this series pretty easy for me - the past several times that I have asked her to pick me a number between 1 and 100 she has rarely strayed out of the latter half of the 20th Century, when movie-making was full tilt boogie and where I have many options from which to choose. I keep feeling self-conscious about this, like you're going to think I'm cheating and asking her several times before I get one from an easy year, but I promise you: I go with whatever one she says first. I haven't gotten a repeat year yet.
The Movies of 1966 it is. We did 1967 just three weeks back, which brings with it a complication - one of the movies I chose for my five favorite films of 1967 is Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-up, which had a weird release schedule that straddled the two years. I went with 1967 because I wanted it on my list then, but you need to know that if I hadn't used it for that earlier list it would have made this list. Blow-up is one of my favorite films of ever. (One of the films below also straddles the two years but I'm using it here, so tit for tat I guess.) So let's get to what did make it...
My 5 Favorite Movies of 1966
(dir. Mike Nichols)
-- released on June 22nd 1966 --
(dir. Ingmar Bergman)
-- released on October 13th 1966 --
(dir. Robert Bresson)
-- released on May 25th 1966 --
(dir. Roman Polanski)
-- released on November 7th 1966 --
(dir. John Frankenheimer)
-- released on October 5th 1966 --
(Note: It's weird that all of my picks from a year well into
the 60s are shot in black and white, right? An atypical bunch!)
Runners-up: Georgy Girl (dir. Silvio Narizzano),
Torn Curtain (dir. Alfred Hitchcock),Django (dir. Sergio Corbucci),
Fantastic Voyage (dir. Richard Fleischer),
Masculin Féminin (dir. Jean-luc Godard),
Chelsea Girls (dir. Morrissey/Warhol)
Never Seen: Chimes at Midnight (dir. Welles),
Daisies (dir. Chytilová), A Man and a Woman (dir. Lelouch)
Dang!! That Franco Nero ("Django") was beautiful. No wonder Vanessa Redgrave jumped on that & never let go!! Bravo, Vanessa.
Hammer's The Plague of the Zombies!
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Alfie, A Man for All Seasons, Fantastic Voyage, Georgy Girl, King of Hearts, Django
This is a good list but Daisies is only 76 minutes and also the greatest movie ever made, so get on that!
OHHH I LOVE Cul-de-Sac! Fantastically moody film.
The Trouble with Angels
How to Steal a Million
Lord Love a Duck
A Man for All Seasons
The Shop on Main Street
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