Thursday, May 09, 2013

My 100 Favorite Films of the 1960s: 40-21

40. Lilies of the Field (1963)

39. Planet of the Apes (1968)
This is one of those movies I always get caught up in and end up watching if I pass it on TV. Rod Serling's screenplay is basically a feature length Twilight Zone episode; a very compelling one.

38. In Cold Blood (1967)

37. Vixen (1968)
Erica Gavin recently said she liked my wife's art. She's Becca's favorite Russ Meyer star.

36. Belle de Jour (1967)
My favorite of my many favorite Bunuel films.

35. The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965)
Surprised it took this long to get to a short cartoon, but not surprised that the first one is by Chuck Jones.

34. The Producers (1968)

33. Repulsion (1965)
Claustrophobic and impossible to look away from.

32. Topkapi (1964)

31. The Innocents (1961)
One of the most creepily atmospheric movies I've ever seen.

30. Two Women (1961)

29. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
That's three movies with Catherine Deneuve in this grouping.

28. Patton (1970)

27. The Critic (1963)
If you haven't seen Ernest Pintoff's abstract short animation with Mel Brooks as an obnoxious moviegoer, go find it on YouTube. It's just a few minutes long, but it's so worth it.

26. Ride the High Country (1962)
I'm kind of surprised there aren't more Westerns on this list.

25. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

24. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

23. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
No one mentions Robert Shaw in this movie very much. It's his best performance in anything, in my opinion. Not that I hear people mentioning this movie ever, which is a shame, because it's a great one.

22. M*A*S*H (1970)
I've lived pieces of my life by a philosophy of goofing off. This movie fed that. And the novel, for that matter.

21. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967)
The first movie anyone used to teach me about composition and cinematography, in my high school film studies class.

Tomorrow: the top 20.

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

My list still pathetic: 40, 39, 34, 22