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Old 11-05-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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Top Films of the Decade - The 1960s

Hey all, welcome to the last Films of the Decade voting thread. You'll submit your Top 15 picks of what in your opinion were the best movies of said decade, instead of strictly favorites (personally, I do a composite of favorites and best, so a good share of films get listed). You're more than welcome to revise your list as many times as you want as long as you tell me which one you want me to count; you can also put more than 15 movies on your list, I'll only count the Top 15. The films will be assigned a point value according to their placement on the list (15 points for #1, 14 points for #2, etc...). Films have to be on at least 2 lists to be considered for the final list.

The main purpose of this thread is to provoke discussion about these films and each others' tastes... and most importantly for fun. The more lists submitted, the better the overall list becomes, so please submit when you can.

Please submit your list in the format provided below, it makes compiling and adding up votes 100x easier, trust me. No awkward spaces or reverse order lists, please. I cannot stress this enough:

Example:
1. 2001: A Spacy Odyssey
2. Psycho
3. Dr. Strangelove...

This is the last decade list, so when submissions start stopping for this list and any of the other decades, the voting period will end and I'll compile the final lists for everyone to see.

Here are the links to the other voting threads:

The 1970s: http://forum.interference.com/showth...hreadid=180975
The 1980s: http://forum.interference.com/showth...hreadid=180755
The 1990s: http://forum.interference.com/t180590.html
The 2000s: http://forum.interference.com/showth...hreadid=180273

The more lists people submit, the more variety goes into the final list. Cool beans.
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1. Lawrence Of Arabia
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. To Kill A Mockingbird
4. Psycho
5. The Manchurian Candidate
6. A Hard Day's Night
7. The Graduate
8. Dr. Strangelove
9. Midnight Cowboy
10. Once Upon A Time In The West
11. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
12. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
13. Bonnie And Clyde
14. Planet Of The Apes
15. Goldfinger

Too bad Ben Hur was released in 1959...
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:20 PM   #3
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Re: Top Films of the Decade - The 1960s

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This is the last decade list, so when submissions start stopping for this list and any of the other decades, the voting period will end and I'll compile the final lists for everyone to see.
Hell no it ain't the last decade.

50's gonna get ya! I'll run it myself!

And you've probably seen more from that decade then you think.

anyway...la 60's:


1. Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone, 1968)
2. The Manchurian Candidate (Frankenheimer, 1962)
3. The Trial (WELLES, 1962)
4. Jules and Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
5. Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick, 1964)
6. Marnie (Hitchcock, 1964)
7. The Naked Kiss (Fuller, 1964)
8. The Apartment (Wilder, 1960)
9. Band of Outsiders (Godard, 1964)
10. Two for the Road (Donen, 1967)
11. Doctor Zhivago (Lean, 1965)
12. Home From The Hill (Minnelli, 1960)
13. 8 1/2 (Fellini, 1963)
14. The Americanization of Emily (Hiller, 1964)
15. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford, 1962)

Man, 1964 was a good year! 5 films? With 3 of my Top 4 from 1962? Clearly my bias was on the first half of the decade, as only 2 films were from the other end. I left off big names like Bonnie & Clyde, 2001, and The Graduate off, partially because I've become enchanted more recently by other newly-seen films, and partially because I'm bored of seeing them listed all the time. Would have loved to have made room for Welles's Chimes At Midnight, Frankenheimer's Seconds, My Fair Lady, and Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and Persona.

Also, monkeyskin, don't ask why I have Zhivago here instead of Lawrence. I'm not sure I have a response at this moment.

The more I look at it, the more I'm beginning to think this decade may have been even better than the 70's. Maybe.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:24 PM   #4
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I'm going to abstain from submitting a list for this decade as well.

I could probably list more amazing films that I haven't seen yet from the 60's than ones I have...and I've probably seen a lot.
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No 2001 for Laz.
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No 2001 for Laz.
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Oh, I'd rank Strangelove ahead of 2001 too. Is Laz just listing one director only?
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No. See my statements below my list.

It's one of those great films I never feel like watching.
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I read your comments but my eyes skipped past 2001, somehow...
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:53 PM   #10
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Maybe monkeyskin's too lazy to repost:

Best of the 1960s
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Once Upon a Time in the West
3. The Battle of Algiers
4. Persona
5. Dr Strangelove
6. The Apartment
7. Kes
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
9. Pyscho
10. Hud
11. Rosemary's Baby
12. The Graduate
13. High and Low
14. Jules et Jim
15. 8 1/2
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Monkeyskin was fast asleep in England when this thread popped up (at 3.20 am)

And I won't ask about Dr Zhivago beating out Lawrence laz. I wasn't too keen on it myself though, with only the climatic scene on the bus resonating with me. It looked pretty though.

And damn straight this ain't the last list, 1950s is one of my best lists!
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:21 PM   #12
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Thread must not die after only three lists posted and one page so far. So here’s a film from 1964 that I enjoyed recently:

The Pawnbroker
From Sidney Lumet comes this story of a Jewish Holocaust survivor now running a pawn shop in a New York ghetto. After witnessing horror after horror at the hands of the Nazis and losing so much to them, he has become cold and detached from his fellow man. He believes he is surviving by ‘playing the system’ and operates on a basis of every man for himself. After all, no one helped him back in the concentration camp. Contrasting life in the ghetto with imprisonment by the Nazis with extremely effective cuts, shows how inhumanity can warp and destroy a person’s soul and the cost of trying to reclaim it. Whilst still a powerful film, I cannot imagine the impact this must have had forty years ago, when it was among the first major films to deal with the Holocaust and its victims.
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Let's at least get 2 more lists, more than that would be excellent.
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Haven't been around much lately, but had this done a while ago. I'll just wing the order now

1. Dr. Strangelove
2. West Side Story
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
4. The Wild Bunch
5. The Magnificent Seven (Seven Samurai in English)
6. The Sound of Music
7. 2001
8. A Hard Day's Night
9. Jason & the Argonauts (top notch Harryhausen)
10. What's Up, Tiger Lily? (japanese spy film dubbed by Woody Allen)
11. Destroy All Monsters (Godzilla, Mothra, Gammera & more)
12. The Dirty Dozen
13. Billy Budd (first film to bum me out)
14. Bye Bye Birdie
15. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (stranger, T. Randall, comes to town & shakes things up. Cool effects)

And all these belong in my top 15 also: Midnight Cowboy, Psycho, The Birds, Night of the Living Dead, Horror Express, Wait Until Dark, Mary Poppins, Lawrence of Arabia, The Great Escape, Son of Godzilla, Mysterious Island, Any Jerry Lewis comedy (Cinderfella, Disorderly Orderly, etc..), Father Goose, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, To Sir With Love, All Sergio Leone (Good, Bad & Ugly, Fistful of $, For a Few Dollars More, Once Upon..), The Apartment, The Incredible Journey, 3 Lives of Thomasina, Camelot, In the Heat of the Night, most of the Bond films, any Burt Lancaster.

Some are pretty lame, but were faves as a kid And since I use these threads (ZS, Bang & Clatter) to find current entertainment for myself, maybe you young-uns will find something here in my list you may be unaware of but might enjoy.

I think a 50's list would be pretty cool
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