Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Approved | 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 June 1960 (Canada) 2:35 | Clip. Just after one of the more dramatic moments of the film, we see Lemmon straining his pasta with a tennis racquet. Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. Both Sandro and Claudia search for her, but Anna is nowhere to be found and, as their search loses momentum, Sandro and Claudia embark on their own ill-fated affair. In the end, that project fell through, but the research Pontecorvo carried out proved extremely valuable as, after the country gained independence in 1964, he was approached to make a film on the conflict from an Algerian perspective. All of Leone’s characteristic formal tropes are here, most notably his widescreen set pieces brilliantly choreographed to the music of Ennio Morricone. If we compare his first film of the 1960s, Accattone, with his last film of the decade, Medea (1969), they seem poles apart in both form and content. Too much time seems spent in trying to develop the characters (and oh so many of them) and not enough time is spent on just seeing what will happen. Set during the American Civil War, Leone’s epic follows three characters – Mexican bandit Tuco (Eli Wallach), mercenary Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef), bounty hunter ‘Blondie’ (Clint Eastwood) – and their ruthless, relentless search for buried confederate gold. A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco. The Apartment is better and surely would have made my top ten had the first hour not been so predictable.How Jack Lemmon didn't win Best Actor is beyond me. The son of celebrated Italian poet Attilio, Bernardo Bertolucci was a precocious talent. It has players matched up by computer and given five chances as hunter and five as victim. Watch Juliet of the Spirits online on BFI Player, Watch The Battle of Algiers on BFI Player, https://twitter.com/olivercraner/status/591228622129750016, https://twitter.com/spk_esy/status/591243975312310273, https://twitter.com/srikanthpanaman/status/591525263877545985, Hands across the City (Francesco Rosi, 1963), Girl with a Suitcase (Valerio Zurlini, 1961), Marriage Italian Style (Vittorio De Sica, 1964), Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964), The Gospel According to Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964). The Best Picture winner starts off right in the middle of the action, but yet the first hour seems long and overrun. Director: MacLaine glows on the screen even when she is sick and in bed.I fully recommend this film to all, it being Wilder's best makes it a must see.8/10 stars. Sottucategurie. A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman. A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. While the latter is an enigmatic retelling of the Greek myth featuring opera superstar Maria Callas, Accattone – Pasolini’s feature debut – is set among low-level criminals in the harsh world of Roman housing projects and is played out by a cast composed largely of non-professionals. As of November 1, 1959, mild mannered C.C. Find out about international touring programmes, BFI Film Academy: opportunities for young creatives, Get funding to progress my creative career, Search the BFI National Archive collections, Read research data and market intelligence, Search for projects funded by National Lottery, Apply for British certification and tax relief, Get help as a new filmmaker and find out about NETWORK, Find out about booking film programmes internationally. The giallo, that uniquely Italian take on the murder mystery with its heightened, highly stylised doses of sex and violence, came of age in the 1970s through the work of filmmakers such as Dario Argento, Aldo Lado and Sergio Martino. By the time Sergio Leone came to make The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the third film in his ‘Dollars trilogy’, the golden era of the spaghetti western was very much in full swing. He had in mind the story of an ex-paratrooper who returned to Paris from Algeria to become a magazine photographer – Paul Newman was pencilled in for the lead role. During a veritable decennium mirabilis, Italy produced westerns, comedies, gialli, historical epics, horror films, cop thrillers, family dramas and much more. MacMurray, another Wilder favourite is perfectly cast in the role of a family-wrecker. Like most Visconti films, Rocco and His Brothers drew from literary sources; in this case, Milanese author Giovanni Testori’s short story collection Ghisolfa Bridge (1958) and Thomas Mann’s epic four-part novel, Joseph and His Brothers (1943). Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Leopard celebrates its 50th anniversary, Born: 20 January 1920, RiminiDied: 31 October 1993, Rome. … A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. Drama. View production, box office, & company info. Comedy, Certificate: Passed After a couple of enigmatic exchanges with Sandro (“I know it’s absurd, the idea of losing you kills me and still, I don’t feel you anymore”), Anna disappears. In the guise of playful sci-fi, Petri’s film has much to say about 1960s society, as we follow prolific ‘hunter’ Caroline Meredith (Andress) homing in on her 10th victim, Marcello Poletti (Mastroianni). In approaching the life of the ‘Sicilian Robin Hood’, most filmmakers would have been tempted by spectacle or hagiography, but Rosi decentres the figure of Giuliano and instead explores the motives of those that allowed him to remain at large, including politicians and the mafia. Written by Registered charity 287780. Towards the end of the 1950s, and after a busy few years directing theatre and opera, director Luchino Visconti started planning his sixth feature together with his regular screenwriting partner Suso Cecchi D’Amico and novelist Vasco Pratolini. Rather than focus on the personal, Rosi was interested above all in the public: what went on in the corridors of power, who made deals with whom. Having said all that, some filmmakers – Fellini, Rosi, Visconti, Mario Bava – are very well served, with extras-laden HD editions from labels such as Masters of Cinema, Arrow, BFI and Shameless that often surpass releases currently available in Italy or indeed anywhere else in the world. Directed by Robert Altman. Huggo. I wish they would have put a scene in which his wife confronts him with "The News". Looking across Pier Paolo Pasolini’s filmography of the 1960s we see a restless, formidable intellect adapting to, and experimenting with, a medium he was never formally trained in. With Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker. London schoolteacher Jean Rice (Joan Plowright) returns to her seaside resort hometown at a time of personal crisis. If they manage to survive all 10 stages, the players win handsome cash prizes as well as the adulation of the masses. Dobisch, Kirkeby, Vanderhoff and Eichelberger - on a rotating basis for their extramarital liaisons in return for a good word to the personnel director, Jeff D. Sheldrake. Except that after scribbling down 20 or so titles off the top of my head, I found that half of them were unavailable in the UK. Subscribe now for exclusive offers and the best of cinema. There was also support for the later Antonioni-Vitti collaboration: 1964’s Red Desert. (1969) and Ogro (1979) – a remarkably low output which he put down not to faithless producers or the fickleness of the industry, but to his own self-doubt. La vicenda si svolge nel 1937. In a 1980 interview with Aldo Tassone, Bertolucci admitted: “In the film, you’ve got my relationship with politics […] my romantic relationship as well as my relationship with a city that I left during adolescence […] I was living through all these things and they can all be found in [Before the Revolution].”. Visconti follows the fortunes of all five of the brothers – Rocco (Alain Delon), Simone (Renato Salvatori), Ciro (Max Cartier), Vincenzo (Spiros Focás) and Luca (Rocco Vidolazzi) as they adapt to life in the city. Accuracy: A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible. The film features an ensemble cast, and its celebrated soundtrack music was written by Ernest Gold. Surprisingly, Fellini completed just four features between 1960 and 1970 (La dolce vita, 8 ½, Juliet of the Spirits and Satyricon) as well as episodes in a couple of anthology films, Boccaccio 70 (1962) and Spirits of the Dead (1968). Between 1957 and 1979, he made The Wide Blue Road (1957), Kapò (1960), The Battle of Algiers (1966), ¡Queimada! Still best known for Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion, his Oscar-winning police thriller from 1970, Elio Petri made an eclectic range of films in the 1960s – from proto-giallo L’assassino (1961) through to psycho-horror A Quiet Place in the Country (1968). Some say that "Some like it hot" was Wilder's best, but now I have to disagree. In 2015, Fellini’s 8½ (1963), one of the decade’s canonical pictures, saw a welcome rerelease in a brand new digital restoration. He was a key influence in Italian neorealism and later abandoned it to make movies of elaborate style and fantasy. Completed when he was only 21, Bertolucci’s first feature, The Grim Reaper (1962), unfolds in a Pasolinian setting (the Roman underworld of novels such as A Violent Life and films such as Accattone) but uses the famous multi-perspective formal structure of Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1951). His first experiences in filmmaking came under the guidance of Pier Paolo Pasolini, who had been a family friend for some years. To our list above, you voted to add these great 1960s Italian films…. Some time in the future, a game called ‘The Big Hunt’ has taken the place of large-scale conflicts. With Frank Baxter, Mel Blanc, Don Grady, Chet Huntley. Omero Battifiori è un giovane assicuratore che crede nel regime fascista. As her husband’s international fame skyrocketed with La dolce vita and 8 ½, Masina’s own career slowed down (although one of her best roles came during this period – opposite Anna Magnani in Renato Castellani’s 1959 prison drama, Nella città