Picture: "A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS", "Alfie", "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming", "The Sand Pebbles", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Actor: PAUL SCOFIELD in "A Man for All Seasons", Alan Arkin in "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming", Richard Burton in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", Michael Caine in "Alfie", Steve McQueen in "The Sand Pebbles"
Supporting Actor: WALTER MATTHAU in "The Fortune Cookie", Mako in "The Sand Pebbles", James Mason in "Georgy Girl", George Segal in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", Robert Shaw in "A Man for All Seasons"
Actress: ELIZABETH TAYLOR in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", Anouk Aimee in "A Man and a Woman", Ida Kaminska in "The Shop on Main Street", Lynn Redgrave in "Georgy Girl", Vanessa Redgrave in "Morgan!"
Supporting Actress: SANDY DENNIS in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", Wendy Hiller in "A Man for All Seasons", Jocelyn Lagarde in "Hawaii", Vivien Merchant in "Alfie", Geraldine Page in "You're a Big Boy Now"
Director: FRED ZINNEMANN for "A Man for All Seasons", Michelangelo Antonioni for "Blow-up", Richard Brooks for "The Professionals", Claude Lelouch for "A Man and a Woman", Mike Nichols for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
New Movies 1966
Agent for H.A.R.M.
Around the World Under the Sea
The Battle of Algiers, Golden Lion winner
The Bible: In The Beginning
A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD
The Family Way
Follow Me, Boys!
The Fortune Cookie
Frankie and Johnny
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery
Is Paris Burning?
It Happened Here
Lt. Robinson Crusoe, USN
A Man and a Woman
"Manos" The Hands of Fate
Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Return of the Seven
Ride in the Whirlwind
The Sandwich Man
The Singing Nun
Three On A Couch, starring Jerry Lewis
Trunk to Cairo
Way Way Out, starring Jerry Lewis
The Wild Angels
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (short subject)
The Wrong Box
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini - Boris Karlof, Tommy Kirk, Nancy Sinatra and the Bobby Fuller Four romp through a beach party horror film.
The She Beast
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
Good Movies 1966
The Sand Pebbles - Produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Steve McQueen, Mako, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen and Marayat Andriane. A clash of cultures with a bit of Vietnam War allegory. This important project to Robert Wise was put off by the studios until he agreed to do a "filler" movie in the meantime. The filler was The Sound of Music which went on to be one of the biggest box office hits of all time.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The third and final film in the "Dollars Trilogy" by director Sergio Leone. Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach who stole the show but was almost killed three times during the filming in Spain. Though released in Europe in 1966 it did not come to the United States until 1968. A tongue and cheek view of war (The American Civil War) it became a classic with Quentin Tarantino saying it was the best film ever made.
Our Man Flint - Directed by Daniel Mann starring James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb and Gila Golan. The first of many James Bond parodies with the Austin Powers movies giving it some due.
Fahrenheit 451 - French director François Truffaut's only English language picture. Starring Julie Christie,
Oskar Werner and Cyril Cusack. From the 1953 novel by Ray Bradbury who says his book burning novel was not so much about censorship, but how television would come to displace reading.
Alfie - Directed by Lewis Gilbert andstarring Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin and
Vivien Merchant. The story revolves around Playboy Alfie rethinks his lifestyle. Burt Bacharach wrote the title song Alfie after the movie was released in England. The American version included it in the ending credits (sung by Cher) which gave Bacharach an Oscar nomination. It was Dionne Warwick who made the song a hit.
Georgy Girl - Directed by Silvio Narizzano and starring Lynn Redgrave, James Mason, Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling. A single working mother settles for an older man for the sake of the child. Nominated for various Academy Awards including the title song Georgy Girl by The Seekers.
The Appaloosa - Sometimes referred to as "Brando's Spaghetti Western" a better synopsis would be, "Que is mas Macho? Marlin Brando o John Saxon?" The film is most remembered for the arm wrestling scene with scorpions pinned to the table.
Top BoxOffice 1966
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
Cold War comedy produced and directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Keith and Jonathan Winters. Golden Globe best picture of 1966.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
That Darn Cat!
Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
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