Posts Tagged ‘60s

Remember when I updated this blog a couple of years ago, said I was going to start updating again, then didn’t? Good times.
I think I’m going to start updating this blog again (seriously this time). But first, here are the movies from The List that I happened to watch over the last two [...]

Thursday October 28, 2010 22:55

Movie #0032 – The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo
Starring: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi
Second Viewing
Synopsis: Tracing a couple of years in the Algerian resistance of the 1950s.
I’ll admit that I was really not looking forward to revisiting this film; my memory of it was that it was dull and completely overrated. Well, I didn’t exactly love it [...]

Monday May 17, 2010 20:42

Movie #0023 – 8½ (1963)

Directed by: Federico Fellini
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée
Picture credit: DVD Beaver
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A beleaguered director starts pre-production on his latest film while going through a mid-life crisis of sorts.
I’m about to say something that you’re probably not going to agree with. No point in beating around the bush, so here goes: I [...]

Monday February 8, 2010 17:11

Movie #0011 – L’Avventura (1960)

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A girl goes missing while on a boating trip with her friends; her boyfriend and lover search for her, falling in love in the process.
I have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with Michelangelo Antonioni. On one hand, the man was an impeccable director [...]

Tuesday January 12, 2010 00:01

Movie #0006 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
Seventh or Eighth Viewing
Synopsis: A strange, ominous black structure is found on the moon; months later, an interstellar expedition is sent to Jupiter to investigate.
I love this movie. Absolutely, positively love it. Stanley Kubrick is without a doubt my favourite director of all time, [...]

Tuesday January 5, 2010 23:13

Movie #0002 – An Actor’s Revenge (1963)

Directed by: Kon Ichikawa
Starring: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao
First Viewing
Synopsis: After waiting for most of his life, a famed Kabuki actor finally sees his opportunity to exact revenge on the three men responsible for the death of his parents.
Yeah, so I was hoping to watch 12 Angry Men next — I went to the [...]