Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by TJ Wells, May 22, 2017.
What is your favorite 1960s Best Picture winner?
How do you pick between West Side Story, The Apartment and My Fair Lady? Damn.
uh you pick Lawrence of Arabia
Actually you click Midnight Cowboy, put rocks in one of your shoes, and limp your way through NYC traffic while yelling "I'm walkin' here!" at every taxi you see.
This was another solid decade, obviosuly. Biggest upset for me personally (and I'm sure for a lot of others as well) would be 1967, when In The Heat of the Night beat The Graduate. Also it's crazy that four of the ten films are musicals, never realized that before. That has to be the most of any decade, right?
It's absolutely the most musicals, yes. Only one musical has won since then.
And I personally think In the Heat of the Night was the best movie of the 5 that year. Now if they'd nominated Wait Until Dark or Cool Hand Luke, it might be a horse race.
I first saw The Graduate in high school, at a pivotal point in my development as a film lover, so it's always going to be really special for me. Just a personal thing, I guess.
The graduate was just on TV the other day, and my middle daughter knows the song (per Lemonheads and S&Gs versions) but didnt know the background.
I said - 'THAT is Mrs. Robinson'.
Now she gets it.
I finally watched In the Heat of the Night last night and wow. What an incredible film. The camera work when Tibbs is examining the body. Shame it took me so long to watch this.
Man does Tom Jones stick out as an underwhelming sore thumb on this list.