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Michael Rebain

I purchased this book (on, natch!) after reading your previous post and want to thank you for bringing it to my attention. I know everybody hates assigned reading, but I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in either films or the Sixties. I especially loved the entire discussion of the Production Code and its eventual replacement by the the MPAA's rating system.

Ralph Hitchens

Recommend you focus on the first three and take July off. Neither of those last two is in the same league as the others.


No, Ralph, you need all five to grok the moment in time. Still, I'd start with the worst and end with the best, which means starting with "Doctor Dolittle" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (you can choose which is worst) and continuing with your top three. "Bonnie and Clyde" is definitely the best. I remember learning a valuable lesson from the Academy Awards that year, which is "the best movie/candidate usually isn't, and that's how life works."


I'm in, for June anyway. Book ordered.


I whaaat? I volunteered for what? No way man. My own late father once told me the unofficial US Army motto was "don't never volunteer for nothing." I wasn't THAT tipsy. Was I?

Doctor Doolittle works now mainly as nostalgia for that type of filmmaking. I haven't seen it in years so if I am going to subject you to it I guess I should re-watch myself, maybe with the kids.


I'm looking forward to the In the Heat of the Night post. In retrospect it may be just an above-average buddy cop movie, but both Steiger and Poitier really brought their A games.

James Wolcott

You know who's in Bonnie & Clyde?

Estelle Parsons.

You know who I saw on the subway tonight?

Estelle Parsons!

How's that for a cowinkadinky?

It's almost eerie.

Kit Stolz

Should be interesting...I forgot that "The Graduate" was nominated...but remember actually enjoying "Dr. Doolittle."

'Course, I was only ten at the time.


Cheers for writing about this. FYI - here's some more info about watch movie online you might like!

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