By The Decade: Six Great Films From The Sixties

Another week, another By The Decade post to help expand my cinematic horizons and discover your recommendations from eras I might not be that familiar with.

Following the previous 3 From The 30s, 4 From The 40s and 5 From The 50s posts, and the brilliant suggestions from readers for their favourite films from the 1930s, the 1940s and the 1950s, there are loads of great suggestions for you to check out too in the By The Decades section.

As always, I’ll post an updated piece with reader recommendations later, but for now here are six of my favourites from the swinging sixties…

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Movie soups and stews

Sometimes, particularly with long-running franchises, it can become difficult to distinguish one entry from another, and they all just sort of mush together into a cinematic soup or stew.

That’s not to say any one entry is especially bad (though that may often be the case), and it’s not even solely down to big name franchises, sometimes just styles and genres of films.

Without further ado then, here are some movie soups that I love, but still get mixed up…

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Can a movie change the way we speak?

Like many things, David Bowie put it best when he wrote: “It was cold, and it rained, so I felt like an actor.” Twelve little words that succinctly sum up how cinema has changed the way we think.

There’s been plenty of debate about how movies can warp the minds of civilised viewers, but I’m not interested in the ‘do violent movies cause violence’ debate – well, I am, but a light hearted blog written in my spare time really isn’t the place for that.

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