Best Films of the 60s

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Re: Best Films of the 60s

Postby R6dw6C » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:29 am

While reading your lists, I became really jealous. ">


L'Avventura / The Adventure (Michelangelo Antonioni / Italy/France)
Peeping Tom (Michael Powell / UK)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock / USA)
La Maschera del Demonio / Black Sunday (Mario Bava / Italy)
Plein soleil / Blazing Sun (Ren Clement / France/Italy)
The Misfits (John Huston / USA)
Fünf Patronenhülsen / Five Cartridges (Frank Beyer / East Germany)


Die toten Augen von London / The dark eyes of London (Alfred Vohrer / West Germany)
Jules et Jim / Jules and Jim (Franois Truffaut / France)
The Innocents (Jack Clayton / UK)
La Notte / The Night (Michelangelo Antonioni / Italy/France)
The Children's Hour (William Wyler / USA)
L'Année Dernière à Marienbad / Last Year in Marienbad (Alain Resnais / France/Italy)
Der Fälscher von London / The Forger of London (Harald Reinl / West Germany)
A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson / UK)
El Cid (Anthony Mann / Spain/Italy/USA)


Das Gasthaus an der Themse / The Inn by the river (Alfred Vohrer / West Germany)
L'Eclisse / The Eclipse (Michelangelo Antonioni / Italy/France)
Mamma Roma (Pier Paolo Pasolini / Italy)
Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean / UK)
Otoshiana / Pitfall (Hiroshi Teshigahara / Japan)
Der Schatz im Silbersee / The Treasure of Silver Lake (Harald Reinl / West Germany/Yugoslavia/France)
Ride the High Country (Sam Peckinpah / USA)
Otto e mezzo / Eight and a half (Federico Fellini / Italy/France)
Mutiny on the Bounty (Lewis Milestone, Marlon Brando, Carol Reed / USA)
Le Procés / The Trial (Orson Welles / France/Italy/West Germany)


The Haunting (Robert Wise / USA/UK)
Tystnaden / The Silence (Ingmar Bergman / Sweden)
Il Gattopardo / The Leopard (Luchino Visconti / Italy/France)
Zimmer 13 / Room 13 (Harald Reinl / West Germany/France)
Die endlose Nacht / The endless Night (Will Tremper / West Germany)
From Russia with Love (Terence Young / UK)
Ein Alibi zerbricht / An Alibi for Death (Alfred Vohrer / West Germany)


La Frusta e il corpo / The whip and the body (Mario Bava / Italy/France)
Il deserto rosso / The red desert (Michelangelo Antonioni / Italy/France)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (Stanley Kubrick / UK)
Comizi damore / Assembly of Love (Pier Paolo Pasolini / Italy)
The Knack... and how to get it (Richard Lester / UK)
Die Tote von Beverly Hills / The Dead Woman of Beverly Hills (Michael Pfleghar / West Germany)
Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock / USA)
Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte (Robert Aldrich / USA)
Kaidan / Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi / Japan)


Repulsion (Roman Polanski / UK)
Per qualche dollaro in più / For a few dollars more (Sergio Leone / Italy/Spain/West Germany/Monaco)
Mirage (Edward Dmytryk / USA)
Der unheimliche Mönch / The sinister Monk (Harald Reinl / West Germany)
Dr. Zhivago (David Lean / USA)
The Naked Kiss (Samuel Fuller / USA)


Sedmikrásky / Daisies (Vera Chytilov / Czechoslovakia)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Mike Nichols / USA)
Blow up (Michelangelo Antonioni / UK/Italy)
Uccellacci e uccellini / Hawks and sparrows (Pier Paolo Pasolini / Italy)
Torn Curtain (Alfred Hitchcock / USA)
Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo / The good, the bad and the ugly (Sergio Leone / Italy/Spain)
Au hasard Balthazar / Balthazar (Robert Bresson / France/Sweden)
Belle de jour (Luis Buuel / France/Italy)


Rosemarys Baby (Roman Polanski / USA)
Week End / Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard / France/Italy)
Se sei vivo spara / If six are alive, shoot! (Giulio Questi / Italy/Spain)
Mouchette (Robert Bresson / France)
Terra em Transe / Land in Anguish (Glauber Rocha / Brazil)
Koroshi no rakuin / Branded to kill (Seijun Suzuki / Japan)
Point Blank (John Boorman / USA)
Midaregumo / Scattered Clouds (Mikio Naruse / Japan)


