Friday, October 30, 2009

1960

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) C
The Alamo (1960) C+
All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) C-
The Angry Silence (1960) C
The Apartment (1960) A-
Atom Age Vampire (1960) C
The Bad Sleep Well (1960) C+
The Battle of Austerlitz (1960) D+
Because They’re Young (1960) C
The Bellboy (1960) C
Bells Are Ringing (1960) B
Black Sunday (1960) B-
The Bramble Bush (1960) C
Breathless (1960) A
A Breath of Scandal (1960) B-
The Brides of Dracula (1960) C+
Butterfield 8 (1960) C+
Can-Can (1960) C-
Cash McCall (1960) B-
Cimarron (1960) C+
Cinderfella (1960) C
Circus of Horrors (1960) C
Comanche Station (1960) C
Crack in the Mirror (1960) C
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) B-
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960) C+
The Devil’s Eye (1960) B
Elmer Gantry (1960) B+
The Entertainer (1960) C+
Esther and the King (1960) D+
Exodus (1960) C+
Eyes without a Face (1960) A-
The Facts of Life (1960) C+
The Fall of the House of Usher (1960) B-
Five Branded Women (1960) C
Flaming Star (1960) C+
From the Terrace (1960) B-
The Gallant Hours (1960) C
G.I. Blues (1960) C
The Grass is Greener (1960) B-
Heller in Pink Tights (1960) C-
Hell is a City (1960) C
High Time (1960) C+
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1960) A
Home from the Hill (1960) C
Ice Cold in Alex (1960) C+
Ice Palace (1960) C
I’m All Right Jack (1960) C
Inherit the Wind (1960) B+
It Started in Naples (1960) C+
Kapo (1960) A-
Kidnapped (1960) C
The Last Voyage (1960) B-
L’Avventura (1960) A-
Late Autumn (1960) C+
The League of Gentlemen (1960) A-
The Leech Woman (1960) C+
Le Trou (1960) A-
Let’s Make Love (1960) C-
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) B
The Lost World (1960) C-
Macario (1960) C+
The Magnificent Seven (1960) A-
Make Mine Mink (1960) C
Man on a String (1960) C-
The Marriage-Go-Round (1960) C-
Midnight Lace (1960) B
Murder Inc. (1960) C
Never on Sunday  (1960) A-
Night of the Ghouls (1960) D
North to Alaska (1960) C
Ocean’s 11 (1960) B-
Once More, With Feeling (1960) C+
Oscar Wilde (1960) B-
Our Man in Havana (1960) B-
Peeping Tom (1960) A-
Pepe (1960) D+
Peter Pan (TV) (1960) B+
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960) C+
Pollyanna (1960) B-
Portrait in Black (1960)
Psycho (1960) A+
Purple Noon (1960) A-
The Rat Race (1960) C
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) C-
The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (1960) D
Rocco and His Brothers (1960) B-
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) B-
School for Scoundrels (1960) C-
Sergeant Rutledge (1960) C+
Seven Thieves (1960) C
Shoot the Piano Player (1960) B
Sink the Bismarck! (1960) C+
Song Without End (1960) C
Sons and Lovers (1960) B
Spartacus (1960) A
The Steamroller and the Violin (1960) B+
Stop! Look! And Laugh! (1960) C-
Strangers When We Meet (1960) C+
The Subterraneans (1960) C
The Sundowners (1960) B
Sunrise at Campobello (1960) C+
Swiss Family Robinson (1960) B+
Tall Story (1960) C+
The 3rd Voice (1960) C-
13 Ghosts (1960) C+
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960) C
The Time Machine (1960) B-
The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) C
Tunes of Glory (1960) B-
The Unforgiven (1960) B-
Village of the Damned (1960) B-
The Virgin Spring (1960) A-
Visit to a Small Planet (1960) C
The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960) C-
Wake Me When It’s Over (1960) C-
The Wasp Woman (1960) D+
Who Was That Lady? (1960) C-
Wild River (1960) B-
The World of Suzie Wong (1960) C+

(October 2009 - October 2010) A very busy personal life made this year take an actual year to complete. This year offered a record number of titles for me and my overall perception is that everything was pretty average. Foreign films really stood out as the most impressive, while Hitchcock's Psycho is clearly the must-see classic. I did observe how films have advanced a bit in terms of daring subject matter, particularly Peeping Tom, Elmer Gantry, and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Similarly, major advancements in filmmaking are evident in Breathless, which ushered in the French New Wave to American audiences and helped increase the popularity of international cinema in the states.  It's clear that movies are changing along with the times and I look forward to learning more as I progress through the 1960s.

Top 10 - Breathless, Hiroshima, Mon Amour, L'Avventura, The League of Gentlemen, Le Trou, Never on Sunday, Peeping Tom, Psycho, Spartacus, The Virgin Spring

4 comments:

Luke said...

Wow! Are you really viewing ALL of these films?! Adventure, indeed! :)

cinemadventurer said...

Yep! I've been at it since 2002. I'm currently in 1960. I'm hoping to go into a bit more detail on each year, but for now it's just lists.

NATHANIEL R said...

i am so impressed. i haven't seen nearly this many from 1960

cinema adventurer said...

Nathaniel, that means a lot! I'm hoping to expand this into something more resourceful than lists. I'd like to create some sort of cultural reference guide for anyone interested in movies of a certain era, or the evolution of film and film culture.

I'd be happy to recommend some titles! :D