The Spy Who Came in from the Cold last night. The first hour particularly with Burton’s character playing at being off the rails is incredible cinema.
Firstly, have you seen it? If so, what did you think?
Secondly, what are your favourite 1960s films? Particularly interested in British films of the period (but i’ve done the kitchen sink dramas to death).
Thirdly, how shit were trailers then? They were basically the entire film. Look at this, ffs -
yep, love it. great burton performance tbh and can’t really think of much else like it.
Blow Up, all the Kubricks, Peeping Tom. Aside from British stuff it was a great decade for Euro art cinema, take your pick of Fellini, Antonioni, Bergman - pretty much all at the top of their game.
I watched Spy Who Came In From the Cold recently-ish - last year I think - it’s good.
don’t about best but I enjoyed If…, Performance, The Innocents, Hammer films (These are the Damned, Quatermass and the Pit, The Devil Rides Out), the Ipcress File
it was a pretty good decade for genre films and trash as well as art in a lot of places
This is a really good film
Seconds is a 1966 American science fiction drama film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Rock Hudson. The screenplay by Lewis John Carlino was based on Seconds, a novel by David Ely. The film was entered into the 1966 Cannes Film Festival and released by Paramount Pictures. The cinematography by James Wong Howe was nominated for an Academy Award.
In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, hist...
The Graduate is pretty decent
Jungle Book for the kids
Ealing comedy Two Way Stretch
my fave British 60s film
Directed by Sidney J. Furie. With Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd. In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.
my fave US 60s film
Directed by John Boorman. With Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Carroll O'Connor. After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the money that was stolen from him.
my fave euro 60s film (ok so it was released 1970 but shot in the 60s)
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio. A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political...
I first watched the IPCRESS File whilst stoned infront of a log fire in a hut in the middle of the forest in Poland. Probably the most comfortable i’ve been as an adult, but remember the brainwashing scenes ruining my vibe a bit.
should also throw in this absolute masterpiece of intensity
Directed by Ingmar Bergman. With Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand. A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together.
and this raw emotional ride with a Quincy Jones harlem jazz soundtrack
Directed by Sidney Lumet. With Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez. A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
This is very entertaining but also very problematic.
Love ‘…if’, like someone else mentioned. Might still be on netflix?
Also, this is 1972, but it has a very late 60s feel and it’s INCREDIBLE:
My favourite 60s british film would be Peeping Tom. Other than that, I’ve rated Rosemary’s Baby (possibly tied with Big Lebowski for favourite ever film), Psycho, The Producers, The Odd Couple, Night of the Living Dead, In the Heat of the Night, La Jetee and Legend of a Duel to the Death as five star films.
I would highly recommend Legend of a Duel to the Death to anyone with an interest in Japanese cinema, I’d never heard of it before I watched it but it blew me away.
Honourable mention goes to
yeah, the whole brainwashing stuff is a bit of a twister when in a purple haze
Any of the Sergio leone films made in the 60s.
I watched a film on the BBC late one night. It was a British sci-fi film, guessing from the 60s, but maybe slightly before or after. It was about an old couple who make some sort of brainswap machine, they then coerce a younger man back to their house to put the plan to action…but the i fell asleep. It
might have been called Doctor something. Been doing my head in. Anyone?
Some good Italian ones:
Fists in the Pocket (I pugni in tasca) is a 1965 Italian film directed by Marco Bellocchio. It was Bellocchio's debut film.
Four siblings, a sister and three brothers, live with their blind mother in an Italian villa.
Three of the siblings suffer from epilepsy; the eldest son, Augusto (Marino Mase) does not.
Augusto is the only provider for the family.
One of the brothers, Alessandro (Lou Castel), decides that Augusto would be free
to live his life as he pleases if the mother and other siblings...
Il Posto is a 1961 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It is an example of Italian Neorealism. In July 2018, it was selected to be screened in the Venice Classics section at the 75th Venice International Film Festival.
The film tells the story of Domenico, a young man who forgoes the latter part of his education when his family is in need of money. Applying for a job at a big city corporation, he goes through a bizarre series of exams, physical tests and interviews. During a brief respite f...
Divorce Italian Style (Italian: Divorzio all'italiana) is a 1961 Italian comedy film directed by Pietro Germi. The screenplay was written by Ennio De Concini, Pietro Germi, Alfredo Giannetti, and Agenore Incrocci; based on the novel Un delitto d'onore (Honour Killing) by Giovanni Arpino. It stars Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Lando Buzzanca, and Leopoldo Trieste. The movie won the Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen; ...
Was about to say this one.
From turning my head to look at my DVD shelf, I’ll offer up Breakfast At Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Batman The Movie, Mary Poppins, 101 Dalmatians, Kes, and Kurosawa’s Yojimbo. All great lads.