1960s Film

Movie musings about the stars and films of the 1960s. Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities – forget about your worries and your strife.

In Review: The Essential Jacques Tati Collection on Blu-ray

by Ben Nicholson 22 July 2014

It is lamentable that the intricately choreographed joy of Jacques Tati’s cinematic directorial career only extended for a total of six features and a handful of shorts. It is equally unfortunate that many modern audience members are as likely to have heard of his onscreen persona, M. Hulot, than the towering genius behind him. In […]

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In Review: If (1968) on Blu-ray

by Mark Searby 25 June 2014

A self styled band of Public School Boys, calling themselves “The Crusaders”, rebel against their institutional brutality in 60’s Britain.

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Nell Dunn, Ken Loach and Up the Junction (1965)

by Maryann O'Connor 13 June 2014

Nell Dunn wrote Up the Junction, her first book, based upon her experiences and overheard conversation while living in 1960s Battersea. The reception of her work was such that she was asked to adapt her work for inclusion in the BBC’s The Wednesday Play series by the young Kenneth Loach, as he was then titled.

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In Review: Justine (1969) on DVD

by Mairéad Roche 21 May 2014

Released in 1969, Justine is set amongst the Coptic Christian elite of Alexandria, Egypt in 1938 on the cusp of the British withdrawal from the country. Justine (Anouk Aimée) is the exotic wife of Coptic banker Nessim (John Vernon) who seamlessly moves between the upper echelons of Alexandrian society and through the working class streets, […]

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In Review: The Killers (1964) on Blu-ray

by Christina Newland 26 February 2014

Lee Marvin and his lackey, clad in sharp suits and dark sunglasses, stride into a home for the blind, where they proceed to take out a hit to which they’ve been mysteriously assigned. Before the film is through, a long line of people have been slugged in the face, dangled out a window, or nearly […]

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In Review: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) on DVD

by Ben Nicholson 3 February 2014

The meticulous choreography and sumptuous visuals of Jacques Demy’s ‘film in song’, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), gets a release on fully restored Blu-ray and DVD. Often considered one of the most romantic films ever made, it is at once heartwarming and agonising and always a joy to watch.

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In Review: The Witches (1966) on Blu-ray

by Martyn Conterio 28 October 2013

A tale of witchcraft and weirdness in the usually uneventful English countryside, The Witches has been restored as part of the continued HD-upgrading mission by StudioCanal and the resurrected British label (it’s not really a studio anymore). The film is not one of Hammer’s out-and-out classics, merely a curiosity item that shares with both John […]

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Inside Issue 10: A Sneak Preview

by Helen Cox 30 May 2013

Issue 10 is now available to order.  As our magazines sell out within weeks of going on sale we recommend ordering to avoid disappointment. Our theme this issue is Time in Film and consequently you’ll be able to read up on how plausible film time travel techniques actually are, the role of stopped clocks in […]

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In Review: Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966) on Blu-ray

by Matthew Barber 22 May 2013

Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., made in 1966, is also released on Blu-ray for the first time. Unlike its predecessor, this sequel takes place on Earth.

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In Review: Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) on Blu-ray

by Matthew Barber 22 May 2013

Dr. Who and the Daleks, the first of two movies based on the BBC television series, is released this month for the first time on Blu-ray.

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Issue 9: Now Available For Order

by Helen Cox 6 March 2013

What would happen if King Kong went on a dating show? Now you know thanks to our talented cover artist Dan Havardi.

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