l’inferno). A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies. However, if the director had only made one picture – The Battle of Algiers – he would still be considered an important figure. Masina hadn’t made any films for five years before Fellini created the character of a bourgeois housewife who, after learning of her husband’s infidelity, gains solace in the world of psychic phenomena. The screenplay was written by Dalton Trumbo. The whole sub-plot of the four guys wanting to use Lemmon's apartment for their evening tyrsts is dropped and Wilder smartly concentrates on Lemmon, MacLaine and MacMurray and the film creates true magic.The Apartment is more of a drama than a comedy and balances the two elements perfectly. Directed by Owen Crump, Robert McKimson. Just when I was about to lose faith, the film picks it up like I have never seen before. To distinguish himself from all the other lowly cogs in the company in the hopes of moving up the corporate ladder, he often works late, but only because he can't get into his apartment, located off of Central Park West, since he has provided it to a handful of company executives - Mssrs. Although Michelangelo Antonioni had made several features by the late 1950s, it was the four films he directed between 1960 and 1964 that confirmed his status as one of cinema’s great modernists. Use the HTML below. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? January 21, 1960: Toby Tyler: Walt Disney Productions: February 24, 1960: Kidnapped: May … They had worked together on five films in the 1950s – Variety Lights (1950), The White Sheik (1952), La strada (1954), Il bidone (1955) and Nights of Cabiria (1957) – winning two Academy Awards in the process. Pasquale Iannone Updated: 27 January 2020, To celebrate the centenary of the Italian filmmaking legend, five of Federico Fellini’s films will tour the UK and Ireland in 2020, Explore the Fellini season at BFI Southbank in January-February 2020. 52 perfect comfort films – to watch again and again, “Unpaused: the directorial acumen elevates the theme from a topical statement to an enduring experience” – A Subhash K Jha Review, Best Picture Winners at the Golden Globes and Oscars, 25 cinematic 'I love you' (and some 'I love you, too'), The Greatest Black & White Films of All Time, Best Black & White Best Picture Oscar Nominee, Golden Globe Winning Best Pictures in the IMDb Top 250. Hand-picked. 68 of 86 people found this review helpful. Made two years later, Blood and Black Lace tells of a series of gruesome, sadistic murders in a high-class fashion house. There was no sign of films like Family Diary (Valerio Zurlini, 1962), Numbered Days (Elio Petri, 1962), The Lizards (Lina Wertmüller, 1963), Fists in the Pocket (Marco Bellocchio, 1965), Almost a Man (Vittorio De Seta, 1966), The Subversives (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, 1967), Dillinger Is Dead (Marco Ferreri, 1969) and several others. ©2021 British Film Institute. To distinguish himself from all the other lowly cogs in the company in the hopes of moving up the corporate ladder, he often works late, but only because he can't get into his apartment, located off of Central Park West, since he has provided it to a handful of company executives - Mssrs. 14 mai 2015 - Annie Girardot in the Italian film 'Rocco and His Brothers', directed by Luchino Visconti in 1960. Mid-point in the decade, he made The 10th Victim, a kaleidoscopic science-fiction extravaganza featuring international sex symbols Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress. The Apartment ( 1960) The Apartment. When Baxter is called into Sheldrake's office for the first time, he learns that it isn't just to be promoted as he expects, but also to add married Sheldrake to the list to who he will lend his apartment. Exodus is a 1960 American epic film on the founding of the modern State of Israel. In the 1960s there were several pictures that are usually identified as important progenitors of the genre – two of these coming from the pioneering cinematographer, writer and director Mario Bava. Daniel Kaluuya, known for his roles in " Black Mirror " and Get Out, stars in Judas and the Black Messiah. " “I was mainly interested in showing this unstoppable process of liberation,” Pontecorvo told Edward Saïd in a Cineaste interview from 2000, “not only in Algeria but throughout the whole world.”. Certificate: Passed After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. The Apartment “For us, Giuliano […] was a beautiful, intense picture,” novelist Leonardo Sciascia wrote in 1963, “Sicily had never been seen on film with such precise realism or in such minute detail.”