Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) is still a thoroughly entertaining and engaging movie, even at the age of 60. What has made it endure for so long is the real connection audiences make to Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn. The movie had a very contemporary setting and the early 60s had a distinct vibe. John… Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Tag: Films of the 60s
Films released between 1960 and 1969.
The Graduate (1967) is the seminal film of the late 60s. It spoke to an entire generation of youth who were disillusioned and disaffected. The Baby Boomers had more expectations placed upon them than any previous generation. As their ideals about what America was supposed to be came crashing down around them, the Boomers began… Continue reading The Graduate
How the American New Wave was Born
It’s been called a lot of things. The New Hollywood, The Film School Generation, or simply as The 70’s. More recently, the 13 years between 1970 and 1983 have come to be known as The American New Wave. It was a period of much excitement, upheaval, and change that had the unintended after effect of… Continue reading How the American New Wave was Born
A near timeless film The Apartment (1960) marked quite a turn in American Cinema. During the 50s, movies making social commentary or dealing with dark issues were so sanitized that you now come to the end of them and say “that’s what that’s supposed to be about?” Just some examples of 50s watering down are:… Continue reading The Apartment