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All these post-1960 movies..zzzzzzzzzzz


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I've been trying to watch them, but they put me to sleep.


2 hours of boring, slow-moving, rehash of the plots of old movies, but stretched out to 2-hours.


These films should have been limited to 1 hour, and shown as double features.


That's why old double-feature films were not boring. We got 2 different kinds of movies, a cartoon, a short, and a newsreel, all for .10 cents for kids and .25 cents for adults.

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}We got 2 different kinds of movies, a cartoon, a short, and a newsreel, all for .10 cents for kids and .25 cents for adults.


Fred, you should have been working on your decimal notation instead of going to the movies. :)

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I want to say I kind of agree with you, as a matter of fact if I had to choose between watching only B&W or color movies from here on out, I'd definitely choose the former, but I can't say I dislike *all* movies post 1960.


My favorites, as a whole, a certainly from the 50's and before (and in black and white), but I also love *Planet of the Apes*, *The Natural*, *A Christmas Story* and *The Odd Couple* to name a few.


So, I do mostly agree, I just can't eliminate all from 1960 and up.



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Thanks to both of you. I like several movies from the 1960s, but just average movies from the 60s are very boring to me, and they are generally way too long.


I often mention "Three on a Match", from 1932. It's sort of an average movie but it's great and it's only 63 minutes long. Very interesting, filled with interesting things happening.


Compare this list of films from 1965:




With this list from 1935:



I would like to see every one of the 1935 films, but almost none of the 1965 films.

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Rayallen, two of the four movies you mentioned are NOT post '60's. And there are several really good "post '60's" films.


The Hospital

Harold and Maude

American Graffitti

The Godfather

The Godfather 2


Dog Day Afternoon


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Blazing Saddles

Soylent Green



Star Wars



I'm sure some of you can add to this list. Not ALL movies made after the '60's sucked. Matter of fact, I've a brother-in-law who thinks movies past the '50's were a waste of time.


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Here are some of the films from Page 1 of 1932 films:



Alias The Doctor Richard Barthelmess

The All-American Richard Arlen

American Madness Walter Huston

The Animal Kingdom Ann Harding

Are These Our Children? Eric Linden

Are You Listening? William Haines

Arsene Lupin John Barrymore

As You Desire Me Greta Garbo

Back Street Irene Dunne

The Beast Of The City Walter Huston

Beauty And The Boss Marian Marsh

Beauty Parlor Barbara Kent

Behind The Mask Jack Holt

Beyond The Rockies Tom Keene

The Big Broadcast Stuart Erwin

Big City Blues Joan Blondell

The Big Stampede John Wayne

A Bill Of Divorcement John Barrymore

Bird Of Paradise Dolores del Rio

Black King A.B. Comethiere

Blessed Event Lee Tracy

Blonde Venus Marlene Dietrich

Blondie Of The Follies Marion Davies

The Boiling Point Hoot Gibson

Border Devils Harry Carey

Broadway To Cheyenne Rex Bell

Broken Lullaby Lionel Barrymore

The Broken Wing Lupe Velez

But The Flesh Is Weak Robert Montgomery

The Cabin In The Cotton Richard Barthelmess

Call Her Savage Clara Bow

Carnival Boat Bill Boyd

Central Park Joan Blondell

Chandu The Magician Edmund Lowe

Children Of Montmartre Madeleine Renaud

Come On Danger Tom Keene

The Conquerors Richard Dix

Cornered Tim McCoy

The County Fair Hobart Bosworth

The Crash Ruth Chatterton

Crime At The Canal Ann Todd

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For me there is no good or bad decade, all has movies I like (and a LOT I don't). From 1898 to 2011. Do admit. MOST films from the past 20 years are real duds. Oh well, there's ragchewing and gadjet building if nothings on.


Edited by: hamradio on Jan 12, 2012 11:06 PM

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Today's films:


Hysteria (1965) was just awful. With a highly contrived and ridiculous plot that made no sense until the last few minutes. A very unrealistic and absurd murder plot.


Inside Daisy Clover (1965). An really dull boring nonsense film.


Joy In The Morning (1965). 1920s setting with 1960s clothes and hair styles. With Richard Chamberlain and Yvette Mimieux, two nice looking actors who have no range at all. They always play the same characters. Mimieux was playing exactly the same type of girl she played in Light in the Piazza.


Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965), another contrived plot that makes no sense until the last few minutes. Ok, so Bunny Lake is missing, and I?m sure her mother will find her before the end of the film. It?s a story that?s not worth more than 60 minutes of air time. A more interesting version of this could have been made by the original Twilight Zone team, with the full story told in 25 minutes.


Once A Thief (1965), a very unhappy, unsatisfying film in which everyone looses. Most people don?t like to see this kind of film.


The Cincinnati Kid (1965). Yawn, snooze, zzzzzzz. 1960s clothes, 1960s hair styles, 1960s train engines, 1920s and ?30s cars. And anyone who knows poker would NOT bet on the hand Steve McQueen bet on, and if he needed a loan so he could play poker, then that?s a hint that he?s not a very good poker player.

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1967 was the greatest year ever for movies?! You must be kidding. Here is a partial line-up from 1939:








The Wizard of Oz




Gunga Din




The Women




Gone With the Wind




The Four Feathers








The Hunchback of Notre Dame




I'm sure I've left out a dozen other classics that also came out in 1939. Yes, 1967 had some good movies, but nowhere near as many of the same quality as 1939. There are probably other years in the 1940s and 1950s that had as many classic movies as 1967.




