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Top Fifty Films of the 60s — Number One

#1 — Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) It may be that true cinematic genius stems less from an ability to fulfill a particular vision to the letter and more

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Top Fifty Films of the 60s — Number Two

#2 — The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960) Often I have described myself as a cynical romantic (or a romantic cynic, but the other version rolls off the tongue more pleasantly). While there are undoubtedly a multitude of influences that led

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Top Fifty Films of the 60s — Number Three

#3 — Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) I expend a lot syllables in these pieces considering how individual films fit in with the shifting trends of the cinematic era. Maybe they connect to the French New Wave, as a representative example

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Top Ten Films of the 60s — Number Four

#4 — Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967) “We rob banks.” It’s a beautiful line of dialogue: so simple, so direct and yet so revealing. When delivered by Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker, there’s a disarming pride to it, a

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Top Fifty Films of the 60s — Number Five

#5 — High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963) Director Akira Kurosawa is so strongly associated with samurai films–his signature films that it can be jarring to see him working with a story set outside of feudal Japan. Natural as that

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Top Fifty Films of the 60s — Number Six

#6 — Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 1966) Let’s start by challenging a myth. Life magazine never actually reported a panicked revolt by Warner Bros. executives against the film version of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, standing up

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Top Fifty Films of the 60s — Number Seven

#7 — 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Stanley Kubrick, master director and cinematic innovator with a heavy influence on countless cinematic greats who followed, won exactly one Academy Award. One. Of course, that’s more of a damnation of

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