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Top 5 sixties films
« on: May 01, 2017, 04:28:49 PM »
Not in any particular order, mine are:

Up the Junction,
Blow Up,
The Knack,
Alfie, and almost any film with Anna Karina starring,ha ha. 😉
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Re: Top 5 sixties films
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 05:37:07 PM »
Not easy to boil it down to five. Blow up would be there, that's sure, maybe The swimmer, The innocents, La dolce vita, A hard day's night, The great escape, Buñuel's El ángel exterminador..., Point blank, 2001, Easy rider, maybe? An added problem to choose is there are loads of "bad" movies rich in that "period charm" that I love (Casino Royale, the whole Bond series really, the surf comedies...).

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Re: Top 5 sixties films
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 05:56:39 PM »
Not seen the swimmer in years, great film  ;D ;D

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Re: Top 5 sixties films
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 07:21:25 PM »
The Graduate
Bullitt
The Thomas Crown Affair
Midnight Cowboy
Point Blank

That's today's 5, but like the question "what are 5 favourite records of all time" - if you asked me again tomorrow they would be different!
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Re: Top 5 sixties films
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 07:25:44 PM »
Difficult choice here . .

Italian Job
Bullit
Good , the Bad and the Ugly (or Jock Stein , Colin Stein and Frankenstein)
Where Eagles Dare (Broadsword calling Danny-Boy)
Goldfinger
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Re: Top 5 sixties films
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 07:02:34 AM »

A taste of honey
Kes
Butch Cassidy and sun dance kid
Bullit
Hard days night

(Batman movie- real/rubber shark scene;)

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Re: Top 5 sixties films
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 07:20:29 AM »

A taste of honey
Kes
Butch Cassidy and sun dance kid

Bullit
Hard days night

(Batman movie- real/rubber shark scene;)

Another couple of crackers . .that would make any top ten of the 6ts. .
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Re: Top 5 sixties films
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 02:49:10 PM »
Great choices,must be said. Should've been top ten.
Must add,
Sandwich Man,
Bedazzled,
Here we go round the Mulberry Bush and
To Sir with Love.
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Re: Top 5 sixties films
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 04:22:56 PM »
Great choices,must be said. Should've been top ten.
Must add,
Sandwich Man,
Bedazzled,
Here we go round the Mulberry Bush and
To Sir with Love.


Three quintessential 60s films that serve to illustrate my point. None of them is an outstanding movie (Bedazzled is a clever comedy, but not a great film and the other two are hugely dated), but they've got period charm in spades.

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Re: Top 5 sixties films
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2017, 01:02:15 PM »
Agree with most all choices and comments too. Tough to differentiate between fave films of the decade regardless of subject matter and those with a '1960s/Mod/Swinging London/Soho Noir' vibe. Regardless of genre I'd go for stuff like THE GREAT ESCAPE, BULLITT, THE MAGNIFICENT 7, VON RYANS EXPRESS, THE REBEL, GOLDFINGER, BARBARELLA, BATMAN, THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF, THE DEVIL RIDES OUT, PLANET OF THE APES, ALFIE, ITALIAN JOB, THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO, THE GRADUATE, the FLINT movies even things like JUNGLE BOOK or WEST SIDE STORY and JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS or some of the 'CARRY ONs. Of course many of these have a hint of what guys like us go for in terms of style, music and such like. For 'genre' I guess things like all the Beatle films, THE KNACK, THE SYSTEM, UP THE JUNCTION. So many just 'feel' good regardless of whether they are actually what could be regarded as 'good films'. Nice topic though.
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