

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* In addition, while {{Saturday Morning Cartoon}}s, increasingly artistically shackled by pressure by parents' groups, were practically the only choices for kids on American commercial TV, Creator/{{PBS}} had its glory years with classic kids educational shows like ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''{{Zoom}}'' and ''MisterRogersNeighborhood''.''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''.
9th Jan '17 4:54:16 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* The Women's Liberation Movement, which began in the late 1960s, really took off in the 1970s, persisting through almost the entire decade.
25th Oct '16 6:54:47 PM nombretomado
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* However, the popular spectacles for the masses that defined older eras took new forms in the 1970s. The first half of the decade featured AllStarCast [[DisasterMovie disaster movies]] such as the ''Film/{{Airport}}'' series, ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' and ''Film/TheToweringInferno''. The SummerBlockbuster arrived in the second half, with Creator/StevenSpielberg creating ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' while GeorgeLucas set the movie world on fire with 1977's ''StarWars'' entrancing the world and reopening Hollywood's eyes to the power of family audiences, which otherwise went neglected for most of the decade.

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* However, the popular spectacles for the masses that defined older eras took new forms in the 1970s. The first half of the decade featured AllStarCast [[DisasterMovie disaster movies]] such as the ''Film/{{Airport}}'' series, ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' and ''Film/TheToweringInferno''. The SummerBlockbuster arrived in the second half, with Creator/StevenSpielberg creating ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' while GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas set the movie world on fire with 1977's ''StarWars'' ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' entrancing the world and reopening Hollywood's eyes to the power of family audiences, which otherwise went neglected for most of the decade.
22nd Sep '16 8:42:39 PM nombretomado
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* In American television, TV networks started paying much more attention to audience {{Demographics}} and decided to cater to young, urban audiences by [[UsefulNotes/TheRuralPurge canceling the remaining shows that appealed to older and rural audiences]] (''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', etc.) and creating more sophisticated series like ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Paradoxically, that didn't stop new family rural dramas like ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheWaltons'' from becoming network mainstays.

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* In American television, TV networks started paying much more attention to audience {{Demographics}} and decided to cater to young, urban audiences by [[UsefulNotes/TheRuralPurge canceling the remaining shows that appealed to older and rural audiences]] (''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', (''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', etc.) and creating more sophisticated series like ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Paradoxically, that didn't stop new family rural dramas like ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheWaltons'' from becoming network mainstays.
21st Jun '16 8:25:16 PM Rhomega2
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* In American television, TV networks started paying much more attention to audience {{Demographics}} and decided to cater to young, urban audiences by canceling the remaining shows that appealed to older and rural audiences (''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', etc.) and creating more sophisticated series like ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Paradoxically, that didn't stop new family rural dramas like ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheWaltons'' from becoming network mainstays.

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* In American television, TV networks started paying much more attention to audience {{Demographics}} and decided to cater to young, urban audiences by [[UsefulNotes/TheRuralPurge canceling the remaining shows that appealed to older and rural audiences audiences]] (''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', etc.) and creating more sophisticated series like ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Paradoxically, that didn't stop new family rural dramas like ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheWaltons'' from becoming network mainstays.
9th Mar '16 8:38:09 AM Hossmeister
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* In American television, TV networks started paying much more attention to audience {{Demographics}} and decided to cater to young, urban audiences by canceling the remaining shows that appealed to older and rural audiences (''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', etc.) and creating more sophisticated series like ''AllInTheFamily'', ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Paradoxically, that didn't stop new family rural dramas like ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheWaltons'' from becoming network mainstays.

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* In American television, TV networks started paying much more attention to audience {{Demographics}} and decided to cater to young, urban audiences by canceling the remaining shows that appealed to older and rural audiences (''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', etc.) and creating more sophisticated series like ''AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Paradoxically, that didn't stop new family rural dramas like ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheWaltons'' from becoming network mainstays.
8th Mar '16 2:08:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Throughout this period, broadcasters began to seriously turn against depicting smoking to some degree. For instance, all broadcast cigarette advertising was banned in 1970 (although the tobacco companies were somewhat ok with this with the expensive competition there and less equal time requirements with anti-smoking PSAs) and making fictional characters smoke less, most famous with ''VideoGame/{{Kojak}}'' with his lollipops.

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* Throughout this period, broadcasters began to seriously turn against depicting smoking to some degree. For instance, all broadcast cigarette advertising was banned in 1970 (although the tobacco companies were somewhat ok with this with the expensive competition there and less equal time requirements with anti-smoking PSAs) [[PublicServiceAnnouncement PSA]]s) and making fictional characters smoke less, most famous with ''VideoGame/{{Kojak}}'' with his lollipops.
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.
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