I agree in general with Fred, I prefer watching movies from before 1960 to those made after 1960.




And before you assume that's because I watched those movies in theaters as a kid, I never saw any movies until the 1960s, and only became a devotee of pre-1960 movies after I started watching them on the old AMC and TCM.




TCM, keep showing those pre-1960 movies! That's why I watch TCM.


Edited by: Sunny75 on Jan 13, 2012 12:16 AM

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Actually Fred there were some very fine films made during the 1960's. I prepared a listing of my top ten films from each year over on the Favorites Forum on my LISTS thread.


1962 and 1964 are the two best years of the decade as far as I am concerned. Plus all of these films listed here were a whole lot better than what you got to see today.


Here is the list:



The Apartment

Elmer Gantry

The Gallant Hours

Inherit the Wind

The Magnificent Seven


Sink the Bismarck!


The Sundowners

Swiss Family Robinson



The Absent-Minded Professor

Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Children's Hour

The Guns of Navarone

The Hustler

Judgement at Nuremberg

The Parent Trap

A Raisin in the Sun

Two Rode Together

West Side Story



Cape Fear

Lawrence of Arabia

Lonely Are the Brave

The Longest Day

The Manchurian Candidate

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Miracle Worker

The Music Man

Ride the High Country

To Kill a Mockingbird



Billy Liar


From Russia With Love

The Great Escape

The Haunting


Lilies of the Field


Sunday in New York

Tom Jones



The Americanization of Emily


The Best Man



A Hard Day's Night

Mary Poppins

Seven Days in May

The Train




36 Hours

The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Bedford Incident

The Flight of the Phoenix

In Harm's Way



The Rounders

The Sound of Music

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold



The Battle of Algiers


Born Free

Fantastic Voyage

The Fortune Cookie

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A Man for All Seasons

The Professionals

The Sand Pebbles

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?



Bonnie and Clyde

Cool Hand Luke

The Dirty Dozen

El Dorado

The Graduate

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Hour of the Gun

In Cold Blood

In the Heat of the Night

Point Blank



2001: A Space Odyssey


The Lion in Winter

The Odd Couple

Once Upon a Time in the West

Planet of the Apes

Romeo and Juliet


The Thomas Crown Affair

Will Penny



Anne of the Thousand Days

Downhill Racer

Easy Rider

Midnight Cowboy

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Support Your Local Sheriff!

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

True Grit

Where Eagles Dare

The Wild Bunch

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Yes that's a good boring list. Who wants to watch "The Cincinnati Kid"?? That's like watching "Poker After Dark". I never like anything that has people playing poker, cards, gambling, etc. What's the point?


More recent movies i.e. "The English Patient", "Under the Tuscon Sun" are simply not my cup of tea. Wonder that English patient charactor didn't ask Jack Kavorkian to put him out of his misery for being in the film and reading yawn that script.


But the 1930's can be a bore like "Raffles" (1930) which can cause one be put in a comatose state. Plot: A gentlemen cricket player by day, thief by night that's known to cause apoplectic fits at Scotland Yard.


I would watch "Inside Daisy Clover" if it was a CSI episode.

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h4. 13 Friday

h1. 7:00 AM

h2. [Apartment, The (1960)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/16634/Apartment-The/]


An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.



*Dir*: *Cast*: , , .



BW-125 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format








h1. 9:15 AM

h2. [Any Wednesday (1966)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/24781/Any-Wednesday/]


A young businessman catches his boss keeping a mistress in the company apartment.



*Dir*: *Cast*: , , .



C-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format








h1. 11:15 AM

h2. [sunday in New York (1963)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/91903/Sunday-in-New-York/]


A philandering pilot gets real moral, real fast when his sister contemplates a premarital fling.



*Dir*: *Cast*: , , .



C-105 mins, TV-PG, CC,








h1. 1:15 PM


*BOY'S NIGHT OUT (1962)*


h2. A psychology student researches infidelity by becoming a platonic kept woman for four buddies.

*Dir*: *Cast*: , , .


C-113 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format








h1. 3:30 PM

h2. [bachelor In Paradise (1961)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/977/Bachelor-In-Paradise/]


A writer moves into a housing development to study married couples.



*Dir*: *Cast*: , , .



C-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

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In the Favorites forum I listed what can be called my "top" movies.


I had not noticed the range of years. For my top ten half of them are post-1960. They are:

Kuroneko (1968)

Nikita (1990)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Yojimbo (1961)

Fahrenheit 451 (1967)


For my top ten American movies only four of them are post-1960. They are:

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

All That Jazz (1979)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1990)

How to Steal a Million (1966)


I can understand that people will disagree with me on whether these are great and wonderful movies. I can not identify with their views as I can when people disagree with my views on religion, politics or food.


I believe there is no definite cut-off date for great movies.


Has any person researched the number of movies released each year and what percentage of them were poor, good or great? I suspect the apparent dearth of good movies after 1960 is because of studios making fewer movies and tailoring the ones they made to suit the least common denominator. In such an environment a person could expect a lower number of great movies and a slightly lower percentage of great movies.

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> {quote:title=RowanMartin68 wrote:}{quote}1967 was a great year in movies:


> The Graduate, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Barefoot in the Park, Cool Hand Luke, In Cold Blood, In the Heat of The Night.. ect.








While all are good films, some great and revolutionary, none of them except Guess Who's Coming to Dinner interest me. I found The Graduate to be iniquitous and just bad, but I'm a very traditional, conservative fellow, so it makes sense.

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