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Favorite Movies of 1968?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by MortSahlFan, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The Swimmer
    Skannen
    Ole Dole Doff
    Rachel, Rachel
    Il Profeta
    Hell In The Pacific
    Secret Ceremony
    If....
    Targets
    Petulia
     
  2. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

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    There's such a great little film hiding in plain sight in "The Swimmer" but ultimately it is undercooked and clunky. If it only was made a few years later during Hollywood's Golden Age it would have been a marvel. It definitely needs a loving remake, perhaps with Jon Hamm in the lead?
     
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  3. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    if ....



    winner of the palme d'or
     
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  4. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

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    Bullitt starring Steve McQueen.

     
  5. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    NYC
  6. The Snout

    The Snout Well-Known Member

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    I was 9 or 10 when I saw 2001 on its initial roadshow release, and it was probably the first revelatory experience of my life. I would be a different person today had I not seen it.
     
  7. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum alien.

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    Dystopia.
    The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
    Rachel, Rachel
     
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  8. Onkster515

    Onkster515 Forum Resident

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    The Swimmer, flaws and all, though it’s really a 1966 movie. It’s totally drenched in the feeling of that year, and probably would have come off better if it hadn’t gotten caught postproduction hell and been released that year.

    Every year was so different from the previous in that decade, it’s little wonder the film seemed out of date by’68.
     
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  9. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

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    Rosemary's Baby...

    it was a horrible year
     
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  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Bullet
    Monterey Pop
    The Odd Couple
    Planet Of The Apes
    Night Of The Living Dead
    Barbarella
    Charly
    Coogan's Bluff
    Head
     
  11. helter

    helter Forum Resident

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    NJ
    Planet of the Apes
     
  12. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    "Planet of the Apes" is my favorite from your list (my favorite movie of any movies actually), but the other three that I posted from your list are also very good ones...
     
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  13. 2001
    Planet Of The Apes
    Ice Station Zebra
    Charley
    Night Of The Living Dead
    The Producers
    Rosemary's Baby
    The Swimmer
     
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  14. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    A childhood friend of mine lived in the house where one of the pools was used.
     
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  15. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    My rankings for the year.

    2001: a space odyssey
    Yellow Submarine
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Planet of the Apes
    Night of the Living Dead/Rosemary's Baby
    The Producers
    if....
    Petulia
    Bullitt
    Targets
    HEAD

    Honorable mentions:
    Destroy All Monsters
    Monterey Pop
    The Night They Raided Minsky's
    Star!
    Witchfinder General/The Conqueror Worm

    (Dis)Honorable mentions:
    Barbarella/Danger: Diabolik
    Skidoo

    Disappointments:
    Ice Station Zebra
     
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  16. plugmeintosomething

    plugmeintosomething Forum Resident

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    As an 8 year old in 68 I'm guessing it was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
     
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  17. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I could never watch a re-make.
     
  18. NickySee

    NickySee To Mars or Bust!

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    College Park, GA
    Funny Girl (Wyler)
    Shame (Bergman)
    Barbarella (Vadim)
    The Subject Was Roses (Grosbard)
    Uptight (Dassin)
     
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  19. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

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    Europe
    2001, Once upon a time in the west, Planet of the apes, Barbarella, Bullitt
     
  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes, I enjoyed them very much! I own them on DVD and or BD...
     
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  21. Humbuster

    Humbuster Big hat, no cattle

    Bullitt by a country mile for me.

    Although, Barbarella had some fine points as well.
     
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  22. Jayce

    Jayce Forum Resident

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    Two from Bergman: Hour of the Wolf and Shame
     
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  23. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre Forum Resident

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    Those are two lovely, underrated films. I was particularly impressed with Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
     
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  24. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre Forum Resident

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    Even though it won the oscar , Oliver seems to have lost favor over the years. I still think it is great old fashioned entertainment with a great cast. Ron Moody is mesmerizing as the rouge Fagin, and Oliver Reed is well cast as the brutish, menacing Bill Sikes
     
  25. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre Forum Resident

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    Illinois
    A real interesting curio is the short film Toby Dammit by Federico Fellini. It was one of three short film from a movie called THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD. However, it is often released on its own because it is so bizarre that it made the other two films forgettable. It is very, very loosely based on the Poe story. The protagonist is now a drunk, obnoxious actor who has been casted in a terrible spaghetti western. The devil is a beautiful young girl.
     
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