Tuesday, August 09, 2016

5 Off My Head - Siri Says 1967

I'm starting to think that Siri might be on to me with this series - it seems like now whenever I ask her to pick a number between 1 and 100 she's always going to the easy years; no 20s or 30s to really test the boundaries of what I've seen. It's always the 60s or the 70s with her. And today's no different - she chose 67, so it's The Movies of 1967 that we're looking to.

Weirdly enough we were just yesterday talking about 1967's biggest movie at the box office and culturally, Mike Nichols' The Graduate, making me more convinced than ever that Siri is spying on me. Or maybe she's a big reader of this blog? Anyway hello Siri, you creeper. Here's what you wanted....

My 5 Favorite Movies of 1967

(dir. Arthur Penn)
-- released on August 13 1967 --

(dir. Roman Polanski)
-- released on November 17 1967)

(dir. Luis Bunuel)
-- released on May 24 1967 --

(dir. Terence Young)
-- released on October 26 1967 --

(dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)
-- released on March 16 1967 --


Runners-up: Cool Hand Luke (dir. Stuart Rosenberg), The Graduate (dir. Mike Nichols), In Cold Blood (dir. Richard Books), Weekend (dir. Jean-luc Godard), Far From the Madding Crowd (dir. John Schlesinger) The Young Girls of Rochefort (dir. Jacques Demy)
What are your favorite movies of 1967?


Wayne B said...

I still have to see "The Fearless Vampire Killers", "Belle du Jour", and "Blow-Up", but I definitely agree with "Bonnie and Clyde" & "Wait Until Dark".

"Cool Hand Luke", "The Graduate", and "Two for the Road" along with the latter two would make up my ballot.

remy said...

The Graduate
Belle du Jour
The Fearless Vampire Killers

JA said...

OH MY GOD, PLAYTIME!!! I missed Playtime! If I had realized that Playtime came out in 1967 Playtime would have made my list for sure. But since it was only released in France that year and didn't make it to the US until 1973, I'll just have to remind myself of that when I do my list for 1973 and cheat it in there. LOVE PLAYTIME

Pierce said...

Belle du Jour, Valley of the Dolls, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Two for the Road, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and To Sir With Love.

Josito Montez said...

Great year, so difficult to choose only five. My personal favorites:

Valley of the Dolls
Belle de Jour
Bonnie & Clyde
Point Blank

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joel65913 said...

Great choices in a year that provided many classic films. Glad to see Far from the Madding Crowd in your runner-ups. It's one of those films that takes a couple of views to fully appreciate, the first time I watched it didn't grab me but with each successive view I liked it more and more until now it may be my favorite of the year. Alan Bates & Julie Christie....swoon!

My top five:
Far from the Madding Crowd
Barefoot in the Park
Two for the Road
Point Blank
Wait Until Dark

Five runner-ups
Bonnie & Clyde
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Belle du Jour
The Honey Pot
The Graduate

I know that hoot fest Valley of the Dolls came out in '67 but that's more of a trash wallow than a favorite.

Bill Carter said...

Point Blank---an all-time favorite

The Trip
The Dirty Dozen
Don't Look Back
Wait Until Dark