The decade is considered one of the most dismal for British film. Hollywood dominance was paramount and American studios seemed disinterested in financing UK movies.
But there were some highlights: David Puttnam, Derek Jarman and Ken Russell all emerged in the decade.
The Associated British Picture Corporation was taken over by EMI and financed successful US films like The Deerhunter and Convoy.
Rank funded thrillers such The Eagle has Landed (1976) and The Boys from Brazil (1978), and remade classic films such as All Quiet on the Western Front (1979).
British film highlights included Straw Dogs, Get Carter and The Long Good Friday.
In 1976 The Society of Film and Television Arts changed its name to Bafta.