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Copy of The 1970s
Transcript of Copy of The 1970s
New Hollywood Films
The top ten highest-grossing films of the decade are (in order from highest to lowest grossing):
, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Godfather (
Oscar winner 1972, 1974
Saturday Night Fever,
Rocky, and Jaws 2
"Can you dig it?" : Do you understand?
"Dream on!" : Yeah, right.
"Far out!" : Cool.
"In your face!" : I succeeded in up -staging you. Woo!
"Your Mama!" : Quick comeback insinuating that the insulter may have had intimate relations with another's mother.
"Catch you on the flip-side." : See you later.
"Chill!" Relax; be cool.
"Get down!"; "Boogie!" : Dance.
"Right on!" : Agreed.
"What it is, what it is?" : What's up?
"Be there or be square!" : Attend, or you shall be looked-down upon.
"Totally!" : Sure; absolutely.
"Take a chill pill!" : Calm down!
or should I say
Fashion of the 1970s
Fashion became the way young Americans challenged government by abolishing autocratic rules; an expression of relaxed attitudes.
the Farrah Fawcett curls
Jewelry: Mood rings, Pulka beads and shells, ID braclets
Shoes: Platforms and Earth Clogs
Pants: Bellbottoms, Hip Huggers, Hot Pants, Denim, Mini Skirts
"The Man" : Symbol for authority.
"Crib" : Home.
"Gig" : Workplace or job.
"Foxy" : Attractive.
"Bad" : Nice; cool.
"Bananas" : Crazy.
"Sweet!" : So awesomely cool.
"T.C.B." : Stands for Take Care of Business.
"T.C.C.I.C." : Take Care 'Cause I Care.
"T.C.F.S." : Too Cool for School.
"T.T.Y.L." : Talk to you later!
Music Icons in the 1970s
The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, John Lennon, The Village People, Pink Floyd, Queen,The Ramones, Parliament-Funkadelic, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Kool & the Gang, The Jackson 5, Earth, Wind & Fire, James Brown, KISS, AC/DC, and Queen
Sports of the 1970s
Music during the 1970s
By the 1970's,music had become a huge business This decade saw the breakup of the Beatles and the death of Elvis Presley, robbing rock of two major influences. Punk rock had been associated with various left-wing or anti-establishment ideologies, including anarchism and socialism. Bands such as Crass, Discharge, Dead Kennedys, Millions of Dead Cops, Aus-Rotten used political and sometimes controversial lyrics that attacked the establishment, sexism, capitalism, racism, colonialism.
"Toads" : Parents.
"Jive turkey" : Nerd; jerk; idiot.
"Pimp" : Cool guy.
"Threads" : Clothes.
"Trucker Talk" : The communication between highway truckers on CB radios.
"Smokey" : Policeman.
"Spaz" : Clumsy person.
"Baby" : Term of endearment.
•Arnold goes from body builder (Mr. Olympia 10 times 1970-1980) to American politician in the 80s
"Old School" : Old style of being.
"Dynomite!" : Awesome!
"Trollin'" : Something very dank.
Music of the 1970s
Leisure Suits, Sweat Suits, and Tie Dye T-Shirts
Other Fads of this era
Lava lamps, Rubik's cube, Pet rocks, smiley face stickers, string art
Streaking nude in public was a popular past time during the 1970s too.
Professor Phil Knight sold athletic sneakers out of the trunk of his car. He paid a student $35 to create a symbol for his shoe. In 1972 he made 3.2 million dollars.
The "working out" fad and spark in athletics contributed to the narcissism of this time.
Art: Earth movement, Women's movement, Hyperrealism, Pop Art, Performance Art
Materials such as Glass, Steel, and concrete became more common; boxy, skeleton-frame construction exposed the structure and gave it a "sleek" appeal.
Pop Art was a movement that imitated the methods, styles, and themes of popular culture and mass media, such as comic strips, advertising, and science fiction
Andy Warhol, George Segal
Performance Art challenged traditioal stationary art
Andrew Wyeth- Helga
World Trade Center NYC
The Sears Tower (renamed the Willis Tower in 2009) Chicago
Art and Architecture of the 1970s
Music Types of the 1970s
Pop music splintered into a multitude of styles: soft rock, hard rock, country rock, folk rock, punk rock, shock rock -- and the dance craze of the decade, disco! Soul and R&B also started to develop quickly.
February 26 1972
President Richard Nixon and Premier Chou-en-Lai attend the Chinese Gymnastics Exhibition. That performance came during Nixon's historic trip to China, coming less than a year after the President lifted a 21-year embargo against the country.
Cold War and its effect on sports
Coverage of the USA-Cuba volleyball match from Havana marks the first time an American television network sports department covers a sports event in Cuba since Premier Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. The commentator was Peter Jennings, now of "World News Tonight" fame. He received an exclusive interview with Castro, during which the Cuba leader corrected his translator
February 12 1978
The USA-Cuba Amateur boxing marks the first live telecast from Cuba since Castro came to power in 1959.
Munich Olympics 1972
Technology in the 1970s
The '70s decade that witnessed the convergence of technology and commerce. Computers, cars, space exploration are only few of the numerous technologies which developed and improved tremendously in these 10 years.
Three Figures on Four Benches
The Bread Line
Foods of the 1970s
Literature of the 1970s, in general, had a major theme of man's allienation from their spiritual roots.
Email,Computers,Video Games,Microwave Oven,First Digital Camera,The pocket calculator,Barcode,Genetic Engineering,MRI Scanner,floppy disks,Cray supercomputer,Gene splicing
Toni Morrison-The Bluest Eye; Song of Solomon
Christopher Lasch- The Culture of Narcissism
Shere Hite- The Hite Report
Thomas Hams- I'm OK, You're OK
Richard Bach- Johnaton Livingston Seagull
Katerine Petterson- Bridge to Terabithia
William Steg- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
The Harvey Wallbanger has an interesting history and widely changes depending on the source of the story. The creator ranges from surfer to renowned mixologist, but the recipe stays the same. The drink's three ingredients, vodka, orange juice and Galliano, were commonly found in most homes in the 70s. The simplicity of this drink made it a popular choice for the cocktail parties and fondue affairs of the decade.