. An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator. All rights reserved. Angry with the way a beautiful deaf girl is treated by her father, a sheepherder living in a remote mountain cabin, Little Joe takes it upon himself to teach her sign language so they can communicate better. Not only did mature auteurs such as Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica and Federico Fellini cement reputations carved out during the immediate postwar years, there was also a dramatic flowering of new talent – from Pier Paolo Pasolini to Marco Bellocchio, Lina Wertmüller to Francesco Rosi, Marco Ferreri to Liliana Cavani, Bernardo Bertolucci to the Taviani brothers. Juliet of the Spirits (1965) Director Federico Fellini. Teaming Vitti with Alain Delon, it’s the story of a tentative love affair between a young woman and a Rome stockbroker, and another of Antonioni’s desolate pictures of life and love in an era of alienation. A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return. Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con. In L’avventura, architect Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti) embarks on a boating trip along the Mediterranean with his lover Anna (Lea Massari) and a group of friends, including Claudia (Monica Vitti). There was also the small matter of The Journey of G. Mastorna – a project that the director was obsessed by and which remains one of cinema’s most famous unrealised films. After World War II, a Highland Regiment's acting Commanding Officer, who rose from the ranks, is replaced by a peace-time Oxford-educated Commanding Officer, leading to … Jack Lemmon is the man.The Apartment really surprised me. Just as innovative in its use of colour as any Italian picture of the 60s and featuring a latin-tinged score by Carlo Rustichelli, the film went on to influence directors as varied as Argento and Pedro Almodóvar. 2 VIDEOS | 96 IMAGES. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Masina also starred in Fortunella (1958), a film co-written by Fellini but eventually directed by Eduardo De Filippo. His career in cinema spanned more than 50 years, but Gillo Pontecorvo’s feature films can be counted on the fingers of one hand. The composer’s main theme remains one of cinema’s most recognisable cues, while another piece ‘The Ecstasy of Gold’ – featuring the vocal of his regular collaborator Edda Dell’Orso – has also become a cult favourite. Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, the film was based on the 1958 novel Exodus by Leon Uris. 1966 was the year of Sergio Corbucci’s original Django as well as other staples of the genre such as Carlo Lizzani’s The Hills Run Red and Damiano Damiani’s A Bullet for the General. The 1960s Fun Facts : Page 2 This category is for questions and answers related to The 1960s, as asked by users of FunTrivia.com. Bertolucci’s second film, Before the Revolution, saw the Parma-born filmmaker take inspiration not from Pasolini but from French New Wave icon Jean-Luc Godard in a story based very loosely on Stendhal’s 1839 novel The Charterhouse of Parma. In The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963), a young American tourist called Nora (Letícia Román) witnesses a murder in Rome that could be the work of a serial killer. News, features and opinion on the world of film. Tightrope (TV Series 1959–1960) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. When Baxter is called into Sheldrake's office for the first time, he learns that it isn't just to be promoted as he expects, but also to add married Sheldrake to the list to who he will lend his apartment. Approved | 2h 14min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 19 May 1960 (USA) A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life. As many a film director’s favourite film, Fellini’s grand opus 8½, is set to return to UK cinemas, we round up 10 more masterpieces from what was a golden age for Italian cinema: the 1960s. Luchino Visconti was a man of many tempers, styles and beliefs, and you can see them all, fighting for space, on the epic canvas of his masterpiece, "Rocco and His Brothers" (1960). There were also very few commedie all’italiana (Comedies Italian Style) available in the UK. Title: His is a great performance, getting to act on more than one scale. In putting together the following selection, the brief was the usual one: each title had to be available on DVD/Blu-Ray in the UK, with one film per director. Titles such as The Passionate Thief (Mario Monicelli, 1960), Divorce Italian Style and Seduced and Abandoned (Pietro Germi, 1961 and 1964) or Il sorpasso and I mostri (Dino Risi, 1962 and 1963) couldn’t be included. It may not have experienced a new wave in the same way as its French counterpart, but Italian cinema produced an incredible range of films in the 1960s. Juliet of the Spirits was Fellini’s first full feature in colour and – together with regular DoP Gianni Di Venanzo – he employs a purposefully heightened, anti-naturalistic palette to get a sense of his protagonist’s worldview. It was made by Alpha and Carlyle Productions and distributed by United Artists. Visconti (1906-1976) was gay, an aristocrat, a Marxist, a director of theater and opera. Martial arts film reached the peak of its popularity largely in part due to its greatest icon, Bruce Lee.His films elevated the genre to a new level and sparked a greater interest in martial arts in the West. Antonioni ruled the roost this week when we asked you what we’d missed from the list. The ending also rates up there with the best of all time using an old device that doesn't seem at all cliched in this film. