Tuesday, May 07, 2013

My 100 Favorite Films of the 1960s: 80-61

Continuing on from yesterday.

80. Romeo and Juliet (1968)
AKA the one with the boobs that they show 10th graders. That was always a big deal in high school, that you sat in class and saw the boobs in Romeo and Juliet. Oy. This is a great film, though. One of the best Shakespeare adaptations, and of a play I don't much care for.

79. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

78. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

77. Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
Jeanne Moreau's best performance, I think, but there's another of her films coming on this list.

76. Divorce, Italian Style (1961)
Lots of foreign films on this list. I think American films were really getting kind of stale in this decade, until they got revitalized at the end of it. When I think of the 60s in American film I tend to think of bloated, overlong musicals. (Kind of like what we have right now, come to think...)

75. Kwaidan (1964)
A film of amazing, haunting imagery.

74. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

73. Fists in the Pocket (1965)
One of the most compelling depictions of mental and emotional dysfunction I've ever seen.

72. Help! (1965)
It's just never not funny.

71. Loves of a Blonde (1965)

70. From Russia with Love (1963)
My favorite Bond flick.

69. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

68. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

67. The Comedy of Terrors (1964)
I want Vincent Price complaining "You're sittin' on my money!" to be my ring tone.

66. Playtime (1967)

65. The Night of the Iguana (1964)

64. The Jungle Book (1967)

63. Bedazzled (1967)

62. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
My favorite of the Roger Corman/Vincent Price AIP horror films, and this one Hazel Court, Jane Asher, and some beautiful production design.

61. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Not much commentary today, but I had a bad night, give me a break. Tomorrow: the next 20.


Roger Owen Green said...

My goodness, even worse. Only Help! and Romeo & Juliet, both of which i saw at the time. Olivia Hussey was a LOT of guys' wet dream in the day. I was 15, so it was an OMG film, full screen, not on video.

Joe Owen said...

The original Bedazzled is so, so funny. Love that movie.