Petulia (Richard Lester / UK/USA)
Barbarella (Roger Vadim / France/Italy)
C'era una volta il West / Once upon a time in the west (Sergio Leone / Italy/USA)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick / UK)
Diabolik / Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava / Italy/France)
Schamlos / Shameless (Eddy Saller / Austria)
Vargtimmen / The Hour of the wolf (Ingmar Bergman / Sweden)
Teorema / Theorem (Pier Paolo Pasolini / Italy)
Spavolac Mrtvol / The Cremator (Juraj Herz / Czechoslovakia)
Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General (Michael Reeves / UK)
Bübchen / Little Vampire (Roland Klick / West Germany)
Il grande silenzio / The great silence (Sergio Corbucci / Italy/France)
Abschied / Farewell (Egon Gnther / East Germany)


A doppia faccia / Double face (Riccardo Freda / Italy/West Germany)
Warum läuft Herr R. Amok / Why does Herr R. run Amok (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler / West Germany)
The Bed sitting room (Richard Lester / UK)
Môjû / Blind Beast (Yasuzo Masumura / Japan)
Ma nuit chez Maud / My Night with Maud (Eric Rohmer / France)
LUccello dalle piume di cristallo / The Bird with the crystal plumage (Dario Argento / Italy/West Germany)
Mr. Freedom (William Klein / France)
Satyricon (Federico Fellini / Italy/France)
Sieben Tage Frist / Seven Days Grace (Alfred Vohrer / West Germany)
My Lover, my son (John Newland / USA/UK)
On Her Majestys Secret Service (Peter Hunt / UK)
Detektive / Detectives (Rudolf Thome / West Germany)
Kes (Kenneth Loach / UK)

Still haven't seen many "important" movies from this decade - many of the "canon" films . But that will change soon, I hope.

And I need to see some of these titles again, for example "My lover, my son".

Re: Best Films of the 60s

Postby A » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:27 am

Glad you joined us in our list-o-rama
Interesting choices. I haven't seen almost any of the West German films you mention. Need to catch up!

Didn't realize you were so fond of Kaidan, Koroshi no rakuin, Midaregumo, and especially Mama Roma
I must congratulate you for your excellent tastes

And I also wasn't aware that you had seen Bresson's wonderful Au hasard Balthazar. I hope you don't have any more dark secrets
A bout de souffle is '59 in my book, but you and wpqx seem to be in the majority here.

Re: Best Films of the 60s

Postby wpqx » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:01 pm

I've seen Breathless listed more often from 1960. I still haven't been able to get a hold of Kes, but one day I'm sure I'll get to it. Interesting seeing a new list presented considering how well acquainted we've all gotten with our regular tastes.

Re: Best Films of the 60s

Postby A » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:31 pm

Yes, a new list is definitely welcome

I always try to go by the date a film was produced/finished. The safest bet is to go by the copyright at the end of each print. That has actually becomeone more reason why I always try to stay at a screening until the very end

Re: Best Films of the 60s

Postby wpqx » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:45 pm

Some films differ wildly between when completed and when released. I had a hard time finding an exact year for Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer.

Re: Best Films of the 60s

Postby A » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:09 pm

Yes, that's exactly why I chose this method a couple of years ago. Now I don't have nowhere as much trouble with dates as a I used to

Re: Best Films of the 60s

Postby A » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:50 am


What no Jack Clayton on your list? I can't believe you didn't like The Innocents as much, after all your raving about it. What can I say, you were right, it is one of the most remarkable "horror" movies I have seen. Reminded me of Disney's Cinderella and Cocteau's La belle et la bte during some moments, even the two kisses
Very beautiful film.

Re: Best Films of the 60s

Postby R6dw6C » Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:37 am

OH my god!
I really forgot to put it into my list. Unbelievable: I recommended this masterpiece to you all the time, over and over again, just to forget it by myself. Added.
Your suggestion about Cocteau matches the athmosphere, the form and even the narration of the film precisely - but I liked the Clayton more due to its - well, I know it sounds strange - gentleness, though (the harder;-) "La belle et la bete" is a great film (which I already saw on the big screen, I hope this also happens with the stunningly photographed "The Innocents" one day).

You forgot your rating, btw. I still can't believe it: 77/100 What is going to happen next?

EDIT: Just added John Boorman's classic "Point Blank" to my list which I just finished. What a great experience - Once again I'm thrilled about my positively disappointed expectations. As I already knew "Deliverance", I should've known better.


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