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Good Movies 1967

 

 

The Graduate 1967The Graduate - Simon and Garfunkel fan Mike Nichols wins the Oscar for direction and Dustin Hoffman becomes a star. Also starring Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross and William Daniels. The movie manages to make funny a young man getting caught having sex with his girlfriend's mother. Warren Beatty and Burt Ward (Robin) turned down the part of Ben. Marilyn Monroe was cast years earlier to play Mrs. Robinson, after her untimely death Doris Day was approached and turned the part down. At the time of filming Hoffman playing the young Ben turned 30 and Bancroft the Mother was only 36. The leg you see in the picture is that of Linda Grey who went on to star in the TV show Dallas.

 

 

bonnnie and clyde 1967Bonnie and Clyde

 

"We rob banks."

 

Directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons who won an academy award. Bonnie and Clyde is considered the first of the American New Wave. French director François Truffaut, king of the new wave style was expected to direct but finally passed. Warner Bros. thought the movie was so bad they opted to give producer Warren Beatty 40% rather than pay him up front. The movie featured what was to come, comedic killing, gratuitous violence, and the first movie to use squibs, red paint filled explosive charges underneath clothing. As you may have guessed the critics hated it and the audiences loved it.

 

cool hand luke 1967

Cool Hand Luke - Directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy who won an academy Award and Strother Martin. On the surface the movie depicts the horror of prisons in the South, but it also portrays an anti-authoritarian hero who bucks the system and like Christ, is killed for it. Christian imagery permeates the cinematography. Cool Hand Luke is the forerunner of Randle McMurphy played by Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The movie is best remembered for the scene where Luke eats 50 hard boiled eggs and of course the quote...


"What we've got here, is a failure to communicate."

 

New Movies 1967

 

You Only Live Twice

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Barefoot in the Park

Casino Royale

Doctor Dolittle

In the Heat of the Night

A Countess from Hong Kong
The Ambushers
Bedazzled
The Big Mouth, starring Jerry Lewis
The Born Losers
Camelot
Clambake
Easy Come, Easy Go
Far from the Madding Crowd
The Flim-Flam Man
Follow That Camel (Carry On...)
Good Times
Grand slam
The Happiest Millionaire
Hombre
The Honey Pot
I Am Curious (Yellow)
In Like Flint
The Jungle Book
The Commissar
Playtime
Point Blank
The President's Analyst
Quatermass and the Pit
Reflections in a Golden Eye
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
The Samurai
Stimulantia
The Fox
The Stranger (Lo Straniero)
Thoroughly Modern Millie
The Tiger Makes Out,
Tobruk
To Sir, with Love
Valley of the Dolls
Wait Until Dark
The War Wagon
Week End
The Whisperers
Who's That Knocking at My Door

 

More on each new movie of 1967 at Wikipedia

 

B Movies 1967

 

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One Million Years B.C. - Starring newcomer Rachel Welch. An early human tribe fighting Ray Harryhausen's dinosaurs puts the science into Creation Science!

 

Son of Godzilla

This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse

 

 

Hollywood News

20th century fox 1967


As was the case with The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour making a cultural foray into the old school television industry, so was the case with the Oscar fight of 1967. The old school was led by the big studios, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and a foul bigoted drunken Rex Harrison who tried to horse the awful Dr. Doolitle and the dated Guess Who's Coming to Dinner into the Best Picture slot. On the other side Mike Nichols, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman and others with a streak of independence fought back with The Graduate and Bonnie and Clyde. Adding to the issue Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated days before the Oscar ceremonies. To placate both sides, In the Heat of the Night was chosen as it had a foot in each camp. Though this was in inroad into the new culture taking over Hollywood, the fight went on for years before the big studios passed and we all won a far greater library of different kinds of movies. An Oscar for the Ages

 

Academy Awards 1967

 

Picture:
"IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT", "Bonnie And Clyde", "Doctor Dolittle", "The Graduate", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

 

"They call me Mr. Tibbs!"


Black man slaps White man back! OMG!


Actor:
ROD STEIGER in "In the Heat of the Night", Warren Beatty in "Bonnie And Clyde", Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate", Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luke", Spencer Tracy in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"


Actress:
KATHARINE HEPBURN in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", Anne Bancroft in "The Graduate", Faye Dunaway in "Bonnie And Clyde", Edith Evans in "The Whisperers", Audrey Hepburn in "Wait Until Dark"


Supporting Actor:
GEORGE KENNEDY in "Cool Hand Luke", John Cassavetes in "The Dirty Dozen", Gene Hackman in "Bonnie And Clyde", Cecil Kellaway in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", Michael J. Pollard in "Bonnie And Clyde"

 




Supporting Actress:
ESTELLE PARSONS in "Bonnie And Clyde", Carol Channing in "Thoroughly Modern Millie", Mildred Natwick in "Barefoot in the Park", Beah Richards in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", Katharine Ross in "The Graduate"


Director:
MIKE NICHOLS for "The Graduate", Richard Brooks for "In Cold Blood", Norman Jewison for "In the Heat of the Night", Stanley Kramer for "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", Arthur Penn for "Bonnie And Clyde"

 

Best Foreign Language Film:

Closely Watched Trains (Ostre sledované vlaky)

 

closely watched trains 1967

 

Closely Watched Trains is a coming-of-age story about a boy working at a Czechoslovakian train station under NAZI occupation during World War II. It is a somewhat lighter take of how individuals deal with a murderous occupation in the 1965 surreal Czechoslovakian movie Shop on Main street. Chancing upon both of these gems on TMC I found them to be the best sub-titled movies I have ever seen.

 

 

Top Box Office 1967

 


 

Casino Royale - A slapstick star studded spoof on the James Bond spy movies. Directed by five directors including John Huston and starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, Barbara Bouchet, Deborah Kerr, Jacqueline Bisset, John Huston, William Holden and Charles Boyer.

 

 

dirty dozen 1967

The Dirty Dozen -
Directed by Robert Aldrich this World War II action movie pits the often mindless authoritariansim of the military as odds with individualism poorly disguised with the Vietnam War in mind. On the authority side was Robert Ryan as the horrific by the book Colonel, Lee Marvin as the commander and Ernest Borgnine as the General with feet in both camps. Stars were made of John Cassavetes who played the mean gangster, Telly Savalas who stole the show as Maggot the monstrous religious fanatic, troubled ex-officer Charles Bronson and in the Black Panther roll football star Jim Brown. Well known big man actor Clint Walker played the American Indian and we first meet Donald Sutherland as Pinkley.

 

You Only Live Twice
A Man for All Seasons
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Barefoot in the Park
Georgy Girl
To Sir, with Love
The Jungle Book

 

 

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