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Fellini favourite Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a filmmaker who struggles to get his latest project off the ground while juggling the myriad demands of his producer, his wife and his mistress. Categoria:Filmu di l'anni 1960. All fairly straightforward. Ci sò 2 sottucategurie, nant'à un tutale di 2. Baxter has been working at Consolidated Life, an insurance company, for close to four years, and is one of close to thirty-two thousand employees located in their Manhattan head office. The use of the doctor and his wife in supporting roles are completely there for comedy and yet add so much to the film. When he first stepped behind the camera – his 20-year-old assistant Bernardo Bertolucci by his side – Pasolini had already worked on various projects as screenwriter (Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, Mauro Bolognini’s Il bell’Antonio), but it was his involvement in Carlo Lizzani’s 1960 war drama, The Hunchback of Rome – in which he also acted – that prepared him for the leap to directing. A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Dobisch, Kirkeby, Vanderhoff and Eichelberger - on a rotating basis for their extramarital liaisons in return for a good word to the personnel director, Jeff D. Sheldrake. An Asian cinema touchstone beginning in the early 1970s was traditional Hong Kong martial arts films which sparked a greater interest in Chinese martial arts across the world. As of November 1, 1959, mild mannered C.C. But Fellini aside, what other great Italian films appeared in the 1960s? Explore the history of film in list form. Since their first films together, the careers of husband and wife Giulietta Masina and Federico Fellini had developed very much in tandem. (1960). Baxter has been working at Consolidated Life, an insurance company, for close to four years, and is one of close to thirty-two thousand employees located in their Manhattan head office. 2 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Its unhurried rhythm, inscrutable characters and use of landscape may have puzzled both critics and audiences on its original release, but there’s little doubt that L’avventura set a new standard for the European art film. This was the approach he used for films such as The Mattei Affair (1972) and Lucky Luciano (1973), but for many his greatest achievement remains Salvatore Giuliano (1962). Dobisch, Kirkeby, Vanderhoff and Eichelberger are now feeling neglected as Baxter no longer needs ... Will Sophia Loren win her first competitive Golden Globe 26 years after Cecil B. DeMille honors? Was this review helpful to you? Often referred to as the ‘tetralogy of alienation’, L’avventura (1960), La notte (1961), L’eclisse (1962) and Red Desert (1964) tell of middle class emotional sterility and existential angst and were written together with the celebrated poet and screenwriter Tonino Guerra. An impressive supporting cast includes Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Claudia Cardinale and Rossella Falk, while the music comes courtesy of Fellini’s regular collaborator Nino Rota. A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. Each of the recommendations included here is available to view in the UK. Why didn't Fran recognize the name on Baxter's prescription? Related quizzes can be found here: The 1960s Quizzes There are 120 questions on this topic. Directed by Ronald Neame. Pontecorvo started thinking about a project on the Algerian war in the early 1960s. Crime, Certificate: Passed With Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York, Dennis Price. A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends. It was to be a highly topical tale of internal migration – the story of a family (a widowed mother and her five sons) who migrate from Lucania in the south of Italy to the industrial city of Milan in the north. Francesco Rosi’s incisive filmic investigations seem a world away from the introspection of Fellini or the existential crises of Antonioni. Watch these modern period pieces after "Bridgerton" for all the scandal, comedy, and romance your heart desires. Celebrate Black History Month with IMDb's exclusive galleries, recommendations, videos, and more. No Small Parts " takes a look at his rise to fame. The resulting picture has been described as one of the great political films. 1 Filmu di l'annu 1961 (1 P) Filmu di l'annu 1967 (1 P) Pagine in a categuria "Filmu di l'anni 1960" Ci sò 3 pagine, nant'à un tutale di 3. Here are a few examples of ways you can filter the charts: The Worst Musicals of the 1960s; The Top 10 Musicals of the 1960s; The Top 20 Musicals of the 1960s Since their first films together, the careers of … We included his groundbreaking 1960 film L’avventura (see above), but a lot of you thought that the director’s subsequent collaboration with Monica Vitti, 1962’s L’eclisse, also deserved inclusion.