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THE MOVIES: "THE SIXTIES"
August 4, 2019  | By David Bianculli

CNN, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
Last week’s episode, on “The Seventies,” really knocked me out, with even more detail and insight than I expected about such 1970s turning points as The Godfather, The Last Picture Show, Jaws, American Graffiti, Star Wars, Close Encounter of the Third Kind, The French Connection, Cabaret, All the President’s Men, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, MASH, Nashville, Harold and Maude, Five Easy Pieces, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Dog Day Afternoon. I was hoping for more than just a fleeting glimpse of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon, but you can’t have everything. There’s no way, though, that Kubrick’s earlier masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey (pictured), won’t be prominently featured on tonight’s The Movies installment, devoted to “The Sixties.” For that matter, his Dr. Strangelove and Lolita, from the same decade, ought to get proper attention, too – but once again, I won’t complain too vociferously if they don’t. Not when the 1960s in cinema also has to cover, among others, The Graduate, Bonnie and Clyde, Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, The Producers, Mary Poppins, Goldfinger, Barbarella, and A Hard Day’s Night. (Yes, I said Barbarella.)
 
 
 
 
 
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